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Issue: December 2014

CC Connections

Have you unexpectedly encountered a classmate somewhere in the world? Please send digital photos (JPGs at 300 dpi and minimum of 3×5.5 inches) to bulletin@coloradocollege.edu or good-quality prints at a similar size to Bulletin/Communications, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294. Include complete information about the location and the date, and identify the people left to right.

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Issue: December 2014

Class Notes: ’00s and ’10s

2001 Bozena C. Welborne has accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Smith College in Northhampton, Mass., in the Department of Government. Bozena had previously been an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. 2002 Antonio “Tony” Rosendo was elected by his alumni peers to the Colorado College Board of Trustees. He is the co-founder and managing director of Atlas Preparatory School in Colorado Springs and was profiled in the April 2012 Bulletin. 2003 Mary Voelbel was presented an Impact Weaver Award by Friday Consulting, a boutique consulting firm. The award recognizes the internal leaders who work behind the scenes to build a team and operational infrastructure that make a…

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Issue: December 2014

Class Notes: ’80s and ’90s

1985 James Rice has been chosen as Patrick Henry Writing Fellow for the school year at State University of New York, Plattsburg. James is a professor of history  at SUNY Plattsburg, and his written work includes the 2012 book, “Tales from a Revolution: Bacon’s Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America.” (Editor’s note: due to a typographical error, we are re-running this note) Bill C. Berger has been appointed to the Denver Fisher House Foundation board of directors. The foundation provides a “home away from home” for veterans and military families to be close to loved ones during hospitalization for illness, disease, or injury. Bill is providing strategic direction for…

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Issue: December 2014

Class Notes: ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s

1957 Anne Trostel Galbraith wrote an article about her mother, Helen Cogswell Trostel ’20, for the summer 2014 issue of the Cheyenne Mountain Kiva magazine. Helen was an accomplished artist, art teacher, and writer who continued working until she was past 90. She died at the age of 94 in 1989. 1959  Dave Van Metre and his wife, Carol Beery Van Metre ’60, were featured in the Omaha World Herald newspaper in June. The article called the Van Metres “local sports’ most valuable players” and said they are credited with helping raise $35 million to upgrade parks and athletic facilities in Omaha, outfitting Boys & Girls Clubs, and sprucing up weight…

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Issue: December 2014

On the Bookshelf

Leadership Matters: Unleashing the Power of Paradox co-authored by Political Science Professor Tom Cronin Cronin’s newest book is the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Leadership Book Award. Unlike many books that emphasize specific rules and characteristics of leadership, this book takes a more nuanced view. The award committee praised it for its “clear examples, cogent arguments, and careful critical analysis,” saying that its accessible and provocative approach challenges practitioners and scholars to rethink prevailing theories. ISBN-13: 978-1612051437. Published by Paradigm Publishers, 2012. Red Flower, White Flower by Jennifer Tseng ’91 Tseng’s poems are lyric interviews with communion and solitude, nativity and immigration, generation and regeneration. Like a tree that bears both red…

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Issue: December 2014

Moving Forward as an Inclusive and Aspirational Community

The Butler Center’s story begins with the Colorado College Class of 1940. Student Ellis Ulysses Butler ’40 was one of the college’s first African-American students. The account of his time at CC depicts both struggle and success. Butler recognized that his years as an undergraduate provided value to his career and his life, despite challenges and tensions that accompanied his experience as a minority student. Butler invested in the college financially for years, including a significant gift in 2009. He committed to ensuring that other African-American students, and all who attend Colorado College, will have a more positive and inclusive experience. Butler’s many contributions created a bit of confusion around…

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Issue: December 2014

Building on the Block: Our Progress

The Colorado College community continues to complete and update components of the strategic plan, putting ideas into action. In 2013-14, the Center for Immersive Learning and Engaged Teaching funded 10 pilot projects that advanced the center’s vision. One of those successful projects was an adjunct writing course focused on senior theses. Molly Gross, the former associate director of the Writing Center who worked intimately with this project, said the pilot’s interdisciplinary nature created a sense of community that provided a safe space for student writers to collaborate and challenge one another. “The thesis is where they transition from being students to being professionals, and that skin can be uncomfortable. This…

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