Ali Hamilton is the associate director of admission at Rhodes College. As a 2008 graduate of Centre College, Ali Hamilton is no stranger to the benefits of a liberal arts education. She spent her time at Centre studying English literature, editing and writing for the college’s literary magazine, and studying abroad in London, England. She loved college so much, that she decided to stick around and work in college admission.
Higher education became a passion for Hamilton, and after a few years she went to work for Teach for America in Atlanta, GA, to learn more about the broader field of education. Her work taught her a lot about the challenges around education imbalances.
Hamilton is a 2016 MEd graduate of the Institute of Higher Education where she studied college access and success and internationalization. Upon graduation, she moved to Memphis to resume college admission work at Rhodes College. At Rhodes, Hamilton works with various community based organizations that serve students from low-income, first-generation, or underserved backgrounds. She loves Rhodes for its commitment to community service in Memphis. Like many of the students, faculty, and staff, Hamilton also volunteers in her free time. She is impressed by the opportunities afforded to Rhodes students through research, internships, and collaborations in the city of Memphis.