My name is Chloe Labrie and I am a current Sophomore at Keene State College. I am pursuing a dual degree in Biology and Secondary Education. I am in my second year in the Morris August Honors Program. I am in a class called The Deindustrialization and Reindustrialization of Keene which was offered to me through the Honors Program. This course allowed us to learn more about Keene and then create a website to exhibit our work. My research question for this website was, “How does corporate ownership affect the community through its philanthropic outreach?” This is important to me because, as a Biology major, I spend much of my time in the science center. I am now getting involved with hands-on research that wouldn’t have been possible without the construction of this new building. It was exciting to learn about how the new science center came about and to form a deeper connection with the town of Keene.

To learn more about the course, click on the “Course Description” tab. To learn about Joe Baute’s path to Markem in Keene, NH, click on the “Joe Baute” tab. To learn more about economic theory, click on the “Theory” tab. To learn more about Markem’s and the Putnam’s community contributions, click on the “Philanthropy” tab.

Thank you!