David Wippman Inaugurated as Hamilton's 20th President
Hamilton was hopping on Oct. 6 through 9 as the College community not only celebrated the inauguration of David Wippman, but also welcomed families, alumni and guests to the Hill for a combined Family and Fallcoming Weekend.
Events began on Thursday with preview of PBS documentary Hamilton’s America, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Hamilton musical.
Friday’s highlights included The Helen and Doane Comstock ’27 Memorial Luncheon that celebrated student scholarship and enabled students to meet the donors who make their scholarships possible. Poster sessions enabled students to show the results of their summer research in the sciences, public policy and humanities. Alex talks proved to be a popular new event, with six faculty members delving into their areas of expertise.
Barbara Starnes P'80, GP '11 was honored as the Jeff Little ’71 Volunteer of the Year at a Saturday breakfast, then an estimated crowd of 1,500 attended President Wippman’s inauguration in the field house, followed by an all-campus picnic.
A number of athletic contests took place on Saturday. At the football game, Patty Dunn Lewis was presented with a framed team photo and framed jersey by Coach Paul Adey to honor her late husband Adam Lewis '87. Adam was killed during the 9/11 World Trade Center attack in 2001.
The always-popular Fallcoming Jazz concert and a capella group performances highlighted weekend entertainment.