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Hamilton's 2014 Commencement ceremony begins.
Flexibility and Creativity Count, Dickey Tells Graduates

In his address at Hamilton College’s commencement, award-winning author and journalist Christopher Dickey advised the Class of 2014 that “What counts is flexibility and creativity: our ability to take what we've learned in life and school and work, and think about it and build on it, and combine it with the new things being thrown at us by a world full of hugely creative people.”  More ...

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Journalist, Author Christopher Dickey to Give Commencement Address

Award-winning author and journalist Christopher Dickey will deliver the Commencement address at Hamilton College on Sunday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. Dickey will be awarded an honorary degree, along with Deborah Bial, founder and president of the Posse Foundation, and Thomas Schwarz '66, president of Purchase College. Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash will offer the Baccalaureate sermon on Saturday, May 24, at 3 p.m., in the Scott Field House. She will receive an honorary degree from Hamilton in December.  More ...

Thomas Tull '92 speaks at Hamilton's Commencement.
Legendary CEO Thomas Tull '92 Expresses Gratitude for Liberal Arts Education

In his address at Hamilton College’s commencement, Thomas Tull ’92, founder, chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures, urged the Class of 2013 to “listen to your inner compass and make being a good citizen and a good person part of how you measure yourself and how you think about success.”  More ...

Thomas Tull '92
Legendary Pictures Chairman, CEO Thomas Tull ’92 to Give Commencement Address

Thomas Tull ’92, chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures, will deliver the Commencement address at Hamilton on Sunday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.  More ...

A.G. Lafley '69 addressed the graduates.
A.G. Lafley Provides Seven Pieces of Advice for Class of 2012

In his address at Hamilton College’s Bicentennial commencement, A.G. Lafley ’69, former chairman and CEO of the Procter & Gamble Co., urged the Class of 2012 to embrace the choices life hands them because they will learn something from each one they make. “While you can’t control the twists and turns that will push and pull your life in unanticipated directions, you can control the person you choose to become,” Lafley said. He shared a few things he’s learned since he graduated from Hamilton in 1969.  More ...

Former Procter & Gamble Co. Chairman and CEO to Give Commencement Address

A.G. Lafley, former chairman and CEO of the Procter & Gamble Co., and chairman of Hamilton’s board of trustees, will deliver the Commencement address at Hamilton on Sunday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. A live webcast of the commencement ceremony will be available online beginning at 10:15 a.m.  More ...

A.G. Lafley '69
National News Applauds Two 2012 Honorary Degree Recipients

Commencement speaker A.G. Lafley '69, Hamilton’s Board of Trustees chair and former Procter & Gamble chairman and  CEO, was interviewed by Adweek along with his six fellow Advertising Hall of Fame 2012 inductees in a March 18 article, "What Makes a Legend Tick?" The New York Times Sunday Book Review included a favorable review of a new book, Coral Glynn, by 2012 honorary degree recipient Peter Cameron '82, on the same day.  More ...

Al Gore speaking at Hamilton's Commencement on May 22, 2011.
Al Gore Tells Graduates Solution to Climate Crisis is in Their Generation’s Hands

Al Gore, 45th vice president of the U.S., and author of An Inconvenient Truth, told Hamilton’s Class of 2011 that the climate crisis is “the most serious challenge that our civilization has ever faced,” and that while the grassroots movement in support of solving the climate crisis is the most powerful in the history of the world, “it will be the generation of you in this graduating class that will really bring about change.” Gore also addressed the political state of our democracy and how decisions made on false assumptions have led to major national challenges.  More ...

Former VP Al Gore to Give Commencement Address

Al Gore, the 45th vice president of the U.S., Nobel Laureate and author of An Inconvenient Truth, will deliver the Commencement address at Hamilton College on Sunday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. The ceremony will be webcast live beginning at 10:15 a.m.  More ...

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt
GE CEO Jeff Immelt Urges Graduates to Be Optimistic
Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric Company (GE), told Hamilton’s Class of 2010 to be optimistic at its commencement ceremony on May 23. Acknowledging that we are in economically difficult times, Immelt emphasized the need for creative and independent thinkers and the importance of maintaining a spirit of reality-based optimism. More ...
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