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Issue: Summer 2021

In Memoriam

Terry Freeman, former curator of visual resources in the Art Department, died on March 27, 2021, peacefully at her home in Colorado Springs. Terry spent 27 years at CC and supported and mentored generations of students in their study and research, sharing her love of art and art history. She also supported faculty and the Art Department with programming and in many other ways.  Before coming to CC, Terry graduated with a bach-elor’s in art history from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She attended the University of Denver and earned her master’s degree in art history. Upon graduating, she worked at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs as…

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Issue: Summer 2021

Obituaries

1944 Virginia “Ginny” Skiff Brutschy died peacefully in Monterey, California, on July 1, 2016, after a brief illness. Ginny enjoyed sailing, attending opera and symphony performances in San Francisco, and traveling the world. She is survived by sons Mason S. Brutschy and Lance F. Brutschy and three grandchildren. 1948 Melissa Evans Lovelady died last fall in Los Angeles, California. She attended the Medical School of Technology at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and, after receiving her state and national licenses, worked in hematology research at UCLA. She enjoyed traveling to places like the Arctic, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. 1949 Jacqueline “Jackie” Chinn passed away on Feb. 10,…

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Issue: Summer 2021

Class Notes

1959 Douglas “Doug” Harding Mitchell will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 6, 2021, in Hamilton, Ontario. Although Doug went to CC on a hockey scholarship, he ended up playing football as well. He also played with the B.C. Lions before joining the legal profession. He served as Canadian Football League commissioner from 1984-1988 and created and served as chairman of the annual BLG Awards (Lieutenant Governor Athletic Awards, formerly known as the Borden Ladner Gervais) honoring Canadian collegiate athletes. The Mitchell Bowl, which is one of the Vanier Cup semi-final contests, bears his name. In 2004, Doug was appointed to the Order of Canada…

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Issue: Summer 2021

Alumni Association Awards

One of the most important functions of the Colorado College Alumni Association Council is to recognize the contributions of distinguished alumni, faculty members, and staff to the betterment of society and to the enhancement of the college and its mission. This year, the college honors the following people with these awards, which will be presented during Homecoming and Family Weekend: The Louis T. Benezet Award The Louis T. Benezet Award recognizes outstanding achievement in one’s chosen field, excellence through unusual success or contribution, innovation, or research that has advanced a profession or a cause, and/or extraordinary contributions and achievements that have improved people’s lives and exemplify the value of a…

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Issue: Summer 2021

Colorado College Homecoming & Family Weekend 2021

Oct. 8-10, 2021 We are so excited to welcome parents, families, and alumni to Colorado College this fall. Plans are underway for an on-campus Homecoming and Family Weekend gathering, Oct. 8-10, 2021. Since we weren’t able to host reunion celebrations last year, this year we’re combining reunion celebrations for the 2020 and 2021 classes as well as the parents/families of all current Colorado College students. Find out more on the Homecoming and Family Weekend website. Reasons to Celebrate President L. Song Richardson We look forward to introducing Colorado College’s 14th president, L. Song Richardson, during Homecoming and Family Weekend. Ed Robson Arena Opening just in time for Homecoming and Family…

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Issue: Summer 2021

On the Bookshelf

One Year From Tonight By Heather Palmer ’81 How could Emily, aged 25 in 1864, decide what to do with her life when there were so many possibilities? The world she had been reared to expect had been changed forever by the Civil War. Incorporating the full text of an actual 1864 diary, the novel tells the story of the choices Emily made as she found her place in a new world. Palmer says students read an 1864 diary in a college history course she taught and were shocked by the choices the diary’s author made, so Palmer wrote this novel to explain Emily’s choices. Palmer also has visited CC History…

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