President Jill Tiefenthaler's Blog
On Friday evening, our seniors enjoyed the elegant atmosphere of the Fine Arts Center as they celebrated the conclusion of their college careers at the annual Senior Soiree. Dean Mike Edmonds and I were delighted to host the Class of 2017 for a wonderful evening of smiles, laughter and memories in the making.
Every spring, I enjoy gathering with the students who have been awarded some of the most competitive and prestigious fellowships and awards in the country.
Hearing them talk about the adventures they will be pursuing in the months or year ahead, I am reminded again of how special our students are and what our education makes possible for such talented young people.
After strong seasons, both CC’s lacrosse teams earned berths in the NCAA Division III Championship tournaments.
On Sunday, the CC Women head into the second round against rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, in Claremont, California, after a regular season record of 14-4.
Although the men’s team was defeated in the second round by 9th ranked Cabrini University yesterday, several individual players had some stand-out moments. The team finished the season with a 10-6 record.
The Butler Center has an incredible impact on our campus and on Sunday night at the Center’s annual awards banquet, we celebrated the staff, interns, faculty and students who contribute so much.
The keynote speaker was Andrew Williams, Executive Director at the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs and a leading voice in diversity and inclusion efforts. Student performances included Trevon Newmann ’18 and Eva Parra ‘20 dancing “Human Blades” and Lyric Jackson ‘17 singing Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good”.
Congratulations to the students, faculty and staff who were recognized!
- Taizo Nakashima Emerging Leader Award: Judy Fisher ’20 & Breanna Elyse Conwell ’19
- Charles Jackson Outstanding Student Leader award: Neri Summey ’17
- Theodore Roosevelt Collins Outstanding Faculty award: Professor Felicia Chaves (English and Film and Media Studies)
- Theodore Roosevelt Collins Outstanding Staff Award: Ryan Hammes (Outdoor Education)
- Ginger Morgan Legacy Award for Feminist and/or LGBTQIA+ Initiatives: Eboni Statham ’17
- Rochelle T. Mason Award for an Outstanding Event Contributing to the Empowerment of Communities of Color: Professor Dwanna Robertson (Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies).
On Arbor Day (always the last Friday in April), about 40 CC students joined college arborist Mike Spruce and other members of CC’s horticultural team to honor the day by planting trees on campus.
They were also celebrating CC’s recent designation as a Tree Campus USA.
In a little over 2 hours, the group planted 7 trees (2 spruce, 1 pine, 1 Kentucky coffee tree, and 3 My Day trees) and flowering perennials near Mathias Hall. The tree-planting was part of an effort to contribute to the CC campus forest – one beautiful piece of the college’s Campus Master Plan.