Below is an announcement from Hamilton College via Merit:
CLINTON, NY — Kimberly Lifton, of Wilmington, received a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College on Sunday, May 24, in a virtual Commencement ceremony concluding the college’s 208th year.
In his remarks, Hamilton College President Wippman said, “For over two centuries, the College has flourished and grown, finding its way past wars and conflicts, depressions and recessions, epidemics and pandemics. In every generation there have been defining moments.
“We may not get to choose our defining moments, but we do get to choose how we respond. Adversity brings with it disappointment, anxiety, and loss. But it also brings opportunity, to learn, to grow, to find one’s own inner strength. We don’t get to choose these defining moments. They choose us.”
A history and literature major at Hamilton, Lifton graduated summa cum laude with departmental honors in history and literature and was recently elected to the Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Hamilton College. Lifton now joins an alumni body of more than 23,600, many of whom have made important contributions to business, the professions, government, and the arts.
Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton College offers an open curriculum that gives students the freedom to shape their own liberal arts education within a research- and writing-intensive framework. Hamilton enrolls 1,850 students from 49 states and 49 countries. Additional information about the college can be found at www.hamilton.edu.
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