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Sports Writer Frank Deford Presents Keynote Speech for Alumni Weekend

Frank Deford, renowned sports commentator and writer, presented the keynote speech for Hamilton College’s Fallcoming Alumni Weekend on October 10 in the Chapel.  Introduced by Professor Bob Simon as one of the world’s greatest sports writers, Deford presented his lectured titled “Sports: The Hype and the Hoopla,” a humorous account of some of the most serious issues plaguing sports in America today and the wonderful “soul” of sporting competition.  More ...

Volunteer of the Year Dick Couper '44
Dick Couper '44 Honored as Volunteer of the Year

Dick Couper, a member of Hamilton College’s class of 1944, was honored as the College’s Volunteer of the Year at the Alumni Council dinner during Fallcoming Weekend on Oct. 8.

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Myron Beldock '50 Featured in New York Times
Attorney Myron Beldock '50 was featured in a New York Times profile titled "A Foe of Injustice and Champion of Lost Causes" (9/21/04). According to the Times article: "He made news most recently by persuading a federal judge this month to overturn a jury verdict in the case of Gidone Busch, a Hasidic man shot to death in a 1999 confrontation with the police. Mr. Busch's family, who sued the city for damages and lost, can get a new trial." Beldock's most famous case was "a 13-year effort that won freedom for the former middleweight boxer (Hurricane) Rubin Carter, after Carter was found guilty of killing three people in a Paterson, N.J., tavern and imprisoned for nearly 19 years." More ...
1978 Grad Andy Burns' Firm Ranked by Barron's
Hamilton alumnus Andy Burns' firm, Strategic Financial Services, LLC, (Utica, N.Y.), was ranked 63rd in the September 20, 2004, Barron's ranking of the "100 best wealth advisers from the brokerage industry." More than 3,000 firms were eligible. Burns is a 1978 graduate of Hamilton. More ...
John Nichols '62 Writes Piece for LA Times
Alumnus John Nichols '62 wrote a column for the Los Angeles Times, "An unstable relationship that he can count on" (9/14/04) about the area in which he lives near Taos, N.M. "During the last three years, I have climbed my mountain more than 50 times. It's my escape to a world devoid of human ingenuity. Between me and the pale moon overhead there is only air and the great distances of the universe, a fact that comforts me. I usually hike alone, and once above Gallegos Lake at 11,000 feet I almost never meet another person. This suits me well because in my dotage I have grown tired of the human gabble," Nichols wrote. He is the author of The Milagro Beanfield War.
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J.K. Hage III '72 Appointed to Albany Law School Board of Trustees
J.K. Hage III '72 of Utica was appointed to the Albany Law School Board of Trustees at the trustees' May meeting. Hage is managing partner of Hage & Hage LLC in Utica and of counsel to Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez and Sachs in Washington D.C. He also is general counsel of the Griffiss Institute in Rome. Hage, a 1978 graduate of Albany Law School, is a member of the Advisory Board of the Science and Technology Law Center at the law school and a member of the Dean's Communications Advisory Council.
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Pam Cederquist '83 is Producer of NYC's Imagine Festival
Pam Cederquist, a 1983 graduate of Hamilton College, is the producer of the Imagine Festival, a six-day arts and cultural event taking place in New York during the Republican National Convention, Aug. 28-Sept. 2. The festival will feature 200 issue-based cultural events at 70 venues. More ...
Josh Simpson '72 Featured in Chicago Tribune
Josh Simpson '72 was interviewed for a Chicago Tribune article (8/22/04) about his path to becoming a glass artisan after pursuing a more traditional career as an occupational therapist. Simpson will be exhibiting his glass work at the American Craft Exposition in Chicago, one of the nation's top fine crafts shows. He is known for his Planets, orbs of clear glass ranging from a few inches to more than a foot in diameter, their interiors filled with elements that resemble mountains, glaciers, oceans, continents and reefs of coral.
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Hamilton Alums Combine Philanthropy and Athletics
2003 Hamilton Alums, Ali Cherry, Sarah Karpinski and Andrew Magoun have reached the half way mark training as "Team Hamilton" for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington,D.C. They are training under the guidance of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help raise awareness and fund research to find a cure for these horrible diseases.  More ...
Autumn Beauty on the Hill
Fallcoming 2004

Fallcoming 2004, held on the Hill Oct. 8-10, is a traditional time for Hamilton alumni to reconnect with classmates and friends in our spectacularly beautiful autumn campus environment. Weekend events are rich and numerous. In addition to social events, athletic events are held, the Emerson Gallery exhibit is showcased, the Board of Trustees and the Alumni Council meet and world-class jazz is performed. This year, an athletics reunion will also occur on Saturday concluding with a keynote lecture by renowned sport commentator and author Frank Deford. Join us.   More ...

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