tour guides: Last Name E - P

Julius Graefe - Class of '16

Major: Environmental Studies
Hometown: East Longmeadow, MA


Extracurricular Activities: Men's Tennis Team.

My favorite spot on campus is the Tennis courts.

I chose Colby-Sawyer because of the close-knit relationships between the faculty and students.


CJ Harris - Class of '15

Major: History and Political Studies
Hometown: North Sandwich, NH


Extracurricular Activities: Ceramics, Charger Peer Mentors, Mailroom, and Swim Team.

One of the ways I am always learning is through my involvement with Ceramics. It's something I've always had an interest in, but at CSC I've been able to expand and learn much more with it. I'm constantly getting my hands dirty and creating something out of nothing, it's a gratifying feeling to do something like that.

Favorite Spot at Colby-Sawyer or New London? I hideaway in the loft spaces in the library. I can work in a secluded way, but still feel everyone around me that is below. I enjoy writing, both academically and personally in those spaces and really anywhere in the library. It's a one of a kind place that I'll truly miss when I graduate.

What do you love about Colby-Sawyer College? I love the relationship that exists between student and professor here. I feel as though when I go to class I'm discussing things with a colleague, a mentor, and a friend in some instances. When you share a passion that a professor has for their subject a bond is made, and it's one that carries through in your time here. It's a great thing to find, special because its something you constantly are learning and passionate about. Passion is the key.


Michael Harte - Class of '16

Major: Media Studies
Hometown: Litchfield, NH


Extracurricular Activities: The Campus Activities Board and new student orientation leader.

My favorite spot on campus is The Ware Student Center.

I chose Colby-Sawyer because of the small class sizes and the community feeling that is present throughout the college.


Meredyth Joly - Class of '16

Major: Athletic Training
Hometown: Lisbon, CT


Extracurricular Activities: : New student orientation, CSC Track and Field, Exercise Sports Science Club (secretary), Athletic Training Club, Emerging Leaders Program, Boston Marathon Volunteer (3 years).

One of the ways I am always learning is through my involvement with any thing that I participate in on and off campus. Almost everyday I learn something new because I open myself up to the idea that I can always learn if I am willing to be taught.

Favorite Spot at Colby-Sawyer or New London? My Favorite spot on campus is at the archives in the Susan Colgate Cleveland Library, it is my favorite spot to hunker down and get work done.

What do you love about Colby-Sawyer College? What I love about Colby-Sawyer is that it is a friendly atmosphere and no matter where you are on campus people will always be there for you in case you need help. Colby- Sawyer became my home away from home and I would not trade of my memories because they will last a lifetime. And I can always look back at my time at CSC and remember that I have a family there for me.


Hannah LaRoche - Class of '17

Major: Athletic Training
Hometown: Kensington, NH


Extracurricular Activities: Equestrian team and Athletic Training Club

One of the ways I am always learning is through my involvement by being on the Equestrian team I learn how to work as a team along with increasing my skills to perform better in the show ring. Not only has it taught me that there is always room for improvement in riding but also everything I do in real life

Favorite Spot at Colby-Sawyer or New London? My favorite spot at Colby-Sawyer is the library. It is so cozy and a great place to get away from the world to study.

What do you love about Colby-Sawyer College? What I love about Colby- Sawyer College is that it is my home away from home. It is where I can spend time with friends who have become like a family to me.


Emily Nagle - Class of '17

Major: Child Development with Early Education
Hometown: Boston, MA


Extracurricular Activities: : Trips co-chair for Campus Activities Board, Orientation Leader, Emerging Leader

One of the ways I am always learning is through my involvement with The Campus Activities Board. Whether it's being a general member or a chair there are always obstacles to face with performers, the students, or events. Every obstacle is different and has a number of different ways of getting over them that each event, or performer is a learning experience.

Favorite Spot at Colby-Sawyer or New London? I think my favorite spots would be Hogan Sports Center or the Library. I am in no way an athletic person, but there is nothing like spending time at the gym and getting over a tough day of classes. I also think the library because it is so comfortable and easy to focus. I have a few different spots I like to call my own.

What do you love about Colby-Sawyer College? I love how everyone is so approachable. From the staff to the students, each member of the school is a genuinely friendly person. That was one of the main reasons for choosing the school. Also, their friendliness helped make the transition much easier.


Diep 'ZiZi' Nghiem - Class of '15

Major: Health Care Management
Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam


Extracurricular Activities: yoga, playing piano, and listening to music

One of the ways i am always learning is through my involvement with Resident Assistant Office.

Favorite spot in New London is Pleasant Lake. I love going there, putting my feet on the water during sunset during the summer, and just enjoying the beautiful mountain and lake there.

What do you love about Colby-Sawyer College? I love the friendly people and peaceful scenery around campus.


Thao 'Jen' Nguyen - Class of '15

Major: Business Administration (Minor: Media Studies)
Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam


Extracurricular Activities: Cross Culture club, Enactus , Eco-reps

One of the ways I am always learning is through my involvement with Eco-reps

Favorite Spot at Colby-Sawyer or New London? Thornton living room is my favorite place at Colby-Sawyer. As my classes are mostly held at Colgate hall, I always spend my time studying or hanging out with my friends there. I feel relaxed and comfortable to have a spot to stay between a short break of classes.

What do you love about Colby-Sawyer College? I love Colby-Sawyer because of the friendly and welcoming community gives me an opportunity to learn but self-direct my future development.


Krista Peace - Class of '15

Major: History & Political Studies
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA


Extracurricular Activities: President of Ready for Hillary and History Club.

One of the ways I am always learning is through my involvement with Ready for Hillary.

Favorite Spot at Colby-Sawyer or New London: The lofts in the library because they're so cozy and such a lovely place to get comfortable for long study sessions, especially in the winter.

What do you love about Colby-Sawyer College? The thing that I love most about Colby-Sawyer is all of my small discussion based classes and the fantastic teachers I have had.


Jen Petty - Class of '15

Major: Child Development - Education
Hometown: Bridgewater, MA


Extracurricular Activities: Child Development Club

One of the ways I am always learning is through my involvement with Child Development Club-there are so many chances to give back to the community via children and Child Development Club makes those opportunities easy to come by!

Favorite spot at Colby-Sawyer or New London: I love going to the top of Mount Kearsarge and taking in all the beauty it has to offer. It clears my head and allows me to return to campus level headed so I can get to work on my homework!

What do you love about Colby-Sawyer College? Everyone knows everyone and it really helps you feel at home. As someone who loves to be home and found college to be a hard transition, knowing that I was part of such a small and tight knit community helped make the transition that much easier.


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