Oral Communication Center

Oral Communication Center is located in Kirner-Johnson 222.

Meet the Tutors

Jeremy Acosta '17 - Chicago, IL
An Economics major, Jeremy is a member of the Sailing Team, Finance Club, and Microfinance Club.
Jack Boyle '15 – Irvington, NY
Jack majors in both History and Classical Languages. Outside of the OCC, he is a member of the Model EU, the co-president of the Debate Team, director of the LEAP program, and captain of the Quizbowl Team. Jack was also the Class of 2015 McKinney Prize winner at Hamilton's Public Speaking Contest in 2013.
Hunter Dansin '16 – Cambridge, NY
Hunter is a Chinese major with a minor in Public Policy. He is a member of the Hamilton Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Alpine Ski Team, and the Cycling Club. In his free time, he enjoys guitar and harmonica playing, sports, and reading. Hunter's favorite book series is The Lord of the Rings, and he has a border collie named Frodo. Hunter is away for Fall 2014.
Vince Dicindio '15 – W. Windsor, NJ
Vince is a World Politics major concentrating in International Security with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. Vince is conversational in Spanish and has taken four semesters of Arabic. He is president of the Buffers a cappella group, vice president of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, and a member of the Hamilton football team and its leadership council.
Hannah Ferris '16 – Barneveld, NY
Hannah is a prospective Biochemistry major on the premed track. When not in the classroom or the lab, she volunteers as an EMT with HCEMS, plays on the women's Rugby Team, and serves as a tour guide. Hannah is also a member of the Juggling Club and the Scandinavian Club. Before coming to college, she lived abroad in Sweden and picked up Swedish as her second language. Although once a circus acrobat, Hannah now contents herself with power yoga and soccer in her free time.
Taylor Elicegui '17 – Reno, NV
Taylor plans to double major in Government and History, and aspires to eventually become a lawyer.  She is an active member of the Hamilton College Ski Team, Debate Team, Alexander Hamilton Institute, Enquiry, and co-captain of the LEAP program.  She has taken classes in economics, psychology, government, history, and oral communications.  Taylor looks forward to helping you make awesome presentations and speeches!
Dan Farina '17 – .
Dan is a Philosophy major who also likes to study German and history. He is an Adirondack Adventure leader and avid rugby player. If not at the OCC, you might find him wandering campus and pondering big questions, or enjoying the tasty little things in life at the diner.
Josh Glen '16 – Bala Cynwyd, PA
Josh plans on creating his own interdisciplinary major by combining Sociology, Psychology, and Economics He has an interest in psychology, entrepreneurship, startups, and social innovation. On campus, Josh currently runs Hamilton Crunchbuton. In his free time he loves watching TED talks, Breaking Bad, and Shark Tank.. Joah is also excited about the new Chipotle in New Hartford.
Amber Groves '15 – .
Amber majors in World Politics, but minors in Jurisprudence, Law, and Justice Studies. She is co-captain of the Mock Trial Team, and has a background in policy debate. Recently, Amber returned from studying abroad in Washington D.C. and Istanbul, Turkey where she worked for the Albright Stonebridge Group and the Corporate Social Responsibility Organization. Amber plans on attending law school after graduation.


Sarah Izzo '15 – Sharon, MA
Sarah Izzo is a Neuroscience major and a Religious Studies minor. She is captain of the Swim Team and a board member for Hamilton College Hillel. She spent her summer doing biochemical research in Utica, NY. In her free time, Sarah enjoys making gluten-free baked goods, taking long walks in the Glen, and running her online greeting card shop! If you catch her at the right time, you may have some delicious brownies at your OCC appointment!
Sarah Larson '15 – Des Moines, IA
Sarah hails from the great state of Iowa. She came to Hamilton with fairly extensive public speaking experience, primarily from high school Speech and Debate. She majors in History, minors in Government, and has taken classes in English, Classics, and Statistics. As a tutor, Sarah focuses heavily on "quality content and effective organization." Sarah is a co-captain of the swim team, a member the College Republicans, an undergraduate leader of the Alexander Hamilton Institute, and a sorority sister in Alpha Theta Chi.
Bowin Lee '17 – Palo Alto, CA
Bowin is a Government major. He is a member of America Reads and the Philanthropy Committee.
Maggie McGuire '15 – Buffalo, NY
Maggie is planning on majoring in Philosophy and Psychology. She is Mock Trial co-captain and Prelaw vice president. Maggie also enjoys rock climbing, dancing, red velvet cupcakes, and Netflix documentaries. She aspires to study law after graduating from Hamilton.
Gabe Myerson '16 – Manchester Center, VT
Gabe is a prospective Government major and History minor from the mountains of Vermont. He spent a semester abroad in London. Gabe is a philanthropy chair of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, volunteers with project SHINE, and has won an intramural kickball championship. In his free time, he enjoys old school rap music, watching New England sports, and the other finer things in life.
Lindsay Pattison '16 – Altamont, NY
Lindsay is a prospective Environmental Studies major with interests in Geosciences, Biology, and Psychology. She is an officer in the Outing Club, an Adirondack Adventure leader, a member of the Marathon Canoe Racing Team, plays IM soccer, and works as a Gear Princess for HOC. Lindsay likes to wear extremely bright colors (especially orange) and can often be spotted taking massive amounts of green tea packets from McEwen / Commons.
Lauren Pyo '17 – Long Island, NY
Lauren is a Women Studies major, and minors in Philosophy and Communications.  She is co-president for Operation Smile, and Gamma Xi. Lauren enjoys running, kickboxing, fall, and coffee.
Sandy Rao '15 – Holmdel, NJ
Sandy is a senior Neuroscience major from the Jersey Shore. She is a volunteer for the Young People's Project, a middle school math tutor, a HAVOC volunteer, and a member of the Curling team and SASA. When she isn't helping students with their presentations, she is in the Glen taking photos, in the Commons eating Lucky Charms, or watching TV with her stuffed animal, Chompers.
Sam Reynolds '15 – Pittsburgh, PA
Sam is a junior World Politics major focusing on International Security and a Computer Science.  He enjoys coffee, bourbon, books, and his two cats named Tess and Lily.
Fain Riopelle '17 – Richmond, VA
Fain is a Creative Writing major and writes for The Duel Observer. He is a member of the Fencing Club and enjoys people who like to do fun things.


Liza Strauss '15 – Larchmont, NY
Liza majors in Chinese and World Politics. She spent eight months abroad in China with Hamilton’s Associated Colleges in China Program (ACC) and co-founded Hamilton’s chapter of Active Minds (a club dedicated to mental health awareness). Liza dances with Hamilton’s hip-hop dance crew (HEAT), and dabbles in ultimate frisbee. She also enjoys creative writing and DJing on her WHCL radio show.
Zhixiong (Alex) Wang '17 – .
Alex is a double major in Economics and Public Policy. He participates in Mock Trial,  ISA (International Student Association), Consulting Club, Multicultural Peer Mentoring, and the Marathon Canoe Racing Team.
Sabrina Yurkofsky '15 – Wayland, MA
Sabrina is a senior Psychology and Communications major. She is managing editor for The Duel Observer, Psychology Department assistant, member of Lambda Pi Eta, and lifetime recipient of zero mosquito bites. Sabrina hopes to pursue a career in television, unless she finds a way to monetize her Catch Phrase skills. When not in class, you may find her rewatching ’90’s shows on Netflix.