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Cheney Receives Profile in Courage Award

Liz Cheney ’88 used the critical thinking skills she learned as a political science major in her role as vice chairwoman of the select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. For that, she received a Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The Republican…

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AAC Student Leadership Scholars Announced

The Colorado College Alumni Association Council (AAC) created and supports the loan-reducing Colorado College Alumni Association Student Leadership Scholarship, designed to recognize student leaders on campus and encourage them to stay involved with CC after graduation. Recipients of this award are well-rounded students with strong leadership qualities and a broad outreach among their classmates, the…

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Alumni Leaders Meet for AAC Spring Forum

In April, members of the Colorado College Alumni Association Council visited campus for AAC Spring Forum, where they shared ideas for how to recognize outstanding alumni and current students, increase access to a CC education, and encourage alumni to engage and participate in the life of the college. Visit or email to learn…

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A Vision for Colorado College

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, When I first learned about Colorado College, I was drawn to it because its values matched my own. This is the college that boldly and courageously chose to teach differently when we adopted the Block Plan 52 years ago, created the first college antiracism commitment, and was the first in…

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See You There! Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 7-9

Colorado College’s combined Homecoming and Family Weekend is right around the corner! Visit to view the lineup of gatherings and activities for alumni, current students, parents and families, faculty, and staff to reconnect and celebrate the CC spirit. Signature events include: a Friday night hockey pre-game tailgate party; Tiger Talk presentations featuring CC faculty,…

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CC Names Three New Trustees

Colorado College has named three new members to the Board of Trustees following its June 2022 meeting: Lilly Chen ’19; Jena Graber Hausmann ’93; and Vicente Blas-Taijeron ’24. The trustees began their terms on July 1. “The Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome Lilly Chen, Vicente Blas-Taijeron, and Jena Graber Hausmann,” says Jeff Keller…

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Class Notes

1965   1972 Jim Fergus received the 2022 Frank Waters Award from the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs on June 18, 2022. Jim is an international best-selling author whose books include “One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd,” which won the 1999 Fiction of the Year Award from…

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Welcome Class of 2026

Colorado College welcomes 553 incoming members of the Class of 2026 and 31 transfer students. The Class of 2026 was selected from 11,026 applicants, a record-number, and had an admittance rate of a little over 11 percent. Twenty-five percent of the Class of 2026 identify as students of color. There are 41 dual citizens. The…

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Student and Alumni Awards

It was a banner year for Colorado College students and alumni receiving various awards! Individuals representing a variety of disciplines and departments were widely recognized for their academic excellence. Here are a few of the CC folks we congratulate: Autumn Rivera ’04, MAT ’05 was a finalist for the Science and Math Teachers Award Grace…

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Untold Stories: Frieda Ekotto ’86

The first African woman to graduate from Colorado College, Frieda Ekotto’86 is an intellectual force in French and Francophone studies; a renowned novelist; and a literary critic.

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