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Phyllis Breland and Marty Sweeney

The SEAS Fund: Teaching Students to Fish

When Trustee Phyllis Breland ’80 was Hamilton’s Director of Opportunity Programs, one of her favorite meetings was for the Student Emergency Aid Society (SEAS), a campus committee that evaluates and supports emergency or exceptional one-time needs for students with extraordinary financial barriers.

Joel Johnson '65

Creating the Environment for Environmental Research

When Hamilton made significant investments in environmentally focused science offerings nearly two decades ago, Trustee Joel Johnson ’65, P’93 and his family wanted to ensure the brightest minds found among science faculty were at the forefront of environmental research. That’s when they established — what was at that time — the largest endowed professorship in the College’s history.

Because Hamiltonians

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Alumni Stories

Big effects. Changed lives. Real stories. All Because Hamilton.

Hamilton prepares students to lead lives of meaning, purpose, and active citizenship. The world needs what Hamilton graduates have to offer.

Because Hamiltonians

Go ahead. Fill in the blank. There’s no shortage of possibilities Because Hamiltonians make an impact in their professions and communities throughout the world.

Alumni Stories

Big effects. Changed lives. Real stories. All Because Hamilton.

Hamilton prepares students to lead lives of meaning, purpose, and active citizenship. The world needs what Hamilton graduates have to offer.

Rick Meyer

Because Hamiltonians Make Communities Better: Rick Meyers ’93

Behind every news story about violence are people developing innovative ways to combat the issue. Rick Meyers ’93 is one of them.

Kena Gilmour ’20

Because Hamiltonians Advocate: Kena Bihi Gilmour ’20

Working as a social change activist is a slam dunk for Kena Bihi Gilmour ’20, the former Hamilton basketball standout and recipient of the prestigious Soper Merrill Prize, along with other honors during his years on the Hill.

Claudia Morse ’19

Because Hamiltonians Shoot for the Stars: Claudia Morse ’19

She came in for a bit of friendly ribbing from co-workers when Business Insider named her one of “2021’s rising stars of the electric vehicle industry,” but that was OK. “It was really exciting, despite the teasing,” said Claudia Morse ’19.

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