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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.

Amanda Liberman '17

Amanda Liberman sits on a chair on top of a table in a Russian language class

Amanda Liberman ’17, of Reading, Mass., has received Colgate’s 1819 Award, given annually to a student whose character, scholarship, sportsmanship, and service to others best exemplify the university’s spirit and the value of a liberal arts education.

Nominations for Liberman noted her intellectual curiosity, compassion, and determination. “Amanda stands out as exactly the type of person who should be recognized — not only for her contributions while on campus, but for her unlimited potential to have an amazing and positive impact on the world, post-’gate,” one nominator said.

Calling Liberman to the stage during the university’s annual Academic Awards Convocation, President Brian W. Casey noted her outstanding qualities, “selflessness without self-righteousness, leadership without pride, eloquence without arrogance, persistence without narrowness.”

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