Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 05 May 2016 19:54:11 GMTThu, 05 May 2016 19:54:11 GMTRuddy '18 Receives NOAA Hollings Scholarshiphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19528Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25791.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Lukas Ruddy '18 has been named to the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program, which will grant him the opportunity to further explore his academic passion for geoscience during the summer of 2017. "Being selected is a great honor," says the geoscience major. "I am excited to have the opportunity to work with students from around ...Commencement 2016http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19489Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25689.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Dr. Cheryl L. Dorsey, a Harvard trained physician who started a community-based mobile health unit and who, as the president of Echoing Green, is a global leader in the social impact movement, will deliver this year's Commencement address on Sunday, May 15. The Commencement ceremony with procession will begin on the Hobart Quadrangle, where 496 students w...DeWees '16 Earns Fulbright to Malaysiahttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19523Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25803.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Supported by a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Virginia DeWees '16 will travel to rural Malaysia to teach English and promote cultural exchange. "Fulbright's emphasis on ambassadorship linked with teaching is what drew me to their program," says DeWees, a writing and rhetoric, and educational leadership double major. "Representing the U.S. State Dep...2016 Distinguished Faculty Awardshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19504Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25796.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> On Friday, June 3, three retired Hobart and William Smith faculty members, each one a graduate of Hobart or William Smith, will be recognized with the Distinguished Faculty Award for their outstanding contributions as teachers, mentors and scholars. Held in conjunction with Reunion 2016, the Distinguished Faculty Award presentation will be held during the...Annual Student Art Exhibit Openshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19532Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25783.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> From silkscreens, photographs and sculpture to works in charcoal, paint and digital media, the annual student art exhibition curated by the Department of Art and Architecture kicked off on Friday, April 29 with an opening reception at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House. Titled "Student Art and Architecture: Studio Work from 2015-2016," this year's exhibi...Bentsi-Enchill '17 accepted into Africa-focused entrepreneurship programhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19511Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25750.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17 was recently named as one of only 1,000 entrepreneurs selected for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP). Launched in 2015 by Tony Elumelu, Nigerian economist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, the TEEP is the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship and represents a 10-year, $100 million commit...Scott '19 Named 2016 Newman Fellowhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19492Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25747.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Saoirse Scott '19 has been named as one of Campus Compact's 2016 Newman Civic Fellows, a prestigious national honor awarded to student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities. "I am thrilled that Saoirse has been selected for the Newman Civic Fellow Award and believe that her demonstrated commitment to civic engag...cIcu Honors President Gearan's Servicehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19527Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25770.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This month, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York (cIcu) presented Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark D. Gearan with its Distinguished Service Award. "Time and again President Gearan has served the cause of independent higher education in the State of New York. This year he completed a second term of service on ...Garo '15 at J.P. Morganhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19526Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25766.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In high school, Dollian Garo '15 decided to pursue a career in finance after participating in J.P. Morgan's mentorship program. After majoring in economics and developing his financial knowledge at Hobart and William Smith, Garo's career goals solidified when he recently was hired by J.P. Morgan as a credit analyst for the Mortgage Advisory N.Y. Team. "T...Alums Organize Pride Festivalhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19469Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25793.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Last year, the inaugural Finger Lakes Pride Festival brought more than 500 visitors from across the Upstate New York region to Geneva. For the second annual event, founder Amy Hickey '97 and organizer Kate Morse '98 are working closely with surrounding counties, local business and organizations like the Smith Opera House, to celebrate the LGBTQ community ...