Opportunity Programs


Phyllis A.H. Breland
315-859-4912 (fax)

Meet Students from Class of 2014

Justin Brown '14

Hometown: Rochester, New York
Major: Sociology, Minor: Hispanic Studies

Activities: Resident Advisor, Christian Fellowship Leadership Team, "Do Something" Club Leadership Team, Women's Basketball- Assistant Coach/Manager

"Opportunity Programs is a life changing organization that initially will push you further than you've ever been pushed, but then
will embrace you and become your closest confidant during your college years."

Harsimran Janjua '14

Hometown: Woodside, NY
Major: Psychology

Activities: Resident Assistant, member of: BLSU ( Black and Latin Student Union), SASA ( South Asian Student Association), Rainbow Alliance, Sustah Girl, Resident Advisor, Study Abroad in New Zealand

“There are no words to describe how much I completely appreciate how much the Opportunity Programs has been there for me. Through each semester they’ve helped me gain confidence that I can do it and they’ve always supported me, even if it was with just a hug.”

Jimmy Nguyen '14

Hometown: Medford, Massachusettes

Major: World Politics

Activities: Admissions Tour guide, Office of Financial Aid student worker, Assistant Director of America Reads at Hamilton College, Rugby, Office of Admissions online journal writer, Outreach Pre-Orientation leader, Admissions Intern, Senior Gift committee

"There are times at Hamilton where friends, professors and academic advisors cannot help, where problems within these spheres need another resource of guidance. HEOP is this resource. Ms. Breland, Ms. Davis and Ms. Murphy have helped me transition from an easily ruffled pre-freshman hooligan to a more calm and composed member of the Hamilton community. Beyond all they have done for me academically, I know I can always rely on HEOP office because they are my second family."

Tori Morrow '14

Hometown: Chicago, IL 

Major: Classical Studies, Minor: Anthropology

Activities:Admissions Tour Guide, Diversity Recruitment Intern, Alpha Chi Lambda Sorority, Model UN, Voices of Color Lecture Series Co-Chair, Co-President of the Classics Club, Admissions Intern

“The Opportunity Program is like a family, and four amazing women are the glue that holds us all together. I can’t speak highly enough of our mentors. They are my support system here at Hamilton, and their endless support and encouragement pushes me to never settle for less than my absolute best.”