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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.

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.

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.