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Four CC Graduates Now Tapped by Obama Administration

A fourth Colorado College graduate has been tapped for a position with the Obama administration. President Barack Obama announced on Thursday, July 9, that he intends to nominate Marcia McNutt, a 1974 graduate of Colorado College, to be director of the U.S. Geological Survey and science advisor to the secretary of the interior. McNutt will be the first woman to head the USGS. For more, see

Other Colorado College graduates tapped by the administration are:
- Former Colorado senator Ken Salazar '77, secretary of the interior
- Jane Lubchenco '69, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Lori Garver '83, a political science and economics major, deputy administrator of NASA

Additional Colorado College-Obama administration connections include three parents: Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture and an '03 parent, David Axelrod, senior advisor to Obama and an '09 parent, and Christine Varney, U.S. Department of Justice assistant attorney general and an '09 parent.

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