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Rochester Review
November–December 2010
Vol. 73, No. 2

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ROCHESTER YELLOW: Army medic Rory Hamilton ’14 (left) talks with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., (right) about his plans as a student at Rochester as Jesse Kinsella ’12, a Navy petty officer, looks on during a campus press conference this fall announcing the reauthorization of a federal program to support veterans enrolled in college. In 2009, the University launched the Rochester Pledge Scholarship in anticipation of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon Program, which was included under a revised G.I. Bill. The University’s contribution, combined with the Yellow Ribbon benefits, guarantees full tuition for qualified veterans attending the College, the Eastman School’s undergraduate program, and the Simon School. A physics major from Cookeville, Tenn., Hamilton was stationed in Germany and completed a 15-month deployment to Iraq. A native of Rochester, Kinsella is majoring in economics. He transferred to Rochester from Buffalo State and plans to attend the Simon School after graduation.