Haverford Horizons Leadership Institute
The Haverford Horizons Leadership Institute, or Horizons, is a leadership development program for students who have demonstrated leadership potential in high school. This invitation-only opportunity is designed for students who are first-generation, from under-represented backgrounds, and/or Questbridge scholars.
Horizons provides you the opportunity to gain a head start on your transition to college life, and connect with classmates and student leaders before Customs begins. The program focuses on developing your strengths as a leader, addresses concerns common among first-generation college students, introduces you to Haverford resources and opportunities, and helps you to network with faculty and staff. Through workshops, activities, and one-on-one advising, you will learn more about how to pursue and enhance your academic, leadership, and professional interests at Haverford. This is Horizons’ fifth year, and all past participants have gone on to earn leadership positions at Haverford. Even after the program ends, the experience and friends gained during Horizons will stay with you through your college journey.
There is no cost to participate in Horizons. If you have already made travel arrangements, we can provide financial assistance toward any costs associated with changing your plans so you can participate.
Program Dates: August 25-29, 2018
Registration: Saturday, August 25, 2018
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Horizons begins with registration between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. You will move into your school year room when you arrive on Saturday, August 25, 2018. In order to participate, you must be able to be on campus on between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018, and attend all Horizons programs.
If you are a pre-season athlete on dates conflicting with Horizons, you will not be able to participate in the program. Nonetheless, please let us know so that we can include you when possible and invite you to MSP events throughout the year.
Student Resource People (SRP)
Horizons SRPs work with faculty and staff to design Horizons and support students in their first year transition.
Travis Grant '20
Originally hailing from the Virgin Islands (both U.S and British), Travis is a rising Junior majoring in anthropology with a minor in Computer Science and concentration in Africana Studies. As a former Horizonee and Co-Head of the Black Student's League (BSL) on campus, Travis enjoys relating to other students and sharing experience(s) and advice that will help them navigate their time here at Haverford. You can add him on snapchat @trav720, and feel free to reach out anytime to catch up and/or for guaranteed jokes and smiles.
Austin Kang '20
Austin is a rising junior from Diamond Bar, California. He was a part of Horizons and majors in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry. He is passionate about making the Haverford community a place for everyone, which has led him to become a Customs Person (CP) and be a part of the On-the-Hall Committee. Austin is also involved with smaller communities on campus such as PARC and HASA. In his spare time, you can catch him watching movies or singing. Otherwise, feel free to say hi or stop him to chat when you see him around campus!
Aszana López-Bell '21
Aszana is a native of the Greatest City in the World, Baltimore, and a rising sophomore. Both of her parents were artists, and she herself studied classical violin for 8 years, so feel free to reach out to her if you're interested in the arts, or want to geek out about Shostakovich and Prokofiev. On campus she is a part Womyn of Color, BSL, and ALAS, but the OAR might be her favorite place on campus. Though undecided, she loves learning languages and fine arts, and she's thinking of majoring in one of these. Feel free to talk to her whenever you see her, she's always up for gossip!
Addy Lorenzo '20
Addy is rising junior from Los Angeles, CA. She’s a Chesick Scholar and majors in Psychology with a minor in Education and Child and Family Studies. She loves teaching and working with children at the Haverford Center, a preschool across the street from Haverford. Her most important work revolves around developing safe spaces to talk about sex and identity through the Women*s Center. Music and art are a big part of feeling at home for Addy so she enjoys playing with the Bi-Co Jazz Band and photographing all the amazing people on Haverford's campus. She's always open to impromptu late night chats and jam sessions, so never hesitate to say hello!
Gabe Pascal '21
Gabe comes from Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, a small town in the Northeast of the state. He is in the Horizons class of 2021, and so far undecided in terms of a major, but looks to pursue either Chemistry or Psychology. You can find Gabe around campus participating in extracurricular activities such as the Black Students League or Sons of Africa, as well as sprinting for the track team or working in Central Services or the Music Library. He is an avid fan of music across the diaspora and sports. Gabe is almost always available for a conversation about anything, so please feel free to approach him, or just say hi to him.
Maurice Rippel '19
Maurice is a rising senior from Wyndmoor Pennsylvania. He’s a Chesick Scholar and majors in English with a minor in Educational Studies. He’s most passionate about working with and hearing the stories of folks all around campus, which has led to previous involvement with Honor Council and The Clerk as an editor, but also in current work with the Office of Admissions and in the Writing Center. In his spare time, you can catch him running on the Nature Trail, in the gym, updating his followers on Twitter (@MauriceRippel) or getting some laughs in the OAR. He’s always up for having coffee with folks in the CPGC, so feel free to reach out!
Jesse Turkson '21
Jesse is a rising sophomore from nearby Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He’s extremely excited to work with fellow Haverford students during Horizons and beyond. Academically, Jesse hopes to major in Political Science with a possible minor in Economics. As far as extracurriculars go, you’re likely to find him in the GIAC, as he’s a member of the Men’s Basketball team. If you run into him, don’t be afraid to say hi!
Seanna Viechweg '19
Seanna proudly hails from NYC where she loves to spend time in cafes and bookshops across all boroughs, as well as hang with friends and family. Once adjusting to life at Haverford, Seanna became an English major and Education minor with a concentration in Africana Studies. Seanna is a part of several communities on campus including Womyn of Color, BSL, 8th Dimension, as well as the Writing Center—feel free to schedule an appointment with her! As a low-income first-generation student, Seanna thinks deeply about her experiences with navigating Haverford, as she hopes to one day go into academia to potentially support other students from underrepresented backgrounds. In the meantime, feel free to stop her on campus just to say hi or chat!