In The Light: Bob Fenity



Senior Bob Fenity embodies the best of Colgate. Pride, enthusiasm, dedication and fun are the first words that come to mind when describing his contributions to the campus and community over the past four years.

His list of accomplishments is thorough and impressive, but his vibrant personality, determination and energy are what distinguish him from fellow classmates. Fenity makes time for every meeting, every person and every club he has committed himself to. “The number one thing that has kept me excited about Colgate is the people – I have a great group of friends and support,” Fenity said.

And Fenity has returned that trust and friendship to numerous students across campus. As a brother of Sigma Chi, Fenity asserts that his house is “still going strong!” His Greek affiliation ranks as one of the highlights of his collegiate career, along with his experience as a Link leader.

This past summer Fenity worked as an Orientation intern in Dean Beverly Low’s office and helped plan the first-year orientation program. Once orientation week festivities were over, Fenity went back to work preparing for Student Government (SGA) activities. He has been actively involved with SGA throughout his four years and currently serves as SGA Elections Commissioner and senior class secretary. In between SGA meetings, Bob presides as co-president of the College Democrats and gives tours for the Admissions office.

Fenity has carried his interests across the globe. He took part in a 2003 Colgate Core culture extended study program to South Africa, the Geneva study abroad group and, most recently, a student-volunteer trip to New Orleans. “South Africa affected me as a person for the better, New Orleans was amazing but very sad and, if there was video footage from last spring, it could have been like Real World Geneva. There was a lot of craziness!” Fenity said.

His future aspirations are sure to be promising, but right now Fenity is focusing on enjoying senior year. “My career ambitions? Um, none?! I want to move to Washington D.C. and work the Colgate connection for all it’s worth – really milk it,” Fenity said.

In the spirit of having a good time, Fenity advises future Colgate students to “have as much fun as I did. Realize it’s important to excel in the classroom, but it’s just as important to have fun – and if you’re not having fun here, there’s something wrong with you!”