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  • Studies show that college-aged students without a family support system or personal safety net are among the least likely to earn a four-year college degree. Judi Alperin King ’83 is committed to changing that.

  • Growing up in the suburbs of Rochester, N.Y., Jackson Vogt ’23 was undecided between the University of Rochester and Hamilton College. “I had a lot of friends going to the University of Rochester, but it seemed a bit too close to home,” he said. Now, four years, two majors, and an Amazon internship later, Vogt has accepted a full-time position at Amazon Web Services.(AWS) as part of their web design and development team.

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  • Medievalist and cartographic historian John Greenlee ’00 was working on a project involving 17th-century London when he noticed something odd. On several maps, there were two ships anchored in the Thames. These ships had been marked as civic landmarks and labeled “Eel Ships.” Interest piqued, he began researching the history behind these vessels and the history of eels in England in general.

  • The sky certainly isn’t the limit for Kevin Conole ’04 when it comes to promoting NASA’s global outreach. As a senior program specialist at the space agency’s Office of International and Interagency Relations in Washington, D.C., he manages relationships with civilian partners and leads the agency’s United Nations-related activities.

  • Social impact is the life work for Michael Nelson ’16, who is fresh from a summer working in the Biden-Harris Administration to implement the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

  • On an unseasonably warm Friday afternoon in April, sounds of acoustic old-time roots music streamed from the Schambach Center courtesy of award-winning musician Jake Blount ’17 and his banjo.

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  • Natasha Jenkins ’07 has shown her commitment to promoting principles of equity in the legal field throughout her career. Formerly an advocate for worker’s rights as general counsel of Teamsters Local 700, she now leads a chapter of the oldest association of African American lawyers and judges in the country.

  • Will Whalen’23 is a mild-mannered world politics major by day, but master of the mean, meowing Chess bot Mittens by night. Whalen, who moonlighted at Chess.com as a creative strategy lead while on campus, had the idea to create the cute kitty chess master that played an aggressive game of chess. Mittens has proven to be a formidable and frustrating opponent on the Chess.com website. Whalen will join Chess.com as director of audience development after graduation.

  • Ten members of Hamilton’s Junior Seminar art class visited New York City last week with Professor Rob Knight. Junior Seminar is a rite of passage for art concentrators to come together as a class and begin independently developing their artistic practices in a communal environment. Our three-day NYC adventure exposed us to the real-life art world. We visited several galleries, met with artists in their studios, and even attended a group art show that included a piece by Charlie Guterman ’22.

  • Elliot Carlson '23 and Jacob Gliedman '23 won this year’s Pitch Competition and $20,000 for their comprehensive career services platform RAIN, a product meant to “disrupt the job search process” by providing a way for job-seekers to explore, create, network, and execute the job recruitment process, all in one platform.

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