Afro Latino Alumni and Alumnae Association (ALAA)


The purpose of ALAA shall be to promote the interests of HWS and its Afro Latino Alumni and Alumnae to partner with the president, Board of Trustees, Directors of Alumni and Alumnae Relations, Office of Development, and the Hobart Alumni Association and William Smith College Alumnae Association in order to strengthen relations among the Colleges and alumni and alumnae of color.

How Can You Support HWS Students of Color?

To take part in these programs, contact Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education Director Brandi Ferrara at 315-781-3516 or email


Ramos ’85 to Deliver Convocation Address

Ramos MargaritaHobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome Margarita Ramos ’85, Global Head of Human Resource Compliance for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Convocation…
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The Most Rev. Curry ’75 to give Address at Royal Wedding

PFS Michael B. Curry-0606The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry ’75 will deliver the address at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on Saturday, May 19 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The…
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HWS Confers Honorary Degrees

HonorsIn recognition of exemplary service and achievement, Hobart and William Smith conferred three honorary degrees during the 2018 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 13 to individuals who exemplify the values…
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Whitaker ’73 Earns Hillman Prize, Joins Posse Advisory Board

Bill Whitaker 60 Minutes
Sept. 4, 2014 NYCThis month, HWS Trustee and Emmy Award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker ’73, L.H.D. ’97 was awarded the Sidney Hillman Prize for his reporting in the segments “The Whistleblower” and “Too Big to Prosecute.”…
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Collins Scholar Writing in Ireland

Ramtahal_2English major Jessica Ramtahal ’20 – this year’s recipient of The Lillian E. Collins Endowed Scholarship – has taken her interest in writing and editing to Galway, where she is…
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Chevy DeVaney

Chevanne Graham DeVaney '95, P'21
Associate Director of Reunion Campaigns and Volunteers
Phone: (315) 781-4069

Mark Darden

Mark “Skip” Darden ’87, P’17
ALAA Interim President


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