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Alumni News

Mary Evans
Wall St. Journal Quotes Evans

A Wall Street Journal article that addressed changes in corporate internship programs included comments by Career Center Assistant Vice President Mary Evans as well as references to Hamilton’s Career Center. Published on April 23, “Colleges, Employers Rethink Internship Policies” reported that the career center “won't post openings for unpaid positions from companies that they know also offer paid internships.”  More ...

Kevin '70 and Karen Kennedy
Hamilton Receives $10 Million Gift; Arts Building Named

Hamilton College will name its theatre and studio arts building for Kevin and Karen Kennedy in recognition of their lifetime giving to the college, including $10 million for the new project. They are the lead donors to the $46.8 million building that is located directly across College Hill Road from the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, which opened in 2012.  More ...

Sam Matlick '17, far right, with other contestants in the SUNY IT Business Plan Competition.
Samuel Matlick ’17 to Compete in NYS Business Plan Competition

Six months ago, Samuel Matlick ’17 competed with more than 50 other current students and recent graduates in Hamilton’s fourth annual Pitch Competition. His win there encouraged him to forge ahead, hoping to bring his idea to fruition. A week ago, he presented his plan at a regional business plan competition hosted by SUNY Institute of Technology and he walked away a winner again.  More ...

Sue Ann Miller
Miller Evaluates Student Research Grant Proposals

Professor of Biology Sue Ann Miller served on the Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Committee of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society April 4-6 at the society’s headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.  More ...

How College Works
New York Times Features Chambliss Interview

Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, was interviewed for a feature in the April 13 issue of The New York Times Education Life section titled “What Makes a Positive College Experience?” The article offered a glimpse of the extensive results from Chambliss’ decade-long, Mellon-funded student study culminating in the newly published How College Works. Co-authored with Chambliss’ former student and current University of Chicago doctoral student Christopher Takacs ’05, the book was released by Harvard University Press in March.  More ...

Myriam Cotten
Cotten’s Article with Students, Alumni is JACS Cover Story and Podcast

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten is the corresponding author of a paper that was selected as the cover story in the March 5 print edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).  More ...

Genevieve Caffrey ’17 and Caroline Kreidberg ‘17
Caffrey '17 and Kreidberg '17 Help Organize Animal Rescue Law Forum

Genevieve Caffrey ’17 and Caroline Kreidberg ’17 recently helped organize the first Animal Rescue Law Forum for Hamilton parent Kevan Cleary P’12. It was hosted by the New York County Lawyers Association. The students set up the social media, press releases, phone calls and emails to interested parties, handled the replies and follow up and worked the night of the event.  More ...

Distinguished Service Award recipient Cathy Brown, center, with Hamilton President Joan Hinde Stewart and Alumni Association President John Hadity '83.
Catherine Brown Receives Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award

Catherine Brown, senior director of visual communications in Hamilton’s Communications Department, was honored as the 2014 Distinguished Service Award recipient by Hamilton’s Alumni Association. John Hadity ’83, president of the Alumni Association, presented the award on April 4 during the Alumni Council’s Recognition dinner.  More ...

Arn Chorn Pond
Jeff Dyer '04 Returns to Hill With Arn Chorn Pond

Hamilton alumnus and music major Jeff Dyer ’04 returned to Hamilton on April 3 for a discussion and performance with famed flute player, Arn Chorn Pond. Pond is a Cambodian-American who experienced the horrors of genocide when the Khmer Rouge took control of his native country and forced Pond into a child work camp.  More ...

Ryan Serhant '06 Stars in Third Season of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York

Ryan Serhant '06 will star in the third season of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York, premiering April 2 at 9 p.m. (eastern).  Cameras follow Serhant everywhere as he competes with two other brokers for clients and properties. According to Bravo, the premiere of season three will find Ryan listing a $23 million one-of-a-kind apartment that has never-before-seen features.  More ...

Panelists at Career Explo:Publishing.
Students Explore Careers in Publishing in NYC Workshop

Some people know, from the first time they see their name in print, that they want to write. Others learn over time that they excel in editing. And still others don’t realize until their senior spring that they possess the interpersonal and persuasive skills that make successful publicists. On March 29, Hamilton students and alumni convened at the Brooklyn Public Library to discuss the publishing industry and the myriad roles one might play within it. The event, called CareerExplo: Publishing, was sponsored by the Maurice Horowitch Career Center.  More ...

Exhibition Features Prints by Atelier Four

A collection of intaglio prints by Professors of Art Bruce Muirhead and William Salzillo, along with Amy Buchholz ’80 and Jake Muirhead ’86 – the Atelier Four – will be on display April 4-29 at The Ink Shop Printmaking Center in Ithaca, N.Y.  More ...

Aaron Astor '95 with Hamilton's Alternative Spring Break group in Tennessee.
Aaron Astor '95 Educates ASB Group on Tennessee History

Aaron Astor ’95, an associate professor of history at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., shared his knowledge of the Civil War in Tennessee with a group of Hamilton students volunteering at the Cumberland Trail for their Alternative Spring Break trip on March 24.  More ...

New York City alumni joined Tracy Adler, director of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, for an artist talk with Casey Ruble on March 7.
NYC Alumni Join Adler for Artist Talk

Tracy L. Adler, director of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, welcomed New York City alumni for a talk with artist Casey Ruble on March 7 at Volta NY. Ruble’s work was included in the museum’s fall exhibition A Sense of Place, which was curated by Adler.  More ...

Richard Nelson '72 met with students prior to giving the Tolles lecture on March 11.
Nelson '72 Describes the Peculiarity of Theater in Tolles Lecture

“This room holds many ghosts,” Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Nelson ’72 said as he began his talk in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 11. “Ghosts in every corner.” Nelson delivered the Tolles lecture titled “The Peculiarity of Theater.”  More ...

Doug Lemov '90
Doug Lemov '90 Returns to Hill to Talk Education Reform

Doug Lemov ’90 returned to the Hill on March 6 to initiate a policy conversation on public education reform.  While encouraging dialogue and discussion throughout his lecture, Lemov expressed his own ideas of how the current educational system can progress in the midst of poverty. In his presentation, titled “Which Reforms Will Save American Education – and Which Will Kill It?” Lemov addressed the different ways in which the nation must improve “the most important sector in a functioning democracy.”  More ...

Thomas Tull '92, back left, seated next to retired Gen. Colin Powell, at the White House discussion of President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.
Thomas Tull '92 Participates in Obama's "My Brothers Keeper" Initiative

Thomas Tull ’92, founder and CEO of Legendary Entertainment and a member of Hamilton’s Board of Trustees, was part of a group of foundation and business leaders invited by President Barack Obama to discuss his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative at the White House on Feb. 27.  More ...

Gilbert Strang
Mathematician Gilbert Strang Visits Campus March 6 and 7

Gilbert Strang, the inaugural Robert S. Morris Class of 1976 Visiting Fellow at Hamilton, and the MathWorks Professor of Mathematics at MIT, will be on campus for two events on Thursday and Friday, March 6 and 7.  More ...

Calin Trenkov-Wermuth '00
Trenkov-Wermuth ’00 Participates in London Think Tank Discussion

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Calin Trenkov-Wermuth ’00 participated in a roundtable discussion on challenges for European foreign and security policy at London’s Centre for European Reform (CER).  More ...

Hamilton Students STOP to Thank Donors on Feb. 26

Wednesday, February 26, was no ordinary day.  Hamilton celebrated STOP Day  — Starting Today Others Pay — the day when the cost of operating the College for the remainder of the academic year is paid not by tuition and fees, but by income from gifts provided by alumni, parents and friends.  More ...

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