Director of Intercultural Affairs, Alejandra Molina, presenting to students at Technos International College in Tokyo, Japan, during its International Week is to promote international exchange and understanding between the international guests and the members of the host institution, as well as to offer the guest group the opportunity to experience and appreciate Japanese life and culture. Hobart and William Smith Colleges is one of 10 colleges and universities from around the world to participate.
“International Week at Technos International College widened my global outlook: this extraordinary experience re-taught me that cross-cultural understanding helps us strengthen the global community that unites us all.” Alejandra Molina,Director, Intercultural Affairs
HEOP director James Burruto and Assistant Director Edith Wormley welcomes High School Counselors from the New York City Area. They were joined by Allison Cohen from Eleanor Roosevelt H.S, Emily Colman from Irvington H.S, and Sharon Holden from the James Baldwin School.
“The HEOP office met with college counselors from James Baldwin, Eleanor Roosevelt and Irvington high schools from the New York City area. We hope to partner with these schools and their counselors to recruit students for the Higher Education Opportunity Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. It is extremely important that we partner high school college counselors in order to create meaningful links to students for our recruitment efforts. This further helps streamline the process and further encourages students and counslers to trust that HWS is heavily invested in their success.”
A number of Geneva High School students participate yearly in HWS’ Summer Academy which gives students the opportunity to engage in college preparatory activities and academic instruction for two weeks. These are high school juniors and seniors looking to prepare for their post-secondary education and for many this is the first time they have an opportunity to work academically in a college setting. The students visited the IC to learn about HEOP programs in general and hear about college life from Benny Calderon H’17 as they ate lunch. The talk went for about 45 minutes and included a number of questions from the students. Mr. Burruto of the HEOP office also stopped by and delivered very useful information and tips towards the application process. We hope to continue to be a place for students to learn more about post-secondary education.
“It is truly a pleasure to be able to speak with high school juniors and seniors about such an important stepping stone in their life. I am pushed to always give back what I received from so many mentors, family, and friends. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to speak to students about such an important access to college such as HEOP/EOP/AOP.” – Benny Calderon H’17.
“The HWS Summer Academy had the opportunity to sit down with Benny Calderon, H ’17, for lunch to discuss the application process and the HEOP program. The students absorbed a lot of information and were also inspired by Benny’s own path, we left both charged and determined.” – Rebecca Czajkowski WS’18