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Welcome to Alice Cook House

Alice Cook House opened in August 2004 and was the first of five Houses in the West Campus House System, Cornell University's residential college initiative. The House was named in honor of Cornell faculty member Alice Hanson Cook (1903-1998).

Alice Cook House also hosts the Language House, a language immersion living-learning community housed in Boldt Hall.

West Campus House System Mission: A community of students and faculty gathered in a spirit of inquiry and active citizenship.

West Campus House System Program Goals:

  • Develop a sense of belonging to one's House.
  • Create safe, healthy, and welcoming communities.
  • Build meaningful relationships between residents and faculty.
  • Create opportunities for intellectual exploration that lead to a deeper understanding of one's discipline, exposure to a broad range of knowledge, and a desire to be a lifelong learner.
  • Encourage student engagement in the House System and provide opportunities for the development of student leadership skills.
  • Provide opportunities for students to engage as citizens in the broader community.
  • Help students navigate the opportunities available to them at Cornell.

Shan Varma

House Fellow

Shan Verma grew up in Highland Park, NJ and received his BA from Rutgers College as a double major in Economics and Political Science.

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Thamora Fishel

House Fellow

Dr. Thamora Fishel is the Associate Director of the Southeast Asia Program (SEAP).

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Eliza VanCort

House Fellow

Eliza has enjoyed a fascination with the power of communication to transform lives and change society for the better.

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Rafael Aponte

House Fellow

Rafael was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York. He has a deep commitment to education, food justice and sovereignty. He relocated to Tompkins County in 2012 and established Rocky Acres Community Farm, located in the town of Freeville, NY.

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Andrew Quagliata

House Fellow

Andrew Quagliata is a lecturer of management communication in the Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business, School of Hotel Administration.

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Wolfgang Sasche

House Fellow

Wolfgang Sachse was born in Berlin, Germany and immigrated to the US with his family as a young boy.

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Mike Bishop

House Fellow

During his fourteen years in higher education, Mike has honed his practice of developing transformational programming, coaching professional staff in a “students as colleagues” approach...

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Thamora Fishel

House Fellow

Dr. Thamora Fishel is the Associate Director of the Southeast Asia Program (SEAP).

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Nilay Yapici

House Fellow

Nilay Yapici is Assistant Professor at Cornell University and Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator.

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Shan Varma

House Fellow

Shan Verma grew up in Highland Park, NJ and received his BA from Rutgers College as a double major in Economics and Political Science.

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Mike Bishop

House Fellow

During his fourteen years in higher education, Mike has honed his practice of developing transformational programming, coaching professional staff in a “students as colleagues” approach...

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Nilay Yapici

House Fellow

Nilay Yapici is Assistant Professor at Cornell University and Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator.

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Shan Varma

House Fellow

Shan Verma grew up in Highland Park, NJ and received his BA from Rutgers College as a double major in Economics and Political Science.

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Andrew Quagliata

House Fellow

Andrew Quagliata is a lecturer of management communication in the Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business, School of Hotel Administration.

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Anne Jones

House Fellow

Dr. Jones is a primary care and public health physician, and serves as Interim Director of Medical Services at Gannett Health Services and Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Cornell University.

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Rafael Aponte

House Fellow

Rafael was born and raised in the South Bronx, New York. He has a deep commitment to education, food justice and sovereignty. He relocated to Tompkins County in 2012 and established Rocky Acres Community Farm, located in the town of Freeville, NY.

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Greg Eells

House Fellow

Dr. Gregory Eells is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York and has worked in higher education mental health for 23 years.

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Sabah Hathaway

House Fellow

Sabah Ahmed Hathaway was born in Bangladesh, raised in Iran and Queens, New York. As an immigrant, woman of color and a Muslim, she aspires to bring communities of different backgrounds together.

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Pat Wynn

House Fellow

Pat was promoted to Executive Director of Campus Life Enterprise Services on July 1, 2014. In this position, Pat is responsible to provide overall leadership...

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Mike Bishop

House Fellow

During his fourteen years in higher education, Mike has honed his practice of developing transformational programming, coaching professional staff in a “students as colleagues” approach...

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Mike Bishop

House Fellow

During his fourteen years in higher education, Mike has honed his practice of developing transformational programming, coaching professional staff in a “students as colleagues” approach...

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André Dhondt

House Fellow

André Dhondt is a native of Belgium where he obtained his Ph.D. in Biology at Ghent State University.

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Greg Eells

House Fellow

Dr. Gregory Eells is a licensed psychologist in the State of New York and has worked in higher education mental health for 23 years.

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Kathy Earnest-Koons

House Fellow

Dr. Kathy Earnest-Koons is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Laurel Southard

House Fellow

Laurel Southard is Director of Undergraduate Research and Outreach in Biology at Cornell University.

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Jessica Belgraves

House Fellow

Jessica Belgrave, an entrepreneur, mother, mentor, and community activist. Transplanted to Elmira, Jessica comes by way of Monroe, Louisiana and Newark, New Jersey.

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Andrew Quagliata

House Fellow

Andrew Quagliata is a lecturer of management communication in the Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business, School of Hotel Administration.

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Boldt Hall

Learn about living in the Language House, Cornell's language immersion residence.

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