Yvonne C. Taylor '75, founder/president/CEO of One Heart
with Africa, was honored with the Alumni Corporation Humanitarian Award. Taylor
traveled from Africa to accept the honor. (From left) Joanne Spigner '76,
Alumni Corporation Board of Directors president, Taylor, Colgate President
Rebecca S. Chopp, and Ron Joyce '73, Alumni Corporation vice president.
[Photos by Timothy D. Sofranko]
Twenty-five alumni, faculty, and staff members were
honored by the Alumni Corporation in a ceremony in Memorial Chapel on Friday
evening as part of Reunion 2006. The awards are presented for service to alma
mater, excellence in teaching, exceptional humanitarian service, and loyalty
and commitment to Colgate.
Gordon P. Miller '56, Charles G. Carey '76, and Joanne D. Spigner '76 were
honored with the Wm. Brian Little '64 Alumni Award for Distinguished Service,
the highest honor the Alumni Corporation can bestow upon a graduate. A past
member of the Alumni Corporation Board of Directors and chair of its university
relations committee, Miller has been a staunch fundraiser for Colgate, and has
provided copious career advice to students in several forums. Carey, an
emeritus member of the Board of Trustees who left his imprint on many
committees, has served Colgate in a multitude of areas, and has been a key
support of Raider athletics. Last year he was inducted into the James B.
Colgate Society. Spigner has been a tireless volunteer, most recently as
president of the Alumni Corporation Board of Directors, creating countless new
links between the board and campus, especially students, and has chaired the
Women's Advisory Committee for almost a decade. She is a charter member of the
Alumnae Leadership Council.
You can read the full citations on all of this year's award winners at
(From left) Charles G. Carey '76, Gordon P. Miller '56,
and Joanne D. Spigner '76 were presented with the Wm. Brian Little '64 Alumni
Award for Distinguished Service, the highest honor the Alumni Corporation can
bestow upon a Colgate graduate.
(From left) William J. Sweeney '01, John L. Oros '01, and
Yvonne M. Gyimah '01 were honored with the Ann Yao '80 Memorial Young Alumni
Award. The award is presented to members of the fifth-year reuning class who
have demonstrated remarkable and meritorious service to Colgate.
Robert Kraynak, professor of political science and
director of the Center for Freedom and Western Civilization (left), and Richard
April, Dunham S. Beldon Jr. Professor of geology and natural sciences, were
awarded the Alumni Corporation Distinguished Teaching Award. The award is given
to members of the faculty who are considered to be outstanding teachers.
Sixteen alumni, staff, and faculty members were presented
with Maroon Citations. (From left) Gus P. Coldebella '91, Andrew L. Busser '91,
Nancy Campbell Herling '81, Donald F. Martin, director of advancement - capital
and planned giving, Ronald Schaupp '56, Donald A. Schaefer '46, Duncan L.
Niederauer '81, Robert A. Kindler '76, William H. Freeborn Jr. '76, Robert
Cornell, director of athletic communications, Jill Tiefenthaler, professor of
economics and director of the Upstate Institute. (Front row, seated and
standing, from left) Sarah J. Dyer '91, Tammy Tonucci McConnell '91, Patricia
Takas Nozell '81, Pamela Pickert Kindler '76, and Geoffrey A. Gold '86.