This fall we began a yearlong commemoration of Colby’s 200th birthday. The celebration started with a launch in October on campus and in Waterville. It continues with a series of alumni events taking place throughout the year across the country and in London. Additionally, there’s a Bicentennial Distinguished Lecture Series and we’ll hold a big birthday celebration on campus February 27, 2013.
Already, almost 1,200 people have attended bicentennial events including:
• The kickoff celebration in which Lincoln biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64
talked about the crucial role Colby played in her career.
• The unveiling of a portrait of General Benjamin Butler Class of 1838 over Family Homecoming Weekend.
• Bicentennial tour stops in Denver and Chicago (view the photos
Colby’s bicentennial offers a number of great ways for alumni to get involved, starting with attending one of our regional events. Check out our full list of alumni events
to find a bicentennial event near you. You’ll also find other great ways to recognize Colby’s history on our bicentennial website
and in the newest Colby magazine online feature, “In their Footsteps
,” an exploration of Colby’s history in the words of Colby people.