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CC Alumnus Bro Adams to Give Commencement Address

Colorado College alumnus William "Bro" Adams, Ph.D., chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), will give this year's Commencement address. Chairman Adams is former president of Bucknell University and Colby College. He is nationally known as a strong advocate for the humanities and the liberal arts and has a long history of leadership in higher education.

Colorado College will award honorary degrees to three individuals who have made outstanding contributions in their fields. They are:

  • Bruce McCaw, who attended Colorado College for two years, is an accomplished businessman and generous philanthropist. He currently is co-chair of Talaris Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.
  • Paul Morin is director of the Antarctic Geospatial Information Center at the University of Minnesota. He is regarded by many as one of the top visualization technology developers in the geosciences.
  • Pam Shockley-Zalabak has served as chancellor of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs since 2002. She has been a leader in promoting economic growth and access to higher education in the Pikes Peak region.

Commencement will be held at 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 18 on Armstrong Quad.

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