Colby Head Football Position Named for Legendary Coach Dick McGee

  To honor a legendary coach who had an exceptional impact on the campus community, Colby College announced that it will name the football team’s top coaching position the Dick McGee Head Coach for Colby Football. A $2-million endowment was raised by a large group of former players to create the seventh permanently endowed position...

Colby Establishes O’Hanian-Szostak Fellows for Civic Leadership

  To help expand its programs to further integrate civic engagement into the curriculum and community, Colby College has received a major campaign commitment to establish the O’Hanian-Szostak Fellows for Civic Leadership. As Colby’s first fund specifically for select student leaders with a significant commitment to civic responsibility, the O’Hanian-Szostak Fellows for Civic Leadership is...

Colby Names New Head of Athletics

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Commander to Lead Opening of College’s State-of-the-Art Facility To continue to elevate its athletic activities and build a premier Division III program, Colby College announced today that Mike Wisecup has been named vice president and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics. Currently serving as Colby’s vice president for strategic initiatives, Wisecup also served...

Colby College Releases Economic Impact Report

Independent Study Shows Partnerships and Investments Are Bucking Statewide Trends To help quantify the impact of its significant investments in Waterville, the region, and the state of Maine, Colby College initiated an independent economic analysis, the results of which it announced today. The study assesses the total economic impact of Colby over the last five...

Diamond Family Funds New Position to Integrate the Arts at Colby College and in Waterville

Through the generosity of the Diamond family—Trustee Robert E. Diamond ’73, P’12, Jennifer Diamond P’12, and Charles Diamond ’12—Colby College is establishing the Diamond Family Director of the Arts to integrate new and emerging arts programming on campus and in the local community, further establishing Colby and Waterville as vibrant destinations for the arts. As...

Colby College’s Lovejoy Award to Honor Journalists Killed in 2018

The memory of Colby alumnus Elijah Parish Lovejoy, America’s first martyr to freedom of the press, will serve to honor the journalists who lost their lives in 2018 as they strove to bring light to some of the most important issues of our time. The special 2019 Lovejoy Award, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m.in Colby’s...

Colby Establishes Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence Program in Creative Writing

Colby College has announced the launch of a new writer-in-residence program that will bring accomplished writers to campus to support their work, allow them the opportunity to teach and engage with students, and offer public readings and lectures. This program builds on Colby’s strengths in the literary arts and humanities and the College’s long tradition...

Colby Partners with Maine Institutions to Attract $20-Million National Science Foundation Research Grant

Colby College has partnered with other Maine scientific institutions to attract $20 million in research funding to use environmental DNA in the study of lake and ocean water. The National Science Foundation grant, through the EPSCoR program, funds Colby faculty to pursue cutting-edge research using environmental DNA (eDNA)—genetic material that organisms leave behind in the...

Colby Alumni Rally to Name Position for Legendary Basketball Coach Dick Whitmore

Colby College announced today the naming of the Richard L. Whitmore Jr. Head Coach for Colby Men’s Basketball in honor of the legendary coach who led the team to 637 wins in his 40-year career. Former players raised $2.1 million to endow the position in his name. Whitmore, who retired in 2011, ranks seventh all-time among...

Colby College Names Chenel Harris-Smith New Head Women’s Basketball Coach

A standout collegiate coach and decorated student athlete at Kent State has been named the new head coach of Colby women’s basketball. Chenel Harris-Smith comes to Colby from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was associate head coach. “We are thrilled to welcome Coach Harris-Smith and her family to Colby,” said Jake Olkkola,...

Water Activist Named 2019 Oak Human Rights Fellow at Colby College

Moroccan anthropologist and activist Jamila Bargach has been named the 2019 Oak Human Rights Fellow at Colby College. Bargach is cofounder and director of Dar Si Hmad, a nonprofit that runs the world’s largest fog-collection project on Morocco’s Mount Boutmezguida. Her work is tied to this year’s Oak Institute theme: water. “It is very impressive...

Colby College Prepares to Build Downtown Hotel: The Lockwood Hotel

Colby College is preparing to begin construction of a hotel on Main Street, to be called The Lockwood Hotel, drawing on Waterville’s rich history of industry and innovation and signaling the strength of the city’s future. The Lockwood Mills complex, located across Spring Street from the site of the new hotel, was the first major...

Colby College to Receive $2-Million Gift from Colby Parent, Trustee

The commitment, from Rick McVey, will support the creation of a multidisciplinary data science initiative and the College’s championship women’s lacrosse team A $2-million commitment to Colby College is enabling the launch of a new initiative that will integrate data science into the curriculum across the disciplines, from social and natural sciences to the humanities....

Colby College to Receive $2-Million Gift from Colby Parent, Trustee

The commitment, from Rick McVey, will support the creation of a multidisciplinary data science initiative and the College’s championship women’s lacrosse team A $2-million commitment to Colby College is enabling the launch of a new initiative that will integrate data science into the curriculum across the disciplines, from social and natural sciences to the humanities....

Colby Admits Class of 2023

Colby has offered admission to 1,295 students for the Class of 2023. They were selected from a total applicant pool of 13,584. “The quality and competitiveness of this year’s applicant pool made selecting the Class of 2023 especially challenging,” said Director of Admissions Randi Arsenault. “The students we admitted will bring an exceptional diversity of...

Colby College Announces Architect and Operator of Forthcoming Downtown Hotel

Plans for Colby College’s hotel in downtown Waterville are moving forward with two leaders in hotel design and management. Nationally ranked architecture and interiors firm Baskervill is designing the new building, which will be located on the south end of Main Street. With more than 120 years of experience, the firm is one of the...

New Middle-Income Financial Aid Program Makes Colby Among Most Affordable Colleges in the Country

With the announcement of a new financial aid fund that caps middle-income families’ parent/guardian contribution—added to an existing program that eliminates the parent contribution for families earning $60,000 or less (with assets typical of that income range)—Colby College has become one of the most affordable colleges in the country for approximately 85 percent of American...

Colby Announces New Financial Aid Fund for Middle-Income Families

Through one of the largest gifts toward financial aid in its history, Colby College has created a new fund aimed at making it more affordable to middle-income families. The Fair Shot Fund will ensure that talented students from families in the middle-income brackets will have access to Colby’s extraordinary educational opportunities by capping the parent/guardian...

Lunder Institute Names Torkwase Dyson as Fall 2018 Visiting Artist

Torkwase Dyson, a painter whose explorations of visibility, environment, science, and migration have particular resonance at this moment in history, is the fall 2018 visiting artist at the Lunder Institute for American Art. She is also showing a new body of site-specific work in the exhibition Nautical Dusk, on view through Jan. 6, 2019, at the Colby College Museum of Art. During her Lunder Institute tenure, Dyson...