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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.

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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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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Ross Brann

House Fellow

Ross Brann studied at the University of California, Berkeley, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, New York University, and the American University in Cairo.

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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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Jason Salfi

House Fellow

Considered a leader in the Skateboarding Industry for innovative design and focus on sustainability since the late 1990s when he founded Comet Skateboards...

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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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Trey Waller

House Fellow

Trey was previously the Associate Director of Diversity Programs in Engineering and he also worked as the Associate Director of Advising and Diversity in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.

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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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Jason Salfi

House Fellow

Considered a leader in the Skateboarding Industry for innovative design and focus on sustainability since the late 1990s when he founded Comet Skateboards...

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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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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.

Learn more...

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.

Learn more...

Jason Salfi

House Fellow

Considered a leader in the Skateboarding Industry for innovative design and focus on sustainability since the late 1990s when he founded Comet Skateboards...

Learn more...

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.

Learn more...

Ross Brann

House Fellow

Ross Brann studied at the University of California, Berkeley, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, New York University, and the American University in Cairo.

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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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Ross Brann

House Fellow

Ross Brann studied at the University of California, Berkeley, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, New York University, and the American University in Cairo.

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Trey Waller

House Fellow

Trey was previously the Associate Director of Diversity Programs in Engineering and he also worked as the Associate Director of Advising and Diversity in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.

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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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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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Boldt Hall

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

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