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CC Alumnus Selected for the Aspen Institute’s First Movers Fellowship

Toby Gannett ’96, owner of the consulting company BCR Management in Colorado Springs, recently became the first Colorado Springs resident ever to be selected for the Aspen Institute’s First Movers Fellowship. The Aspen Institute created the fellowship to recognize, “exceptional innovators in business who are creating new products, services and management practices that achieve greater profitability and positive social and environmental impacts.” For more information, please visit here. Congratulations to Toby!

Sue Grace Wins Spirit of the Springs Award

Yesterday, director of Colorado College’s Summer Music Festival, Susan Grace, was presented with the “Spirit of the Springs Award” by Mayor Steve Bach. Sue also serves as senior lecturer, associate chair, and artist-in-residence with our Music department. Please visit here for more information on this award and Susan’s illustrious career. Congratulations to Sue on this honor!


Student Film Getting National Attention

Brendan Young’s ’14 thesis film, BARKLEY 100, has been getting lots of attention. It was profiled on The Atlantic website
Brendan’s great work has been featured on the front page of, among other sites, since he posted it a few weeks ago. Brendan worked with CC Professors Clay Haskell and Dylan Nelson and received a Keller Venture Grant for financial support.

The Economics of Higher Education

Earlier today, I presented a talk titled “The Economics of Higher Education” to the ACM Institute on College Futures. Below, you can find a copy of my presentation.


Another CC Artist Recognized

Congratulations to Professor Jean Gumpper for being recognized by the Colorado Springs Business Journal as one of the top artists in our region! Jean is known for her nature-themed woodcuts and teaches both printmaking and drawing at CC.