We are thrilled to welcome back the Hamilton and Kirkland Classes of 1974 from June 6-9, 2024. It will be a tremendous celebration on the Hill!

Reunion Planning Committees

Reunion Gift Committee

  • George Baker, Co-Gift Chair
  • Fred Bloch
  • Michael Bordy
  • Cosmo Castellano, Co-Gift Chair
  • Brad Caswell, Gift Planning Co-Chair
  • Don Kendall, Co-Chair
  • Benjamin P. Madonia, Gift Planning Co-Chair
  • Nanelle Napp K’74 Co-Gift Chair
  • Joanne Papanek Orlando K’74 Co-Gift Chair

50th Reunion Gift Program

Outright gifts toward class gift purposes and/or the Hamilton Fund can be pledged and made over periods of up to five years with the full amount of the pledge crediting the 50th Reunion class total.

The 50th reunion gift form can be viewed and signed electronically. For any questions, please contact Victoria Kidd ’94 at vkidd@hamilton.edu or 315-859-3338. Contributions made by check can be mailed to: Hamilton College, Advancement Office, attention Katie Seamon, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323.

Class of 1974 Scholarship

The Hamilton and Kirkland Class of 1974 has endowed a joint Class of 1974 Scholarship fund providing financial aid to help students afford a Hamilton education. The College practices “need blind admissions” which means a prospective student’s financial situation is not a factor in admission decisions — and once admitted, Hamilton commits to meeting the student’s full, demonstrated financial need. This opens up new access and opportunity, and leads to a diverse, academically talented cohort of students studying on the Hill. The first student was awarded aid from this class scholarship in 2023.

The goal for the Class of 1974 Scholarship Fund is $350,000, and over $250,000 has been raised as of late 2023. 

Kirkland Courtyard 

As part of your 50th reunion celebration, the Kirkland Class of 1974 has identified a significant reunion gift. The committee is working with the College’s leadership and its landscape architects to design an outdoor courtyard adjacent to the newly renovated List building. This outdoor green space will benefit the entire campus, creating a beautiful and welcoming place for students, faculty, alumni and visitors to gather, socialize, study, eat a meal, and (extra space) have classes. The gift is aligned with the Kirkland Green (the amphitheater donated by the Kirkland Charter Class of 1972) as well as the enhanced outdoor gathering circle that the Kirkland Class of 1973 is developing. The courtyard will be dedicated to the spirit of Kirkland Everlasting — inspiring creativity, new ways of thinking, and the love of life-long learning.

The project is estimated to cost $100,000 and, by early January 2024, nearly half of the funds have been raised. Contributions to the effort by members of the Kirkland Class of 1974 will count toward the 50th reunion gift.

For more information, or to request a K'74 Class Gift contribution form, please contact Gift Co-Chairs Nanelle Napp at elle2nan@gmail.com or Joanne Orlando at jrporlando@cox.net, or Victoria Kidd at vkidd@hamilton.edu or 315 859-3338.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need to update your contact information. We are here to help make your milestone reunion an event to be remembered.

Victoria Kidd ’94
Director of Milestone Reunions
O: 315-859-3338
C: 929-238-4197 

Katie Seamon
Senior Assistant, Individual Giving & Donor Relations
cseamon@hamilton.edu | 315-859-4622


Music of the ’70s

Here are some Hamilton 50th reunion music playlists on Spotify.

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