There were competing notions of success in Jeronimo Maradiaga's life: a high school diploma, a job, and a paycheck to help support his family versus years of college and professional school to achieve personal and intellectual goals
There were competing notions of success in Jeronimo Maradiaga's life: a high school diploma, a job, and a paycheck to help support his family versus years of college and professional school to achieve personal and intellectual goals.
By now, many of you will have read this issue’s cover story on Jeronimo Maradiaga ’09J, a remarkable guy who overcame tremendous odds to graduate from Colby and win a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. I’d like to draw a bit more attention to the other notable people in the story.
Maradiaga would be the first person to tell you he didn’t succeed on his own. He had a high school teacher in the Bronx, Jessica Goring, who recognized his abilities and nurtured them, and a mentor, Ian Rice, at a New York nonprofit, who did the same. Maradiaga had professors and... Read more »
Matthew P. Murphy ’87 (“The Boatbuilders”) is editor of the Brooklin, Maine, based WoodenBoat, an internationally circulated magazine for wooden-boat owners, builders, and designers. He is author of Glass Plates and Wooden Boats, a compendium of early-19th-century marine photography. When not writing about boats, he can be found maintaining and sailing them. He lives with his wife, Holly, in Penobscot, Maine.
Lauren Pongan ’09 ("A Healing Touch”) was an English major and editorial assistant for Colby. Originally from Pennsylvania, she has written for Maine Women and Port City Life magazines. As this issue went to press, Pongan was traveling in Colombia with plans to return to Portland, Maine.
G. Calvin Mackenzie (“The Digital Revolution Hits Home—or Does It?”) is the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of Government at Colby. With colleague Robert Weisbrot (history), Mackenzie is coauthor of The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2008. Mackenzie has taught at Colby since 1978.