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Eil Shakun '16 at Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group.
Eli Shakun ’16 Practices "Professional Fundraising" in WCPG Internship

Though common perception may hold that charity and for-profit business stand opposed to one another, Eli Shakun ’16 is spending his summer in an internship at the Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group (WCPG) in New York City, a firm whose business model challenges that perception.  More ...

From left, Kurt Minges, Samantha Sherman, Alicia Rost and Taylor Brandin.
Four Recent Grads Joining Towers Watson

Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, health care has remained in the minds of many Americans and news outlets, who wonder and speculate about its future. Yet, the conversation is often centered around legislation and healthcare providers, leaving much important work unnoticed. This summer, four Hamilton graduates, Sam Sherman ’15, Taylor Brandin ’15, Alicia Rost ’15 and Kurt Minges ’15, will be joining Towers Watson, an “American global professional services firm,” as Health and Group benefits analysts.  More ...

Dr. Hugh Sampson '71 is Chief Scientific Officer at DBV Technologies

Dr. Hugh Sampson ’71 has been named the Chief Scientific Officer at DBV Technologies, the French biotec company developing the Viaskin peanut allergy treatment patch. Sampson’s term will begin on November 1, 2015.  More ...

Mary L. Bonauto '83 Helps Win Major Same-Sex Marriage Case

A historic U.S. Supreme Court opinion today legalizes same-sex marriage across the country. Civil rights lawyer and Hamilton alumna Mary Bonauto ’83 was one of the attorneys who argued against same-sex marriage bans before the court, and she won earlier legal victories that helped lay the groundwork for today’s decision.

We asked several Hamiltonians to share their thoughts about the court’s opinion, and this is what they had to say. (You can share your thoughts in the comments section of the story, on Hamilton’s Facebook page or on Twitter @hamiltoncollege.)  More ...

Gordon Kaye '74 is President of Alumni Association

Gordon Kaye '74, editor and publisher of Graphic Design USA, has been selected by the Alumni Council as the new President of the Alumni Association, following John Hadity ’83. His presidency will be effective as of July, 2015.  More ...

Sam Welch '86 is Executive Director of Career and Life Outcomes Center

Sam Welch, Class of 1986, has been named as Hamilton’s new Assistant Vice President/Executive Director of the Maurice Horowitch Career and Life Outcomes Center. According to Dick Tantillo’s announcement, Welch will “provide strategic leadership for a comprehensive career center focused on serving students throughout their undergraduate years and beyond.”  More ...

Cassie Dennison '16
Cassidy Dennison ’16 Explores Lobbying Career Through D.C. Internship

Cassidy (Cassie) Dennison ’16 is spending her summer interning as a legislative analyst at Williams & Jensen, LLC, in Washington D.C, a litigation and lobbying firm.  Dennison, a government major, discovered the internship through a connection at the Hamilton College Career Center, which put her in contact with Hamilton alumnus George Baker ’74, a partner at Williams & Jensen. The firm is home to a number of other Hamilton alumni, including Baker’s fellow partner Frank Vlossak ’89, Marc Pitarresi ’10 and Kevin Prior ’13.  More ...

Max Lopez '15
Max Lopez '15 Headed to Cambridge University For Masters in Archaeology

Although archaeology is often associated with dinosaur fossils and sarcophagi, museums only hold a small portion of the artifacts unearthed over the past few centuries. For Max Lopez ’15, who’s currently working as a teaching assistant at a summer field school in British Columbia, “it’s the day-to-day kind of stuff that really gets [him] going, the smaller stuff that tells a story everyone can relate to.” It is these types of discoveries he hopes to make, leading him to pursue a Masters of Archaeology at Cambridge University beginning in the fall.  More ...

Sindy Subance von Ziegesar '01 Launches Coco Bebe

Sindy Subance von Ziegesar '01 recently launched Coco Bebe, an all-natural, organic coconut oil moisturizer that’s great for baby and mom. Sindy describes this product as, "a daily and bedtime massage moisturizer, to treat baby eczema and cradle cap, stretch marks and so much more!"  More ...

Yurkofsky ’15 Combines Creativity With Business in Pursuit of MBA

While many recent graduates interested in an MBA take a few years to gain some professional work experience, Sabrina Yurkofsky ’15 is moving straight on from graduation to pursue a degree from NYU’s Stern School of Business, where she will be concentrating in entertainment, media and technology.  More ...

Alumni gather outside the Chapel after the parade.
A Look Back at Reunions ’15

The familiar combined with the new to create an unforgettable Reunions ’15. More than 1,100 alumni and their guests enjoyed a memorable weekend of weather that was ranled a perfect 10, June 4-7. Members of the Class of 1965 were feted and the 50th anniversary of the signing of Kirkland College’s charter was celebrated.  More ...

Young Alumni Cultivate The Orchard at Hamilton

The Orchard at Hamilton, an artist residency and development program constituting a nine-day stay on campus by a number of alumni and undergraduates, is beginning to flourish this week.  More ...

Delaney Team Center
Generous Donors Make Team Center Possible

Hamilton has named its new intercollegiate athletics team center, a 5,100-square-foot addition to Sage Rink, for alumnus and charter trustee Robert V. Delaney ’79 and his wife Pamela Craig. The couple provided the lead funding for the $3.2 million facility that includes four team rooms for fall, winter and spring sports teams; a satellite sports medicine room; laundry room; and an equipment enclosure. The Delaney Team Center was dedicated during Reunion Weekend on Saturday, June 6.  More ...

Welcome Back! Reunions 2015 Begin on June 4

Hamilton will welcome back more than 1,100 alumni and their guests when it hosts the college’s annual Reunion Weekend, this year on Thursday-Sunday, June 4-7.  A special welcome goes to members of the class of 1965 who will be celebrating their 50th reunion, and the 50th anniversary of the signing of Kirkland College’s charter will be commemorated.  More ...

Sean Henry-Smith '15
Sean Henry-Smith '15 Focusing on Career in Photography

One of the chief benefits of a liberal arts education, and of Hamilton’s open curriculum in particular, is the opportunity that it affords students to experiment academically and to discover their passions. So it was with Sean Henry-Smith ’15, a student who until the second semester of his first year at Hamilton had never picked up a camera, and who now just graduated from Hamilton with a paid internship at the Light Work center in Syracuse, N.Y.  More ...

Wall Street Journal Features Zeller '04 and "No One Left Behind"

In The Wall Street Journal’s The Weekend Interview, alumnus Matt Zeller ’04 discussed the plight of Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who helped Americans during our nation’s engagement in those countries and who now find themselves in great danger in their own countries. The article detailed the non-profit organization Zeller created, No One Left Behind, to get these individuals and their families moved and settled safely in this country.  More ...

The 2015 Tobin Award winners Norm Bramley, Phyllis Breland '80 and Terry Lapinski.
Three Employees Honored With Tobin Awards

The winners of the Beverly S. and Eugene M. Tobin Employee Awards were announced and employees celebrating milestone service anniversaries were honored at Hamilton’s 31st annual employee service recognition luncheon on May 18 on Dunham Green.  More ...

Richard Bedient and Courtney Gibbons
Hamilton Well-Represented in Math Journal

“Grandma Makes Granola,” an article co-authored by Professor of Mathematics Richard Bedient and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons, appeared in the January issue of The College Mathematics Journal. Also in the issue, David Richeson ’93 contributed an article titled “Proof Without Words: The Maximum Sum of Inradii.”  More ...

Rob Morris '76
Morris House Named for Generous Benefactors

Hamilton College will name its new residence hall for alumnus and charter trustee Robert S. Morris ’76, P’16, ’17 and his wife Mary Helen. The couple provided the leadership gift for the $6 million transformation of Minor Theater into an expanded 10-suite, apartment-style hall, located directly across Campus Road from the Chapel.  More ...

Adrian Ophals '15
Ben Delia ’05 is Overall Winner of Hamtrek 2015

Ben Delia '05 was the overall winner of the 2015 HamTrek triathlon with a time of  52:42:19, Lauren King ’16 was the top female individual  at 01:01:31 and Team McWhirter won the co-ed relay clocking in at 1:04:59.

Forty-two teams and 83 individuals competed in the 12th annual event on May 1. Participants swam 21 lengths in the pool, biked nine miles and ran 5 kilometers.  More ...

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