With Thanksgiving approaching, I’d like to take the time to highlight some of the things I’m thankful for at Colgate. I figured the most appropriate way to convey my appreciation for Colgate would be to make a list of 13 things, since 13 is our lucky number!
Here they are:
- The Professors. Colgate is fortunate to have some of the best professors in the nation, if not the world. Our professors are some of the most understanding and intelligent people you will ever meet. I’m thankful for all they do for our students.
- The Town of Hamilton. Few places are as charming, welcoming, and memorable. I’m thankful for the citizens of Hamilton, and I’m thankful for the strong relationship Colgate has with the community.
- Hieber Café in Case Library. The Café is a convenient place to grab coffee or something to eat, and I’m thankful for the staff and the cappuccinos they serve.
- The Chapel Basement. Life can be tough sometimes. The chapel basement makes it easy to forget about that. The people who inhabit the chapel basement are incredibly kind, and it’s easy to feel at home there.
- Starr Rink. As a member of the pep band, I spend a lot of time practicing and performing in the famed home of Colgate Hockey, Starr Rink. While the brand new hockey stadium, currently under construction, will be a thrill to perform in, I’ll miss the good old days in the iconic stadium.
- The Cruiser. When you need to get somewhere, the cruiser is the way to go. I’m thankful that Colgate provides such a convenient mode of transportation for its students, free of charge.
- Buildings and Grounds. Colgate is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. It isn’t that way by chance. The Buildings and Grounds department keeps the campus beautiful and the walkways safe during the winter. I’m thankful for all of the work they do.
- The Coop. A dining room, a fireplace, a mailroom, a computer lounge, a study space, a convenience store, and a radio station. The Coop has it all. I’m thankful that Colgate has such a vibrant space on its campus.
- The Darwin Thinking Path. Colgate is fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Darwin Thinking Path, which runs behind campus, has often provided me solace, of which I am thankful.
- The Persson Skybridge. Persson Hall is one of most unique buildings I’ve ever laid eyes upon. I’m particularly thankful for the Skybridge, which is a wonderful place to study and survey the surrounding landscape.
- The Alumni. Few schools can brag about their alumni as much as we can. Colgate alumni are passionate, helpful, and trailblazing. I’m thankful for their support of Colgate and its students.
- Taylor Lake. Our school has a lake in its front yard. That’s pretty cool. I’m thankful for Taylor Lake and all its beauty.
- The People. I cannot begin to adequately convey my appreciation for and admiration of Colgate’s people. I’m tremendously thankful for the opportunity to spend my college years surrounded by the most motivated, intelligent, and caring people I’ve ever known.
Happy Thanksgiving, and Go ‘Gate!