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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.

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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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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Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

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

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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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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.

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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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Estelle McKee

House Fellow

Estelle McKee is a Clinical Professor at Cornell Law School. She teaches Lawyering to first-year law students.

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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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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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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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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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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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Estelle McKee

House Fellow

Estelle McKee is a Clinical Professor at Cornell Law School. She teaches Lawyering to first-year law students.

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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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Thamora Fishel

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

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

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Boldt Hall

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

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