The Alumni Council Awards Committee is proud to annually present to deserving alumni the Colby Brick Award, Distinguished Alumna/us Award, and other awards such as the Ernest C. Marriner Award for Distinguished Service to the College, the Outstanding Educator Award, the Edson V. Mitchell ’75 Distinguished Service Award, the Blue Key Award, and the Charles W. Bassett Faculty Award. Please select an award below to learn more about the criteria for each award and to see previous award winners.
Established in 2013, the Blue Key Award is presented annually, during Reunion Weekend, and recognizes up to four young alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years. This award is presented to young alumni who have distinguished themselves by providing consistent and dedicated service to Colby.
Awarded annually at Reunion Weekend to three to five recipients who are members of the Colby family, not necessarily alumni, who have demonstrated outstanding loyalty to the College through consistent and dedicated service on its behalf.
Awarded periodically, preferably annually, at Reunion Weekend to an alumna/us who has achieved unusual distinction in his or her profession or avocation.
This award is presented periodically, but not necessarily annually, during Reunion Weekend and recognizes a member of the Colby family (not necessarily an alumnus/a) for exceptional commitment to Colby, demonstrated by lifelong dedication to the support of the College and its goals. The recipient should clearly stand out from others in his or her devoted service to the College.
First presented in 1988, this award is presented periodically (but not necessarily annually) to an alumnus/a who has demonstrated exceptional distinction in the classroom. The recipient should be recognized by peers and students as an outstanding teacher or professor who has shown those qualities that most encourage students to learn and that inspire them to continue learning. The award is presented at Reunion Weekend.
This award is presented periodically, but not necessarily annually, during Reunion Weekend to an alumnus or alumna within 25 years of graduation for extraordinary service to Colby as demonstrated by sustained dedication to and leadership in the support of the College and the achievement of its missions and goals.
First presented in June 1997, this award recognizes a faculty member whose service to alumni programs, through active participation in regional and on-campus events, is extraordinary.
Our community is what makes Colby great. This is your opportunity to highlight the incredible things our alumni, faculty, and extended family do to make our College and the world a better place.