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Sarah Rule

Class of 1967
Updated: August 2010

In 1967, Sarah Rule graduated from Colorado College with a B.A. in psychology. The very next year, she received her M.A. in Psychology (Learning and Motivation) at the University of Pennsylvania. From Pennsylvania, Sarah went on to further her graduate studies at the University of Kansas, where she earned her Ph.D. in Developmental and Child Psychology in 1972. While completing her dissertation, Sarah spent most of her time in Colorado Springs, first as a math teacher at The Colorado Springs Community School (1971-1972) and then as the acting principal of the school (1972-1973).

Sarah then continued her trek around the country and found herself as an adjunct faculty member for the “University Without Walls Program” at the University of Minnesota in 1974. In addition to holding this position, she was also busily working as a psychologist at The Minnesota Learning Center. By 1976, Sarah was working as a faculty member at the Peabody College for Teachers. She continued to work as an adjunct faculty member after the College merged with Vanderbilt University and her principal position was with the Regional Intervention Program in Nashville. In 1982 she began her full time career as a university researcher, faculty member and administrator. She retired as director of the Center for Persons with Disabilities, one of a national network of University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Throughout the course of her career, Sarah has been a prolific writer, with more than fifty different journal articles to her name. As if that alone was not enough, she has also authored one book and presented at more than sixty conferences. Over the last thirty years, Sarah has consistently focused her research on children, postsecondary education, and applications of technology to teaching and curriculum development. She currently resides in Utah.

Gary Martin

Class of 1962
Updated: August 2010

A former center on the Colorado College varsity hockey team, Garry Martin graduated from CC in 1962. He then attended Arizona State University for his MA and PhD degrees. Garry returned to Canada in 1966 and taught in the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba until his retirement at the end of 2008. He is currently a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the U of M and he continues to supervise graduate students, teach part-time, and write and publish.

Professor Martin has co-authored or co-edited 8 books and over 150 journal articles on various areas in behavioral psychology, with specialization in autism, developmental disabilities, and sport psychology. His co-authored book on behavior modification, with the 9 th edition published in 2010, is used as a primary text at many universities in 14 countries and has been translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean.

Professor Martin has received numerous honors and awards including induction into the Royal Society of Canada and the 2010 award from the Canadian Psychological Association for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology. He received an honorary degree from CC in 1989.