Retired U.S. Army General Colin L. Powell,former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents George Bush andBill Clinton, will present the inaugural address in the recently established"Great Names Series" at Hamilton College.

Powell will discuss a broad range of current national and international issueswhen he addresses "The Management of Crisis and Change" on Monday, April 1.His 7:30 p.m. (note time change from 8 p.m.) address in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House will be open to thepublic at no charge. Off-campus groups of 20 or more wishing to attend theevent are asked to provide advance notification prior to March 27 by callingthe Office of Student Activities at 859-4194.

The Great Names Series at Hamilton was established by college trustees as partof the Residential Life Study announced last spring. It is designed to bringas many as four national or international leaders in government, business,science and the arts to the college each year.

"This series will bring prominent leaders to Hamilton's campus so that ourstudents can meet and question people who have shaped political and culturallife," said Hamilton President Eugene M. Tobin. "General Powell's broadinternational appeal and his direct involvement in major U.S. policy decisionsmake him an ideal candidate to kick off this series.

"In addition," Tobin said, "General Powell is one of the few people inAmerican life who has crystallized the hopes and dreams of a generation ofAmericans. "He is an excellent speaker and we are privileged to bring him toCentral New York."

For more information about General Powell's visit to Hamilton please contactthe event coordinator, Tom Brush, at 859-4656.

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