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).
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.
Founded by Christina Liu ’13, the new Womentoring program facilitates open discussion among women. Photo by Gabriela Bezerra ’13
A new fixture in Case Library’s Hieber Café has settled in among the crazed study groups, casual procrastinators, and line of students waiting for another dose of caffeine. Today, when students walk into the café, they are greeted with a smiling face and a neon poster that advertises “Womentoring,” a new program that facilitates open discussion among women about their daily lives, challenges, and triumphs. Read more
The Konosioni Charity Auction raises funds to be distributed to nonprofit organizations in Madison County. (Photo by Ashlee Eve ’14)
From travel aficionados to baseball fans to supporters of the local food movement, bidders showed their spirit at the 16th-annual Konosioni Charity Auction.
The senior honor society’s largest annual public event — whose theme this year was “’Tis the Spirit that is Colgate” —raised $20,000 that will be used to give funding to local nonprofit organizations in Madison County.
A Milton, Mass., native, Lazares had a special connection with Martin as his tutor and mentor during her senior year of high school when she worked in his second-grade classroom at the Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester, Mass. Read more
Colgate encourages students to strive for excellence in their chosen fields of academic endeavor and honors those who achieve distinction in their academic performance. A reception was held earlier this month to congratulate students who won departmental academic awards in the 2012-13 academic year. Read more
Ron Paul speaks to a full house at Memorial Chapel. (Photo by Janna Minehart ’13)
Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul may not be making another run for the White House, but that did not dissuade the three-time presidential candidate from answering student questions after his speech on Wednesday at Memorial Chapel.