The candidates, chosen from approximately 300 nominees, have strong records of varied Colgate volunteer service, a consistent history of giving financial support to Colgate, and meaningful personal or professional accomplishments or contributions to the greater community.
Paper copies of the following biographies are available by calling 315-228-7433, or by sending an e-mail here
Guy Martin ’57, MA’59
Guy Martin earned his BA (magna cum laude
) and his MA from Colgate before attending the University of Chicago, where he received his bachelor of divinity degree in 1962. Between 1966 and 1976, Martin served as Colgate’s dean of admission and dean of students. He has held positions as dean of students at Harvard’s divinity school and dean of admission at Yale Divinity School. As an undergraduate, Martin was a member of Konosioni and Delta Upsilon. He played football and baseball, his performances earning him a place in Colgate Athletics’ Hall of Honor. In the decades after graduation, he has been a class officer, a member of his class gift committee, and a presenter at Reunion College.
Robert Glendening ’71
Robert Glendening represents the third of four Colgate generations, dating back to his Great Uncle Charles, Class of 1917. His uncle, cousin, father, brother, and son also graduated from Colgate. Glendening earned his history degree with honors, served as president of KDR, was a member of Konosioni as well as pep band and the outing club. After graduation, he became a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve, earning an MBA from Southern Illinois University while holding positions as squadron safety officer, flight commander, and aircraft commander between 1971 and 1994. He is also a retired airline captain. As a Colgate alumnus, Glendening has been a longtime member of the Presidents’ Club and the Presidents’ Club Membership committee. He has been a class agent and a co-chair of his 40th reunion executive committee as well as an admissions volunteer and Maroon Council member.
Patricia Apelian Aitken ’76
Patricia Apelian Aitken, founder and principal at Westage Partners, LLC, graduated with a degree in International Relations/French after working on the Maroon News
staff and playing volleyball. For the last 12 years, she has served as an admission volunteer, and for the past six years, she has been an active member of the Presidents’ Club Membership Committee. Aitken is a founding member of the Alumnae Leadership Council and a past chair of her 10th and 35th reunion program committees.
Eric Seidman ’84
Eric Seidman, managing director of Quantum Partners, Inc., majored in mathematics at Colgate and sang with the Colgate Thirteen before going on to earn his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. He has spent 20 years volunteering with his class gift committee, serving a term as co-chair alongside his wife, Leslie Seidman ’84. Seidman was chair of his reunion program committee in 2011, and returned to chair the same committee during the Colgate Thirteen affinity group reunion in 2012.
Robert Grossman ’96
Robert Grossman earned a degree in history at Colgate, then attended Tulane University, where he received his MBA in 2002. While at Colgate, Grossman was one of the original proponents of the successful Real World program, developed in coordination with the Office of Career Services. Today, as director of advisory services at KPMG LLP, Grossman continues his interaction with career services, hosting students for Day in the Life job shadows, offering interview advice, and more. He has also served as an admission volunteer, chaired his class gift committee, and led his reunion program committee.
Carmella Alvaro ’98
Konosioni member Carmella Alvaro earned a political science degree, cum laude, from Colgate before moving to Raleigh, NC, where she founded Melina’s Fresh Pasta. A Colgate Scene class editor for the past 15 years, Alvaro has served as an admission volunteer and class gift committee member. This year, while she holds the co-presidency of the Raleigh-Durham alumni club, she is once again chairing her reunion program committee, a role she also played in 2003 and 2008.
Anne Huntington ’07
Using the art history degree she earned cum laude at Colgate, Anne Huntington founded art advisory and curatorial company AMH Industries. During her undergraduate days, Huntington was a Kappa Kappa Gamma sister; she traveled to London on the Arts Study Group, was a member of the Newman Community, and welcomed new students to Colgate as a member of the LINK staff. Since graduation, she has served as a Thought into Action mentor, an admission volunteer, and a class gift committee co-chair.
Harry Horwitz ’76
Harry Horwitz graduated with a degree in economics before pursuing his JD at Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law. At Colgate, he was a member of Delta Upsilon, Masque and Triangle, the Salmagundi staff, and the rugby team. An active and engaged alumnus, Horwitz has served as co-president of the Colgate Club of Philadelphia since 2003 and a member of his class gift committee since 2000. Horwitz has co-chaired his reunion gift and reunion program committees, and has been a career services and advancement volunteer. He is the father of Laura Horwitz ’08 and the husband of Susan Shibel Horwitz ’76.
Vaughn Crowe ’02
Winner of the 2002 Adam Clayton Powell Award, Vaughn Crowe holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. While on campus, he played football, participated in the Brothers Organization, served on the Student Activities Board, held the vice presidency of the African American Student Alliance, and was a member of Konosioni. As an alumnus, Crowe is a Thought into Action mentor who has participated in the Living Dream Catcher program and served as an admission volunteer and member of the Maroon Council. He is currently a class gift committee member and sits on the Alumni of Color board. When not volunteering for Colgate, Vaughn is a senior program director for the MCJ Amelior Foundation, which is supporting the worldwide fight against malaria.