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COLGATE HELLO [t he co l • g a te hel • ó h ] noun: The name of a friendly campus tradition. “Do you know about the Colgate Hello?” verb: The act of saying 'hello' to someone on campus in Hamilton, New York, or wherever alumni meet. “Hello, there!” First known published mention: 1924-1925 Colgate University Student Handbook


“I have made some of my best friends here simply by saying hello to someone new.” COLBY KINGSTON ’18 Kennebunkport, Maine


A natural fit BEN COOK

Andover, Massachusetts MAJOR: Religion

CLASS OF 2015

“I joined Outdoor Education because I got great vibes from the people and it, put simply, has made my Colgate experience.”


OUTDOOR EDUCATION TRIP, PILLSBURY MOUNTAIN, NEW YORK — From left to right: Ben; Sabrina Farmer ’18, Colchester, Vt.; Austin Sun ’18, Piedmont, Calif.; Kaitlin Abrams ’18, Westfield, N.J.; Zack Cleary ’17, Albany, N.Y.; Connor Dufort ’17, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Mara Imms ’17, Quakertown, Pa.; and Abby Rowe, Outdoor Education director


ANNIE

BEN

A winter sleigh ride at Endless Trails Farm just a few miles from campus

BEN

g ANNIE

Interfaith Community Konosioni Senior Honor Society

COVE: Hamilton Food Cupboard volunteer

Lived in outdoor education themed house – Loj

Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

BEN COOK

Fraternities and sororities at Colgate date back to 1856. About one-third of Colgate students are involved in Greek letter organizations.

THETA CHI

INTERFAITH COMMUNITY Annie Hoefler ’15 and Ben are both members of Interfaith Community, one of eight religious groups on campus. KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA

Studied abroad in Madrid

Sisters of the Round Table

SHARLENE DISLA Annie, of Anchorage, Alaska, is a member of Colgate’s Pep Band.

Caribbean Student Association

Performed in the Vagina Monologues


SHARLENE DISLA Bronx, New York MAJORS: Spanish and political science CLASS OF 2015

“On the quad, people are taking their time going places and saying `Hi’ to everyone they run into. It’s like a scene out of one of those college pamphlets.” — SHARLENE The Academic Quad

This place is home


SHARLENE

g GRACE

SISTERS OF THE ROUND TABLE

Syracuse, New York MAJORS: Political science and Women’s studies CLASS OF 2017

Sharlene met Grace Western ’17 at a meeting of this organization dedicated to raising awareness of issues related to women and women of color.

“Whether it’s professors, peers, or staff, I have the most incredible conversations and learn so much, not just about academia, but also about humanity.”


Politically minded Meeting with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton


GRACE Sisters of the Round Table Association of Critical Collegians

Assistant director of the Vagina Monologues

DANIELLE

FUSE Dance Company FUSE Dance Company

GRACE

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DANIELLE

DANCEFEST

GRACE WESTERN

Phi Eta Sigma honor society

Benton Scholar

Community leaders in each residence hall organize social events and provide support and mentorship for everyday student-life questions.

COMMUNITY LEADER

Danielle Iwata ’15 and Grace have both been part of the Dancefest tradition. Anyone not involved in one of the two dozen dance groups is probably there cheering on their friends. COMMUNITY LEADER

COVE: Somali Children Center volunteer

Lived in Stillman Hall

MARIADORIN SHAYO Danielle, of Chatham, N.J., has participated in six Dancefests.

Caribbean Student Association

African Students’ Union


Finding her MARIADORIN SHAYO

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania MAJOR: Math

MINOR: African studies

CLASS OF 2017

“I’ve learned so many things that have helped me grow as a person. I didn’t expect to learn this much about the world, and myself.”


MARIADORIN SHAYO

1” short page for center fold out

Finding her path Dar es Salaam, Tanzania MAJOR: Math

MINOR: African studies

CLASS OF 2017

“I’ve learned so many things that have helped me grow as a person. I didn’t expect to learn this much about the world, and myself.”

As leader of the Colgate African Student Union, MariaDorin organized an African fashion show with designers from New York City.


Recent alumnus MARVIN VILMA

Queens, New York MAJORS: French and sociology

CLASS OF 2014

“My friends and I created ‘Diner Sunday,’ where we would seek out a different local diner every week to try out.”


Marvin pitches his venture, MKV Event Design, during Entrepreneur Weekend.


MARVIN

g RYAN

THOUGHT INTO ACTION ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTITUTE

Chagrin Falls, Ohio MAJOR: Geology

CLASS OF 2016

Ryan Clements ’16 and Marvin took advantage of the guidance provided by the alumni mentors who return to campus each month to help students develop their own business ventures.

“Last summer, I went on a six-week geology trip to Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. It was awesome.”

Division 1 athlete


RYAN

g NATALIE

KONOSIONI

Creative

Natalie Sportelli ’15 and Ryan are

Jamesville, New York

part of this select 26-member

MAJOR: English with an emphasis in creative writing

senior honor society, whose

MINOR: History

CLASS OF 2015

hallmarks are outstanding leadership, dedicated service to the community, and the preservation of tradition.

“My internships with CNBC and Forbes, powered by alumni connections, have prepared me to enter the real world.”


communicator

Homecoming weekend


Studied abroad in London

CAROLINE Konosioni Senior Honor Society

Alternative Spring Break participant

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg talks with members of Colgate Women in Business.

NATALIE

g CAROLINE

Women in Business

NATALIE SPORTELLI WRCU FM Orientation LINK

WOMEN IN BUSINESS From the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to the offices of Google and Morgan Stanley, Women in Business members connect with

Colgate’s radio station 90.1 FM was founded in 1951. Students are DJs, producers, and also help out with publicity, news, and the technical side of broadcast radio.

some of Colgate’s outstanding alumni networks. WRCU FM

Club volleyball

COVE: Utica refugee tutor

TAYLOR WASHING Caroline Brawner ’15, of Edmonds, Washington, is a midfielder on Colgate’s Division I Women’s Soccer team. She was named a 2014 First-Team Senior All-American.

Colgate Activities Board

Belly dancing


Vail, Colorado MAJOR: Undecided

TAYLOR WASHING

CLASS OF 2018

“The thing that surprised me the most was how easily and quickly I created a family here… I was able to find a group of people I love and will always love.”


Friends like family

CLUB VOLLEYBALL — Left to right: Mariam Nael ’18, Singapore; Mackenzie Murphy ’18, Tully, N.Y.; Chloe Matonis ’18, Greenwich, Conn.; Mack Neary, ’18, Riverside, Conn.; Taylor, and A.J. Ward ’18, Sherborn, Mass.


“I did not expect to fall in love with central New York as much as I have. I love the changing of seasons, and will miss being in such a stunning place after I graduate.” ELOISE LAHORGUE ’15 Kentfield, California


See more student snapshots on Instagram @hellocolgate

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