• Hamilton Sustainability Club, HSC, hosted an on-campus thrift shop on Dec. 3, and its success proved thrifting is here to stay. Catherine McFarland `22 explained, “Gen Z is very conscious of our individual footprints and passionate about thrifting, so I thought it was great that HSC was able to bring this opportunity right to the Hill.”

  • During his first few years at Hamilton, Keith Wellin ’50 was enjoying college life perhaps a little too much. As a junior he approached Dean Winton Tolles and asked about the possibility of gaining admission to Harvard’s Graduate School of Business Administration. The dean’s reply? “Mr. Wellin, surely you jest.”

  • Throughout his life James MacLennan ’58 ¬maintained a fondness for and a connection to his alma mater — the depths of which were not fully realized until after his death in February 2018. Motivated by a desire to ensure the benefits of a Hamilton education to future generations, he provided a gift in his estate plan that has prompted a $10 million challenge.

  • The annual 5K Halloween Hustle run and walk sponsored by members of Phi Beta Chi sorority and Delta Chi fraternity raised $1,512 for the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research on Nov. 2.

  • The sisters of PBX engaged in some on-campus philanthropy recently when they helped Director of Outdoor Leadership Andrew Jillings repair a bridge in Rogers Glen that had been swept away by a storm.

  • Matthew “Matt” Zeller ’04 and his organization, No One Left Behind, were recently mentioned in a Washington Post article. The article discusses how Zeller’s work has helped Afghan and Iraqi citizens that served as translators for the U.S. during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

  • At Hamilton, Mitch Bierman ’21 is more than 700 miles away from his home in Newton, Ill., but he left something behind that will help people in the community remember him. Before he came to College Hill, Bierman established a non-profit organization, Eagle for Life, in Newton. The organization will provide a permanent source of funding for future school improvements at Newton Community High School.

  • The Hamilton College men's soccer coaching staff recently visited Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse to deliver gifts purchased with funds raised in conjunction with the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer men's soccer game.

  • In a spirited and giving mood fitting for the holidays, students recently gathered to participate in the ongoing “Food Harvest,” where volunteers collect and package excess food from the college’s dining halls.

  • Members of the men’s ice hockey team – playing under the name Delta Tango and the Choir Boys – captured first place and Chipotle in the Hamilton Association for Volunteering Outreach and Charity – (HAVOC) Halloween Dodgeball Tournament.


The $400 million campaign marked the most ambitious fundraising initiative in the College's history.

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