Wishing You Your Favorite Things

From everyone at Colorado College, near and far, we wish you, your friends, and your family Happy Holidays!

Take a moment, wherever you are, to pull up a chair, and listen in. A group of our wonderful alumni and current students have joined us this year, lending voice and melody to some of our very “Favorite CC Things” — things that make this college and our community truly special, newly written for 2020 and the year we’ve all had.

Stay safe, and Happy Holidays to all!

Arrangement and lyrics by Wes Braver ’14.

A Message of Gratitude

Dear Campus Community,

Today marks the last day of Block 4, the end of the Fall Semester. It is hard to believe that we are already halfway through the 2020-21 academic year! As we reflect on these past several months and look ahead to the new year, we want to share our deepest thanks with you, our students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and friends.

This has been a challenging time for many, and we are deeply grateful for the Colorado College community members near and far who worked together to make this semester a success. CC students and faculty embraced new learning formats to keep one another safe, and staff assisted in a college-wide effort to make the shift to remote and hybrid learning. A special thanks to the parents, alumni, and friends of the college who continually support our students. Your time, volunteerism, and financial support were felt especially this year as we met new challenges brought by the pandemic.

We hope that you take time to relax, unplug, and connect safely with loved ones over this holiday season. We look forward to engaging with you in the New Year!


Susie Burghart ’77
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Mike Edmonds
Acting Co-President

Robert G. Moore
Acting Co-President

Students Launch Mutual Aid Fund to Help One Another

A group of nine students — which later grew to approximately 15 — have founded the Colorado College Mutual Aid Fund to support students who request aid to meet basic living expenses. Funds generally are requested for items such as groceries, rent, transportation, and utilities by low-income students already receiving financial aid but who need additional help.

“We hope to better our collective capacity to access a CC education, and address a number of related challenges that may have arisen for community members pertaining to COVID-19,” says Tova Salzinger ’22, one of the founding students. Read the full article here.

Theo Hooker ’18 Named a Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Honoree

Forbes has named Theo Hooker ’18 (mathematical economics) to its “30 Under 30” list for his work in building Reforestation Hubs—public-private partnerships designed to rejuvenate American city environments and economies. Cambium Carbon co-founders Hooker, Marisa Repka, and Ben Christensen were recognized as members of the Forbes “30 Under 30” Class of 2021 in the social impact category. Cambium Carbon is a circular economy startup reforesting America by enabling local wood economies. Through the Reforestation Hub model, the enterprise saves fallen city trees from landfills, turns them into their best use, and channels revenues into new tree planting—all while creating local jobs, supporting local economies, and fighting climate change.

Hooker, an academic All-American, was the goalkeeper for the CC men’s soccer team, and named Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, setting a program record for goalkeeping. He earned all-SCAC honors four times and was a two-time second-team selection, including his freshman season when he was named the league’s Newcomer of the Year. While at CC, Hooker received a Watson fellowship for his project “Feeding the Earth and Ourselves,” which focused on the complexity of food systems. The project took him to India, Spain, Kenya, England, the Netherlands, and Fiji after graduation.

Congratulations, Theo! Read the full article here.