Colby Announces Commencement Weekend 2021 Plans

Colby College is pleased to announce that it will honor its Class of 2021 with in-person ceremonies May 22-23, 2021.  Commencement exercises will be held Sunday, May 23 at 10 a.m. when students will one by one cross the commencement stage, upholding a 200-year-old tradition. Each student will be allowed two guests to attend the...

Class of 2025 Admitted to Colby

Colby has offered admission to 1,279 students for the Class of 2025. Selections were made from the record-breaking 15,857 students who applied, representing the largest and most competitive applicant pool in the history of the College. This translates to an acceptance rate of 8 percent. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome this talented cohort...

Colby Receives $1.5M Gift to Support Key Initiatives in Arts and Athletics

Kate Lucier O’Neil ’85 and Ford E. O’Neil—a couple with a passion for enhancing the academic experience and life trajectories of Colby students—have made a $1.5-million gift to the College. In honor of their generosity, new spaces in the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center and the forthcoming Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts...

National Columnist Leonard Pitts to Receive Colby’s Lovejoy Award

In an ongoing effort to recognize individuals of our time who embody courageous journalism, Colby College today announced that it will honor Leonard Pitts Jr. with this year’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award. Leonard Pitts is an American commentator, journalist, and novelist. Currently writing for the Miami Herald, he is well known for his nationally syndicated...

Colby Names Deborah Shufrin New Chief Investment Officer

  Colby announced today that Deborah Shufrin has been named the College’s new chief investment officer. With responsibility for Colby’s $1-billion investment portfolio, she will oversee the College’s investment team and the strategic allocation of Colby’s investments, working closely with the College’s Board of Trustees Portfolio Investment Committee, Colby’s president, and its chief financial officer....

Three Exceptional Leaders Join Colby Board of Trustees

Colby College is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees. These individuals will bring to the board their unique expertise and perspectives in education, management, and national affairs, bolstering the College’s commitment to deliver a world-class education to an ever-more diverse student body and equip graduates with the...

Faculty Members Receive Promotion and Tenure

President David A. Greene, in consultation with the Committee on Promotion and Tenure and Provost and Dean of Faculty Margaret McFadden, and with the approval of the Board of Trustees, has recently promoted and awarded tenure to six faculty members. Those receiving tenure and a promotion from assistant professor to associate professor include Bradley Borthwick,...

Colby College Museum of Art Receives Collection of More Than 500 Photographs

  Colby College Museum of Art receives collection of more than 500 photographs, including works by Ansel Adams, James Van Der Zee, Dorothea Lange, Edward Steichen, and Lissette Solórzano   The Tsiaras Family Photography Collection, gift of Colby alumni Dr. William Tsiaras and Nancy Meyer Tsiaras, further solidifies Colby’s Museum as a leading destination for...
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Colby College’s Campaign Surpasses $563 Million from 22,500 Donors

WATERVILLE, Maine, December 7, 2020—Colby College’s Dare Northward fundraising campaign surpassed $563 million from 22,500 donors and positioned Colby within reach of its $750-million goal, the largest in liberal arts college history. In 2019-20 11,200 donors made $86 million in new commitments and provided $72 million in cash and assets, the third highest year-end total...

Multimillion-Dollar Gifts to Name New Home of Colby Ice Hockey the O’Neil | O’Donnell Forum

WATERVILLE, ME, Nov. 18, 2020—Colby College is thrilled to announce multimillion-dollar gifts from Trustees Jack O’Neil ’77 and Tim O’Donnell ’87 for the ice arena in Colby’s new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center. Their gifts will name the 38,650-square-foot ice arena the O’Neil | O’Donnell Forum and also name the venue’s rink in honor...

Colby College Poll Shows Statistical Dead Heat Between Collins and Gideon

With less than one week to go in possibly the country’s most hotly contested campaign – Maine’s United States Senate race – a new poll released today by Colby College found the two leading candidates to be nearly in a dead heat. The poll, which was developed and fielded by Colby College, showed that the...

Colby Opens New State-of-the-Art Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center

350,000-Square-Foot Building is the Most Advanced and Comprehensive NCAA D-III Facility in the Country   As part of its commitment to provide all students with the opportunity to lead healthy and active lifestyles, Colby College announced that it has opened its new Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center. The 350,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building is the most...

Colby Receives $101 Million From Harold Alfond Foundation

Gift Supports Two Transformative Initiatives   Colby College today announced that it has received a $101-million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation in support of two of Colby’s most important recent initiatives: the economic revitalization of downtown Waterville and the development of the most advanced D-III athletics and recreation center in the country. This is...

Colby Poll Shows Maine U.S. Senate Race Closer Than Recent Predictions

  Mainers Don’t Have a Second Choice; Impact of Ranked Choice is Negligible Poll Asks About Ginsburg Replacement and the Collins Vote A new poll of registered Maine voters released today by Colby College revealed that both of the high-profile statewide races are extremely tight.  The poll, which was developed and fielded by Colby College,...

Colby Poll Shows Maine Democrats in the Lead, for Now

The current speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, Democrat Sara Gideon, holds a five-point lead against her Republican opponent, four-term incumbent United States Senator Susan Collins, according to a poll conducted by researchers at Colby College. The new survey found that 44 percent of likely voters would support Gideon, 39 percent would vote for...