• Hamilton College was well represented among presenters at the recent New York State Health Association (NYSCHA) New England College Health Association (NECHA) 2023 Combined Annual Meeting in Albany. Six employees from the College, including five administrators and a faculty member, presented and co-presented six sessions across the three-day event.

  • Director of Counseling and Psychological Services David Walden was a co-presenter of a recent webinar hosted by the Association of College Counseling Center Directors.

  • “Robust training and oversight [are] key,” said Hamilton Counseling Center Director David Walden as he described the College’s peer counselor program in a recent Wall Street Journal article. “With Therapists in Short Supply, College Students Counsel Each Other,” published on Feb. 12, provided an in-depth look into how Hamilton’s peer counselor program works, how peer counselors are able to “provide a supportive ear and not actual therapy [and] relieve some of the demand on the licensed therapists.”

  • When media outlets feature faculty and staff discoveries and accomplishments, it helps strengthen Hamilton’s reputation as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. In 2022, nearly 4,800 articles, radio programs, and television shows featured Hamilton College.

  • Among its wellness offerings, Hamilton’s Counseling Center teaches students how to cook smart through its Community Pantry.

  • Hamilton salutes four distinguished members of the faculty who retired this year after a combined 152 years of service to the College. They are Cynthia Domack, professor of geosciences; Elaine Heekin, professor of dance and movement studies; Elizabeth Jensen, professor of economics; and David Thompson, professor of physical education and director of campus wellness.

  • Director of Counseling and Psychological Services David Walden was recently elected to the national board of directors of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).

  • Pointing to the well-documented recent rise in anxiety and depression among young adults, University Business magazine featured changes Hamilton has made in its health and wellness services to address student needs.

  • Buff & Bloom is a plant giving program to support student mental health and overall wellness co-sponsored by the Peer Counselors, the Counseling Center, and the Dean of Students Office. Student organizer Lucas Wright ’21 talks here about the wildly popular program in which 800 students picked up free plants outside the Annex last week.

  • Communications office student writer Lucy Mixson ’24 recently took part in Spilled Ink, a student-led therapeutic writing session. In the following, she talks about the value of the experience.

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