Alfond Foundation Supports Jewish Life at Colby

A gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation will support Jewish life at Colby. The Harold Alfond Foundation will contribute up to $700,000 to complete the endowment of a professorship in Jewish studies at Colby and to launch the Center for Small Town Jewish Life.” Read Colby Magazine coverage of the Center for Small Town Jewish Life...
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Colby College Names Daniel G. Lugo Vice President for College and Student Advancement

Daniel G. Lugo, currently vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., has been named vice president for College and student advancement at Colby College, President David A. Greene announced today. “Upon meeting Dan,” said President Greene, “it quickly became clear that he is an institutional...
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Colby Names Matthew T. Proto Next Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Matthew T. Proto, who leads Stanford University’s admissions marketing and communications efforts, has been named vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Colby College, President David A. Greene announced today. Proto’s appointment follows a national search conducted by Greene and a search committee of faculty, staff, and students. Proto will begin his...

Reid Named Inaugural William and Margaret Montgoris Assistant Professor in Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology Allecia Reid has been named the inaugural William and Margaret Montgoris Assistant Professor in Psychology. The named chair honors a faculty member for outstanding scholarship, and it provides additional resources for the professor’s academic initiatives and research. Reid, a member of the Colby faculty since 2013, is a social psychologist. Her...
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Colby Career Center Announces Partnership with Koru

The Colby Career Center has announced a new partnership to connect seniors and recent graduates with high-growth companies such as Amazon, LinkedIn, Yelp, REI, and Care.com. Through Koru, a Seattle-based company that helps students transition into the workforce, students pursue an intensive four-week immersion program that teaches them relevant career skills in a work setting....

Harvard’s Tim Wheaton Named Harold Alfond Director of Athletics

Following a national search, Provost and Dean of Faculty Lori G. Kletzer announced today the appointment of Tim Wheaton as the next Harold Alfond Director of Athletics at Colby. Wheaton comes from Harvard, where he served as a coach and administrator over the last 30 years. “We saw many qualified candidates,” said Kletzer. “Ultimately, Tim’s...
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Colby to Pilot New Citi Recruiting Program

This fall Citi selected Colby as the pilot institution for a new recruiting program geared toward small, selective colleges. The partnership is one of many internship and research opportunities developed for Colby students to allow them to gain valuable knowledge and career training before entering the full-time workforce. Based in New York City, the program...

Colby Announces 2014-15 Visiting Writers Series

Featuring finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award and winners of the Pushcart and Holmes National Poetry prizes, Colby College’s Visiting Writers Series once again brings acclaimed fiction writers, poets, and essayists to Waterville. Each reading takes place in the Robinson Room, Miller Library, with a book signing and reception following each evening...
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Colby Announces Inauguration Details, Honorary Degree Recipients

Colby College will inaugurate its 20th president, David A. Greene, in a formal ceremony Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. on the lawn of Miller Library. At the event, which is open to the public and will be streamed live, Greene will provide his first public address as president. Associated events on Friday, Sept....
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Lovejoy Award Goes to James Risen, Reporter and Author Facing Possible Jail Time

James Risen, an investigative reporter for the New York Times and an author who is currently under threat of incarceration for refusing to reveal his sources of information detailing a botched CIA operation dealing with Iran, will receive Colby College’s Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism Oct. 5 in Waterville, President David A. Greene announced. Risen...

Colby Names New Vice President and Secretary of the College

C. Andrew McGadney has been named vice president and secretary of the College, Colby College President David A. Greene announced July 21. McGadney will come from Clark University in Worcester, Mass., where he serves as vice president for university advancement, a position he has held for eight years. He worked previously at Wesleyan University. At...

Former Colby President William D. Adams Confirmed to Lead National Endowment for the Humanities

The United States Senate today confirmed former Colby College president William D. Adams as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. President Barack Obama nominated Adams in April to lead the nation’s cultural agency. “The endowment plays an enormously important role in the civic and cultural life of the United States,” said Adams, “and...

Meteorologist David Epstein Appointed Vice Chair of Colby College Alumni Council

Meteorologist, author, and educator David Epstein was recently appointed vice chair of the Alumni Council at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. A 1986 graduate of Colby, Epstein has been a member of the Alumni Council since 2006. As vice chair he will assume the position of chair July 1, 2015. “David has been a long-serving...

Colby to Hold 193rd Commencement May 25

Approximately 475 seniors will receive bachelor’s degrees at Colby’s 193rd Commencement, which begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25. Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, the first in his family to graduate from college and a champion of education reform, will deliver the commencement speech and receive an honorary degree. The Class of 2014 includes a...

Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Named 2014 Oak Human Rights Fellow

Clare Byarugaba, an award-winning Ugandan human rights defender who works for gay and lesbian rights in a country that recently criminalized homosexuality and the “aiding and abetting of homosexuality,” has been named the 2014 Oak human rights fellow at Colby College. Byarugaba is co-coordinator of the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law,...

Colby Students to Compete for $15,000 in Business Competition

Nine Colby students will make their case for $15,000 in business start-up funds at the annual Colby College Entrepreneurial Alliance business competition on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m., in Ostrove Auditorium in the Diamond Building. The aspiring entrepreneurs will pitch ideas that include connecting women in Kenya to fair-trade marketplaces and creating mobile platforms...
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Deval Patrick to Speak at Commencement

Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, a first-generation college student and champion of education reform, will deliver the commencement speech and receive an honorary degree at Colby’s 193rd Commencement on Sunday, May 25. Colby President William D. Adams, who will retire at the end of June, also will receive an honorary degree as is customary for...

Henry Luce Foundation Grant Aids Museum’s Exhibition of Permanent Collection

A $165,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation will help the Colby College Museum of Art reinstall its American art collection. Dynamic new exhibitions will be mounted as the museum transitions from the initial installation in the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion to subsequent exhibitions. “This generous grant will allow us to rethink the installation of our...

Colby Museum of Art Receives Major Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Colby College Museum of Art, which expanded in 2013 with the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, has received $600,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its role as a teaching museum. The grant will enhance curricular engagement between the museum and faculty, bolster collaborations with other museums, and implement seminars for faculty at Colby...

Major Gift Supports Financial Aid

An anonymous Colby alumnus who gave $2 million to the College for financial aid hopes his generosity will inspire others, President William D. Adams announced Dec. 17. The $2-million gift will allow Colby to increase the number of students who receive financial aid every year, furthering the College’s commitment to remain accessible to all qualified...