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Jennifer Potter Hayes K'73
Jennifer Potter Hayes K '73 Awarded Fulbright Grant to Korea
Jennifer Potter Hayes K ’73 has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to the U.S.-Korea International Education Administrators program. Hayes is currently employed as a program developer and career advisor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where she works with graduate international students. She was formerly Director of Alumni Programs at Hamilton College and prior to that, Registrar.
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Christopher Abram '04 scouts out the bush in South Africa.
Christopher Abram '04 in South Africa
Christopher Abram, a 2004 graduate of Hamilton College, is currently serving with the Peace Corps in South Africa. Working as an education resource volunteer, Abram, 25, hopes to put his degree in government, and previous community service experience, to good use. “Education is the foundation of society. It sounds cliché, but with education, everything really is possible,” he says. More ...
Grammy Winner Bill Harley '77 Featured in The Boston Globe
Recent Grammy winner Bill Harley '77 was featured in a Boston Globe article (3/9/07) about his life as a children's entertainer. Harley's "Blah, Blah, Blah ... Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates and Dogs" recently won the Grammy for best spoken word album for children. The article highlights Harley's career as a storyteller and notes "he is among the very best at the many things he does." According to the Globe story, "... his education served him well. 'I got a good foundation in myth and story, and that kind of structure is something that still, even today, underlies a lot of the writing I do,' he says. 'I do feel like I'm not just trying to entertain. I want to do that - the first thing you have to do is entertain so they pay attention - but I don't want to lecture.'" More ...
Katie Spencer '06 Featured in East African Business Week Article About Volunteer Work in Uganda
Katie Spencer '06 was featured in an article in East African Business Week - Kampala (2/26/07) about her volunteer work with the Global Youth Partnership for Africa (GYPA) and travel to Uganda, where she worked for 2 months.

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New Trombone Concerto by Melinda Wagner '79, Premiered by New York Philharmonic
"Ms. Wagner's piece practically leapt off the stage." So wrote New York Times critic Anne Midgette in her rave review of the new Trombone Concerto by Melinda Wagner '79, which was premiered on February 22, 2007, in Avery Fisher Hall, with trombonist Joseph Alessi and the New York Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel. Wagner, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for her Concerto for Flute, Strings, and Percussion, was commissioned by the Philharmonic to write the new work--and she honored both the soloist and the orchestra by turning out a piece that, in Midgette's words, is "vital," "fresh," "smart," and "complex." More ...
Rich Bernstein '80 lectures in Erol Balkan's economics class.
Alumni Richard Bernstein '80, Jaime Yordan '71 and Bob Fryklund '80 to Lecture in Hamilton Economics Classes
Three Hamilton College alumni will share their expertise in the area of finance when they visit Hamilton international finance economics classes during the first week of March. The three were invited by James L. Ferguson Professor of Economics Erol Balkan. Charter Trustee Richard Bernstein '80, Merrill Lynch's Chief U.S. Strategist and Chief Quantitative Strategist, will discuss Global Financial Markets on Thursday, March 1. Charter Trustee Jaime Yordan '71, Advisory Director at CDK Group, LLC, will talk about Mexican finance on Monday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 6; and Bob Fryklund '80, Vice President for Industry Relations for IHS, a leading provider of information services to industries in the area of engineering and energy, will discuss energy security and sustainability on Tuesday, March 6.  
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A.G. Lafley
A.G. Lafley '69 Featured in USA Today Article About Leadership
A. G. Lafley ’69, CEO of Procter & Gamble, was featured in a USA Today article (2/19/07) on what makes a good leader. In October, Lafley was named one of “America’s Best Leaders” in 2006 by U.S. News and World Report. After just six years of Lafley’s leadership, the value of P&G stock has risen by 66%. In the February 19 article, he told USA TODAY how a good leader operates. More ...
Alumni Trustee Election
Each year, three candidates are nominated by the Alumni Council for four-year terms as alumni trustees. In addition, alumni may become candidates by obtaining signatures from 25 of our approximately 18,000 alumni. This year, there are five candidates for three alumni trustee terms beginning on July 1. Ballots have been sent to Kirkland alumnae and Hamilton alumni along with biographical information and personal statements from each candidate.  The three candidates with the highest number of votes will be elected to fill the three vacancies for Alumni Trustee. Ballots must be  must be received by Elections USA not later than March 20. I urge you to participate in the election.  Please cast your ballot!  Mark Rice ‘73, President, Hamilton College Alumni Association More ...
Paddy McGuire '81 addresses alumni in the chapel during Reunions '06.
Alumni Association Welcomes Involvement
In the recent discussions regarding the election of Alumni Trustees, there have been suggestions that there is an “elite” running the affairs of the Kirkland and Hamilton alumni organizations. This concept has given me pause as I have concluded that I am among the so-called elite, but I believe that my story is instructive to these conversations says Paddy McGuire ’81.   More ...
Bill Harley '77 Wins Grammy in "Best Spoken Word Album for Children" Category
Bill Harley '77 won a Grammy on February 11 in the "Best Spoken Word Album For Children" category. The category is defined as being "For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song." Harley won for his album "Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates & Dogs." He has been nominated for a Grammy twice before and is the author of a book Dear Santa. Harley returned to campus in 2002 to perform at Reunion Weekend. More ...
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