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A Hamilton student works with a refugee.
Project SHINE: 10 Years of Contributing to the Community

The start of the Spring 2015 semester at Hamilton marks the 10th anniversary of Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders, or Project SHINE, operated through the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center.  The service-learning program helps students understand the needs and circumstances of others through work in the community.  Students act as English coaches to refugees and immigrants, and work one-on-one or in small groups with adult learners and young adults.  More ...

Erich Marcks, Connor Crutchfield, Harris Pollack, Alec Talsania, Peter Goldsmith, Spenser Heller at the school they helped build in Guatemala.
Men's Soccer Team Members Help Build Guatemala School

Six members of the Hamilton Men’s Soccer team traveled to Guatemala for a service trip during winter break in January through the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation (GHHF). They spent a week in the village of Chichoy Alto, in the region of Patzun, Chimaltenango, where they worked to help finish building  the village school. With the newly constructed second floor, students entering middle school will now have adequate space to continue their education.  More ...

Students at one of last year's MLK Service Day sites.
17th Annual MLK Service Day is Jan. 24

Nearly 150 students will gather for Hamilton’s 17th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Service Day on Saturday, Jan. 24. The community service event, run by the Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach and Charity ( HAVOC), sends students to a wide variety of non-profit organizations across the area for volunteer work.  More ...

Group leader Hannah O'Leary ’17, Allison Mogul ‘18, Jesse Heekin ’18, Katherine Bauer ‘18, Caitlin Becker ‘18, and leader Kyle Burnhan’15 at the Kirkland Arts Center.
Hamilton Serves in January, Too

Hamilton’s 39 January admits and six transfer students participated in Hamilton Serves on Saturday, Jan. 17, as part of their orientation. They visited seven area non-profit agencies  for a morning of service.  More ...

Men 's soccer coach Perry Nizzi, Director of Community Outreach Amy James and COOP Senior Fellow Thomas Funk '15 deliver gifts at JPC.
Holiday Gifts From HAVOC and COOP

Hamilton community service programs HAVOC and COOP collected food, gifts and other items to make the holidays a bit happier for some local families. The Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach and Charity (HAVOC) sponsored a holiday Mitten Tree, bearing gift requests from children with a need.  The children’s gift requests came through House of Good Shepherd,  Johnson Park Center (JPC) in Utica, Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Siegenthaler Center (Hospice) and Rome DSS.  More ...

Students in Larson's Prison Writing Class Collect Books for Incarcerated

Three students in Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson’s “Booked: Prison Writing” course this fall held a campus book drive to benefit prisoners at a New York State correctional facility.  More ...

Men's soccer players to make missionary trip to Guatemala

Six members of the Hamilton College men's soccer team will travel to Guatemala during winter break in January 2015 through the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation (GHHF).  More ...

Hamilton students taught Spanish to Clinton elementary school students this semester.
Hispanic Studies Class Teaches at Clinton Elementary

For the third year, Hamilton students taught Spanish to children in grades K-5 at Clinton Elementary School. The students taught multiple groups of approximately 25 Clinton children during lunch and recess this semester. Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies María Gabriela Portal, Elisa MacColl ’16, and Emily Hess ’16 coordinated the project.  More ...

HAVOC Dodgeball Tournament Brings the Excitement

More than 160 students geared up for some fierce competition on Nov. 15 as Hamilton Association for Volunteering Outreach and Charity (HAVOC) hosted its 13th Annual Dodgeball Tournament. The event raised more than $775 for Hamilton’s first Team IMPACT player, Sophia Johnson.  More ...

A class at the Mohawk Correctional Facility.
College in Prison Program Honored By Continuing Education Association of NY

A College in Prison program at the Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome, N.Y., initiated by Hamilton College Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson, and sponsored by Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC), has been honored with the James C. Hall Exemplary Credit Program Award by the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY).  More ...

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