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Upcoming Events

Reunions 2016

June 9-12, 2016

MARC members will gather on the hill to celebrate reunions. Events include the Jazz Jam Session on Friday, June 10 at 9 p.m., the Family Friendly Gathering on Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m., and Late Night Board Games on Saturday, June 11 at 11 p.m.

Reunions ’16

Events scheduled for Reunions ’16 will celebrate inclusion and diversity as the Hamilton community welcomes our multicultural alumni and their families back to campus. Events provide all alumni the chance to be a part of the ongoing conversation about diversity, inclusion and culture on and off campus.




Previous Events

"Let's Be Friends"

Saturday, December 15, 2015

Alumni gathered for brunch in NYC to reconnect and encourage alumni to increase their involvement in future MARC and Hamilton events. Pictured below are the attendees (from left to right; Cynthia Santiago Borbon '90, Valarie Hing '90, Nanyamka Fleming '14, Linsie Esau III '92, Josie Collier '97 P'14, Cynthia Gordon '90, Torrence Moore '92, Leide Cabral '11, Jose Alfonso '91, Nicole Neckles '95, and Valrie Barrett-Fowler '94).

Boston Food Tour

On November 7, the Multicultural Alumni Relations Association sponsored the Boston Food Tour: a walking tour of Boston food locales. The tour was led by Jimmy Nguyen ’16, who is also a member of the MARC executive committee.

Including Nguyen, ten alumni participated in this event starting at Ernesto’s Pizza and ending at Amorino Boston. Other restaurants visited included Tenoch Mexican and Eldo Cake House, providing a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine and Asian pastries and cakes. MARC strives to celebrate diversity and inclusion so this event was a great opportunity to showcase a small part of Boston’s food culture.

Future events for MARC include a celebration for Three Kings Day and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. These events will be held in New York and Chicago, respectively.

For additional questions regarding the Multicultural Alumni Relations Association, please contact director of Affinity Programs, Laurie Russell.

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Jenny Yang in the Red Pit
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Jenny Yang
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Kimberly Williams, center, with Winnie and Johnny Ihlenstadt, her host family in Copenhagen.
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Karen Washington
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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream " speech in Washington, D.C. in August, 1963.
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Jennicet GutiƩrrez
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Days-Massolo Center
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