| by Shawn P. Sullivan

Adam Cote ’95 received the Meritorious Service Medal for his service with the Maine National Guard. “The honor recognizes Cote’s leadership in organizing and carrying out numerous projects of the 133rd Engineer Battalion in communities throughout Maine, from as far north as Houlton to as south as Acton, in 2016,” Foster’s Daily Democrat reports Feb. 8. A veteran of Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan conflicts, Cote was awarded the Bronze Star for his leadership in Afghanistan and has earned the Combat Action Badge, the Daily Democrat reports. Cote received Colby’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2015.