Colgate has long had success in attracting talented students. However, with the Third-Century Plan, Colgate has made a commitment to cast an even wider net to expand the pool of applicants as it moves into its third century.
Colgate’s Third-Century Plan is a long-term framework to strengthen all aspects of the University’s mission. Pivotal to this effort — and prominent among the list of first initiatives — is the recruitment and retention of leading faculty members.
Carlton Walker ’10 radiates loyalty and passion for Colgate and its students. In just more than a decade since graduation, he has served on the Alumni Council and the Maroon Council, and he was recently confirmed as a member of the Board of Trustees. A Presidents’ Club member since 2014, Carlton made his first gift to Colgate as a senior and has not missed a year since. Below, Carlton discusses his Colgate experience and hopes for the future of the University.
Dec. 11–31, the Colgate community set year-end fundraising records by contributing more than $2.9 million to the Colgate Fund. A group of challengers matched each gift, up to $1.3 million, for a challenge total exceeding $4.2 million.
Cynthia Perry ’74 has been forging new paths since arriving at Colgate in 1970. As a member of the first class of female students at Colgate, Cynthia was among the very first women to participate in the University’s renowned Washington Study Group. In this article, we discuss Cynthia’s Colgate experience, what inspires her to give back, and her proposition for fellow Colgate supporters.