my alumni experience

Ai-Li Sung Chin '39

It really opened up America to me. It was extraordinary for a junior college, any college, to provide that kind of education…

Jill Booth Macdonell '57

This work is my ministry and I've been placed on our Earth for this reason. Helping the poor is one of the areas that gives my life great meaning…

Mark Macenas '98

Most young men dream about fire trucks and being a firefighter. I finally decided to follow through with that childhood fantasy…

Barbara Livingston '82

She credits her decision to pursue a doctorate to the encouraging influence of several Colby-Sawyer faculty. “Colby-Sawyer gave me a great springboard…”

Beth Burnham '02

Life is short, so embrace people and love them with all that you have, regardless of how they treat you. Have confidence in yourself. Be proud of who you are. Admit when you are wrong. Be patient. Care for others who can't take care of themselves…

Gregg Carville '95

At some point, [Theatre Director] Jerry Bliss said, 'I need someone to light a show.' And that's how I was thrown into the world of technical theater…

Beverly Stearns Bernson '55

The antique business, in particular, lets you meet people from anywhere, any age. You have instant friends—they're in the booth next to you. This business is a lot of work, but it's just as much fun…