CLINTON,NEW YORK – Benjamin Joinder graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College on Sunday, May 22, in a Commencement ceremony concluding the college’s 210th year:
Joiner majored in public policy.
Gillian Zucker, a member of Hamilton’s Class of 1990 and president of business operations for the NBA’s LA Clippers, was awarded an honorary degree and delivered the Commencement address.
In her remarks, Zucker compared her time at Hamilton with that of this year’s graduates, who were sophomores when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
“Your resilience – the way you refused to be denied your Hamilton experience – it is an inspiration,” she told the graduates.
Hamilton’s 492 graduates now join an alumni body of more than 23,000, many of whom have made important contributions to business, the professions, government and the arts.
Hamilton College, a leading liberal arts institution located in Clinton, New York, is where exceptional students explore passions through an open curriculum and robust research, internship, and off-campus study opportunities. Students graduate ready to lead purposeful lives thanks to highly regarded faculty mentors, generous resources that support each student’s interests, and a loyal alumni network. The College’s need-blind admission policy ensures access for talented students with limited financial means.