Colorado College in the News – July 2022

The Office of Communications and Marketing curates this report of news clips that feature Colorado College and CC-affiliated people. 

Media Coverage of Colorado College

National/International News

7/20/22 | Forbes | A Student Voting Take On College Athletic Conference Realignment
“The Big 12 has a great opportunity to add perennial voting champions and more states with student voters to the conference with these campuses: Colorado College, Denison University (OH), Grinnell College (IA), and St. Olaf’s College (MN).”

7/20/22 | Time |
How Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney Turned the Jan. 6 Hearings Into Must-See TV
“Cheney graduated from Colorado College in 1988 and soon went to work for the State Department and United States Agency for International Development.”
7/8/22 | The Chronicle of Higher Education | What I Gained From a Year of Professional Coaching
“Manya Whitaker is an associate professor of education at Colorado College and executive vice president and chief of staff. She writes regularly for The Chronicle about academic-career issues.”

7/1/22 | The Korea Times |
Samsung chief’s daughter to attend Colorado College in fall
7/22 | Bureau of Land Management | The Bureau of Land Management Names Doug Vilsack as Colorado State Director
“Vilsack has a law degree from the University of Colorado Boulder and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Systems: Natural Resource Management from Colorado College in Colorado Springs.”

7/30/22 | Justice News | Hindu Dharma on Trial: The Sinister Project of Equality Labs
“Though it raises questions over Harvard’s commitment to research, analysis and methodology, the fact is that other American Universities such as Brandeis University (the first University to make caste as a part of its non-discrimination policy), University of California (Davis), California State University, Colby College, Colorado College, amongst many others, have already recognized caste-based discrimination.”

7/30/22 | News Today |
Silver Creek Outfitters Guide Crowned World Champ
“Upon graduation, he earned an undergraduate degree from Colorado College and a Masters in Curriculum from Boise State University, becoming a high school English teacher and Shakespeare afficionado.”
7/29/22 | Colorado Springs Business Journal | Opinion: The only thing that could sink Trump?
“Yet it was wonderful to watch the Jan. 6 committee and see the emergence of two American heroes: Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson and Colorado College alumna Liz Cheney.”
7/28/22 | KRDO | How Internships can better prepare students for their careers on national internship day
“Officials with Colorado College (CC) also encourage students to think about internship opportunities.
‘It’s an amazing opportunity to have the chance to take their academics and what they’re learning in class, the theory, and put it into practice in a meaningful way,’ said Colorado College Career Center Director Megan Nicklaus. “In addition, they develop new skills, they get to test out different fields and explore if they have an interest in that field and expand their network.”
At CC, students are directed toward the Career Center for questions about internships.”
7/28/22 | | ‘Rage giving’: Charities can get a boost from current events, such as controversial Supreme Court rulings
Written by Jennifer A. Taylor, James Madison University and Katrina Miller-Stevens, Colorado College

7/28/22 | Chronicle |
Stimela’s Solo Career Flourishes
“So far Stimela has performed NeHanda in USA at the River to River Festival in Connecticut, Italy at Short Theatre, Amsterdam, Germany, Spielberg Festival, Brussels and in Colorado where she also got the opportunity to teach students at Colorado College during their three week Block.”

7/28/22 | Explore Big Sky |
New West: Montana Dorothy Bradley pens book showing what’s missing in politics
“After attending Colorado College and then earning a law degree at American University in Washington, D.C., she settled back in Bozeman. She was elected to eight terms in the Montana House of Representatives as a Democrat but did not serve them consecutively.”

7/27/22 | Platte River Equity |
Platte River Equity Firm Update
“Ryan joined Platte River Equity as a Senior Accountant.  Ryan was previously a Fund Controller at Standish Management LLC, a provider of fund administration services for managers and general partners of various investment funds, including private equity, venture capital, real estate and fund-of-funds.
Ryan received a B.A. in Mathematical Economics from Colorado College.”

7/27/22 | Clackamas County |
Engaging children’s storytime is back in person at Clackamas County Libraries
“Hoffmann, who has served as the children’s librarian at Gladstone Library for the last five years, has a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Clarion University and a bachelor’s degree in art from Colorado College. She said a career as a librarian became her goal after her mom started working at her high school library before going back to school for her master’s degree.”

7/27/22 | Ultiworld |
WUCC 2022: Get Rektified (Mixed Division)
“A key figurehead amongst this influx of talent is Daniel Eppstein, an American who has cut their teeth at Colorado College and a collection of New York club teams before moving to Europe.”

7/27/22 | AV Network |
Why Hockey Sounds Better at Robson Arena
“A new, high-quality sound system, anchored by LEA Professional Dante-enabled Connect Series amplifiers, is helping the Colorado College Tigers enhance audience enjoyment and engagement.”

7/26/22 | CB Gist |
Han Santana-Sayles Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wiki, Nationality, Bio.
“According to her LinkedIn profile, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature with a focus on Feminist Gender Studies from Colorado College. Han also served as her group’s initiation speaker.”

7/26/22 | Centennial State News |
Tigers Receive IWLCA Team and Individual Academic Awards
“The Colorado College women’s lacrosse team added to its impressive list of academic achievements by scoring team and individual honors from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association for the 2021-22 academic year.”
“The academic structure at Colorado College and the environment that encourages innovative thinking and a collaborative process has set up our student athletes for great success beyond the confines of our campus.  I am incredibly proud to be the coach of these amazing young women.”

7/27/22 | The Gazette/The Tribune
| Paddleboarder’s death underscores dangers of cold water recreation 
“Mendez Villalpando, 25, was a graduate of Lewis-Palmer High School, where he played on the soccer team, and Colorado College.”

7/25/22 | The Gazette |
Amid change, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center snags 5 Henry Awards for theater
“In a year of great change and turnover within the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, one thing remains the same: A propensity for winning Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards.”

7/25/22 | The Denver Gazette
| Air Force Academy breaks ground on new visitor center
“The other projects — the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Weidner Field in downtown Colorado Springs, the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Robson Arena at Colorado College — have opened.”

7/25/22 | CPR |
Air Force Academy breaks ground on new $40 million visitor center
“The massive public-private partnership also includes the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, new stadiums for the Switchbacks minor league soccer and Colorado College hockey teams, and a Sports Medicine Center at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.”

7/25/22 | World Wire
| Diana DeGette digital ad campaign controversy
“She received a B.A. in political science from Colorado College, where she also was chosen to join the Pi Gamma Mu international honour society in 1979.”

7/23/22 | The Baltimore Sun |
In seeking to rejuvenate men’s lacrosse program, Goucher turns to a familiar face in coach Kyle Hannan
“After starting all four years as a midfielder at Salisbury before graduating in 1986, he served as an assistant with the Sea Gulls, Bates and Hobart before becoming coach at Virginia Wesleyan (1993 to 1998) and Colorado College (1998 to 2000).”

7/22/22 | Saltwire |
Doug Mitchell’s impact on Canadian football was unrivalled
“ ‘I’ve been so fortunate with so many things and, really, all because of football,” Mitchell said last month. “I showed up at Colorado College, walked on and made the team actually, and the rest is history.’ ”

7/21/22 | Northeast Now |
Former CFL commissioner Doug Mitchell passes away at age 83
“Mitchell, a Calgary native, attended Colorado College on a hockey scholarship and completed a bachelor of arts degree in business administration. He then attended the University of British Columbia, where he played football while earning a bachelor of law degree in 1962.”

7/21/22 | |
The West’s historic drought gets little political attention
“The issue has, however, caught voter attention. In findings released in February, the 12th Annual Survey , conducted by Colorado College, found that as many as 70 percent of voters say they are extremely or very seriously concerned about inadequate water supplies.”

7/21/22 | WGCU |
Song of the Day for July 22: “America the Beautiful,” with words by poet Katharine Lee Bates in 1893
“Bates took a train across the country in 1893 to lecture during the summer session at Colorado College. While there, she made the trek to the top of the 14,115-foot nearby Pikes Peak.”

7/18/22 | Post Independent |
Packraft Colorado brings lightweight rafting to the Roaring Fork River
“Back in 2016, as a student at Colorado College, Noah Zemel and his friends found their way into the world of packrafting. With lightweight, packable water vessels in tow, they could paddle down rivers and hike out of remote canyons and take desert trips that included both long hikes and flatwater floating.”

7/18/22 | KOAA |
Local artists hope to inspire community with new murals near Hillside Community Center
“Colorado College Mobile Arts Program is creating two murals on bike storage containers at the El Pomar Youth Bike Park near the Hillside Community Center. These art pieces will shine a light on leaders who helped build the community, and inspire young people to learn about history.”

7/18/22 | OutThere Colorado |
Paddleboarder killed in ‘microburst storm’ remembered as advocate, “gone too soon”
“The Summit County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified Miguel Mendez, a graduate of Lewis-Palmer High School and Colorado College, as the victim of the accident, according to multiple reports.”

7/18/22 | Denver Gazette |
Metro Moves | Head of new Office of New Americans named
“Scriven earned a Juris Doctor degree from the American University Washington College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Political Economy from Colorado College.”

7/18/22 | The Boston Musical Intelligencer |
The Maestro Opines
“Dr. Carlton Gamer— an extraordinary musician, composer, and teacher—is a friend of mine who has taught at Colorado College since 1954. One day I asked him, “Are your students today as equipped to hear what’s going on in a piece of music as they were a generation ago?” He answered without hesitation: “Far less so. They don’t read music. They can’t identify the instruments. They have no idea who Beethoven was or when he lived, much less how many symphonies he wrote.”

7/18/22 | Ed News Colorado |
Vermont School of Fantastic Arts to Transfer Residencies to Colorado School
“Starting in July 2023, the school’s summer residencies will be held at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo., according to VCFA president Leslie Ward. The college will keep its name, and the administration will remain at College Hall in Montpelier.”

7/17/22 | The Colorado Sun |
SunLit Interview: For Ellen Weir Casey, “Unstoppable” offered a chance to educate
“Casey earned graduate and undergraduate degrees from Colorado College and is an alumna of The Aspen Institute’s Summer Words writers program.”

7/17/22 | The Aspen Times
| Packraft Colorado brings lightweight rafting to the Roaring Fork River
“Back in 2016, as a student at Colorado College, Noah Zemel and his friends found their way into the world of packrafting. With lightweight, packable water vessels in tow, they could paddle down rivers and hike out of remote canyons and take desert trips that included both long hikes and flatwater floating.”

7/14/22 | KRDO |
New Hillside Community murals look to inspire youth in Colorado Springs
“Through each mural, the Colorado College Community Mobile Arts Program aims to tell impactful community stories.
A story of Colorado Springs leaders who have shaped the city’s history. The Co-director of the CC Mobile Arts Program, Naomi Wood, feels its mission is to inspire.”

7/14/22 | Environmental Leader |
Panorama Wind Farm in Colorado Now Operational
“In 2020, Colorado College achieved carbon neutrality, a goal it set in 2009 when it committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. After a decade of work, the target has been met — even as the college increased its building footprint by more than 10% during that time. CC is only the eighth institution in North America, and the first in the Rocky Mountain region, to achieve this goal.”

7/13/22 | Willamette Week |
How Do You Get Kids to Read? Turns Out, a Book Club Can Actually Work.
“McCann’s son, Ronan, 20, a math major at Colorado College, says the group’s first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was probably also the consensus favorite.”

7/13/22 | Colorado News |
Vermont College of Fine Arts moving some programs to Colorado, may sell some campus buildings
“Beginning next summer, the school will hold its summer residences at Colorado College, and winter residences virtually.”

7/11/22 | AZ Central |
This artist’s work landed on Britney Spears’ Instagram: ‘I have no words’
“Galofre, a Colombian contemporary visual artist who is based in Denver, graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University in 2018 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and Environmental Science from Colorado College in 2013.”

7/8/22 | The Durango Herald
| Read this before taking up hockey
“Next there is the cost. Equipment is expensive even if you’re not a goalie. Colorado College used to buy 120 dozen sticks a year.”

7/8/22 | American Theatre |
Idris Goodwin Is New Artistic Director of Seattle Children’s Theatre
“Goodwin joins SCT following his tenure as executive director of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, where he also taught for 6 years as a professor in the Department of Theater and Dance.”

7/6/22 | Colorado Springs Indy |
Water districts and Venetucci Farm cope with “forever chemicals” in the Pikes Peak region
“A study was conducted in 2017 by students at Colorado College, the Air Force Academy, UCCS and Pikes Peak Community College that made several recommendations, including leasing the farm to flower growers.”

7/2/22 | The Gazette |
New opera ‘RACE’ chronicles story of historical Stroud family in Colorado Springs
“It was 1928, and Stroud, the only Black student at Colorado College until his sister joined him a year later, qualified for a U.S. Olympic tryout spot in the 5,000-meter race. It was a victory to celebrate, until he was informed there would be no funding for him to travel to Boston for the Olympic trials due to racism.”

7/1/22 | Colorado Politics |
Court of Appeals formally welcomes 3 new judges appointed pre-pandemic
“Johnson graduated from Colorado College and received her law degree from the University of Colorado. Ultimately, Johnson spent 15 years in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office prior to her appointment.”
7/22 | Crestone Eagle | The Crestone Eagle prepares to enter a new era
“In its efforts to transition the Eagle into a nonprofit news organization CECM has had support from Saguache County Commissioners, the Colorado Media Lab, and Colorado College, whose journalism students will periodically join the Eagle staff as interns.”


7/27/22 | KKTV | Colorado College Hockey
“Colorado College hockey players, Kaiden Mberko and Hunter McKown are invited to play in the National Junior Evaluation Camp. Along side their head coach at CC Hockey, Kris Mayotte. It Mayotte’s fourth time time being an assistant coach for the U.S. National Junior Team.”
7/26/22 | Global News | Edmonton Oilers add former NHL defenceman Mark Stuart to coaching staff
“The Edmonton Oilers have added former NHL defenceman Mark Stuart to its coaching staff for the upcoming season.
Stuart spent last season coaching at his alma mater, Colorado College.”

7/26/22 | The Globe and Mail | 
Oilers add former NHL defenceman Mark Stuart to coaching staff
“The Edmonton Oilers have added former NHL defenceman Mark Stuart to its coaching staff for the upcoming season.
Stuart spent last season coaching at his alma mater, Colorado College.”

7/26/22 | The Gazette | 
Colorado College alumni-turned-assistant Mark Stuart leaves for NHL job
“The CC athletic department announced Tuesday that Stuart is resigning his post to join the Edmonton Oilers as an assistant to coach Jay Woodcroft.”

7/26/22 | Grand Forks Herald |
Twenty names to watch when college hockey’s recruiting season opens
“Swanson is the son of Brian Swanson, a superstar at Colorado College in the 1990s who was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award and went on to play for the Edmonton Oilers and Atlanta Thrashers.”

7/9/22 | New York Post |
Rangers focus on center position on Day 2 of NHL draft
“Laba, who was not in attendance on Friday, is committed to Colorado College for the 2022-23 NCAA season after back-to-back campaigns with the United Hockey League’s Lincoln Stars.”

7/8/22 | KOAA |
CC Tiger commit Laba selected in 4th round of NHL draft by New York Rangers
“Another Colorado College Tiger hockey player will have a chance to be a future NHL player.
On Friday, Noah Laba, an incoming freshman on the Colorado College hockey team, was selected by the New York Rangers in the fourth round of the 2022 National Hockey League Entry Draft.”
7/8/22 | Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference | Historic Executive Committee Highlights Upcoming 2022-23 Academic Year
“In a historic first for the conference, the Executive Committee will be comprised entirely of female leadership in 2022-23 as L. Song Richardson of Colorado College takes over as chair of the SCAC Presidents Council and will serve along with Vanessa B. Beasley of Trinity (past-chair) and Laura Skandera Trombley of Southwestern (future chair). Lesley Irvine of Colorado College will chair the SCAC Athletic Directors Council in 2022-23.”

7/7/22 | Centenary |
Alyssa Davis Named 2022 SCAC Woman of the Year Finalist
“This year’s finalists include: Natalie McCoy of Austin College, Alyssa Davis of Centenary College, Megan Koch of Colorado College, Jesse Stovall of Southwestern University, Lindsey Longuet of University of St. Thomas, Kelly Jurden of Texas Lutheran University and Hailey Coleman of Trinity University.”
7/2/22 | Colorado News | USA Women’s Team Set for Maccabia Games
“He will be joined on the bench by Sam Harrison, a player in the 2017 Gold Medal USA Men’s Squad, who is coaching the men’s program at Colorado College and coaching the first Maccabee Junior Boys team at the 2018 Maccabee Youth Games.”


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