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Family Weekend Photos

Family Weekend 2015!


Students and parents gathered for a networking event



There were lots of great activities including an internship fair, a networking event, a field trip to Catamount, and a picnic put on by the Carnivore Club.



Families enjoyed the beautiful Colorado sunshine!



Parents and students enjoyed special time together!

Family Weekend a Success

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues,

Colorado Springs could not have provided a better backdrop for the college’s Family Weekend festivities! But what made the weekend truly glorious were the interactions our families shared with their students and all of you.

I had countless parents and grandparents express deep appreciation for the many special experiences of the weekend. With great enthusiasm, our students’ families shared how pleased they are with the education their students are getting at CC.

Moments they experienced this weekend only reinforced those good feelings, from their visits to studios, labs, and classrooms to meet faculty mentors, to the thoughtful programs put together by Parent Relations, Advancement, and Student Life, to the many volunteers from all across campus who represented the college so beautifully. These family members shared their thanks for the thoughtful touches that so many of you put in place.  I want to pass along their warm words and add my own: thanks to all of you for coming together to make this Family Weekend a special CC tradition!

With much appreciation,


President’s Council Retreat

Earlier this week, members of the President’s Council, a small group of students who advise the president and act as ambassadors for the College, traveled to the CC Cabin for a retreat.  They were joined by Caitlin Apigian from the President’s Office and staff members from Outdoor Education, who helped facilitate various challenges that  encouraged team building, trust and communication.

In the photo below, students used only nonverbal communication to get everyone lined up on the log according to age while ensuring that no one fell!  Students featured in the photo from left to right - Hanna, Patrick, Joe, James, Mac, Margaret, Emma, Erin, Michael, Liz and David.


New General Manager at KRCC

From Jane Turnis, Vice President for Communications:

I am very pleased to announce that Tammy Terwelp will be our new general manager at KRCC. Tammy has more than 20 years of public media experience. She is currently director of content and programming at 90.5 WESA, the NPR-member station in Pittsburgh. Prior to her role at WESA, she worked for more than seven years as traffic manager and later distribution and logistics director in programming at WBEZ in Chicago. Previous to that, she worked at public radio and TV stations in Chicago; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and Madison, Wisconsin. Tammy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Tammy brings great leadership and collaboration skills; forward thinking about content and how we deliver it; background in securing major funding for programming; great experience with processes and systems; and an energy and enthusiasm that I’m sure will be contagious among our listeners, the community, and donors. She is scheduled to start Oct. 12.

Please join me in welcoming Tammy to Colorado College.

DU Inauguration

On Friday, I had the honor of speaking at the inauguration of Rebecca Chopp as the 18th Chancellor of the University of Denver. Rebecca and I have been been friends and colleagues for many years. My remarks entitled “Re-Imagining a Tradition: The Liberal Arts in Colorado” followed University of Colorado’s President Bruce Benson speaking on how higher education is increasingly perceived as delivering a private good even though it is actually a public good that benefits the public in countless ways.

The inauguration capped a day of festivities including two panel discussions featuring higher ed leaders from across the state and moderated by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. It was a wonderful day for higher education in Colorado!