AB11_0659aWelcome calls to new families

Colby parents are invited to make personal phone calls to the parents of incoming first-year students and welcome them to the Colby community. Known as the Parent Welcome Committee, volunteer callers answer questions about the College and provide valuable insight into the Mayflower Hill experience. The  goal is to create an ongoing dialogue among parents and, in turn, build a stronger, more vibrant parent community. A list of no more than 10 new families, FAQs, and call instructions are provided to volunteers by early June. Volunteers call new families during June and July. If you would like to volunteer to make welcome calls, please contact Codi Riley, Parent Giving and Programs Coordinator (cariley@colby.edu) or by calling the Office of Parent Programs at 207-859-4321.

Career Center

Parents are valuable resources for the Career Center, forwarding employment opportunities and information about entry-level job positions to the College, mentoring students in their places of work, and sharing valuable career advice with students and young alumni. The Career Center’s Colby Connect program engages students and connects them to fellowships, internships, job shadowing, and employment opportunities and prepares them for graduate study. In addition the Career Center welcomes parent participation in career symposia on and off campus.

Parents Executive Committee

The Parents Executive Committee (PEC) is a group of Colby parents who play a leadership role in the life of the Colby community through participation, service, and financial support. For more information, please contact Julie Hall Williams, Interim Director of Parent Giving and Programs (jhwillia@colby.edu).

Colby Fund for Parents

As parents and guardians, you have a unique opportunity to provide gifts that powerfully reaffirm the ideals at the heart of Colby’s mission. Your support also helps provide every student with outstanding facilities in which to learn and grow, and helps make certain that deserving students have access to a world-class education. Every size gift matters. Indeed, roughly one-third of annual donations to the College come from parents. Nearly half of all current parents and a majority of senior parents further support their student’s experience through the Parents Fund.

Whether you wish to support the College’s facilities, financial aid, athletics, remarkable faculty, or another important area, the Colby Fund for Parents is the best vehicle to further your children’s success. Make a gift today.