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Stephen Knapp ’69 is Subject of Documentary

Alumni artist Stephen Knapp ’69, is the subject of a short documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Joel W. Dein. The film captures the fascinating and unique art that Knapp has been creating for nearly 45 years.  More ...

Phyllis Breland '80
Breland ’80 Presents CICU Webinar

Director of Opportunity Programs and Interim Director of Diversity and Inclusion Phyllis Breland ’80 presented a webinar titled “Routine for Learning” on July 15. The presentation was part of the NYGEAR UP summer webinar series presented by The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) in New York.  More ...

Exhibition Features Art by Raye Leith (Osserman) K’78

Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery will be exhibiting four large format drawing installations and eight portrait studies by Raye Leith (Osserman) K’78. The gallery is located in Alexandria, Virginia, at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center.

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Tatenda Chakoma '18, right, with Dr. Leif Havton at UCLA Medical School, Department of Neurology.
Learning With the Best

Tatenda Chakoma ’18 is exploring a possible future in neuroscience as he interns at UCLA Medical School, Department of Neurology this summer. This internship is a summer program run by Hamilton alumnus Dr. Bruce Dobkin ’69. Each year he selects one Hamilton neuroscience student to do biomedical training and research at UCLA Neurology. Chakoma’s internship is supported by the Sandra Solomon Internship Fund, managed by the Career Center.  More ...

Alan Bryce ’71 Nominated for Award

The Centerstage Theatre play in Seattle, For All That, received a nomination for a Gregory Award for outstanding new play. The play was written by Alan Bryce ’71.  More ...

Media Have Vilsack '72 on Clinton's VP List

Rumors suggest that presumed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s short list of vice presidential candidates includes Hamilton alumnus and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack ’72. Although Virginia Senator Tim Kaine tops the list, many outlets point to Vilsack as “the person on the list she can most trust” and “the safest pick of all.”  More ...

John H. McKoy ’66 Publishes Fictional Book

John H. McKoy ’66 published a new fictional book, “Son of Maya.” His book, which is published by AuthorHouse, is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and AuthorHouse.  More ...

Kolb ’02 and Schell ’03 Cast in Rome Capitol Theatre's Carousel

David Kolb ’02 and Katrina Schell ’03 will appear in the the Rome Capitol Theatre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel.  The show will run from July 14-16, at 7:30 p.m. Kolb will play the role of Mr. Snow and Schell is cast as Carrie Pipperidge. Music professor Rob Kolb is music director for the local production.  More ...

Nelly Alba '16
Nelly Alba ’16 to Join Teach for America

Recent graduate Nelly Alba '16 is continuing her passion for education by joining Teach for America. Alba was offered a position as a special education teacher in English Language Learner classrooms in Lawrence, Mass. Some of her responsibilities will include evaluating how Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, are implemented in classrooms.  More ...

Peter Kazickas ’15 Creates Twist App

Peter Kazickas ’15 created the Twist App, a new social app that is so far exclusively available in the Hamptons. It is a dating app that gives people the opportunity to match up with other people who will be attending the same event as them, in hopes to increase the chances for matches to meet up.  More ...

Exhibition Featuring Photography by Michael Diana ’15

Michael Diana ’15 is a photographer whose work will be displayed at his exhibition "In Whom We Trust: At the Crossroads of Faith and Community." The exhibit will be opening on July 7, 2016 in Rotterdam Junction, New York at the Mabee Farm Historic Site.  More ...

Everett W. Young ’98 Director of Startup Leadership Program

Everett W. Young ’98 is currently a fellow and a regional director of the Startup Leadership Program. He is also the co-director of the San Francisco Chapter of the Hamilton Venture Network, an organization that has a resource of networks and events, which allow Hamilton College entrepreneurs to connect.  More ...

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Jeswald W. Salacuse ’60 Appointed Distinguished Professor

Jeswald W. Salacuse ’60 has been appointed Distinguished Professor of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He was chosen for this academic honor due to his outstanding contributions to the school, his students and his discipline as both a teacher and a scholar.  More ...

Nancy Avery Dafoe K’74 Publishes Book

Nancy Avery Dafoe K’74 recently published a new book in the education field, titled, The Misdirection of Education Policy: Raising Questions about School Reform. Her book, published by Rowman & Littlefield Education, is available to be ordered online through Rowman & Littlefield, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.    More ...

Njideka Ofoleta ’16
Time to Give Back

Faced with choosing between a full-time position in a prestigious global communications marketing firm or work with a non-profit organization, Njideka Ofoleta ’16 went with her gut and took a fellowship with the Newman’s Own Foundation. “I wanted an opportunity to give back for a year,” said Ofoleta, a Posse Foundation Scholar from Miami.  More ...

David Paragamian ’85 Named Managing Director of Razorfish Health

Razorfish Health, a division of the world’s largest communications network, Publicis Health, selected David Paragamian ’85 to be a managing director. Razorfish Health offices are currently located in New York, Philadelphia, and London. With his new role, Paragamian will be managing its businesses across the U.S.   More ...

Jenna Bussman-Wise ’02 Recognized as Rising Hedge Fund Star

Jenna Bussman-Wise ’02 was recognized as a rising hedge fund star by Institutional Investor. Since joining the American International Group (AIG) as vice president in 2012, she has played a pivotal role that has helped AIG grow and succeed.  More ...

Faculty, Alumni Display Work at View Art Center

The work of Atelier Four, a group of four printmakers with ties to Hamilton, is on display through July 24 at View Arts Center in Old Forge, N.Y.  More ...

Sara Miller ’10 Covers Health Topics as Live Science Writer

Sara G. Miller ’10, a staff writer for Live Science, recently wrote an article titled “How Much Sleep Does Your School-Age Child Need?” She has written many other articles for this site covering issues on healthy friendships and relationships, diets, weight loss, cancer and many other health-related topics.  More ...

Michael F. Rosinus ’80, placed in top 10 Percent of NASDAQ Director Scorecard

BSS News Bites placed Michael F. Rosinus ’80 in the top ten percent of NASDAQ performers for his performance as director of Cordia Bancorp in the past year. The NASDAQ performance ranking ended on June 13, 2016. By that time, the shares were up 28.1 percent. He began his position as director of Cordia Bancorp and Bank of Virginia in April of 2014.  More ...

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