Cade Quigley ’23 Named Goldwater Scholar

Congratulations to Cade Quigley ’23, who is one of two Colorado College students to be named a 2021-22 Goldwater Scholar.

Quigley, a geology major and physics minor, is one of 410 college students from across the United States to be named a Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater Scholarship is given annually to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. This is the second consecutive year two CC students have received the prestigious scholarship.

Quigley plans to pursue graduate school after CC and hopes to obtain a Ph.D. in geoscience or geophysics. He credits Riley Scholar and Visiting Professor of Geology Solomon Seyum with guiding him through the research and application process; and Murphy Brasuel, associate professor of chemistry; Christine Siddoway, professor of geology; Emily Pope, former visiting professor of geology; Savannah Miller, LICSW; and his parents with guiding him through the application process. Read more here.

Book Discussions with Author Katherine E. Standefer ’07

What if a lifesaving medical device causes loss of life along its supply chain? That’s the question Katherine E. Standefer ’07 finds herself asking one night after being suddenly shocked by her implanted cardiac defibrillator. In this gripping, intimate memoir, Standefer tells the story of her troubled relationship to her own ICD, from her harrowing experience in the American healthcare system to her global journey to the mines and factories where the minerals in her device may have originated. Deeply personal and sharply reported, “Lightning Flowers” takes a hard look at technological mythos, healthcare, and our cultural relationship to death, raising important questions about our obligations to one another, and the cost of saving one life.

Join the CC Alumni Association Council’s live book club discussionwith the author. On each evening of the series, Standefer, Colorado College professors, and/or distinguished alumni will lead an interactive, virtual conversation. Sign up for one, two, or all three of these live sessions.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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Kris Mayotte Named Head Hockey Coach

Colorado College Vice President and Director of Athletics Lesley Irvine has named Kris Mayotte the 15th head coach in the history of the school’s hockey program.

Mayotte brings a wealth of success as one of the top assistant coaches and recruiters in the nation to Colorado College. Throughout his 10 years as a Division I assistant and associate head coach, he helped his teams to an NCAA National Championship in 2015, two Frozen Fours and seven NCAA Tournament appearances. In addition, Mayotte won a pair of gold medals and a bronze in three stints as an assistant coach with Team USA at the World Junior Championships.

Mayotte, who spent the last two seasons at the University of Michigan with head coach Mel Pearson after five years under Nate Leaman at Providence College, has recruited six All-Americans and prepared several of his players for the National Hockey League. Read the full story here.

CC Receives $33.5 Million Future Gift; Largest Individual Gift in CC History

Colorado College has received a $33.5 million future estate gift from an anonymous donor, the largest gift ever from an individual in the college’s 147-year history. The unprecedented estate commitment will support future needs of the college and provide funding for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

The donor saw a chance to have a lasting impact with their gift.

“Colorado College has given so much to me, and it brings me great joy to see how CC positively changes the lives of students,” says the donor. “Every year I see curious, creative critical thinkers expand their world, find their passion, and apply the knowledge and courage they gain at CC under the guidance of fantastic faculty and staff. That translates to exciting progress ahead for our world: This is where our next leaders are inspired. My wish is to keep that brilliance and spark bright for future generations.”

Read the full story here.

Anya Steinberg ’21 Finalist in NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Congratulations to Anya Steinberg ’21, who has been named one of 10 finalists in the NPR Student Podcast Competition: College Edition. Her podcast, “He’s Just 23 Chromosomes,” is about “an immaculate conception”; not the Biblical one but the one that occurred on her mother’s lunch break, in a sterile room, years ago.

In a compelling 7 minutes, 58 seconds, Steinberg interviews her mother and younger brother about the artificial insemination that led to the birth of her and her sibling, her shock at learning her “donor dad” was not the Stanford medical student she had thought but a jazz musician, and her decision last year to launch a search for the donor.

NPR will announce the winners and honorable mentions next week, selected from the 10 finalist podcasts. The podcasts will be featured in upcoming segments of “Morning Edition” or “All Things Considered.” Read more here.