Apple & Quill: Williams & Rufo

Apple & Quill's spring 2014 lineup showcased creative writers from the Hamilton College community.

Anjanae Williams, an IB Diploma graduate of the class of 2014, is a member of the class of 2018 at Hamilton College. While a student at Schenectady HS, Anjanae served as a member of the National Honors Society, Girls Circle, and was a mentor for the Boys and Girls Club. She also was a member of the Youth Bureau of Schenectady County and volunteered at the City Mission and the Salvation Army. As an IB Creative Action Service member, Anjanae worked to provide support for the Embrace Organization, which supplies heated blankets to newborn babies in third world countries. As a result of Anjanae's academic accomplishments and volunteer efforts she received the St. Michael's book award, a NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence, the Multicultural Student of Distinction Award and the Multicultural Achievers Award from the University at Albany.

John Rufo ‘16 is a creative writing major. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Entropy, HTMLGiant, and Queen Mob's Tea House. With Zoë Bodzas, he runs Red Weather, Hamilton's literary arts magazine. He also interns for Maggy, an online poetry journal.

Anjanae Williams: 01:17
John Rufo: 20:20

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Alex Rihm

Research & First Year Experience Librarian, Hamilton College

Alex Rihm serves Hamilton's first year students and the faculty who teach them in her work as Research and First Year Experience Librarian; she also provides support to the Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies departments. Her professional interests include information literacy instruction and assessment.  Alex holds her MLIS from the University of Washington in Seattle and BA degrees in International Affairs and Hispanic Studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR.