Colby-Sawyer College is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant of $648,000 that will focus on Pell-eligible students from New Hampshire and prepare them for post-graduate success in STEM careers and graduate school.
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts will host the annual Gladys Greenbaum Meyers ’39 Juried Student Art Exhibition featuring student work in a variety of disciplines, including ceramics, graphic design, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and mixed media.
Colby-Sawyer College’s undergraduate nursing program has been recognized as #1 in New Hampshire by RegisteredNursing.org after the group analyzed 15 programs in the state. Colby-Sawyer led the pack with a score of 98.85.
Graphic design major Kailyn Lapham ’20 of Medway, Mass., placed third at the seventh annual Free Enterprise Marathon held March 1 on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus in New York. With her presentation “Free Enterprise: Why It Is Essential for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs,” she competed against students from 12 other colleges to take home $600 in prize money.
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents “Liam O’Gallagher: This Was The Future,” an exhibition featuring the work of avant-garde sound artist, painter and teacher Liam O’Gallagher. The opening reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Center for Art + Design’s William H. and Sonja Carlson ’56 Davidow Fine Art Gallery. Following the reception, the exhibition remains open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, May 11.
Dr. Edward Cameron, a global climate change specialist, will look beyond the term “climate change” and explore everyone’s role in building a more sustainable world by outlining what an environmentally conscious and inclusive economy can look like on the regional, national and global levels in his talk “Vision 2020: Building a Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient and Inclusive World” on Monday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. in Clements Hall in the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center.
Colby-Sawyer College has been selected to join the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network, a highly selective national program of female scholars, and was awarded a three-year, $1.1 million grant for scholarships and transformational campus projects.
A team of Colby-Sawyer students has been selected from 95 entries to advance to the final round of the New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge (SVIC), which will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, at the University of New Hampshire.
Colby-Sawyer College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will host “Echoes: Selections of Art from the College’s Permanent Collection,” an exhibition of extraordinary work by master artists including Rembrandt, Katsushika Hokusai and Picasso.
Colby-Sawyer’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of academic nursing programs through its robust accreditation process, serving the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices.
Medical school is everything Morganne Murphy-Meyers ’17 hoped for, and everything she prepared for while at Colby-Sawyer College. Now, the biology major from Truckee, Calif., is thriving in the hands-on program at her top choice, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. She attributes her continuing success to the excellent academics, nurturing faculty mentors, and bountiful opportunities in and out of the classroom that she found at Colby-Sawyer.
This fall’s Somewhat North of Boston (SNOB) film festival in Concord will feature three movies with deep connections to the Colby-Sawyer community. Though the films are very different, all three highlight the strong sense of collaboration that is part and parcel of Colby-Sawyer’s active filmmaking community.
As part of the college’s most recent campus improvements and ongoing commitment to sustainability, an electrical vehicle (EV) charging station was installed this fall. The free EV station works with all plug-in vehicles and is located in Parking Lot D, adjacent to Colby-Sawyer’s wind turbine and Sue’s Sugar Shack. Estimated charging times can be found at clippercreek.com/charging-times-chart.
On Oct. 11, Barbara Marsh Jones ’53, Cathy Volanakis and chair of the Board of Trustees Peter Volanakis were inducted into the Colby-Sawyer Legends Society, which recognizes those who support the college with lifetime philanthropic gifts of $1 million or more.
In a unique collaboration between Colby-Sawyer College and New England high schools, the college will host “Artist Teachers and the Next Generation of Creative Makers.” The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. and continues through Nov. 16.
Students returning to Colby-Sawyer this fall found a number of campus improvements completed over the summer as part of the college’s commitment to the student and community experience. Notable projects included rejuvenated lounges in some student residence halls, a repaved Chargers Road and the installation of an electric vehicle charging station.
Meaza Petros ’19 from Boston, Mass., who designed her own Colby-Sawyer major focused on global affairs, was accepted to present at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Portland, Ore. in March. Petros will share the stage with Associate Professor of Humanities and poet Ewa Chrusciel; their panel proposal, “Hoopoes and Dybbuks: Immigrant and Refugee Voices,” was one of 500 selected from more than 2,000.
As Colby-Sawyer College began its 181st academic year, Colby-Sawyer President Susan D. Stuebner hosted a Celebration of Service to honor faculty and staff members who have reached milestones in their careers at Colby-Sawyer. Collectively, those recognized have served 600 years at the college.
This August, 14 Colby-Sawyer students, alumni and faculty presented research findings at the 2018 New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE) Annual Meeting. Supported by an Institutional Development Award from the National Institutes of Health, INBRE promotes the development, coordination and sharing of biomedical research resources within 24 states. NH-INBRE is a partnership among eight institutions, including Colby-Sawyer, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of New Hampshire.
For the second year in a row, Colby-Sawyer College landed on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of best regional colleges in the North and was recognized as a Best Value in the same category, which is composed of colleges that focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines.
The Colby-Sawyer College Board of Trustees has endorsed new recipients of two established professorships, Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences Russell E. Medbery as the David H. Winton Endowed Chair and Professor of Natural and Environmental Sciences Nick Baer as the M. Roy London Endowed Chair. Each will actively hold their titles for five years and retain them throughout their tenure at Colby-Sawyer.
One hundred percent of Colby-Sawyer’s 2018 athletic training graduates who sat for the Board of Certification passed on their first attempt. By comparison, the national first-time pass average in 2016-2017 was 83.6 percent.
Former trustee Janice H. Wilkins, a groundbreaking attorney and public servant, died Saturday, July 14, at the age of 96, in Needham, Mass. She was formerly a resident of East Walpole, Mass.; Westwood, Mass.; and New York City.
One hundred percent of Colby-Sawyer’s 2018 undergraduate nursing class passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt. This is Colby-Sawyer’s third straight year of achieving a perfect pass rate.
Colby-Sawyer elected four trustees to the board this spring. Their terms began July 1 and end June 30, 2021.
Colby-Sawyer College has named Joan Loftus, associate professor of Nursing, as dean of its School of Nursing and Health Professions and Shari Goldberg, professor of Nursing and Public Health, as associate dean. Both professors assume their roles July 1.
On Friday, June 8, Colby-Sawyer College President Susan D. Stuebner presented the 2018 Town Award to Mount Sunapee Resort during the spring meeting of the President’s Community Forum. The Town Award is presented annually to an area resident or organization who has demonstrated extraordinary involvement in, and made noteworthy contributions to, the college.
One hundred percent of Colby-Sawyer’s first cohort of Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) students passed the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification exam on their first attempt. For comparison, the national pass rate for the CNL exam over the last seven years averages 70 percent.
Colby-Sawyer’s chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Psi Sigma, inducted 22 nursing students earlier this month. The students represented the undergraduate, MSN and RNBS degree programs.
Jenna Flint ’19 and Area Coordinator Michael Brown were recognized for their outstanding public service at Campus Compact for New Hampshire’s 15th Annual Presidents’ Awards on April 10. Woodcrest Village Assisted Living was also recognized with the Presidents’ Community Partner Award for creating opportunities for students to volunteer with their residents.
Colby-Sawyer senior Calum Dixon, an environmental studies major from Avon, Maine, was awarded the Nellie Johnson Baroody Award at the American Ornithological Society’s (AOS) annual meeting in Tucson.
Colby-Sawyer will celebrate its 180th Commencement on Saturday, May 5, graduating approximately 265 undergraduate students and recognizing them and other individuals for academic excellence, outstanding contributions to society, and service to the college and community. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the college’s front lawn.
Colby-Sawyer will host the 15th Annual Susan Colby Colgate Scholars' Symposium on Monday, April 16, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at locations across campus.
Former trustee Anne Dwyer Milne, 83, a resident of Manchester, N.H., died Saturday, March 31, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Colby-Sawyer is proud to announce that four pre-medical students were selected to participate in the 2018 “Med Student for a Day” program sponsored by Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine. Biology majors Yonatan Degefu ’18 of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Ben Maines ’18 of Abbot, Maine; and Rhiju Tamang ’18 of Kathmandu, Nepal; along with exercise science major Brady Dion ’18 of Sabattus, Maine, attended the event at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) on Monday, April 2.
Public health majors Lila Bradley ’20 of Epsom, N.H. and Molly Pfenning ’20 of Rutland, Vt., took part in the Save the Children Advocacy Summit this March in Washington D.C., where they worked with Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) and met with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan.
Colby-Sawyer College President Susan D. Stuebner, Ed.D., will take part in a conversation with New Hampshire college and university presidents led by WMUR Political Director Adam Sexton as part of the New Hampshire College & University Council’s (NHCUC) inaugural Summit on Higher Education held March 19 in Concord.
Colby-Sawyer College presents a screening of "Redefining Prosperity: The Gold Rushes of Nevada City" followed by a discussion with producer John de Graaf. The free event, open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Clements Hall in the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center.
Former trustee Henry F. G. “Harry” Wey III, 84, a resident of Hingham, Mass., died Saturday, Feb. 22.
Colby-Sawyer College will host its 26th Annual Exercise and Sport Sciences & Athletics Symposium, “The Olympics: Lessons Learned from Working with Elite Athletes and Teams,” on Monday, March 5, in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Student Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Colby-Sawyer College is committed to an educational, living and working environment that encourages free speech and the ability to protest peacefully.
Editor's Note: In January 2019, Olivia McAnirlin '17 was accepted into the University of Illinois' Recreation, Sport, and Tourism PhD program, bringing her one step closer to her dream of teaching postsecondary education.
For their work designing the college’s new Center for Art + Design, S/L/A/M Collaborative has earned the Honor Award from the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANH). The prestigious Honor Award celebrates the Center for Art + Design as an aesthetic, creative, safe, valuable and sustainable building.
President Susan D. Stuebner was one of 10 members elected to the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors during its Jan. 4 meeting in Hollywood, Fla. President Stuebner will serve a three-year term from January 2018 to January 2021.
Colby-Sawyer will celebrate recent works by faculty members in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at the annual Faculty Art Exhibition. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William H. and Sonja Carlson Davidow '56 Fine Art Gallery in the Center for Art + Design. Following the reception, the exhibition will remain open through Saturday, May 5. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Colby-Sawyer College and the Upper Valley Educators Institute (UVEI) have joined a partnership that enables Colby-Sawyer students to earn both their bachelor's degree and a New Hampshire teaching license in elementary or secondary education in as few as four years.
Colby-Sawyer welcomes six faculty members this fall to five academic departments. Full-time faculty members teach 90 percent of all Colby-Sawyer classes in 20 undergraduate majors and 24 minors, as well as for the online R.N. to B.S. and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs.
On Sept. 6, President Susan D. Stuebner shared this message with the Colby-Sawyer College community regarding the recently announced changes to DACA:
Works by five graphic design majors were accepted to the Student Work Exhibit at the 44th Annual Siggraph Conference. Held this summer in Los Angeles, the students' videos and animations were viewed by thousands of artists and computer professionals at the world's largest, most influential annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
Associate Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Hilary Walrod received two awards of excellence for the logo she designed to represent Colby-Sawyer’s Sustainable Learning Initiative (SLI) at Franklin Falls. The work was recognized in the Identity Program and Green–Message categories at the annual University & College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Competition and will be on display at the UCDA Design Conference in Baltimore in October.