young alumni achievement award

Presented each year at Alumni Fall Festival, this award recognizes a young alumna/us for significant achievement and contribution within her/his chosen field and community. Eligible nominees should reflect positively on Colby-Sawyer while providing an example of leadership and inspiration to young alumni. Alumni of the last 15 years, 1998-2012 for the 2013 award, are eligible for this award.

Megan Thayer

2013 Award Recipient: Megan Thayer '04

Directly after receiving her business administration degree from Colby-Sawyer in 2004, Megan entered the banking industry and has quickly moved up through the ranks. She began her career with TDBanknorth and most recently has joined Berkshire Bank as a mortgage loan officer. Megan, who lives in Dover, NH, is heavily involved with Catapult, the Seacoast's Young Professional Group, and she chairs the Catapult Lunch Connects program, which is their lunch time networking event series.

Since graduating from Colby-Sawyer, Megan has remained an involved and engaged alumna. She is a regular at alumni events in her area and has assisted the Admissions department in their efforts to recruit new students. She is a regular volunteer at the Business Administration Department's mock interview program and has served on alumni panel discussions for our current student body. Megan has been a member of our President's Alumni Advisory Council since 2010. She is also a loyal donor to the Colby-Sawyer Fund, and most recently joined with fellow alumni, faculty and staff to endow a scholarship fund in honor of one of her favorite professors, Tony Quinn, who retired in May.

Past Award Winners

2013 Kim-Laura Boyle '98
2012 Mike Mooney '02
2010 Drew Drummond '02
2009 Anthony Librot '94
2008 Sara Hodgkins Morin '95
2007 Matt Godbout '95
2006 Christopher "Koz" Kozlowski '95
2003 Christopher Quint '98
2002 Keith Perkins '99