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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.

Issue: Summer 2022 • Tags: ,

Alumni Awards: Recognizing the Contributions of Our Community

One of the most important functions of the Colorado College Alumni Association Board is to recognize the contributions of distinguished alumni, faculty members, and members of the CC community to the betterment of society and to the enhancement of the college and its mission. The Alumni Association Board acknowledges these alumni and staff members through…

Issue: Summer 2020 • Tags: ,

The Impact of Giving

Supporting a cause you believe in — with money or time — can arise from many different places and take many different forms. For 13 CC young alumni, it’s through a giving circle called Mitzvoters where $50 each a month and the time it takes to research potential recipients makes a big difference in the…

Issue: Winter 2019 • Tags:

CC Alumni Complete Attitudinal Survey

During October and November 2018, a survey was distributed by email to 7,823 Colorado College alumni with the purpose of obtaining baseline measurements and gaining an understanding of alumni feelings about engagement with and support for the college. The group contacted was a representative sample balanced for gender, class decade, and donor status. A total…

Issue: Winter 2019 • Tags:

Block Breaks Away

Photos by participants Russell Belinsky, Lia Howe, Bob Howe, and J.D. Sandfort Juan Lindau, professor of political science, was faculty study leader on a Block Break Away to Cuba for 53 alumni, parents, and friends who spent time in Havana and sailed from port to port via small ship chartered exclusively for the group in…

Issue: Spring 2017 • Tags:

Vietnam & Cambodia; “Baca Mini-Blocka”

Alumni, parents, and friends participated in a Block Break Away to Vietnam and Cambodia in May. The group visited the picturesque Halong Bay, famous for its 1,960 limestone islands and floating villages; the Hue home of historian Phan Thuan An, who has written many books about Vietnam’s history, culture, literature, and Hue monuments, and was featured…

Issue: Winter 2016 • Tags:

Jena Hausmann ’93

Jena Hausmann ’93, knew one thing for sure when she graduated from high school: Whatever she did with her life, it had to matter. That mantra eventually propelled her through two decades in healthcare administration and in May 2015, to a top job as president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Colorado, ranked the fifth best…

Issue: April 2016 • Tags: ,

Caleb Spear ’05

Caleb Spear ’05 is on a mission to help people turn bicycles into opportunities that build pathways out of poverty. Portal Bikes, a U.S. registered nonprofit based in Kathmandu, Nepal, is his creation. The organization designs and builds bicycles to haul cargo that are used by local Nepali entrepreneurs to increase business capacity. Using a…

Issue: April 2016 • Tags: ,

Peak Profile: Ed Pelz ’38

Arriving at Colorado College in the fall of 1934, Edward Joseph Pelz ’38 must have had no idea what lay in store for his future. Pelz arrived at a Colorado College on the upswing. The presidency of Thurston J. Davies (1934-48) had seen the college acquire new property, upgrade student housing, and hire new faculty…

Issue: December 2015 • Tags:

John Novembre ’00

Everyone calls it the “genius award.” The official title is the MacArthur Fellowship, and it’s a cool $625,000, five-year stipend with no strings attached.

Among this year’s recipients, “24 Extraordinarily Creative People Who Inspire Us All”: John Novembre, a biochemistry major who graduated cum laude from Colorado College in 2000. “I’m tremendously honored to have received…

Issue: December 2015 • Tags: