Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usMon, 27 Jun 2016 18:15:28 GMTMon, 27 Jun 2016 18:15:28 GMTStewart '15 to Pursue Acting at USChttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19590Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25955.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Throughout his four years at HWS, Nick Stewart '15 was a student leader involved in nearly every facet of campus life. After taking a year intermission from his studies to work on campus as a presidential fellow for the Office of the President, he heads to the University of South Carolina this fall, where he will pursue an M.F.A. in acting. "I am most excited...Breaking Records at 2016 Reunion Forumhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19594Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25970.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This year's Reunion celebration marked a series of exceptional firsts, including the historic, all-time giving record set by the Classes of 1966, which raised more than $10 million since their last milestone Reunion in 2011. This is the largest amount ever raised by a 50th Reunion Class. Their efforts were lauded on Saturday afternoon during the Reunion Forum...Dance Alumnae/i Weekend 2016http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19605Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26028.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During the 2016 Homecoming & Family Weekend, the Hobart and William Smith Dance Department will host a Dance Alumnae/i Weekend. Beginning Friday, Sept. 16, three days of classes, lecture presentations, panel discussions and performances will enable HWS alums active in the dance and movement fields to share their work with colleagues and the broader HWS co...Reunion 2016 Propelled by Milestoneshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19603Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25989.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "What's not to like - I'm here!" said renowned author Eric Lax '66, who was among the many accomplished alums who returned to Hobart and William Smith for a record-breaking Reunion 2016. Framed by beautiful weather, this year's celebration had unprecedented attendance with more than 1,200 members of the HWS community, including alums representing 50 class yea...Stephens '00 Talks Leadershiphttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19602Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25991.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Prior to the Good Life Philanthropic Youth Foundation's recent annual fundraiser, the company's executive director and founder, Hasan Stephens '00, sat down with the Syracuse Post Standard to discuss his views on leadership. In the discussion, Stephens laid out a five-step process for someone who aspires to a leadership role. "First thing is surround yourself...Rev. Ratliff '88 Earns Second Master'shttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19591Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25959.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> On May 21, the Rev. Hiram Ratliff '88, senior pastor of the New Tabernacle Baptist Church in the Bronx, graduated with his Master of Divinity from the New York Theological Seminary. "Hobart had a big impact on my theological education and foundation as I minored in religious studies," says Ratliff, who also recalled discovering that Hobart was once associated...2016 Distinguished Faculty Awardshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19504Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25796.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> On Friday, June 3, three retired Hobart and William Smith faculty members, each one a graduate of Hobart or William Smith, will be recognized with the Distinguished Faculty Award for their outstanding contributions as teachers, mentors and scholars. Held in conjunction with Reunion 2016, the Distinguished Faculty Award presentation will be held during the Wel...Three Alum Authors Returnhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19578Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25931.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> On Saturday, June 4, alumni authors Dan F. Connell III '65, Paul Lee Johnson '71, P'08 and Matt Bindig '98 will sign copies of their books, between 2 and 4 p.m. at The College Store. Connell is the author of 10 books focusing on despotism, politics and human rights in Eritrea. Captivated by the struggle for liberation and democracy in African countries, he tr...Perrine '15 Commissioned in U.S. Marine Corpshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19572Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25912.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This spring, Trent Perrine '15 was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. "There's a particular pride in being a Marine," says Perrine. "The Marine Corps is distinct from other branches of the military because it puts an emphasis on its history and culture, the esprit de corps. We walk a little different, talk a little different -- you ...Platoni '74 Calls for Veterans Supporthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19577Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25927.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An editorial by Kathy Platoni '74, clinical psychologist and retired Army colonel, appeared in Time Magazine on April 19 titled "Neglecting Fort Hood Survivors Is a National Disgrace." In her article, Platoni, who was on site the day of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, calls on the country to take care of our service men and women. A post-traumatic stress disorde...