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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.

Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

Lisa Kaltenegger is Associate Professor at Cornell University and Director of the Carl Sagan Institute.

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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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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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Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

Lisa Kaltenegger is Associate Professor at Cornell University and Director of the Carl Sagan Institute.

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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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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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Laurel Southard

House Fellow

Laurel Southard is Director of Undergraduate Research and Outreach in Biology 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chris Kerber

House Fellow

Chris Kerber was named the Henry E. Bartels '48 Head Coach of Men’s Lightweight Rowing at Cornell University in August 2008.

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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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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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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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Boldt Hall

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

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