Andrew Carlson, of Cos Cob was named the recipient of The William Gillespie Prize in Art at Hamilton College's annual Class & Charter Day, held on May 9. Established in 1950, the event combines the traditional Class Day celebrating the end of classes with a commemoration of the granting of the College's charter on May 26, 1812.
The ceremony features an address by a historian, trustee, graduate, or faculty member whose topic is related to Hamilton's history and traditions. Academic and scholarly achievement prizes are awarded to students and faculty.
The William Gillespie Prize in Art is awarded to a concentrator in art who excels in that subject.
Carlson, a senior majoring in art and economics, is a graduate of Greenwich High School.
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