Elizabeth Brownold Moretz '99

West Mountain Admissions Coordinator

Science Teacher, Salt Lake Center for Science Education
Sandy, U.T.

William Smith Cross Country Team
Indoor Track
PEHR, Making Connections, Culture of Respect
Hai Timiai

Major/Minors: Biology/Environmental Science and Peer Education and Human Resources

Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges? I chose to attend HWS because I was interested in a college that offered a more individualized experience that included more than simply going to classes.  As an applicant, HWS seemed to offer opportunities for me to be more involved in the entire college experience through small class sizes, trips abroad, independent research projects and more.  I found all of this to be true, such that college wasn't just a means to a degree but an experience that continues to positively influence my life.   

How do you stay connected to the Colleges? Attending reunions, reading publications such as the Pultney Street Survey, reading email updates from my cross-country coach about the current Heron season, and most importantly, annual reunions with my closest girlfriends.  

What makes the Colleges special? The Colleges are more than just a four-year institution. The professors offer thought-provoking classes that truly engage the students. The student body is comprised of individuals who are passionate learners and diverse thinkers. The opportunities students have as a learner outside of the classroom are numerous, and if they are taken advantage of, can expand your thinking, your world, and present opportunities after leaving the Colleges.  

Why do you give back to HWS? I feel that HWS has enriched my life in so many remarkable ways.  I honestly think that many of the academic and personal successes that I celebrate in my life would not have happened if I had not attended HWS. The friends I made at HWS remain my closest friends, and the opportunities I took advantage of inside and outside of the classroom have led me to a career that is perfect for my interests.   

What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? I gained so much from being a part of the Colleges, and I would like others to also have these remarkable experiences.  As a teacher, I see many students choosing colleges so that they can earn the degree that they think they are interested in receiving.  I want students to find a college that can make a larger impact on their lives.  Being a Regional Network volunteer gives me the opportunity to help perspective students appreciate the amazing opportunities HWS has to offer.

What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student? Take advantage of the opportunities the Colleges has to offer. Go outside your comfort zone and try something new, because where those opportunities may take you could continue to influence your life long after the four years at college are over.


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