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Dean Kaenzig Named Chair of PLEN Board

Lisa Kaenzig, associate dean of William Smith College, was recently nominated and named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena. "My entire career, since my own undergraduate days, has been about creating networks of support for women a...
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Festival of Nations Moves to Fall

Moving from its traditional spring date, the ninth annual Festival of Nations now corresponds with the beginning of the school year, offering a diverse start to the fall semester as it welcomes back veteran participants and new community partners. Held on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Geneva High and Middle Schools, the celebration of international cultures will incorporate a back-to-sch...
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Five Join Teach for America

Five recent William Smith graduates have begun their Teach for America (TFA) assignments, working and living in low-income communities. From New England to the Deep South, the alumnae have been placed in high-need public schools across the country, joining more than a dozen other alums currently working for the program and more than 30 alums who have served with TFA over the past decade. Beginnin...
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First-years ‘Keeping it Local' in Geneva

From community service projects that spanned all 11 neighborhoods in the City of Geneva, to a tour of downtown and a LOVE Geneva Lunch hosted on campus, first-year and transfer students were welcomed and immersed into both the HWS and Geneva communities throughout Orientation 2015. Students experienced the meaning behind the message, "love Geneva, and it will love you back," as they volunteered w...
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Mauch '17 Pursues Government Service

This summer, Kelly Mauch '17 landed a coveted seat as an education and outreach fellow for the Partnership for Public Service in Washington, D.C. She joined HWS alums Caleb Campbell '11 and Megan Marra '13, who work at the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that strives to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation of Americans into federal service and by transforming the w...
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