WRITERS

From The Hill to Seneca Lake, our student news team is here to keep you informed. These are the faces behind the scenes, the Hobart and William Smith students who write the articles, do the interviews and keep the Daily Update fresh and exciting. Learn more about them, and take a look at some of their favorite stories.

 

Ato

Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Majors: International Relations & French
Study Abroad: Brussels, Belgium
Favorite DU story: I did a story covering Judge Helen Shores Lee’s keynote speech "From Dynamite Hill to Birmingham's Hall of Justice: Celebrating Past Accomplishments and Embracing the Future."

Why I work in the Office of Communications: Keeps me updated on what's going on around campus. The staff are super fun and friendly (and Eddie), and that's what kept me here!

 

Dominique DeRubeis

Dominique DeRubeis '18
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Major: Undecided
Favorite DU story: My favorite DU stories are about the alumni to see where they take their liberal arts education and the types of adventures they embark upon. Each story seems to be different but a remarkable success in their lives post-college.

Why I work in the Office of Communications: I have always loved to write since middle school and by working for the Office of Communications, I have reasons to attend a host of HWS activities and learn more about the communities and ways to involve myself or ways in which others can involve themselves on campus.

 

Kayli Ennis '17
Hometown: Canterbury, N.H.
Major: Media and Society

Why I work in the Office of Communications: I work in the Office of Communications because I believe everyone should give back to their community. Helping keep the HWS community up to date by writing stories and taking photographs of events is my personal way of giving back.

 

Anna Dorman

Rachel Fischer '16
Hometown: River Vale, N.J.
Major: Writing and Rhetoric
Study Abroad: Brussels, Belgium
Favorite DU Story: My favorite stories are always about our alums. It’s so interesting to see how former HWS students have used their education to do so many different and amazing things.

Why I work in the Office of Communications: I’ve always loved writing, and being a student writer has allowed me to learn to write for an online audience. I’ve loved the experience of writing in a new setting, and being in the Office of Communications keeps me up-to-date on campus events!

 

Stephanie Kenific

Stephanie Kenific '17
Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
Majors: English & Public Policy
Internship: Geneva Music Festival
Favorite DU Story: Geneva Music Festival-related stories and campus happenings.




Why I work in the Office of Communications: All the staff are friendly and supportive, and I have learned so much already!

 

Stephanie Kenific

Allison Kuklinski '16
Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
Major: Media and Society
Study Abroad: Hong Kong
Favorite DU Story: Though I can't choose one specific story, my favorite stories to write about are those that remind me how collaborative and strong the HWS community is. It is a pleasure to write about the amazing alumni/alumnae, students, parents, faculty and staff that make Hobart and William Smith Colleges a truly extraordinary place.

Why I work in the Office of Communications: I work in the Office of Communications because I love writing, the friendly environment, and because I get to share with others all of the great opportunities and events that HWS has to offer!

 

Nate Nacheff '17
Hometown: Short Hills, N.J.
Major: Undecided
Favorite DU Story: My favorite stories are the ones that cover current students getting esteemed job positions. I really like these stories because they represent the HWS product well, and motivate younger students to continue to work hard.

Why I work in the Office of Communications: I work for Communications as a student writer because I really enjoy writing. More, I enjoy that the staff around the office is extremely kind and professional.

 

Melissa Tyler

Melissa Tyler '18
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Major: Media and Society
Favorite DU Story: My favorite DU article was about the Lunar New Year Festival. I loved writing and researching this topic because it gave me the chance to learn about other cultures, specifically Chinese customs.

Why I work in the Office of Communications: Working in Communications allows me to gain experience in a professional setting while writing about a place that I love.

 

Harrison Wasserbauer

Harrison Wasserbauer '16
Hometown: Canton, Conn.
Major: Ecomonics
Favorite DU Story: The Arts Experience piece for 2015





Why I work in the Office of Communications: I have always been interested in writing blog posts and articles, whether it was for my school newspaper or just in my spare time. I like working in Communications because I get to inform anyone who visits the Colleges’ website about what is happening in the HWS world. My favorite part about writing an article is when I get to interview someone and see them light up about the topic.

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Artist, computer whiz, steady hands under pressure – it takes a lot of skills to be a top-notch photographer. Our students excel at the art and science of the photograph, bringing campus events and student activities to life. Take a look at some of their favorite photo shoots and how they feel about the office that keeps it all in focus.

 

Bea Barber

Bea Barber '16
Hometown: Summit, N.J.
Majors: Studio Art & Media and Society
Study Abroad: Copenhagen, Denmark
Internship: Gilt Groupe




Why I work in the Office of Communications: I work in the Communications Office because it gives me the opportunity to put my interest in photography to practice in an environment that pushes me outside of my comfort zone.

 

Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell '18
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
Majors: Asian Studies & Psychology








Why I work in the Office of Communications: I work for Communications because I love getting others involved. I hope to one day unify all clubs and activities to encourage further growth in our campus culture.

 

Billy Bird

Billy Bird '17
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
Major: Computer Science
Study Abroad: Cophenhagen, Denmark
Internship: Smithsonian Center for Cultural and Folklife Heritage
Favorite Photo: Kevin Colton’s shot of the lake during winter, partially frozen.

Why I work in the Office of Communications: I work at Communications because I enjoy expressing the quality of education that myself and others are receiving at HWS.

 

Denton

Michaelann Denton '18
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Major: Chemistry








Why I work in the Office of Communications: I work here because I have always loved photography, and I enjoy capturing emotions and important moments in one’s life!

 

Rachel Geiogamah

Rachel Geiogamah '18
Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.
Major: Studio Art









Why I work in the Office of Communications: I started working in Communications because I love photography and would like to have it as my job one day. Getting the chance to work in a professional setting and having it be my job is a great experience.

 

John Pallera

John Pallera '17
Hometown: Carson, Calif.
Majors: Biochemistry & English
Favorite Video: The “Happy” video







Why I work in the Office of Communications: I work for Communications because this department is made up of an awesome and talented group of people and because they provide opportunities for me to pursue different types of media-based projects, such as the “Happy” video for the Colleges, and I am able to grow as a student.

 

 

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