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Day of Service

Community Joins Solidarity Events

Students, faculty and community members gathered for a non-violent procession, performance and eulogy earlier this month in honor of the life of Michael Brown, the Missouri teen killed this summer by Police Office Darren Wilson. After a three month investigation, a grand jury declined to indict Wilson. "We are very interested in ensuring that we recognize people are affected by the grand jury dec...  More >>

Big Day 2014 Leadership Conference

Big Day 2014 will host volunteers from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester chapter for a day of workshops and leadership activities. Coordinated by Aminata Dansoko '15, with the support of a Cohen Fellowship and the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL), the Monday, Dec. 15 event will bring together approximately 120 high school "bigs" from across Ontario County, nine high school l...  More >>

HWS Receives Highest U.S. Honor for Service

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been recognized nationally as one of only four institutions named for the President's Award for Education Community Service in a recent Honor Roll of nearly 800 colleges and universities considered for the prestigious recognition. In addition for the fifth consecutive year, Hobart and William Smith have been named to the President's Higher Education Communit...  More >>

Clemens '18 Earns Duke of Edinburgh Award

This fall, Conner "CoCo" Clemens '18 was among the first group of honorees at the inaugural National Gold Award Ceremony in the United States held in support of the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh's International Award USA. Founded in 1956 in the United Kingdom by Prince Philip, the international Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a highly regarded, self-development program geared for young people betwee...  More >>

Gearan at White House to Discuss Geneva 2020

HWS President Mark D. Gearan was invited by The White House to join other national leaders in higher education in Washington, D.C., for the White House College Opportunity Day of Action, a summit on Dec. 4 focusing on the continued efforts to expand college access for underserved and low-income students. For HWS and the Geneva City School District, efforts to increase college opportunities for st...  More >>