Gregg Mazzola has been named vice president for Communications and Marketing at Colby-Sawyer College and will begin his role July 1. Mazzola, who has 25 years’ experience in enrollment management, admissions, communications, and marketing experience in both higher education and in private industry, was most recently the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing at Southern New Hampshire University.
From small New England towns came Colby-Sawyer’s biggest supporter, and from our small college came a groundbreaking attorney and public servant who never forgot her alma mater in New London.
Colby-Sawyer’s first Day of Giving far exceeded its goal of 300 gifts in 24 hours – 837 alumni, students, parents, grandparents, trustees, friends, faculty and staff made gifts on April 18 that totaled $163,532.
Colby-Sawyer will celebrate its 181st Commencement on Saturday, May 11, graduating approximately 180 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 Quad.
Colby-Sawyer College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) announced today an expansion of their existing partnership, which trains registered nurses, by now exploring additional areas of health sciences education and training.
Colby-Sawyer’s chapter of Sigma’s Nursing Honor Society, Psi Sigma, inducted 13 undergraduate nursing students and one Nurse Leader earlier this week.
Colby-Sawyer College and Southern Vermont College (SVC) have reached an agreement that will allow qualified students in SVC’s online RN to BS nursing program to complete their bachelor’s degree as students in Colby-Sawyer’s online RN to BS nursing program. Southern Vermont announced last month that it will close at the end of this academic year.
Professor of Social Sciences and Education Randy Hanson was chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a special American history seminar on “The Civil War in American Memory.” The seminar for faculty members in history, political science and related fields is especially important for those who may be called upon as resources and experts when questions arise over what should be done with controversial historical statues and markers on their campuses and in their communities. From a pool of 51 nominations, 25 faculty members were selected to participate in the seminar, which will be held June 23–27 at Yale University.
The graduate outcomes report for the Colby-Sawyer College Class of 2018 indicates that six months after graduation, 99 percent of the graduates are employed (94 percent) and/or pursuing graduate studies (11 percent), with some overlap in the categories.
The Colby-Sawyer Board of Trustees voted to grant faculty promotions to two members of the Social Sciences and Education Department during its February meeting. It also voted to grant faculty emeriti status to two educators who have had a significant impact on academic life at Colby-Sawyer.
Colby-Sawyer will host the 16th Annual Susan Colby Colgate Scholars' Symposium on Monday, April 22, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Tuesday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at locations across campus.
For creative writing major Cameron Bolling ’20 of Merrimack, N.H., a room is more than just four walls and a door. It is a visible reminder of what the people who congregate there can share inside, and it can be a marker of an institution’s values. While many large public universities have an LGBTQ+ resource center, they are less common at smaller colleges like Colby-Sawyer. When Bolling and his friends were able to establish the LGBTQ+ Resource Center in Colgate Hall, the heart of campus, it was a significant accomplishment. After a year of planning, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center opened Friday, March 22.
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.