Welcome to the website for The Division of Advancement at Keene State College. The staff of this division supports Keene State College by connecting internal and external constituencies and securing resources for the College to use in furthering academic excellence and enabling students to succeed at Keene State College. The Division of Advancement collaborates with alumni, donors and community partners, connecting them with faculty, staff and students throughout the College to help meet their needs. These objectives are met through the efforts of talented and hard-working staff in the offices of Alumni and Constituent Engagement, Development, and Marketing and Communications.
Maryann LaCroix Lindberg, MBA, CFRE, joined Keene State College in 2008, heading up the newly-formed Division of Advancement. With an extensive background in fundraising, marketing, finance and non-profit management, Mrs. Lindberg believes that alumni, parents, the regional community and many other friends all bring tremendous assets to our students and to our shared community – time, talent and treasure. Building connections and relationships for the College and our students are the focus of the Division of Advancement, which helps our many partners to join with the College so that we can, together, achieve great things and enable our students to fulfill their dreams.
Bea Moss Vickers ’32 recently visited the Alumni Center with her great-grandaughter, Alaina Vickers-Dodge, who’s on campus for her first semester as a freshman.
Keene State College has more than 30,000 living alumni – many graduates who live out the KSC motto, “Enter to learn, go forth to serve.” Keene State alumni make a positive difference in the world every day: in education, the sciences, the arts, business, industry, and may other fields. Alumni apply their knowledge and wisdom to their work, their personal lives, and their communities. They volunteer. They connect. They speak out. They step up. To learn more, visit our Alumni Relations page. More about Engaging with Alumni
Keene State College’s Parent Relations Office recognizes parents and families of our students as an important part of our college community. We encourage involvement from parents and families, and we welcome them to our campus and the City of Keene. Our Parent Relations Office continuously looks for new ways to serve the parents and families of our students to make their experiences with Keene State College the best it can be. To read more about our connections with parents and families, visit our Parent Relations page. More about Connecting with Parents and Families
The Keene State Development Office supports the College’s pursuit of excellence in education and leadership among public liberal arts institutions. The Development Office works closely with Keene State alumni, friends, partners and with faculty and staff to strengthen the College through annual and endowed gifts, encourage a culture of philanthropy, and expand Keene State’s proven ability to transform lives for the good of society. The Development Office considers today’s needs – funding for scholarships, undergraduate research, and excellence in teaching – and tomorrow’s aspirations as it works diligently for the success of the College and its students. More about Cultivating Resources for Keene State College Students
Keene State College believes that higher education needs to collaborate closely with business to prepare tomorrow’s business leaders. The Corporate Relations group connects the college with the business community to benefit students and business partners. To learn more, please visit our Corporate Relations page.
I thought I wanted to go to school in Boston, but I couldn’t afford the out-of-state tuition. Here at KSC, I’ve had so much opportunity. Within the first two weeks of school I landed a work-study position as a videographer for the Redfern Arts Center. I couldn’t have imagined how much I would love it.”
The Marketing and Communications Department communicates the many ways that Keene State achieves academic excellence, and promotes the successes of students, faculty, and staff. Collaborating with offices and departments throughout the campus, Marketing and Communications gathers information and images about Keene State and develops materials that describe work being done at the college. Information is distributed via publications, news, marketing, the web, and other channels. Learn more on our Marketing and Communications Department page. More about Promoting Academic Excellence and Student Success
“I didn’t know it at the time,” says Scott McPherson ’92, “but Keene State would shape and define my life in ways I couldn’t imagine.” Norma Walker ’51 feels the same way. “Keene State made me what I am today.” The two alumni have been deeply involved in giving back to the College through the Keene Endowment Association, McPherson as president of the board, and Walker as the founder of a scholarship endowment. More about Keene Endowment Association
The Advancement Division is made of dedicated staff with a range of professional expertise to serve the College. More about Our Staff