CC friends gathered for a reunion and a celebration of the 100th birthday of Eleanor Hastings Griffith ’36. Eleanor has become the first member of the Colorado College Century Club, a newly established recognition group established by the Fifty Year Club. Eleanor, who grew up on Pine Street in Colorado Springs, remembers her grandmother suggesting she go to “the college” and talk with President Mierow about the possibility of a scholarship. After two years, she transferred to University of Colorado, where she completed her degree. Among those attending the celebration, from left: Jay Engeln ’74, Lee Clarke Clement ’46, Judy Pickle, Eleanor Hastings Griffith ’36, Judy Reid Finley ’58, Jule Hutchinson Haney ’39, Diane Brown Benninghoff ’68, and Barbara Neeley Yalich ’53.
Ray Kandt ’57 sent us this photo of three CC alumni from the classes of 1957 and 1958, together in Highlands Ranch, Colo., in September 2011. From left to right: Jeanette Barton Kandt ’58, Ray Kandt ’57, and Mary Rogers Wullschleger ’58.
The Colorado College “chain of office,” presented to President Jill Tiefenthaler at her inauguration this year, was created by Harry Hamill ’84, a geology major while at CC. He is now an artist and a well-known creator of jewelry and medallions. Susan Smith Burghart ’77 provided the funding for the piece. The chain of office is one of the oldest symbols of authority. It is intentionally a heavy collar, to represent the weight of office. Its links, forming a circle, symbolize unity, wholeness, returning cycles, and infinity. The chain links past to present, and the CC presidential chain of office features the names of all of its presidents. The chain is meant to be worn by the president at all official academic events.
Five alumnae from the Class of ’53 gathered at Pike Place Market in Seattle in September 2012 for their annual get-together. Left to right: Shirley Keay Campbell, Orinda, Calif.; Mary Crawford Rubens, Scarsdale, N.Y.; Artie Toll Kensinger, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Sally Rambeau Spoehr, St. Augustine, Fla.; and Sally Moffitt Kennedy, Mercer Island, Wash.