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Hamilton's Annual Fund Closes on a High Note
Hamilton alumni participate in annual giving at extraordinary levels. For the 27th consecutive year, more than half of the Hamilton alumni family contributed to their alma mater! Doing so expresses that alumni recall their own time of transformation on the Hill and want to perpetuate that experience in the lives of Hamilton students today and tomorrow. All those who work at Hamilton offer their sincere and deep appreciation for all the good things that your gifts make possible. More ...
Charles F. Pitarresi '80 Announces Campaign for Niagara Falls City Judge
Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Charles F. Pitarresi '80 has announced his candidacy for the office of Niagara Falls City Judge, which goes to vote in November. The office became vacant in November 2007 after the N.Y.S. Court of Appeals dismissed Robert M. Restaino for incarcerating 46 courtroom spectators when none stepped forward as the owner of an unruly and disruptive cell phone. More ...
Harris-Lockwood K'74 of For the Good, Inc., Accepts Gift from Actor Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody, best known for his Oscar-winning role as Wladyslaw Szpilman in Roman Polanski's 2002 film The Pianist, has made a major donation to For the Good, Inc., announced president and CEO Cassandra Harris-Lockwood K'74 on June 19. For the Good, Inc., is an independent nonprofit agency that promotes community development in the city of Utica, N.Y.   More ...
Sarah E. Schwartz '99 Awarded Fulbright at USC
Sarah E. Schwartz '99 received a 2007-08 Fulbright grant at the University of South Carolina to conduct international research. The Hamilton graduate is among a USC record eight students who received such grants.   More ...
Allen Mellen '58 Blogs about Reunions '08
Allen Mellen '58, who celebrated his 50th reunion on the Hill two weekends ago, has posted an essay about his deeply personal experience of Reunions '08 on his blog "Morningsider." More ...
NFL Book Review by Steve Wulf '72 Published in Wall Street Journal

Steve Wulf '72, an executive editor at ESPN The Magazine, has published a review of Mark Bowden's latest book The Best Game Ever: The Birth of the Modern NFL in the June 10, 2008 issue of the Wall Street Journal. The review also appears on the Journal's official website.  More ...

Eric Hasseltine '58, Haskell Rhett '58 and Dan Chambliss Discuss Institutional Accountability
In 1999, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Hamilton a grant to assess student learning in a liberal arts setting. At the time of the initial award, Hamilton's proposal read, "The public deserves greater accountability, and we are prepared to demonstrate the effectiveness of our educational program to students, current and prospective parents, alumni and higher education opinion leaders." 
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Dan Nye '88
Dan Nye '88 Interviewed About LinkedIn on FoxBusiness.Com
Dan Nye '88, CEO of the Internet professional networking site LinkedIn, appeared in a live interview on FoxBusiness.com (6/10/08). In the interview, filmed on Stanford University's Palo Alto, Calif., campus, Nye noted that he is a graduate of Hamilton College. Nye said LinkedIn currently has 23 million members, 1.2 million new members sign on each month and it is the largest professional network. "On LinkedIn people are exchanging knowledge, advice and opportunities and everybody is trying to help each other be the best they can be at what they do. The focus is on productivity," Nye explained "and giving the information and tools to be a more effective participant in this knowledge economy."
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Alumni Participation Challenge Ends June 30
Thanks to its graduates, Hamilton is a leader nationally in alumni participation for annual giving. For the 26th consecutive year, last year more than 50 percent of alumni made a gift to the College. A 52% participation goal has been set this year to continue our remarkable tradition of excellence in participation - a metric that speaks to the loyal support of alumni and their involvement in the success of the College. More ...
Pragyan Pradhan '08
Pragyan Pradhan '08 is Named Hamilton's Eleventh GOLD Scholar

Thanks to the generous support of its young alumni, Hamilton College is pleased to name Pragyan Pradhan '08, of Kathmandu, Nepal, as its 11th GOLD Scholar.  Being one of the top students in his high school, Pragyan received acceptances from some of the best schools in Nepal, but he wanted a superior international education. After reading about the College on the Hill in U.S. News and World Report, he spoke with two students from his high school who were attending Hamilton, and was intrigued by what they described. The opportunities for student-faculty research, exceptionally small class sizes and a closely-knit community created the perfect match for him.  More ...

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