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Posts from the August 2014 issue

Capstone Event Highlights Senior Projects

Five seniors from the Community Engaged Leadership (CEL) Program presented their projects at the CEL capstone event in May. The CEL Program combines academic and community experiences to equip students with critical thinking skills to address important social and political concerns. Students participate in meetings, workshops, retreats, and projects over the course of three years,…

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Spencer Center Renovation Underway

Renovations of the Spencer Center are taking shape. In November 2013, CC began an extensive $8 million overhaul of the building on the corner of Tejon and Cache La Poudre streets, which was built in 1900 as the Plaza Hotel. The renovation brings together administrative offices and related services in a dedicated “service center” for…

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Peak Profile: Michael Hannigan ’75

Michael Hannigan is one of very few individuals to claim status as a former Colorado College student, faculty member, and administrator. (For the record, he’s also married to a CC alumna, Debra Armstrong ’79 and his brother Barry is an alumnus — Class of 1973.) “I was attracted to the fact that I would be…

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Boettcher Scholar Receives Grant

Colorado College Assistant Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Amy Dounay ’96, who came to CC as a student on a Boettcher Scholarship and graduated with a B.A. in chemistry, has been awarded a $225,000 Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award. She is one of only seven scientists in the state to receive the award this year. The…

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Adams Confirmed as NEH Chairman

William “Bro” Adams has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Adams graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with a philosophy degree in 1972. He entered CC with the Class of 1969; however, his time on campus was interrupted by three years of service…

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Peak Profile: Lance Cheslock ’82

Lance Cheslock obviously has the right chemistry for problem-solving — even if it doesn’t involve his chemistry degree. After graduation, he taught chemistry, physics, and art history at an East Coast prep school and tested the waters of biochemical research, before spending three years in Haiti with one of Habitat for Humanity’s first international projects,…

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In Memoriam

Jerry Carle, iconic football coach, died April 12, 2014. The Minnesota native and Marine Corps veteran was 90 years old. He was a major influence on CC’s athletics programs from his start as football assistant in 1948 to his retirement in 1990. Jerry also served stints as director of athletics as well as basketball and…

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CC Recognized as ‘Changemaker Campus’

Colorado College has been designated a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, and selected to join a global consortium of leaders in social innovation. The group seeks innovative, transformative, and sustainable solutions to social problems. The 26 members of the consortium, which includes only three liberal arts colleges, are committed to advancing social innovation initiatives on…

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Milestones

Weddings and Celebrations 2008 Mari Connors married Andy Melby in Allenspark, Colo., on Feb. 22, 2014. Mari teaches special education and Andy is an electrical engineer. The Melbys reside in Denver. Births and Adoptions 1996 John Lawton and Heather Block Lawton ’97 had a son, Peter Francis, March 19, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minn. 2000 Katie…

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