The Centennial Center

Welcome to The Centennial Center

The Centennial Center is a dynamic center that prepares leaders and entrepreneurs to drive innovation. Through experiential education, the Centennial Center provides students and staff with the opportunities to explore leadership and entrepreneurship through the application of theoretical and practical knowledge.

Grounded in the campus values of equity, service and living lives of consequence, the Center is deeply invested in developing young leaders who are globally aware, community centric and exceedingly capable of leadership and entrepreneurship with significant social implications, and ethical business missions.

Upcoming Programs – Spring 2022

Summer Sandbox Interesting Meeting (February 2 at 5:30 p.m.)
The HWS Summer Sandbox Idea Accelerator (Summer Sandbox) is a program designed to serve as a launching point for student entrepreneurs and startup founders. The program goal, with the assistance of staff, mentors, and subject matter experts, is to impart the fundamental skills for moving any for-profit or non-profit idea from early concept to a sustainable business model. Your own idea is not required; if you do not have an idea, you can be teamed with someone who does.
Register here.

HWS Leads Interest Meeting (February 16 at 5:30 p.m.)
The HWS Leads program is designed to purposefully guide students in the study of leadership and offer the opportunity to develop as leaders through academic enrichment and applied learning. This program provides the foundation for students to embark upon, or continue, their journey of developing into ethical, inclusive and value-based leaders.
Register here.

HWS Leads Application Due (March 2 at 12 p.m.)
Click here for application.  

The Pitch (March 3rd at 7PM, Vandervort Room)
The Pitch has been named in honor of Todd Feldman '89 and his family who generously sponsor the prize money each year. The Centennial Center would like to thank Todd and his family for their support and partnership as we seek to cultivate student entrepreneurial leadership at HWS together. To find out more about the Todd Feldman '89 and Family Pitch Contest please see below.

Summer Sandbox Application Due (March 7 at 12 p.m.)
HWS Student Application – click here.
Non-HWS Student Application – click here.

Cohen Fellowship Interest Meeting (March 30 at 5:30 p.m.)
Each year, the Centennial Center offers summer roles within the center that allow students to gain leadership experience. The Cohen Fellow is sponsored by Dr. Stephen Cohen '67 in honor of his passion for leadership and commitment to student growth. The Cohen Fellow will be expected to complete approximately 30 hours of work per week at the Centennial Center. Roles can vary from designing social media content, project management in preparation for the coming academic year or research in coordination with the Centennial Center staff. Fellows will receive a stipend to be used towards summer living expenses. Housing will be provided through the HWS Summer Housing program.
Register here.

Cohen Fellowship Application Due (April 11 at 12 p.m.)
The Centennial Center begins accepting applications for the Cohen Fellowship after Spring Break. E-mail for more information.
HWS Leads Certificate Ceremony (May 19 at 3 p.m., Seneca Room/Centennial Center Lawn)

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