John Hubbard. That almost says it all.
For many alumni and friends of the university, the name John Hubbard is nearly
synonymous with Colgate. John's association with the university began when he
arrived on campus in the Class of 1972. He has been a member of Colgate's
communications staff since 1979, first as a writer/photographer, then as
assistant director and associate editor of the Scene, and, since 1996, as the
Scene's managing editor. For more than 20 years, his images and words have
graced a wide variety of Colgate publications. And in no small sense, those
images and words have defined the university.
No, he isn't leaving; he's seizing something new. John has been promoted to
director of development communications in the Division of University Relations.
He is charged with helping to coordinate and oversee all publications,
newsletters, videos and photography related to Colgate's fundraising and alumni
"John has meant so much to Colgate for so many years, capturing the college in
spectacular images and touching so many through his articles in the Scene and
in other publications," said Murray Decock '80, associate vice president for
de-velopment, "and now we are thrilled to have him take on this important new
role for our division."
We thought this would be an appropriate moment and venue for reflecting on
John's contributions to the Scene. As you look at his pictures and read the
words on these pages, you'll have no trouble understanding why he will be
missed on this side of Oak Drive.