Opportunity Programs


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

Meet Students from the Class of 2015

Jack Suria Linares ‘15

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Major: History

Activities:  The Brothers Organization, Black & Latino Student Union,  La Vanguardia, Hamilton College Men’s Rugby Football Club,  Prospective Student Host, Academic Junior Year Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York City Program

"Opportunity Programs has not only given me the networks, skills, and guidance for my personal and academic growth; they have provided a basis for the rigorous and competitive environments beyond Hamilton.  Who would have thought that in two years I would have traveled accross the hemisphere from Rampart Boulevard? Opportunity Programs.  The women who work in this office provide the best support and access to resources at Hamilton.  They work endlessly to ensure that I have a home away from home. They expect the best from me.  I confide wholeheartedly in them and in my friends who went through the  summer program. While it may be difficult and irritable to spend weeks in an academic environment, the outcomes Opportunity Programs provides can never be taken away from me."

Gretha Suarez '15

Hometown: Miami, FL
Major: World Politics


Activities: Leadership Experience and Preparation (LEAP) Program, Voices of Color Lecture Series (VCLS), Hamilton Alumni Leadership Training (HALT), Inclusion Task Force (ITF), Class of 2015 Senior Gift Committee, La Vanguardia, Rugby Football Club, Academic Junior Year Study Abroad in India, and Washington, D.C. Hamilton Program

"The Opportunity Program has been a trust-worthy outlet of support during my Hamilton experience. I appreciate and regard the relationships I built with the women working in this office. They have truly helped me when I needed advice on everything ranging from academics, career to personal life. I hope as incoming students you actively take advantage of this opportunity."