Teach – In Every Sense of the Word

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “teach” as “to instruct by precept, example or experience and ... any manner of imparting information or skill so that others may learn.” And in her 28 years of service to Colby-Sawyer College, Nancy Teach ’70 spent most…

Stacked Against the Test of Time

Mark Cassinelli ’95, Kevin McGovern ’95, James Gowell ’96, Andy Ferguson ’95 and Mike Sansonetti ’98. These alumni live in different states and have followed different paths since graduation. They have had triumphs, defeats and everyday wins and challenges. But over the past…

Combining Two Interests

On the two days following my graduation from Colby-Sawyer College, I drove 934 miles to Luzerne, Mich., a town I had never heard of in a state I had never thought of visiting. My dorm room was packed hastily into boxes in the…

A Valuable Education

Paula Magnanti ’79 has had many work and volunteer experiences throughout her career. But it is her Colby-Sawyer education that she attributes to her ongoing success. She said, “I went on to medical laboratory science and medical technology at Northeastern University. However, the…

From Finger Painting to Art Gallery Owner

Britt Reynolds Bair ’79 realized she loved art when she was in kindergarten. She said, “All the kids were finger painting and I wouldn’t do it because I thought it was messy. Then I tried it and the teacher couldn’t get me to…

Loving Her Alma Mater and Country

Breyon Brown Thomas ’16 always knew she wanted to join the military. Growing up in a family that had multiple members in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, Thomas decided to join the U.S. Army in the spring of 2019. She…

How I Fell in Love With Farming

Just over a month ago, I started working at Siena Farms in Sudbury, Mass., as a farm apprentice. Two months before that, I decided to search for post-grad jobs in agriculture despite my double major in creative writing and communications studies. My interest…

Meet the New Hosts!

Matt Shannon ’23 and Frank Riccio ’23 make their introduction as the new hosts of The Colby-Sawyer Chronicles. They discuss their future vision for the podcast, summer plans, new jobs, Legos and much more.

A Given Opportunity

When Bill Foti first set foot on campus 29 years ago, he was in his 20s working as an assistant men’s basketball coach for New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University). He said, “I knew I was ready to become a head…

All About Community

Graduating amidst a pandemic and much unrest in the country, Zachary Allen ’20 knew he wanted to do something to make a difference. He chose to join the AmeriCorps NCCC so he could take advantage of a unique opportunity to serve communities in…

A Lifetime of Baseball

Tom White seems to have been born into baseball. His father played Division I baseball at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and as soon as he graduated, began coaching at UNH. After some time, Tom’s father moved to Lisbon, N.H., and coached…

Committed to Her Students

Exercise and Sport Sciences Professor Jean Eckrich became intrigued with biomechanics when she took a course on the topic and was able to assess her own situation with limited knee movement due to injury. She said, “It really intrigued me and soon became…

A Change of Course

Isabel Price ’18 was lucky to have Professor Lynn Garrioch as an advisor during her time at Colby-Sawyer. “I transferred into the psychology program when I was a sophomore. I felt a bit behind, but the second I walked into Professor Garrioch’s office…

A Second, and Final, Retirement

Assistant Professor for the School of Nursing & Health Sciences Joan Huber knew she wanted to be a nurse at a young age. She said, “As a child I read all the Cherry Ames books and decided that was the career for me.” …

Storming the Art Department

Surrounded by creative and resourceful family members growing up, Loretta Barnett was destined to pursue a career in art. Barnett’s great-grandmother and many of her great-grandmother’s children were very talented fabric artists. Her great-uncle owned a photography studio, and many other family members…

Five Lessons I Learned @ Colby-Sawyer

Here are some of the biggest life lessons I learned during my four years on campus that I continue to practice in my life. Not Everyone Is Going To Like You . . . and That’s Okay I was nervous to come to…