Few students in the nation have achieved the level of national recognition and peer respect as has Maggie Dunne, the 2013 recipient of Colgate’s prestigious 1819 Award.
Colgate’s highest honor not only recognizes academic achievement, but also determined spirit. These are the trademark characteristics of Dunne, who not only carried a high GPA, but also worked to effect change at the impoverished Pine Ridge Indian reservation through her creation in 2008 of the non-profit Lakota Children’s Enrichment (LCE).
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Throughout his career, Niederauer has played a pivotal role in leading the evolution of global markets. Before joining NYSE Euronext in April 2007, he was managing director and co-head of the Equities Division Execution Services franchise at Goldman, Sachs & Co. His career at Goldman Sachs spanned 22 years.
While leading Colgate’s London Economics Study Group for the semester, professor Chad Sparber worked with fellow economists Giovanni Peri (UC, Davis) and Kevin Shih (UC, Davis) to research H-1B visas and the impact on the US economy.
“H-1B visas help to increase the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) labor force in the U.S., and STEM workers are responsible for much of the technological and productivity growth of the country,” said Sparber. Read more
(Editor’s Note: Remarks by Douglas A. Hicks, provost and dean of faculty, at the transfer of art ceremony held at the Center for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University, in Perth, Australia, on May 8, 2013.)
Vice Chancellor Hacket, distinguished government officials, faculty and staff at Curtin and Colgate universities, and honored colleagues from Western Australia and the Noongar boodja:
President Jeffrey Herbst, shown here thanking Daniel Benton ’80, P’12, H’10 for his generous support, said: “We have, I believe, entered a virtuous circle where increased financial aid attracts better students who then serve to entice other impressive young people who want to come to a campus where academic excellence is so obvious.”
Thank you! That was the message on April 26, when 750 members of the Colgate community met in New York City to celebrate the end of Passion for the Climb: The Campaign for Colgate.
The campaign gala, rescheduled for spring after Superstorm Sandy hit Manhattan last autumn, featured a series of speakers who celebrated the campaign’s remarkable $480 million success. They spoke of it in terms of Colgate’s past, present, and future, while paying tribute to the 34,519 alumni, parents, and friends who participated. Read more
In celebrating the Year of ’13, we are posting a story or list that pertains to our lucky number on the 13th of each month. This month, we’ve compiled a list of alumni you might not know, but who made (or continue to make) a difference. With so many to choose from, we offer just 13 (in no particular order).
13. Thomas J. Pilgrim, 1828, founded the first school in Texas
A graduate of what was then known as Hamilton Divinity School, Pilgrim went to Texas in 1829 and thereafter founded the Austin Academy, an all-boys school. Read more
Watch Colgate students Sebastian Sagramoso Haley ’15, Fareeza Islam ’14, Hugo Fausto Torres-Fetsco ’15, Sara DiMassimo ’14, and Saliha Moore ’14, put up drywall, spackle, paint, sand, and decorate an old barn, transforming it into a center of discovery at a local day-care center in this short video documentary by Torres-Fetsco.
The students, as part of biology professor Krista Ingram’s Community-based Study of Environmental Issues course this semester, converted part of a barn behind the Chenango Nursery School into a hands-on nature center designed to spark the curiosity of preschoolers.
“The whole idea behind the course is that the students do projects in the community,” Ingram said. “The amount of work they put in was absolutely phenomenal … they did a lot of research on New York state standards for what teachers would be looking for at different age groups, and they looked at other nature centers in the area. There’s sensory tables and stuffed animals. There’s a way of using what children love to help them understand science.”
I gave my torch medal to Patty because I became very close to her family through tutoring her son Colby, and they have always been very welcoming to me. I love seeing her and her family around campus, and I know that I will always have a connection to this region because of them. — Becca Friedland ’13 (Potomac, MD) speaking about her torch medal recipient, Sodexo’s Patty VanVoorhis
Olympic coaches might not earn medals, but Colgate’s world-class mentors do.
The Konosioni Honor Society, in partnership with the Office of Alumni Relations, started a new tradition in 2013, asking members of the senior class to award torch medals to individuals who had the single greatest impact on their Colgate experiences.
This 1949 painting by Reynold Hart is called “A Native Corroboree.” It is one of the 119 indigenous artworks going from Colgate to Curtin University in Western Australia.
In an important example of international, cultural, and educational collaboration, Colgate University will give 119 indigenous artworks to Curtin University in Western Australia. The works, a significant part of the heritage and history of the region, were created by Noongar children who were part of Australia’s “Stolen Generations.” Read more