Larry Hailsham ’15

LarryHailsham_square_webMajor: Political Science
Minor: Spanish

Extracurricular Involvement:
Creek Connections; Delta Tau Delta; Allegheny Student Government; Bonner Scholar

For Larry Hailsham, Allegheny has become a place of unique and unexpected opportunities.

While working towards his major in Political Science, Larry spent Spring Break teaching human anatomy to young students in Costa Rica. Larry traveled with fellow student Sahar Arbab ’13 and Professor of Biology Jim Palmer to the Green Valley School of Costa Rica as part of a project with Creek Connections, an Allegheny College initiative that connects high school, middle school, and elementary school students with authentic natural science research.

While not a natural science major (or minor), this was a challenge that Larry was only too happy to accept.

At Allegheny, each student is encouraged to pursue unique experiential opportunities that speak to his or her own interests — opportunities that broaden the scope of one’s chosen academic path and enhance leadership development.

“You can step up to action, or sit back and wait. Go with friends, or go at it on your own. Regardless, you will be called into some leadership position during your time at Allegheny.”

Larry is no stranger to seizing opportunities. In addition to his involvement with Creek Connections, Larry is a Bonner Scholar, philanthropy chair to Delta Tau Delta, and Vice President to Allegheny Student Government. He also spent a summer in Washington, DC, with Teach for America.

His teaching experience in Costa Rica was bolstered by his involvement as a Bonner Scholar, working locally as a student mentor at the Meadville Area Senior High School.

“My teaching experience in Costa Rica was really amazing. It was one of those unique opportunities you find at Allegheny.”