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September 19, 2018 –

The weekend of September 14-16 marked Keene State’s annual Alumni Reunion. The College welcomed back over 250 alumni from as far as Arizona and Florida. The alumni who attended spanned 70 years of graduates, from 1947 to 2017, with Ruth Washburn ‘47 being the oldest alumni in attendance.

“I would…

August 24, 2018 –

Aimee Athnos, a 2008 Keene State Film Studies graduate, is up for an Emmy as set decorator on FX Networks show, “Atlanta”. Aimee worked on the film “Black Swan” starring Natalie Portman, “Bridge of Spies”, “The Big C”, “The Fate of the Furious”, among many other productions.

Aimee says that…

August 9, 2018 –

Christine McInnis ’10 has a couple of related passions: science and supporting other women in science. In recent months, she’s made connections for two young alumna that landed them jobs, and gave a third advice on her job search.

McInnis had worked with strong female scientist mentors in the Biology…

July 20, 2018 –

Julia Brenker’s job as an environmental health and safety manager for NBC Sports landed her a front-row seat to some of the events at the 2018 Winter Olympics. “I saw the US Women’s Gold Medal hockey game,” she says, “which was amazing, and I climbed up the half pipe to…

July 20, 2018 –

After four years of working with US Speedskating, Tyler Dabrowski ’13 had been on hand for a number of world cups in both European and Asian countries. Still, accompanying the national team to the 2018 Olympics in South Korea wasn’t exactly just another day – or, rather, month – at…

July 20, 2018 –

Amelia Gallup ’16 is no stranger to winning martial arts tournaments – she’s won the top spot in five regional competitions. But when she went to New Mexico to compete in the United States Association of Martial Arts Grand Internationals tournament, she was just hoping to put in a good…

July 18, 2018 –

Alison Foley ’92 , the woman at the helm of the powerhouse Boston College Eagles Division I women’s soccer team, is clear on where she stands on the topic of fun and games.

“Games are fun,” she says – something she emphasizes in a just-released book she coauthored with Mia…

July 18, 2018 –

Think back to your physical educations classes in elementary school and beyond. If you recall only playing games or doing tedious exercises, you’re not alone. However, today’s physical education classes are different, more exciting, and about much more than fun and games.

“Enjoyment, or fun, is only part of the…

July 18, 2018 –

“You will not get bored at the Board Room,” says Mary D’Orvilliers , a May ’18 graduate who spent school breaks and occasional weekends managing a board game café in her hometown, Middletown, Connecticut.

A board game café is just what it sounds like – a café stocked with Monopoly…

July 18, 2018 –

The first time Erin Spencer ’09 got up on stage to try out a comedy routine, she bombed – on purpose. “Everyone always says you bomb the first time you do stand-up; you really don’t get any laughs,” she says. “So I waited for an open mike night when the…

July 11, 2018 –

By day, she’s a mild-mannered ophthalmic assistant; by night she’s a creator of superheroes. Emily (Watts) Drouin ’04, a graphic design major at Keene State, is all about promoting art education and literacy through comics. A resident of Raymond, New Hampshire, she attended her first comic con (short for “convention”)…

July 3, 2018 –

“While it’s a fun topic, it’s very serious business for the State of New Hampshire,” says Victoria Cimino ’00 of travel and tourism, an industry she’s in the business of promoting.

As director of the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development, Cimino, with her staff, is responsible for…

July 3, 2018 –

Curtis Herr ’86 was appalled when, about a decade ago, one of his graduate students wanted to write her master’s thesis on contemporary romance. “I thought it was a terrible idea,” remembers Herr, an English professor specializing in Victorian literature at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. “I thought, ‘absolutely not.’ I…

June 25, 2018 –

After studying regenerative properties in planarian worms with Biology professor Dr. Jason Pellettieri, Keene State biology graduate, Haley Zanga ’18, is moving on to work in a lab run by Harvard and Mass General Hospital. The new alumna will join Dr. Amar Sahay at the Center for Regenerative Medicine, where…

June 8, 2018 –

When it comes to the arts, Keene State is a powerhouse in the Monadnock Region and beyond – as evidenced by the great showing the college will have at the Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awards festivities in July. A number of the winners of the awards, which are presented…

March 23, 2018 –

Liam Magan, 2016 Keene State alumnus, found a direct connection between his Holocaust and Genocide Studies major and his personal passion to stand up for transgender people. In March 2018, Magan testified in support of New Hampshire House Bill 1319 that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity. Magan has had…

January 18, 2018 –

When Chris Wilder ’92 started college, he was aiming for a career in aviation management. That plan never took off, but now, some three decades later, his work involves a different kind of departures.

“Being a funeral director agrees with me,” says the business management major who works for Cournoyer…

January 18, 2018 –

“I feel that the best way I can contribute to this world is by making things,” says Alexander Davis ’14. You might call what Davis makes “body art”; he’s a Boston-based dancer and choreographer whose recent accomplishments include being awarded a Live Arts Boston Grant and being presented by World…

January 8, 2018 –

“The first time I ran a race it was a struggle to finish,” says Pat Zemianek ’63 . “I hadn’t trained.” That was shortly after her husband, Steve Zemianek ’63, died unexpectedly in 2000. In honor of Steve, a much beloved high school English teacher and coach for track and…

January 8, 2018 –

Jessica Lewis Satrape ’97 remembers the first childbirth she witnessed. The mother labored hard, breathing into her contractions for hours. A nurse listened to the baby’s heartbeat every 15 minutes or so. Meanwhile, the midwife simply sat in a rocking chair and rocked. “I remember just being amazed,” says Satrape…

Upcoming Events

Sep ‘18
Warren’s Lobster House, 11 Water St, Kittery, ME 03904 • - Alumni
Oct ‘18
Redfern Arts Center - PUTNAM THEATRE, next to Redfern • - Admissions, Alumni, Arts, Film, Lecture/Presentation
Oct ‘18
Common Man Inn, 21 Water St, Claremont, 03743 • - Alumni
Nov ‘18
Redfern Arts Center - PUTNAM THEATRE, next to Redfern • - Admissions, Alumni, Arts, Film, Lecture/Presentation

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