Joshua Leach '01

Tri-State Programming Coordinator

Contract Paralegal, Lexolution
New York, N.Y.

Hobart Cross Country Team
Student Life and Leadership
Sankofa: BSU - Secretary,
PRIDE Alliance
Major/Minor: English/Africana Studies

Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges? It was hard to not full in love with the campus upon my first visit.  HWS offered the right environment, programs and course selection; enough so that I applied Early Decision.

How do you stay connected to the Colleges?  I attend regional events, keep up with alums in my area and maintain contact with Alumni House.

What makes the Colleges special? There are too many to list.  But here’s some that are meaningful to me: The one-on-one relationships that are developed between professors, administration and fellow students; the impressive list of study abroad programs and opportunities; the variety of leadership programs and opportunities.

Why do you give back to HWS?  I gained so much from my four years at HWS. The benefits are daily evident.  As such, I give to ensure that others receive the same quality experience at HWS that I was able to enjoy.

What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? I’d like to assist with strengthening ties between alums in the region through programming and activities that will pique interest and increase participation. 

What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student? Take advantage of all there is that HWS has to offer.  The more you put into the school and your experience there the more you are certain to get out of it.


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