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Reunion College Key Award Recipients

Clarence Aldridge '45, Brendan McCormick '01 and George Elferink '61

By Justin Brant  |  Contact Justin Brant
Posted June 7, 2006
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Presented by the Alumni Council on behalf of the Alumni Association, College Key Awards recognize individuals who have performed a service or activity that has directly benefited a specific volunteer program or the College in a tangible way. The 2006 Reunion recipients are:

Key Award to Clarence E. Aldridge '45
Alumni from the Class of 1955 and earlier participated in a special reunion last year thanks to Clarence Aldridge, who created and managed a program for half-century alumni. His determination and organizational skills were critical in bringing to College Hill 65 post-50th reunion alumni and guests. The model he developed served as a template for this year's program and is certain to do so for future reunion celebrations.
 
Key Award to Brendan D. McCormick '01
The vision and drive of Brendan McCormick has led to the creation of the Hamilton College Wall Street Association. The first event was held on May 3 with Richard Bernstein '80, chief U.S. strategist for Merrill Lynch, as the keynote speaker.  More than 130 New York alumni attended. The Wall Street alumni group is open to all alumni, whether individuals work in the financial services or related fields or simply have an interest in finance. 
 
Key Award to George Elferink '61
George Elferink has provided the College with "outstanding leadership of his class through several years of service as class agent and reunion gift committee chair." Annual Fund staff members consider him a model volunteer, whose regular contact and updates about the College and the fund encourage other volunteers to complete their tasks. He accesses the Annual Fund's online volunteer site more than anyone - volunteer or staff member - and efficiently and creatively utilizes the data to enhance the performance of his class.

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