Good news on the job front has been scarce of late—but not at Colby. Career Center Director Roger Woolsey reports that, as of June 30, 58 percent of the Class of 2011 already had jobs, 19 percent had been accepted to graduate programs, and another 3 percent had been awarded fellowships. More »
Desiree Shayer ’12 got more than she bargained for when she left for a semester in Jordan last December. She is enrolled in a highly selective State Department Critical Language Scholarship Program continuing her study of Arabic this summer, and she’s extended her study abroad in Amman through the fall. She’s also had a front-row seat for the Arab Spring protests across the Middle East. Colby magazine recently did a Q&A with Shayer »
Government major Adam Marshall ’12 of Bethesda, Md., won twice on Jeopardy! The shows aired June 27 and 28, and Marshall thanked his teachers in a video produced by the show after his wins. Read the Morning Sentinel story »
Economics major Cody McKinney ’11, starting goalie for men’s ice hockey for most of his four years at Colby, credits the education course Boys to Men for an epiphany. As a senior he reassessed what it means to be the ideal male college student, he helped start a new campus organization called Male Athletes Against Violence, and he published an essay titled “Redefining Manhood” in the spring insideColby magazine. It’s not easy when Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, and the cast of Jersey Shore “help create an image of the ideal man that far too many kids aspire to achieve,” he writes. More »
Thank you to the 1,515 parents who made a gift to the 2010-11 Colby Fund for Parents. Overall parent participation increased to 33 percent. Parents contributed a record-breaking $1.27 million toward the day-to-day operations that support students, who are the true beneficiaries of your contributions.
Nick Tucker ’11 and Sam Roleau ’10 plan to walk across the country this summer, if their fundraising is successful, performing acts of kindness on the road. The inspiration came from Richard Paul Evans’s book The Walk. The two plan to document their trip online. More »
Ellen Crapster-Pregont ’10, Leslie Wardwell ’08, Adrian Gilmore ’07, and Elinore Jenkins ’06 were named Graduate Research Fellows by the National Science Foundation in a program that provides three years of support to outstanding graduate students in research-based programs. More »
A New York Times story describes the late Colby trustee Edson Mitchell ’75 as a “pied piper” who recruited leaders who transformed Deutsche Bank. Ten years after his death, “Mr. Mitchell's legacy remains outsize,” it says.
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Among the 1,900 bikers stopping at Colby on the 180-mile Trek Across Maine was Colby’s president, William D. Adams. The American Lung Association fundraiser took place June 17-19, with bikers sleeping at Colby Saturday, June 18. Read the Sun Journal story »
As part of Colby’s Maine Jewish History Project, a documentary about the Levine family was screened recently at Colby. Alums from the Levine family, which has been extraordinarily generous to Colby over the years, include the late Dorothy (Bibby) Levine Alfond ’38 (wife of the late Harold Alfond), her son William Alfond ’72 (Colby trustee), and Bibby’s late brothers, Ludy Levine ’21 and Pacy Levine ’27. David Freidenreich (Jewish studies) discussed the family, the film project, and Colby’s Maine Jewish History Project on MPBN »
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