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Our students are passionate about all that they do, inside the classroom and out. Here’s what a few of them are up to today.

Sohee Ryuk '15

Sohee Ryuk '15

Sohee Ryuk is just one of 50 students awarded a Watson Fellowship. The Watson Fellowship grants Sohee $28,000 for a 12 month fellowship. She will use the time to explore the complex identities of ethnic Koreans across the former Soviet Union. Sohee is a double major in History and Psychology. READ MORE

Kathryn Van Scoter '16

Kathryn Van Scoter '16 Colgate Student

Kathryn Van Scoter is a religious studies major from Pasadena, California.  She interned at Harvard Law School and for OnFaith, a website devoted to covering religion and spirituality.  Read her personal essay on overcoming an eating disorder.  READ MORE

Jimmy Juarez '15

Jimmy Juarez stops for a photo while exploring a cave abroad

Jimmy Juarez '15 is a peace and conflict studies major and economics minor from Santa Rosa, California. A scholar with the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Juarez took the time to reflect on his experience studying abroad in Bolivia, as well as in the classroom at Colgate. READ MORE

Masum Wiese '14

During his senior year, Masum Wiese '14 and other driven Colgate students studied off campus while interning at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for six months in Bethesda, Maryland. Colgate's semester study group with the NIH is the only undergraduate program of its type. READ MORE

Kelsey Jensen '14

Kelsey Jensen '14 (center), with Josh Hair '14 and Professor Carrie Woods on a rope bridge

During the winter break of her senior year, Kelsey Jensen '14, a chemistry major, traveled to Ethiopia to work on an interdisciplinary research project examining "church forests" in the African country. READ MORE

Hannah Fitton '14

Hannah Fitton '14 is a major in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, a member of the varsity swim team, an Alumni Memorial Scholar, and a member of the University Orchestra. Despite facing some unique challenges, Hannah has truly thrived during her time on campus. READ MORE

Evan Chartier ’14

Evan Chartier '14

To say that Evan Chartier ’14 is a nontraditional student is an understatement. After graduating from high school in Oak Park, Ill., and before coming to Colgate, Chartier spent two years serving in the Israeli army and then traveled throughout Africa. READ MORE