Celebrating Milestones and Anniversaries at Keene State
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 more than one hundred clubs, teams, and organizations, major milestones for affinity groups are an important touchpoint for the Keene State community. The College is proud to be celebrating the following anniversaries and seasons.
Men’s Club Ice Hockey – 15th Season
Point of pride: At the club’s first National Tournament in 2016, the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) commissioner presented Academic All-American Certificates to 13 Keene players, the most of any team in the tournament. Since then, the club has continued its record of academic success and earned an invitation back to the National Tournament in 2017, 2019 and 2020.
Fun fact: KSC Hockey has several alumni who have gone on to coach hockey or become on-ice officials, but only one member, Jocelyne Cummings ’09, has made it to the NHL. Jocelyne is the Director of Amateur Hockey for the New York Islanders.
Coming up: Keene will host the ACHA Northeast Regional Tournament on February 25-27 and hopes to win it, earning its fifth invitation to the ACHA National Tournament.
Varsity Men’s Lacrosse – 25th Season
Point of pride: Despite being a newer program at Keene State, the men’s lacrosse team has been successful, and is typically the only public school in New England ranked in the top 10 of all schools in the region.
Fun fact: Judge Judy’s grandson played on the team.
Coming up: The team is looking forward to another successful year with a strong senior core of students and is in the planning process for a 25th anniversary celebration in fall 2022.
Redfern Arts Center – 40th Season
Point of pride: Over four decades, The Redfern has stayed true to its mission: to collaborate with students, faculty, staff, artists, and the community to spark creative exchange that inspire culturally rich engagement with the performing arts.
Fun fact: Keene State students can now attend any performance in the Redfern Arts Center free of charge.
Coming up: “Redfern Presenting Series: PRISM Showcase of Music Alumni,” a collaboration with the Keene State Music Department, will take place on March 25 and will highlight current and alumni music performers.
Men’s Rugby – 50th Anniversary
Point of pride: The team competed in the 2010 NSCRO nationals in Virginia Beach and placed second in the country.
Fun fact: No prior rugby playing experience is necessary and, in fact, many rugby players have never played the game before arriving at Keene State.
Coming up: The team looks forward to recruiting for the 2022-2023 season.
Film Society – 50th Anniversary
Point of pride: By including non-students as members, the original film society was one of the early ways KSC invited and welcomed the wider community to campus.
Fun fact: The first film shown was Citizen Kane.
Coming up: The society will host a celebration during Homecoming Weekend, October 1-2.
WKNH Radio Station – 50th Anniversary
Point of pride: The station’s DJs continuously impress audiences with their taste, talent, and off-the-wall creativity.
Fun fact: Over the past 50 years the station has had more than 600 unique shows on air.
Coming up: Stay tuned—the station is going to be spinning tunes and hosting several of their own events throughout the spring semester.