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Class of 1968, 50th Reunion

Class Giving Goals & Progress

1968 Class Gift
Class Gift Goal: $3,500,000
Class Gift Progress: $592,408
Participation Goal: 68% or 171 donors
Participation Progress: 31% or 78 donors

Our Class Gift

The Class of 1968 Scholarship honors our 50th reunion. We hope you will help us raise $100,000 to endow the scholarship by making a gift that’s meaningful to you.

Once our class scholarship reaches $100,000, we will endow a scholarship and trigger a second $100,000 endowed scholarship commitment through the CC Endowed Scholarship 101 Challenge.

Gift Planning

Visit the Gift Planning website to learn about how you can make a difference through gifts made today or in your estate.

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Social Media

We are compiling a vintage photo slide show for our reunion events and we urgently need more photos. Dig out some shoeboxes, digitize your photos, join the Shutterfly site, and follow the directions on the CC page.

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Colorado College Choir Recording from December 4, 1967, professionally restored by Charles Richardson ’68, Richardson Records.


Class Newsletters

Doug Brown ’68 has authored a monthly newsletter for his classmates for several years. A selection of Brown’s Class of 1968 newsletters are included below. The opinions expressed in these newsletters are his.


2015
February
March
September
October

2016
January
April
September
November

2017
January
February
October

2018
January
February






Reunion Events

Thursday, Oct. 11

4-7 p.m.
Class of 1968 Welcome Reception and Check-in, Smith Family Gallery, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.

Menu:  $35/person
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter, Grilled Vegetable Platter with Pita Chips and Sundried Tomato Pesto, Mixed Nuts, Asian Pot Stickers with Soy Dipping Sauce, Shrimp Cocktail with Cocktail Sauce, Crostini with Fig Goat Cheese, Crostini with Roma Tomato, Basil, and Fresh Mozzarella.  Wine generously provided by Wink Davis ’68, plus Beer, Soft Drinks, Water, Sparkling Water, Ice Tea and Coffee Service.

A screening of "Free to Rock" a multi-award winning documentary film produced by classmate Nick Binkley ’68, directed by four-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland will take place in Screening Room 131, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center at 7 p.m. following the Welcome Reception and Check-in.

Friday, Oct. 12

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Class of 1968 Continental Breakfast, Side Chapel, Shove Memorial Chapel
Free to members of the Class of 1968 and their guests.

9:30-11 a.m.
Fifty Year Club Induction Ceremony for the Class of 1968, Shove Memorial Chapel
President Jill Tiefenthaler and Dean of the Faculty Sandra Wong present Fifty Year Club diplomas to the Class of 1968. Doug Brown ’68 will address the class. The Class of 1968 should arrive at 9:30 a.m. for brief instructions. Class photo to follow.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Fifty Year Club Luncheon, Bemis Great Hall
All current Fifty Year Club members and newly inducted members from the Class of 1968 are encouraged to attend.  $15/person.

2-3:30 p.m.
Class of ’68 Tiger Talks, Screening Room, Cornerstone Arts Center
As college students, the Class of 1968’s formative experiences occurred during a decade marked by protests, social unrest, and civil disobedience as many Americans spoke out against the Vietnam War, racial and economic segregation, and gender discrimination. To paraphrase from Bob Dylan’s 1964 album, “The Times They …[Were] A-Changin.’” Emerging as newly minted college grads, classmates charted many different paths of change, some planned, others not. Presenters at this Tiger Talks program will share their thoughts and insights on their life experiences as they took the road less traveled and swam against the tide in defense of principle, as well as how the times changed them or caused them to become agents of change. Presenters include Doug Brown ’68, Todd Ballantine ’68, Jamie Lytle King ’68, Jay Peyton ’68, and Millie Olson ’68.

6-9 p.m.
Buffet Reception, 4th Floor, Charles L. Tutt Library, 2021 N. Cascade Ave.
Members of the class and their guests are invited to a buffet reception at the newly renovated Tutt Library.

Menu:  $45/person
Chef-attended Carving Station including All-natural Sliced Beef, Au Jus, Creamy Horseradish, Chimichurri, and Old School Bakery Rolls, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter, Shrimp Cocktail, House-made Chips with Smoked Onion Dip, Roasted Root Vegetables, and Palisades Peach Cobbler.  Wine generously provided by Kent Schobe ’68, plus Beer, Soft Drinks, Water, Sparkling Water, Ice Tea, and Coffee Service.

Saturday, Oct. 13

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Welcome to the CC 60s Cinema, Class of 1968 Breakfast, South Commons
Breakfast and a (very short) movie for members of the Class of 1968.

Menu:  $15/person
Assorted Muffins and Breakfast Breads, Scrambled Eggs Florentine, Cheese Blintzes, Bacon, Honey Ham, Yogurt and Granola, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Hot Tea, Coffee Service (regular and decaf), Orange Juice and Apple Juice.

6-11 p.m.
Reception and Dinner, Grand Ballroom, The Mining Exchange Hotel, 8 S. Nevada Ave.
Members of the class and their guests are invited to the last reunion event of the weekend including a cocktail hour, music, dancing, a replay of the "'60s Cinema" short movie, and remarks from the reunion committee.  $75/person

Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with music by Todd Ballantine '68.  A Premium Cash Bar is available.  Non-alcoholic Beverages are provided.  A Gourmet Cheese Display of Local and Imported Cheeses, garnished with Fresh and Dried Fruits, accompanied by Crackers and Flatbread will be served.  

Dinner begins at 7 p.m. with a menu that includes your choice of three entrees: Grilled Filet of Salmon, Grilled Beef London Broil, or Vegetarian Wellington plus House Salad (fresh mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, and cucumber), Rolls, Buttered Asparagus, Herb Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, and New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Berries.  A Premium Cash Bar is available.  Non-alcoholic Beverages are provided.

Dance to your favorite hits from the sixties from 9-11 p.m.

Questions?

Reunion and Homecoming Weekend Events
Kristie Damgaard, Assistant Director for On-Campus Programs

Lily Lauer, Alumni Relations Coordinator, On-Campus Programs

Reunion Giving
Matt Kelly, Annual Giving Officer


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Committee

Todd Ballantine
Diane Brown Benninghoff
Jack Berryhill
Doug Brown - Co-chair
Dave Burnett
Lana Coffman
Ken Cunningham P'88, P'88, P'93
Kathy Culbertson Frieze P'03
Vicky Gits
Sonia Margolin ImMasche
Bill McDonald
Bart Mendenhall
Dave Meyer
Cindy Rosener Piller
Kent Schobe - Co-chair

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