The spirit of alumni sporting their Colgate gear is seen here, there, and everywhere around the globe. Where was your latest spotting? On a Machu Picchu trek? At a mini-reunion in Pocatello? An election polling site in Houston? We’re collecting photos of Colgate sightings around the world. Send them to email@example.com.
L to R: Kara Culgin ’08, Katie Castino ’08, and Mary Beth King ’08, co-presidents of Colgate’s Washington State Alumni Club, risk getting gobbled up by the Fremont troll under the Aurora Bridge in Seattle.
We bent the rules for Sara Margaret Gilbert ’03 (left) and Eleanor Finnegan ’03, who may not be wearing Colgate gear in this picture of them in Marrakesh, Morocco, but the truck says “Colgate” in Arabic!
Mark Nozette ’71 tries to escape to his home near Makena Beach, on the south coast of Maui, three times a year. Here are his thoughts for travelers:
Beaches… Many of the best, and quietest, beaches are in south Maui, near Wailea and Makena: Big Beach, Kama’ole Beach Park, Makena Landing, and the red sand beach of Onelui. In west Maui, Kapalua Beach is one of the most beautiful. To the north, H.A. Baldwin is spectacular. En route to Hana, the black sand beaches in Wai’anapanapa State Park are truly unique.
Golf courses… Those with the most breathtaking views are in Wailea, Kapa-lua, and Kaanapali.
Day trips… Haleakala’s active volcano, rising more than 10,000 feet, is most spectacular at sunrise or sunset. The trip up, by car or bike, allows a view of upcountry Maui, which is entirely different in climate and topography from the rest of the island. Hana is the epitome of old Hawaii, although the narrow and curvy Hana Highway is a challenge, particularly to complete round-trip in one day. Paia, an old sugar plantation town in Kahului, has shops, galleries, and beaches.
Cuisine… Maui has wonderful restaurants, many specializing in seafood and fusion cuisine. Capische? and Sorrento’s are among the best. Renowned local chef David Paul has returned to open David Paul’s Island Grill in Lahaina. And at the perennial favorite Mama’s Fish House, patrons will sometimes see fishermen carrying in their catch.
Accommodations… The Four Seasons and Grand Wailea in Wailea as well as the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua are world-class. In Lahaina, the Plantation Inn is the island’s leading bed and breakfast, with an excellent French restaurant.
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|Shirt tales |
God’s Quad Squad
Rhyme-master Mark Shiner, university chaplain and Catholic campus minister, coined the phrase “God’s Quad Squad” during a brainstorming session. Shiner (pictured right) and his cohorts Rabbi Steve Nathan, associate university chaplain and director of Jewish life, and Ann Zinsmeister, office manager, sported T-shirts with the slogan at this year’s orientation to welcome the Class of 2014.
|My picture of Colgate|
(photo by Andrew Daddio)
My absolute favorite place on campus is a spot in the woods way above the buildings. First, go up the road between Frank Dining Hall and West Stillman, pass Chapel House on your right, and then you’ll see the cemetery on your left. Keep going straight to the end of the road. After the cemetery road ends, walk across the old ski hill and keep heading straight. You’ll come to where a stream runs under the hillside. When you reach a wide path that heads to the right, you are on the cross country ski trail that later turns left and runs high along a ridge on the same hill. Before the path turns left, you will see a gully on your right with the stream at the bottom. Go down the slope to the right to reach the stream. In the gully, there are ferns bordering the stream with a tiny waterfall.
You have arrived.
It is a very peaceful place. I used to spend Easter afternoons there. Winter was most often still in control but was slowly and inevitably losing its power. It was like watching deadly winter die from the slowly approaching reign of the sun, hence symbolic of eternal life, which is the central message of the resurrection and Easter. I would write poetry there while watching the waterfall.
On the way back to the campus, I would stop and visit Chapel House. You can enter through the large left-hand door to the chapel itself. Or, on a very cold day, I recommend visiting the library with the beautiful fireplace mantelpiece depicting Old Testament stories in bronze. Pick out a good book, something you wouldn’t normally read, and sit by the fire in one of the chairs. Or go in the music room and put on a favorite like Handel’s Messiah. The cares of the world will melt away.
— Jackie Downing Mulrooney ’79
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