The Colgate Scene
July 2005

Recognizing service to alma mater
2005 Alumni Awards

(From left) Gerald D. Quill '60, recipient of the Wm. Brian Little '64 Alumni Award for Distinguished Service, and Dr. Timothy D. Mastro '75, recipient of the first Colgate Humanitarian Award.

(From left) Devon M. Skerritt '00, John M. Bonhomme '00, and Tracy R. Tanner '00 were awarded the Ann Yao '80 Memorial Young Alumni Award. The award is given to members of the 5th reunion class who exemplify exceptional volunteer leadership.
The 2005 recipients of the Maroon Citation, which honors the year's most loyal alumni and friends of Colgate for significant contributions, are pictured with Colgate President Rebecca S. Chopp, Scott A. Meiklejohn '77, president of the Alumni Corporation Board of Directors, and Joanne D. Spigner '76, vice president of the Alumni Corporation Board of Directors. Front row (l to r): William P. Gillick '75, Gerald D. Fischbach '60, Margaret A. Flanagan '80, Chopp (standing), Carolyn J.A. Swift '75, Arthur L. DuBois '55, and Donald F. Vaughan, assistant athletic director and men's ice hockey coach. Second row (l to r): Meiklejohn, Russell C. Wilkinson '70, L. Garner Simmons '65, Jonathan W. Wilham '95, John H. Grossman, supervisor of custodial services, Brett A. Langbert '95, Allan T. Bombard '75, Andrew B. Kingston '85, Alan S. Anderson '70, Spigner, Daniel C. Benton '80, and Murray L. Decock '80, vice president for institutional advancement, campaign director, and instructor in piano. [Enlarge] [Photos by Timothy D. Sofranko]

Reunion photos
More than 20 Colgate alumni, faculty, and staff were honored Friday evening at a ceremony in Memorial Chapel as part of Reunion 2005's four days of events. The Alumni Corporation recognized award winners for their service to Colgate, and presented its first Colgate Humanitarian Award to Dr. Timothy D. Mastro '75.

Mastro was honored with the award for his devotion to improving the lives of individuals and communities locally, regionally, and nationally. As the acting director of the Global AIDS Program for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, his career in international healthcare includes serving in Thailand as a physician for the American Refugee Committee and working for the United Nations' Border Relief Operation. Mastro joined the CDC in 1988 as an officer with the Epidemic Intelligence Service, investigating pulmonary disease outbreaks, and served as a medical epidemiologist for the international HIV/AIDS division. He is a leading expert in the epidemiology of infectious diseases.

The Wm. Brian Little '64 Alumni Award for Distinguished Service, the Alumni Corporation's highest award, was given to Gerald D. Quill '60. Quill is a trustee emeritus (1991-1997) and a recipient of the Maroon Citation and the Class Agent Excellence Award. He served on the Alumni Corporation Board of Directors for several years and is a past president. He has also been president of the Class of 1960. He was a Reunion College presenter, served on the Presidents' Club Membership Committee for five years, and has been active with Career Services. A successful banker, Quill is a senior principal with Harleysville National Bank, a board member of the Silver Puck Club, and a member of the Colgate Athletic Council. His support of Colgate hockey earned him the Silver Puck Award in 2003.

The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, bestowed upon members of the faculty who are considered to be outstanding teachers, was given to Marietta N. Cheng, professor of music and conductor of the Colgate University Orchestra, and Scott P. Kraly, Charles A. Dana Professor of psychology and coordinator of the neuroscience program.

More than 1,900 Colgate alumni, their families, and friends gathered in the Chenango Valley in June for Reunion 2005, enjoying sunshine and unseasonably warm weather. Members of reuning classes, who traveled to Hamilton from the West Coast, Singapore, and locales closer to alma mater, mingled during all-class barbecues, luncheons, and evening entertainment. Alumni affairs staff members and class volunteers organized an extensive program of lectures, with talks given by both current Colgate faculty members and alumni on subjects including politics, art, geology, campus projects, and more. Activities including rock climbing, beer tasting, film presentations, campus tours, and music were offered.

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