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Dorsey to HWS Grads: "Cusp of New Day"

"You all have the ability to create a future that is beyond our imaginations. When I look out at all of you, I see and I feel the power of the collective-agents of change in our society. And it is beautiful and exciting to behold," said Hobart and William Smith Commencement Speaker Dr. Cheryl L. Dorsey during her address on Sunday. The Harvard trained physician and president of Echoing Green call...  More >>

HWS Grows Peace Corps Numbers

As Commencement 2016 approaches, Elizabeth C. Lunderman '16 and Thomas A. Ramage '16 prepare for their two-year commitments to the Peace Corps, the preeminent international service organization of the U.S. Both Lunderman and Ramage will serve as teachers, in Tanzania and China respectively. They join William Smith alumnae Eliss Mañon '14 and Tess M. O'Leary '14, who will also begin Peace Corps se...  More >>

Touching the Future Awards 2016

At the Colleges' 2016 Commencement ceremonies, two area teachers will be honored with the Touching the Future Award, which recognizes educators for the significant and enduring role they've played in the lives of Hobart and William Smith students. This year's recipients are Laura Van Niel, a New Vision Medical Careers Program (NVMCP) instructor at Geneva General Hospital, in Geneva, N.Y. and Mic...  More >>

Halter '16 Awarded "Drum Major for Service"

At the spring 2016 Day of Service, Sophie Halter '16 was presented with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Drum Major for Service" award in recognition of her commitment to community engagement and service during her time at Hobart and William Smith. Named for the "Drum Major Instinct" sermon that King delivered in 1968, the national service award honors "volunteers who perform extraordinary everyda...  More >>

cIcu Honors President Gearan's Service

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 the cIcu Board of Trustees and we were thr...  More >>




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