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Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Keith Kester died suddenly from illness on July 17, in Denver, Colorado. Keith taught inorganic chemistry at CC for 44 years from 1967 until he retired in 2011. Keith’s love of science and its interconnectedness with the wider world was no secret and something he shared openly with his students. He…

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Births & Adoptions ’00 Sydney Stoner and husband, Dr. Erik Kish-Trier, welcomed a baby girl, Abbey Kish-Trier, on March 16, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. ’07 Alden Parker and his wife, Taryn, welcomed their first child, Connelly Ann “Nell,” on May 28, 2019. (Alden says, “CC might just be getting a new Tiger from…

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Obituaries ’34 Vida B. Culvern passed away on Nov. 4, 2019, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at 106 years old. ’43 Judy Harrell Johnson was the president of the Associated Women Students her senior year. She worked as a high school art teacher and for Continental Airlines as a cost accountant. Judy passed away peacefully in her…

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Births & Adoptions ’00 Rachel DePuy ’00, a son, Theodore “Teddy” Izsak, Aug. 9, 2019, in Missoula, Montana.   Weddings & Celebrations ’96 Sara Fry ’96 and Beau Seegmiller, Nov. 21, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. ’06 Angela Schillaci ’06 and Greg Dihlmann-Malzer, Aug. 3, 2019, Telluride, Colorado. ’10 Annisa Harsha ’10 and Matt Kerns ’10,…

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In Memoriam: Dennis Showalter

Dennis Showalter

Retired History Professor Emeritus Dennis Showalter, known to many even outside the department as “the most engaging professor at the school,” died Dec. 30, 2019, from complications related to esophageal cancer in Colorado Springs. He was 77. Dennis claimed German military history as his specialty, but others note his influence on worldwide military history was…

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In Memoriam: William Becker

William Becker

William Becker, professor emeritus of economics, died on Dec. 27, at the age of 84 in Colorado Springs. William was born on Dec. 24, 1935, in New Orleans, Louisiana, a place that would begin his love of language, arts, and music from cultures all over the world. A self-named “citizen of the world,” he traveled…

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Births & Adoptions

’99 Marcus Stauffer ’99 and Susie Stauffer, identical twin daughters, Cassidy Jeanne and Phoebe Isabelle, April 19, in Long Branch, New Jersey. ’04 Anne Dahlie ’04 and Trevor McProud ’04, a son, Ferguson Paul, Dec. 28, in New York City. ’05 Caroline Mullen ’05 and Matt Hilerio, twins, Margaret Caldwell and Matthew Hinton, Aug. 30,…

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Weddings & Celebrations

’83 Merrie Margolin Stratton ’83 and Robert Stratton, June 30, 2018, in Kiowa, Colorado. ’88 James Grossman ’88 and Shannon Engemann, Aug. 31, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. ’10 Jayash Paudel ’10 and Palista Kharel, March 12, in Kathmandu, Nepal. ’11 Brendan Boepple ’11 and Olivia Wall ’12, June 15, in Charlotte, North Carolina. ’12 Audrey Steen…

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In Memoriam: Nick Mystrom ’94

Nick Mystrom ’94 died unexpectedly on Sept. 25 at age 48. He was raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and graduated from Colorado College with a degree in economics. He was a standout athlete and the all-time leading scorer in CC football history. Nick went on to play professional football. After his playing career, he became a real…

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’36 Vanessa Morgan Reid raised a family with her husband Clifford in Los Angeles, then went on to work for the California Department of Health. She died July 28 at age 105. ’42 Leanna Allen worked for the War Production Board and then the Civilian Production Administration until she married in 1948 and became an…

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