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Contact a Current Colgate Student

Every year outstanding representatives from the senior class assist us in conducting informational interviews with prospective students, co-conducting group information sessions, working on admission and recruitment projects, and corresponding with prospective students.

Have a question? Feel free to contact the students below!
Jimmy Anim '19

Jimmy Anim '19

Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
High school: The Hotchkiss School
Major: Economics
Minor: Political science
E-mailjanim@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Brothers; Greek letter organization; Konosioni Senior Honor Society
Off-campus study: Colgate Manchester, United Kingdom Study Group

What are three highlights from your Colgate experience thus far?
  • Meeting Joe Biden and him complimenting me on my “Colgate smile”
  • Studying abroad
  • Getting inducted into Konosioni

Erin Burnett '19

Erin Burnett '19

Hometown: Fayetteville, N.Y.
High school: Fayetteville-Manlius High School
Major: Psychology
E-mail: eburnett@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Colgate Women in Business; Greek letter organization; Konosioni Senior Honor Society; Marketing club
Off-campus study: Colgate Australia Study Group; Colgate Rome Extended Study


What three things would you want someone to know about Colgate?
  • Colgate will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone (in the best way)
  • At Colgate, you will discover passions you never knew you had
  • The small-town charm of Hamilton and the beauty of Central New York are part of what makes our community so vibrant

    D'Jonita Cottrell '19

    D'Jonita Cottrell '19

    Hometown: Boston, Mass.
    High school: Newton Country Day School
    Majors: Educational studies; Psychology
    E-mail: dcottrell@colgate.edu
    Colgate involvement: DDT Hip Hop group; First Generation Initiative; Konosioni Senior Honor Society; Link Staff
    Off-campus study: Colgate Philadelphia, Penn. Study Group; Colgate South Africa Extended Study

    What are your three favorite places in Hamilton, N.Y.?
    • Hamilton Movie Theater
    • Hamilton Eatery
    • Anywhere involving scenery (Willow Path, Hamilton Hill, Lake Moraine)

    Kendall Ferguson '19

    Kendall Ferguson '19

    Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
    High school: Marymount High School
    Major: Philosophy
    Minors: Film and media studies; Writing and rhetoric
    E-mail: kferguson@colgate.edu
    Colgate involvement: Black Student Union; Greek letter organization; Student Affairs Governance Board
    Off-campus study: Colgate St. Andrews, Scotland Study Group

    What are your three favorite places in Central New York?
    • Cazenovia, N.Y.
    • Hamilton's Village Green
    • Lebanon Reservoir

    Carrie Fritzinger '19

    Carrie Fritzinger '19

    Hometown: Denver, Colo.
    High school: Colorado Academy
    Major: Economics; Religion
    E-mail: cfritzinger@colgate.edu
    Colgate involvement: Club volleyball; Executive Board, Greek letter organization; Outdoor Education
    Off-campus study: Barcelona, Spain


    What are your three favorite on-campus traditions?
    • Dancefest
    • Franksgiving
    • Homecoming Weekend

    Rachel Huang '19

    Rachel Huang '19

    • Hometown: Shenzhen, China
      High school: Shenzhen Middle School
      Major: Mathematical economics
      Minor: Art and art history
      E-mail: rhuang@colgate.edu
      Colgate involvement: Founder and President, Chinese dance club; Greek letter organization; Ski and snowboard club; Student tutor; Western Equestrian team
      Off-campus study: Colgate London, United Kingdom Study Group

      What are three highlights from your Colgate experience thus far?
    • Chinese Dance Club debut at Dancefest
    • London Economics Study Group
    • My First-year Seminar, Basic Acting

    Vannessa Lawrence '19

    Vannessa Lawrence '19

    Hometown: Deer Park, N.Y.
    High school: Deer Park High School
    Major: Sociology
    Minor: Educational studies
    E-mail: vlawrence@colgate.edu
    Colgate involvement: First Generation Initiative; Inclusivity Committee, Greek letter organization; Sisters of the Round Table
    Off-campus study: Colgate Philadelphia, Penn. Study Group; Colgate South Africa Extended Study

    What are your three favorite on-campus traditions?
    • ALANApalooza
    • Dancefest
    • MLK Week

    Tracy Milyango '19

    Tracy Milyango '19

    Hometown: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    High school: Capstone Christian School
    Majors: Film and media studies; Sociology
    E-mail: tmilyango@colgate.edu
    Colgate involvement: African Students Union; Afro Beat Dance; Afro Beat Radio Show; Konosioni Senior Honor Society; Korean Cultural Association; Office of International Student Services; Student Government Association
    Off-campus study: Seoul, South Korea

    What three things would you want someone to know about Colgate?
  • Colgate is a great school with one of the most beautiful campuses ever, but there are much more beautiful people and souls that walk across the campus and you only have to get to know one of them to be hooked.
  • There are a lot of opportunities at Colgate but there are also a lot of experiences here as well. Being at Colgate also means living the Colgate experiences that are unique to this campus.
  • We have an amazing Office of International Student Services among other amazing supportive offices like Haven, the Counseling Center, and ALANA.

    Molly Nelson '19

    Molly Nelson '19

    Hometown: Dallas, Texas
    High school: The Hockaday School
    Major: Classical studies
    Minors: Philosophy; Political science
    E-mail: menelson@colgate.edu
    Colgate involvement: Student tutor, Classics department; Executive board, Greek letter organization; Vice President, President's Club Student Committee; Ski and snowboard club; Student Government Association
    Off-campus study: Colgate St. Andrews, Scotland Study Group; Colgate Greece Extended Study; Colgate Rome and Pompeii Extended Study

    What are your three favorite places on campus?
    • Case Library
    • Classics Center and WM Keck Center for Language Study
    • Coop fireplace room

    Ben Reiser '19

    Ben Reiser '19

    Hometown: Slippery Rock, Penn.
    High school: Greenville High School
    Major: Environmental economics
    Minor: Philosophy
    E-mail: breiser@colgate.edu
    Colgate involvement: Club ultimate frisbee; Ski and snowboard club; Sophomore Residential Seminar
    Off-campus study: Edinburgh, Scotland

    What three things would you want someone to know about Colgate?
  • While you may not feel as if you fit in with the general stereotype at Colgate, most everyone can find their people here. It just takes some time. I did not think I would fit in before I visited, but I just had to find the right people.
  • Some of the best experiences that you will have come when you do something outside the "main thing" you are known for at Colgate. I have really good friends outside of my "main thing" because I was open to being part of new groups.
  • Stay in touch with people even if it's just saying hi to them around campus. You never know when you'll be working with someone from one of your first-year seminar or other first-year classes as a senior intern.

    Claire Sharpe '19

    Claire Sharpe '19

    Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
    High school: University School of Milwaukee
    Major: Mathematical economics
    E-mail: csharpe@colgate.edu
    Colgate involvement: Co-President, Colgate Ballet Company; Greek letter organization; Shock Dance Group; Student leader, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
    Off-campus study: Xiamen, China

    What are your three favorite on-campus traditions?
  • Chipwiches
  • Dancefest
  • Colgate v. Cornell Hockey Game