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Issue: August 2015

In Memoriam: Bob Steck

Bob Steck, who began teaching in the Philosophy Department in the early 1970s, lost his battle with cancer March 9 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sarah Bullard Steck; four daughters; Katherine, Ashley Austin, Vanessa, and Nicole; beloved grandson, Langston; and an older brother, Tom. His activism against the Vietnam War was an important part of his early adulthood and he remained politically engaged throughout his life. He was drafted late in the war and joined Vietnam Veterans Against the War after his return. He remained involved with VVAW throughout his life. In 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs formally acknowledged the role…

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Issue: August 2015

In Memoriam: Heinz Geppert

Heinz Geppert, May 7, at home in Colorado Springs at age 84. An emeriti lecturer, Heinz taught German at CC from 1991 to 2013. His courses included German film and the Holocaust, and he organized German cultural events open to the public. He received his B.A. from Colorado College in 1968 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle. The title of his doctoral dissertation was “Georg Kaisers Dramentyp: Theorie und Bühnengestaltung. Before coming to CC Heinz taught at the University of Washington, Seattle; the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay; and Whitman College. Heinz also spent a year with Seattle Theater Arts and, after returning to CC, alternated…

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Issue: August 2015

What’s On Your Reading List?

We asked Spanish Professor Clara Lomas: What’s On Your Reading List? “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz “The book takes us on a journey into an American story of imagination, migrations, fantasy, and desire. This transnational novel is an aesthetic amalgam of realism, science fiction, magical realism, and action hero comic book.” Lomas is chair of the Spanish and Portuguese Department and director of the CC Semester in Latin America.

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Issue: August 2015

Nancy Nagel Gibbs ’71

It takes a lot of people to make a hit Broadway show. If you had told Nancy Nagel Gibbs ’71, while she was working in the Armstrong Hall basement, that she would be the producer of the multi-Tony Award winner “Peter and the Starcatcher,” she would have said, “No way.” The Denver native didn’t have a plan when she took a small scholarship from Colorado College. It was just a fine school, she said, and close to home. She’d worked in theater in high school, but didn’t dream of working the Great White Way. Still, her work-study program took her backstage and into the tutelage of Jean McMillen, a creative…

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Issue: August 2015

Homecoming Weekend 2015: Oct. 8-11

Alumni: join us for Homecoming traditions such as Freedom and Authority, Homecoming Convocation, and the all-campus picnic under the tent. Help us to honor Professors Tim Fuller and Owen Cramer on their 50 years of teaching. We’ll also celebrate a new tradition, Alumapalooza, on Saturday evening following class reunion dinners. We are pleased to celebrate a special reunion for CC veterans during Homecoming Weekend. Class Reunions 1955 (60th Reunion) 1960 (55th Reunion) 1965 (50th Reunion) 1970 (45th Reunion) 1975 (40th Reunion) 1980 (35th Reunion) 1985 (30th Reunion) 1990 (25th Reunion) 1995 (20th Reunion) 2000 (15th Reunion) 2005 (10th Reunion) 2010 (5th Reunion) We are especially pleased to induct the Class…

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Issue: August 2015

Milestones

Weddings & Celebrations 2001 JoAnn Lucero and Jeff Waldrop, March 28, 2015. They reside in Georgetown, Texas. 2008 Garrett Adams and Anne Brooks, December, 2014, in Portland, Maine. Births & Adoptions 2000 Jessica Packard and Evan Riles, a son, Whittaker Gray, March 10, 2015. 2004 Sabina and Joseph Mehta Scott, a son, Soren Neil, May 15, 2014. 2005 Ruthie and Greg Lestikow, a daughter, Evelyn Dana, March 18, 2015. John Robert and Eve Ardell Lanham ’06, a son, Nathan Schager Lanham, Nov. 12, 2014. Obituaries 1940 Isabel Pedersen Gordon, Feb. 10, in Westport, Connecticut, at age 98. A children’s book illustrator, Isabel was most known for “The Shadow Book,” published…

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Issue: August 2015

Introducing Eric Mellum ’90, Alumni Association Board President, 2015-17

How did you find your way to Colorado College? My family used to take an annual ski trip from Minnesota to Colorado, and so I grew up with a real fondness for Colorado. When it came time to choose a college I was pleased to discover this hidden gem of an institution nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak, with strong academics, 300 days of sunshine a year, an energetic student body, and of course, the Block Plan. After meeting several of my to-be classmates at an admitted student weekend, I was sold! What was your major and what activities were you involved with while a student? I majored in…

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Issue: August 2015

Class Notes

1958 1971 Kat Bradley-Bennett was the recipient of the Mountain and Plains Adult Education Association’s 2015 Award of Excellence for Colorado. The award was presented at the group’s conference in association with the Commission on Adult Basic Education and the Colorado Adult Education Professional Association. Mountain and Plains Adult Education Association is a coalition of nine western states that promotes education and life-long learning. Kat received her bachelor’s in music from CC and her master’s in adult education and training from Colorado State University in 2014. She lives in Longmont, Colorado. 1977 Lisa S. Thomason was elected president of the Colorado Chapter of the Division for Early Childhood in August…

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