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Benton Bio: Hanna Atwood ’14

By bentonscholars on April 4, 2013

394123_2350479121456_1558391376_nHanna Atwood is a double major in English and studio art at Colgate. Hailing from Dedham, MA, she has committed herself to Colgate and the surrounding Hamilton community. In addition to her academics, Hanna has been involved with other groups on campus outside of The Benton Scholar Program. As a member of Konosioni Senior Honor Society, she is involved with the planning of an annual auction that raises money to be put directly back into supporting local business endeavors. As a volunteer for Friends and Mentors Program, Hanna works alongside troubled youth of Madison County serving as a mentor and role model. She is also a member of Women’s Club Squash and enjoys cheering on any and all Colgate athletic teams!

The Benton Scholar Program encourages a global perspective. Hanna adopted this global perspective on the Benton Scholar funded trip to China after freshman year, and also traveled to Aix-en-Provence, France to study abroad for fall semester of her junior year. Hanna has also spent a significant amount of time in South Africa working with Ripples of Hope organization which engages families in community service projects; the organization partners with local non-profits in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.

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