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McNutt ’74 to head National Academy of Sciences

The Council of the National Academy of Sciences announced yesterday afternoon that they have approved the nomination of Marcia K. McNutt ’74 as the next president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). If approved by the membership, she will take over as NAS president on July 1, 2016.

CC is so proud of Marcia’s very impressive career in marine geophysics and we have cheered her on as she has continued to advance in her service to the field and the country in a number of capacities — at M.I.T. and Stanford as a faculty member, as president of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, as director of the United States Geological Survey, and in her current position as editor-in-chief of Science. Marcia’s nomination will be presented to the NAS membership in December for their ratification.

See both the official announcement and local coverage of the continued achievements of this outstanding CC alumna!

We Won!

Colorado College women’s soccer….undefeated in international play! On July 2, we beat South Africa 1-0! Go Tigers! Go Team USA!


Tigers arrive in Korea

Our women’s soccer team, named as Team USA for the 2015 World University Games, has arrived in Gwangju, Korea. Director of Athletics Ken Ralph reports that the women are excited and the set up is amazing. Yesterday, our team scrimmaged Mexico  and won 1-0. Team USA plays their first official game against South Africa on Thursday, July 2nd. Go Tigers!


Creative Advising

Cheers to the great collaboration between a number of college offices that have come together to develop an innovative way to initiate advising with our incoming students, before they even arrive on campus.

The Dean’s Office, First-Year Experience (FYE) Program, and Registrar’s Office, with the help and skills of ITS, have developed new advising support environments for our incoming students. Using Google Hangouts, our academic support professionals are now offering “live” FYE advising chats and small group advising conversations. And in the spirit of summer fun, all of these staff members report that they are having a great time getting to know our incoming students through this innovation!

Jena Hausmann ’93 heads Denver Children’s Hospital

Our recent grads are sharing exciting news of new jobs, fellowships, and acceptances into graduate school. It is always invigorating to hear about the great variety of careers our CC alumni pursue with their strong foundations in the liberal arts.

It is especially meaningful to hear about the next chapter – how those careers develop into significant leadership roles, because one of the goals of a CC education is inspire graduates to a lifetime of learning.

Jena Hausmann ‘93, the new CEO and President of Children’s Hospital, Denver has had an impressive career. After spending the last nine years in various roles at the hospital, building roots in the organization and the respect of her colleagues, Jena now takes the helm. Congratulations to Jena on leading one of the top children’s medical centers in the country!