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PIFP Dinner

Professor Emeritus of Sociology Jeff Livesay presents the Livesay Award to his former student Shane Lory ’16. (Photo by Brad Armstrong)

Last Tuesday, the Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) held its annual dinner in Bemis Hall. We celebrated the incoming 2018-19 cohort (below), which includes 22 summer fellows and 14 yearlong fellows.

Additionally, Professor Emeritus of Sociology Jeff Livesay presented the Livesay Award for Social Change to Shane Lory ’16, who co-founded the nonprofit Colorado Springs Food Rescue.

Congratulations to our new fellows, and thanks to Professor Livesay, PIFP Director Lani Hinkle ‘83, and our dedicated alumni for supporting the program!

The 2018-19 PIFP Fellows (Photo by Brad Armstrong)

Cheers to the Class of 2018!

Study Highlights Humanities Grads’ Success

A recent report by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences debunks many of the stereotypes surrounding the career outcomes of humanities majors. The results indicate that, over time, humanities graduates close the pay gap with their STEM peers.

The study also suggests that the majority of humanities graduates are happy in their careers –with almost 87 percent reporting job satisfaction. Though they’re less likely to enter a field related to their major, humanities graduates find fulfillment in their dynamic career paths.

Professor Arroyo-Rodríguez to Receive Outstanding Faculty Award

This week, Professor Dani Arroyo-Rodríguez (Spanish) will be presented with the 2018 Delta Gamma Foundation Outstanding Faculty Award at the foundation’s annual banquet in Phoenix.

He was nominated for the award by students in CC’s Beta Delta chapter, including Jennifer Roca ’18Sabre Morris ’18, Sierra Polston ’18, Lauren Stierman ’20, and Elizabeth Baker ’17.

Congratulations to Professor Arroyo-Rodriguez on receiving this meaningful award!

WSJ Highlights Value of Liberal Arts

For yet another article affirming the relevance of a liberal arts education, the Wall Street Journal recently published an op-ed entitled “If You Want Your Child to Succeed, Don’t Sell Liberal Arts Short.”

In the op-ed, classicist and tech strategist Michael Zimm advises parents, “let your child know that a liberal-arts degree can be a great launching pad for a career in just about any industry.” He points to the marketability of liberal arts skills such as rhetorical ability, critical thinking, comfort with ambiguity, and an interdisciplinary perspective.