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Posts from the August 2016 issue

CC Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

Colorado College welcomes 11 new tenure-track faculty members and four Riley Scholars to the CC community. The new faculty members embody a wide range of fields and disciplines, and many of them will be in the classroom on the first day of Block 1, which begins Monday, Aug. 29. “CC is fortunate to have a…

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Awards Abound For CC Students, Recent Graduates

Colorado College students and recent alumni had another whirlwind year of academic recognition. Students in a variety of disciplines and departments garnered a multitude of awards. Award winners not pictured:
 Kristen Wells ’13, Phoebe Parker-Shames ’13, and Isabel Jones ’12: National Science Foundation 
Research fellowships Devon Cole ’13, Skye McClure Greenler ’14, Kyle Seewald Hemes…

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Milestones

Weddings & Celebrations 2005 Carleton “Corky” Keck and Erin Hopmann, on May 14, 2016, in St. Louis. Births & Adoptions 1992 Andrew Wilkey and Jennifer Jane Fransen Wilkey, a son, Nolan Henry Vincent Wilkey, Oct. 9, 2015, in Minneapolis. 2005 Peter Maiurro and his wife Kate Faricy Maiurro, a daughter, Josephine Hayden, Jan. 13 in…

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Class Notes

1951 Ron Rubin ’73 sent in the following after learning that Mike Ohl ’51 had passed away: “Mike became a good friend while I worked at the college as a major gifts officer in the Office of Development. Some alumni stay in one’s life long past the time of working with them. Mike was one such character, and we…

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Big Idea Pitch Competition Yields Co-First Place Winners

This year, The Big Idea pitch competition yielded two co-first place winners — a first since the program’s inception in 2013. Sharing first place were King of the Sea, presented by Nick Kramer ’16 and Peter Wailes ’16, and Neonic, presented by Cormac Siegfried ’19 and Nick Ravich ’19. King of the Sea, which received…

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Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies Major Confirmed

It’s been a long, long time coming — 10 years, to be exact. At last, Colorado College is able to introduce the new Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies (REMS) major. On the docket since 2006, the introduction of the REMS major reaffirms the college’s commitment to diversifying both its curriculum and the dialogues that occur…

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Family & Friends Weekend 2016

“Family are the people who move and shape and build you but also who ground you. I definitely consider the people who I’ve become really close to in the last four years as members of my family.” 
 — Michelle Cordell ’16 Make plans now to attend Family and Friends Weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Spend…

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Five New Members Named to Board of Trustees

Colorado College has named five new members to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees are
Mayss Al Alami ’17; Martha Wolday ’14; Kishen Mangat ’96; Liza Mallot Pohle ’85; 
and Amy Shackelford Louis ’84. The new members were welcomed and sworn in at the
June 18 meeting, and outgoing trustees were recognized for their service to CC. Leaving…

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Peak Profile: Sharon L. Smith ’67

When young women graduating from CC go on to graduate studies or careers in the sciences, they owe a great debt to the women who have blazed a trail to the laboratories, to the oceans, and to space. Sharon L. Smith ’67 is among those pioneers. She became fascinated by ocean ecosystems when she was…

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CC’s Bridge Scholars Program Honored for Boosting Student Success

Colorado College’s Bridge Scholars Program, which serves as a gateway into college life for first-generation students, was recognized as a “Model of Excellence” by University Business. The Models of Excellence program “honors colleges and universities that have implemented innovative, effective, and interdepartmental initiatives that are bolstering student success.”

University Business notes that continuous support for students helps maintain…

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