Cristina (“Cris”) Mulcahy ’08

Southwest Admissions Coordinator

Texas Tech University School of Law
Santa Fe, N.M. and Dallas, Texas

William Smith Crew
Study Abroad, Geneva, Switzerland
Campus Democrats
Volunteer ESL teacher for Migrant Farm Workers

Major/Minors: Political Science/ Economics and Latin American Studies

Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges? When I arrived at HWS for my campus tour I immediately got a good feeling about the place. It just felt like home. Additionally, I was interested in the opportunity to study abroad and be a college student-athlete and William Smith allowed me to fulfill such a goal.

How do you stay connected to the Colleges? I always make sure to read the Pultney Street Survey cover-to-cover. Also, many of my HWS friends—who are more like family—and I have a get together every, single summer for the weekend somewhere. I also attend the reunions—which are a great deal of fun—for my class year.

What makes the Colleges special? Its difficult to pinpoint one single thing that makes the Colleges special. Some, but not all things, however, include the friends you meet, the spectacular and innovative nature of the faculty members, the doors that open because you are an HWS grad, and of course a beautiful campus!

Why do you give back to HWS? HWS was a fantastic experience for me, if I can help guide someone to the same fantastic experience then I am happy to do so.

What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? I want to spread information about HWS in the Southwest. There are a lot of potential students, who would not only prosper at the Colleges, but also enrich the student body because of their diverse geographical upbringing. When I attended HWS I was one of two students from New Mexico. Many of my friends from high school attended school in the Northeast, but never heard of HWS. I want to tap into those students!

What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student? When a door opens, don’t ask why. Just walk through it and find out where it will take you.


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