Colby College Board of Trustees Elects Five New Members

Colby College has announced the addition of five dynamic individuals who recently joined its Board of Trustees. Three corporate trustees and two alumni trustees bring new perspective and expertise to the College’s board. Corporate trustees Miguel Leff ’98, Carl “Chip” Smith ’91, and Laura Ward P’19, ’22 will serve four-year terms while alumni trustees Nancy...

Colby College Museum of Art to Acquire Jackson Pollock’s Composition With Masked Forms

Masterpiece of American Modernism Will Be a Linchpin of Colby’s Collection The Colby College Museum of Art is pleased to announce the major acquisition of Jackson Pollock’s Composition with Masked Forms (1941), a critical painting that reflects a watershed moment in the artist’s stylistic transition to Abstract Expressionism. It is the first major work by Pollock...

Lunder Institute Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Support Inaugural Programming

Colby College has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Colby Museum’s Lunder Institute for American Art and its inaugural programming. The award will add depth to the institute’s programs, which have already made an impact on Colby students and faculty, Waterville school children, and visiting artists. In...

Free Wireless Will Make Waterville’s Downtown Among Most Connected in Maine

Through a partnership between Colby College and the Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC), Waterville will soon have free wireless in public spaces downtown, making access to the Internet available to all. The investment is designed to support local businesses and attract new ones, enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors to downtown, and...

Colby College to Receive $2.5 Million to Support Financial Aid for Maine Students

A significant new gift to Colby College will go entirely to support financial aid for students from Maine, the College announced April 19. The $2.5-million commitment from Steve Ford ’68, P’05 and Mary Ford P’05 is only the most recent support that Ford, a native of Gardiner, Maine, has provided to Maine students at Colby,...

Colby Appoints Theaster Gates as its Inaugural Distinguished Visiting Artist and Director of Artist Initiatives at the Lunder Institute For American Art

Three-Year Appointment Will Provide Opportunity for Gates to Convene Creative Minds and Advance His Practice, Culminating with a Major Exhibition of his Work at the Colby Museum of Art in 2021 Colby College today announced the appointment of one of the most admired, influential, and innovative figures on the contemporary scene, Theaster Gates, as the...

Four Distinguished Individuals to be Honored at Colby Commencement; U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Artist Theaster Gates to Speak

Journalist Rebecca Corbett and Harold Alfond Foundation Chairman Gregory Powell will also receive honorary degrees As Colby College celebrates the accomplishments of its 2018 graduating class, it will honor four accomplished individuals for their important contributions to society and culture. U.S. Senator Susan Collins, LL.D.’14 (R-ME) will deliver the commencement address May 27, and renowned...

Colby Secures $2-Million Commitment for Contemporary Gallery in Downtown Arts Center

Through the generosity of longtime supporter and great friend of Colby College Trustee Emeritus Paul J. Schupf, LL.D. ’06, the Colby College Museum of Art will expand into downtown Waterville, offering the community and visitors a chance to engage with spectacular works in a vibrant setting. The contemporary gallery will be named in his honor....

Spectacular Set of German Expressionist Prints Given to Colby Museum

The Colby College Museum of Art has acquired a significant collection of German Expressionist prints, the gift of Norma Boom Marin. The remarkable gift of 28 prints, many of them brilliant or rare impressions, will make its first public appearance at Colby later this year. Marin, widow of John Marin Jr. and daughter-in-law of the...

Colby Appoints Maine State Police Chief Robert Williams Next Director of Security

Robert A. Williams, head of the Maine State Police for the past seven years, has been named director of security at Colby College. His appointment follows an extensive national search. In his 33 years in law enforcement, Williams rose through the ranks, from trooper to ultimately being nominated by Governor Paul LePage to become colonel...

Poet, Visionary Richard Blanco to Be Artist in Residence at Colby’s Lunder Institute

Acclaimed poet and artistic visionary Richard Blanco, whose stirring words celebrated the 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama and whose creative spirit has been recognized around the world, will be in residence at the Colby College Lunder Institute for American Art starting this month. Blanco, the spring-semester artist in residence for the institute’s inaugural year,...

Community Space, Speaker Series Supported by $1-Million Chace Family Gift

Adding to a decades-long family commitment to the revitalization of historic areas, Colby alumnus and parent Malcolm Chace has made a major commitment to Colby in support of a stunning feature in the College’s new student residence complex in downtown Waterville. The Chace Community Forum—an intentionally integrated civic and institutional space—will enhance the ways Colby,...

Center for Small Town Jewish Life Receives Prestigious Grant

Colby College’s Center for Small Town Jewish Life, which provides educational and cultural programs aimed at invigorating Jewish life in Maine communities, has been awarded a prestigious Signature Grant from the Covenant Foundation. The three-year award of $149,693 will be used by the center to enhance its year-round training and mentorship programs, rabbinical internships, leadership...

Game Time: Iconic Sports Photographer’s Work on View at Colby

From baselines and sidelines, courtsides and ringsides, Walter Iooss has captured the angles and action of sports for more than 50 years. His photos of some of the biggest sporting events and most accomplished athletes of all time have shaped our vision of what sports looks and feels like. Now a selection of his best...

Colby Expands Commitment to Access, Adds New Financial Tool for Students and Families

As part of its commitment to ensuring the most talented students from all backgrounds have access to the best possible education, today Colby College launched MyinTuition, a tool designed to assist families in understanding their estimated cost to attend the College. This benefits all families, but may be especially useful to those for whom the...

Colby Names Cosgrove New Head Football Coach

WATERVILLE, Maine — Jack Cosgrove, the winningest coach in University of Maine football history, is bringing his passion and skills to Colby College as the new head football coach, the College announced Dec. 29.Cosgrove, head coach of the Black Bears for 23 years, takes over at Colby on January 8. “Jack’s extensive experience, energy, and proven...

Stephen Cummings Joins Colby College Board of Trustees

Stephen Cummings ’77, chief executive officer for the Americas and president and CEO of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation (MUAH), and of MUFG Union Bank (MUB), has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Colby College. He was the first American to serve as president and CEO of MUFG Union Bank, N.A., having been named to that...

Colby Launches Historic Campaign to Support Transformational Education, Innovative Initiatives

Colby College launched the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken by a liberal arts college Friday, as College leaders announced they had already raised $383 million toward a $750-million goal. The campaign, now entering its public phase after just one year of a leadership phase, will position Colby to continue to redefine the liberal arts, offering...