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Alumni Spotlights

Our alumni are passionate, engaged, and highly successful in almost every field imaginable.
Kathleen Doherty

Ambassador to Cyprus

In September, Kathleen Doherty ’85 moved to Nicosia, Cyprus, to serve as America’s first female ambassador to that country. “A little Mediterranean gem with 320 days of sunshine,” she enthused. But along with the temperate weather and beauty comes a complicated history. READ MORE

Olivier Sanjay Lafont '01

Lafont of creativity

Olivier Sanjay Lafont '01 actor, author and Colgate Alumnus discusses his new book Warrior and his desire to combine his undergraduate work at Colgate with his professional life of writing and acting.  READ MORE

Christopher Koelsch with Placido Domingo

Musical Notes

Christopher Koelsch '93, who studied English and political science, discoverd a love of music, particularly opera, while studying abroad on the Colgate London Study Group. He is now president and CEO of LA Opera, reporting directly to Placido Domingo. READ MORE

Jenna Glat '14

Environmental Passions

A geography major while she studied at Colgate as well as an intern with the sustainability office, Jenna Glat '14 has found herself advancing the causes of environmental nonprofits and National Geographic since she graduated. READ MORE

Mark Divine '85

Soldier of Fitness

When the U.S. military needs to do the impossible — from the targeted raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates — it calls on the Navy SEALs.

When future Navy SEALs need to get in shape, they call on Mark Divine ’85. READ MORE

Yvonne Okoh Onyike '99

Wall Street to Family Medicine

After graduation, Yvonne Okoh Onyike '99 moved to New York City and spent three years as a financial analyst, working on Wall Street and in Singapore. Although her career was taking off, ultimately, she decided she wanted to do something entirely different.

“I wanted to marry my global health interest with my science background. I was passionate about going into medicine, but wanted to understand how to create change on a population-wide, community level,” Onyike said. READ MORE

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