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Homecoming: Hootie and Bagpipes

Winter 2023: Making a Difference

In this issue meet alumni who make a difference for Keene State College, their communities, and our nation. Enjoy a recap of accomplishments and alumni celebrations from 2022 – the points of connection we enjoy as graduates – and have a look at the College’s 2023-2026 Strategic Plan – which aims to position Keene State for a robust and defining future.

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James Pullman
February 1, 2023 –

A major gift from a Keene State College graduate will be used, in part, to endow experiential learning opportunities for Keene State students starting in 2023-24.

Vincent D. Russell is a 1950 graduate, Army veteran, and a one-time field director for the American Federation of Teachers, one of the nation’s...

The 80’s came to represent at the Homecoming Parade of Classes
February 1, 2023 –

On the first weekend of October, alumni returned to Keene to relive memories and make new ones. Over 700 alumni, representing classes from 1951 to 2022, returned to campus, making it a record number of attendees in recent years.

Homecoming 2022 Men’s Hockey played an alumni game the Sunday of...
Dr. Kate Deconinck, Director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
February 1, 2023 – New director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

It has been a busy, event-filled start for Dr. Kate DeConinck, new director of the college’s Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

A trained anthropologist of religion with expertise in religion in the wake of mass tragedies, Kate...

Ines Andade
February 1, 2023 –

Keene State College is closer to earning the prestigious All Steinway School designation, following the All-Steinway, All Together Gala and Celebration! More than 200 friends of Keene State College Music gathered to celebrate musical excellence and hear students and special guests perform a variety of pieces for two, four, and...

Golden Circle Guides: Kitty Maher ’73, Norma Walker ’51 M’59, Phil Clay ’64. Not Pictured: Lang Plummer ’60, Brian Burford ’72
January 31, 2023 –

Keene State alumni are a generous group of individuals who follow the College’s motto of “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve”. They engage with the College from near and far, sharing time, creativity, and expertise. Whether alumni serve the college with their time, talent, or treasure, they continue to...

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