Colby College to Receive $2.5 Million to Support Financial Aid for Maine Students

A significant new gift to Colby College will go entirely to support financial aid for students from Maine, the College announced April 19. The $2.5-million commitment from Steve Ford ’68, P’05 and Mary Ford P’05 is only the most recent support that Ford, a native of Gardiner, Maine, has provided to Maine students at Colby,...

Colby Appoints Theaster Gates as its Inaugural Distinguished Visiting Artist and Director of Artist Initiatives at the Lunder Institute For American Art

Three-Year Appointment Will Provide Opportunity for Gates to Convene Creative Minds and Advance His Practice, Culminating with a Major Exhibition of his Work at the Colby Museum of Art in 2021 Colby College today announced the appointment of one of the most admired, influential, and innovative figures on the contemporary scene, Theaster Gates, as the...

Four Distinguished Individuals to be Honored at Colby Commencement; U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Artist Theaster Gates to Speak

Journalist Rebecca Corbett and Harold Alfond Foundation Chairman Gregory Powell will also receive honorary degrees As Colby College celebrates the accomplishments of its 2018 graduating class, it will honor four accomplished individuals for their important contributions to society and culture. U.S. Senator Susan Collins, LL.D.’14 (R-ME) will deliver the commencement address May 27, and renowned...

Colby Secures $2-Million Commitment for Contemporary Gallery in Downtown Arts Center

Through the generosity of longtime supporter and great friend of Colby College Trustee Emeritus Paul J. Schupf, LL.D. ’06, the Colby College Museum of Art will expand into downtown Waterville, offering the community and visitors a chance to engage with spectacular works in a vibrant setting. The contemporary gallery will be named in his honor....

Spectacular Set of German Expressionist Prints Given to Colby Museum

The Colby College Museum of Art has acquired a significant collection of German Expressionist prints, the gift of Norma Boom Marin. The remarkable gift of 28 prints, many of them brilliant or rare impressions, will make its first public appearance at Colby later this year. Marin, widow of John Marin Jr. and daughter-in-law of the...

Colby Appoints Maine State Police Chief Robert Williams Next Director of Security

Robert A. Williams, head of the Maine State Police for the past seven years, has been named director of security at Colby College. His appointment follows an extensive national search. In his 33 years in law enforcement, Williams rose through the ranks, from trooper to ultimately being nominated by Governor Paul LePage to become colonel...

Poet, Visionary Richard Blanco to Be Artist in Residence at Colby’s Lunder Institute

Acclaimed poet and artistic visionary Richard Blanco, whose stirring words celebrated the 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama and whose creative spirit has been recognized around the world, will be in residence at the Colby College Lunder Institute for American Art starting this month. Blanco, the spring-semester artist in residence for the institute’s inaugural year,...

Community Space, Speaker Series Supported by $1-Million Chace Family Gift

Adding to a decades-long family commitment to the revitalization of historic areas, Colby alumnus and parent Malcolm Chace has made a major commitment to Colby in support of a stunning feature in the College’s new student residence complex in downtown Waterville. The Chace Community Forum—an intentionally integrated civic and institutional space—will enhance the ways Colby,...

Center for Small Town Jewish Life Receives Prestigious Grant

Colby College’s Center for Small Town Jewish Life, which provides educational and cultural programs aimed at invigorating Jewish life in Maine communities, has been awarded a prestigious Signature Grant from the Covenant Foundation. The three-year award of $149,693 will be used by the center to enhance its year-round training and mentorship programs, rabbinical internships, leadership...

Game Time: Iconic Sports Photographer’s Work on View at Colby

From baselines and sidelines, courtsides and ringsides, Walter Iooss has captured the angles and action of sports for more than 50 years. His photos of some of the biggest sporting events and most accomplished athletes of all time have shaped our vision of what sports looks and feels like. Now a selection of his best...

Colby Expands Commitment to Access, Adds New Financial Tool for Students and Families

As part of its commitment to ensuring the most talented students from all backgrounds have access to the best possible education, today Colby College launched MyinTuition, a tool designed to assist families in understanding their estimated cost to attend the College. This benefits all families, but may be especially useful to those for whom the...

Colby Names Cosgrove New Head Football Coach

WATERVILLE, Maine — Jack Cosgrove, the winningest coach in University of Maine football history, is bringing his passion and skills to Colby College as the new head football coach, the College announced Dec. 29.Cosgrove, head coach of the Black Bears for 23 years, takes over at Colby on January 8. “Jack’s extensive experience, energy, and proven...

Stephen Cummings Joins Colby College Board of Trustees

Stephen Cummings ’77, chief executive officer for the Americas and president and CEO of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation (MUAH), and of MUFG Union Bank (MUB), has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Colby College. He was the first American to serve as president and CEO of MUFG Union Bank, N.A., having been named to that...

Colby Launches Historic Campaign to Support Transformational Education, Innovative Initiatives

Colby College launched the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken by a liberal arts college Friday, as College leaders announced they had already raised $383 million toward a $750-million goal. The campaign, now entering its public phase after just one year of a leadership phase, will position Colby to continue to redefine the liberal arts, offering...

Colby Acquires Historic World Series Collection

In 1943, baseball World Series programs featured cover photos of soldiers and sailors overseas listening to baseball games. In the 1968 series, Cardinals’ center fielder Curt Flood was blamed for a misplayed ball but went on to change the game forever with his campaign for player free agency. And in 2004, the Cardinals’ loss seemed inevitable...

Community Invited to Celebrate Major Milestones in Main Street Development

Colby College and its Waterville partners invite the community to celebrate the completed renovation of a new technology center and major progress on its mixed-use development at 150 Main Street. Community leaders will join College officials to sign the last beam to be hoisted onto that structure, symbolizing the building as a hub for civic...

Internationally Renowned Artist Theaster Gates to Launch Lunder Institute at Colby College

Theaster Gates, an acclaimed social practice installation artist, will hold the first residency at the Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College, officially opening the institute as its inaugural speaker Sept. 19. Gates, who revitalizes neighborhoods by combining art and urban planning, will engage with Colby students in their classes. Inspired by Gates’s innovative...

ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis to Receive 2017 Lovejoy Award

Alec MacGillis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter known for his deep reporting on social issues and public policy, will be honored with Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism. MacGillis, who reports for ProPublica, will deliver the 2017 Lovejoy Convocation address at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in Colby’s Lorimer Chapel, and receive an...

Outdoor Competition Center at Colby Crowned With New Fields

New and returning Colby College students will be greeted this week by the sight of three gleaming new varsity athletic fields, completing a new, 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that is among the finest in the NCAA’s Division III. The new fields also represent the first complete phase of Colby’s planned new athletic complex and a...

Noted American-Studies Scholar to Lead Faculty at Colby

An acclaimed scholar of American studies with a notable commitment to an inclusive academic environment is now provost and dean of faculty at Colby College. Margaret T. McFadden served as associate provost last year. “Margaret is an extraordinary intellectual and has been an influential teacher to a generation of Colby students,” said President David A....