Multimillion-Dollar Gifts to Name New Home of Colby Ice Hockey the O’Neil | O’Donnell Forum

WATERVILLE, ME, Nov. 18, 2020—Colby College is thrilled to announce multimillion-dollar gifts from Trustees Jack O’Neil ’77 and Tim O’Donnell ’87 for the ice arena in Colby’s new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center. Their gifts will name the 38,650-square-foot ice arena the O’Neil | O’Donnell Forum and also name the venue’s rink in honor...

Colby College Poll Shows Statistical Dead Heat Between Collins and Gideon

With less than one week to go in possibly the country’s most hotly contested campaign – Maine’s United States Senate race – a new poll released today by Colby College found the two leading candidates to be nearly in a dead heat. The poll, which was developed and fielded by Colby College, showed that the...

Colby Opens New State-of-the-Art Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

350,000-Square-Foot Building is the Most Advanced and Comprehensive NCAA D-III Facility in the Country   As part of its commitment to provide all students with the opportunity to lead healthy and active lifestyles, Colby College announced that it has opened its new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center. The 350,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building is the most...

Colby Receives $101 Million From Harold Alfond Foundation

Gift Supports Two Transformative Initiatives   Colby College today announced that it has received a $101-million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation in support of two of Colby’s most important recent initiatives: the economic revitalization of downtown Waterville and the development of the most advanced D-III athletics and recreation center in the country. This is...

Colby Poll Shows Maine U.S. Senate Race Closer Than Recent Predictions

  Mainers Don’t Have a Second Choice; Impact of Ranked Choice is Negligible Poll Asks About Ginsburg Replacement and the Collins Vote A new poll of registered Maine voters released today by Colby College revealed that both of the high-profile statewide races are extremely tight.  The poll, which was developed and fielded by Colby College,...

Colby Poll Shows Maine Democrats in the Lead, for Now

The current speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, Democrat Sara Gideon, holds a five-point lead against her Republican opponent, four-term incumbent United States Senator Susan Collins, according to a poll conducted by researchers at Colby College. The new survey found that 44 percent of likely voters would support Gideon, 39 percent would vote for...

Colby Starts Construction for New Arts Collaborative in Downtown Waterville

Colby College today announced that renovations and construction for the new arts collaborative at 14-20 Main Street will begin this week. The $6.5-million project, which is part of an overarching plan to leverage the arts to help drive the resurgence of downtown Waterville, is expected to be completed by April 2021. Peter H. Lunder ’56,...

Colby Launches Campaign To Find Jobs For Every Graduating Senior

To counter the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the current job market, Colby College today announced the launch of Pay It Northward, a daring and strategic campaign focused on securing postgraduate opportunities for every member in its current senior class. Of Colby’s approximately 500 students who will graduate at the end May, 200...

Colby Names Eric Harlow Head Coach of Alpine Skiing

Eric Harlow, director of alpine programs at Sugar Bowl Academy located in Lake Tahoe, has been named the new head coach of Colby men’s and women’s alpine skiing. In his more than 20 years of coaching elite athletes, he has developed and led teams and individuals who have consistently excelled at junior levels, top-ranked NCAA...

Colby Receives $16-Million Gift to Advance Major Initiatives

Colby College today announced that it has received a $16-million gift from Trustee Marieke Rothschild P’16 and her husband, Jeff Rothschild P’16, in support of three of the College’s highest priorities: financial aid, the arts, and health and wellness. “This is a magical gift,” said President David A. Greene. “It accelerates the implementation of initiatives...

Colby Poll Shows Statistical Dead Heat in Maine’s U.S. Senate Race

Impeachment Vote Resonates Negatively with Voters Sanders Leads in Democratic Primary; Biden Fourth In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal, a new poll of registered Maine voters by Colby College revealed a statistical dead heat between four-term Republican incumbent United States Senator Susan Collins and the leading Democratic front-runner, Sara Gideon, the current...

Colby to Create New Arts Collaborative in Downtown Waterville

Major Gift Will Turn Buildings into a One-of-a-Kind Space for Central Maine Building on Waterville’s momentum as a dynamic arts and cultural destination, Colby College today announced that it has received a $3-million gift from Peter H. Lunder ’56, D.F.A. ’98 and Life Trustee Paula Crane Lunder, D.F.A. ’98 through the Lunder Foundation to develop...

Major Gift Supports Colby’s Civic Engagement Initiative

To further integrate civic engagement into the curriculum and community, Colby College has received a major campaign commitment that will endow the College’s director of civic engagement and community partnerships position. The endowment, which will create the Lawry Family Director of Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships, is made possible through the generosity of Colby Trustee...

Maine Restaurateurs Expand to Waterville

New American Chop House to Open on Main Street Andrew and Briana Volk and Colby College today announced that the Volks will open a new restaurant in the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons on Main Street, Waterville. The restaurant, to be called Verna’s All Day, builds on growing momentum that is making Waterville...

Major Gift Creates a New Arts “Hub” For Waterville

To help advance downtown Waterville’s identity as a cultural destination, Colby College has received a $1-million commitment from Mark W. Hubbert ’79 to name “The Hub,” a dynamic new space at the planned Paul J. Schupf Art Center on Main Street. Serving as a place for the community to come together and connect, The Hub...

Maine-Based Chocolatier Expands to Waterville

New Retail Shop Will Play a Key Role in Building a Vibrant Downtown Colby College and Bixby & Co., a chocolate-confections manufacturer based in Rockland, Maine, today announced that Bixby will open a new retail shop and café in Colby’s building at 173 Main Street, Waterville. The new business is another significant development in the...

Colby Announces New Financial Aid Policy

More Families Now Eligible for $0 Contribution To continue its commitment to identifying and supporting talented students from all socioeconomic backgrounds, Colby College announced it has expanded its financial aid policy so families with a total household income of $65,000 and typical assets will now have a parent or guardian contribution of $0. The policy,...