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So Cool, She's Hot
Barbara Coulon '94 is a professional trend spotter, finding what's cool before it gets hot

Enveloped by Cuba
Alumni gather to help Cubans on their own turf.


Medal Round in Sydney
Hilary Gehman '93 rows in the Olympics.


Alumni Club Circuit
Club News, upcoming events, etc.



Robert C. Gerrard '60
Tackling the case
of a lifetime

Kevin Leddy '77

Helena Bonnell
Gilman '78

Microsoft in the Middle East

Todd Coffin '83

Carolyn Treat '82
Turning art into a balm

Christopher Thayer '93

Michael Eash '94
Chopping champion

Newsmakers &


Alumni Club Circuit
Check out Colby's Regional Clubs page for additional information.

Stu Rothenberg '70, political analyst and commentator for CNN, spoke to a standing-room-only audience at reunion in June and then reprised his presentation at the Colby Club of Washington, D.C. July event. Colby sports fans in San Francisco enjoyed a sold-out game and tailgate party at the Giants new stadium.

The Waterville Colby Club hosted mystery novelist Robert Parker '54 on campus on Sept. 24. Parker is best known for his Spenser novels, which inspired the TV series "Spenser: For Hire" and the recent A&E network movie series.The Waterville event's press release generated a great deal of interest from the Maine press, Maine Public Radio, students, alumni, and Spenser fans from around the state

Upcoming events:

Building upon the success of the 2000 NESCAC Alumni Networking events in New York city, Alumni Relations is coordinating four NESCAC Career Networking events in Boston in the fall and five events in New York in 2001. Other colleges participating include Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Hamilton, Trinity, Wesleyan and Williams. The Boston topics include:

  • The Internet on Oct. 17 featuring Chris Vickers '87, vice president of e-commerce at;
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations on Oct. 18 with Chip Gavin '90, vice president of communications and special assistant to the president at Crittendon Hastings House in Boston.
  • Finance, Nov. 1, and sports, Nov. 2, with Stephen Fryer '68, president and CEO of Freyer Management Associates. Freyer Associates manages affairs and negotiates contracts for athletes and broadcasting personalities.

The Union Club in Boston is the site for all four networking events and for the upcoming College Luncheon Series. This series sponsored by Colby, Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury, Smith, Trinity and Williams starts the year with a session with pioneer aviator, Ann Wood-Kelly speaking on "Ferrying Aircraft in the UK–1942-1945." The luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14 at noon.

In New York, the programs are scheduled to take place at the Williams Club. Darrag Fitzsimons '95, marketing manager at DeskNet, Inc. will participate in the Internet session on Jan. 17. Scott Levine '73, vice president of East Coast Publicity at Universal Studios, is joining us for the advertising networking event on Feb.7. Daniel B. More '78, managing director at Morgan Stanley, will attend the venture capitalists session for Colby on April 4. Career networking events on museums/galleries on March 29 and entertainment on May 1 round out the program for the year.

On a lighter but spookier side, Professor emeritus Charles Bassett will read ghost stories to Philadelphia alumni, parents and friends on Oct. 26. Colorado alumni gather for a picnic and hike in Chautauqua Park in Boulder on Oct. 7.

Closer to home, plans are in the works for an evening at the opera in Portland, in 2001. The beautiful Merrill center has reserved space for a private reception prior to the opera. Plans are to have faculty from Colby, Bates and Bowdoin present their areas of expertise based on the theme of the opera that evening.

There will be plenty of opportunity to cheer on the White Mules. The Waterville club will host Bowdoin at the traditional dinner prior to the Colby v. Bowdoin hockey game on Feb. 13. Schedules of other games are available on the Colby web site at

A major focus of the regional club schedule for 2001 is the Welcome Events program planned for President William "Bro" Adams. Details are being worked out, and future schedules will be published in the magazine. Regional clubs are initiating plans to welcome President Adams starting in January and continuing throughout the coming year.

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