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Issue: Summer 2017

In Memoriam: Barbara Maurin Arnest

Barbara Maurin Arnest, Feb. 15, at age 93. After winning the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary national patriotic essay contest in 1941, Barbara attended the University of Minnesota. She worked as a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, where her interview subjects included artist Bernard Arnest, whom she would soon marry. They came to Colorado Springs in 1957, and Barbara edited CC’s alumni magazine from 1960 to 1975, during which time it won numerous regional awards and, in 1970, the Atlantic Award for the nation’s best college alumni magazine. In the 1990s, she served as president of CC’s Woman’s Educational Society. Bernard (former CC professor and chair of the art department) preceded Barbara…

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Issue: Summer 2017

In Memoriam: James “Jim” Yaffe

James “Jim” Yaffe, June 4, in Denver. He was 90. A longtime CC English professor, Jim also wrote fiction and nonfiction chronicling the lives of American Jews in the 20th century. He was born in Chicago on March 31, 1927, to Samuel Yaffe, a businessman, and the former Florence Scheinman, a homemaker. The family moved to New York when Jim was a young child. His writing career began early: Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine bought one of his short stories when he was just 15. After serving in the U.S. Navy at the close of World War II and earning a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from…

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Issue: Summer 2017

In Memoriam: Rudolph Paul “Buzz” Kutsche Jr.

Rudolph Paul “Buzz” Kutsche Jr., May 18, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was 90 years old. Buzz founded the Department of Anthropology at CC, where he taught from 1959 to 1993. Buzz was born on Jan. 3, 1927, to Rudolph and Ethel Kutsche. His college years at Harvard University were broken up by a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, but he earned his B.A. in 1949. Graduate degrees in anthropology followed from the University of Michigan (M.A. 1955) and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D. 1961). He also studied at Black Mountain College and the University of Oslo, and was a United Press reporter in London. In the field of…

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Issue: Summer 2017

A Lifelong Visionary

Peak Profile: Ed Robson ’54 Ed Robson’s scholarship was in jeopardy when he was cut from the Colorado College hockey team by Coach Cheddy Thompson during his sophomore year (freshmen weren’t eligible). Recognizing an opportunity to reclaim his spot, he joined CC alumni in a game against the varsity team, scoring a tying goal that…

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Issue: Summer 2017

Milestones

Weddings & Celebrations 2010 Jessica Van Doren and Lukas Ulrich Van Doren, in Boise, Idaho. 2014 Amanda “Gracie” Rennecker and Tyson Sessions, July 8, 2016, in Larkspur, Colorado. Births & Adoptions 2000 Tressa Pearson-Franks Braam and Asa Braam, a girl, Gemma Elsbeth, on April 22 in Issaquah, Washington. 2005 David “Chief” Ramirez and Angelina Ramirez, a boy, Roman Levi, on Jan. 22 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Obituaries 1939 Dorothy McKeown Macrum, March 24, in Englewood, Colorado, at age 98. At CC, Dorothy was a member of Delta Gamma and met Richard “Dick” Eliot Macrum ’40, whom she married in 1941. They lived in Colorado until 1968, relocated to San Diego…

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Issue: Summer 2017

Class Notes

1964 Five coeds celebrated their 75th birthdays together in March in Cartagena, Colombia. Pictured left to right: Traer Sunley, Joan Schmitz, Sue Heidel Lotz, Becky Dunbar McAlpine, and Sally Sikes Wilde. 1966 Merle Ricklefs has been named a member of the Order of Australia. Membership was granted “for significant service to tertiary education, particularly to Asia and Pacific research and scholarship, and to the development of programs for indigenous students.” Merle enjoyed a long career in academics, including serving as a history professor at the National University of Singapore and as founding director of the Melbourne Institute of Languages and Societies at the University of Melbourne. He also authored various…

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