Colin Vaughn Phillips

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My favorite student from Maine! You are leaving big shoes to fill — we all will miss having your smiling face and earnest spirit around campus. Thank you for your dedicated service to the student body here at Kings, Student Body President!

— Dr. David Talcott


  • Student Body President (2020-2021)


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Notes for Colin

Within minutes of meeting you we were discussing Churchill biographies and I knew you were going to be someone important to me. It has been such a privilege to watch your journey through King’s. You make me proud to work at King’s. Congratulations on graduating – I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for you!

Congrats- Colin! Thank you for all you did to serve this community! I’m so glad to have known you in your time at King’s! Wishing you the best always!


My brother it has been an absolute joy getting to know you this year. Thank you for always bringing the hype to house events and being a mentor to us first years. You’re an incredible human being and God is leading you to do great things!

To my cousin, I cannot believe we made it! From sitting in philosophy class freshman year till now. So proud of you! Cannot wait to see you soon!

Congratulations, Colin! I know your King’s experience spanned the academic experience and well beyond in student leadership. Thanks for your contributions to our community. All the best!

From that first time meeting you at my office, to lunch, Governor’s Island, to watching and observing you serve as SBP, and so much more… All I can say is, Congratulations! This is a well deserved accomplishment and knowing what I know regarding your plans, this is only the beginning. May the One who gives all gifts bless you in all that you will do. This country and culture needs the likes of you. God bless you! your friend,


Congratulations Colin! You’ve been such a steady character in the King’s community these past 4 years and have always brought such earnest attention (and a strong dose of sarcasm) to each class, task, and random hallway conversation. While our King’s paths haven’t overlapped quite so much in the past year, I can also say that you’ve served the student body so well through such a crazy year. Congrats on all that you’ve achieved – it’ll be exciting to see what God has in store for your future!

Congrats to the coolest SBP i know!! you’ve done well and i’m beyond proud to have been a fellow Tubbs and Civil War enthusiasts with you. You’ve run your race well and I cannot wait to see what comes next!

I’d leave you a real note, but I’d probably argue the wrong side.

Rip Vermont Debates 2018

You have so much to be proud of from your time at King’s. Your time as SBP was unideal but you and your team managed to love and lead the school well. I have no doubt that you will continue to do good for the people around you as you go forward. You deserve all you accolades.

Congratulations, Colin! You’re a hard worker, and you have given so much to this school; King’s is a better place for it. Grateful for the pancakes and shenanigans over the past three years! Onward and upward.

Congratulations, Colin! It was an honor (and a very wild time) serving on your council this year. Your love for this school is contagious. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

congratulations Colin! you’re a real gem. I hope that we continue betting on the forever happiness of our acquaintances for years to come.

Colin, all I can say is I’m so glad we had Kinlaw together as much as we did. Man, we’re those some good times. Keep in touch my friend! You killed it as SBP!

Colin, It was a pleasure to get to know you in the PWS class. I appreciated your comments and you papers. Your leadership, diplomacy skills and writing abilities will continue to serve you well and you will make us all even more proud of you. Congratulations on your graduation from King’s and your time in faithful service as SBP during a super unusual year. Best Wishes, Prof Glader


Please accept my belated congratulations on your graduation and all your other achievements at King’s. So impressive! And what a treat to have had you as a student in so many courses. I also greatly enjoyed conversing with you outside class, and look forward to more conversations in the future, especially about new books that you will be reading. Wishing you many blessings in the years ahead. As ever, DLT

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