A Student's Life at CC
A student's life at Colorado College is filled with unique learning experiences. Here you'll find unique stories of students who took a deeper step in their classes and pursuit of knowledge.
The Faulkner Trip
Students had the rare opportunity to learn about William Faulkner, American writer and Nobel Price laureate while retracing his steps in Oxford Mississippi. The Faulkner class saw where Faulkner lived, wrote, and where he passed away. They had the chance to visit his grave, learn about the different stages of his life, and follow his footsteps.
"Taking the Faulkner class in Oxford, Mississippi was a true Colorado College experience. It was inspiring to be able to discuss Faulkner's books in his house -- it almost felt like he was going to come downstairs and join our class! It was also incredible to be immersed in the Southern culture of Mississippi. It's one thing to read about a culture, but it's another thing to be immersed in it! It helped us understand where Faulkner was coming from and what he was writing about."
- Madeline Scherer
"Faulkner has certainly become a highlight of my time at CC. I don't think Dean Edmonds knows how much I appreciate his generosity in facilitating this trip-- and Mississippi was quite a trip. I am continually enchanted by the South and its people, literature, and inscrutable traditions."
- Lainie Formby
"This trip was an amazing experience that allowed me to delve farther into the intricate world that William Faulkner created in his Yoknapatawpha County. Through experiencing the climate, culture, and citizens of this Southern world, a stronger resonance was created between his stories and my understanding. All in all, this was an unforgettable trip that introduced me to a new world of both culture and literature."
- John Griffin
During the 2014 half block, students had the opportunity to take professional and career development courses at no charge. These courses included:
GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT Preparation
Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
Careers in Health Care
An Etiquette Dinner
The Modern World of Work
A Fullbridge Finance Intensive
In a two week period, the opportunities provided students with valuable skills for post-graduate education and their future careers. Keep an eye out for the 2015 half block!