Shockingly, another year has almost gone by. The holidays are right around the corner, the new CC academic year is in the not-too-distant rear view, and this all means that some of us also returned from Homecoming Weekend on campus!
As we turn our attention forward to year’s end, I am excited to share some developments from your Alumni Association Board. Over the past year, we have been reexamining ourselves to see how the AAB can best represent our fellow alumni through the engagement and advancement of the college’s mission. One cosmetic change we have agreed to is that your AAB is now known as the Alumni Association Council.
Why the change? Because, while we work closely with the Board of Trustees which has the authority/accountability for the college, the AAC’s core function is to work in conjunction with the college to bridge connections among alumni and between the alumni and the college. The AAC represents you, our fellow alumni, and our goal is to continually expand CC’s footprint throughout our regions, country, and world.
As we move forward as the AAC, we hope you will join us. There are many ways you can be involved and we hope you will consider aiding in some of the following: volunteer in regions, serve as a class agent, represent your class as a reunion volunteer, usher in the new generations as an admission volunteer, host students for job shadow or Tiger Trek programs, become a resource in Tiger Link for students or other alumni, share expertise as a class visitor; agree to serve as a Dinner and Dialogue guest, be a Stratton Series speaker, offer advice at the Rising Senior Symposium, or have your Colorado nonprofit sponsor a Public Interest Fellowship Program Fellow. As always, the AAC is looking for individuals who would like to serve in the planning and development of these programs. A full list of ways to engage can be found here: coloradocollege.edu/alumni-volunteer. Finally, if you, or someone you know, may have an interest in working with us, please submit a nomination to serve on the AAC.
Those of us who were able to go to Homecoming this year had the opportunity to attend the Homecoming Convocation and Alumni Awards Ceremony celebrating the lives and achievements of Chip Collins ’77, D’Ann Campbell ’72, Artie Toll Kensinger ’53, Professor David Hendrickson ’76, and Lee Sessions ’86. These individuals were selected by the AAC based on nominations from alumni at large. We urge all of you to continue to nominate peers who also should be considered for an Alumni Award. It is incredible what our alumni have done and we hope you will show off the accomplishments of your peers by submitting them for an award nomination. Nominations can be made at coloradocollege.edu/alumni-awards. As the AAC continues to look for ways to help our alumni, I look forward to hearing from you with suggestions, concerns, or ideas to make our community better.
Have a great holiday season!