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Gene '49 and Loretta Romano
Kennedy Center’s Main Theatre to Be Named in Honor of Romano ’49

Hamilton will name its 175-seat theatre in the new Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts for F. Eugene Romano ’49 in recognition of his lifetime giving which includes a $2.5 million donation for the center’s theatre. Romano and his wife, Loretta, together with their family, have dedicated much of their lives to improving the Mohawk Valley through their Utica-based businesses and their philanthropy to numerous local non-profit organizations.  More ...

F. Eugene Romano '49, center, his wife Loretta Romano and President Joan Hinde Stewart, enjoy Heather Buchman's (left) performance.
Hamilton College Breaks Ground for New Theatre and Studio Arts Center

On the eve of the completion of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, groundbreaking for the College’s new theatre and studio arts center was celebrated on Friday, July 20. The theatre and studio arts center is part of an arts complex that includes the Wellin Museum of Art, the Molly Root House and a revitalized pond and landscaping.  More ...

Robert Lipgar '49
Robert M. Lipgar '49 Receives Artistic Merit Award

The Writers' Circle, a nonprofit center for emerging and professional authors, has featured the work of Robert M. Lipgar '49 on their website. The organization selected his poem "A Death in October," which reflects on the passing of a dearly loved father, for an artistic merit award.  The poem can be read at http://www.riwriterscircle.com/ and will be showcased through April.  More ...

Leo Rayhill '49 Honored

Leo Rayhill ’49 of Fayetteville, N.Y., was honored on September 25 at Cazenovia College’s 8th annual jazz festival, Jazz ‘N Caz.  For more than 40 years, Rayhill has shared his passion and love of jazz with the Central New York community.  More ...

Leo Rayhill '49
Leo Rayhill '49 to Receive Sammy Award for Lifetime Achievement

Leo Rayhill is indeed attending Reunions '09, but you won't find him on campus on the evening of Friday, June 5. That night, Leo arrives in Syracuse, N.Y. to accept the Syracuse Area Music Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award honors Leo's esteemed career as the host of "Sounds of Jazz," a radio program that has broadcast for nearly half a century on local stations WCNY, WUNY, and WRNY. Rather like the Grammy Awards of the Syracuse area, the "Sammys" honor the contributions of local musicians to the Central New York music scene.  More ...

Eugene Romano '49
Alumnus Eugene Romano Gives $2.5 Million for New Theatre
A generous supporter of many nonprofit organizations in the Mohawk Valley and beyond, alumnus Eugene Romano '49 has made a major gift to Hamilton. The $2.5 million donation is targeted for the construction of a new 150-seat theatre that will serve both Hamilton and the surrounding communities. Over the many years that he has supported the College, this is Romano's largest gift. More ...