Sean Spellberg ’12 honors Matt Leone

This Torch Medal is given to Matt Leone, Director of Summer Programs and Lecturer in University Studies, by Sean Spellberg ’12.

Torch Medals honor a Colgate faculty or staff member who made a meaningful impact on an alum during their time at Colgate. Alumni in the reunion classes of 2007 and 2012 are invited to give a Torch Medal, delivered virtually, to a present or past member of the faculty or staff. See more Torch Medals, and give yours here.


“Professor Leone taught my FSEM and was tasked with the unenviable job of teaching an 18-year-old high school graduate to write like a Colgate student should. He challenged me to focus my thoughts and structure my arguments so that even someone unfamiliar with the topic could pick up my writing and learn something. It’s a skill I use everyday, and I’m forever grateful for his patience and wisdom.”

— Sean Spellberg ’12

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