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Issue: December 2015

A Brief History of Colorado College Logos

1905-1988: The College Seal For more than 80 years, the college seal was the primary identity mark of the college. It first appeared on the 1905 college course catalog cover, but other information about its origin remains a mystery. It was common, however, for colleges and universities to adopt similarly designed seals in the early 20th century. The design of the college seal has been altered slightly over the years. A few iterations appear here — but the main elements of the book, shield, and the college motto “Scientia et Disciplina” (rough translation: “Learning through Hard Work”) have remained the same. The seal is still used today for historical identity,…

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Issue: December 2015

Continuing a Journey: The Spirit and Legacy of Helen & Arthur Johnson

In June, the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation committed $2 million to Colorado College in support of the expansion and renovation of Tutt Library. This ambitious project will provide a world-class academic center designed around the intense study and collaboration derived from the Block Plan. The Johnson Foundation gift makes possible a new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory, a key part of our improved capability in mapping, 3D modeling, image processing, and geological survey. This generous gift was, perhaps, not a complete surprise. Indeed, Arthur and Helen, the state of Colorado, and Colorado College share a long and rich history. Arthur Johnson was born in Colorado Springs in…

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Issue: December 2015

Peak Profile: Ed Pelz ’38

Arriving at Colorado College in the fall of 1934, Edward Joseph Pelz ’38 must have had no idea what lay in store for his future. Pelz arrived at a Colorado College on the upswing. The presidency of Thurston J. Davies (1934-48) had seen the college acquire new property, upgrade student housing, and hire new faculty despite the economic hardships of the time. “I loved my time at Colorado College,” said Pelz during a call to his Bennington, Vermont, residence. A lively conversationalist at 97, Pelz waxed lyrical about the “forward-looking” college he joined when he arrived in Colorado Springs. An economics major as well as class president at CC, Pelz…

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Issue: December 2015

Milestones

WEDDINGS & CELEBRATIONS 1987 Kathy French and Judy De Groot, July 10, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 1996 Dana Menzel Hall and Matt Hall, July 26, 2014, near Tabernash, Colorado. 2006 Victoria Murray and Andrew Flanagan, April 18, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2008 Emily Zinn and Devin Jamroz, July 11, in Allenspark, Colorado. Kaitlyn Hyser and Jesse Anderson, July 18, in Estes Park, Colorado. 
BIRTHS & ADOPTIONS
 1996 Dana Menzel Hall and Matt Hall, twin daughters Kennedy and Elliotte Hall, Dec. 23, 2014. 2000 Stephanie Shaw Johnson and Kevin Michael Johnson ’01, a daughter, Adele Gramercy Johnson, on July 1, in Irvine, California. 
 2003 Justin Doolittle and Kimberly Doolittle, a son,…

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Issue: December 2015

A Message From Your Alumni Board

By Eric Mellum ’90, Alumni Association Board President Ah, Homecoming. How wonderful it was to reunite with classmates and other fellow alumni, and to walk across our beautiful campus nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak. I always leave campus inspired, impressed, and re-energized after connecting and engaging in stimulating conversation. CC grads really distinguish themselves as people who are living great lives and making a difference in their communities and in the world — and they’re just so much fun! While you may not have made it to Homecoming this fall, you can still enjoy that invigorating experience of connecting with fellow CC alumni in a variety of ways,…

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Issue: December 2015

Class Notes

1960 Colorado College members of Phi Delta Theta held a reunion, complete with old photographs 
and yearbooks, in June on Cape Cod. 1962 Janet Fry Rogers, an artist represented by Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Washington, D.C., recently was featured in a Washington Post story about gardening and the visual arts. 1967 Linda Seger recently won two book awards: a Gold Medal Illumination Book Award for “Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success: Gaining the Goal Without Losing Your Soul,” and a Silver Illumination Book Award for “Jesus Rode a Donkey: Why Millions of Christians are Democrats.” 1969 Michael Allen Kelly has been elected president of the Florida Medical Association…

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Issue: December 2015

On the Bookshelf

Now and Then Old Worlds Unfurl by Mary Elizabeth Bradley ’61 Jones and co-author Emily Calhoun ask if parallel lives can intersect — then enumerate the ways theirs have: family lives, professional interests, commitment to a public ethic, and love of nature. “We have recognized over the 15 years we have been meeting as friends and writers, we have come to speak with different voices about our worlds. Through the process of bringing our poetry together and forging intersections among our words, we have experienced the convergence of our parallel lives,” Jones says. Their book of poems is a testament to that. Published by Poetry Partners Press, 2014.   At…

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Issue: December 2015

Cache La Poudre, Sacred Grounds More Appealing

Visitors to campus will notice a more pedestrian-friendly and aesthetically pleasing Cache La Poudre Street, between Cascade and Nevada avenues. The Cache La Poudre Improvement Project is the first phase to address the campus master plan’s recommendation to create a clearer gateway into campus from the south. The project extends the curb on the south…

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Issue: December 2015

“Humans of CC” Now on Facebook

Four first-year students, Amelia Eskenazi ’19, Joann Bandales ’19, Padah Vang ’19, and David Gonzalez Salgado ’19, have created the “Humans of Colorado College” Facebook page. Modeled after the “Humans of New York” project, the page seeks to tell stories that others aren’t aware of, letting students know it’s OK to be vulnerable and helping to promote empathy, said co-founder Vang. “I think it’s become a rare space of authenticity and a community of support. I find myself looking forward to the stories everyday because in the bustle and stress of my day, it’s a reminder that our world is full of people with love, triumph, sadness, and hardship. It gives me some hope…

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Issue: December 2015

Students Assist Refugees While in Greece

The 25 students taking Lisa Hughes’ interdisciplinary course Romantic Comedy: The Birth, Death, and Re-birth during Block 2 in Greece were struck by the plight of refugees and vowed to help. With broad support from CC students, faculty, staff, alumni, student clubs, and athletics teams, the students raised more than $2,250 to buy necessities for…

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