CC will honor distinguished former students by bestowing their names on residential buildings, the community center, and the courtyard in the new East Campus housing community during CC’s Family and Friends Weekend, Oct. 6-8. The individuals honored represent a broad array of fields, including academic, art, government, military, and mountaineering.
“Naming the buildings of this new student housing community for distinguished former students highlights the college’s rich history and connects today’s students to the generations of accomplished alumni who have lived and studied on the Colorado College campus,” says President Jill Tiefenthaler.
The honorees and their spaces:
• CHILES HOUSE: Marcellus H. Chiles, Colorado College’s only Medal of Honor recipient, was a student at CC when World War I began.
• CLARKE HOUSE: Marian Williams Clarke, the first CC graduate, and, among the first 20 women nationally, to be elected to federal office, graduated in 1902.
• ELLINGWOOD HOUSE: Albert R. Ellingwood, the college’s first Rhodes Scholar and an accomplished mountaineer, graduated in 1910.
• FLEMING HOUSE: Peggy Gale Fleming, who dominated women’s figure skating from 1966 to 1968, attended Colorado College in the late 1960s.
• GOODACRE HOUSE: Glenna Maxey Goodacre, best known for designing the obverse of the Sacagawea dollar and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C., graduated in 1961.
• HECKMAN HOUSE: James Joseph Heckman, CC’s only Nobel laureate, noted for his contributions to labor economics and the microeconomics of diversity and heterogeneity, graduated in 1965.
• HERSHEY COURTYARD: Laura Ann Hershey, renowned disability-rights activist, writer, and poet, graduated in 1983 and was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters in 1992.
• HYBL COMMUNITY CENTER: William J. Hybl ’64, P’91, chairman and CEO of El Pomar Foundation, graduated in 1964.
• ROBERTS HOUSE: Frederick M. Roberts, the college’s first African American graduate and the first African American elected to the California State Legislature, graduated in 1906.
• SALAZAR HOUSE: Ken Salazar, CC’s first U.S. senator and first presidential cabinet member, served as the nation’s secretary of the interior from 2009 to 2013. He graduated in 1977.
East Campus is home to 154 juniors and seniors in eight residential buildings. The new campus housing development, located on the southeast corner of Nevada Avenue and Uintah Street, includes a combination of cottages, small houses, and apartments.
The nearly 7,000-square-foot Hybl Community Center features a 1,700-square-foot common room, second-floor terrace facing Pikes Peak, 16.8-kilowatt solar array, laundry facilities, classroom, and office for a residential life staff member.
The Hershey Courtyard features a large, open green space, outdoor communal grill, plenty of bike racks, and seating areas.