Questions? Contact the alumni office at 315-228-7433 or

Colgate in a Box

Whether you’re planning a golf weekend, a dinner out with friends, a wine tasting, or just having some fellow Raiders over to your house to watch a Colgate game, we want to add to your fun. Let us know in advance of your event, and we’ll send you “Colgate in a Box,” filled with free Colgate spirit items, from cups and koozies to key chains and bumper stickers. All we ask in return is that you send us a photo from the event and updated contact information for your guests. Visit

Reunion — June 2–5, 2011

If your class year ends in a 1 or 6, this is your special year! We also invite all alumni to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Colgate’s Alumni of Color organization, and perennials are welcome as well. Visit or call the alumni office to register.

Career in transition?

Thanks to funding from the Class of 2011’s senior class gift and our Maroon Advantage Program, we are proud to offer a variety of career-development opportunities to alumni. Look for helpful tips at

There’s still time to register for this unique academic experience! Nine Colgate professors will adapt their most popular material for alumni, family, and friends. Visit or call the alumni office.

Alumni Connections Team

Check out a new program with students who are learning about life as Colgate alumni:

Alumni travel

Colgate people never stop learning. These and other adventures will let you see the world and gather knowledge along the way. Visit or call the alumni office for more information.

Cruise the Alaskan Passage

July 8–20, 2011

Europe with men’s hockey

August 12–20, 2011
Join the men’s hockey team in Italy and Switzerland!

Alumni Council Election

Have you voted yet?

Colgate alumni are now casting their votes in the election to determine who will serve on the Alumni Council next year. The council’s electoral system employs a single slate of nominees with the opportunity to challenge by petition. This year, for only the second time in the council’s history, candidates selected by the council’s Nominations Committee have been challenged by alumni who filed petitions to run.

    It is important for your voice to be heard. Election information and ballots were sent by mail and e-mail to all alumni with contact information on file at Colgate in April. Your ballot needs to be completed and returned — electronically, by mail, or in person — for your vote to count.
    The Alumni Council consists of 55 active, engaged alumni who volunteer in advisory and service roles to the university. Each year, in making its selections for nine slots, the Nominations Committee considers more than 300 alumni — many suggested by fellow alumni — who have a record of exemplary volunteer service to Colgate and have provided consistent financial support, and who represent the diverse backgrounds of the alumni body. From bankers to teachers, Greeks to independents, area club leaders to career advisers, and spanning more than 50 years of graduating classes, all Alumni Council members share two essential attributes: a broad view of Colgate and demonstrated service to the university.
    Serving Colgate is a privilege our members take seriously. Our mission is to promote lifelong connections between alumni and the university. We bring the intellectual, athletic, and social life of Colgate to you, by sponsoring faculty lectures, sporting events, and other opportunities for alumni to reconnect. We develop programs, such as The Maroon Advantage: Career Advising for Colgate Alumni. We think Colgate alumni receive immeasurable benefits from the dedication and diversity of our members and their constructive contributions to our team.
    Please take the time to vote for nine new members to join the Alumni Council for four-year terms. In making your decision, consider the candidates who will best represent you, and who offer the distinguished record of Colgate service that the alumni body and the university deserve.
    Much careful consideration has been put into the Nominations Committee’s selection of the Alumni Council’s slate of candidates. We reiterate our belief in the committee’s process, and support the Alumni Council-nominated candidates who have agreed to serve.
    If you haven’t already, please cast your vote by returning the ballot you received, either electronically or by mail.
    Your voice matters.

Gus P. Coldebella ’91, President

Christine Cronin Gallagher ’83, Vice President
Kevin Rusch ’85, Chair, Nominations Committee

For detailed election information, including how to replace a lost ballot, as well as information about the Alumni Council, visit