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Mark Murphy ‘77
Adonal Foyle ‘98
Andy McDonald ‘00
Jeff Fager ‘73
Bob Woodruff ‘83
Andy Rooney ‘42
Prominent Colgate Alumni
• Mel Damski ’68, director, producer, writer (Ally McBeal, The Practice, M*A*S*H)
 • Theordore M. Griffin ‘93, screenwriter
(Ocean’s Eleven)
• Robert K. Rodat ‘75, screenwriter
(Saving Private Ryan)
• Jeff Sharp ’89, producer (Proof, You Can
Count on Me, Boys Don’t Cry)
 • Everett Baldwin ’54, retired CEO, Welch Foods
 • Stephen B. Burke ’80, president of Comcast
 • Charles “Chase” Carey ’76, president and
CEO, DirecTV Group 
 • Bennett Cohen ’73, co-founder and president, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
 • (D) John M. Fox ’34, founder and president,
Minute Maid Corp.; former president, United
Fruit (Chiquita)
 • Harold Selmer Jensen ’34, research chemist;
held patents for Woolite, Griffin Shoe Polish
 • Robert W. Jones ’72, vice chairman of
investment banking, Morgan Stanley
 • Harry Mariani ’59, president, Banfi Vintners
 • J. Richard Munro ’57, former head of Time
Inc.; director, Exxon Mobil
 • Ed Werner ’71 and John Haney ’72, inventors
of Trivial Pursuit
 • A. Peter Burleigh ’63, U.S. ambassador to the Phillipines
 • James Holmes ’65, former U.S. ambassador to Latvia, now State Department special adviser
 • Peter Peyser ’43, former U.S. congressman
1971-77, 1979-83
 • Ken Bader ’71, senior producer, The World (WGBH, PRI, BBC)
 • Ken Baker ’92, author; former People journalist
 • Gloria Borger ’74, U.S. News & World Report,
Washington Week, CBS special correspondent
• Jeff Fager ’73, executive producer, 60 Minutes
• Andy Rooney ’42, CBS-TV: 60 Minutes commentator, columnist
• Bob Woodruff ’83, ABC News anchor
 • Thaddeus “Tad” Brown ’86, current CEO of Houston Rockets
• Mark van Eeghen ’74, former running back, Oakland Raiders
 • Rich Erenberg ’84, former running back,
Pittsburgh Steelers
 • Andrew S. Esocoff  ’79, director of ABC
Sports’ Monday Night Football
  • Adonal Foyle ’98, center, Orlando Magic
 • Howard Ganz ’63, attorney for Major League Baseball; partner in Proskauer, Rose LLP
 • Marvin Hubbard ’68, former fullback,
Oakland Raiders
 • Howard Katz ’71, former president, ABC Sports
 • Andy McDonald 2000, St. Louis Blues
 • Mark Murphy ’77, former safety, Washington
Redskins, current President of Green Bay Packers
 • Steve Poapst ’91, St. Louis Blues
 • Eugene Robinson ’85, safety, played for
Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay
Packers, Seattle Seahawks
 • Ken Schanzer ’66, president of NBC Sports
 • Ernest Vandeweghe ’49, former surgeon for
L.A. Lakers
 • Douglas Wilson ’57, ABC Sports producer
 • R. Peter Altman ’55, president, American
Pediatric S
urgical Association
 • (D) Oswald Avery 1900, helped lead groundbreaking DNA research
 • Harvey Berger ’72, CEO, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc.
 • Dr. Henry Nadler ’57, former vice president, American Health Care Systems
 • Dr. Bernard Siegel ’53, surgeon, author, speaker
Note: (D) indicates deceased.
 • H. Guyford Stever ’38, former head of National Science Foundation/NASA
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The Arts
This is Colgate
Colgate University began when
“13 men with 13 dollars and 13
prayers” convened in 1819 in what
was then the frontier settlement of
Hamilton, New York, to found an
educational society that chartered
an institution of learning. For most
of the 19th century, it was known as
Madison University, because of its
location in Madison County. In 1890,
the university was renamed Colgate
University to honor William Colgate,
an early benefactor and longtime
The Community
The picturesque 515-acre Colgate
campus is located in the village of
Hamilton, near the geographic heart
of New York State at the northern end
of the Chenango Valley. The village,
founded in 1795 and incorporated
in 1816, is named for Alexander
Hamilton. The site of the village is on
territory ceded by the Iroquois Indians
to the State of New York following
the American Revolution. Elisha
Payne, who led the first settlers from
New England, is remembered as the
village’s founder.
By the 1820s, the village was a
thriving trading center for an extensive
farming area. The Chenango Canal,
completed in 1836, put the village
on the water route between the Erie
Canal at Utica and the Susquehanna
River at Binghamton. The railroad,
which replaced the canal in the 1870s,
was supplanted by a highway in the
The major industry has been
Colgate University, and Hamilton
remains a small and essentially rural
community, little changed in size and
character in the past century. The
current population of the village is
estimated to be between 2,100 and
2,400 (excluding Colgate students).
Personal Contact
Many students comment that
“Colgate is the right size.” It is an
institution of approximately 2,750
undergraduates and 242 full-time
faculty (average class size is 19
students; student-to-faculty ratio is
10:1). Colgate is slightly larger than
most liberal arts colleges, which
enables the university to offer more
academic specialties and crossdisciplinary programs. While Colgate
is small enough to ensure student
access to research equipment and
opportunities to work closely with
faculty, it is large enough to support
a broad range of academic programs
and campus events to create a
satisfying residential experience.
Academic Life
Encouraging high intellectual
standards and cooperation among
peers, Colgate offers 51 majors
across the arts, humanities, sciences,
and social sciences, as well as an
interdisciplinary liberal arts core
curriculum of four courses, and
student-faculty collaborative research
projects. Students who succeed at
Colgate share certain characteristics:
innate curiosity, the motivation to
learn, a willingness to take intellectual
risks, and the capacity to undertake
a rigorous program in the liberal arts
and sciences.
Admission Profile
(Class of 2010)
Typically, Colgate enrolls approximately
730 first-year students from among more
than 7,800 applicants, the second largest
applicant pool in Colgate history.
Admitted students from public secondary
............................................... 68 percent
Admitted students ranking in top 20
percent of high school class.95 percent*
Average SAT of admitted students.13851
Average GPA of admitted students..3.71
Harlem Renaissance Center; and
college-owned apartments. Some
juniors and seniors students live in
fraternities and sororities. A lottery
is held for seniors who may wish to
live off campus in privately owned
Record of Success
The middle 50% of accepted students
scored between:
Verbal SAT..................................650-740
Math SAT....................................660-740
ACT composite . ........................... 29-33
More than 95 percent of
Colgate’s graduates who pursue
jobs are successful in finding fulltime employment within one year
of graduation. The majority of
Colgate students engage in the
career development process early,
and most seniors begin their job or
graduate school search early during
their senior year.
Financial Aid
Athletics and Recreation
Colgate provides financial assistance
to outstanding students accepted for
admission whose personal and family
resources are inadequate to meet the
costs of a Colgate education. More than
45 percent of entering Colgate students
receive some sort of financial aid in
the form of a grant, guaranteed loan,
or job. The university is committed
to meeting the financial need of all
admitted students while keeping loan
amounts to a minimum. With the use of
generous grant programs as need-based
aid, Colgate continues to be a national
leader in graduating students with the
least amount of debt incurred for student
Colgate is one of the few
highly selective national liberal arts
colleges with Division I athletics. In
the past decade, Colgate studentathletes have been recognized 36
times as Patriot League Scholar
Athlete and 49 times as Academic
All-America. Seventeen percent
of all students participate in
intercollegiate athletics. Eighty
percent of students play in 23
intramural and 20 club sports.
A member of the Patriot
League, Colgate fields 25 men’s and
women’s varsity teams that compete
in the Patriot League against teams
from American University, Army,
Bucknell University, College of
the Holy Cross, Lafayette College,
Lehigh University and Navy. The
Raiders also compete against
other highly selective institutions,
including Ivy League schools.
Residential Life
Housing is guaranteed at Colgate
for four years and most students take
advantage of a variety of housing options,
which include traditional corridorstyle halls, suites, college-theme houses
such as Outdoor Education and the
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In its second decade of combining
academic and athletic excellence,
the Patriot League sponsors 23
sports – 11 for men and 12 for
women. Initially started as a NCAA
Division I-AA football conference
in 1986, the Patriot League became
an all-sport conference in 1990 and
includes American, Army, Bucknell,
Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette,
Lehigh and Navy as full members,
and Fordham and Georgetown
as associate members in football.
These institutions are among the
oldest and most prestigious in the
nation and their alumni have, and
continue to play leadership roles in
shaping our country.
Since 1998, the Patriot League
has ranked first each year among
all Division I conferences awarding
athletic aid in the NCAA Graduation
Success Rate report. In addition, the
Patriot League finished as one of
the nation’s leaders in the NCAA
Academic Progress Report (APR)
among all Division I conferences
awarding athletic aid. The APR is
used to measure academic eligibility,
retention and graduation of studentathletes.
Patriot League student-athletes
and teams continue to enjoy success
at the national level, with opening
round victories coming in several
NCAA Championships, including
wins in men’s basketball during
the 2005 and 2006 seasons, a
championship game appearance in
both football and men’s la crosse,
and a sixth-place individual finish
at the NCAA Cross Country
The Patriot League’s mission
is simple, to provide successful
competitive athletic experiences while
maintaining high academic standards, and
to prepare its student-athletes to be leaders
in society.
During the 2006-07 year, Patriot
League student-athletes and teams have
accomplished the following;
• Fourteen Patriot League studentathletes were named ESPN The Magazine
Academic All-Americans.
• A total of 54 Patriot League studentathletes earned ESPN The Magazine
Academic All-District honors.
• American field hockey spent the
entire season ranked in the top-20 in the
NFHCA national poll.
• Three Patriot League field hockey
student- athletes were named NFHCA
All-Americans including American’s
Camila Infante and Denise Infante on
the Second-Team and American’s Irene
Schickhardt on the Third-Team.
• Colgate’s Mike Gallihugh led the
Football Championship Subdivision in
tackles and was a finalist for the Buck
Buchanan Award.
• Lehigh was the first team in Patriot
League history to receive a first-round bye
in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament
and the second to advance to the third
• The Patriot League had two teams
win a game in the NCAA Men’s Soccer
Tournament for the first time in its history
(Bucknell and Lehigh), with 2006 being
the second year it sent multiple teams to
the postseason.
• Lehigh women’s soccer studentathlete Daniela Molina was selected to
play for the Colombian National Team at
the World Cup.
• Navy women’s soccer owned the
longest winning streak among NCAA
Division I schools, posting 19-straight
victories, and captured its first NCAA
Tournament victory.
• Colgate goalkeeper David Cappuccio
posted the second-longest shutout streak
in NCAA men’s soccer history.
• Navy goalkeeper Lizzie Barnes posted
the seventh-longest shutout streak in
NCAA women’s soccer history.
• American volleyball twin freshmen
Ann and Clair Recht were featured on
national morning shows for setting the
record of being the tallest female twins in
the Guinness Book of World Records.
• The Patriot League had two postseason participants in the sport of
women’s basketball for the first time since
2002 with Holy Cross playing in the
NCAA Tournament and Bucknell in the
• Holy Cross’ Keith Simmons was
named All-America Honorable Mention
by the Associated Press in the sport of
men’s basketball.
• Navy’s Paul Harris earned AllAmerica status after finishing sixth in the
800 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track
and Field Championship.
• Four different men’s lacrosse teams
spent time in the national polls, including
Army, Bucknell, Colgate and Navy. Navy
ended the year ranked a Patriot Leaguebest eighth in the nation.
• Three Patriot League student-athletes
were chosen in the Major League Lacrosse
Draft. Navy’s Billy became the highest
drafted Patriot League student-athlete into
the MLL as the fifth pick.
• Four Patriot League student-athletes
were named USILA All-Americans
including Navy’s Billy Looney on the
First-Team and Navy’s Jordan DiNola and
Colgate’s Colin Hulme and Brandon
Corp as Honorable Mentions.
• Bucknell’s Nick Sciubba ended the
year ranked first in the nation in goals
against average and save percentage in the
sport of men’s lacrosse.
• Seventeen Patriot League rowers
were named CRCA National Scholar-
• Bucknell’s Katherine BrewsterDuffy and Navy’s Lindsey Spiese were
named CRCA All-Americans. • Five Patriot League studentathletes were selected in the MLB draft
including Army’s Nick Hill and Milan
Dinga, Bucknell’s Jason Buursma and
Navy’s Mitch Harris and Jonathan
• Lehigh’s Kate Marvel ranked
first in
the nation in triples per game in
the sport of softball, while Lehigh
as a team ranked first in the same
• Navy’s Kevin Teague became
the first male diver in Patriot League
history to win four consecutive
1-meter and 3-meter Patriot League
Championship titles and to be named
Patriot League Diver of the Meet four
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