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Happy Holidays from CC

Happy Holidays







Dear CC Community,

As we celebrate during this holiday season, please know how grateful I am for all you do for Colorado College. I hope you enjoy this video, which features a variety of perspectives on the CC experience.

Warm regards,


NBC Nightly News Special

TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m., NBC Nightly News is scheduled to run holiday coverage featuring a special CC story that will tug at your heart.  Our CC men’s basketball team roster now includes 9-year old Carter Gates, who was “signed” at a ceremony last night before the Tigers’ game against Johnson and Wales University.

The unique status of this special player is a result of a partnership between our men’s basketball team and Team Impact, an organization that pairs children with life-threatening diseases with college athletic teams.  The NBC Nightly News story will feature Carter, who is battling leukemia, being recognized and “signed” as an honorary CC Tiger.  I hope you watch the story, and look for Carter on the bench with his teammates at a game this season.

Carter Gates

Holiday Reading

My holiday wishes for members of the CC community include a little time to catch up on some reading.  And if you are making any last minute updates to your own holiday wish list, I thought it might be fun to share with you what I have enjoyed reading lately.  The Christian Science Monitor asked a number of college and university presidents that very question, and I’m pleased to share this link with you.

Jane Lubchenco ’69 Named Science Envoy for the Oceans

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, ‘69 alumna and 2014 Commencement speaker, has been nominated to serve as U.S. Science Envoy for the Oceans beginning in the new year. Liberal arts colleges like CC graduate more students who gone on to get STEM PhDs than any other type of institution. Dr. Lubchenco is a wonderful role model for our students. Congratulations to Jane!  This appointment is a good reason to celebrate and renew our focus on the differences our graduates make in the world.

You Did It!


Thank you to the 1,881 people who participated in #feedthetiger and helped CC surpass the challenge goal of 1,874 donors for Giving Week! An extraordinary $447,000 was raised as part of the challenge. And, we could not have done it without each of you. Your gifts mean students will receive more scholarship support, faculty will have more resources for teaching and research, and programs will have more funds to enhance the CC experience.

If you did not participate in #feedthetiger, there is still time to make a difference for CC before the end of the year. Please give now and be counted.