The Colgate Scene
July 2001
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Keith Brooks '01, with his mother Andrea Brown, was presented the 1819 Award as the senior "who best exemplifies the spirit that is Colgate." Brooks majored in philosophy and religion, was a standout in football and was a campus leader, with Konosioni, Brothers and the Colgate Prism. "I have always taken pride in my beliefs and values, but I have learned to take even more pride in putting my beliefs and values into action," says Brooks.
New Trustees
At the May meeting, the Board of Trustees elected six new members to begin service on the board. Daniel C. Benton '80, Margaret A. Flanagan '80 and Allison J. Rosen '82 fill regular trustee positions. Marianne Crosley '80 and C. Bruce Morser '76 are alumni trustees, and Emily L. Park '98 fills the recent graduate trustee position.

         Benton is chairman and chief executive officer of Andor Capital Management, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the lifecycle investment firm Pequot Capital Management. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Colgate.

         Flanagan was a partner at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston, involved in litigation with an emphasis on securities, intellectual property and unfair competition law, before leaving work to devote time to family and various community and school activities. At Colgate she played field hockey and lacrosse, was a member of the Dijon Study Group and graduated cum laude.

         Rosen is one of the two managing partners and founders of the hedge fund Catalyst Partners, L.P. and serves on the International Board of Directors of the Youth Renewal Fund, which provides educational opportunities for disadvantaged Israeli youth. She has volunteered for Colgate in development and as a career advisor, and has served on the Women's Advisory Committee.

         Crosley worked in the Homicide Bureau in the Kings County District Attorney's Office in New York, where she tried 25 murder cases and rose to the level of supervisor before taking a hiatus from work to devote her time to family, community and school activities. Crosley has served on the Alumni Corporation Board of Directors and as a club president, admission volunteer and class agent.

         An award-winning illustrator, Morser has shown his work in various Seattle art galleries and has taught studio art and illustration at Cornish College of Arts, Seattle Art Institute and the School of Visual Communications. In addition to being immediate past president of Colgate's Alumni Corporation Board of Directors, he has served as a club president, career advisor and admissions supporter and is a member of the Task Force on Campus Culture.

         Park is a writer on the Dow Jones Newswires Spot News Desk and is working towards an M.S. in journalism at Columbia University. At Colgate, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was senior editor of the Maroon-News.


Michael Smith '76, left, and Jillian Hooper '01, spoke at the Scholarship Recognition Dinner in April. Smith detailed the accomplishments of Adam Clayton Powell '30, in whose honor a scholarship has been established, and Hooper said, "To whom much is given, much is expected, and we have been given so much." [IMAGE]

Judy Little and other family of her husband, the late Wm. Brian Little '64, were on hand for the dedication of the new home of art and art history. Helping to open Little Hall were, from left, President Charles Karelis, department chair Mary Ann Calo, Provost and Dean of the Faculty Jane Pinchin, Professor John Knecht (who was instrumental in planning the building), daughter-in-law Alicia Little, son Greg Little, Mrs. Little, grandson Will Turmon, daughter Jackie Little and son-in-law and sculptor Henry Turmon. [Zoom]
National fellowship winners
Holly Teliska '03 received a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, $32,000 for graduate school awarded to a college junior committed to a career in government or elsewhere in public service.

         Nathaniel Lewis '03 and Kurt Pusch '02 are the recipients of the Morris Udall Scholarship, which provides $5000 for college sophomores or juniors who have outstanding potential and study the environment and related fields.

         A Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, $7,500 for sophomores or juniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering, went to Robin Pedersen '02.

         Jon-Paul DaPrato '01 and Nicole Duignan '01 became scholars of the U.S. Student Fulbright Program. DaPrato will spend a year in Germany teaching English to high school students, and Duignan will study contemporary Spanish theater in Spain for a year.

Professor of Biology Ron Hoham presided over the planting of a shagbark hickory in celebration of Arbor Day. The new tree is outside French and Italian House and this is the fifth time Colgate has marked the annual occasion with a planting. New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani dropped by The Presidents' Club dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria to do a Sopranos imitation and urge visitors to spend lots of money. Master of Ceremonies Bill Freeborn '76 presented the mayor with a Colgate cap.


Helping out
As the spring semester wound to a close, numerous student groups were busy participating in outreach and philanthropic activities that benefitted the Hamilton and greater community.

         Members of Reach Out helped children with their homework at the Thea Bowman Center and volunteered at the Family Nurturing Center, both in Utica, and spiffed up the Chenango Nursery School in Hamilton by helping to repaint the facility.

         The Newman Community's annual clothing drive gathered enough items to fill a 19-foot U-Haul, which was brought to a local woman who operates a charitable clothing exchange for teenagers out of her home. Newman students also held Sunday morning prayers at Community Memorial Hospital's Extended Care Facility in Hamilton.

         Sigma Chi's annual Derby Days in April raised more than $9,000 for the Bone Stem and Bone Marrow Transplant Center at Duke University Medical Center in memory of Franklin Day '01, a member of the fraternity who died of leukemia on March 6, and for a breast cancer research center.

         The Brothers organization held a Charity Week filled with events beginning April 16 -- a carnation sale, a "Made by men" bake sale, a basketball competition, a bachelor auction, an arcade game day and the "Pajama Jammy Jam" -- that raised more than $1,800 to benefit the Dunbar Youth Center in Syracuse.

         On April 25, the Gamma Phi Beta sorority held a 24-hour "Teeter-Totter-A-Thon," which raised $1,001 for the Madison County Children's Camp in West Eaton and received a grant for an additional $500 from the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation.

         Participating in the spring Race for the Cure to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Panhellenic Council raised more than $800.

         Colgate students from a range of organizations, as well as staff members, regularly offer their time at the Hope House Soup Kitchen in Utica.


Cornell makes CoSIDA Hall of Fame
Director of Athletic Communications Bob Cornell will be one of three individuals inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame at the organization's annual workshop, July 4 in San Diego.

         Cornell has held his post for the past 25 years. In that capacity, he has been responsible for all publicity and public relations matters concerning the Red Raider athletics department.

         Athletic communications handles the compilation and distribution of all information on 25 intercollegiate sports, encompassing both men's and women's athletics. Cornell serves as the main contact for football, men's basketball and softball.

         Prior to being named sports information director at Colgate in May of 1976, Cornell held positions at Princeton University and the University of New Haven.

         During his career, he has served as a press liaison for numerous Eastern College Athletic Conference events as well as NCAA and regional and national championships, including as media coordinator of the NCAA Division I Golf Championships in 1977.

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