Colorado College’s college access program, the Stroud Scholars Program, has announced its inaugural cohort of 25 local high school students. The students were chosen from a pool of 115 applications that represent 12 schools from five districts, the Colorado Charter School Institute, and a parochial high school. Seven of the inaugural cohort were nominated by their high school teacher, counselor, or mentor. This summer marks the first year of this three-year program, which will feature a writing class co-taught by CC’s Florencia Rojo, assistant professor of sociology, and John Lamb, language arts teacher and gifted coordinator at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, and a quantitative reasoning class co-taught by CC’s Lori Driscoll, professor of psychology, and Phillip Hutcherson, K-8 math and science specialist in District 11. The Stroud Scholars also will participate in a cohort-style mentoring program led by current Colorado College students, who will develop programming and support students throughout their involvement in the program. The Stroud Scholars Program is a cross-campus initiative spearheaded by staff and faculty from all divisions of the college and reinforces CC’s commitment to the Colorado Springs community.