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Elisa MacColl '16
MacColl ’16 Finds Niche With L.E.K. Consulting

This summer, the Hamilton news site will share stories of members of the Class of 2016 who are ready to make their mark by beginning careers or embarking on graduate or professional study. We’ll start with this year’s valedictorian, Elisa MacColl of Jenkintown, Pa.  More ...

Photo Credit: Geir Magnusson
Stefanie Sacks ’91 Wrote a Book titled What the Fork Are You Eating?

Culinary Nutritionist, author, consultant, speaker and food firebrand, Stefanie Sacks ’91, wrote a book called What the Fork Are You Eating? This book is an action plan to help people lead a healthier lifestyle from shopping to cooking at home.  More ...

Gretchen Gardner ’09 Thrives in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gretchen Gardner ’09 currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she runs her own communications strategy firm, GMG Strategic Communications. According to Portada, Gardner ’09 “works with Argentine and international ventures on shaping their content, branding and marketing strategies to position them for success in global markets.”  More ...

Adam Van Wynsberghe
Van Wynsberghe Presents Seminar at Union College

Associate Professor of Chemistry Adam Van Wynsberghe presented an invited seminar titled “Development of a multi-scale sampling methodology to examine the favored ligand binding pathways of influenza neuraminidase” at Union College on May 12.  More ...

Philip L. Hawkins ’78 ranked in the top 10 Percent of NYSE CEO Scorecard

BSS News Bites ranked DCT Industrial Trust Inc. President and CEO Philip L. Hawkins ’78, in the top 10 percent for his performance this past year. This New York Stock Exchange performance ranking was for the year that ended on May 2, 2016. During that time period, DCT Industrial Trust Inc. shares were up 27 percent. Hawkins ’78 joined the company in 2006 where he led its initial public offering on the NYSE and the subsequent growth of its operating business and development platform.  More ...

From left: Maria Saenz '19, Lisa Yang '17, Greg Casey '09, Elizabeth Tran '18 and Sarah Magee '18.
Greg Casey ’09 Visits Hamilton Microfinance

Greg Casey ’09, founder and first president of Hamilton Microfinance, met with current members of the organization when he visited campus in April. The students heard first-hand how Casey started the organization and how it has influenced his post-grad plans.  More ...

Hamilton Program in New York City students and Professor Dan Chambliss at Jing Fong in Chinatown.
NYC Program Students Meet With Steve Sadove ’73

Participants of the spring 2016 NYC program recently visited Stephen Sadove ’73 to learn about his own career path, his retail and marketing acumen, and his personal Hamilton experience. He spoke highly of his belief in the liberal arts which was reassuring to the students who will be facing job searches soon.  More ...

The 2016 Three-Minute Thesis competition contestants.
Senior Thesis...Bite Sized

The Oral Communication Center hosted the second annual Three Minute Thesis competition on April 30. Open to all members of the senior class, the competition offers cash prizes for the students who can most effectively summarize their senior projects in three minutes or less. This year’s competition hosted 15 students whose majors and interests ranged from post-colonial economics to concussion management for athletes.  More ...

Community Masterworks Chorale, Choir and Symphoria to Perform

The Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale with the Hamilton College Choir and members of Symphoria will perform their spring concert on Tuesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.  More ...

Vi Pham '18 in white.
Celebrating 40 Years of “Tossing Around a Piece of Plastic”

Hamilton's Ultimate Frisbee team celebrated its 40th anniversary with a tournament on April 9.  Nearly 40 alumni/former players came back to compete, including 15 from the early to mid -80s and close to 25 from the 2000s. Hamilton’s team currently has 50 active players.  More ...

Steven Butterhof '05
Butterhof ’05 Selected 2015 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year

Hamilton alumnus Steven Butterhof ’05 was named the 2015 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY) during a ceremony at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., on April 8. He was chosen from 36,000 sailors. Fewer than 150 individuals have received this honor since its inception in 1972.  More ...

Alexander Doig '16 received an Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award for his presentation at the Geological Society of America Northeastern Section meeting.
Geoscience Majors Present at GSA Meeting

Several senior geosciences majors presented their senior thesis research results at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Northeastern Section meeting held in Albany, N.Y., last month. Alexander Doig received an Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award for his presentation of “Orientation, Spatial Distribution, and Chemical Composition of Paleozoic Diabase Dikes on Swans Island and Neighboring Islands, Penobscot Bay, Maine.”  More ...

Greg Casey '09
Casey ’09 Presents at Hamilton-Colgate Economics Seminar

Gregory Casey ’09 returned to campus on April 15 to participate in a seminar series sponsored jointly by the economics departments at Hamilton and Colgate University. He presented a talk titled “Instrumental Variables in the Long Run,” a joint project done with Marc Klemp of the University of Copenhagen.  More ...

Hill Stops: Alumni Share Career Experiences

Throughout the academic year, there is a continuous flow of alumni coming back to the Hill, sharing their work and life experiences with current students. This week, we begin maintaining an ongoing list of alumni visitors (and will occasionally highlight their on-campus presentations).  More ...

Ramon Villalona and Rashveena Rajaram
AIG, Citigroup & Deutsche Bank Alumni Host Students in NYC

The morning sky was still dark as 32 students walked up the Hill and boarded a bus to New York City on April 9. They were on their way to meet with alumni at the asset management/insurance institution AIG and two investment banks, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank, to learn more about careers in finance.  More ...

Dave Smallen, P'97, right, with Alumni Association president Gordon Kaye '74 and Hamilton President Joan Hinde Stewart.
Smallen Receives Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award

Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology David Smallen P’97 was honored as the 2016 Distinguished Service Award recipient by Hamilton’s Alumni Association. Alumni Association President Gordon Kaye ’74 presented the award on April 8 during the Alumni Council’s Recognition dinner.  More ...

Natasha Householder '83 coaches Leonard Kilekwang '16, center, and Andy Chen '16 in preparation for the annual Pitch Competition.
Nile Berry ’14 Wins 6th Pitch Competition

The sixth Entrepreneurship Workshop and Pitch Competition for current students and Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) took place from April 8-10. Nile Berry ’14 won first place pitching his Brooklyn-based company, Marvel Vision, a creative content studio which uses drone technology to produce aerial analytics. 

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John D. Nichols '66
John D. Nichols ’66 Describes Online Archive Project in Hamilton Talk

John D. Nichols ’66 returned to Hamilton on April 6 to talk about his public digital humanities project, the Ojibwe People’s Dictionary.  More ...

John D. Nichols '66
Nichols ’66 to Discuss The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary

John D. Nichols ’66, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, will present a lecture titled “The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary: A Public Digital Humanities Project for An Indigenous Language” on Wednesday, April 6, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Investor Brian Shine with Shark Tank Sam Matlick '17 holding winning check
Pitch Competition Propelled Matlick '17 to Bigger Win

Hamilton junior Sam Matlick’s first place win in the college’s fourth annual pitch competition in October 2013 was impressive, but it pales when compared with his first place finish in the Salt City Shark Tank, the YPO/WPO (Young Presidents Organization/World Presidents Organization) state-wide competition, last November. Matlick presented his company, SellYourTech LLC, now powered by Sunnking Electronics, at the event which is styled after the ABC show Shark Tank.  More ...

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