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Making Their Mark

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Past as Prologue

Explore Haystack, a portal to the history of Colby-Sawyer College.

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This new literary magazine features creative writing in many genres by current students and alumni, faculty and staff, and a few friends and partners.


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Currents: ideas in action

Future Veterinarian Kara Loiselle '14

Idea Fund Grant Yields Veterinary Career Options

I fell in love with Colby-Sawyer on the campus tour, especially the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center and the academic challenge of the Wesson Honors Program, with its rigor and independence.

I have worked as a veterinary assistant in my hometown and know veterinary medicine is what I want to do, so I am on the pre-vet track and majoring in Biology. Colby-Sawyer has been so supportive of my goals and I have found genuine, meaningful relationships with my professors. My academic advisor, Professor Iris Fischer-McMorrow, was a small animal practitioner, and thanks to Professor Cheryl Coolidge, even organic chemistry was a great experience. Good teachers make all the difference.

The Wesson Idea Fund grant I received allowed me to spend a summer doing research I wouldn't have done otherwise. I spent time with veterinarians who took many paths to vet school and are in a variety of practices. They offered advice and opportunities that will help me show vet schools I'm involved and dedicated to my dream. I learned so much in my independent research.

Thanks to the Wesson Honors Program and the Idea Fund, I am confident in my education and where I am going.

Independent learning projects supported by Wesson Idea Fund grants enrich students' Colby-Sawyer experiences. Grant proposals must outline project goals, timeline and budget, and explain how recipients will share their research with the college community.