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Professor Acri wins Szenberg Prize

Kristina Acri (Economics & Business) was named the winner of the Szenberg Prize for the best article published by the American Economist, for her co-authored piece “Do Restrictions Beget Responsibility? The Case of U.S. Abortion Legislation.”

In addition, Professor Acri was interviewed for the September 28 NPR piece “Drugmakers Play the Patent Game to Lock In Prices, Block Competitors.”

Congratulations, Kristina!

In Memory of John Gagliardi ‘49

Renowned college football coach John Gagliardi ‘49 passed away on Sunday, October 7.
Gagliardi coached football at St. Mary’s High School in Colorado Springs during his time as a CC student. After graduation, he coached four seasons at Carroll College, then coached 60 seasons at St. John’s College. With 489 victories, Gagliardi holds the record among college football coaches for number of games won, and is remembered for his inclusive coaching style.
Read more about his inspiring life here.

Featured Alum: Salem Tewelde ’18, PIFP Fellow

Each year, a group of CC graduates move to Denver after graduation to participate in the Public Interest Fellowship Program. 14 alums from the Class of 2018 are working in various positions in the nonprofit sector, while another 22 current students participated in the PIFP this past summer.

Salem Tewelde, who graduated in May with a major in Feminist and Gender Studies, is working in her hometown as a college advisor for the Denver Scholarship Foundation. She splits her time between East and South High schools, advising high school seniors in their college search process.

While these high schools have students from varying socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, Salem works primarily with low-income students, first generation and immigrant students, and students of color. Through her one-on-one college counseling, she provides seniors with options for post-grad, from four-year colleges to trade schools. Salem hopes to show these students that there are many educational options available, and works with them to find the best social, academic, and financial fit.

Learn more about applying to the PIFP program here.

Tutt Library Renovation Receives Award

The renovation of Tutt Library has been recognized in various publications such as the Sustainable Campus Index, and most recently was named a Gold Award winner in “Building Design+Construction’s” 35th Annual Reconstruction Awards program. CC was praised specifically for adaptive reuse and historic preservation.

Learn more about our newly-renovated Tutt library!

In Memory of Steven Begay ’97

Steven Begay ’97 passed away unexpectedly last Thursday, October 4th. He was a beloved leader of the Navajo Nation and a distinguished CC alumnus.
Begay was originally from the Naschitti community and lived there with his wife and two children. His clans are Tł’ááshchí’í born for Áshįįhí, his maternal grandfather is Tódích’íi’nii, and his paternal grandfather is Dólii Dine’é Táchii’nii. He served as the Navajo Nation council delegate, representing the communities of Naschitti, Coyote Canyon, Mexican Springs, Tohatchi, and Bahastl’a’a’. He is remembered by his family, friends, and community.
Read the Navajo Nation Council press release here.