After logging a record 5,175 applications for admission to Colby's Class of 2015—23 percent more than the previous year—the College yielded an incoming class that is as academically accomplished and as diverse as any. More »
Since coming to Colby in 1985, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Parker Beverage read more than 100,000 applications and enrolled approximately 11,500 students. After 26 years he's retiring June 30. Beverage was honored this spring at various events, including reunion, where he got the Alumni Association's Charles W. Bassett Faculty Award. A recording of Parker's farewell remarks at the Faculty-Trustee Dinner in May is online. Also retiring from the Admissions Office: Carleen Nelson H'11. After 51 years (!) as secretary to the dean of admissions she was awarded an honorary Colby bachelor's degree June 13.
The Colby Fund's fiscal year ends June 30. Many thanks to the parents who already have given. If you have not given yet, we hope you will take the initiative to do so online or by calling 1-800-311-3678. Gifts of all sizes make a difference as we strive to increase participation in the Colby Fund for Parents. Nearly a quarter of all annual support for the College comes from parents, which is vital to maintaining our students' community. Help ensure that Colby remains strong, providing your daughter or son with an extraordinary education.
On a spring-break trip to inspire Native American children to attend college, Lindsay Roberts '13 found that the Colby students gained as much as the kids did. The trip was part of a collaboration among Bowdoin, Bates, and Colby colleges and the Wabanaki tribes of Maine. Read Lindsay’s essay in insideColby.
Soccer standout Su-Lin Del Guercio '11 only recently told her story of having been abandoned under a bush near a farm in South Korea as a baby, taken to an orphanage, and then adopted by a New Jersey couple who got medical treatment for a sclerosis condition. Del Guercio went straight from commencement to coach a girls' team in the state championship game. (They won.) Read the Portland Press Herald story.
Emiko Boezeman '11 majored in science, technology, and society, and she worked for the Colby Fund Office all four of her student years. During her senior year she served as co-chair of the Senior Pledge. The recent graduate joins the Colby Fund staff at the end of June. More »
A celebration of the career of longtime head basketball coach Dick Whitmore was capped by the announcement that alumni and friends had raised more than $1 million to establish a fund in his name to support Colby athletics. The news was reported by Jim Crook ’78, who said the donors want to help provide future athletes “with what Whit gave to us.” More »
A recording of Whit’s remarks at the Faculty-Trustee Dinner in May is online.
Damien Strahorn '02, who played under Whitmore and was his assistant, will take over as the new head coach.
Summer brings a variety of improvements to buildings, grounds, and roads on campus. A long-awaited road construction project on Campus Drive, past the athletic center and soccer fields, is underway, with work (and traffic delays) slated to continue into August. More »
As chief of staff to White House Chief of Staff William Daley, Maine native Emmett Beliveau '99 is an asset to Maine’s congressional delegation. “For our state, any time you have that kind of connection at the highest levels of the White House, it becomes invaluable in so many ways," Senator Olympia Snowe said in a Portland Press Herald story.
Reunion 2011 saw 1400 visitors on Mayflower Hill, ranging from Beth Pendleton Clarke '35 from Winslow, Maine, to 61 members of the Class of 2010 at their first-year reunion. Begun in 2009, the first-year reunion helps young alums maintain bonds with the College and with classmates. Eight galleries of photos are online.
Bro's State of the College address is online.