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News of Keene State College

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 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…

January 8, 2018 –

Of the thousands and thousands of people who have thrived, learned amazing things, found love and happiness, expanded their horizons, and grown in so many other ways at Keene State, did you know that several of those over the age of 45 were born on campus, too? They took their…

December 19, 2017 –

In many ways, Ben Wimett ’08 is a typical 33-year-old. He lives in an apartment complex, has a job he loves, and dotes on his dog, Root Beer. In his free time, he likes to hike, fish, and hunt. Three years ago, he snagged a 12-point buck in Pennsylvania.


December 19, 2017 –

During her senior year at Keene State, Elizabeth Gallacher ’17 set out to undertake a series of paintings of the nude female figure. She turned to the model whose poses she captured in her artwork to set the tone.

“Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, ages, and cultures,” Gallacher wrote…

August 30, 2017 –

What’s it like to serve in the Peace Corps in Liberia? Andy Penfield ’15 is finding out first-hand – and sharing his experiences through a blog, Andy’s Peace Corps Adventure .

The mathematics and physics major from Westford, Massachusetts, underwent 11 weeks of training over the summer, including learning “Liberian…

August 29, 2017 –

Each fall, Keene State invites representatives from several businesses to campus for the Career Speaker Series . This creates an opportunity for students to gain good perspective on the job market and learn about different career opportunities, and for the businesses to attract new talent. Especially if you’re trying to…

August 25, 2017 –

You may remember reading last fall about Kyle Hastabacka ’17 , who was working to fulfill his dream of working for the Peace Corps after graduation. We just learned that Kyle and Lucia Martin, another ’17 grad, trained together in Burkina Faso and were recently sworn in as official Peace…

August 15, 2017 –

If you haven’t been on campus lately, and if you’re not used to peeking through hedges, you may not know that there’s a monument to Nathan Blake, one of Keene’s first citizens, on the Main Street side of Blake House. Blake settled in Keene in 1736 and was captured during…

August 4, 2017 –

Membership in Keene State’s Golden Circle Society is open to all alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago (so, if you’re a member of the Class of ’67 or earlier, you’re in!).

Since 1997, the Golden Circle Society has hosted luncheons at various locations throughout the state, to which…

July 21, 2017 –

What company wouldn’t kill to get an employee with this kind of attitude?

"During 2016, I focused on growing professionally by holding myself to higher standards and challenging myself to leave my comfort zone. I wanted to play an active role in making an impact at RPA, to see the…

July 19, 2017 –

Written and spoken communication, creative thinking, critical analysis, hands-on internship experiences, the ability to imagine yourself in someone else’s shoes – the skills acquired in literature and writing classes are sought after by employers in all fields.

“Our Creative Writing Option/minor teaches imaginative thinking, communications skills, and excellence in writing,”…

July 18, 2017 –

When Communication major David Condlin ’10 was in his senior year at Keene State, he attended a recruiting event for AmeriCorps, the Corporation for National and Community Service. After he graduated, he realized that he wanted to volunteer and give back to communities. He served two years with AmeriCorps NCCC…

July 17, 2017 –

Membership in Keene State’s Golden Circle Society is open to all alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago (so, if you’re a member of the Class of ’67 or earlier, you’re in!).

Since 1997, the Golden Circle Society has hosted luncheons at various locations throughout the state, to which…

July 5, 2017 –

Keene State College alumnus Glen D’Eon ‘93 has been awarded the Distinguished Music Educator of the Year by the New Hampshire Music Educators Association (NHMEA).

D’Eon who has been involved in music education at Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon, NH, for most of his career, received his undergraduate degree…

June 28, 2017 –

Cronin , a digitally driven, results-focused marketing agency based in Glastonbury, CT, has promoted Charlene (Fein) Durham ’93 from senior brand supervisor to brand director, engagement & influence. She earned a BA in sociology at Keene State and a master’s in humanities at Wesleyan University. She joined Cronin in 2008…

June 19, 2017 –

Hailing from Bow, New Hampshire, newly minted graphic design BFA (with a minor in studio art) Chandler Ives ’17 was recently hired by Calypso Communications, an integrated creative and public relations agency with offices in Portsmouth, N.H. and Portland, Maine. Ives will bring his web design and animation talents to…

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