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From The President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, “Students felt more autonomous in classes where they participated in field trips. They also felt like they had more competence and that they formed a deeper connection with instructors and peers.” This is one of the fascinating findings from the research of Heather Fedesco, our inaugural pedagogy scholar, supported by…

Issue: Summer 2017 • Tags:

From The President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, Five years ago, when I first taught a class at CC, I discovered that what happens in the classroom here is different from anything I had encountered in more than 25 years in higher education. The Block Plan and the adventurous spirit of our students make it seem that anything…

Issue: Spring 2017 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, I love the fall! Not only is the campus incredibly beautiful, but we also welcome many wonderful guests for Family and Friends Weekend and Homecoming. CC attracts original thinkers who are drawn to our location in the West and our unconventional Block Plan. These two weekends are…

Issue: Winter 2016 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, Colorado College’s strategic plan calls for nurturing in our students a strong sense of place. As focused as they are on the immediate and the virtual, we challenge them to engage in this community and region, and to develop local connections that play an important role in…

Issue: August 2016 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, Alumni often ask me if CC students are still as passionate and adventurous as they were when they were at the college. They worry that as CC continues to receive more and more applications and becomes very selective, the character of the student body will change. I…

Issue: April 2016 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, This edition of the Bulletin celebrates the contributions of our dedicated faculty. During Homecoming weekend we honored Professor Tim Fuller and Professor Owen Cramer for 50 years of service to Colorado College. Their careers embody what it means to be a teacher-scholar. They have taught and…

Issue: December 2015 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, The focus of this issue of the Bulletin is this special place — Colorado College. It’s an appropriate theme as a new class arrives and settles into four years here at the foot of Pikes Peak, in the urban setting of Colorado Springs, in this place as…

Issue: August 2015 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, With a brilliant Colorado blue sky and several inches of vividly white snow on the ground as I write this, I am struck by how deeply the Colorado College community is connected to this special place. Of course we are, given this incredible natural beauty! Combine our Rocky…

Issue: April 2015 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, It was my junior year in college and summer was rapidly approaching. Like many college students, I was eager for a break, but also wanted to have a meaningful summer experience. After considering my options, I spent the summer teaching math at a boarding school. It was…

Issue: December 2014 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, “Are you ready?” I asked the Class of 2014 on a brilliant Commencement morning in May. Hoots and cheers rose from the crowd. Yes, after four years of developing the knowledge, skills, and character to help them become lifelong learners, imaginative individuals, and inspired leaders, they are…

Issue: August 2014 • Tags:
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