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HWS Partners with Geneva Literacy Event

Geneva Reads will host its seventh annual Book Fest event on Saturday, April 11 at the Geneva Community Center. With the theme of "Read, Sing, Play...Together Every Day!" the event will bring together Geneva's children and community members, including HWS students, faculty and staff. The event will be free and open to the public. Each year, HWS groups and clubs partner with local sponsors to brin...  More >>

Pichardo '15 Receives National Service Award

Jericsson Pichardo '15 was recently awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for his work in creating the Rochester River School to benefit the urban community of Rochester. The national award is the premier volunteer awards program, which encourages young people and adults to perform community service to take positive actions to shape the world. Pichardo was honored with the award at a fa...  More >>

Former Peace Corps Directors Offer Counsel

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet met with the eight former agency directors, including HWS President Mark D. Gearan, at Peace Corps headquarters on Thursday, Feb. 5 for a day of reconnection and strategic planning. "I was honored to join with past Peace Corps Directors at this important strategic session discussing the future of the Peace Corps," says Gearan, who served as director of ...  More >>

Spelling Bee Fundraiser for Literacy

Students, faculty and staff members of the Hobart and William Smith community are preparing for the 13th annual Literary Volunteers of Ontario-Yates Spelling Bee, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. in the Geneva High School auditorium. Participating under the team name Beewildered, Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard, Associate Professor of Classics Leah Himm...  More >>

HWS Generates $244M Economic Impact

A recently released economic analysis by an independent research firm concluded that Hobart and William Smith Colleges' impact on the economy surpassed $244 million in 2013. The study's conclusions arrive at the same time the Colleges are making the fourth consecutive payment to the City of Geneva as part of a 10 year, $1.7 million commitment that was established to assist in balancing the city's...  More >>