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Issue: August 2014

In Memoriam

Jerry Carle, iconic football coach, died April 12, 2014. The Minnesota native and Marine Corps veteran was 90 years old. He was a major influence on CC’s athletics programs from his start as football assistant in 1948 to his retirement in 1990. Jerry also served stints as director of athletics as well as basketball and golf coach. “When I think of Colorado College athletics, he is the first person I think of,” said current AD Ken Ralph. “He loved the place and what it did for the students he worked with. He was so positive and upbeat about the community and the college.” His 1971-76 football teams attained a winning…

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Issue: August 2014

Boettcher Scholar Receives Grant

Colorado College Assistant Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Amy Dounay ’96, who came to CC as a student on a Boettcher Scholarship and graduated with a B.A. in chemistry, has been awarded a $225,000 Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award. She is one of only seven scientists in the state to receive the award this year. The three-year grant will support Dounay’s research on the design, synthesis, and evaluation of new drugs for African sleeping sickness. The funding supplements her recent $35,000 grant from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement to support the same research. African sleeping sickness, also known as Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), threatens the lives of thousands of sub-Saharan…

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Issue: August 2014

Adams Confirmed as NEH Chairman

William “Bro” Adams has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Adams graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with a philosophy degree in 1972. He entered CC with the Class of 1969; however, his time on campus was interrupted by three years of service in the Army, including one year in Vietnam. It was partly that experience that motivated him to study and teach in the humanities. Adams, a native of Birmingham, Mich., served as president of Colby College from 2000 until stepping down in June. Before taking the helm there, Adams served as president of Bucknell University from…

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Issue: August 2014

Peak Profile: Lance Cheslock ’82

Lance Cheslock obviously has the right chemistry for problem-solving — even if it doesn’t involve his chemistry degree. After graduation, he taught chemistry, physics, and art history at an East Coast prep school and tested the waters of biochemical research, before spending three years in Haiti with one of Habitat for Humanity’s first international projects, working with rural housing and community development. There he found his passion, and the model he learned — putting volunteers on the frontlines with a lot of responsibility — has been his model ever since. Returning to the U.S. in the summer of 1989, he moved to Alamosa, Colo., where his sister had a spare…

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Issue: August 2014

Peak Profile: Michael Hannigan ’75

Michael Hannigan is one of very few individuals to claim status as a former Colorado College student, faculty member, and administrator. (For the record, he’s also married to a CC alumna, Debra Armstrong ’79 and his brother Barry is an alumnus — Class of 1973.) “I was attracted to the fact that I would be one of the early guinea pig classes on the Block Plan,” he says of his decision to choose CC over Stanford. “I believed at that time — when you’re 17 you have no idea — but I believed it would fit with my learning style.” Michael also had a push from Dick Wood, then the…

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Issue: August 2014

Spencer Center Renovation Underway

Renovations of the Spencer Center are taking shape. In November 2013, CC began an extensive $8 million overhaul of the building on the corner of Tejon and Cache La Poudre streets, which was built in 1900 as the Plaza Hotel. The renovation brings together administrative offices and related services in a dedicated “service center” for…

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Issue: August 2014

Capstone Event Highlights Senior Projects

Five seniors from the Community Engaged Leadership (CEL) Program presented their projects at the CEL capstone event in May. The CEL Program combines academic and community experiences to equip students with critical thinking skills to address important social and political concerns. Students participate in meetings, workshops, retreats, and projects over the course of three years, culminating in a capstone project in collaboration with a community partner. This year’s event was attended by faculty, staff, trustees, students, and community members who shared dinner and conversation about community-based learning and outreach. The students’ projects focused on a range of social issues: Gianina Horton ’14 produced a film on racism at Colorado College…

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Issue: August 2014

Musical Madness

Battling it out for the Best Music is a huge part of student life at CC, and Battle of the Bands proves to be no exception Spring semester at Colorado College is filled with many things: 80-degree sunshine, “golf” on the quad, count-less tank tops for sale inside the Worner Center, dreams of the upcoming…

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Issue: August 2014

A Grateful Graduate Gives Back

Going to Colorado College satisfied my need for adventure” When I was 16 in 1938, I decided to hitchhike out west. I was living in New Haven, Conn. My parents said it was all right with them but when the time to leave drew close, they withdrew their permission. So very early one morning I snuck out with just a small suitcase full of clothes and $10 in cash. My first ride was a milk truck heading to Derby, Conn. I hitchhiked all the way to Wisconsin, sending my parents just one postcard from Chicago. In Wisconsin, I headed to Madison to see my uncle, who was a professor of…

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