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Professor Duggan, left, talks with student Puja Thapa and Mary and Bob Rooney. Puja interviewed Bob Rooney for her course blog.
May 13, 2019 –

The city of Keene was the research lab for students in an economics class taught by Professor Marie Duggan this spring. Called De/Re-Industrialization: Keene in the Global Economy, the class looked at Keene’s industrial base, much of which was sold off from private local ownership between 1990 and 2019. Add...

Keene State Nursing Graduates Embark on Fulfilling Careers
May 13, 2019 –

Keene State College honored 18 of its newest nursing graduates in the Class of 2019 during a pinning ceremony on May 10. Many of these new alumni already have positions lined up, including four graduates who have accepted positions at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in the Hematology/Oncology Unit, pediatrics, Intensive...

Lexi Palmer
May 8, 2019 –

It’s been a big year for Lexi Palmer. The Keene State junior took first place in the Keene Three-Minute Fiction Slam and went on to place third in the statewide slam. She won Keene State’s 2019 Fred Fosher Excellence in Writing Award, a $1,000 prize given to a student who...

Biology Major Andrew Fuhs
May 7, 2019 –

Graduating senior and biology major Andrew Fuhs found that student research was his ticket to exploring his interests, and even determining his future career path. Andrew, from Milford, NH, connected with professors who guided him throughout his undergraduate studies at Keene State.

During a recent poster presentation session for the...

Students Reading in Mason Library
May 7, 2019 –

SAT and ACT scores are no longer necessary to be considered for admittance at Keene State College. The College makes decisions about a student’s acceptance based on high school GPA and their college application.

“Standardized scores don’t always show the full picture of a student’s potential. We believe in providing...

Savannah Bynum
May 7, 2019 –

Keene State senior Savannah Bynum always knew she was going to major in secondary education and Spanish. When she learned that by attending Keene State she could graduate with a degree and her teacher’s certification, she knew it was the place for her.

“I always wanted to become a teacher...

Professor Chris Cusack, left, and his students gather around a weather station on the roof of the Science Center.
May 6, 2019 –

Doing research in conjunction with the City of Keene’s resolution to move toward 100 percent renewable energy, geography students took flight – in a manner of speaking. Two groups in Professor Chris Cusack’s Capstone Seminar made use of a drone in gathering data that will help the city move forward...

Commencement 2018
May 6, 2019 –

Keene State College will award a total of 810 undergraduate and graduate degrees to 770 students during its Commencement ceremony this year. The College’s Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. on Fiske Quad . The ceremony will also be streamed live online .


Haley Kean has lined up two studio arts internships.
May 3, 2019 –

What’s ahead for Keene State’s Class of 2019? Plenty! This year’s graduates are launching careers in a wide range of fields, heading off to master’s and PhD programs, signing on with the armed services, and more. Here’s just a sampling. Check back regularly! We’ll add new names to the list...

Solar Fest
April 23, 2019 –

Keene State celebrates the Earth during the entire month of April. Cary Gaunt, director of sustainability at Keene State, said, “Earth day should be honored every day, but because people are so busy, we wanted to have multiple events so as many students can be involved as possible.” The Office...

Leonard Chaloux
April 11, 2019 –

Keene State is counting down to the day when we honor our most recent graduates during Commencement. This year the ceremony will be held on May 11, at 1 p.m. on Fiske Quad . In addition to celebrating graduates, the College will bestow an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree...

Cora Seksinsky
April 11, 2019 –

Last semester, while Coraline Seksinsky was taking Professor Nicholas Germana’s history course Masters and Slaves, she was struck by how much she could relate her own experience as a transgender woman to notions of oppression developed by Georg Wilhem Friedrich Hegel – a German philosopher active around the turn of...

Keene State President Melinda Treadwell
April 8, 2019 –

Keene State College marked the opening of an addition to the Mason Library that provides a work space for the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and its academic degree program. The additional space, which opened on April 6, houses classroom, conference, office, and storage space for growing collections...

Alexis Sanborn, Nicholas Yialiades, Tyler Chaisson
April 4, 2019 –

Bessemer, Alabama, February 1946: Timothy Hood, an African American man and honorably discharged Marine, was shot several times by a white streetcar conductor after he moved a Blacks Only sign in the back of a bus. Critically injured, Hood was then shot to death by the police chief from a...

Keene State's Relay for Life team
April 2, 2019 –

Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Association. The idea was started by Gordy Klatt, who walked and ran 83 miles around a track in 24 hours in 1985. In 2010, then-student Becca Lazinsk ’13 started Relay for Life at Keene State College. In the first...

Molly Maxham at the College Archives
March 29, 2019 –

Molly Maxham’s advice for young people? Travel.

“Put yourself out of your comfort zone,” says the anthropology major from Fairfield, Connecticut. “If you keep pushing yourself, you realize that you’re more capable than you initially thought. That’s the beauty of losing yourself: you’re really finding yourself.”

Molly knows this first...

Melinda Treadwell
March 27, 2019 – Keene State’s First Alumna President Laying the Path Forward

Melinda Treadwell ’90 is a woman in motion. On Move-In Day, she can be found lugging students’ suitcases up the stairs of first-year dorms. On Election Day, she’s taking a turn behind the wheel of the van transporting students to their...

Norma and family outside Norma Walker Hall
March 27, 2019 –

When Norma Walker ’51 climbed the stairs to the stage at the 2018 Reunion Awards Luncheon held in the Student Center, she knew that Keene State President Melinda Treadwell ’90 would be saying a few words to thank her for her service to the College Alumni Office. But she wasn’t...

Blake House
March 27, 2019 –

You know Blake House, that Keene State building that sits on the northwest corner of Main and Winchester streets? The one that currently houses the Management Department and once housed the Home Ec Department? It’s got a long and storied history, one that goes back to colonial days in Keene...

Of-campus student housing
March 27, 2019 –

You’re finally a junior at Keene State College. You move into your first off-campus house or apartment. You and all of your friends are excited to have the freedom of living on your own. Then, water starts dripping from your kitchen ceiling. A couple of weeks later, you find mouse...

Bob and Wanda Johnson, outside the round house
March 27, 2019 – By Carol Johnson Collins ’69

My father, Bob Johnson, had a serious stroke in 1990, at age 77, followed by a difficult, but successful recovery. At age 80 he fell on a Boston sidewalk, so I made a trip to visit him and my mother, Wanda, so I could sense...

Fred and Carol Collins
March 27, 2019 –

It’s not a metaphor when Fred and Carol (Johnson) Collins talk about their relationship in terms of a house. The 1969 graduates designed and built their own home in South Duxbury, Vermont, two years after their wedding, and since then they’ve been making adjustments, additions, and changes to it to...

Painting by Frankie Brackley-Tolman
March 27, 2019 –

When fine artist Frankie Brackley-Tolman ’74 paints houses – for many years a favorite subject of hers – she sometimes thinks about the Tom Waitts Song “The House Where Nobody Lives.” Indeed, her houses and barns, unpeopled shapes and colors, are studies in stillness. Sometimes they’re tucked into a distant...

Deviroux D'Errico
March 27, 2019 –

Deviroux D’Errico describes her personal housekeeping style as “organized chaos.” Professionally, though, she always puts her best mop forward.

D’Errico, a Keene State College junior, works as a part-time house cleaner while studying film. She’s been tidying and scrubbing for pay since she was in high school. “I was just...

Jessica Enman
March 27, 2019 –

Jessica Enman ’12 found her niche thanks to a downturn in the economy. An architecture major, she graduated at a time when even people experienced in the field couldn’t find work. She took what she thought would be a stop-gap job as a kitchen designer at a lumberyard.

“I ended...

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