Ty SeiduleSeidule Urges Graduates to “Know Your Own History”

Ty Seidule, a military historian and the College’s inaugural Chamberlain Fellow, advised Hamilton’s 484 graduates never to stop learning and striving to achieve the College’s motto, Know Thyself. “Know your own history. Know your community’s history. … Keep questioning. Because that is really the only way to know thyself.”

Seidule gave the address at Hamilton’s commencement on Saturday, May 22, in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. He was awarded an honorary degree, along with 1985 Hamilton alumnus and trustee Mason Ashe and Dale Bryk, senior fellow for energy and environment with the Regional Plan Association, and director of state & regional policies at Harvard (in absentia).

The Class of 2021 valedictorian was Minh Duc Pham, a psychology major from Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, and Catherine Ryczek, a physics major from Phillipsburg, N.J., was salutatorian. Continue Reading

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