On Giving Thanks and Giving Back
I first visited Colgate when I was 16 during Spring Party Weekend. It was 1972 and my big sister was a sophomore at Colgate. She invited our middle sister, a high school senior, and me, a high school junior, to spend the weekend with her. She even arranged "dates" for us (yes, we did that back then). I'm not sure what my parents were thinking when they let us go (although I'm pretty sure they didn't know about our dates or much else about Spring Party Weekend for that matter).We had a great time. And I fell in love -- although not with my date. It was Colgate that won my heart. I loved the beauty of Colgate, the people and the Colgate spirit. And so, when it came time to choose a college, there was not a lot of debate or discussion. I was going to Colgate.
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