Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usWed, 31 Aug 2016 19:28:15 GMTWed, 31 Aug 2016 19:28:15 GMTDNA and Forensic Science with NYSPhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19747Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26439.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For Therese Mandracchia '19, this summer's internship at the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center (FIC) gave her a window into her "dream job." A biochemistry major and soon-to-be law and society minor, she was initially "attracted to the internship because my grandfather worked in this field as well as forensic pathology, and I was always fasc...Platoni '74 to Receive IVAT Awardhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19713Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26317.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Ret. Col. Katherine T. Platoni '74 will receive the 2016 IVAT Returning Veterans Resiliency in Response to Trauma Award at the 21st International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma in San Diego, Calif. A national expert in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a Colonel who has served for more than 35 years in active and Army Reserve status,...Harper '00 Named to TNJ 40 Under 40http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19718Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26327.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At a ceremony this summer in New York City, Kareem Harper '00 was named to The Network Journal's list of "40 Under 40." Compiled by TNJ, the quarterly magazine for black professionals and business owners, the list acknowledges men and women younger than 40, like Harper, whose professional accomplishments have significantly impacted their industry or professio...Inside the News: International AIDS Conference 2016http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19739Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26354.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At the biennial International AIDS Conference, HIV/AIDS researchers and professionals gather with policy makers, activists, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic, in an effort to raise resources and awareness around treatment and prevention. Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer '81 -- an internationally renowned expert on AIDS an...Cullina '86 Awarded Medal of Excellencehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19702Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26279.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For his remarkable career as an award-winning horticulturalist and author, and his longstanding commitment to his community, William G. Cullina ’86 was honored this month with the Hobart College Alumni Association’s highest honor, the Hobart Medal of Excellence. Cullina, the executive director of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG) in Boothbay, Maine, is r...HWS Top School for Alum ROIhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19698Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26286.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Thanks to record philanthropy from alumni and alumnae and impressive outcomes of HWS graduates, the Colleges have been named by Forbes among the nation's top colleges and universities with the best return-on-investment (ROI). The ranking, "2016 Grateful Grad Colleges: The Top 200 Show-Me-The-Money Schools," determines the leading ROIs based on donations per a...12 Join AmeriCorps Networkhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19682Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26243.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "The importance that the Colleges place on giving back to something greater than ourselves in order to live ‘lives of consequence' has been one of the driving forces in leading me to where I am today," says William Degen '17, who is spending the summer working for AmeriCorps with the Great Basin Institute, a non-profit focused on conservation work in the West...Alums Provide Guidance to Pitch Contestantshttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19686Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26268.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In the mercurial world of startups, reliable guidance is a valuable resource. As part of the Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest, each semi-finalist is paired with an HWS alum or parent who has experience in entrepreneurship. These mentors provide assistance in finance, product design and customer experience to students as they craft proposals for innovative ideas...Late Olympian Moore '07 in Washington Posthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19692Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26253.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Washington Post recently published a story on former Hobart College sailor and 2012 U.S. Olympian Trevor Moore '07 who was lost at sea on June 25, 2015. Moore was living in Coconut Grove, Fla., with his fiancé, Libby Patton, and was working as a sailing coach. Moore took his boat out on Biscayne Bay and never returned. The boat was found later that day wi...McLaughlin '16 Brings Social Change Onlinehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19693Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26257.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For Erica McLaughlin '16, her experience at Hobart and William Smith, particularly as a member of the all-female a cappella group Three Miles Lost, has been a significant driver for a new peer-to-peer mentorship service she's launched online called WeRyse.com. McLaughlin's efforts with WeRyse coincide with a business start-up project she's working on for HubS...