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COLGATE HELLO [t he co l•g ate hel •óh] 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, N.Y., or wherever alumni meet. “Hello, there!” First known published mention: 1924—1925 Colgate University Student Handbook


Trenton, New Jersey MAJOR: Anthropology

MINOR: Psychology

CLASS OF 2018

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

ERIK LIMA

“My defining experience at Colgate has been a collection of opportunities to travel around the world through extended study, club trips, and study abroad.”


Latin American Dance

Extended study in Israel

ERIK + KRISTY Anthropology major

ERIK LIMA

The Spanish Debate Team is part of a proud tradition of debate at Colgate. Other teams include the Harry C. Behler Debate Society, Mock Trial, and Model UN.

ERIK

g KRISTY

Study abroad in New Zealand

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

Spanish Debate Team

LATIN AMERICAN DANCE Erik and Kristy are both members of the Latin American Dance group, one of more than 190+

The Interfaith Community brings together all student religious groups in a series of events to foster engagement, understanding, and friendships.

clubs and student organizations on campus.

NEWMAN COMMUNITY

Colgate Ballroom Dancers

World traveler SPANISH DEBATE TEAM — Members of the Spanish Debate Team traveled to Bogotá, Colombia, for the World Championships of Spanish Debate.

Residential Commons Computer science major

Kristy Saldana ’18, of Trenton, N.J., is a history major and a member of the Latin American Dance group.

LESLIE SUBALDO

Sophomore Residential Seminar — San Francisco Study abroad in Wales

Digital Learning and Media Center media consultant


New Milford, New Jersey MAJOR: Computer science

LESLIE SUBALDO

MINOR: Art and art history

CLASS OF 2018

“Joining the Newman Community was one of the best decisions of my life. The members have all become family to me.”

Friends like family NEWMAN COMMUNITY — A Catholic faith community with a commitment to interfaith dialogue, service, and respect


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Community

MIKE

MIKE VITALE

RESIDENTIAL COMMONS Leslie and Mike are part of the Residential Commons program. This new experience, for first-year and sophomore students, is designed to further tie together living and learning on campus.

Port Byron, New York DOUBLE MAJOR: Political science and economics CLASS OF 2019

“Each day I grow more fascinated by how quickly Colgate students can make the best of connections with people they meet for the first time.” Ciccone Commons


MIKE

g RYAN

RYAN DIEW

THOUGHT INTO ACTION

Jamesville, New York MAJOR: English

MINOR: History

CLASS OF 2015

Thought Into Action (TIA) provides alumni mentorship to help students develop their own business ventures. Mike and Ryan are both active members of TIA.

Oakland, California MAJOR: Computer science CLASS OF 2017

“I am a Google student ambassador, and I’ve also worked as an intern for Adonal Foyle Enterprises. Both of these opportunities were made possible by the generosity of Colgate alums.”

NATALIE SPORTELLI

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


Student Government Association

THOUGHT INTO ACTION — Thought Into Action Student Incubator member Ryan Diew created a travel app, Trippie, which was presented to a panel of potential investors at Entrepreneur Weekend. The pitch earned first place and $6,900 in funding.

RYAN Varsity basketball

Computer science major

RYAN DIEW

Ryan is a member of the varsity basketball team.

RYAN

g WILL

Thought Into Action Student Incubator

ORIENTATION LINK

DIVISION I ATHLETICS Ryan Diew and Will Blumenberg are members of two of Colgate’s 25 Division I athletics teams. Friends and roommates are often found

Orientation Link staff help guide new students through orientation and their first year on campus. Both Ryan and Natalie were Links.

cheering in the stands.

ORIENTATION LINK

Konosioni Senior Honor Society

Women in Business Alternative Spring Break participant

NATALIE SPORTELLI

Will Blumenberg ’19, of Concord, Mass., is a geography major and a member of the varsity lacrosse team.

WRCU-FM

Colgate’s London English Study Group

Entrepreneurial

adj: Made by a number of people acting as a group

[ku h •le k• tiv•ly]

CO L L ECT I V E LY COLGATE


Lived in West Hall

Caribbean Student Association

Leadership Academy

Colgate Activities Board

African Students’ Union Student Government Association

African Students’ Union

Creative Arts House leader

Jabari Ajao ’18 Colgate Professional Networks intern

Colgate Thirteen a cappella group

Will Blumenberg ’19

Student Athlete Association Committee

WRCU-FM Student Government Association

MariaDorin Shayo ’17

COVE volunteer

Residential Commons

Mike Vitale ’19

Sophomore Residential Seminar — Istanbul

Student Government Association

Kristy Saldana ’18

Computer science major

Latin American Student Organization

Ryan Diew ’17 Orientation Link

Thought Into Action Student Incubator

Spanish Debate Team

Student Government Association

Sophomore Residential Seminar — San Francisco

Study abroad in Wales

Varsity basketball

Latin American Dance

Thought Into Action Student Incubator

Residential Commons

Club volleyball

Konosioni Participant Senior Honor in the Vagina Society Monologues

Student Government Association

History major

Men’s club ice hockey

Political science major

Real Estate Club

Taylor Washing ’18

Community leader for residential life

Varsity lacrosse

COVE: Somali Children’s Center volunteer

College Republicans

Student Conduct Board

Sophomore Residential Seminar — Jerusalem

Spanish Debate Team

Latin American Dance

FUSE Dance Company

Orientation Link

Community leader for residential life

Konosioni Senior Honor Society WRCU-FM

Leslie Subaldo ’18 Colgate Ballroom Dancers Newman Community

Computer science major

Anthropology major

Erik Lima ’18

Christian Fellowship

Extended study in Israel

Study Abroad in New Zealand

Phi Eta Sigma national honor society Konosioni Senior Honor Society

Assistant director of the Vagina Monologues

Grace Western ’17

Colgate’s London English Study Group

Natalie Sportelli ’15

Study abroad in Cameroon Association of Critical Collegians

Alternative Spring Break participant Women in Business


Alumni connections WRCU — Student DJs entertain alumni, parents, and students on the quad during Homecoming weekend.

NATALIE

g TAYLOR

WRCU Like Natalie before her,

TAYLOR WASHING

Taylor is a student DJ who helps with publicity, news, and the technical side of broadcasting on Colgate’s radio station, 90.1 FM.

Vail, Colorado MAJOR: Peace and conflict studies 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.”


Sophomore Residential Seminar Participant in the Vagina Monologues

WRCU-FM

GRACE

Club volleyball

TAYLOR WASHING

Members of Konosioni, like Taylor and Grace, are independently selected by their classmates.

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KONOSIONI SENIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Colgate Activities Board

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

A 26-member senior honor society that works to

Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE): Utica refugee tutor

Student Government Association members from each class are elected to govern student organizations and to play a crucial role in decision making in the larger Colgate community.

promote leadership, service to the community, and the preservation of tradition.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

Community leader for residential life

Limitless OUTDOOR EDUCATION — From ice climbing to kayaking, everyone can find an adventure through Colgate’s Outdoor Education programs regardless of academic major.

COVE: Somali Children’s Center volunteer

MARIADORIN SHAYO

Grace Western ’17, of Syracuse, N.Y., is a political science and women’s studies major and a member of FUSE dance company.

African Students’ Union

Caribbean Student Association


Dar es Salaam, Tanzania DOUBLE MAJOR: Physics and Africana & Latin American studies

CLASS OF 2017

Finding a path AFRICAN STUDENTS’ UNION — As leader of the African Students’ Union, MariaDorin organized an African fashion show with designers from New York City.

MARIADORIN SHAYO

“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

g JABARI

COMMUNITY LEADER FOR RESIDENTIAL LIFE

JABARI AJAO

MariaDorin offers advice and guidance to students living in her residence hall. As a result, she and Jabari became friends.

Peachtree, Georgia MAJOR: Africana & Latin American studies MINOR: Creative writing CLASS OF 2018

“Even though I live 17 hours away in Georgia, simple hellos and friendly introductions have resulted in friendships I will cherish for a long time.”

Together THE COLGATE THIRTEEN — Jabari performs with the Colgate Thirteen, the oldest of Colgate’s five a cappella groups, at homecoming.


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