One of the three core objectives of Campaign for the Colleges, the Annual Fund touches every aspect of the HWS experience. For Jarrid Blades '12, a political science and American studies double major from Ellenville, N.Y., the Annual Fund has supported an exceptional HWS education.
The starting left tackle for the Statesmen football team, Blades is a member of Chimera Honor Society, a Phi Sigma Kappa brother and a member of the debate team. Through his volunteer activities with Happiness House, he works with local children and their families. He's had some amazing internships with New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio, Wawarsing, N.Y., Town Court Justice Charles Dechon, and HWS' own Alumni House. He's also traveled with his adviser, Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman, to Washington, D.C. to attend The Conservative Political Action Conference which has helped with his honors research on the Tea Party movement.
Blades' entire HWS experience relies on annual donations from alumni, alumnae, parents and friends of the Colleges. It is through their generosity that Blades has been surrounded by a team of dedicated faculty, staff and community members who have been guides, coaches, teachers and cheerleaders throughout his education. On a blustery day in February, The Pulteney Street Survey gathered together some of the people who have made a difference in Blades' college career.
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