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Michael Shapiro '71 Awarded Knighthood in France's Order of Arts and Letters
Michael Shapiro '71, director of Atlanta's High Museum of Art, was awarded one of France's top cultural honors -- a knighthood in the order of Arts and Letters during November. Shapiro was honored for his work in putting together the "Louvre in Atlanta" collaboration that will bring some of the Louvre's collection to the High Museum. It is the first time in the Louvre's 212-year history that the museum has agreed to share entire collections with another museum for an extended period. Shapiro was awarded the knighthood by French Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres. More ...
Lawrence Dodds '89 Named Pennsylvania Rising Star
Lawrence D. Dodds, an associate with the Blue Bell law firm Wisler Pearlstine Talone Craig Garrity & Potash LLP, has been named a “Pennsylvania Rising Star,” appearing in the December 2005 issue of Philadelphia Magazine and in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. Only 2.5 percent of all practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania were selected as Rising Stars, after an extensive survey and peer review conducted by Law & Politics Media in a process intended to distinguish outstanding emerging attorneys in the state.
A member of the firm’s Education Law Group, Mr. Dodds concentrates his practice in the areas of special education law and family law. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a focus on the treatment of adolescents and forensic issues, and prior to entering legal practice he provided therapy and assessment services in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children.
He is a graduate of Hamilton College and received his doctoral degree from Hahnemann University. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the Villanova University School of Law. Mr. Dodds is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, and Montgomery Bar Associations. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for both Methodist Family Services of Philadelphia and Methodist Services for Children and Families. Lawrence is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University. More ...
Frances Dunwell K'74, DEC Hudson River Estuary Coordinator, Lectures at Hamilton
Frances Dunwell K’74, Hudson River Estuary Coordinator at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, spoke to the Hamilton community on November 29. Dunwell’s presentation included a slideshow and a history of the Hudson River as well as the plans for implementation of Governor Pataki’s Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda to conserve the resources of the Hudson River watershed.

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Mike Evans '05 Meets With Dalai Lama During Visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland
It's not too many people who have the opportunity to meet with and address the Dalai Lama -- particularly recent college grads. But that's exactly what Mike Evans '05 did in November when the Dalai Lama visited the Playing for Peace program in Belfast, Ireland, where Mike is program director. Mike is quick to credit his Hamilton education for giving him the skills and confidence to pull off his talk with one of the spiritual leaders of the world.

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Candidates Announced for Alumni Leadership Roles
Alumni Leadership Candidates

The Alumni Council has nominated the following candidates for leadership positions -- one as president of the Alumni Association and three as members of Hamilton's board of trustees. Terms begin July 1, 2006, with the Alumni Association president serving a three-year term and alumni trustees each serving four years.

In accordance with Article 8 of the Constitution of the Alumni Association, alumni may submit additional nominations for these offices by petition, each of which requires at least 25 signatures of association members. To be valid, a petition must be submitted by Jan. 7, 2006, and include the signature, class year, address and telephone number of each petitioner, along with a statement by the proposed candidate consenting to be nominated. Each page of a petition must contain the name of the candidate and the office for which he or she is being nominated.

Each petition may nominate only one candidate and should be directed to the Secretary, Hamilton College Alumni Association, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323. If no nominations by petition are received, a mail ballot election will not be necessary.


Alumni Association President

MARK RICE '73, an English major at Hamilton, was quarterback of the football team, on the Spectator staff, selected for DT honorary society and was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. After 11 years with Banker's Trust, he joined Citigroup Private Bank in New York, where he is a director. Rice has served Hamilton as a free agent and a reunion gift committee member, a Career Center volunteer, president of the Fairfield County Alumni Association, member of the Alumni Council executive committee and chair of the council's regional affairs committee. He has been active with the FAN (Football Alumni Network), and he and his wife Amy are members of the Parents Advisory Council. The Rices live in Wilton, Conn., and are the parents of Whitney '01 and Andrew '06.


Alumni Trustees
(three to be elected)

HAROLD W. BOGLE '75, a government and English literature major, was a resident advisor and member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He earned his M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bogle lives in Bronxville, N.Y., and has served as a free agent, Career Center volunteer and head of the major gifts effort for the 30th reunion committee. He has hosted several Rising Star sessions and is currently class agent and a member of the Alumni Council and the leadership gifts council for the Excelsior Campaign. He is a managing director at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York.

ANN B. HUTCHINS '79 attended Kirkland College for three years before the merger, participating on the squash and field hockey teams and graduating from Hamilton with a degree in American studies. In 1988, she earned an M.B.A. from Babson College. After serving as a partner at HLM Management, Hutchins founded and is now a principal at Alexius Consulting, a firm that provides strategic and logistical direction to small businesses. She is a member of the leadership gifts council for the Excelsior Campaign and has been the class correspondent and a member of the reunion gift committee. A resident of Santa Barbara, Calif., she has met with students on and off campus to discuss careers in finance.

ALEXANDER C. SACERDOTE '94, a government major and member of Alpha Delta Phi at Hamilton, spent three years with Internet-related firms following graduation. He lives in Boston, where he has been with Fidelity Investments since 1999, when he earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He has assisted students through Career Center programs and has served as a member of 1994's reunion gift committee. In addition to a scholarship endowment, Sacerdote's family established The Sacerdote Great Names Series at Hamilton, for which he is the family's liaison. More ...
Emily Lemanczyk '05 Contributes Article to NextStep Magazine
Emily Lemanczyk '05 contributed an article to Next Step Magazine, a publication geared to high school students making college and career plans. Her article, titled "You won't like everybody - College career tips ...And nine other things I wish I'd learned earlier in my college career," is a list of suggestions on how to make the most of college life. Included in Lemanczyk's tips are "Professors really can be your friends," and "Learn how to prioritize your work." While at Hamilton, Lemanczyk, a government major, interned in the Communications & Development office. She also spent a semester of Hamilton's New York City program working at Rolling Stone magazine. More ...
Bill Harley '77 Will be Guest on NPR
Bill Harley'77 will be a guest on Talk of the Nation, NPR's midday news-talk show with Neal Conan and Liane Hansen on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Harley will sing songs from his new recording One More Time, read some short pieces from his new book Dear Santa, and talk about entertaining families – children and parents. Harley will be on during the second hour, between 2-4 p.m. EST.


Check your local NPR station or go to www.npr.org to find your local station or to listen online. To participate in the conversation, call 800-989-8255 or e-mail TOTN@npr.org More ...
Save the Date for Alexander Hamilton's Birthday!

You're invited to Alexander Hamilton's birthday party!  This month alumni across the country are throwing parties in his honor. We hope that you will come and raise a glass to old Al Ham!   More ...

Leigh Keno '79 Awarded 2005 National Humanities Medal by President Bush
Leigh Keno ’79 and his brother, Leslie, are among 11 Americans who were awarded the 2005 National Humanities Medals by President George W. Bush at a White House ceremony on November 10. The Keno brothers are historians and appraisers of art. The National Humanities Medal, first awarded in 1989 as the Charles Frankel Prize, honors individuals and organizations whose work has deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities, broadened citizens' engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand America's access to important humanities resources.
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Emerson Gallery Exhibition “A Century of Curiosities: Hamilton College Collects”

The Emerson Gallery’s “A Century of Curiosities: Hamilton College Collects” was featured in the “Futures & Options” column titled “Beyond the Blockbuster” in The Wall Street Journal on Friday, Nov. 4. The column referenced the size of the Emerson Gallery’s collection, 5,000 items, and noted the range of the collection’s holdings from Greek vases to a rattle from the Tlinglit Indians of the Pacific Northwest, from a portrait of Ezra Pound to Currier & Ives lithographs.        More ...

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