A Pillar of the Community

Colby-Sawyer prides itself on helping shape empathic, dedicated individuals who are pillars of the community. And one of the college’s success stories is alumna Martha Clark ’61.

Clark has been an active supporter of Colby-Sawyer ever since she stepped foot on campus in 1959. As a student, she was very much involved in the college community, working for the Student Alumni Fund, volunteering at the Curb, being involved in student activities and singing in the choir. As an alumna, Clark continues to support the college by serving on the President’s Alumni Advisory Council, attending events sponsored by Adventures in Learning and offering monetary gifts to the school.

Clark, who recently made a donation toward the new School of Nursing & Health Sciences building, has been a longtime supporter of the college and an integral part of the greater community. “The building touches on two important things in my life: one being Colby-Sawyer College and the other Dartmouth Hitchcock,” Clark said.

After working 39 years for the United Nations, Clark is now retired and is as busy as ever as she divides her time between volunteering at her alma mater and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, helping at the Granite State Ambassadors Visitors Centers all over the state, volunteering at the State House and staying involved with the NH Music Festival and Osher Lifelong Learning at Dartmouth.

Clark’s love for travel also keeps her busy during retirement. Recently taking a trip to Iceland, she has also visited many other places throughout her life, including Europe, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Cambodia, South America and Africa.

We are proud to call Clark an alum of Colby-Sawyer. She is the perfect example of how a liberal arts education and a small college community can create strong, dedicated citizens in the world.