• Hamilton’s Alumni Council has elected four alumni trustees to serve on the Board of Trustees for four-year terms beginning July 1. They are Josie Collier ’97, P’14, Stuart Ingis ’93, Elizabeth Fox Keogh ’94, P’26, and Gillian Zucker ’90. In addition, Adriana Payne ’92 was elected to a two-year term as president of the Alumni Association.

  • Here’s just a quick “by the numbers” of this year’s PGA Show held annually each January at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. 31,000 golf industry professionals 1,000+ exhibiting brands 10 miles of show aisles 89 countries and all 50 U.S. states represented Managing the entire event for the 10th year — and celebrating his 25th with the show — was Marc Simon ’94, vice president of PGA Golf Exhibitions.

  • On an unseasonably warm Friday afternoon in April, sounds of acoustic old-time roots music streamed from the Schambach Center courtesy of award-winning musician Jake Blount ’17 and his banjo.

  • The annual Hamilton Pitch Competition, which is open to Hamilton students and graduates of the last decade, is an involved process from September through April. Eight start-ups participated this year, attending conferences on the ins and outs of entrepreneurship hosted by a variety of alumni.

  • Convinced of the importance of digital technologies to the future of Hamilton and its students, two alumni with careers in finance each have endowed a professorship in computer science, a major boost for a department with a growing enrollment.

  • Award-winning author Kamila Shamsie ’94 wrote an op-ed for the British newspaper The Guardian titled “The UK once welcomed refugees - now we detain them indefinitely. It must end.”

  • When the BBC asked a panel of writers, curators, and critics to choose “100 genre-busting novels that have had an impact on their lives,” Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie ’94 made the list.

  • As part of the Sacerdote Great Names series at Hamilton College, students had the opportunity to have a small group question-and-answer with Tina Fey. Fey, the executive producer, head writer, and star of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy “30 Rock,” visited Hamilton on Oct. 22 as the latest guest in the Sacerdote series.

  • After the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, triggering a massive oil spill, scientist Kevin Reynolds ’94 of the federal Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service was put in charge of measuring the unthinkable — the injury to the natural resources managed by his department.

  • While finishing his master’s degree in 1996, Samuel Werberg ’94 says that it was then when he realized how big the world was and how little he’d seen of it. After three years volunteering for the Peace Corps, he briefly worked in the private sector before deciding he was meant to be abroad. He joined the U.S. State Department as a diplomat in 2004 and has been there ever since.

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