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Centennial Center Reflects on Milestones

It is 4:30 p.m. on a Monday during the spring semester at the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL). Downstairs in the seminar classroom, Hobart and William Smith students in the HWS Leads certificate program are finishing up a session in their Leadership Theory I class. Outside in the front entry room, students on the CCL advisory board gather and wait for their meeting to start. Soon, student ...  More >>

Alums Start Pioneering Building Project

Through their design-focused start-up company, Hempitecture, Matthew Mead '13 and Tyler Mauri '13 are pioneering the use of industrial hemp as a building material in the United States. Last April, the Hempitecture team kicked off a sustainable development project near Sun Valley, Idaho, that will result in the first non-residential hemp building in the U.S., says Mead. When completed, the buildin...  More >>

Youth Leadership College at West Street

For much of the spring semester, Madeline Buckley '15 and Dana Williams '16 are co-leading Youth Leadership College (YLC) sessions for second graders involved in student government at West Street Elementary School. The initiative serves as their practicum for the Centennial Center for Leadership's (CCL) HWS Leads Certificate Program and utilizes a curriculum originally designed by Caroline Dosky ...  More >>

Bentsi-Enchill '17 Wins The Pitch

Receiving a $10,000 award in start-up funding, Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17 was named the 2014 winner of The Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch, the Colleges' annual entrepreneurship contest facilitated by the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL). As winner of the third annual competition, Bentsi-Enchill landed top honors for his idea, RevisionPrep, an online educational service that combines exam preparation wi...  More >>

Pitch Finals Underway Wednesday

After months of hard work and stiff competition from classmates, Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17, Morgan Bungerz '15, John Darby '14, and Nicole Pastor '16 will compete in the finals of The Pitch, an entrepreneurial leadership contest for students that is facilitated by the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL). The Pitch finals will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, in the Vandervort Room of the...  More >>

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