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Alumni Journal

Robin McCarthy Pelissier

Robin McCarthy Pelissier ’81 has built a remarkable career as the principal and creative director of Robin Pelissier Design. Over the past 30 years, she has become a celebrated interior designer, transforming homes in Boston, New York City, Florida and Cape Cod, and throughout New England. She also owns Robin’s Nest, a retail shop that has revitalized Hingham Square in Hingham, Massachusetts.

Gale Sparrow ’69

Gale Sparrow ’69, a trailblazing force in the music industry and an alumna of Colby Junior College, passed away on Sunday, March 31, at the age of 74, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Sparrow's storied career, marked by her integral role in the formative years of MTV, left an indelible mark on the world of music and entertainment.

From Scarsdale to Hope Town

The life story of Mary Balzac ’54 is one of resilience, adventure and a deep connection to the beautiful shores of Hope Town, Bahamas.

A Legacy of Illustration

Carol Way Wood ’68 knew she wanted to be an illustrator since she was eight years old. It made sense, as she comes from a lineage steeped in artistic talents. 

From Corporate Climb to Creative Entrepreneurship

Josh Pritchard ’05 embodies the spirit of entrepreneurial drive and personal growth. Josh, who is currently serving as the president and co-owner of Anchour, a thriving advertising and branding agency based in Lewiston, Maine, has had a journey from the corporate world to entrepreneurship.

Designing His Future

Sam Thomas ’20 found his passion for graphic design during his introductory classes at Colby-Sawyer. These classes laid the groundwork for Sam's exploration of design principles, ultimately leading to his unique style as a graphic designer.