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Creating Your Own Luck

Finance Symposium Reveals Power of a CC Network Colorado College’s Career Center hosted a daylong Finance Symposium last semester, where CC alumni and students gathered for panel discussions covering topics ranging from an overview of the finance industry to networking and interviewing to finance and sustainability. Onyx Bengston ’18 traveled to CC from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,…

Issue: Spring 2020 • Tags: ,

50 Years on the Block Plan

The Block Plan 2020 celebration marks the 50th anniversary of Colorado College’s innovative one-class-at-a-time academic system. Block Plan 2020 involves a year of celebratory events and programming, including three interconnected media projects — a documentary film, a podcast, and book — that aim to capture the innovative vitality of the faculty and staff who founded…

Issue: Spring 2020 • Tags:

The Growth of a Budding Industry

As the dean of library services at Colorado State University-Pueblo and one of just five people at that leadership level, Rhonda Gonzales ’89 often is asked to participate in campus-wide initiatives. Three years ago, the initiative on the table was related to cannabis — and thanks to Colorado’s status as a legal state (both for…

Issue: Winter 2019 • Tags:

CC Family Fights Climate Change

When Louis Derry ’81 graduated from CC he did not intend to study climate change, nor spend time with international politicians. Yet opportunities along the path of a career in earth science led Lou to Paris, where, in 2017 he accepted an award from French President Emmanuel Macron. Lou is one of 13 U.S. scientists…

Issue: Summer 2019 • Tags:

Degreed, but Not Gone : Recent alumni step into paraprofessional roles

While many students dream of the day they no longer have to be in school, there are, of course,  consequences of graduation. Without the protection of the “college student” label, there is a societal expectation to have the rest of life planned out, whether it be graduate school, a job, a gap year, or some…

Issue: Spring 2019 • Tags:

The Road to Writing Is Not Always Paved

Plenty of writers have come out of CC, but not all of them have meant to become authors. For these three award-winning and best-selling alumni authors, writing led them each down a unique path of rich and rewarding lives whether they sought it out or not. Colorado College has many alumni, staff, and faculty authors,…

Issue: Summer 2018 • Tags:

Olympic Dreams
: Past, Present, and Future

Located just a mile from the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters, Colorado College has numerous connections to the USOC and Olympic Games. CC alumni have represented our country in competitions, worked for the USOC as employees or interns, and cheered athletes on at events throughout the world. Standing out in South Korea More than a dozen…

Issue: Spring 2018 • Tags:

Keep On Going On — Ed Benton ’50

In 1946, attending college was not in Ed Benton’s sights. “At 17 months I became an orphan, and I was handed over to my father’s mother. She was 55 years of age, in poor health, illiterate, and she had no money,” says Benton. “When rent went up from $5 per month to $8 per month,…

Issue: Winter 2017 • Tags: ,

Gateway to an Education and an Adventure — Alana Aamodt ’18

A physics major and studio art minor at Colorado College, Alana Aamodt is from Minnesota. She came to CC for a good education and for an exciting adventure. She’s found both. In her first physics class, she and her classmates played hockey every Thursday, something she describes as “one of those things you can only…

Issue: Winter 2017 • Tags: ,

Committing to Socioeconomic Diversity — Kyle Samuel ’92

When Kyle Samuel was considering colleges, his list included Colorado College, the University of Texas, the University of Colorado, and Dartmouth College. He chose CC in part because the T. Roosevelt Collins Memorial Scholarship helped to ease the burden of the cost of college for his family. Although he still had to work throughout his…

Issue: Winter 2017 • Tags: ,