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Summer 2023: Opportunity Starts Here

In this issue we feature Opportunity Starts Here: A Campaign for Keene State College, and delve into the three Impact Areas that are the focus of this historic fundraising effort. We are also pleased to highlight the accomplishments, endeavors, and generosity of KSC alumni and friends.

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KST Summer 2023: Erin Black
September 7, 2023 –

Gift With a Lasting Impact

Erin is vice president of sustainability and risk management for Coca-Cola Beverage Florida and is regarded professionally as a visionary leader and a coalition-builder. Recently, Erin was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award. College President Dr. Melinda Treadwell ’90 recognized Erin, who is also a member...

Jason Beckta
September 7, 2023 –

“KSC Changed the Course of My Life”

Jason Beckta was born and raised in Keene, and when he finished high school, he felt like a directionless teenager. “I went to Keene State because that’s what it seemed like I was supposed to do. I had zero plans,” he says.


KST Summer 2023: Sam Coupe
September 7, 2023 –

Skill-Based Learning and Support Fuels a Successful Career in Media

Sam Coupe ’04 credits skill-based learning as a film studies and production student at Keene State with preparing him for a successful career in media, from his first job after graduation to his current position as the Head of Digital...

Allison Newey '23
September 7, 2023 –

Education and Firsthand Experience Foster Passion for Conflict Transformation

Allison Newey ’23 is wasting no time putting her new degree to work. With a double major in Holocaust & Genocide Studies (HGS) and Political Science, and minors in International Studies and Theatre Arts, she is serving as a teaching assistant...

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