Scott Meiklejohn, Bowdoin’s dean of admissions and financial aid, has been honored by Colgate University for exemplary service to his alma mater.
Meiklejohn, who was back in Hamilton, N.Y., recently for his 35th reunion, was honored by Colgate’s Alumni Council with the Wm. Brian Little ’64 Alumni Award for Distinguished Service To Colgate, recognizing “those who have worked, over a number of years, with marked intelligence and success to promote the highest interests of the college.”
“My service has been important to me, and it’s been interesting to see the overlap between issues I think about as dean and the questions that come before the Colgate board,” says Meiklejohn.
“I’m grateful that President Mills has been so supportive of my time and involvement at my own college.”
Meiklejohn has stayed involved with Colgate since graduating in 1977, serving as an admissions volunteer, career advisor and reunion leader. From 2003-2005, he served as president of the Colgate Alumni Corporation before his election to the Board of Trustees. He is now in his seventh year on the board and chairs the Capital Assets Committee, which guides campus planning, renovation and construction projects at the University.
The Little Award is the highest alumni award given by Colgate and is named for former Colgate trustee chairman Brian Little ’64, who died suddenly in 2000 during his term as chair. The award is given to one or two Colgate alumni each year; Meiklejohn’s fellow honorand was classmate Jeffrey B. Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer of 60 Minutes.