Since 2011, John Levisay ’89 has been crafting the perfect online learning experience with his start-up called Craftsy, which offers classes ranging from quilting to jewelry making to photography. On May 11, it was announced that NBCUniversal is acquiring majority ownership of Craftsy. Levisay will continue in a leadership role, reporting to NBCU Cable’s president of strategy and commercial growth.
Amanda Liberman ’17, of Reading, Mass., has received Colgate’s 1819 Award, given annually to a student whose character, scholarship, sportsmanship, and service to others best exemplify the university’s spirit and the value of a liberal arts education.
Scott Carlson of the Chronicle of Higher Education writes: “As the world of work goes through fundamental changes and students face unprecedented challenges in employment, colleges’ career centers need to reposition themselves to be more effective, says Michael Sciola, associate vice president for institutional advancement and career initiatives at Colgate University.”
In the ninth episode of his new bi-weekly podcast, Shootin’ It with Matt Langel, Colgate's head men's basketball coach welcomed Brendan Tuohey ’96, the co-founder and executive director of PeacePlayers International.