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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.

Jamila Simon

House Fellow

Jamila Walida Simon earned her Bachelor's Degree from Wells College and her Master's Degree from Cornell University.

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Jamila Simon

House Fellow

Jamila Walida Simon earned her Bachelor's Degree from Wells College and her Master's Degree from Cornell University.

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Stephanie Thomas

House Fellow

Stephanie is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics and teaches courses in microeconomics and labor economics.

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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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Fabina Colon

House Fellow

Fabina B.Colon is the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), a small non-profit organization working on cultural and systemic change through organizing in Tompkins County.

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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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Vicki Bogan

House Fellow

Dr. Bogan is an associate professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University.

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Jamila Simon

House Fellow

Jamila Walida Simon earned her Bachelor's Degree from Wells College and her Master's Degree from Cornell University.

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Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

House Fellow

Author of Open Interval, a 2009 National Book Award finalist, and Black Swan, winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She is currently at work on The Coal Tar Colors, her third poetry collection, and Purchase, a collection of essays.

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Vicki Bogan

House Fellow

Dr. Bogan is an associate professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University.

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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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Anne Laurita

House Fellow

Anne Laurita received her B.S. (’13) in Human Development from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University.

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Stephanie Thomas

House Fellow

Stephanie is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics and teaches courses in microeconomics and labor economics.

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Stephanie Thomas

House Fellow

Stephanie is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics and teaches courses in microeconomics and labor economics.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Laurel Southard

House Fellow

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

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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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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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Vicki Bogan

House Fellow

Dr. Bogan is an associate professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University.

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Amy Somchanhmavong

House Fellow

As Associate Director of the Cornell Public Service Center, Amy has dedicated herself over the past decade to purposeful work that produces everlasting impact on all constituencies whether they be students, faculty and/or community members.

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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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Boldt Hall

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

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