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Jon Hysell, 1972 Graduate of Hamilton, Named Director of Alumni Programs
Jon Hysell, a 1972 graduate of Hamilton College, has joined the college as director of alumni programs. He will be responsible for building and supporting alumni programs that promote stronger connections between the college and its alumni. More ...
Former Diplomat, Iranian Hostage Richard Queen '73 Dies at Age 51
Richard I. Queen, a 1973 graduate of Hamilton College, and retired Foreign Service officer, died on Aug. 14 in Falls Church, Va., of complications related to multiple sclerosis. In 1979 Queen was one of 66 people taken hostage by Islamic militants at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. He was released in July 1980, after 250 days in captivity, when Iranian doctors discovered he had an undetermined illness that was then diagnosed as multiple sclerosis. More ...
Joel Johnson '65 Guest on MSNBC
Joel Johnson, a 1965 graduate of Hamilton College, and chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods, was a guest on MSNBC on August 16. Johnson discussed Hormel's stock and noted that on Hormel's behalf, he signed with confidence the accounting agreement for CEOs. Johnson said he sees strength in the food industry, as indicated by growing sales. He also noted that the company just sold its 6 billionth SPAM. More ...
Steve Culbertson '79 Named to Non-Profit Times Top 50 List
Steven A. Culbertson, president and ceo of Youth Service America, Washington, D.C., and a 1979 graduate of Hamilton College, has been named to the NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 list for 2002. NonProfit Times (NPT) is a business publication for volunteer management. In naming Culbertson to the list, NPT said "Starting with little more than force of will, Culbertson has helped to position volunteering and young people as an issue and a national priority." More ...
Barbara Smalley '83 Finishes Ironman Triathlon
Barbara Smalley ‘83 competed in the 2002 Ironman USA, Lake Placid, on July 28. An Ironman competition consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run. The Lake Placid Ironman is one of only four officially sanctioned Ironman North America events. Smalley competed for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT). TNT has raised millions of dollars toward finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. Smalley finished the swim in 1:12:47, the bike in 7:45:25 and the run in 5:47:24, crossing the finish line just after 10 p.m. More ...
"Truth, Deception and Lies" Abundant at 2002 Alumni Seminar in the Liberal Arts
The Bible says that the truth will set us free, but it also tells us about a Roman official who asks “What is truth?” and receives no answer. Must we always tell the truth? Is lying always wrong? Are there legitimate degrees of falsehood? Are human beings disposed to falsehood as well as the truth? Is deception part, perhaps even a necessary part of human nature – and of nature itself? These questions and others were considered from July 18-21, as the Hamilton College Office of Alumni Programs hosted the 2002 Hamilton College Alumni Seminar in the Liberal Arts. This year’s seminar was titled “Truth, Deception and Lies.” Nineteen alumni and friends of the college joined Edward North Professor of Classics and moderator Carl A. Rubino for the weekend activities. More ...
William Monopoli '71 Named Publisher of Indiana Newspaper
William Monopoli, a 1971 graduate of Hamilton College, has been named publisher of The Times, a daily newspaper in Munster, Indiana. Monopoli has worked in newspapers from for more than two decades, most recently as president and publisher of the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin. More ...
Dick Couper '44 Recognized in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin Editorial
Hamilton alumnus, Binghamton native and board of trustee member Dick Couper '44 was the subject of an editorial in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (July 14, 2002). The editorial, "Couper deserves honor," cited Couper's recent recognition by the Oneida County Historical Society as a "Living Legend." The editorial notes, "This isn't just a case of local boy makes good. It's local boy makes good over and over and over." More ...
Hugh "Tripp" Jones '88 Fights for the Middle Class
Hamilton alumnus Hugh "Tripp" Jones, '88, was featured in a Boston Globe article highlighting the work of his organization, the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassInc). Celebrating its fifth anniversary, MassInc is dedicated to promoting the vitality of the state's middle class. Promoted as a "non-partisan, evidence-based organization" MassInc has used research, education and journalism to further its four main policy initiatives of "economic prosperity", "safe neighborhoods", "lifelong learning," and "civic renewal." Jones commented, "For me, though, this is pretty basic...I love the business of politics and public policy, but I want a healthy family life, too." He continues, "I've seen what running for office does to people...having kids puts all the other stuff in perspective." More ...
Andrew Barous '01 featured in Salem Evening News
Andrew Barous, a 2001 graduate of Hamilton College, is featured in a Salem Evening News article about joining the Peace Corps. While at Hamilton, Barous’ first cultural exchange was a four-week trip to Costa Rica followed by a semester in Madrid, Spain. He was recently an English teacher with Harvard’s World Teach Program. He says, “living in another culture gives you a whole different perspective.” Barous will spend two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tonga, a constitutional monarchy made up of 170 islands in the South Pacific where he will learn the native language, Tongan, and undergo technical training for his job as an agricultural business adviser working to improve the Tongan economy. More ...
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