South Franklin Circle Dialogue Series continues with Clement Hamilton, Ph.D., President and CEO of The Holden Arboretum

The 2011-2012 South Franklin Circle Dialogue Series continues with “Trees, Forests and Communities: The Holden Arboretum’s Vision for the Future” presented by Clement Hamilton, Ph.D., President and CEO of The Holden Arboretum, Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m., at South Franklin Circle, 16600 Warren Court, Bainbridge Township. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP required. Please call (440) 247-1300, or visit

About Clement Hamilton, Ph.D.
Dr. Hamilton earned a B.S. in Geology at Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary biology at Washington University and the Missouri Botanical Garden. He has conducted botanical research and fieldwork in Thailand, Panama, and Chile, as well as the U.S. Dr. Hamilton was Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Washington for 14 years, including directing the Center for Urban Horticulture for eight years. Then he served as Executive Director of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in southern California for five years. From 2004 through 2008 he was Vice President and Director of Research at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. In 2008 he became President & CEO of The Holden Arboretum, where he is leading the arboretum’s renewed dedication to the cultivation of beautiful and healthy trees, forests, and communities.

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About the South Franklin Circle Dialogue Series
The South Franklin Circle Dialogue Series presents stimulating forums designed to inform and inspire the community. Future speakers and topics will cover the arts, culture, current events and social and political issues. Dialogues is presented in collaboration with the Chagrin Foundation for Arts and Culture.

About South Franklin Circle
South Franklin Circle is a new lifestyle model for people seeking an alternative to a traditional retirement community. Owned and operated by Cleveland-based non-profit, Judson Services, Inc., South Franklin Circle connects the charm of the Chagrin Valley with the cultural hub of University Circle. More

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