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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 Benites

House Fellow

Fabina Benites 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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Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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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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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Thamora Fishel

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thamora Fishel

House Fellow

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

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Chris Kai-Jones

House Fellow

Chris Kai-Jones (Ph.D. '15) has taught and researched at universities in Japan, the U.K. and the U.S.

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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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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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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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Fabina Benites

House Fellow

Fabina Benites 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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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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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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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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Boldt Hall

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

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