Public Service NEWS

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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Berry '16 Joins AmeriCorps History Project

Susannah Berry '16 is spending her summer at the historically-rich site for the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region (URHPCR) in Albany, N.Y. This internship is part of the larger AmeriCorps Summer Service Scholars program, which offers individuals the opportunity to become engaged in a community through an existing Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) project for eight ...
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Davis '48 to Receive Trustee Community Service Award

At the annual HWS Buffalo Summer Gathering, alums, parents, friends, incoming students and their parents will gather to honor Clarence "Dave" Davis Jr. '48 with the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustee Community Service Award. "The dedication Dave Davis has shown, particularly in support of students and the arts at his alma mater and in his local community, embodies the values of service we ...
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Alon '17 Interns for Eye to Eye

Balancing manifold tasks requires the ability to focus attention. For people with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, the concept sparks an overwhelming sensation of defeat due to a biological deficiency of norepinephrine in the brain, a specific neurotransmitter that regulates bodily responses to stress. Empathetic of this frustration, Talia Alon '17 chose to spend her summer interning for...
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