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Issue: Winter 2018

Block Break Away Programs 2018-19

Since 2014, 447 alumni, parents, and friends have traveled with the Block Break Away program, 53 as repeat travelers. The hallmark of our program is inclusion of a CC faculty member or an experienced alumnus/na travel guide or provider. March 12-19, 2019 Caribbean: Sailing the Windward Islands on Le Ponant with Associate Professor of Music Ryan Bañagale ’00. (Only three cabins available.)     June 15-25, 2019 Hiking Scotland’s Inner and Outer Hebrides with Professor of Geology Eric Leonard (just three spots available)     July 28-Aug. 3, 2019 Polar Bears and Beluga Whales of Hudson Bay with Associate Professor and Director of Environmental Programs Miro Kummel     Aug.…

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Issue: Winter 2018

Celebrating 50 Years: John Riker

This year, Colorado College’s John Riker, professor of philosophy, is celebrating 50 years of teaching at the college. A celebration was held at this year’s Homecoming, with Riker giving a talk on his recent scholarship, “Philosophy and Psychoanalysis: Re-vitalizing Contemporary Life,” alongside a celebratory event and reception with Professor of Philosophy Jonathan Lee interviewing Riker,…

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Issue: Winter 2018

Milestones

Weddings and Celebrations 2005 Retta Bruegger ’05 and Andrew Gingerich, Sept. 23, 2017, in Old Snowmass, Colorado. 2006 Josie Tuttle Munroe ’06 and Matthew Munroe in Maui, Hawaii, October 2017. Kimberly Shephard ’06 and Joseph Kaiser, Sept. 23, 2017, in Denver. 2012 Vita Emery ’12 and Matthew Beaton ’12, June 30, in Columbus, Ohio. 2016 Abby Mietchen ’16 and Luke Allen, March 31, in Salt Lake City. Births and Adoptions 1999 Amber Dodson ’99 and Alex Webb ’99, a daughter, Naomi Alexandra, on April 17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Obituaries 1938 Edward “Ed” Joseph Pelz was a Rhodes scholar who had his formal education cut short by World War II. After…

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Issue: Winter 2018

A Message From Your Alumni Council

Greetings, CC, Shockingly, another year has almost gone by. The holidays are right around the corner, the new CC academic year is in the not-too-distant rear view, and this all means that some of us also returned from Homecoming Weekend on campus! As we turn our attention forward to year’s end, I am excited to…

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Issue: Winter 2018

Class Notes

1969 Nicki Steel had her photo essay, “The Life of Loons on Lake Raponda,” published in the September/October 2018 issue of Vermont Magazine. When not shooting photographs, Nicki is serving as chair of Wilmington, Vermont’s Old Home Week for 2020, a once-every-10-year celebration dating back to 1890. 1970 Nancy Guild, a longtime professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently had a $10,000 biology undergraduate annual scholarship endowment set up in her honor by former student Alex Meininger. A group of Tigers assembled to celebrate Bill Jenkins’ 70th birthday on Aug. 4 in Leavenworth, Washington. Seated, from left: Alice Klauzer, Karen…

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Issue: Winter 2018

Block Break Away: Iceland and Greenland

Professor of Geology Jeff Noblett led a group of alumni and parents on a Block Break Away program to Iceland with a majority continuing on to Greenland last July. While the weather was rainy most of the time, the group nonetheless enjoyed visiting waterfalls, glaciers, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and several villages off the beaten track.…

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Issue: Winter 2018

Online Directory of Alumni

For those of you familiar with finding other alumni through OurCC, the online directory, or through a second, mobile platform, the Colorado College Community app for smartphones, the latter product now has a desktop version you might want to try. For the time being, OurCC will remain functional, but there are emerging reasons for CC to eventually move away from the OurCC product. When CC launched a mobile community app for smartphones three years ago, the desktop equivalent was not simultaneously available. The software developer has since caught up. If you are interested in accessing the alumni network via smartphone or computer, here’s what you can do: Use the innovative,…

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