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Issue: August 2016

CC Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

Colorado College welcomes 11 new tenure-track faculty members and four Riley Scholars to the CC community. The new faculty members embody a wide range of fields and disciplines, and many of them will be in the classroom on the first day of Block 1, which begins Monday, Aug. 29. “CC is fortunate to have a national reputation that allows us to attract exceptional scholar-teachers,” says Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler. “Our incoming tenure-track faculty members, Riley Scholars, and visiting professors are outstanding, and they will have an enormous impact on our intellectual community.” “I am delighted that these talented individuals have joined our faculty,” Dean of the College Sandra Wong…

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Issue: August 2016

Peak Profile: Peter Frykholm ’92

Not just any boys’ high school soccer team practices on an artificial turf field at 10,000’ elevation, but if you play for Peter Frykholm ’92 in Leadville, Colorado, you do. Under Frykholm’s leadership, a landmark five-year community project transformed an abandoned zinc smelter into a modern athletic facility. Frykholm devoted countless volunteer hours to everything…

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Issue: August 2016

In Memoriam: Jerome McHugh

Jerome “Jerry” Pinckney McHugh, April 5, in Denver. He was 88. A trustee emeritus of the college, Jerry and his wife, Anabel, helped make possible facilities such as the Baca Campus in Crestone, as well as the McHugh Distinguished Chair in American Institutions and Leadership in the Department of Political Science. Jerry was president of Jerome P. McHugh & Associates and its operating affiliate, Nassau Resources. He established the oil and gas company in the 1950s, and by the mid-’60s Nassau began to prosper from production in the San Juan Basin. Jerry became involved with CC in the ’70s, immediately after the enrollment of his son Jerome P. McHugh Jr.…

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Issue: August 2016

In Memoriam: Tass Kelso

Sylvia “Tass” Kelso, June 8, at age 63. Tass taught at Colorado College for 29 years, specializing in plant systematics and evolution and rising to professor emerita in the Department of Organismal Biology and Ecology. Tass grew up in New England, and an early fascination with diverse landscapes would be reflected in the arc of…

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Issue: August 2016

History of Collaboration Between the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Colorado College

In 1926, when the FAC was known as the Broadmoor Art Academy, it was the de facto Art Department of Colorado College. This was during an age when professional arts education was transitioning from professional art schools to accredited colleges and universities. Alice Bemis Taylor originally planned to build a museum to house her collection on Colorado College’s campus. Instead, she joined forces with Julie Penrose and Elizabeth Sage Hare, who persuaded her to include this in a bigger Fine Arts Center vision and build a multidisciplinary arts institution. In 1935, while the Fine Arts Center was under construction, the first art exhibition as the Fine Arts Center was held…

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Issue: August 2016

Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies Major Confirmed

It’s been a long, long time coming — 10 years, to be exact. At last, Colorado College is able to introduce the new Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies (REMS) major. On the docket since 2006, the introduction of the REMS major reaffirms the college’s commitment to diversifying both its curriculum and the dialogues that occur across its community. “Issues of diversity, including belonging, racial and ethnic history, have always been important from an intellectual and analytical perspective,” says Claire Garcia, professor of English and director of the REMS program. “Students want attention paid to issues of racial justice, social inequality,” she says, adding “the college has a duty to this…

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Issue: August 2016

Milestones

Weddings & Celebrations 2005 Carleton “Corky” Keck and Erin Hopmann, on May 14, 2016, in St. Louis. Births & Adoptions 1992 Andrew Wilkey and Jennifer Jane Fransen Wilkey, a son, Nolan Henry Vincent Wilkey, Oct. 9, 2015, in Minneapolis. 2005 Peter Maiurro and his wife Kate Faricy Maiurro, a daughter, Josephine Hayden, Jan. 13 in Colorado Springs. 2006 Bethany Truhler Shehan and her husband Jeff Shehan, a son, Grant Isaiah, May 1 in Kalispell, Montana. 2008 Tiffany Etter Garza and her husband Patrick Garza, a daughter, Mila Kate, on May 2 in Houston. Mila is the younger sister of Jack Christopher Garza, born in 2013. Obituaries 1939 Betty Mellenthin Kuchel,…

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Issue: August 2016

Alumni Association Award Winners

The following individuals will be honored with awards at Homecoming 2016 for their achievements. The Louis T. Benezet Award The Louis T. Benezet Award recognizes outstanding achievement in one’s chosen field, excellence through unusual success or contribution, innovation or research that has advanced a profession or a cause, and/or extraordinary contributions and achievements that have impacted people’s lives and exemplify the values of a liberal arts education. These attributes characterized the important contributions of the late Louis T. Benezet, president of Colorado College from 1955-63. Scott Desmarais ’86 Scott Desmarais ’86 has devoted his passion for economic and social development toward corporate strategy, business management, and public sector consulting in…

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Issue: August 2016

A Message From Your Alumni Board

Hello Fellow Alumni, Wherever your path after Colorado College may have taken you, I hope this Bulletin finds you doing well and enjoying your summer, or perhaps your winter for those of you down under! I love hearing about what our fellow alumni are up to all over the globe. With Homecoming just around the corner, I invite you to come back to campus, reconnect with classmates and others, and come 
to the Homecoming Convocation and Alumni Awards Ceremony to meet some of our amazing alumni award recipients and hear how they are blazing new trails in their own unique ways in so many parts of the world. You won’t…

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Issue: August 2016

Alumni Block Breaks Away

Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu Professor of Organismal Biology and Ecology Jim Ebersole served as faculty leader for a Block Break
 Away for a group of 47 alumni, parents, and friends in March. The trip combined two extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu. Teeming with tortoises, sea lions, birds, and fish, the Galapagos is almost a surreal environment in which to see iguanas, crabs, and frigate birds (all pictured above) on full display. The group then flew to Peru to visit Machu Picchu, the legendary “lost city of the Incas,” and Cuzco, the oldest continuously inhabited city of the Western Hemisphere. Photos courtesy Bob Kendig…

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