Reunion 2011 Events, June 2-5

Colby will hold Reunion Weekend 2011 June 2-5, when graduates, families, and friends of the college—some 1,200 visitors from around the country and as far away as the People’s Republic of China—are expected in Waterville.

Passion and Playfulness at Commencement 2011

From watching a meteor shower at 3 a.m. to creating a market for bags made by Cambodian women with HIV/AIDS, Colby's Class of 2011 balanced playfulness with intellectual gravitas and passion to make the world better, said commencement speaker Rajiv Shah, administrator of USAID and class speaker Aleah Starr '11 at the May 22 commencement.

Colby to Hold 190th Commencement May 22

The leader of the United States Agency for International Development, Administrator Rajiv Shah, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 190th commencement ceremonies on May 22. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn of Miller Library on Colby’s campus in Waterville.

Rajiv Shah, Head of USAID, Is Commencement Speaker

The leader of the United States Agency for International Development, Administrator Rajiv Shah, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Colby's 190th commencement ceremonies on May 22.

Dutton Named Development VP

Deborah Dutton is the new vice president for development and alumni relations at Colby College, President William D. Adams announced Monday, Feb. 14.

Biomass Plant Under Construction at Colby

Colby College has begun construction on a new biomass plant that will replace about 1 million gallons of heating fuel with about 22 thousand tons of locally sourced wood chips and forest waste annually.

Colby Names VP and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Teresa E. Cowdrey has been named vice president and dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Colby, President William D. Adams announced Dec. 14. She will join the Colby administration at the end of the academic year. 

Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg to Deliver 2010 Mitchell Lecture at Colby College

Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg, the principal deputy to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will deliver the 2010 Senator George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture at Colby College October 21. The lecture, titled American Leadership and International Cooperation: A Strategy for the 21st Century, will begin at 7 p.m. in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, on the Waterville campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Bigelow Laboratory and Colby College Form Strategic Partnership

WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME – Bigelow Laboratory and Colby College have entered a strategic partnership that will expand educational and research opportunities in marine sciences for Bigelow's scientists and for Colby students and faculty, Colby President William D. Adams and Bigelow Laboratory Executive Director Graham Shimmield announced today.

Colby Exceeds $370-Million Campaign Goal with Gift for Museum Expansion

Colby College exceeded its $370-million capital campaign goal June 30, raising a total of $376-million in the largest fundraising campaign in Maine's history. The Reaching the World Campaign, begun in 2005 under Colby President William D. Adams, was mounted to support financial aid, facilities, and the academic experience.

Class of 2010, 477 Strong, Graduates

“What unites us as humans is far more powerful and important than what divides us,” Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith A. McHale told graduates of Colby at the College's 189th Commencement Sunday, May 23. “From Waterville to Moscow to Islamabad, people everywhere share the same aspirations for their families and communities.”

Colby College 189th Commencement, Sunday, May 23

Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and former president of Discovery Communications Judith A. McHale will deliver the commencement address at Colby's 189th Commencement Sunday, May 23. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn of Miller Library on Colby's campus in Waterville.

Colby Announces February Events

Colby College is pleased to announce the following events in February. All and free (except where noted) and open to the public.

Colby Announces December Events

Colby College is pleased to announce the following events in December. All are open to the public and free.

Colby Names New Dean of Faculty

Lori G. Kletzer, a professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Colby College, President William D. Adams announced Nov. 9.

Colby Announces November Events

Colby College is pleased to announce the following events in November. All are open to the public and free.