Amanda "Mamme" Daley '10

New England Regional Programming Coordinator

Somerville, Mass.

William Smith Swimming and Diving Team
Student Government

Major: Public Policy Studies

Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges? I chose HWS for unconventional reasons; I knew I wanted to swim for at least a year at the collegiate level and I liked the food options. Despite being accepted to several other schools, including my first choice, at the very last minute I sent in my deposit and told everyone I had picked HWS because "they had chocolate milk in the dining hall." Unbeknownst to me at the time, I was making one of the best decisions of my life.

How do you stay connected to the Colleges? I stay connected to the Colleges by keeping in touch friends, attending alum events, and visiting campus when I have the chance.

What makes the Colleges special? The community at the Colleges makes it unique. Not only do I have an incredible group of friends, but I had professors and coaches who were willing to go out of their way to challenge me and encourage me to try new things. Kelly Kisner was especially supportive of all my other extra-curricular activities even meeting me at the pool early for practice if a Koshare rehearsal or student government meeting conflicted with practice time. Because of this support both in and out of the classroom, I was able to truly get the most out of my college experience.

Why do you give back to HWS? I learned just as much out of the classroom as I did in the classroom and I give back to HWS because it is important to me to give other students those same opportunities.

What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? My goals as a Regional Network volunteer are to continue to improve alumni relations and keep as many people involved with the colleges as possible. I believe there are many different ways people can give back and stay connected, and hope I can help people give back in a way that works best for them.

What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student? Participate in as many clubs and events as possible, especially if it is something you're not sure if you will like it. You'll learn about yourself and pick up some new friends and hobbies along the way. Plus the variety of experiences and friendships will be very helpful in the working world!


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