This Torch Medal is given to John Crespi, Luce Associate Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies, by Max Staffa ’12.
Torch Medals honor a Colgate faculty or staff member who made a meaningful impact on an alum during their time at Colgate. Alumni in the reunion classes of 2007 and 2012 are invited to give a Torch Medal, delivered virtually, to a present or past member of the faculty or staff. See more Torch Medals, and give yours here.
“Professor Crespi’s passion for Chinese language and culture is contagious. Due to the combination of an active teaching style with his deep insight, it was hard for students not to fall in love with the Chinese language after taking his courses. Even after graduation, his guidance has helped alumni down their career paths and to discover China for themselves. Here’s to many more concerts in Beijing!”
— Max Staffa ’12