for supporting Hamilton’s students and faculty through the Annual Fund. Gifts from alumni, parents and friends received between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, exceeded our $6.9 million goal.
This is how your support enhanced the Hamilton experience for students during the 2014-15 academic year:
Hamilton’s total financial aid budget was just over $34 million. Annual giving was essential to sustaining our needblind admission promise, by ensuring that the College had the resources to invite the best possible candidates to join our community, regardless of family finances, and ultimately fill our classrooms, residence halls, playing fields, labs and studios.
The Career and Life Outcomes Center posted 600 job opportunities and 460 internship offerings this year. Seventy-one percent of Hamilton students engaged with CLOC programming, and professional staff and peer tutors completed 2,836 student appointments. The center offered more than 250 programs, including Interview Mojo, Career Explo, First Year Forward and How I Got My Internship.
The Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center and the Oral Communication Center uphold Hamilton’s tradition of graduating skilled writers and persuasive speakers — the foundation of leadership. Thirty professionally trained and mentored student peer writing tutors assisted 971 students (almost half of all undergraduates) in 2,655 individual writing conferences this year alone. The Oral Communication Center provided 710 student conferences during the 2014-15 academic year, serving courses in 23 departments or programs. In total, nearly 100 courses throughout the curriculum included an oral communications component.