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Don Royer ’02
July 20, 2021 –

Don Royer, fresh out of high school in Derry, NH, came to Keene State as a history and education major in 1998. At Keene State, Don learned about Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences. “At that time, I didn’t even know ‘safety’ was a profession,” he recalls. By second semester...

Isaiah Bates '19
June 24, 2021 –

As an incoming student at Keene State in 2014, Isaiah Bates thought he would major in computer science and make it big in the high-tech industry. Soon, this native Vermonter, who grew up sugaring with his family on a farm in Hartland, felt a pull toward biology and environmental sciences...

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June 24, 2021 –

One hundred years from now, on the centennial of the COVID-19 pandemic, curious Keene State researchers and history students will wonder about things like, “What was life really like in Keene during the lockdowns?” “How did students manage to complete their courses?” “Was the Dining Commons open? “Did most people...

Yankee Stadium - stock
June 24, 2021 –

“I’m trying to get everyone to go home in the same shape they arrived at work,” said Cailey Meagher, a 2015 graduate of Keene State’s Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences program. Her ultimate goal of 100 percent worker safety is focused on Jacobson and Co. in New York City...

Declan Herr - new student at Orientation
June 24, 2021 –

Throughout the month of June our newest Owls, the Class of 2025, attended Orientation at Keene State College. During Orientation, students talk with each other, and walk around campus – some for the first time – and shared excitement about the opportunities that await them as Keene State College students...

Appian Way Arch
June 21, 2021 –

Congratulations to Keene State students who made the spring 2021 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...

Audrey Boraski '17 biology alumna
June 17, 2021 –

When Audrey Boraski entered Keene State in 2013, she was focused on nutrition, but she knew what she really wanted to do: work with wild animals. In fact, her fourth-grade teacher had predicted that as Audrey’s career. She had avoided the hard sciences in high school, but when she talked...

Emily Drouin Kids Con promo
June 10, 2021 –

To Emily Watts Drouin, Keene State Graphic Design 2004 grad, her work is play, and play is her work. The talented illustrator, cartoonist, and all-around creative thinker has dozens of children’s books, comics, animated films, and other projects to her credit. It all started long before Keene State, when Emily...

Commencement 2021
May 29, 2021 –

Keene State College celebrated the Class of 2021 with Commencement on May 29 on Fiske Quad. This year’s class of 715 undergraduate students and 35 graduate students represents 17 states and two countries. Graduating nursing students were recognized during a pinning ceremony, and Honors Convocation was held to commend graduates...

Students Celebrate and Unwind at Spring Carnival
May 20, 2021 –

On Friday, May 14, hundreds of students enjoyed a myriad of activities sprawled across Appian Way for Keene State’s Spring Carnival, an annual spring tradition hosted by the Student Government. This year’s theme was Around the World. From carnival mini-games to food provided by Keene State Dining to hula-hooping, there...

Greek Life Competes to Win During Greek Week
May 20, 2021 –

The Greek community at Keene State hosted their annual Greek Week with activities available for everyone. Keene State currently has three affiliated sororities and four affiliated fraternities on campus: Phi Sigma Sigma, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Xi Phi, Phi Lambda Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Sigma Phi, and Sigma Pi...

Emma Pede - 2021 grad
May 19, 2021 –

Keene State student athletes are graduating this year and moving on to exciting new careers and adventures. Congratulations to Emma, Brandon, Jordyn and Isaac - just a few of our incredible graduating seniors.

Emma Pede is an architecture major, who played softball for Keene State. She will work full time...

Broadcast Journalism Students Matt Holderman and Tyler daRosa
May 18, 2021 –

Congratulations, Tyler daRosa and Matt Holderman, 2021 Keene State Graduates!

Tyler daRosa (BA, Journalism News Media; minor in Journalism Multimedia)

Tyler will be leaving after Commencement for Bridgeport, West Virginia, to join WDTV-TV, a CBS affiliate, as a morning anchor and reporter. He fell in love with broadcasting in high...

Alternative Break: Hunger & Hope
May 13, 2021 –

This spring, Alternative Break programming turned its attention towards local opportunities for students to serve, learn, and lead. Usually, Alternative Break programs take students and staff away from Keene, NH, to do a service-learning trip to another part of the country – or world – but with travel restrictions in...

HGS and KPD training
May 12, 2021 –

For many years, the City of Keene and Keene State College have been close partners through a College-City Commission and various shared committees dedicated to improving diversity, equity and inclusion throughout Keene, as well as other topics of shared importance between the College and the City. Recently, a new collaborative...

Professor Kirk Sanger
May 11, 2021 –

Thanks to Keene State College’s contact tracing team students, staff and faculty have been able to continue their work on campus throughout the fall and spring semesters.

The team is comprised of sixteen people, including students, staff and professors who monitor the campus testing portal day and night. When a...

Benajil Rai and Puja Thapa
May 11, 2021 –

For four years, two women from Nepal have brought their culture, determination, intellects, and smiles to Keene State. Their shared intention: to get the skills to make a difference in the world. Sponsored by a partnership between Keene State and the Little Sisters Fund, which helps Nepalese girls have access...

Student presenters at the 2021 Flag Raising Ceremony on the Student Center lawn.
May 11, 2021 –

Each spring, students with international ties are celebrated and honored at the annual Flag Raising Ceremony. At this year’s event, 14 students raised 13 flags, which are the most countries represented at any ceremony in the event’s history. These nations included Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica...

Commencement 2019
May 6, 2021 –

Keene State College is currently planning for an in-person Commencement ceremony for graduates with their selected guests, and some members of the Keene State community in the COVID-19 testing protocol. The event will be held on May 29 at 1 p.m. and livestreamed for families and community members and the...

Levi Hill
May 6, 2021 –

Levi Hill, BS, Exercise Science, with a specialization in Human Performance

Levi Hill has always been self-directed. At Monadnock High School in Swanzey, NH, he knew he wanted to go straight into the Marine Corps after graduation, so he worked out to be ready for boot camp. By the time...

Eve of Dance rehearsal
May 5, 2021 –

When Richard Ouellette came to Keene State in 2008 from northern New Hampshire, he wanted to study the backstage arts of technical theater design. He soon fell in love with modern dance and added dance performance to his resume. After graduation in 2012, he worked in Boston as a dancer...

Skylar Curtis '21
May 3, 2021 –

Skylar Curtis, BFA, Graphic Design, with a Minor in Studio Art

When Skylar Curtis was a little girl, her grandmother (a Keene Teachers College graduate) and other relatives always encouraged her creativity. In eighth grade, Skylar learned about graphic design as part of a tech-ed class, and realized her love...

students on Appian way
May 3, 2021 –

In 2019, Keene State College announced a new grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women that awarded the College with $300,000 to further sexual violence prevention, intervention, and response efforts. Now in the second year of the grant, Keene State is implementing initiatives from its five-part...

Bailey Saddlemire - Restorative Justice Handbook for Keene State Students
April 29, 2021 –

At Keene State, students often get to partner with professors to study important and globally relevant topics. These experiences provide students with opportunities to develop research skills and gain insight into potential career paths. In that spirit, Bailey Saddlemire ’22 worked with Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Patricia Pedroza Gonzaléz...

Theatre Alum Shares Advice and Wisdom with Theatre and Dance Students
April 26, 2021 –

Alumnus Justin Moriarty ’01 made a virtual return to Keene State this semester to speak with theatre and dance tech students about his career successes, which included being the lighting director of Sara Juli’s Burnt-Out Wife , a Redfern Arts Center presents dance-theatre-comedy production. Since graduating with his bachelor’s in...

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