Around the World
With Stephanie Guzzo ’07 and the Harlem Globetrotters

Stephanie Guzzo ’07 navigates the cinder block labyrinth of the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine, like she’s been there a hundred times, though it was just the night before that the Harlem Globetrotters’ caravan of an 18-wheeler, a 20-foot truck and two tour buses pulled into town for…

Growing a Culture of Research

Paul Boynton '15 and Jenisha Shrestha '15 spent summer days dressed in waders and boots, tromping through the streams that flow gently into New Hampshire's Lake Sunapee collecting water, aquatic invertebrates and fish — making for the most extraordinary learning experiences of their lives. …

The Black Middle Class
Antithesis of the American Dream

In my research, I examine the inner-class differences among middle-class individuals based on race. The scholarly examination of the black middle class is important because, unlike any other group, it is downwardly mobile, and that is antithetical to the American Dream. …

My Slice of the Pie
Bridging the gap between a hungry college student and a poet laureate

My passion for poetry is surpassed only by my passion for pizza, so I suppose it should come as no surprise that while reading “American Sonnet,” a poem not just by Billy Collins, but by past Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins, I was distracted by these lines: …

From Kearsarge to the White Mountains
The Colby-Sawyer alumni tradition you need to know about.

The morning mist that greeted Colby-Sawyer students and alumni bound for the Osceola trailhead dissipated into a sunny day in the White Mountains. Shafts of light sifted through the branches of the forest, dappling the ground, and a subtle breeze cooled the air. …

Creativity + Hustle + Passion
Peggy Van de Wetering ’93 discovers that the family business combines all three and equals happiness.

On a blustery mid-November day on Long Island, wholesale nursery Ivy Acres is awash in the fragrant greens of balsam, noble and Fraser firs. As far as the eye can see, row upon row of brilliant red poinsettias perch on nursery shelves or hang from ceiling hooks, shimmering like wintry mirage…

On the Frontlines of Small-Scale Democracy
Internship Lifts the Curtain on State Politics

With just one year to go until the 2016 elections, campaign season is in full force. For many, the spectacle of the presidential election will always overshadow local elections, but for Meaghan Burke ’16 of Acton, Mass. , those races signify the importance of small-scale democracy and the results…

A Tough Place to Grow, A Great Place to Learn

On a warm and bright October morning, 12 Colby-Sawyer students and two professors prepared to set off for a four-day journey into the high peaks of the Presidential Range in the White Mountains National Forest. Dressed in layers, they strapped on backpacks stuffed with sleeping bags, warm jackets…

The Convergence of Health Care and Higher Education
An Interview With Susan Reeves ’88

The first class of Colby-Sawyer nurses received their degrees in 1985. What began as a small program with four faculty and 11 graduates has grown and adapted to the ever-shifting landscapes of both higher education and the healthcare industry. To commemorate 30 years of nursing at Colby-Sawyer, I…

Many Adventures Await
President Galligan Prepares to Move On

Colby-Sawyer President Thomas C. Galligan Jr. announced Sept. 1 that he will step down after 10 years in office when his second term ends on June 30, 2016. He made the announcement at a meeting for faculty and staff after informing the Board of Trustees in February. …

Game Changer
An Internship Moves Zac Kershaw '16 Closer to His Career Goals

Exercise and sport sciences major Michael Vigneau '03 and athletic training major Zac Kershaw '16, from Springfield, N. H. , are birds of an Eagle feather. Vigneau is associate director of sports medicine at Boston College and an athletic trainer for the B. C. Eagles' football team; Kershaw is soaring…

Where it All Began
Ethan Casson's Journey to Success in the Sports Industry

For Ethan Casson ’96, college is not just a phase in life that is completed and forgotten. A determined student-athlete who was relentless in pursuing his professional goals of working in the sports industry, he knows that his time at Colby-Sawyer set the stage for the rest of his life. Now the…

Every Drop Counts
Living and Learning in the Arid West

It was May 10, but flurries sprinkled the Colorado Flatirons rock formations with much-needed precipitation. Fresh off the plane from Boston and reveling in the beauty of our first hike, my group of Colby-Sawyer travelers paused beneath a stone arch to watch the snow welcome us. …

The Science, and Art, of Brewing

It's just before 4 p. m. on Tuesday, and Colby-Sawyer students are bustling into the Flying Goose Brew Pub and Grille, a popular bar and restaurant just down the hill from campus. But these students aren't knocking off early from their studies for a beer. They're heading to class. …

A Tale of Two Coaches
KJ Krasco ’05 and Erika Desanty ’05

With her arms raised in a defensive stance, Kelly “KJ” Krasco ’05 maneuvered quickly as players approached her one by one down the drill line. Squeaking sneakers were silenced by regular reminders of “More communication. More talk. We need to do a better job of communicating. ” Shouts of…

The Picture of Nursing Excellence

Katelyn Sheaff Husband, RN, '07 of Enfield, N. H. , has a simple philosophy that guides her work as a critical care nurse in the Intermediate Special Care Unit (ISCU) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC): Be there. Be there for the patient in the bed, distorted by tubes and drains, and be…

Teddy Beaufays '10
How Colby-Sawyer Prepared Him for a Successful Teaching Career

Teddy Beaufaÿs, a child development major, teaches English, art and history at the German International School of Boston. He is passionate about teaching these subjects and about integrating technology into the curriculum, and he is dedicated to practicing the philosophy of whole-child education he…