Alumni Awards

Outstanding Educator Award

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.

2023 Alumni Awards Clocks
2023 Outstanding Educator Award Recipient

Scott Sivo ’03

Year Recipients
2021 Ambrose Cheung ’76
2020 Marlene Goldman ’70
2019 Jane Dutton ’74
2018 Carl Glickman ’68
2016 Leslie Breton ’81
2014 Gregory M. Pfitzer ’79
2013 James Verrilli ’83
2009 Louis Leotta Jr. ’59
2008 Ruth-Marie Griswold Fincher ’72, Judith de Luce ’68
2006 Jeanne O’Brien Crocker ’76
2004 Rae Jean Braunmuller Goodman ’69
2003 Robert H. Brunell ’44, James S. Cook Jr. ’78
2001 David O. Rea ’71
2000 Edward A. Snyder ’75
1999 Robert Dyer ’64
1998 Jonathan Choate ’64
1997 Eleanor Duckworth ’57
1996 Elizabeth Savicki Carvellas ’68
1995 Norma Bergquist Garnett ’52
1993 Walter Rideout ’38
1992 Daniel M. Hall ’51
1990 Sidney J. Rauch ’43
1989 Jean Burr Smith ’39
1988 Jane Russell Abbott ’41
Alumni Awards

Honoring distinguished Colby alumni annually at reunion

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.

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Blue Key Award

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.

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Brick Award

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.

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Distinguished Alumna/us Award

Awarded periodically, preferably annually, at Reunion Weekend to an alumna/us who has achieved unusual distinction in his or her profession or avocation.

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Ernest C. Marriner Distinguished Service Award

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.

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Outstanding Educator Award

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.

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Edson V. Mitchell ’75 Distinguished Service Award

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.

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Charles W. Bassett Faculty Award

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.

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Alumni Awards 2024 | Classes ending in 4 or 9

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.

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