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— Tim Mansfield, director of alumni relations
Questions? Contact alumni relations: 315-228-7433
2013 Colgate Alumni Council Election
The Nominations Committee of the Alumni Council has selected the following slate of alumni for election at Reunion 2013. The candidates, chosen from approximately 300 nominees, have strong records of varied Colgate volunteer service, a consistent history of giving financial support to Colgate, and meaningful personal or professional accomplishments or contributions to the greater community.
Complete information about the election and challenge petition process, as well as full biographies of the nominees, are posted at
. Paper copies are available by calling 315-228-7433, or by sending an e-mail to
Guy Martin ’57, MA’59
Guy Martin served as Colgate’s associate dean of admission, dean of admission, and dean of students between 1966 and 1976. An Athletics Hall of Honor inductee, Martin is a six-time reunion program committee chair.
Robert Glendening ’71
Robert Glendening’s Colgate family legacy spans four generations. A Maroon Council member for the past 24 years, he spent 19 years on his class gift committee and has served as an admission volunteer.
Patricia Apelian Aitken ’76
Patricia Apelian Aitken, founder of financial services company Westgate Partners, LLC, is a longtime admission volunteer, reunion program committee chair, and a charter member of the Alumnae Leadership Council.
Eric Seidman ’84
Eric Seidman is managing director of Quantum Partners, Inc. A Colgate Thirteen alumnus, he has spent 20 years volunteering with his class gift committee and has served on his reunion program committee.
Robert Grossman ’96
Robert Grossman, director of advisory services at KPMG LLP, has served as an admission and career services volunteer. He has chaired his class gift committee and reunion program committee.
Carmella Alvaro ’98
class editor for the past 15 years, Carmella Alvaro has served as an admission volunteer and class gift committee member. She is chair of her reunion program committee.
Anne Huntington ’07
Anne Huntington founded art advisory and curatorial company AMH Industries. She is a Thought into Action mentor, admission volunteer, and a class gift committee co-chair.
Harry Horwitz ’76
Harry Horwitz has served as co-president of the Colgate Club of Philadelphia since 2003. He has co-chaired his reunion gift and reunion program committees, and has been a career services and advancement volunteer.
Vaughn Crowe ’02
Winner of the 2002 Adam Clayton Powell Award, Vaughn Crowe is a Thought into Action mentor and Maroon Council member who has participated in the Living Dream Catcher program and served as an admission volunteer.
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Summer on the Hill
June 30–July 3, 2013
Wish you could do it all over again?
Relive the liberal arts during Summer on the Hill — an ideal getaway for alumni of all class years. Enjoy the warmth of a Chenango Valley summer, engage with brilliant professors, and share the company of your classmates during this special weekend. Visit
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If you received this
by mail, your postal address is current and correct in Colgate’s alumni directory. But what about your business information or e-mail address? And have you made it possible for your friends and classmates to find you?
You control the quality and visibility of your directory information! Visit
today to review your profile and your privacy settings — contact the alumni office at
or 315-228-7439 with questions.
Alumni Clubs and Groups
Welcome to the City
On September 13, alumni clubs in New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and San Francisco greeted recent graduates in their new burgs. More than 370 alumni participated!
Raider fans got together at various spots in the Northeast — from Fordham to Yale — to revel in great food and camaraderie before rooting on the football team. This year’s tail’gates also included a scouting report from Head Coach Dick Biddle and performances from Colgate’s a cappella groups.
Birthday wishes for a founding-era Thirteener
On his 90th birthday in September, Bill MacIntosh ’44 was astonished by an outpouring from members of the
when he received more than 100 messages of good wishes from near and far:
Bill MacIntosh ’44
• 59 e-mails
• 43 cards
• from 15 states, London, China, and Japan
• 31 graduating classes
• 4 “Crusties” sang Happy Birthday via conference call
The news of MacIntosh’s birthday had spread via the Colgate Thirteen alumni website, explained Bob Austrian ’85. “Most of us have never met Bill, but our bonds with Colgate and the Thirteen run so deep, and our awareness that very few ‘founding-era’ guys survive today is so acute, that Colgate Thirteeners rallied.”
Feast for the eyes at the Barnes Foundation
Club of Philadelphia
was treated to one of the hottest tickets in town at the end of September when they toured the Barnes Foundation, which moved into its new downtown location last spring. Approximately 75 alumni, family members, and friends divided into smaller groups for docent-led tours of the legendary collection that includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more.
Mr. Loulou (Louis Le Ray), Paul Gauguin, 1890. Photo ©2012 The Barnes Foundation
“We were overwhelmed by the number of Renoir (181, to be exact), Cezanne, Matisse, and Picasso paintings on display,” said Sue Horwitz ’76, who helped coordinate the event. Plans are already under way for another outing to the site in the near future.
Saving Lives While Trying to Save Par
Despite the raindrops, 26 alumni golfed on October 2 for the first
Saving Lives While Trying to Save Par
fundraiser for brain cancer research. At their 35th Reunion, the Class of ’77 had learned that classmate Brock Greene has two sons with a rare brain tumor called Oligodendroglioma. Following reunion, Jeff Hickling ’77 began working with Greene to organize the event, held at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Conn. In addition, a silent auction featured items such as an Aaron Rodgers (Packers quarterback) jersey donated by Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy ’77. In total, more than $27,000 was raised for the Oligo Fund, and plans are being made for next year. (For more on Greene’s story,
L to R: Jeff Hickling ’77, Warren Guthrie ’77, Brock Greene ’77, and Jeff Fager ’77
In mid-October, a new national alumni group calling itself
had its kickoff event in Washington, D.C. The sustainability-minded group is the brainchild of Steve Bosack ’90, executive director of the Society for Ecological Restoration.
Speaking on campus efforts, John Pumilio, Colgate’s director of sustainability, discussed the importance of educating students about “going green” by incorporating sustainability more broadly into the curriculum.
Samantha Zuhlke ’10, who works for the National Geographic Society in Washington, was accompanied by a group of interns who reported that they would bring what they learned back to their own campuses.
For more info, and to network with current and future Colgate sustainability leaders, join the LinkedIn Colgate Green group.
Countdown to the 25th
Alumni from the classes of 1988, 1989, and 1990 joined together in October in Tribeca at New York Vintners, owned by Keith Goggin ’90, to start the countdown to their 25th reunions. This was the first of a series of similar events scheduled for Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Check
We welcome new alumni club leaders Kaela Mueller ’09 (
) and Karl Fries ’10 (
), Club of Boston.
A special thanks to outgoing club leader Tim Seamans ’02.
Interested in learning about club events in your neck of the woods? Visit