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Winter 2022: Lasting Connections

Opportunity starts at Keene. It’s something everyone in the community knows, from students and alumni, to parents and friends. In this issue you will learn about opportunities Keene has created for refugee and international students. You’ll also meet four alumni pursuing wide-ranging careers supported by their Keene education. And, you’ll learn how community members like Barbara Rousseau, who made a planned gift to support graduate students, make these opportunities possible.

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President Treadwell headshot
February 1, 2022 –

By Melinda Treadwell ’90 President, Keene State College

As President of this College, I am committed to investing in the momentum that has carried KSC forward to this moment. This momentum—the driving energy of Keene State’s success—generates from our amazing students, staff, faculty, and you, our alumni and friends. Your...

Keene State students and soccer players stand with Coach Rick Scott in the TDS Center
February 1, 2022 – Refugee and International Soccer Players Make the Team

“The value of family and community.”

In a few words, Keene State men’s soccer Head Coach Rick Scott sums up what he has learned from the international players he has taken under his tutelage, many with refugee backgrounds.

Scott’s commitment to international...

Students dance during Evening of Dance at the Redfern Arts Center Main Theatre
February 1, 2022 –

When students and alumni talk about Keene State, they talk about their experiences inside and outside the classroom, including varsity sports, fraternity and sorority life, clubs, organizations, and community service opportunities.

Keene State is celebrating the milestones of several organizations, academic programs, and athletic programs between 2021 and 2022. With...

Barbara Rousseau
February 1, 2022 – The Barbara A. Rousseau Scholarship: A Lifetime and Legacy of Supporting Education

Barbara “Babs” A. Rousseau dedicated her entire life to education. Born in Franklin, NH in 1938, Rousseau retired from Keene in 2004 after 19 years of service in the office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education. She is...

Indrika Arnold, KEA President
February 1, 2022 –

A Letter from Indrika Arnold Keene Endowment Association President

As the recently elected President of the Keene Endowment Association (KEA), I am pleased to share updates on the important work that the board continues in support of Keene State College students. Now in the Association’s 64th year, the KEA Board...

Kristin Brooks, Keene State College Alumni Association President
February 1, 2022 –

A Letter from Kristin Mehalick Brooks ‘11 Keene State College Alumni Association Board President

It has been a pleasure to serve as your Keene State College Alumni Association (KSCAA) President this past year. As we look forward to the new year, I’d like to take the opportunity to say thank...

Norma Wright Walker ‘51, MEd’59 and Raymond Jobin ‘63, MEd ‘70
February 1, 2022 –

A Letter from Norma Wright Walker ‘51, MEd’59  and Raymond Jobin ‘63, MEd ‘70

We are excited to tell you about Keene State College’s Educator Preparation Program and a special opportunity to add even more value to the college’s curriculum for aspiring teachers. As teachers ourselves, we understand the need...

Madison Olsen '20
February 1, 2022 – Our Education Graduates Inspire the Dreams of the Next Generation

Madison Olsen ‘20, BA English/Education Sixth Grade Language Arts Teacher, Woodbury Middle School, Salem, NH

Maddy Olsen was practicing her lessons with her little brother and her teddy bears by the time she was six. And she grew up with...

Brett Roberts '20
February 1, 2022 – We Prepare Leaders for Opportunities in the High-Demand Healthcare Field

Brett Roberts ‘20, BS Nursing Registered Nurse, Amoskeag Health, Manchester, NH

At Amoskeag Health, it takes most new nurses a month to get up to speed in their jobs. Not Brett Roberts. Thanks to his solid start at Keene State...

Alumni Weekend 2021 Parade of Classes
February 1, 2022 –

Keene State College’s Alumni Weekend was a time to celebrate. For the first time in two years, more than 350 alumni and friends came back to campus October 1-3 to reconnect with other Owls, following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Alumni returned to...

Maxwell Tucker '20
February 1, 2022 – We’re Building the Skilled Manufacturing Workforce the Local Economy Needs

Maxwell Tucker ‘20, BS Sustainable Product Design Mechanical Engineer, Turmoil Manufacturing, W. Swanzey, NH

Max Tucker is quick to admit that he wasn’t a great student in high school. But he was always working on cars and motorcycles, and he...

Derrick Hegeman '20
February 1, 2022 – Derrick Hegeman ‘20, BA Music Composition Our Unique Opportunities Prep Students for Graduate School

Derrick Hegeman ‘20, BA Music Composition Derrick Hegeman Studios, Rochester, NY

As a music composition student, Derrick Hegeman grabbed every opportunity that could help him hone his craft and build his career. And studying at Keene...

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