Colby confers degrees to 478 graduates during 196th Commencement ceremony

Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 47th Vice President of the United States, told Colby College graduates on Sunday to help the nation return to basic principles of equality and dignity and to understand each other’s stories to develop a deeper sense of humanity.   “When you know somebody’s mom has breast cancer and you know...

Colby to Hold Groundbreaking Event May 3 for Mixed-Use Development on Main Street, Waterville

Colby College will celebrate groundbreaking on its new mixed-use development in downtown Waterville this week, when Mayor Nick Isgro joins Colby President David A. Greene in officially marking the construction of Main Street’s most significant building project in the better part of a century—a 100,000-square-foot facility that will include community space, retail locations, and housing...

Burns ’79 and Stanton ’92 Nominated for New Alumni Trustees

Two Colby College alumnae have been nominated to serve three-year terms as trustees, adding new strength to the College’s dynamic and active board. They are Sara Burns, a 1979 graduate, and Jessica D’Ercole Stanton, who graduated in 1992. Burns, of Manchester, Maine, has worked at Central Maine Power (CMP) for 30 years, where she’s risen...

Corporate Trustees Bengochea and Williams P’20 Join Colby Board

Two new trustees were elected to the board at Colby’s spring Board of Trustees meeting held April 22. Armando Bengochea and Tanya Williams P’20 will serve four-year terms as corporate trustees. They join a dynamic and active board of alumni, parents, and friends of the College. Armando Bengochea joined the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2012...

Colby to Break Ground on All-New Athletic Complex

Colby will soon begin moving earth on the northwest corner of campus, setting in motion the largest single project in its history and positioning Colby to provide its community with first-rate athletic facilities across the board. The all-new athletic complex, slated to open in 2020, will be among the best Division III facilities in the...

Gift of $25 Million to Colby Creates New Model for Liberal Arts and Guarantees Global Experiences

With a $25-million gift, Colby College will guarantee global experiences to all students and facilitate multiple opportunities to prepare them for lifelong success. Thanks to the generosity of the Davis family and trustee of its charitable foundation, Andrew Davis ’85, LL.D. ’15, the College announces the creation of DavisConnects, a re-envisioning of the liberal arts...

Four Distinguished Individuals to be Honored at Colby Commencement; Vice President Joe Biden and Political Analyst Amy Walter to Speak

As it celebrates the Class of 2017 for successful completion of Colby’s rigorous course of study, the College will honor distinguished leaders at its 196th Commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 21, 2017. The 47th Vice President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden Jr., will deliver the commencement address, and political analyst Amy Walter, a 1991...

Colby Students Awarded Projects for Peace Grant to Explore Environmental Activism in China

Two Colby College sophomores have been awarded a prestigious Davis Projects for Peace grant to create a documentary about environmental activism in China—another example of how Colby students connect their liberal arts education to world challenges. Lijie (Reggie) Huang ’19 and Long Yung (Grace) Yu ’19 will spend this summer exploring the conflicts and challenges...

Business Leaders to Appear at Colby Entrepreneurship Expo

Students and future entrepreneurs from across Maine can learn about pitching a business idea, debunking startup myths, attracting capital, and many other fundamentals of business success during Colby College’s first ever Entrepreneurship Expo April 7 in the Diamond Building. What began as an annual pitch competition for Colby student teams has grown exponentially thanks to...

Marsden Hartley’s Maine Showcases American Master

Marsden Hartley’s Maine, on view at the Colby College Museum of Art July 8 through November 12, will showcase the American artist’s lifelong artistic engagement with his home state. The exhibition, the result of an unprecedented collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, offers a unique perspective on a celebrated painter. Organized by the Colby...

Colby to Host Maine Invasive Species Network Annual Meeting

Not every plant or critter in Maine’s forests, fields, and waters is beneficial to the state’s complex ecosystems. Later this month, Colby’s commitment to addressing environmental issues — including invasive species — will be highlighted when the College hosts the annual meeting of the Maine Invasive Species Network. Professionals from around the state will come...

Colby Museum Presents Work Of Chinese Master

  A groundbreaking exhibit of a modern Chinese master is drawing crowds at the Colby College Museum of Art. No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki is the first retrospective of the Sino-French artist’s work in the United States. It was on view at Asia Society in New York last fall to glowing reviews. The exhibit, according to...

Major Gift to Colby Establishes Lunder Institute For American Art

Colby today announced that it has received another gift of more than $100 million from Peter and Paula Lunder in support of the Colby College Museum of Art. The gift will add nearly 1,150 artworks to the museum’s collection and will launch the Lunder Institute for American Art, establishing Colby as the only liberal arts...

Colby Receives $2M Gift to Name Head Lacrosse Coaching Post

Colby College, known for its rich sports tradition and commitment to its scholar athletes, has received a $2-million gift to name its men’s lacrosse coaching position in memory of late coach Jack Sandler. Current head coach Guy Van Arsdale, who joined Colby last year from Jacksonville University, will be the first to hold the endowed...

Award-Winning Scholar Highlights MLK Day Events at Colby

Nationally recognized scholar Aldon Morris will be the keynote speaker as Colby commemorates the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with public events Jan. 11-24. Aldon Morris, professor of African-American studies and sociology at Northwestern University, whose recent book explores the social and political underpinnings of the civil rights movement and its...

Colby Tackles Climate Change with New Gift for Environment Lab

WATERVILLE, Maine — Colby College’s leadership on environmental issues got stronger this week with the announcement of a gift to support academic research, internships, and global experiences focused on environmental sustainability and climate change. The program is part of a larger plan to create funded opportunities for Colby students, giving them valuable tools to help...

Pathbreaking Educator Hired as Colby College’s Dean of Students

WATERVILLE, Maine—María Tucker, a visionary administrator and specialist in student leadership and outcomes, has been named dean of students at Colby College, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 announced today. “I am pleased for our Colby community that María has accepted the offer to become our new dean of students,” said Burrell-McRae. “Her passion,...

Dorros Professor of Chemistry Julie Millard Named AAAS Fellow

WATERVILLE, Maine–Julie Millard, an innovative and accomplished professor of chemistry at Colby, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Millard, a member of Colby’s faculty since 1991, is one of 37 fellows in the chemistry section and one of 391 total fellows to receive the prestigious distinction this year. An...