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...

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...

Colby Expands Access to Cutting-Edge Science Through Establishment of Linde Packman Lab for Biosciences Innovation

Programs supported by gift will create pipeline for the next generation of scientific leaders Colby College has received a major contribution to support programs that will prepare the next generation of innovators in the sciences through funded experiences at renowned partner institutions on the leading edge of discovery. The initiatives funded by Karen Linde Packman...

Colby Opens Mixed-Use Residential and Retail Facility on Main Street in Downtown Waterville

The 100,000-square-foot complex is the first College-owned residence downtown since Colby’s move to Mayflower Hill in the mid-20th century Marking an important moment in the history of Colby College and the City of Waterville, the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons, housing 200 students, faculty, and staff, opened this month in downtown Waterville. Part...

Colby Names Elizabeth Jabar to Lead Civic Engagement Program

Elizabeth Jabar, an artist and educator who helped create a public engagement curriculum  at Maine College of Art in Portland, has been named director of civic engagement and community partnerships at Colby College. In this new role, Jabar will work with professors, students, and local organizations to integrate projects with Colby’s academic programs. Civic engagement...

Colby Names Notre Dame’s Jesse Woods as Head Baseball Coach

A Notre Dame coach has been named the next head baseball coach at Colby, College officials announced today. Jesse Woods has coached at the NCAA Division I and III levels, first as an assistant at Wheaton College, then at Boston College, and for the past eight years at the University of Notre Dame. “Jesse quickly rose...

Colby College Board of Trustees Elects Five New Members

Colby College has announced the addition of five dynamic individuals who recently joined its Board of Trustees. Three corporate trustees and two alumni trustees bring new perspective and expertise to the College’s board. Corporate trustees Miguel Leff ’98, Carl “Chip” Smith ’91, and Laura Ward P’19, ’22 will serve four-year terms while alumni trustees Nancy...

Colby College Museum of Art to Acquire Jackson Pollock’s Composition With Masked Forms

Masterpiece of American Modernism Will Be a Linchpin of Colby’s Collection The Colby College Museum of Art is pleased to announce the major acquisition of Jackson Pollock’s Composition with Masked Forms (1941), a critical painting that reflects a watershed moment in the artist’s stylistic transition to Abstract Expressionism. It is the first major work by Pollock...

Lunder Institute Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Support Inaugural Programming

Colby College has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Colby Museum’s Lunder Institute for American Art and its inaugural programming. The award will add depth to the institute’s programs, which have already made an impact on Colby students and faculty, Waterville school children, and visiting artists. In...

Free Wireless Will Make Waterville’s Downtown Among Most Connected in Maine

Through a partnership between Colby College and the Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC), Waterville will soon have free wireless in public spaces downtown, making access to the Internet available to all. The investment is designed to support local businesses and attract new ones, enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors to downtown, and...

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,...