My Colby-Sawyer Experience

She credits her decision to pursue a doctorate to the encouraging influence of several Colby-Sawyer faculty. “Colby-Sawyer gave me a great springboard.”
Pastoral Psychologist Barbara Livingston '82

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Round-leaf Dogwood Cornus rugosa
Dogwood Cornaceae family

Leaves are very roundish, with smooth margins, 5 - 9 pairs of veins, and 2 - 5" long. The leaf shape and number of veins is distinctive for this shrub.



Flowers are white with 4 petals (characteristic of all dogwoods). They form flat-topped clusters, and bloom in June.

Fruit is a light blue berry, appearing about August.



Twigs are green or reddish brown with purple blotches. No other dogwood has these twigs.

Form/habitat: Round-leaf dogwood is a shrub that grows to 10'.


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