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Spring 2020: Lasting Impressions

Spurred by a recent bequest of more than one million dollars in scholarship funding to Keene State by a 1955 graduate, in this issue we take a look at lasting impressions – the real and enduring difference that the College’s donors make in the lives of current students (and future alumni). Inside, you’ll learn about David B. Staples ’55 M’60, a Keene Teachers College alumnus who loved Keene State and was much loved by those who knew him. You’ll also meet some of the students who are benefiting from the generosity of alumni donors including David.

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President Melinda Treadwell '90
March 1, 2020 –

By Melinda Treadwell ’90 President, Keene State College

As I enter my second year as Keene State College’s president, I am proud to serve our campus, our community, our state, and our region. I have seen the promise of Keene State proven out – as a student-athlete, an alumna, a...

David Staples
March 1, 2020 –

The alumnus behind a $1 million-plus bequest had a lifetime connection with Keene State

“What would I have done had Keene State College not been there?” David Boynton Staples asked in a profile in the Winter 2010 issue of Keene State Today. “It gave me the education that opened so...

Kirsten Becker, left, and Marissa Milley
March 1, 2020 – Here’s how endowments are making a difference

Kirsten Becker Recipient of the Bartlett C. Swett ’56 Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

“I am so thankful to donors! A lot of my school responsibilities are highly time-consuming. Freshman year, I had to scale back my studies because much of my time...

Ron Butcher
March 1, 2020 –

Soccer field renamed in honor of Keene State’s head coach from 1970–2013

After nearly a half-century helming the Owls’ Men’s Soccer team, Ron Butcher certainly knows his way around the field. It was only fitting, then, that Keene State College honor the longtime coach by renaming the Owl Athletic Complex...

James Anozie, number 54, hit 1,000 points during the game.
March 1, 2020 –

The Owls won! Keene State beats Plymouth at Red and White Night

The Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams both prevailed against their Plymouth State University counterparts at Spaulding Gymnasium February 5, with plenty of alumni Owls on hand to cheer them on. The women’s team led throughout, finishing with a...

Top Row, from left:  Kristin Brooks ’11, Brian Burford ’72, Leslie Ringuette ’86, Scott Kuhnly ’88. Kathleen Daugherty ’17. Bottom Row:  Ray Jobin ’63 M’70, Josh Houle ’96, David Westover ’72  Not Pictured:  Trina Baumgartner ’13, Lang Plumer ’60, Emily Reed ’14, Rob Wollner ’96, Erin Zoellick ’13
March 1, 2020 –

Founded by the graduates in 1910, the Keene State College Alumni Association is comprised of more than 36,000 alumni living throughout the United States and internationally. Through on-campus and regional events and activities, volunteer opportunities, programs, specific benefits and services for alumni, and more, the Alumni Association promotes the welfare...

Chef Troy
March 1, 2020 –

Zorn Dining Commons has a new chef with an interesting background. We asked him to write a bit about it and share a recipe from his childhood.

By Troy Bellot, Campus Executive Chef

Here’s a great appetizer with a taste of the islands. For me, these shrimp fritters evoke visceral...

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