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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.

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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Thamora Fishel

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

Learn more...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Boldt Hall

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

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