Colgate’s first Mosaic Weekend, March 24–25, 2017, brought together students and alumni of color for a networking reception, alumni career panels, and a reception with ABC News anchor and correspondent T.J. Holmes, who gave the keynote address, which was co-sponsored by Brothers, the Mosaic initiative, the Office of the President, and the Maroon-News.
The weekend also included the first meeting of the Mosaic Advisory Board, which brings multicultural alumni and students together with campus representatives to provide ideas and feedback about how Colgate can best connect multicultural alumni with Colgate, current students, and one another through activities that strengthen fellowship and mentorship.
Students were integral to the planning of Mosaic Weekend. They coordinated with alumni office and career services staff members to design alumni panel conversations around topics such as the transition into the workforce for graduates of color and industries with progressive hiring practices. In addition, they planned both formal and informal networking sessions — moments when they could discuss with alumni serious topics of diversity and inclusion, as well as time simply to bond over shared Colgate experiences in a relaxed atmosphere.
Save the date! Mosaic Weekend 2018 will take place March 2-3. Registration will open in mid-January.
Interested in learning more about Mosaic? Contact Veronica “Ronnie” McFall ’89, who has joined the Colgate staff in the new role of assistant director of alumni relations for affinity and identity programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.