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2013–14 GOLD Scholars

Connor Miyamoto ’15

Hamilton’s focus on writing was at the top of Connor’s list when deciding on which college to attend. “I firmly believe that the clear communication of ideas is vital for success in any field, and I knew Hamilton’s beautiful and intimate campus was the best place to hone those skills.”

Connor, who hails from St. Lazare, Quebec, is double majoring in creative writing and economics. His post-graduate plans are fluid. He may  seek work in the film industry, enroll at law school or join the Peace Corps. No matter his ultimate path, he’s excited about taking that “next step” and knows his experiences on the Hill have prepared him well for whatever that step might be.

“The most important thing I’ve learned at Hamilton is adapting to change. … I’ve really redefined myself since arriving on the Hill.” Connor plays club hockey, is a member of the Red Weather staff, volunteers with HAVOC, and serves as an RA and Writing Center peer tutor.

Academically, Hamilton’s open curriculum has provided the chance for Connor to “[dabble] in disciplines like religious studies, psychology, physics,” some of which have proven to be his most memorable courses. He notes that he has benefited from the willingness of his professors to foster close relationships with their students, which often extend beyond the traditional classroom setting. He adds, “Learning is a 24/7 affair at Hamilton, and I think one would be hard-pressed to find a student body that is more engaging than the one on the Hill.”

Connor feels strongly that his experience mirrors those of others who came before him, as evidenced by their decision to “give back to the College.” And he has this message for them: “Your contributions make living and learning at Hamilton a joy. … Thank you so much for making me the student and individual I am today.”


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