Public Service NEWS
Platoni '74 to Receive IVAT Award
Ret. Col. Katherine T. Platoni '74 will receive the 2016 IVAT Returning Veterans Resiliency in Response to Trauma Award at the 21st International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma in San Diego, Calif.
A national expert in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a Colonel who has served for more than 35 years in active and Army Reserve status, Platoni developed combat stress contr...
Summer Academy College Prep
High school students can sometimes be "intimidated by the fact that they are on a college campus, and that is sometimes enough to discourage them from working to their greatest potential," says Lesly Rivero '17.
But with the HWS Summer Academy, students from Geneva High School (GHS) are offered the guidance and skills to help prepare them academically and socially for the next step of their educa...
12 Join AmeriCorps Network
"The importance that the Colleges place on giving back to something greater than ourselves in order to live ‘lives of consequence' has been one of the driving forces in leading me to where I am today," says William Degen '17, who is spending the summer working for AmeriCorps with the Great Basin Institute, a non-profit focused on conservation work in the Western United States.
Degen is one of tw...
Service Capstone Projects in the Spotlight
Following their successful service-learning internships, four 2016 Summer of Service students showcased their capstone presentations during a special gathering hosted by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL).
Now in its sixth year, Summer of Service is a 10-week program in which selected students are matched with service-learning internships in Geneva and the surroundin...
Uwicyeza '16 to Serve in Peace Corps
When her two-year commitment as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia begins in January, Cynthia Uwicyeza '16 will develop public-health projects focused on water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as educational initiatives promoting reproductive health.
Uwicyeza, who graduated with a B.A. in public policy with a concentration in healthcare policy and biology, is the fifth HWS graduate to be accepte...