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Posts from the August 2012 issue

The Alumni Association Awards

During this year’s Homecoming Weekend, the Alumni Association Board will recognize six distinguished Colorado College alumni for their outstanding contributions to Colorado College. The Louis T. Benezet Award recognizes outstanding achievement in one’s chosen field and excellence through success, innovations, and research that advances a profession or a cause and which exemplifies the values of…

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Sports Briefs

DeGayner, Thirkell named Academic All-Americans   Jordan DeGayner ’12 (swimming and diving) and Deanna Thirkell ’12 (women’s tennis) put an exclamation point on their collegiate careers by earning a spot on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). DeGayner became the seventh Tiger to…

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Bill Barton Professorship Announced

President Jill Tiefenthaler has announced that enough commitments to create the Bill Barton Professorship in Economics and Business have been received to make it a reality. Economics and Business Professor Judy Laux ’77, a former student of Barton’s, says, “Bill demonstrated an unbridled enthusiasm for teaching that never wavered in his 39 years at Colorado…

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Construction, Renovations Spruce up Campus

Colorado College has numerous construction projects currently under way on campus. Work has begun on the new $2 million Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children’s Center, 909 N. Nevada Ave., south of the Children’s Center’s current location. The new center, which is scheduled to open in late August, will accommodate 58 children, nearly doubling the number currently…

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News from Campus – CC Hosts Inaugural Event for Alumni of Color

Colorado College hosted a reception and dinner this spring for about 60 alumni, students, faculty, and staff of colorat Tutt Alumni House. The event, the first of its kind, brought together regional alumni and students of color specifically to network, share CC experiences, and talk about ways to build a stronger minority community on campus…

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Colorado College Helps Waldo Canyon Fire Evacuees

While not in the danger zone of the Waldo Canyon Fire, Colorado College played an important role in feeding and housing evacuees, providing expertise for media interviews, and raising funds for victims in this historic, devastating fire. The Waldo Canyon Fire, which started on June 23 in the Pike National Forest several miles outside of…

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From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, When I arrived at Colorado College last summer, many people asked what drew me here. I explained that the unique combination of strength and ambition, along with a sense of adventure, was irresistible! Over the course of my first year, many experiences have underscored that first impression.…

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