Aileen Gleason '85

Tri-State Trustee

Managing Director, Bank of America
Manhasset, N.Y.

William Smith Lacrosse Team
Study Abroad, London; Washington D.C. Internship Program

Major: Economics

Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges? I wanted a liberal arts college that was small. I also loved the campus.

How do you stay connected to the Colleges? I stay connected through the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development and attend Holiday gatherings.

What makes the Colleges special? The access and dedication of the professors and coaches. Playing on the lacrosse team continues to be one of the greatest experiences I ever had. I was given an opportunity to intern at the Federal Reserve when Paul Volker was Chairman--- that was pretty special!

Why do you give back to HWS? I can never repaid what the four years at HWS gave to me. Giving back is one way to express my appreciation for all that I gained from my time at the Colleges.

What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? Connecting with alums, prospective students and their parents and helping to further the goals of HWS. I look forward to continuing to get the word out on how great this Geneva gem truly is.

What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student? Take advantage of all that is available at HWS and try to do something out of your comfort zone!


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