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Welcome to Hamilton's Online Alumni Community

Welcome to HOLAC. The Office of Alumni Programs staff is here to serve you.

Bill Brower '84 - Executive Director, Annual Giving and Alumni Programs
e-mail: wbrower@hamilton.edu Telephone: 315-859-4027

Jon Hysell '72 - Director of Alumni Programs
E-mail: jahysell@hamilton.edu  Telephone: 315-859-4606

Amy Hunt - Assistant Director, Regional Programs
E-mail: ahunt@hamilton.edu Telephone: 315-859-4004

Laurie Russell - Assistant Director, On-campus and Special Events
E-mail: lrussell@hamilton.edu  Telephone: 315-859-4642

Nikki Barbano - Senior Assistant
E-mail: nbarbano@hamilton.edu  Telephone: 866-729-0314

Jackie Thompson - Staff Assistant
E-mail: jdthomps@hamilton.edu  Telephone: 866-729-0314

The Office of Alumni Programs manages Alumni Association regional events, Fallcoming, Family Weekend, Volunteer Weekend and supports special programming on and off the Hill. We also are in charge of Alumni Travel, content on the Alumni Website (HOLAC,) liaise with Alumni Council committees and provide a variety of other support to Hamilton and Kirkland alumni/ae.

We encourage you calls and e-mails to us. We welcome the opportunity to support alumni on and off the Hill.

Personal regards,
Jon A. L. Hysell '72  More ...

Michael Granof '63 Contributes Op-ed to Chronicle of Higher Education

Michael Granof '63, a professor of accounting at the University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business, wrote an op-ed on high textbook prices for The Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 26, 2004). Granof, who is also chairman of the board of the University Cooperative Society, the University of Texas's bookstore, wrote: "Students and their parents and legislators have a legitimate complaint. Textbooks are overpriced. But the causes aren't price gouging by bookstores, unscrupulous professors who force students to buy the texts they wrote, unnecessary and too-frequent revisions, or bundled supplementary materials. Those are all symptoms, not the disease."

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Andrew Conway '04 Presents at Annenberg School of Communication at USC
Andrew Conway '04 was among presenters at the Undergraduate Honors Conference, held at the Annenberg School of Communication at USC in November. His paper, “Information Technology and its Effect on Nations and Their Peoples,” examined the global influence of information technology from an uncommon perspective.  Using Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities and Anthony Smith’s Nationalism, the paper explored the contemporary notions surrounding the nation and nationalism.  Then, based on these concepts, the paper claimed that because of how information technologies are developed and disseminated they actually change and evolve the idea of a nation and nationalism. More ...
"Rodney's Wife," New Play by Richard Nelson '72 Premieres

"Rodney's Wife," a play written and directed by acclaimed playwright and Hamilton College alumnus Richard Nelson '72 opened in New York on November 12, at Playwrights Horizons. The play runs through December 19 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater on West 42nd Street. Nelson won a Tony Award for "James Joyce's The Dead."   More ...

Family Weekend 2004: October 29-31
Hamilton College's annual Family Weekend will take place  October 29-31 on the Hill. Family members can be assured of an engaging and busy weekend. Your students, of course, look forward to your arrival! A full schedule of events is found by clicking on the Family Weekend 2004 links on this page More ...
Peter Rabinowitz
New Recording of Music by Jay Reise '72 Includes Program Notes by Peter Rabinowitz

"Devil in the Flesh and Other Pieces," the latest recording of music by Jay Reise, has appeared on Albany Records (www.albanyrecords.com). The CD has a number of connections to Hamilton College: Reise graduated from Hamilton in 1972 and later served on the Hamilton faculty; the program notes are by Comparative Literature Professor Peter Rabinowitz; and one of the works, Satori, received its world premiere at Hamilton in 1995, when it was performed by soprano Deborah Massell '80 and Sar-Shalom Strong, currently a lecturer in piano. The recording includes four works, all of which feature Marc-André Hamelin, widely regarded as the outstanding pianist of his generation. Also participating in the performances are bassoonist Charles Ullery (principal bassoonist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra) and soprano Jody Karin Applebaum.

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Kimberly Troisi-Paton '91 Writes Article for New York Archives
Kimberly Troisi-Paton '91 is the author of an article in the Fall 2004 issue of New York Archives. The article, titled "Failure is Impossible," describes how during the Civil War, New York's suffragists set aside their equal rights agenda to support the abolitionist cause. Troisi-Paton was a government major/history minor at Hamilton, with a special interest in the Civil War. She received her J.D. from Cornell University Law School. More ...
Joe Lewis ’74 Presents Art Lecture

Joe Lewis, a 1974 graduate of Hamilton and the current dean of the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, presented a lecture titled “Community, Diversity and Patience: Art as a Verb,” on October 19 in the Kirner-Johnson Auditorium. The lecture was the first sponsored by the newly independent art department and the Office for Multicultural Affairs.   More ...

Alumni Council Executive Committee
Record Alumni Council Attendance on Fallcoming Weekend

The Alumni Council met on the Hill during a glorious Fallcoming Weekend. Temperatures soared into the low 80’s. A record 59 council members made the trip to the Hill. Weekend council activity included:


Fallcoming Photo Gallery

Celebration of Service dinner on Friday evening:
The Alumni Council presented our Volunteer of the Year award to Dick Couper '44 for his years of dedicated service to the College. Three College Key Awards were presented to Ed Deci '64, John Villios '73 and Alan Silverman '76. Congratulations and thank you!

Council Business - Council Expansion:
The Executive Committee of the Alumni Council agreed to expand Alumni Council Membership to include Class Agents, as part of the Class Leadership Committee, and GOLD group chairs, as part of the Regional Affairs Committee. The Council approved these recommendations noting that expansion provides "...means of better serving both the College and our alumni constituency ... creates a basis for a stronger, deeper, more far-reaching Alumni Council."

Multicultural Alumni - Students Mentoring Kick-off Event: A weekend highlight included the inaugural mentoring event sponsored by the Multicultural Alumni Relations Committee (MARC). Over 80 people attended including more than 20 alumni mentors, over 50 students and members of the College community at large. Kudos are extended to MARC chair Torrence Moore '92 and mentoring committee chair Laura Hsieh '93 and the MARC committee members who contributed to this program inauguration.

Alumni Council Welcomes new Alumni Association (AA) Regional Presidents: The Council extended their welcome to new AA presidents who include: Bruce Gaylord '70 and Alexandra Stevens '95 in Fairfield County; Sara Shapiro Haberson '97 and Justin Haberson '96 in Philadelphia along with Lynne Salkin '00 the Philadelphia GOLD chair; Liz Holland '87 in Chicago; Dan Murdock in Westchester County and Bill Gaden '84 (as co-president with Susan Bacot '88) in New York City. AA presidents offer alumni their leadership and energy to help foster educational and social events in the association areas where we live and work. A current schedule of Regional AA events is found here   More ...

Margaret Klenck K '75 Featured in PBS Special

Margaret Klenck, K '75, is featured prominently in a two-part PBS series, The Question of God. She is a Jungian psychotherapist. The show is based on a popular Harvard course taught by Dr. Armand Nicholi.   More ...

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