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  • Arline Virginia Gerbrands (1917 - 2003)
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) | 6 March 2003 Arline Lund Gerbrands, 85, Sarasota, died March 3, 2003. She was born July 17, 1917, in Hollis, N.H., and came to this area in 1969 from Keene, N.H. She wa...

Keene State College is a public liberal arts college in Keene, New Hampshire. It is part of the University System of New Hampshire and the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Founded in 1909 as a teacher's college (originally, Keene Normal School; later, Keene Teachers College), Keene State College had 3,104 students enrolled for credit as of fall 2021.

Some of the largest academic programs at Keene State College are Education, Business Management/Management, Psychology, Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences, and Criminal Justice Studies, according to the declared majors reported in the Keene State College Factbook.

Keene State College offers more than 40 areas of undergraduate study in the liberal arts, social sciences, sciences, and professional programs, as well as selected graduate degrees. Both the Master of Science in Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences and Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition are offered as fully online programs. Other notable majors include Construction Safety Sciences, Sustainability Studies, Construction Management, Neuroscience, and Nursing. Keene's Factbook 2019-2020 shows that Exercise Science and Criminal Justice Studies are some of the fastest growing majors.

The Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences program is the second largest major on campus. This program began holding an annual professional development conference in conjunction with the student ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) chapter.

The Education major at Keene State College is a respected teacher education program. The college hosts major annual seminars in children's literature.

The Film Studies program hosts an annual student film festival.

The Geography department hosts the annual New Hampshire State Geographic Bee, the winner of which competes in the National Geographic Bee.

Keene State College recently became the first accredited university in the nation to offer a four-year undergraduate degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.