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Passion for Service

When a young friend of the family succumbed to brain cancer, Scott Wittig '94, his wife and children discovered Lighthouse Family Retreat and decided "it was a great fit and idea for our family to go serve a family like hers that was living through childhood cancer." Founded in 1999, the Lighthouse Family Retreat offers fun, family-centered activities to bring families together during the tumult ...
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Orientation to Tackle Food Justice

Gearing up for the arrival of the Classes of 2018, the Orientation Coordinators are working in conjunction with the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) to finalize the service learning component of Orientation 2014. This year, the service activities that are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30, and those held throughout the upcoming year, will be centered around the theme of ...
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Gearan, Commissioners Release Report

President Mark D. Gearan joined other members of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission on Political Reform in releasing recommendations and a report, "Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen our Democracy," during an event in Washington, D.C., last week. Gearan is one of 29 commissioners who, over the course of the past 18 months, met at public and private insti...
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Local Community Honors HWS

To honor the Colleges' work on the Geneva 2020 Initiative, the board of Success for Geneva's Children recently presented HWS with the Community Partner of the Year award. The award was presented by president of Success, the Rev. W. James Gerling L.H.D. '09 at the annual leadership breakfast on Friday, June 13 in Albright Auditorium. "Hobart and William Smith Colleges, under the guidance of Mark G...
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Ramirez '12 Pursues Teaching Career

Following his graduation, Amaury Ramirez '12 joined the ranks of AmeriCorps' City Year program, devoting a full-year of community service at a school in his hometown. Since that pivotal moment in 2012, Ramirez has been working his way up the teaching ranks with a recent promotion as lead fourth-grade teacher at Success Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the upcoming school year. "My position this yea...
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