Peter K. Anglum ’77
Transferring to Colgate in 1974 turned out to be a good move for Peter Anglum, and not only because he would meet another transfer – Angela Cuccurullo – who was to become Angela Anglum.
Peter thrived as a history major, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, destined for a career in law in New York City after earning his JD at NYU.
The leadership that Peter provided for Colgate as an undergraduate member of the Student Senate has continued since his graduation, and includes a long record of volunteer activity.
He’s been an alumni volunteer for the Admission Office, and he and Angela have introduced new students to the Colgate spirit during admission send-offs from their New Jersey home.
As a class agent and member of the Presidents’ Club, Peter has helped raise funds for Colgate, and he and Angela have modeled generous and consistent alumni support as regular Annual Fund contributors and campaign donors.
Seniors with a future in the law have benefitted from Peter’s generous counsel as a regular panelist at Real World.
He’s a past member of the board of the Colgate Club of Northern New Jersey, and teamed with Angela to chair the club for four years.
Peter recently completed a term on the Alumni Corporation’s Board of Directors, where he represented the Metropolitan New York District as a regional vice president.
When son Brad enrolled as a member of the Class of 2013, the Anglums became members of the Society of Families.
Peter, in recognition of your steady, unassuming and important service to Colgate over 35 years, we are pleased to award you this Maroon Citation.
Thomas G. Armstrong ’52
Tom Anderson recently penned a telling note that was, at once, eloquent, gracious, and generous. Just like Tom.
“As to Alumni Service,” he wrote, “I still owe Colgate more than it owes me.”
Tom attended Colgate on an Alumni War Memorial Scholarship, majored in English literature, joined Phi Delt, and made the most of an undergraduate career that he describes as his “first worldly voyage.”
After graduation, 60 years ago, his successes with some of the world’s great advertising agencies in New York, London, and Chicago led to a distinguished, decades-long career in top executive positions in industry. A creative soul at heart, he was at the same time a volunteer leader for the arts in Houston and Los Angeles – opera, ballet, theatre and public television, in particular.
Over the years, Tom and his wife have been thoughtful, consistent benefactors of Colgate. Their leadership support for projects such Little Hall for art and art history, and the forward-thinking Case/Geyer library and center for information technology, has kept the University at the forefront of liberal arts institutions. And their Thomas G. and Martha A. Armstrong Endowed Scholarship will make a Colgate education possible for generations of students to come.
In a prophetic note with his gift to the 1967 Annual Fund, Tom wrote: “You scarcely notice a little check sent regularly, and it might be quite startling to see how much money this would tote up to over the period of a few years.”
Well put, Tom, as always. With deep appreciation, we present you this Maroon Citation.
A. Paul Bradley, Jr. ’67
Five years ago, Paul Bradley guided the Alumni Corporation’s Board of Directors through a strategic planning process. In doing so, he drew on his experience as president of The Bradley Group, the international consulting firm that he founded 35 years ago.
For the past four years, Paul has applied those same organizational skills to his work on the Alumni Council. He’s a class agent who’s raised support for Colgate since the ’70s, and he’s worked on ’67’s Reunion Committees since the ’80s.
A Dean’s List geography major, Paul’s many undergraduate activities included singing baritone with the Colgate 13 and playing shortstop for a Raider baseball team that qualified for the NCAAs. He was vice president of Maroon Key as a junior, and president of Konosioni as a senior.
A highlight of Paul’s senior year was coordinating a February weekend-long tribute to Lloyd L. Huntley ’24
, the legendary director of student activities who was also the 13’s adviser and advocate for 19 years. Paul credits his six months working on that event with triggering his career, which began as assistant dean of admission, the job he held while working toward his second Colgate degree, a Master’s in 1968.
Vintage-era Thirteeners are regular guests of Paul and Linda during gatherings at their Lake George home.
We’re pleased to honor Paul Bradley’s record of service to Colgate with this Maroon Citation.
Kathy Brawn, women’s soccer coach
In her first 21 seasons at the helm of Colgate women’s soccer, Kathy Brawn has become one of the Raiders’ all-time winningest coaches. But for all that her players achieve on the field, it’s what they do off that field that underscores the importance of a coach like Kathy at a place like Colgate.
Her teams are 237-144-30. They’ve won three of every four games they’ve played in the Patriot League. She has coached her squads to twelve league championships, three ECAC championships, and five NCAA tournaments.
Kathy’s eye for talent doesn’t always go to the headline players coming out of high school. Rather, she looks for versatile student/athletes with savvy, determination, and a feel for the game. In short, her recruits are coachable.
And coach she does, as the athletic honors won by her players attest: in the Patriot League, 102 all-league selections, ten offensive or defensive players of the year, seven rookies of the year, and one player of the year. Twenty-one of her players have been all-northeast regional picks, and one of her alumnae was a two-time All-America.
Off the field, 149 of her players have earned league all-academic honors, and four have been the league’s scholar/athlete of the year in soccer. Five of her players have been academic All Americas.
Role model? Three of Kathy’s former players are active college coaches. Jen Hughes, captain of the ’96 team, a former assistant to Kathy, and now head coach at Amherst, says: “If I could pick one thing that has always stood out to me it's her uncanny ability to see what others don't. I've known her as my coach, my colleague, my mentor, and now my dear friend. At every level, she has offered unrelenting compassion, unwavering support, unparalleled humor, and an uncanny ability to recognize and offer the smallest piece of advice that ultimately makes the biggest difference – both on and off the field.”
Kathy Brawn has been Colgate’s Howard Hartman Coach of the Year four times, Patriot League Coach of the Year twice, Northeast Regional Coach of the Year once, and now she’s won a Maroon Citation.
Claudia Caraher, assistant to the president
There’s this about Claudia Caraher: with her help, you can run Colgate.
You might not run it as well as George Langdon, or Neil Grabois, or Buddy Karelis, or Jane Pinchin, or Rebecca Chopp, or Lyle Roelofs, or Jeff Herbst, whom she’s also helped as they’ve run Colgate. But you’d do okay, and so would the University.
As the person-behind-the-person-who-leads-Colgate, Claudia is unflappable in her capacity to handle anything that comes her way. By the time an issue makes it past her desk, it will have been placed in historical and political context, and anything that might help you understand what’s at stake will be clearly identified. No surprises.
She has a natural grace and charm that includes:
- Absolute focus on anyone who dials in or walks through the door;
- Unfeigned interest in everything that’s going on around her, and how it all relates;
- A smile that soothes nerves or defrosts cold hearts, if the situation dictates;
- A calm assurance that reflects on everything she says and does – you know you can trust her, absolutely.
Not to mention that she’s the world’s fastest typist. And most accurate proofreader.
Claudia’s position requires a kind of tact and discretion that – until a few weeks ago – could only be compared to that of the Secret Service. So you might expect her to be cool and removed. But nothing could be further from the truth. As her many friends across the Colgate community in Hamilton and beyond will tell you, she is warm, funny, smart, and tuned in to everyone around her.
Claudia, how could it have taken us 28 years to present you this Maroon Citation? Thank you for who you are and all that you do.
Alden T. Doolittle ’67
Joe Doolittle began serving Colgate as an undergraduate and never stopped.
A member of student government and the Colgate Thirteen, class vice president, swim team manager, and WRCU broadcaster as an undergraduate, he was tapped for Maroon Key as a junior and Konosioni as a senior.
In recognition of Joe perennially stepping up to chair the reunion program committee, his classmates elected him president at their 30th in 1997. Fifteen years later, he’s still at it for ’67’s forty-fifth.
Joe’s also an organizer for the Thirteen, serving as a co-host for regular gatherings of the “Vintage” members of the Thirteen from his era, including a trip to Ireland last summer.
Service has also been a theme of Joe’s personal and professional life outside the Colgate sphere. With a Master’s from Pitt, he began his career in hospital administration and later spent 19 years as a founding member and chief operating officer of the Capital Area Community Health Program – CHP – a non-profit HMO that grew to more than a quarter million members during his tenure. He has consulted widely in health care policy and quality improvement, often pro bono, and helped organize the national Institute of Behavioral Health Care Improvement, for which he later volunteered as co-executive director.
Joe is active in his church and in Schenectady-area community activities. And he’s an accomplished storyteller with a gift for history-based monologues that he performs at volunteer and benefit events in the Capital District, the Adirondacks, and the greater northeast.
Joe, it is a pleasure to award you this Maroon Citation.
Edward T. Dunn ’42
In 1969, Colgate was struggling with questions that were central to the University’s future. Frank Wallin, the acting president, was doing his best to hold things together. You can imagine how he must have felt the morning he opened a letter from Ted Dunn with this encouraging line: “…let us struggle today for a stronger Colgate through necessary change.”
It was just the kind of positive, forward-thinking sentiment that has characterized both Ted’s career and his relationship with Colgate for more than seven decades.
Ted grew up in Hamilton. His family farmed the land that later became Seven Oaks Golf Course. His mother, Florence, whose memory he honors with an endowed scholarship, worked for Colgate for 40 years. When Ted’s dad died in a tragic accident, his neighbors John and James McCormick – both Colgate graduates in the ’30s – took Ted under their wing. The latest of Ted’s books celebrates the McCormicks.
Following graduation and a stint with the Army Air Force, Ted earned a Master’s at Springfield College, then joined the Springfield faculty in physical education and coached the football team for 29 years. Colgate Athletic Director Dave Roach was one of Ted’s students. For his enthusiasm, Ted’s students and players nicknamed him “Tiger.” In 1980 he went back to school, earning a doctorate in education from Boston University, after which Springfield made him Distinguished Professor of Humanics. In 1988, Springfield awarded him an honorary doctorate.
The students and friends who’ve been inspired by his positive example will tell you the world is a better place because of Ted Dunn. We’re proud to award him this Maroon Citation.
Dr. Ramon A. Garcia, Jr. ’77
With his Colgate degree in biology, Ramon Garcia returned to the country of his birth and studied medicine at the National University named for the Dominican Republic’s famed humanist, Pedro Henríquez Ureña.
Trace the arc of Ramon’s medical career and you will detect the liberal arts influences. He clearly sees his practice in the context of a larger community. His Garcia Medical Centers are multi-specialty clinics in the heart of the Hispanic community of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.
There he offers free hypertension and diabetes screening for Hispanics in the largest such privately sponsored program in the city. Since 1988, Dr. Garcia has also hosted a weekly radio program discussing medical topics of interest to the Hispanic community.
Board certified in internal medicine, in addition to his private practice, Dr. Garcia is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, educating physicians to serve urban communities.
A former member of Colgate’s Board of Trustees, Ramon was a leadership donor to the Ho Interdisciplinary Science Building, and made possible the elegant “Power of Ten” etched glass railing that you will see if you visit the building’s central core. He has volunteered his time to counsel Colgate students with an interest in medicine.
Dr. Ramon Garcia, for all that you mean to Colgate and your community, we are pleased to award you the Maroon Citation.
Linda J. Havlin ’72
From her pioneering days as one of Colgate’s first women students, Linda Havlin has been a force for the University. She was a junior transfer in 1970 – Colgate’s first coeducational year – and graduated two years later, a Dean’s List student in social relations – one of only 42 women in the Class of ’72. Talk about setting an example.
Linda continues to serve the University today as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is a former member the Alumni Council, and was a member of the Parents’ Council during the four years that her son Todd Boulis was an undergraduate. She is also a charter member of the Alumnae Leadership Council – a group who provide essential program and scholarship support while mentoring students and modeling the kind of volunteerism that advances Colgate’s excellence.
With an MBA from the Kellogg School and decades of executive experience, Linda is a national leader who is frequently called upon as a speaker and author on health care strategies. A steady Colgate presence in Chicago, Linda has been especially active counseling undergraduates going back to the early ’80s. A go-to person for the career planning office, she has sponsored January internships and helped graduates find careers in Chicago.
In addition to giving her time, Linda is a leadership supporter of programs such as the Trudy Fitness Center, The Global Leaders Lecture Series, varsity athletics, and Hamilton Initiative’s work in the village.
For all that she does for Colgate, it is a pleasure to recognize Linda Havlin with this Maroon Citation.
Johanna M. Hunter ’82
Elected president of the Class of 1982 as an undergraduate, Johanna Hunter never stopped leading. Witness the events surrounding ’82’s thirtieth reunion this weekend, for which Johanna served as program chair. Just as she served as program chair or co-chair for her class’s fifth, tenth, fifteenth and 25th reunions.
Today’s successful women’s varsity soccer team owes its existence, in part, to the women who established interest in the sport as members of intercollegiate Raider club teams. Johanna was president of the women’s soccer club and captain of the team her junior and senior years. She also served on the Athletic Affairs committee, and if you know Johanna, you know that hers was a strong voice advocating fair opportunities for Colgate’s women athletes at a pivotal time.
Johanna is still an advocate, now for the environment. She’s Coordinator of the Blackstone Watershed for the US Environmental Protection Agency, managing a staff that works to control runoff pollutants. Great credentials when she returns to campus to counsel students considering environmental careers.
When Johanna’s work took her to Washington, DC, in the late ’80s, she took a leadership role in the DC Alumni Club, serving as president one year and co-vice president another.
Later, when she and her husband and daughters moved to Concord, she was a coach and president of Concord Youth Soccer (a pattern emerges).
Johanna has just completed a term on the Alumni Council. For all that she’s done, and does, and will do for Colgate, we are happy to present her the Maroon Citation.
C. Thomas Kunz ’72
Tom Kunz distinguished himself as a political science major at Colgate. After four years on the Dean’s list – including a spring on the Washington Study Group during the Nixon administration – he graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with high honors in his major. A brother of Lambda Chi Alpha, we wrote for the Colgate News for three years, then helped chronicle his class for the Salmagundi as a senior.
Those credentials won him a place at Cornell Law School, from which he graduated with a JD three years later, having married a fellow Cornell lawyer along the way.
Tom and Diane established themselves in New York, practicing law, and Diane later teaching history at Yale and Columbia. In the ’80’s they started having kids, boys, four of them: Charles, James, William and Edward. In the ’90’s, Tom and Diane started adopting girls, Chinese girls, four of them: Eleanor, Sarah Mei Hui, Katherine, and Elizabeth, who’s now 11.
Wanting to provide opportunities for other Asian girls, and knowing that he and Diane couldn’t adopt them all, Tom endowed a scholarship at Colgate for Asian-American girls.
Tom’s scholarship typifies the thoughtful, generous support he has provided this University for four decades, along the way inspiring the support of others who share his professional and Colgate interests.
Tom Kunz, for your quiet, consistent efforts in behalf of the University and its students, we are pleased to present you this Maroon Citation.
Edgar A. Lampert ’62
Through their Lampert Endowed Scholars Fund, which supports student research fellowships and a program of visiting scholars at Colgate, Ed Lampert and his wife Robin are fostering important discourse and original research at the intersection of public policy and the liberal arts. Their fund provides a foundation for the University’s emerging Institute for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Ed is himself the product of a program with similar goals: the Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship at NYU, where he studied law and was steered toward a life rich in public service.
Ed’s Colgate classmates remember him as an active leader whose many contributions to campus life were recognized by membership in Maroon Key and Konosioni. He was also an exceptional student who earned high honors in his political science major while graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Today Ed is president of the Georgetown Company, a national leader in sustainable real estate development. During a distinguished career that has included numerous trusteeships, he has presided over the New York City Housing Partnership, the New York City Community Preservation Corporation, and the New York Landmark Conservancy.
Ed and Robin served as members of the Society of Families Steering Committee while their son Jon was an undergraduate. They are members of the James B. Colgate Society, and members in perpetuity of the University’s Presidents’ Club.
Fifty years after his graduation, Ed Lampert continues to inspire thoughtful approaches to education that will equip students to be contributing citizens in a modern world. We are pleased to recognize his service with this Maroon Citation.
Robert Pils, associate director of facilities and manager of environmental services
Describing Bob Pils’ dedication to Colgate, a colleague says: “When he’s on campus, he feels at home.”
Bob’s title is associate director of facilities and manager of environmental services, but in truth he takes care of whatever needs looking after.
Another colleague says of Bob, “There is no ‘off,’ he is the go-to, behind-the-scenes guy, 24/7.”
Bob’s vast knowledge of Colgate enables him to anticipate most situations before they happen.
He’s indispensible as part of the organizing team for special events such as commencement and reunion, where his institutional history and attention to detail make it possible for participants to enjoy the full scope of those occasions without the distraction of loose ends and missing parts.
That same level of care ensures that Colgate’s physical plant functions as it’s meant to, providing a clean, smooth-running environment that supports the University’s mission.
And when something does go off track, no matter the hour, there’s a good chance Bob will be among the first to arrive on the scene and make things right.
Bob’s been the voice of Colgate soccer, announcing home games on Van Doren Field, and an integral part of the off-ice crew who stage varsity hockey games in Starr Rink. An accomplished skydiver, Bob is the staff adviser to the student aviation club.
In the Hamilton community, he’s a member and past president of the Hamilton School Board, a volunteer driver for the Sothern Madison County Ambulance Corps, and the kind of active citizen who keeps a small town vital.
Bob Pils, with this Maroon Citation comes our thanks for all that you do.
Lynn Plant ’77
Students in Colgate’s Thought Into Action program have come to know Lynn Plant as an experienced and caring mentor with high expectations. Once a month on Saturdays during the past academic year, Lynn drove to Hamilton from her home in Connecticut to join other successful alumni entrepreneurs and help students turn their creative ideas into reality. Students in the program say she asks the kind of tough questions that lead them to think their ideas through to working models.
A magna cum laude graduate in English from Colgate, Lynn went on to earn a Master’s in public relations from Boston University. Her distinguished career in communications and marketing includes both corporate positions and her own practice. She’s currently the owner and principal at BrandCentric, where she helps businesses develop their brands and consults on message strategies.
Lynn’s professional experience also benefits the Alumni Council. She’s been a member for three years and currently chairs the Council’s communications committee.
Lynn is a Real World regular as a panelist and moderator advising seniors on careers in marketing, advertising and public relations. She volunteers with the Career Services Office, leading luncheon discussions, initiating internships in Connecticut, and joining in the Career Shadow Program. Always positive, Lynn has also been a leader in the programs offered by the organization Women At Colgate.
Lynn, for your long record in service to students, alumni, and your alma mater, we are pleased to present you this Maroon Citation.
Edward A. Ryan ’67
As ’67’s scribe for the past two decades, Ed Ryan’s regular accounts of the exploits of his energetic, globe-trotting classmates read like an Odyssey from the Chenango. Anyone who hasn’t checked in on his reports among the Scene’s class columns is missing a prime slice of Colgate journalism.
Ed’s own journey after Colgate began at sea with the Navy off the coast of Vietnam; wound through the nation’s capital, where he learned law at George Washington then practiced on K Street; and led to New Jersey and the role of senior counsel for AT&T Long Lines. Retired now, he’s still issuing judgments as an umpire of high school girls’ field hockey and lacrosse.
Ed spent four years on the Alumni Council, where he organized alumni authors to connect with students through a popular series of articles in the Maroon-News. He has counseled students at Real World, represented the admissions office in the field, and raised money for Colgate while setting a giving example.
A War Memorial and General Motors Scholar as an undergraduate, Ed was the morning voice of WRCU, co-captain of a baseball team that made it to the NCAA regionals, and confessed at his 25th reunion that one of his basketball memories was “holding Bob Lloyd to 53 points to help us beat Rutgers in overtime, 99-97.” A philosophy major, Ed’s leadership earned him a place among Maroon Key and Konosioni.
It’s a pleasure to award the Maroon Citation to Ed Ryan.
Thomas H. Tucker ’67
Tom Tucker has excelled at two careers.
First there was the Wall Street Tom, who rose to the top of the investment world before deciding to cash in and look in another direction.
And now there’s non-profit Tom, whose investments for the past 14 years have been in the lives of some of the least-fortunate kids in New York City and Colgate’s own upstate neighborhood.
The Fiver Foundation that Tom founded in 1998 – and has chaired since its inception – makes a 10-year commitment to a select group of 500 kids, ages eight to eighteen, giving them experiences, mentoring, and counseling they might not otherwise have – all with the goal of enabling them to reach their potential.
The residential portion of Tom’s program happens just over the hill in Poolville, where he built Camp Fiver to give the kids “the kind of summer that could change their lives.” The year-’round program that grows out of those summers helps Fiver’s kids develop their confidence as they learn the value of working hard, staying positive, and serving their communities. Ninety-three percent of Fiver kids graduate from high school or earn GEDs. And 95 percent of those who graduate from high school go on to college.
A past member of the Alumni Corporation Board, scholarship donor, Real World and Reunion College presenter, and Colgate parent, Tom is clearly a role model, not only for Fiver’s kids, but for all of us, as well. We are proud to honor him with this Maroon Citation.