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Mariam Ballout '10
Mariam Ballout '10 is Named Hamilton's Fourth GOLD Scholar
Thanks to the generous support of young alumni, Hamilton College is pleased to name Mariam Ballout '10, of Clifton Park, N.Y., as its fourth GOLD Scholar.  Ballout chose Hamilton after two visits, citing both the friendliness of people on campus and students' intellectual engagement in the classroom.  Having completed her first year, she attributes the latter in part to the open curriculum, which allows students to explore subjects out of genuine interest rather than obligation.  More ...
Reunions '07
Reunions 2007 are now fading into memory. They were the largest such gathering in the history of the College. Reunions are a time of reconnection and renewal for all who attend - and Reunions '07 were no exception. The 1617 who attended were reminded that is the good will and character of the people who make up the Hamilton and Kirkland family that defines our community of graduates.  More ...
John Rice '78
John Rice '78 Featured in Georgia Trend Magazine
John Rice '78, one of four GE vice chairmen and president and CEO of Atlanta-based GE Infrastructure, is featured in the cover article of Georgia Trend magazine (May, 2007). Rice was named 2007's Most Respected Business Leader by the magazine. Rice oversees GE’s Energy, Aviation, Rail, Oil & Gas, Water, Energy Financial Services, and Aviation Financial Services operations, businesses that generate more than $54 billion in annual revenue and employ 90,000 people worldwide. More ...
D.C. Hamiltonians pose for a team picture after repainting an elementary school classroom.
D.C. Hamiltonians Lend a Hand

D.C. Hamiltonians were out and about this past Saturday, April 28, lending a hand to help the local community. Hamilton fielded a team as part of the “Hands on D.C. 2007” volunteer project, which sends groups of volunteers to various public schools in the District of Columbia.  According to Washington D.C. Alumni Association President Paul Reichert ’90 “The eight of us on the Hamilton team spent the day painting a classroom, turning it from a dirty and peeling yellow classroom into a bright and fresh blue (an appropriate shade for the Hamilton team). Everyone had a great time and we're eager to do a similar volunteer event next year.”  More ...

Christopher Whitcomb '81 Contributes Op-Ed to New York Times

Christopher Whitcomb '81, a former sniper on the F.B.I's hostage rescue unit and now head of a security company, contributed an op-ed to The New York Times (4/20/07), titled "Building a Better Lockdown." In it, he questions how, despite studies, symposiums and the adoption of crisis-response protocols in the days since Columbine, a calamity like Blacksburg can happen. Whitcomb wrote: "The most obvious reason, and one that’s been widely discussed in the days since the shootings, is complacency. Well, we can wring our hands all we want, but to some extent complacency is unavoidable: it’s what sneaks in after all the blame has been handed out, the news media have disappeared, the critics have taken their shots and the political knees have stopped jerking."  More ...

Call for Recommendations: Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award
The Nominations Committee of the Alumni Council invites recommendations for the 2008 Distinguished Service Award. Presented by the Council on behalf of the Alumni Association, the award recognizes an employee who has substantially contributed to Hamilton through distinguished job performance and through involvement in student, alumni, or other activities in the College community. At the time of selection, the recipient must be an active member of Hamilton's faculty, administration, staff, or maintenance and operations. More ...
David Chanatry '80
David Chanatry '80 Honored by Broadcast Education Association Media Arts Festival
Hamilton alumnus David Chanatry '80, a former NBC news producer, has been recognized by the Broadcast Education Association Media Arts Festival for two stories he reported from the Balkans last year. Chanatry, assistant professor of journalism at Utica College, won the audio short form category award for his coverage of an Albanian youth group. He also won the radio hard news category award for a story about lead poisoning affecting Roma refugees in Kosovo. Chanatry reported this year's award-winning stories for Public Radio International's "The World." More ...
The Rev. John Croghan with president Joan Stewart and Mark Rice '73.
Newman Chaplain the Rev. John Croghan Honored With Distinguished Service Award
Hamilton College Newman Chaplain the Rev. John Croghan was presented with the Hamilton Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award during Volunteer Weekend activities, March 30-April 1. Given annually for the past five years, the award recognizes an employee who has substantially contributed to Hamilton through distinguished performance in his or her position and through involvement in student, alumni or other activities in the College community. More ...
Update: Alexander Hamilton Center
At the request of several alumni and parent volunteers, Hamilton Vice President for Communications and Development Dick Tantillo sent a letter clarifying the reasons for the decision not to move forward in establishing the Alexander Hamilton Center. Tantillo acknowledged “the distractions caused by the proposed Alexander Hamilton Center have taken away some of the focus on the exceptional year we are having on College Hill.” He concluded that “Hamilton has enormous momentum.” More ...
Roob, Moore and Baker Win Election
The Hamilton College Alumni Association today announced the results of its Alumni Trustee election. Nancy Roob ’87, Torrence D. Moore ’92 and George D. Baker Jr. ’74 received the greatest number of votes, as certified by Elections USA, an independent firm contracted to manage the election, and will join the College's Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2007. Each year three Alumni Trustees are elected to serve four-year terms on the Board. A total of 3,638 ballots (20% of alumni) were cast by the March 20, 2007, deadline, with the results as follows:   Nancy Roob ’87 - 2312   Torrence D. Moore ’92 - 2182   George D. Baker. Jr. ’74 - 2167   Ben S. Wu ’73 - 1837   Peter D. Brown ’73 - 1497   The Alumni Association congratulates the new Trustees and thanks all of the candidates for their interest in serving Hamilton. More ...
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