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Colby's Oldest Living Alum: Leonette Wishard '23

Leonette Wishard










“I was surprised to have so much fuss made on my 107th birthday,” said Leonette Wishard ’23, Colby’s oldest living alum, in her 2009 holiday letter. Wishard, pictured with President William D. Adams, still knits stocking caps for children, hosts AAUW book club meetings in her apartment, and attends a balance exercise class. A resident of Bridgeport, Conn., she takes advantage of programs and trips offered at her retirement home and even kept her two great-great-grandsons for an overnighter in her apartment.