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Sign asking for donations of water, Flint, Michigan

For Eric Roy ’04, Flint Water Crisis Created a Company

In the spring of 2015, Eric Roy ’04 said he got a tip from an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) retiree about high lead levels in the water in Flint, Mich. This was before the people of Flint fully understood what was in their water. And way before Flint became…

data visualization wall, inside the Paul J. Schupf Scientific Computing Center

Colby College to Receive $2-Million Gift from Colby Parent, Trustee

The commitment, from Rick McVey, will support the creation of a multidisciplinary data science initiative and the College’s championship women’s lacrosse team

Emmanuel Cheruiyot ’21
Campus and Community

Davis Projects for Peace Award to Create Culture of Reading in Kenya

Thanks to a Davis Project for Peace Award, this summer Cheruiyot will take a $10,000 prize to his Rift Valley community—burdened with high illiteracy rates among children and adults—and construct a library to create a culture of reading where none currently exists.


Alumni Gift Expands Student Opportunities in Fine Arts, Politics

The path from Mayflower Hill to important careers in fine arts or politics just got wider.

Colby College's 201st Convocation

Colby Admits Class of 2023

Colby has offered admission to 1,295 students for the Class of 2023. They were selected from a total applicant pool of 13,584.

Downtown Waterville map

Colby College Announces Architect and Operator of Forthcoming Downtown Hotel

Plans for Colby College’s hotel in downtown Waterville are moving forward with two leaders in hotel design and management.

Loren McClenachan

Loren McClenachan Named 2019 Pew Marine Fellow

The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation has named Loren McClenachan a 2019 Marine Fellow. McClenachan, a marine ecologist and Colby’s Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, will be awarded $150,000 over a three-year period for her project “Using historical data to maximize fisheries yields and…

Jane Phillips ’01 and Sandy Colhoun ’91

Colby Announces New Leadership in Fundraising and Alumni Engagement

Colby President David A. Greene has appointed Associate Vice President for College Advancement Jane Phillips ’01 as vice president for College advancement and Senior Philanthropic Advisor Sandy Colhoun ’91 as chief campaign officer,

Jocelyn Thomas '16

Colby College Establishes Pulver Science Scholars Program with $5-million Commitment

Colby College has established the Pulver Science Scholars Program, designed to create a pipeline for the most ambitious and talented students from all backgrounds to pursue research at the nation’s top biomedical laboratories.


Alumni Attorneys Provide a Different Sort of Law Schooling

As young alums, Tom Nale ’05 and Tracy Nale ’07 are passionate about law and giving back to Colby. This Jan Plan, the siblings placed seven students in legal internships in Maine. While both Nales work with a Colby student, they also matched three interns with the District Attorney’s Office…