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Professor Carol Neel - 2013 Baccalaureate Speaker

April 5, 2013

Dear Seniors, Faculty, and Staff, 

Earlier this semester, I invited current seniors to nominate a faculty member to deliver this year’s Baccalaureate address. After receiving many thoughtful nominations, it is my pleasure to announce that Professor Carol Neel will be our 2013 Baccalaureate speaker.  

Professor Neel began teaching at Colorado College in 1980 and during her time here has had a significant impact on the Colorado College community.  As one of the students who nominated Carol wrote, “There is no other faculty member that I believe better represents the spirit of Colorado College than Professor Carol Neel. I have taken a class with her every year I've been at CC and she has shaped me not only as a student, but also helped me grow into the person that I am today."  

Professor Neel teaches the European middle ages in addition to offering courses in ancient Roman civilization, the history of family life, historiography and theory of history, and history of the book.  As a scholar, she studies the spirituality of religious orders of the 12th and 13th centuries, especially the Premonstratensians. She has published historical criticisms, editions, and translations culminating in five books and numerous articles, including a translation and commentary on the work of a 12th-century apocalyptic and ecumenical theologian, Anselm of Havelberg, titled "Anticimenon: On the Unity of the Faith and the Controversies with the Greeks", co-authored with CC alumnus Ambrose (Gregory) Criste. 

Professor Neel obtained her B.A. in Latin at Bryn Mawr College, and completed both her M.A. and Ph.D. in history at Cornell University.  

I am thrilled to have Professor Neel as this year's Baccalaureate speaker.  I look forward to seeing you all at the ceremony in May.  

Best regards,