- Academic Service Learning Program
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support the Service Learning initiatives at the College that give Keene State students workplace experience in non-profit community organizations that tie their course content to practice, covering expenses such as coordinator's salary, promotional material, meeting expenses, etc.
- American Democracy Project for Civic Engagement at Keene State College
The American Democracy Project for Civic Engagement is a national,
multi-campus initiative that seeks to foster informed civic
engagement in the United States. The project seeks to create a
greater intellectual understanding and commitment to participate in
the civic life of the United States.
Focused on undergraduates at public colleges and universities, the
American Democracy Project has created a collaborative network of 199
public colleges and universities, representing more than 1.7 million
students, that are member institutions of the American Association of
State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The ADP provides
opportunities for participating campuses to engage in activities and
projects designed to increase the number of undergraduate students
committed to and engaged in meaningful civic action.
The project's goals connect directly with Keene State's commitment to
educate students for global citizenship and are congruent with Keene
State's commitment to promote learning that leads to engaged
citizenship. Participation in the ADP additionally supports Keene
State's goal of becoming an exemplar in these areas, engaging in both
the national and regional discussions around these crucial issues.
Keene State has been a member of the ADP since 2008, and participates
in multiple action groups within the ADP.
- Asperger Resource Group
A Keene State College collaborative faculty and student resource group was formed in Fall '97 to discuss the clinical problem called "Asperger's Syndrome". Out of this effort the Asperger Resource Group was formed and expanded its resources to both local and international audiences. Asperger's Syndrome is often described as a high-functioning form of autism. Affected individuals are characterized by social isolation and eccentric behavior in childhood, including obsessions with facts. The Group is a web of support for children and young adults with Asperger's, and their parents.
- Community Service Program Initiatives
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support the Community Service Learning initiatives at the College.
- Diverse Voices from the Field
Assisted by funding from the KSC Alumni Grants Program the past two years, the Diverse Voices from the Field project brings speakers who represent diversity in education to Keene State College, with the goal of helping prepare teachers for the multicultural world of public education in the United States. The project is organized and overseen by a group of education/special education/early childhood (ESEC) faculty members. Events are free and open to the public. Visiting speakers have discussed Mexican culture, the Hispanic experience in public education, a multicultural curriculum in rural elementary schools, and a Native American model for teachers, parents, and community members.
- Faculty Interdisciplinary Studies Fund
This fund will provide financial support for the advancement of interdisciplinary studies at Keene State College
- Golden Circle
In 1986 Marion Wood '26 founded the Golden Circle, which represents Keene State Alumni who have graduated more than 50 years ago. This fund is used to help keep these alumni keep in touch and build relationships with each other and the College in addition to keeping this population active with the College and each other.
- Faculty Development Endowment
This fund was established in 1989 by former president Judy Sturnick for the purpose of faculty development.
- KSC Film Program Endowment
This endowment was created in 2000 in recognition of Film Studies Professor, Dr. Larry M. Benaquist. The purpose of the endowment is to provide perpetual funding for the support and enrichment of the film program including equipment and film purchases.
- Media Arts Center Program
To be established in the former Zorn Dining Commons in 2006, the Media Arts Center will house communication/journalism, film studies and graphic design. The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support the programs housed in the Media Arts Center through facility enhancements, equipment purchase, guest speakers or other initiatives that promote greater collaboration among students and faculty on media projects
- Science Academic Program
The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary income to support academic initiatives and programs that advance the Sciences at Keene State College through guest speakers, workshops or other initiatives that promote academic excellence.
- Student Conference Fund
This fund was initially funded by Bruce LeVine Mellion to provide financial assistance for students to attend and / or present at academic and professional conferences. This fund is to support the development of knowledge and skills relevant to the student's discipline and academic and professional interests.
- Math and Science Teacher Workshop Fund
This fund was initially funded by a donation from Bank of America to support workshops for Teachers in the area of Math and Science. These workshops may include some combination of teachers, student teachers, Keene State faculty and science education students. In addition to classic workshops that are held for a specified short time, longer term project might be built on the introductory workshops. In working with the schools, the most common request from cooperating teachers is more knowledge on content and teaching pedagogy. Teachers attending the workshop will be provided materials and the knowledge for the practical use of those materials that they will actually apply to their teaching.
- KSC Undergraduate Research Fund
The KSC Undergraduate Research Fund was established to support KSC students and faculty in their participation in research initiatives across all disciplines and in all schools. It was created by colleagues and friends of Emile Netzhammer in honor of Mel's dedication to and support of undergraduate research at KSC. Mel served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at KSC from 2006-2012.
- World (Public) Affairs Symposium
This fund supports a biennial symposium for the purpose of strengthening our communities by providing public programs that encourage reflection and discussion between scholars and diverse public audiences on topic of complex national / international issues.
Alphabetical Listing of restricted funds
Restricted funds by category