July 2009 Issue
On May 18, 446 undergraduates and nine master of arts in teaching students received their degrees in Colorado College's 128th commencement ceremony. Michael Bennet, the new U.S. senator from Colorado, addressed the CC graduating class of 2009. Bennet began his public service career as an aide to Gov. Richard Celeste of Ohio, who is now CC's president.
They are graduating during one of the worst job markets in U.S. history, but while this year's CC grads are realistic about the challenges, they find many reasons for optimism.
In December 2008, at a dark time in our country's economy, our loyal donors came through. Find out how CC has made a quantum leap in the level of support we receive from our investors.
Did you know that 55 percent of Colorado College's alumni have given at some time during the last five years to the Achieving Our Vision campaign?
An overview of how the economic downturn has affected CC and how the leadership is responding and building a budget to sustain Colorado College into the future.
On March 24, President Dick Celeste, Faculty Athletics Representative Ralph Bertrand, and Director of Athletics Ken Ralph announced that three varsity sports — football, water polo, and softball — would be discontinued. Bob Manning '69 offers his perspective —as a CC alumnus, trustee, Athletics Board member, and one who was involved in this process from the outset — as to why this decision was made.
Despite the nationwide economic downturn, CC will award six new scholarships next year that will contribute more than $110,600 to the financial aid budget.
The funds for this endowed scholarship come from the donations of Alumni Association Board members and others in the Colorado College community.
Lots of people are working very hard to figure out ways to get the college solvent and to keep it that way. It helps me to reflect on what exactly it is that we're committed to sustaining.
Each year, we have a number of executives who teach or co-teach an entire block for us in the economics and business department. The year 2008 was no exception, and included Van Skilling '55, Phil Condit P'91, Carlos Frum '72, and David Helms '65
You never know where a game of bridge, or the "bridge" of friendships and alumni help, will take you. When Carol James and Jody Smith were at Colorado College, they spent a lot of time playing bridge.