Colby-Sawyer College and the Upper Valley Educators Institute (UVEI) have joined a partnership that enables Colby-Sawyer students to earn both their bachelor's degree and a New Hampshire teaching license in elementary or secondary education in as few as four years.
Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate the grand opening of its Center for Art + Design with a public reception on Friday, Oct. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. Guests are invited to explore the 15,000-square-foot facility, view the inaugural exhibition and extend the evening with a theater performance. The event is free.
Colby-Sawyer welcomes six faculty members this fall to five academic departments. Full-time faculty members teach 90 percent of all Colby-Sawyer classes in 20 undergraduate majors and 24 minors, as well as for the online R.N. to B.S. and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs.
On Sept. 6, President Susan D. Stuebner shared this message with the Colby-Sawyer College community regarding the recently announced changes to DACA:
Works by five graphic design majors were accepted to the Student Work Exhibit at the 44th Annual Siggraph Conference. Held this summer in Los Angeles, the students' videos and animations were viewed by thousands of artists and computer professionals at the world's largest, most influential annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
Associate Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Hilary Walrod received two awards of excellence for the logo she designed to represent Colby-Sawyer’s Sustainable Learning Initiative (SLI) at Franklin Falls. The work was recognized in the Identity Program and Green–Message categories at the annual University & College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Competition and will be on display at the UCDA Design Conference in Baltimore in October.
Colby-Sawyer will host its 12th Annual 5K Dash and Stroll on Saturday, Sept. 9. Registration for this free, fun and noncompetitive walk and run will be held at the Kelsey Athletic Campus soccer field beginning at 9:30 a.m. Start time for runners, walkers and leashed canine companions is 10 a.m.
Former Trustee and Legends Society member William S. “Bill” Wesson, 88, a resident of Palencia, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 16. He loved his family, animals (especially cats Anderson and Cinnamon), classical music, good food and good wine.
A new solar array brings Colby-Sawyer closer to its goal of transitioning to a carbon-neutral campus by 2050. In July, ReVision Energy installed a 68.4-kilowatt solar array on the roof of the college’s new Center for Art + Design. The 15,000 square foot building, opening this fall, is home to studios, a state-of-the-art black box theater and a fine art galleria with views of Mount Kearsarge, as well as offices for faculty and outdoor art areas.
Colby-Sawyer tennis player Evelyn Miller ’18 of Smithfield, R.I., received the Jill Craybas Award as the USTA Rhode Island’s 2016-17 College Female Tennis Player of the year at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. The award was presented July 19 on the center court during the Dell International Tennis Hall of Fame Championships by Gordie Ernst, renowned head coach at Georgetown University; Frank Laliberte and USTA Rhode Island President Doug Chapman.
Dan Parish has been named vice president for College Advancement at Colby-Sawyer College and will begin his role Aug. 21. Parish, who has almost three decades’ experience in higher education, is currently the inaugural director of the Dartmouth for Life program in Dartmouth College’s Office of Alumni Relations after working for 14 years in the Dartmouth admissions office.
Colby-Sawyer College has named Anna Miner vice president for Admissions and Financial Aid after she served as director of Admissions for two years.
Colby-Sawyer has chosen Parkhurst Dining as its new dining services partner, effective July 6. A division of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst provides dining and catering services to more than 65 private colleges, universities and corporations across the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, and east north-central regions. The college previously partnered with Sodexo, one of the world’s largest multinational corporations.
This summer, the Colby-Sawyer campus is humming with construction projects in addition to the usual updates. The largest of these projects are repaving The Loop in front of Colgate Hall, completing the Center for Art + Design, and developing a cross country trail in Kelsey Forest.
Colby-Sawyer has approved a new major in crime and legal studies, as well as a minor in health care management, that will launch in fall 2018.
The New Hampshire Public Health Association (NHPHA) has selected Emily Bear '18 to serve as the student representative to its Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term.
Campus Safety Officer Thomas W. “Tom” Bates died peacefully at his home in Wilmot on Saturday, May 27, after a months-long experience with cancer.
Susan Reeves ’88, dean of Colby-Sawyer’s School of Nursing and Public Health, has been named Chief Nursing Executive for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-H), effective June 19.
The Colby-Sawyer Board of Trustees voted to grant faculty tenure and promotions during its May meeting.
On May 12, Colby-Sawyer President Susan D. Stuebner hosted a Celebration of Service at the President’s House to honor faculty and staff members who have reached milestones in their careers. The afternoon ceremony was full of thanks, refreshments and good company.
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Laura A. Alexander '98 has been named the Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty at Colby-Sawyer after serving in the role on an interim basis for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Robert J. “Bob” Campe has been named vice president of Finance and Administration at Colby-Sawyer College, a comprehensive college that integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.
Colby-Sawyer’s alumni success continues to grow, with 98 percent of the Class of 2016 employed and/or enrolled in graduate studies six months post-graduation.
After a lengthy application process completed in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), Colby-Sawyer now has its own chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the honor society of nursing dedicated to advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.
In a Colgate hallway, Susan Sam-Mensah '18 wraps her left calf in cardboard, getting into the costume of a one-legged lawyer from Pennsylvania. Next to her, Jane Martina '17 looks over her lines. They aren’t actors in the traditional sense but students in Associate Professor of Social Sciences & Education Professor Eric Boyer’s class POL 301: The U.S. Constitution.
Colby-Sawyer has named Sean Ahern ’09 as this summer’s Humanities Scholar in Residence. He will direct a renovation of the Baker Communication Center and produce a podcast series and accompanying media, “New London Calling,” devoted to telling stories about the college and community.
Colby-Sawyer College celebrated its 179th Commencement on Saturday, May 6, graduating approximately 255 students and recognizing them and other individuals for academic excellence, outstanding contributions to society, and service to the college and community. The ceremony was held at 10:30 a.m. on the college’s front lawn.
Jen Tockman, director of Colby-Sawyer’s Harrington Center for Experiential Learning, has been elected to serve a one-year term as the 2017 President of the New England Association of Cooperative Education and Field Experience (NEACEFE).
On Feb. 22, Colby-Sawyer President Susan D. Stuebner renewed the college’s commitment to sustainability by signing Second Nature’s Climate Commitment. With the signing, Colby-Sawyer becomes the 100th college to integrate a goal of carbon neutrality with climate resilience to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate.
Colby-Sawyer College will host its 25th Annual Exercise and Sport Sciences & Athletics Symposium, “Exploring Perspectives on Sport Specialization,” on Monday, March 6, in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Student Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The symposium will feature presentations by industry experts on long-term athletic development, early sports specialization in children, and peak adolescent sport performance, followed by a question and answer session and lunch. The free event is open to the public and reservations are required; lunch with presenters and faculty following the symposium is available for $7.32 in the dining hall. For more information and reservations, contact Terri Hermann at 603.526.3616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Susan Reeves ’88, dean of the Colby-Sawyer College School of Nursing and Health Professions and Gladys A. Burrows Distinguished Professor of Nursing, shared her expertise while serving on the Governor’s Commission on Health Care Workforce, which released its final report Dec. 16.
Colby-Sawyer College and Green Mountain College (GMC) have signed an articulation agreement that allows qualified Colby-Sawyer students to enter GMC’s sustainability-focused graduate programs.
Richard “Dick” Dulude, 83, trustee emeritus of Colby-Sawyer and resident of Georges Mills, N.H., and Vail, Colo., died Sunday, Jan. 1, at home in New Hampshire.
Colby-Sawyer College and Compass Innovative Behavior Strategies have signed a pilot agreement that will provide students with a paid internship on campus and offer local families a convenient site for their children to receive behavioral therapy.
My first semester at Colby-Sawyer has affirmed the strengths I noted as a presidential candidate: our students are extraordinary young people who excel in their coursework thanks to the combination of liberal arts, pre-professional majors and powerful experiential learning opportunities. Our faculty and staff are committed to the success of each student in remarkable ways. Our alumni are leaders in their professions and communities. As we head into the final weeks of the semester, I am grateful for the warm welcome all of you have offered and truly feel blessed to be at this special institution.
Three film festivals have accepted a short film produced by a student-faculty team made up of Abhineet Kumar ’17 of Mumbai, India, and Professor of Humanities Craig Greenman.
Colby-Sawyer celebrated the grand opening of its field studies office for the Sustainable Learning Initiative (SLI) at Franklin Falls with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 3. President Susan D. Stuebner and members of the senior leadership team, staff and board of trustees were joined by representatives from PermaCityLife and the City of Franklin to mark the occasion.
Assistant Professor of Humanities Paul Robertson’s analysis of Paul the Apostle’s first-century letters that make up 13 books of the Bible has been published by the international academic printing house Brill.
Two Colby-Sawyer biology majors were among a select few undergraduates chosen to present their research on developing an alternative method of treating bacterial infections to the New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE) External Advisory Committee (EAC) on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Colby-Sawyer College will host “The Faculty Curates,” an art exhibition designed and organized by faculty in the Fine and Performing Arts Department, from Nov. 10 to Jan. 25 at the Marian Graves Mugar Gallery in the Sawyer Fine Arts Center with an opening reception Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Colby-Sawyer College’s Business Administration Department honored Trustee Anthony H. “Tony” Librot ’94 on Tuesday, Oct. 25, for his generous donation to renovate the department’s offices and public spaces on the third floor of Colgate Hall. Librot’s gift funded improvements that have imbued the space with energy and the department's ethos.
The Colby-Sawyer College chapter of Alpha Chi inducted 28 students at a ceremony held at the Ware Student Center on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Business administration and health care management majors sharpened their professional skills by participating in a mock speed interview event on campus Tuesday, Oct. 18. Prizes were awarded to the three highest-performing students.
Yara Mehiar ’17 is a public health major from Jordan. She completed her internship at Reclaim Childhood (RC), a non-profit organization based in Amman, the capital of her home country. During her internship, Mehiar worked to improve the health and quality of life of refugees in Jordan through a daily summer camp focused on recreational sports.
Since 2006, the Colby-Sawyer Athletic Hall of Fame has celebrated the athletes, coaches, teams and supporters who have set records, demanded excellence, forged lasting bonds and made dreams come true.
Colby-Sawyer is pleased to announce ten new members of the Presidential Blue Key Society (PBKS). Chosen to embody and inspire the learning spirit of Colby-Sawyer, the students will be formally recognized at the Presidential Blue Key Society Induction Ceremony during Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 15.
A Colby-Sawyer student-led initiative has led to recognition of the college’s responsible land management. The N.H. Tree Farm Program formally recognized Colby-Sawyer’s 86-acre Kelsey Forest as the state’s newest member of the American Tree Farm System (AFTS) during a Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Field Day held on campus Friday, Sept. 23.
Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate the beginning of a new era of leadership with the investiture of Susan D. Stuebner, Ed.D., as its ninth president on Friday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. on the Quad. The event falls on the first day of Homecoming and will be followed by a reception in the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery. The investiture is free and open to the public.
The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the country’s leading student affairs organization, has selected Colby-Sawyer College as one of less than 100 institutions nationwide to participate in the 2016-2017 NASPA Lead Initiative, which recognizes the college’s dedication to promoting civic learning and democratic engagement.
Colby-Sawyer welcomed 297 new students to campus, including first-year students, transfers and the college’s first cohort of graduate students set to earn a master’s of science in nursing. The college’s total student population is 1,042.
One hundred percent of Colby-Sawyer’s 2016 athletic training graduates who sat for the Board of Certification passed on their first attempt. By comparison, the 2015 national first-time pass average among bachelor’s degree candidates was 77 percent.
Colby-Sawyer is a vital part of the New Hampshire economy, with an annual economic impact on the Lake Sunapee Region that has reached $100 million, according to a report compiled by the institution’s Office of Financial Services.
Colby-Sawyer’s Class of 2015 is finding professional and continued academic success, according to a report on graduate outcomes released by the college’s Harrington Center for Experiential Learning. Six months after graduation, 92 percent of the responding class members (44 percent) were either employed (84 percent) or pursuing graduate studies (eight percent). Of those employed, 87 percent report working in a job directly or somewhat related to their major; 39 percent received a job offer from their internship site.
For their professional success, future contributions to the health care of New Hampshire’s citizens, and their commitment to the health and well-being of their fellow citizens, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan recognized Colby-Sawyer College’s exceptional 2016 undergraduate nursing class with a commendation at the Governor and Executive Council meeting held on campus Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Sport management major, Colby-Sawyer College men's basketball player and 2015 Colby-Sawyer Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Ethan Casson '96 has been hired as the Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. He begins his new role Aug. 8.
One hundred percent of Colby-Sawyer’s 2016 undergraduate nursing class passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), on their first attempt. By comparison, the 2015 national pass average was 86.77 percent.
Colby-Sawyer will expand its exceptional nursing education options this fall and offer its first graduate program, a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.). In collaboration with Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), the college’s longtime partner in the health professions, Colby-Sawyer developed the 37-credit program to meet the demand for higher education of the advanced generalist nurse. Program graduates will be eligible to sit for the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification exam.
The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) announced on Thursday that Colby-Sawyer College and Regis College have accepted invitations to join as full members. The Chargers will join at the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year, while Regis will become a member in the 2017-18 academic year.
Colby-Sawyer College will begin site work this month for a new arts building by removing Colby Farm, which was built as a private single-family residence in 1987 and acquired by the college in 2000.
Dr. Susan Reeves ’88, dean of the Colby-Sawyer College School of Nursing and Health Professions and Gladys A. Burrows Distinguished Professor of Nursing, has been appointed to Health Care Workforce, a commission created by Gov. Maggie Hassan to address New Hampshire’s shortage of health care professionals.
Colby-Sawyer College's Board of Trustees has elected Lisa M. Hogarty '81, Beth Meurlin '70, JoAnn Overfield '69 and Dave Payne as members of the board to serve three-year terms that begin July 1.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Environmental Studies Department at Colby-Sawyer College, Laura Alexander, Ph.D., has accepted the position of Interim Academic Vice President for 2016-2017, effective July 1.
Colby-Sawyer College has been awarded a 10-year initial accreditation of its baccalaureate programs in business administration and health care management by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), an award-winning accreditation association in business education.
Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate its 178th Commencement on Saturday, May 7, graduating approximately 310 students and recognizing them and other individuals for academic excellence, outstanding contributions to society, and service to the college and community.
Colby-Sawyer junior Mardia Cooper of Chicago, Ill., won first place in the inaugural New Hampshire Writer's Project (NHWP) student essay contest. Cooper attended Writer's Day in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday, April 23, where she was notified of her win and awarded a $1,000 prize.
Colby-Sawyer College sophomore Theresa Edick, a resident of Dublin, N.H., has been named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based not-for-profit focused on public service and higher education. Edick will receive a certificate of accomplishment and gain access to the Newman Civic Fellows online network, which will connect her to 217 other fellows from institutions around the country.
On April 4, Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students David Sauerwein shared with the college community news that a member of our Colby-Sawyer family, Melissa Molin ’16, passed away that evening due to injuries sustained in a single-car accident.
Colby-Sawyer College and Vermont Law School (VLS) have signed an articulation agreement that allows Colby-Sawyer students to complete their bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor in as little as five years, and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in four.
Colby-Sawyer College will host Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham on Thursday, April 14, for a reading and discussion of her work in the Archives Reading Room of the Cleveland Library. The event is free and open to the public.
The fourth annual Relay for Life of Colby-Sawyer College event will be held at the Dan and Kathleen Hogan Sports Center beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, and running through 5 a.m. on Sunday, April 3. All are welcome to participate.
Colby-Sawyer College has received a $10,000 gift from the Hannaford Charitable Foundation to support the purchase of a commercial-size food composter.
Susan D. Stuebner, Ed.D., has been named the ninth president of Colby-Sawyer College, a comprehensive college that integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation. Stuebner, who has more than two decades experience in higher education, is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Colby-Sawyer College hosts the Exercise and Sports Sciences Symposium Athletes First: Components of Effective Coaching on Monday, March 7, at Wheeler Hall in Ware Student Center. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lectures are free and open to the public with a reservation required by Friday, Feb. 26. Lunch with presenters and Exercise and Sports Sciences faculty is also available for a cost of $12.50. For more information and reservations, contact Academic Administrative Assistant Terri Hermann at email@example.com or 603.526.3616.
The Colby-Sawyer College Board of Trustees has elected Peter F. Volanakis of Hanover, N.H., as its next chair. He will begin his three-year term of service on July 1, 2016, and succeed Thomas C. Csatari, also of Hanover, who has served as chair since 2011.
At its Feb. 12 meeting, the Colby-Sawyer College Board of Trustees approved a three-year Bachelor of Science degree in community-based sustainability that will launch in fall 2016. The major was developed as a result of an innovation grant that the college received from the Davis Educational Foundation.
Colby-Sawyer College has signed an agreement with St. Johnsbury Academy allowing junior and senior academy students to take college-level courses on location at St. Johnsbury Academy in St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Catrina Hood of East Barre, Vt., has been selected for the 2016 NH-INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. A member of the class of 2017, Hood is a pre-med student majoring in biology.
Colby-Sawyer is pleased to announce it has received a $3,000 Campuses for Environmental Stewardship sub-grant from a four-state Campus Compact Coalition. These funds, awarded to the Coalition by the Davis Education Foundation, are intended to train an interdisciplinary team of faculty at each participating campus to design and implement courses which include service-learning components focused on environmental stewardship.
Colby-Sawyer College, a comprehensive college that integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation, is proud to announce that students from its Investment Management course faced down challengers from some of New England’s most prestigious educational institutions to advance to the final round of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge, a global equity research competition that provides students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.
Yesterday afternoon, President Thomas C. Galligan Jr. accepted the position of dean of Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. His role there begins July 1.
Colby-Sawyer College’s Fine and Performing Arts Department presents “Unassigned,” an exhibition of independent works of art, craft and design by practicing designers and design instructors. Invited artists hail from across the country and will exhibit experimental videos, photography, books, posters, collages, prints, letterpress broadsides, installations and systems.
Colby-Sawyer College’s Board of Trustees has approved plans to construct a new arts building sited on the south-east end of campus near the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center.
Joyce J. Kolligian Distinguished Professor and Sonja C. Davidow ’56 Endowed Chair in the Fine and Performing Arts Jon Keenan is at Tokyo University of the Arts this November on a Fulbright Specialist grant as part of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars Program.
Colby-Sawyer College’s Board of Trustees elected William T. “Bill” Hopwood as a member of the Board at its Oct. 16 meeting to serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
Colby-Sawyer College hosts a New Hampshire presidential primary symposium with New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner on Monday, Oct. 19, at 12 p.m. in Room 201 of the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center. Gardner will discuss his role in overseeing the primary since the 1970s and maintaining the state’s first-in-the-nation status. The event is free and open to the public.
Colby-Sawyer College is pleased to announce these students have been selected as inaugural members of The Presidential Blue Key Society (PBKS): Asra Batool ’17, a business administration major from Islamabad, Pakistan; Kaitlyn Cahill ’16 a business administration major from Spencer, Mass.; Ashley Cooper ’16, a business administration major from Corpus Christi, Texas; Sonia Diaz ’17, a biology major from Scarborough, Maine; Morgan Forrest ’18, a business administration major from Brewer, Maine; Noorulhuda Ismael ’18, a health care management major from Concord, N.H.; Ben Maines ’18, a biology major from Abbot, Maine; Sharthak Neupane ’17, a business administration major from Sindhupalchowk, Nepal; Mai Nguyen ’17, a business administration major from Hanoi, Vietnam; and Hermella Tekle ’16, a history and political studies major from Ethiopia. The 10 students, chosen to embody and inspire the learning spirit of Colby-Sawyer, will be formally recognized at the Presidential Blue Key Society Induction Ceremony during Alumni Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Colby-Sawyer College’s student retention rate has increased for the sixth consecutive year to 77.9 percent, a 2.2 percent increase from 2014.
Colby-Sawyer College has welcomed six faculty members this fall to three academic departments. They bring the number of full-time and pro-rata faculty at the college to 79, compared with 60 a decade ago. Last year, 80 percent of all Colby-Sawyer classes, including online classes, were taught by full-time faculty members.
Students in the Sustainability Core Club at Colby-Sawyer College, a comprehensive college that integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation, took on the throwaway culture by salvaging items discarded last spring and selling them back to students at the second annual ReChargers Resale on Sept. 7.
Fifteen athletic training and exercise science students from Colby-Sawyer College, a comprehensive college that integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation, presented their Capstone research at the 2015 New Hampshire Athletic Trainers' (NHATA) Student Symposium hosted on April 19 at Plymouth State University. Students also competed in the symposium's Quiz Bowl; John Laviolette '16 and Daniel Murphy '15 placed first while Madison Hamilton '17 and Emily LeBlanc '17 placed second.