Local students receive awards at Hamilton College convocation


CLINTON — The following local residents were among award winners at Hamilton College’s annual convocation ceremony that marked the beginning of Hamilton’s 210th academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 25:

Kloe Shkane, a sophomore from New Hartford, received The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize. The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.

Kenneth Talarico, a senior from Marcy, received The Rusty Smith Memorial Teaching Prize in Computer Science. The Rusty Smith Memorial Teaching Prize in Computer Science, established in memory of Russell G. Smith III, Class of 1995, is awarded to that concentrator selected as being most committed to helping other students of computer science through shared learning. The recipient receives the designation of head departmental teaching assistant.


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