A generous gift from Trustees Jack O’Neill ’77 and Tim O’Donnell ’87 will name the venue’s rink in honor of legendary Colby hockey coach and Hockey Hall of Famer Jack Kelley. “This facility will serve the students of Colby and—equally important—it will serve Waterville residents for decades to come,” said O’Donnell. “Colby ice hockey, both women’s and men’s, has always brought the community together, and the Forum builds on that proud tradition.”
The Wall Street Journal featured Colby’s Pay It Northward initiative in a story about young job seekers tapping alumni networks. The article references how “almost 700 alumni and parents came forward” to help this year’s graduates, and highlights the great success of the campaign for both students and employers.