Several Hamilton students were among hundreds who traveled to Seneca Falls, N.Y., Oct. 7 to see nine women inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. Among those honored were philanthropist Swanee Hunt and Eleanor K. Baum, the first female engineer to be named dean of a college of engineering in the U.S., Cooper Union in Manhattan. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, author of the 1969 bestseller On Death and Dying, and chef Julia Child were honored posthumously.
The students were accompanied by alumnae Cassandra Harris-Lockwood K'74 and Wendy Morris K'77. The trip was made possible by funds from the Kirkland Endowment. The next day, Barbara DeBaptiste, president of the National Women's Hall of Fame, stopped for a tour of Hamilton's campus and lunch with students and Harris-Lockwood, Morris and Dean of Students Nancy Thompson. The students included Corinne Bancroft '10, Robyn Gibson '10, Kenya Lee '10, Melanie Leeds '08, Mallory Reed '10 and Amy Tannenbaum '10.