Alumni can be seen sporting their Colgate gear here, there, and everywhere around the globe. Send your sightings to email@example.com.
In September, Rick Marsi ’69, P’01 fished and photographed along 250 miles of Alaska’s Inside Passage. His Beta Theta Pi brother Dave Knauer ’69 took this photo. “We were somewhere between Juneau and Petersburg — not off the grid, but darned near the edge of a beautiful world,” said Marsi.
Andrew Project ’05 brought some color to the rocky landscape while deployed in Afghanistan.
Jeremy Striffler ’04 (left) and Andy McCarthy ’04 at the Tough Mudder Philadelphia last June.
Claire Foussard (daughter of Phillip ’82 and Jeanne Cunniff Foussard ’82; sister of Danny Foussard ’16) hasn’t made her college choice yet, but she’s proudly donned Colgate maroon her whole life. She’s pictured here in Mongola Juu, Tanzania, where she went with a youth group to teach English.
Maroon'd... in Singapore
Betsy Ross Zink ’83 has lived in Singapore for three years. Having
journeyed to 10 countries in their 25 years overseas, she and her
husband, Michael, and their four children are enjoying this
multicultural island nation.
For retail therapy… Orchard Road,
named for the fruit orchards it used to link, is now the epicenter of
retail in Singapore. Swanky shopping malls, eateries, and world-class
hotels surround this 1.5-mile street. Clothing, jewels, and electronics
For fresh air… Botanic Gardens — Singapore’s last
remaining green escape. Take a jog, join a tai chi class, or visit the
Orchid Garden with an astounding 1,000 species. If you are up for more
vigorous exercise, grab your runners and a taxi to Mac Ritchie peak. Jog
along the tree line with stunning tropical jungle views and city
For a night out… Try a cocktail at the top of the
Marina Bay Sands, the world’s most expensive standalone casino (pictured
above). Or, go for less-pricey beers at one of the bars along the water
at Clark Quay.
For culture… The Peranakan Museum tells the
history of the Peranakans, the descendants of China’s early traders and
local Straits Settlement women. Grab a cab to see Arab Street, Little
India, and China Town, as well.
For eats… The Lau Pa Sat Hawker
Center is a must-do for dining. Bordered with stalls, you can sample
every imaginable traditional Asian dish under one roof. Be sure to try
laksa, the traditional Singaporean coconut curry noodle dish.
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Larry Geller ’67 doesn’t just wear T-shirts that make a fashion statement — his cotton correspondences leave lasting impressions and lessons with kids.
At Camp Fiver, run by Tom Tucker ’67 in Poolville, N.Y., just a few miles from Colgate, Geller wears a shirt with a different motivational saying every day. As a swimming and public speaking teacher, Geller works with kids from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to teach them valuable life skills while building character.
Geller, who started working at the summer camp in 2003, said he first came up with the idea for the shirts when he realized that the kids saying “Yes I can” would be more effective than him constantly telling them “Yes you can.” This led to his first interactive lesson coupled with a shirt: “Sí se puede” (“It can be done”) on the front and “Yes I can” on the back.
Geller teaches a different lesson each morning, coupled with a messaged shirt, helping the kids learn self-confidence, public speaking, and other important life skills. “It changes people,” he said of Camp Fiver. Every year he sees kids graduate from the 10-year program as self-confident young adults — and that’s enough for him.
— Kellyann Hayes ’16