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Get Your Electronic Transcript

It is now much more convenient for students and alumni to have their transcripts sent to graduate schools and employers. The Office of the Registrar has announced a new service for online ordering and electronic delivery (usually sent the same day). Check it out at the Office of the Registrar webpage.

Eichengreen Leads the Quad Innovation Project

Jacob Eichengreen, the liberal arts graduate who has taken the helm at the Quad Innovation Project, a partnership between the four higher education institutions (CC, UCCS, PPCC and the USAFA) that call this city home, will be sending out different roots into the community when he presents as part of the Southern Colorado Story Project at Ivywild tomorrow night (Friday, December 9).

The partnership has been gaining momentum over the last three years, and has received lots of positive attention for its efforts to prepare college students for entrepreneurial success here in Colorado Springs. Having a dedicated leader like Jacob will help the project continue to grow and prosper.

President’s Council-CCSGA Holiday Party


Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting student leaders from President’s Council and student government (CCSGA) at my home for a holiday gathering over lunch. What an amazing group of students! I am grateful for their campus leadership!

The students were joined by CCSGA faculty advisor, Professor Michael Sawyer, President’s Council advisor Jake Walden, and members of my Cabinet. Informal conversations over good food (Thanks Bon Appetit!) helped build relationships and celebrate the season and our community.

Masterman ’89 Named CEO of BrightView

The ability to learn and adapt, build collaborative teams, and integrate knowledge are hallmarks of CC’s liberal arts education. Alumnus Andrew Masterman is one of the many CC alumni whose education enables them to be nimble leaders across many business sectors.

This class of 1989 graduate moved from leadership in manufacturing structural metalwork to a new role as President and CEO of BrightView, a national landscaping services company. Congratulations Andrew and thanks for being yet another example for our students of the variety of fields open to those with the strengths and talents we are nurturing here at CC.

Frykholm ’92 Makes an Impact in Leadville Community

Spending hours volunteering to transform an abandoned zinc smelter into an athletic facility is just part of the adventurous life of CC alumnus Peter Frykholm ’92. And it’s only one of the many ways he is contributing to the community of Leadville, Colorado.

Peter also coaches a high school boys’ soccer team with a mission of keeping 25 first-generation boys in school. Peter works hard to make a difference in their lives; many of them face the daily decision of whether to choose paid work to help their families make ends meet or to pursue academic opportunities and responsibilities. Peter helps them hold onto the longer term vision.

Peter shares “Need is everywhere. Because of that, so is the opportunity to make a difference. You can’t help but feel that you’re someplace special, that there’s important work to do.”

In addition to his volunteer work, Peter’s business, Precision Peaks, produces detailed pine carvings of the most celebrated peaks, passes, and ski areas of the mountain west and beyond.

Peter has that trailblazing spirit that is so common among our CC alumni!