Fan spotlights with Vicky Chun ’91, senior associate athletic director
Gus Coldebella ’91, Alumni Council president
From: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: After serving as the deputy general counsel and acting general counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, he has returned to his former law firm, Goodwin Procter LLP, as a partner.
Game: Men’s Ice Hockey vs. #9 Union, 1/14/11
Why did you come to this game?
I try to see as much Colgate ice hockey as possible. As you know, I led the 1990 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey team to the ECAC championship … as the hockey organist.
What is your most memorable athletics moment?
In that role, the team was threatened with a penalty because I played “Three Blind Mice” after a terrible call by the refs. I said I’d play it again if I could actually serve the penalty myself.
Any advice for Colgate students?
Seniors: I’ve found a lot of you think your first job has to be perfect; but it doesn’t. It just has to be a job. Hopefully, you’ll love it, but even if you don’t, you will have learned something very important about what not to seek out in your next job. Most important is to try to excel in every job you have, love it or not.
Karl B. Stewart ’91, Alumni Council member
From: Queens, N.Y.
Occupation: Human resources coordinator for CNN
Game: Men’s Basketball vs. American, 1/15/11
What do you think of our mascot?
Raider helps us target school spirit; however, sometimes I feel like he is smiling maniacally at me, and I wonder … what does that mean?
What do you think about your upcoming 20th Reunion?
Isn’t it all about seeing who’s still hot? Or, if someone who wasn’t hot is now really hot? Honestly, I’m excited to hear what everyone has done in the last 20 years, and it’ll be fun to see everyone’s kids live after watching them grow up on Facebook.
What’s the biggest change you’ve seen at the athletics events?
We can’t sing the ‘hairy moose’ chants circa 1991 [Karl sang out the chant, but it’s not fitting to publish]. It seems more students are spending more time in the library … what’s up with that?! [Although anyone who knows him can tell you Karl was in the library a fair amount in his time — work hard, play hard.]
From: New Hartford, N.Y.
Occupation: Event planner at Events Forum, Inc.
Game: Women’s Basketball vs. Bucknell, 1/22/11
What brought you here?
My family and I like to support the cheer team and the athletics teams at Colgate. [Her sister, Jennifer Venezio, is the head cheer team coach.]
Do you have a large family?
Oh, yes! There are a lot of us in New Hartford and we’re a very loud family! We’ve bought out the bookstore and love wearing Colgate gear.
Do you have a favorite Colgate event that you usually go to?
We love going to all the sporting events during homecoming weekend. My dad, who has been to the finest restaurants around the world, always looks forward to the tailgates and the chili from the concession stands.