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Alumni Connections Team

The Alumni Connections Team is tomorrow’s most engaged and active alumni. They include students who understand the value of giving back to Colgate, while serving an important role as students.

Students participate in Real World.

The Alumni Connections Team (ACT) includes students on our Annual Fund calling program, Senior Class Gift Committee, former Reunion staff workers, or other students who want to learn more about life as a Colgate alumnus!

Began in the fall of 2010, the Alumni Relations Office staff recruited students from all class years to join ACT. Interested students submitted a resume and letter of intent to join, and were considered members once they did so. Future recruitment periods are held in February and September each year.

Our program model is this: connect more students with alumni so they can learn and appreciate the lifelong bond they share with Colgate. Life as an alumnus should not begin with graduation…it’s our responsibility to introduce earlier connections for students so they become our greatest alumni ambassadors.

Programs and Events

December: Networking/Etiquette workshop
Winter break events with alumni & parents
January: Alumni Council Meeting/Real World
February: Career Services workshop with Benton and LOFT students
March: CEO luncheon with senior alumni administrators
April: Alumni Leader Symposium with Alumni Council

Connect with Us!

Alumni and/or parents can contact Jenna Webb ’02 at for information about the program or ways you can meet our members.

Or, take advantage of T.A.S.T.E. (Take A Student To Eat) by visiting campus and bringing one of our members to lunch….a great way to meet our membership and hear about student life at Colgate!

"I think the idea of linking Colgate's past with its present would truly enhance the Colgate community – a community I feel connected with even though I've only been a part of it for two months. I will bring enthusiasm, ideas, and dedication to the club.'
- Darcy Cunningham '14

"As a member of the Alumni Connection Team, I hope to strengthen the bong between Colgate alumni and Colgate students. I am hoping to work events such as reunion, but I also hope to encourage alumni to realize the ways in which they can still get involved with Colgate."
- Samantha Frank '14

"The multicultural experience I have received from living in extremely different part of the world, particularly Ghana and Russia, serve as an advantage as I can I look at an issue from several angles and easily relate to people. I take every challenge to hear, and especially look forward to the wide variety of issues that will be presented to me as an ACT member."
- Togbar Wentum '13