National News Applauds Two 2012 Honorary Degree Recipients

A.G. Lafley '69
A.G. Lafley '69

Commencement speaker A.G. Lafley '69, Hamilton’s Board of Trustees chair and former Procter & Gamble chairman and  CEO, was interviewed by Adweek along with his six fellow Advertising Hall of Fame 2012 inductees in a March 18 article, "What Makes a Legend Tick?" Noting that all inductees “have made significant contributions to the industry, each leaving his or her own mark in a key segment of the marketing universe,” the article reported that, under Lafley’s leadership, Procter & Gamble “doubled its sales and quadrupled its profits.”


Lafley, in addition to referencing his role as board chair at Hamilton, listed other current endeavors: “Special Partner at Clayton, Dubilier and Rice (a private equity company); director at GE and at Legendary Pictures; member of the President’s Job Council; consultant, coach, teacher and writer. [I’m just] finishing a book on strategy, Play to Win, which will be released in early 2013.”


The New York Times Sunday Book Review included a favorable review of a new book, Coral Glynn, by 2012 honorary degree recipient Peter Cameron ’82 in its March 18 issue. The article described Cameron’s story as having “plenty of propulsion in the powerful elegance of the writing” and the book as a “gracious novel.” An English literature major, he is the author of two collections of stories, One Way or Another and Far-flung, and five other novels: Leap Year, The Weekend, Andorra, The City of Your Final Destination and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You.

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