Green/Edmonds Wilderness Experience: Increasing Access in Outdoor Recreation

I’m thrilled that Janice and Barrett Green P’23 have established the Green/Edmonds Wilderness Experience fund, which helps to make the unique Colorado College experience more accessible for all students, regardless of financial ability or experience. The Greens wanted to help foster a unique outdoor experience for Colorado College Bridge Scholars, who are typically the first in their family to attend college, and/or who come from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented at Colorado College.

The Bridge Scholars Program has collaborated with the Office of Outdoor Education and the Butler Center to provide outdoor leadership and training opportunities specifically tailored for Bridge Scholar students. The gift will provide funding for a variety of student excursions, including local, domestic, and international trips. Students who complete the leadership training lead future trips and recruit their peers to participate. These trips provide students opportunities to learn, explore the outdoors, and build strong and lasting relationships with their peers at Colorado College. 

“My whole family has been involved with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), so we recognize the unique capacity of the outdoors as a classroom,” Barrett shared. “When Mike and I were talking about his experience coming to CC and seeing CC’s access to outdoor resources as one of its differentiating factors, the idea of opening that experience to more students was how we wanted to invest in the CC community.”

Below, two students who will participate in the upcoming Green/Edmonds Wilderness Experience following Block 8 enjoy a block break climbing experience at Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Garden of the Gods. Photos by Ryan Hammes.

Tigers Win Championship Titles

Congratulations to the women’s and men’s lacrosse and women’s volleyball teams, who earned SCAC championship titles this past week!

The Colorado College women’s lacrosse team captured its third Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference titleon Sunday with a 21-7 victory over Southwestern University in Irving, Texas. 

The Colorado College men’s lacrosse team turned in a record-breaking offensive performance and claimed its sixth Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference crown with a 31-11 dismantling of Southwestern University on Sunday at Washburn Field. Sixteen different Tigers scored at least one goal as CC re-claimed the tournament record for goals in the championship game. 

The Colorado College volleyball team lived up to their No. 1 national ranking and won its third Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship in the last four seasons by coming from behind to defeat Trinity University, 3 sets to 1, on Saturday at Reid Arena. 

The men’s cross country team also won the SCAC championship title for the second year in a row this past February.

We’re proud of our Tigers, who have come together to compete safely while balancing the demands of a particularly challenging year amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations to all our student athletes. 

Go Tigers!

CC Women’s Volleyball Heads to SCAC Championship Match

Top-seeded CC advances to the title match for the fourth year in a row and will play host to Trinity University in the championship match of the SCAC Tournament at noon, Saturday, May 1, in a battle of the top two teams in the conference as well as the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Division III Top-25 Coaches Poll.

Go Tigers! Read more here.

Ben Gellman ’22, Deksyos Damtew ’22 Projects for Peace Winners

Congratulations to Ben Gellman ’22 and Deksyos Damtew ’22, who have been awarded a Davis Projects for Peace award for their project, “Cultivating Youth Advocacy: Civics Education in Colorado.” This is the 15th consecutive year a CC project has been funded.

The two will use the $10,000 award to take their project to schools in an urban area, Colorado Springs, and a rural area, Bayfield, located in southwest Colorado between Durango and Pagosa Springs. They will conduct a series of three workshops for 10-30 students, replicated in both locations, with each workshop focusing on one of the three co-equal branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. Read more about their project here.