Three elected to alumni trustee posts
Elections U.S.A., an independent firm contracted to manage Hamilton's Alumni Association alumni trustee election, certified in August that Susan C. Bacot '88, Deborah Forte K'75 and Gregory T. Hoogkamp '82 received the greatest number of votes.
A total of 3,731 or 21.4 percent of alumni ballots were cast with the results as follows:
Susan C. Bacot '88
James W. Coupe '71
Gregory T. Doyle '82
Deborah Forte K'75
Gregory T. Hoogkamp '82
Brendan J. McCormick '93
Ben S. Wu '73
Each year three alumni trustees are elected to serve four-year terms on the board. Seven candidates vied for the positions this year.
Fittingly honored the same weekend that Hamilton's new Science Center was dedicated, Steve Anthony '59 was named Volunteer of the Year for 2005.
Elected to the board of trustees in 1988, Anthony has chaired the budget and finance committee and currently heads the committee on buildings, grounds and equipment. He was involved with the construction of the new Science Center -- from inception to completion -- and chaired the subcommittee on the building's design. In addition to monitoring the largest construction project in Hamilton's history, he traveled extensively to appraise other college and university science facilities to assure that Hamilton's new center would incorporate the best design ideas.
Boston-born, Anthony returned to the banks of the Charles after graduating from Hamilton and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He soon found employment in the real estate investment operations of New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. In 1982 he became a founding partner of Copley Real Estate Advisors.
In addition to his business activities, Anthony has served as president of Greater Boston Community Development, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedication to providing housing for low- and middle-income residents. He and his wife Barbara regularly serve as welcoming hosts to Hamiltonians whenever they are in the Boston area, whether it be for presidential visits, Rising Star luncheons or Annual Fund breakfasts. The couple often returns to the Hill, where they shared their first date in 1957.
The College salutes the following College Key Award recipients who were honored last spring for a service or activity that directly benefited a volunteer program:
Bob and Kathy Booth P'06 were instrumental in developing The Philadelphia Art Weekend in October 2004. The 56 participants visited museums and the homes and collections of Hamilton families in the area. Kathy and Bob hosted a luncheon where they shared their expertise and passion for collecting. The Booths are members of the Parents Advisory Council, and Kathy is a member of the College's Committee on the Visual Arts.
As a volunteer with the World-Wide Admission Volunteer Effort (WAVE), Geoff Emerson '61 has interviewed dozens of international applicants on behalf of Hamilton. He is credited with single-handedly raising the profile of Hamilton in China; Chinese students have even been known to call the Admission Office asking for an interview with Mr. Emerson!
Class President Tom Griggs '84 maintains consistent communications with classmates via e-mail, letter and telephone. The results speak for themselves: at its 20th reunion, his class boasted the largest turnout of any class, very possibly setting a record for 20th reunion attendance. Giving participation for the class has grown significantly during his presidency (from 48 percent to 54 percent), while Annual Fund dollars have nearly doubled. Griggs also is a long-time admission volunteer.
Anne and Jim Schoff '68, P'94 host 20-25 students and professors each year at Wenonah Lodge, the Great Camp they own on Upper Saranac Lake. The group is comprised of the participants in the Sophomore Seminar "Forever Wild: The Cultural and Natural Histories of the Adirondack Park." In addition to providing meals and lodging, the Schoffs bring to their home park commissioners, public policy experts, naturalists and environmentalists to discuss Adirondack Park issues. Jim is also former president of the Northern Ohio Alumni Association. He has helped Hamiltonians obtain summer employment and has offered training programs and employment opportunities at his firm, Developers Diversity Realty Corp. He is a member of the Leadership Gifts Council for the Excelsior Campaign.
The Volunteer of the Year and College Key awards are presented by the Alumni Council on behalf of the Alumni Association.
Alumni Leadership Candidates
The Alumni Council has nominated the following candidates for leadership positions -- one as president of the Alumni Association and three as members of Hamilton's board of trustees. Terms begin July 1, 2006, with the Alumni Association president serving a three-year term and alumni trustees each serving four years.
In accordance with Article 8 of the Constitution of the Alumni Association, alumni may submit additional nominations for these offices by petition, each of which requires at least 25 signatures of association members. To be valid, a petition must be submitted by Jan. 7, 2006, and include the signature, class year, address and telephone number of each petitioner, along with a statement by the proposed candidate consenting to be nominated. Each page of a petition must contain the name of the candidate and the office for which he or she is being nominated.
Each petition may nominate only one candidate and should be directed to the Secretary, Hamilton College Alumni Association, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323. If no nominations by petition are received, a mail ballot election will not be necessary.
Alumni Association President
Mark Rice '73, an English major at Hamilton, was quarterback of the football team, on the Spectator staff, selected for DT honorary society and was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. After 11 years with Banker's Trust, he joined Citigroup Private Bank in New York, where he is a director. Rice has served Hamilton as a free agent and a reunion gift committee member, a Career Center volunteer, president of the Fairfield County Alumni Association, member of the Alumni Council executive committee and chair of the council's regional affairs committee. He has been active with the FAN (Football Alumni Network), and he and his wife Amy are members of the Parents Advisory Council. The Rices live in Wilton, Conn., and are the parents of Whitney '01 and Andrew '06.
(three to be elected)
Harold W. Bogle '75, a government and English literature major, was a resident advisor and member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He earned his M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bogle lives in Bronxville, N.Y., and has served as a free agent, Career Center volunteer and head of the major gifts effort for the 30th reunion committee. He has hosted several Rising Star sessions and is currently class agent and a member of the Alumni Council and the leadership gifts council for the Excelsior Campaign. He is a managing director at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York.
Ann B. Hutchins '79 attended Kirkland College for three years before the merger, participating on the squash and field hockey teams and graduating from Hamilton with a degree in American studies. In 1988, she earned an M.B.A. from Babson College. After serving as a partner at HLM Management, Hutchins founded and is now a principal at Alexius Consulting, a firm that provides strategic and logistical direction to small businesses. She is a member of the leadership gifts council for the Excelsior Campaign and has been the class correspondent and a member of the reunion gift committee. A resident of Santa Barbara, Calif., she has met with students on and off campus to discuss careers in finance.
Alexander C. Sacerdote '94, a government major and member of Alpha Delta Phi at Hamilton, spent three years with Internet-related firms following graduation. He lives in Boston, where he has been with Fidelity Investments since 1999, when he earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He has assisted students through Career Center programs and has served as a member of 1994's reunion gift committee. In addition to a scholarship endowment, Sacerdote's family established The Sacerdote Great Names Series at Hamilton, for which he is the family's liaison.