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The New Hampshire State House Dome
November 15, 2018 –

When New Hampshire’s 400-person House of Representatives opens its 2019-20 session in January, a dozen Keene State graduates will raise their hands to be sworn in alongside their colleagues.

Here’s the list:

Michael Abbot ’86 John R. Cloutier ’79 David E. Cote ’86 Jennie Gomarlo ’90 Michael Harrington ’01 Kevin...

Patricia Fernanda Perez Valdes
November 9, 2018 –

In August of 2018, Patricia Fernanda Perez Valdes joined Keene State through a Global Fellowship program started in 2017 in partnership with the Auschwitz Institute of Peace and Reconciliation. At home in Santiago, Chile, Patricia works to educate the public through the Museum of Memory and Human Rights. The Museum...

Mackenzie Bennett
November 6, 2018 –

She’s an education major by day, a basketball player by night, and a barrel racer come the weekend. Keene State junior Mackenzie Bennett has a lot going on.

Mackenzie has been riding horses since before she learned how to walk. Her family’s history of participating in rodeos is what got...

Atticus Caruso
November 5, 2018 –

From exploring the world to exploring her personal and career interests, Atticus Caruso is turning her passion into her life work.

Atticus, a nontraditional student at Keene State, studied psychology at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. After completing her studies there and taking a year off to work, she...

Annual Fall Concert Brings Keene State Musicians Together
November 5, 2018 –

Keene State College fosters a community of musicians with diverse musical skills and backgrounds. Bringing fun to the college campus, the Student Activities Council (SAC) annually hosts Rocktoberfest, a battle of the bands showcasing these musicians’ talents.

Every October, Keene State rock artists perform during the event on campus at...

Fraternity Participates in Fundraising Event to Fight Hunger and Homelessness
November 2, 2018 –

Keene State Greek organizations regularly give back to the local community by hosting fundraising events and volunteering for organizations. Recently, the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) held their annual TKE In a Box event. During the day, members of the fraternity collected canned goods and cash donations on the...

Chemistry Students Mentored by Keene State Alumni in New Business Partnership
October 31, 2018 –

A new partnership between the Chemistry Department and Polyonics, a company in nearby Westmoreland that develops and manufactures industrial labels, is giving students the opportunity to explore industrial chemistry. This mutually beneficial arrangement gives students critical experience while providing Polyonics with eager minds to tackle real-world problems.

The partnership began...

2018 Pumpkin Lobotomy
October 31, 2018 –

Things got spooky over the weekend at Keene State College for HalloWeekend 2018. The student celebrations kicked off on Friday with the Pumpkin Lobotomy. More than 300 pumpkins were available for students to carve and keep or display in the Student Center and Dining Commons. Student Government sponsored the event...

Mylynda Gill '16
October 31, 2018 –

The English major: it’s fun, it’s versatile, it provides sought-after skills like writing, research, analysis, and oral presentation, and, best of all, it leads to work in a range of fields. Keene State English grads have done very well on the job market this year. Want examples? Check these out...

Samantha Pineau '17
October 31, 2018 –

Yes, that’s the Red Sox 2018 World Series trophy that Samantha Pineau is holding. Samantha, a 2017 grad with double majors in communication and multimedia journalism and a minor in broadcast journalism, is video production assistant for the Boston Red Sox.

It’s definitely a dream job, says the longtime sports...

Dr. Melinda Treadwell
October 29, 2018 –

The University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Melinda Treadwell has been selected to serve as its eleventh president. Dr. Treadwell, an alumna of Keene State and the first in her family to attend college, began serving as interim president of Keene State on July 31...

Materials in the Ivan Spear collection
October 26, 2018 –

“To Remember … and to Teach” is the charge of Keene State’s Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. A recent donation to the Cohen Center and the College’s Mason Library Archives makes a significant contribution to helping us all remember and learn about one of the darkest times in...

Linda Martin and Dr. Chris Rennix
October 26, 2018 –

Two experienced professionals are bringing their expertise to classrooms at Keene State College in the Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences program. Both offer deep knowledge and professional networks in the field.

Linda Martin , a Keene State faculty member and an environmental health and safety professional with almost 30...

Criminal Justice Studies
October 26, 2018 –

With a passion for civic engagement and social justice, CJ Miceli ‘19 came to Keene State with an eye on law school. However, once CJ approached associate professor Dr. Angela Barlow to become their advisor, enthusiasm for sociology and data analysis emerged.

CJ chose criminal justice studies because of a...

Chmielecki, Gagne Cloutier, Martin, from left
October 25, 2018 –

Keene State faculty and staff members aren’t just dedicated to helping students succeed – they’re also stars in their fields. Read about three who have recently been honored with awards for the work they do:

From the Safety and Occupational Health Allied Sciences Department: Linda Martin, a faculty member and...

Keene State Interns Plan Diversity Event for Local YMCA
October 24, 2018 –

Keene State students can hone their professional skills, explore career interests, and use classroom knowledge through the College’s internship programs. For the fall 2018 semester, communication students Mackenzie Donovan and Lila Sullivan are planning the Keene Family YMCA’s Diversity and Inclusion event.

Mackenzie and Lila worked with campus and community...

Parent/Family Weekend 2018
October 23, 2018 –

On Saturday, over 170 families arrived to campus to visit with their students. The annual Parent/Family Day is a wonderful opportunity for families to visit, stroll campus, meet campus leaders, and have a good time. Many parents appreciate having the chance to see how their student is adjusting to life...

Hannah (Hayes) Hartzsch ’11
October 19, 2018 –

When Keene State College students graduate, they move on to new things – but no matter how far they travel, they will always be part of the College community. That’s why alumni call themselves “Owls for life.”

What does that mean for current students? A vast network of people who...

October 17, 2018 –

Keene State students had a chance to say Thank You to alumni and friends who have made donations to benefit scholarships and student success. On October 5, the College celebrated Momentum, a gathering held annually to recognize donors and give them an opportunity to meet some of the young people...

English Professors Pen Books
October 17, 2018 –

New books from Keene State English professors have hit the shelves. The publications highlight the range of expertise found in the faculty of the department, which offers options in literature and both creative and professional writing.

Kirsti Sandy, professor of English and dean of Arts, Education, and Culture, is an...

Sororities Introduce New Members to Greek Life Community
October 10, 2018 –

Keene State’s Greek organizations provide students with opportunities to be a part of a community engaged in service, leadership roles, and academic initiatives. To kick off the new school year, Keene State’s sororities welcomed new members during Bid Day.

Potential new members (PNM)s were given bids as invitations to join...

Alexander Davis ‘14, Dance Artist in Residence
October 10, 2018 –

Students studying at Keene State had the opportunity to work with professional dancer Alexander Davis ’14 in September as part of his artist-in-residence role at Keene State’s Redfern Arts Center. Throughout the week, Davis worked with students in a variety of artistic mediums, from textiles and creative writing to dance...

Students Find Direction in “Explore Your Major” Class
October 8, 2018 –

Choosing a major can be overwhelming for first-year students, especially during the transition to life at college. That’s where the Academic and Career Advising Department (ACA) steps in to help. About one out of four first-year students is typically not sure what to major in, and ACA assists students as...

Paws 2 Play
October 2, 2018 –

The beginning of a student’s first year of college can be stressful. Adapting to class schedules, higher academic stakes, dorm living with new roommates, being away from home, and finding the right balance between academic, social, and personal interests can be challenging. To help students to transition into college life...

Connor Bemis '18
September 26, 2018 –

Connor Bemis ’18 has always known his future was meant to be in law enforcement. Even as an adolescent, Connor saw himself growing up to be a police officer. “Police work is an exciting field – there are a lot of opportunities to help people. The biggest appeal, for me...

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