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Opportunity Programs

Phyllis A.H. Breland
315-859-4398
315-859-4912 (fax)

The Opportunity Programs office is located in McEwen Hall 104.

Student News & Achievements

Kareem Watson '16
Kareem Watson ’16 Awarded Humanity in Action Fellowship

Kareem Watson ’16, a public policy major at Hamilton, has received the Humanity In Action Fellowship for travel to Berlin this summer. He is the first Hamilton student to receive this award. The fellowship recognizes commitment to social justice and future promise for community leadership. Humanity in Action is an international educational organization headquartered in New York City.  More ...

Amrika Sieunarine '16
Amrika Sieunarine ’16 Awarded College's Bristol Fellowship

Amrika Sieunarine ’16 has been awarded Hamilton’s Bristol Fellowship for her project “Women and Poverty: Uncommon Perspectives on an All Too Common Struggle.” The fellowship is designed to encourage Hamilton students to experience the richness of the world by living outside the United States for one year and studying an area of great personal interest. Sieunarine will receive a $30,000 award and travel to Brazil, Greece, Bangladesh, Thailand and Ghana.  More ...

NY Assemblyman Ron Kim ’02 mingles with parents during a reception in the Taylor Science Center atrium.
Parents Connect at 10th Annual Opportunity Programs Event

More than 60 Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) students and their families reunited for a day filled with information sessions, networking and student performances at the 10th annual Parents’ Connected Day on April 9.  More ...

Ramon Villalona and Rashveena Rajaram
NYC Trip Offers Taste of Positions in Finance

With graduation approaching, it may seem unusual that two senior economics majors have organized a trip to New York City for underclass students to meet with alumni executives at various financial institutions. Ramon Villalona and Rashveena Rajaram, co-presidents of Hamilton’s Finance Club, plan to expand their classmates’ vision of their career options  and assist them in making contacts  during this day-long event.   More ...

Ian Dunning '16 at the 41st annual Northeastern Storm Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Ian Dunning ’16 Presents Research on 2014 Local Tornado

Ian T. Dunning ’16 presented a poster titled “A Deadly Tornado in Upstate New York:  The Smithfield Tornado of 2014” at the 41st Annual Northeastern Storm Conference held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on March 4-6.    More ...

Students, faculty and organizers of the Global Volunteers service trip to Nevis with Ambassador Everson Hull.
History Meets Service on the Island of Nevis

A student service organization at Hamilton has big plans for Spring Break. Members will be volunteering with non-profit agencies on the Caribbean island of Nevis, birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, from March 19-26.  More ...

Kevin Herrera '16 presented a poster at the Northeastern Storm Conference.
Herrera ’16 Presents at Northeastern Storm Conference

Kevin A. Herrera ’16 presented a poster titled “Lightning Protection: Past, Present and Future on the Hamilton College Campus” at the 41st Annual Northeastern Storm Conference held March 4-6 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. His work was based on his senior thesis with Professor of Geosciences Cynthia Domack.  More ...

Opportunity Programs Students, Staff Visit Albany

Hamilton’s Opportunity Programs staff and students traveled to Albany, N.Y., on Feb. 2  to meet with legislative representatives as part of New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day.  According to CICU, organizer of the event, “…. Advocacy Day is an opportunity... to come together to show support for student aid funding and higher education.”  More ...

CGI U participants from left Tsion Tesfaye '16, Leonard Kilekwang '16, Sharif Shrestha '17, Emily Moschowits '16 and  Andy Chen '16.  Aleksandra Bogoevska and Alexandru Hirsu are studying abroad this semester.
Seven Selected for Clinton Global Initiatives University

Seven Hamilton students have been selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) that will take place in April 1-3 at the University of California, Berkeley. Aleksandra Bogoevska ’17, Andy Chen ’16, Leonard Kilekwang ’16, Alexandru Hirsu ’17, Emily Moschowits ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17 and Tsion Tesfaye ’16 will attend. Shrestha and Tesfaye were among four Hamilton students who participated in last year’s CGI U in Miami.  More ...

Ana Castro Reynoso '17
Ana Castro Reynoso ’17 Awarded Gilman Scholarship

Ana Castro Reynoso ’17 has been awarded a Gilman International Scholarship Program award for undergraduate study abroad for the spring 2016 semester. Reynoso plans to study in Morocco, Bolivia and Viet Nam in the SIT International Honors Program/Comparative: Climate Change: The Politics of Food, Water, and Energy.  More ...

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