Colby Chemistry graduates are everywhere.  Approximately two thirds of recent graduates pursue graduate studies in chemistry or biochemistry, medicinal, veterinary, or dental school, or other graduate programs such as engineering or law school.  Former graduates are professors, research scientists,  engineers, doctors, lawyers, and brewers. Others have taken positions in pharmacy, toxicology, environmental policy, banking, insurance, or the ministry. A major in chemistry can open the door to a wide variety of professional occupations.  Scroll through the slide show below for profiles of interesting alumni.


  • Tina Beachy is now back at Colby College teaching Introductory Biology and Genetics laboratories.

    After Colby, Tina worked for two years before going to Penn State Hershey Medical Center where she earned a Master’s degree in the department of Microbiology and Immunology. For the last nine years she has been back at Colby, having defected from Keyes to Arey, where she now teach Introductory Biology and Genetics laboratories. Graduate school allowed her to recognize what a great education she received at Colby and she thinks it is wonderful to be able to give back to the college so directly. She haven’t left chemistry completely behind however.  As a hobby, she melt glass and play with some interesting chemical reactions based on the chemical composition of the mixing glass!

  • Eric Roy '04 aboard the Melville communicating to the winch operator.

    Eric Roy ’04 aboard the Melville communicating to the winch operator.

    Dr. Eric Roy ’04 earned his Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Maine, where he developed novel sensor and analytical technologies used to study environmental processes.  As part of his research, he used these technologies in extreme field environments, including the Subarctic Pacific Ocean and Antarctica.  Upon graduation, Dr. Roy has continued developing and productizing analytical technologies and reactive nanomaterials in the private sector, most recently as the Product Manager for Rigaku Raman Technologies.



Colby Chemistry 2014.