alumni service award

Presented each year at Homecoming, the Alumni Service Award recognizes an alumna/us who has made outstanding volunteer service contributions to Colby-Sawyer and to the public on either a local, national or international level.

2015 Award Recipients: Sandra Davis Carpenter '55 MT and Patricia Canby Colhoun '60

 

Sandra Davis Carpenter '55 MT

Sandra Davis Carpenter '55 MT

A longtime supporter of Colby-Sawyer, Sandra has volunteered her time as a member of the President's Alumni Advisory Council, as a class agent, on various committees, and has represented Colby-Sawyer at an inauguration. Sandra has attended numerous college events and alumni travel programs.

Outside of Colby-Sawyer, Sandra has a long history of community volunteerism. She is a former trustee of Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational organization based in Brookline, Mass., has served as moderator and trustee of her church, and has been an officer with the Council of Aging, a local garden club, and the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts.

Patricia Canby Colhoun '60

Patricia Canby Colhoun '60

Patty has been an active and engaged alumna for many years. She has long served as her class correspondent and has served on several Reunion committees. In June 2014, Patty established the Patricia Canby Colhoun ’60 Scholarship.

A strong believer in being involved in her community, Patty has volunteered for the Boothbay Region YMCA in a variety of capacities, including serving on their Board, and in 2002 was named their Volunteer of the Year. That same year she was also named Maine Pine Tree YMCA volunteer of the Year.  She is part of the Villages Homeowners Association, was a Board member of the Dynamic Dog Club and has volunteered in her local hospitals.

Past Award Winners

2014 Nancy Woodring Hansen '64
2013 JoAnn Franke Overfield '68
2012 Gail Graham Lee '62
2011 Karen Craffey Eldred '86
2010 Ann Hoar Floyd '60
2009 Marsha Halpin Johnson '59
2008 Ethelyn "Jackie" Dorr Symons '35
2007 Nancy Shumway Adams '52
2006 Nancy Hoyt Langbein '56
2003 Nancy Nielsen Williams '59
2002 Sandy Hall Devine'66 and Ellie Goodwin Cochran '71
2001 No award given
2000 Jen Ellis '85 and Jean Morley Lovett '45
1999 No award given
1998 Martha McCracken Howard '38
1997 Margaret Fish Langa '47
1996 Marjorie Johnston Rawls '36 and Barbara Melendy Parker
1995 Nancy Dean Maynard '45
1994 Anne Dwyer Milne '54
1993 Sally King Cramer '43 and Mary Scheu Teach '43
1992 Anne Baynes Hall '67
1991 Patricia A. Thornton '56
1990 Susan Morrison Mayer '56
1989 Janet Rich Nixon '54
1988 Barbara Hamilton Hopkins '48
1987 Polly Heath Kidder '52
1986 Charlotte Cobb Stahl '51
1985 Eleanor Morrison Goldthwait '51, '52
1984 Pauline Rogers Barker '34
1983 Helen Thomas Lethbridge '48 and Mary Scheu Teach '43
1982 Barbara Clough '31
1981 Barbara Johnson Stearns '32
1980 Harriet Gott Kidder '31
1979 Mary Trafton Simonds '38
1978 Sally Kleindienst Fifield '45
1977 Gretchen Hoch White '53
1976 Genevieve Millar '32
1975 No award given
1974 Judge Martha Ware '37