05C4E2A1-E646-CA0E-1F68D984B2AB7111
1CA2A573-AA4A-C749-41849190FBBC1FA0

Opportunity Programs

 @HamiltonOP

Phyllis A.H. Breland
315-859-4398
315-859-4912 (fax)

Opportunity Program Students in the News

Opportunity Programs Welcome Class of '18

President Joan Hinde Stewart welcomed members of the newest Opportunity Programs class of 2018 as they began their summer program. President Stewart joined the students for casual conversation and lunch in Commons and shared her personal experience as a first-generation college student and her journey to becoming president of Hamilton College.

   More ...

From left, LaShawn Ware, Morolake Thompson, Osvaldo Adames, and Leslie Campos.
Hamilton Students Take Part in Advocacy Day in Albany

Four Hamilton students traveled to Albany, N.Y., on Feb. 12 to take part in Student Advocacy Day.  Hosted annually by CICU, this event makes it possible for legislators to hear directly from students on what Opportunity Programs across New York State mean in their lives. Hamilton students who attended were LaShawn Ware ’17, Morolake Thompson ’14, Osvaldo Adames ’15, and Leslie Campos ’15.  More ...

N.Y. Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush visited Hamilton on May 16 and met with students.
N.Y. Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush Visits Hamilton, Meets with Opportunity Program Students

New York Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R-122nd District) visited Hamilton College on May 16. He responded to an invitation made during New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day in February in Albany, N.Y., when a group of Hamilton students visited the state capital.  Director of Opportunity Programs Phyllis Breland ’80 said, “He took the time to show that he cared about the experiences and opinions of our Opportunity Program students.”  More ...

Phyllis Breland '80 with Doris Waiters from the New York State Education Department and William Short, HEOP director at St. Lawrence University, at the TSC awards presentation.
Breland ’80 Receives TSC Alumni Award

Phyllis Breland ’80, director of Opportunity Programs and Pathways, has been named the recipient of the Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs in Higher Education Alumni Award for 2013. She was honored at an award banquet on April 9 in Elizabeth, N.J.  More ...

Galia Slayen '13
Galia Slayen '13 Chosen as FACES Delegate

Galia Slayen ’13, a Chinese and government major, has been accepted as a delegate to Forum for American-Chinese Exchange at Stanford University (FACES).  FACES is an exchange program that sends 20 American and 20 Chinese students to Stanford University and then to China to promote cross-cultural exchange. Forty delegates were chosen from among 316 applicants.  More ...

Hillary Langat '13
Hillary "Kip" Langat '13 Receives Davis Peace Project Fellowship

Hillary “Kip” Langat ’13 has been awarded a Davis Peace Project Fellowship program grant of $10,000.  Through his project titled “Pulling Villages out of Poverty with a Community Tractor in Kenya,” Langat will help to empower people in three Kenyan villages by purchasing a community farming tractor and training them in farming techniques in an effort to break the cycle of poverty.  More ...

Victoria (Tori) Morrow '14
Victoria Morrow '14 Awarded University of Michigan Classics Fellowship

Victoria (Tori) Morrow ’14 has been awarded a summer fellowship at the University of Michigan to do work in classics and medieval studies through the university’s Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP).  The SROP brings talented underrepresented students to Ann Arbor to work with faculty mentors on research projects during two months in the summer. Morrow is a classics major.  More ...

Hamilton's Model UN delegates in Montreal.
10 Students Participate in Annual Model UN Assembly

Ten Hamilton students traveled to Montreal to participate in the McGill University Model United Nations Assembly (McMUN), which convened January 26-29.  The conference drew more than 1,300 delegates to fill 25 different committees that focused on international relations in the Information Age.  More ...

Model European Club members with Professor Alan Cafruny in Wroclaw, Poland.
Model EU Travels to Poland for EuroSim Conference

Over winter break 15 students from Hamilton’s Model European Union club — as well as faculty advisor Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs — attended the 25th annual EuroSim conference in Wroclaw, Poland, from Jan. 5-8.  Each year, the EuroSim conference presents a different topic relating to European policy; the topic of this year’s conference was European asylum policy and the development of a common European asylum system.

   More ...

Cupola