November 2009 Issue
For a small college, CC is making a big impact in U.S. government service. Five CC alumni now serve in influential positions within the current presidential administration, and several more are working in other roles. Read about the alumni who are serving at the request of the president.
Colorado College would be a different place were it not for its significant and storied relationship with the Bemis family, whose roots at the college reach from present day back to the late 1800s. Learn more about the history of the Bemises at CC.
In the fight to cut greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality on college campuses, college presidents are signing the Presidents Climate Commitment. Learn about what CC is doing, as a signatory to the PCC, to become carbon neutral.
An unexpected pregnancy while she was a freshman at CC changed life for Lily Newman ’00. A scholarship for single parents helped her continue her CC education while raising her son. Read about Lily’s story and what she has achieved.
Along with many CC alumni and parents, an unexpected guest showed up for Homecoming 2009 in October. This Homecoming’s theme — “Camp Colorado College” — was fitting as the celebration included a bonfire, chilly weather, wildlife, and lots of spirited merrymaking.
Learn about the great news on the sustainability front at CC, including a special certification for the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, the aCClimate 14 conservation campaign, a car sharing program, and accolades for CC green efforts.