Spencer Tulis / Finger Lakes Times
Hobart and William Smith Colleges held itsannual Convocation to mark the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year and the welcoming of new HWS community members. It also serves as a moment to consider how the Colleges continue to be meaningfully enhanced and enriched. In concluding the ceremony, Gearan reflected on the sentiments shared by the speakers and urged the audience to look to the future. "This can be a year of enormous opportunity - a new performing arts center opening, a new curriculum designed and readied for the next generation of students, new students and colleagues bringing their many skills and talents to our campus," Gearan said. "But we will not be our best, unless we purposefully and intentionally work to enhance our culture. A great deal has been accomplished, but more work remains. And we need all your help. And so, I open this academic year with great excitement for our collective work together."