Colby notifies hometown newspapers of students’ achievements. Hometown press releases may be issued for students enrolling at Colby, making the dean’s list, receiving a scholarship or fellowship, studying abroad, graduating, et cetera.

Students may opt out of having hometown releases issued. To do so, please e-mail pr@colby.edu.

Colby also uses Merit to showcase student achievements. A Merit page is automatically generated for each student for whom a hometown press release is submitted. Students may claim their page and add profile information, or they can opt out on Merit’s website or by e-mailing pr@colby.edu.