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Grace Clark '26
July 1, 2022 –

It is hard not to take Grace Elisabeth Clark ‘26 at her word when she describes herself as “a bit of an old soul.”

The incompatibility of that self-description, however, is that the rising first-year Keene State student is but 18 years old.

It could be her Christian roots. Her...

Larry Welkowitz
June 29, 2022 –

A collaboration between a college professor and a world-renowned concert pianist has resulted in a game-changing app for speech and communication.

Professor Larry Welkowitz, chair of psychology at Keene State College, and pianist Robert Taub created the one-touch application – SpeechMatch – that provides immediate visual feedback on matching key...

Summer Institute 2022
June 14, 2022 –

The fourth edition of the Keene State Summer Institute on Genocide Studies and Prevention featured 20 participants from higher education, in the United States and abroad, with diverse expertise and backgrounds.

The five-day residential summit, led by Jim Waller, Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, concluded June 10. It...

Two female students study together in a common area of the LLC
June 3, 2022 –

Congratulations to Keene State students who made the spring 2022 Dean’s List! To qualify for Dean’s List, degree-seeking undergraduate students complete a minimum of 12 credits and earned at least a 3.5 grade point average.

If a student or family member has any questions about the list, please contact the...

Alyssa Becker '22 and Kristen Becker '20 perform at the 2022 PRISM Showcase
June 2, 2022 – From left: Amber Farrell, Alyssa Becker, Kyle Trombley and Dr. Daniel Carberg, cooridnator of vocal activities.

Alyssa Becker ’22 has a tough time not smiling. It is her nature.

But then there is reason to be content these days. Alyssa just graduated from Keene State with a degree in guitar...

Tom Benoit '23 works on a spring edition of The Equinox
June 1, 2022 – From left: Aurora Carabello, Piper Pavelich, Tom Benoit, Soren Frantz, Tim Wagner and Hunter Oberst flash their recent Society for Collegiate Journalists awards. The Equinox staff garnered 23 in all.

Hunter Oberst ’22 eased into journalism not by design, or on a whim, but because of a stipulation: An academic...

John Sturtz
May 27, 2022 –

Associate Professor John Sturtz will spend part of his summer teaching at the University of Sarajevo on a Fulbright Scholar Award.

It will not be his first visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, far from it, but he welcomes the opportunity to gain more experience about the region’s history, its culture...

A stone owl statue sits outside the Alumni Center
May 19, 2022 –

Dear Keene State Community:

Day after day, headline after headline, gun violence upends our nation.

We awoke Saturday to more grimness, the senseless mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, where authorities report a young, radicalized white male carried out a horrendous plan rooted in hate and fear. The attack claimed...

Sarah Kossayda
May 17, 2022 –

Sarah Kossayda was named Director of Marketing at Keene State College earlier this month.

Kossayda will be the college’s chief brand advocate responsible for crafting and leading the strategic execution of messaging and marketing. She joins Keene State from Bensonwood, where she provided strategic marketing, brand stewardship, and leadership for...

Students gather before the 2022 Commencement ceremony
May 7, 2022 –

Keene State College Commencement for the Class of 2022 was a welcome return to familiar traditions.

Thousands of people – more than eight hundred undergraduate and graduate students receiving degrees, their family and friends, and college faculty and staff – filled Fiske Quad on the center of campus Saturday. Color...

Meliody Crist '22
May 5, 2022 –

Building on their affinity for writing and creative work, Keene State College seniors in English and Communication 497: Writing and Publishing Internship connect with businesses, organizations, and nonprofits while learning professional skills. Professors Dr. Kate Tirabassi (Communication and director of the Center for Research and Writing) and Dr. Emily Robins...

Shout Out to graduates from friends and family
May 4, 2022 –

As the class of 2022 lined up in the Spaulding Gym to begin celebrating their graduation from Keene State College this morning, these messages from their friends, family, and the Keene State community were played to cheer them on and prepare them for the ceremony ahead. Congratulations, Class of 2022...

Michael Montembeault
May 4, 2022 –

The bed of Michael Montembeault’s pickup truck is full – and equally divided – with the trappings of his life these days: baseball equipment and firefighting gear.

But that is about to change. There is the matter of one remaining collegiate stint on the baseball diamond – a Senior Day...

Film Studies students on movie
May 2, 2022 –

Students in Professor Jo Dery’s course Film 380: Career Development in Film and Media quickly learn that the path to Hollywood is paved with challenging work, technical expertise, a willingness to hustle, and, above all, the ability to collaborate.

This spring, ten of her students hit the jackpot of internships...

Biomaterials research team at Keene State
May 2, 2022 –

Slesha Tuladhar did not set out to change the world. Her interest was much more benign.

The Keene State junior was, she says, simply curious when she chose to become part of a small federally funded student research team at the college focused on testing biomaterials for bioprinting, with the...

Noah Jalbert
April 26, 2022 –

When Noah Jalbert ’22 starts his new job as a field engineer just a week after Commencement, he will put his Keene State experience to work for the company of his dreams. Noah’s BS degree is actually two – he has dual majors, in Construction Management (with a minor in...

Commencement 2021
April 20, 2022 –

Keene State College is returning to its traditional annual commencement on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. on the Fiske Quad. Commencement is open to the campus community and to guests. Tickets are not required.

Alice Wairimu Nderitu

More than 700 students will receive undergraduate degrees.

Also, the college will...

Bailey Saddlemire '22
April 19, 2022 –

When Bailey Saddlemire left high school in Smithfield, RI, four years ago, she figured she was committed on her major, psychology, and would study to become a therapist.

“My family had a house in Brattleboro,” she recalls, “and I wanted a small liberal arts college close by, so Keene State...

Karen Heikkilä
April 15, 2022 –

This year, Keene State College is honored to host a distinguished visiting scholar, Dr. Karen Heikkilä, who is working in the Orang Asli Archive in Mason Library. The collection is among the best in the world for the study of the Orang Asli, which means “Original People” of Peninsular Malaysia...

Liz Cahoon
April 13, 2022 –

A Keene State staff member, a student club, and a nonprofit were recognized April 12 in a virtual celebration for their difference-making work to help to strengthen communities.

The Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards include the President’s Leadership Award, President’s Good Steward Award, and President’s Community Partner Award.

Campus Compact for...

Tina Clay '22
April 4, 2022 –

Tina Clay’s earliest childhood memories are not garden variety.

She never knew her biological father; he ran off after learning that Tina’s mother, Olga, was pregnant, Tina ’22 says. “And my mom, she tried to do the whole motherhood thing, but it did not work for her.”

“I was two...

PRISM: Music Alumni Showcase
March 30, 2022 –

There is nothing like a milestone to give magnitude to a moment.

But that is what a 40th anniversary celebration did Friday, March 25, at Keene State College as students, faculty, alumni, and members of the community joined performance talents in recognition of a longstanding tradition of excellence.

Held in...

Ted Mann honored at Redfern for distinguished teaching career
March 29, 2022 –

The Keene State College Music Department bestowed its Distinguished Alumni Award for 2021-22 to Ted Mann, a professor with a distinguished career in guitar performance, composition, music history and theory, and online education.

Mann, of Peterborough, was honored with the award at the PRISM: Music Alumni Showcase on March 25...

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