From Practicum to Parenthood

Nanci (Rotatori) Weinhold ’14 and Ben Weinhold ’15 didn’t know each other while studying at Colby-Sawyer. It wasn’t until they both started working at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as RNs that they were introduced by mutual friends. This dynamic duo has been together…

From Scarsdale to Hope Town

The life story of Mary Balzac ’54 is one of resilience, adventure and a deep connection to the beautiful shores of Hope Town, Bahamas. Born and raised in Scarsdale, New York, Mary graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1952. Mary pursued her…

Leading the Way in Special Education Excellence

Larry Elliott ’94 was recently honored as New Hampshire’s 2024 Special Education Administrator of the Year. This prestigious recognition comes as no surprise to those who know Larry, as his unwavering dedication and transformative leadership have left a lasting mark on the Kearsarge…

A Legacy of Illustration

Carol Way Wood ’68 knew she wanted to be an illustrator since she was eight years old. It made sense, as she comes from a lineage steeped in artistic talents. Her mother, Grace Godwin Way, was a skilled painter, and her grandfather, Frank…

From Corporate Climb to Creative Entrepreneurship

Josh Pritchard ’05 embodies the spirit of entrepreneurial drive and personal growth. Josh, who is currently serving as the president and co-owner of Anchour, a thriving advertising and branding agency based in Lewiston, Maine, has had a journey from the corporate world to…

Designing His Future

Sam Thomas ’20 found his passion for graphic design during his introductory classes at Colby-Sawyer. These classes laid the groundwork for Sam's exploration of design principles, ultimately leading to his unique style as a graphic designer. Hilary Williams, dean for the School of…

From Maine to Manuscripts

Hailing from Portland and Brunswick, Maine, Deborah Gould ’67 found her academic home at Colby-Sawyer before venturing to Boston for a stint with a major publishing firm. She had just three days of vacation between her graduation and her first day in the…

Building Connections

Kassandra Pike ’12 has had many titles over the years: entrepreneur, student, manager, triplet, coach, dog mom and, most recently, CEO. Alongside her twin sister, Courtney Pike ’12, Kassandra co-founded Fliptable Plus, a digital platform and mobile app, helping to enhance the hiring…

A Monarch Grows in Maine

Casie Weaver '14 isn't your typical front office manager at the Midcoast Recreation Center. Beyond her daily duties, she's deeply involved in a special project – nurturing monarch butterflies. It all started when Casie, who graduated from Colby-Sawyer with a bachelor’s…

A Lasting Legacy for a Memorable Teacher

With the construction of the Janet Udall Schaefer ’52 Center for Health Sciences well underway at Colby-Sawyer, we are excited to share our plans to recognize former long-time faculty member Becky Irving ’42 M.T. with a named space in the state-of-the-art facility. The…

Culinary Dreams

In 2015, Laura Donahue ’15’s culinary journey began in an unexpected place — a gluten-free and paleo bakery called White Lion Baking Company. Working as a bakery chef, she was inspired by the joy and gratitude of customers with dietary restrictions who finally…

Making WAVES

Joan Manda Mueller ’43 is about to celebrate her 100th birthday. Joan resides in Miami Shores, a small suburb in South Florida, with her children scattered around the country. In 2021, she was honored along with other local veterans at a luncheon…

Taking Action

James Thorpe ‘06 is a self-proclaimed “jack of all trades, master of none.” He loves weight training, landscaping, basketball, golf, painting, guitar, cooking, baking and cycling. “Lately, I’m obsessed with longevity and health. But tomorrow? Who knows?” James said. “I love…

Carrying on Tradition

Ever wondered where dairy farms get all those bottles? Ben Burns ’09 can tell you all about it. Quality Containers of New England, Ben’s family business based in Yarmouth, Maine, has been manufacturing bottles for over 30 years. They are a…

Creating His Own Path

Eric Buckley ‘15 attributes much of his success to the multi-disciplinary studies major he pursued as a student at Colby-Sawyer College. While earning his Bachelor of Arts, Eric had the opportunity to explore various disciplines and understand how integrative learning can be the…

Using Her Degree

Another school year has started for Robin Deverill Croteau ’00, this time as the assistant principal of Winchester School in Winchester, New Hampshire. Robin has worked within other southwestern New Hampshire high schools, including ConVal and Keene, as a science teacher and administrator…