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The Colgate Alumni Corporation 1819 Award

Colgate's most selective and prestigious award, bestowed upon a student whose character, scholarship, sportsmanship, and service to others best exemplify the university's spirit and the value of a liberal arts education.

Providence Ryan '16

1819 Award Winner Providence RyanAn exemplary student and a fierce advocate for LGBTQ awareness and promoting positive sexuality, Providence A. Ryan ’16, a biology and philosophy double major from Schenectady, N.Y., is the 2016 recipient of Colgate’s highest student honor, the 1819 Award.

The 1819 Award is given annually to one student representing character, sportsmanship, scholarship, and service above and beyond their peers.

“Our 1819 Award winner has worked tirelessly to break down traditional academic barriers and has dedicated herself to key efforts meant to extend learning beyond the traditional classroom,” said Interim President Jill Harsin.