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    Class of 1969, 50th Reunion

    Reunion Events

    Thursday, Oct. 10
    4-7 p.m.
    Welcome Reception and Homecoming Check-in
    Smith Family Gallery, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.
    Menu: $38/person
    Host Bar: Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages
    Crostini with fig, goat cheese, arugula and candied pecan
    Chicken potstickers with soy dipping sauce chicken
    Domestic cheese & crackers
    Shrimp cocktail with cocktail sauce
    Seasonal fresh fruit
    7:30-9 p.m.
    "Get Together: 1969 and the Music of the Sixties" presented by Craig Werner '74, Packard Hall
    Craig is the son of late Professor Ray O. Werner, taught Afro-American Studies and American cultural history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, until his retirement earlier this year. A long-time member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee, his books "A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race and the Soul of America" and "We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War" are widely recognized as authoritative works on American rock and soul.

    Friday, Oct. 11
    8-9:15 a.m.
    Breakfast, South Hall Commons (formerly Slocum Hall)
    Menu: $14/person
    Assorted muffins and breakfast breads
    Scrambled eggs
    Roasted red potatoes
    Applewood smoked bacon strips
    Seasonal fresh fruit
    Orange juice
    Cranberry juice
    Coffee (regular and decaf) and hot tea
    9:30-11 a.m.
    Fifty Year Club Induction Ceremony, Shove Memorial Chapel
    President Jill Tiefenthaler will present Fifty Year Club diplomas to the Class of 1969. Steve Spear '69 will address the class. Members of the Class of ’69 should arrive by 9:20 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. rehearsal. 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 1969 are encouraged to attend.
    12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Re-creation of a 1969-style "Happening," Palmer Hall steps
    Revisit the era of Woodstock and join us for an authentic 1969 HAPPENING. A small, but mighty band of ’60s hippies will be leading the way. Find out what the ’60s was really about. All you 2019 wanna-be hippies need to be there. Remember, it is a partly improvised or spontaneous event involving audience participation. Meet on the steps of Palmer Hall at 12:30 p.m. sharp ... and be sure to wear some flowers in your hair! It is a HAPPENING!

    2-3:30 p.m.
    “The Liberal Arts Advantage: Reflections of Two Science Pioneers,” Jane Lubchenco '69 and Marcia McNutt '74, with CC Provost Alan Townsend, Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
    4-7 p.m.
    Reception, 4th  Floor, Charles L. Tutt Library
    Classmates will provide musical entertainment. If you would like to join in, bring your instrument of choice. After the reception, head downtown for dinner or enjoy a Tiger hockey game at the World Arena. (Shuttle provided. More information is provided below.)
    Menu: $35/person
    Host bar: beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages
    Seasonal fresh fruit
    Domestic cheese & crackers
    Build-your-own street tacos: Beef barbacoa, shredded spicy chicken, black beans and sautéed peppers and onions, shredded cabbage, pickled vegetables, jalapenos, cilantro, fresh lime, sour cream, queso fresco, flour and corn tortillas, housemade tortilla chips with salsa & guacamole, and cinnamon churros

    7:30 p.m.
    CC Tiger Hockey Game, Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. 
    General admission tickets will be available through Homecoming registration and shuttle will be provided from the reception to the game, and following the game, back to campus and the downtown host hotels (Mining Exchange and Antlers).

    Saturday, Oct. 12
    10-11 a.m.
    Homecoming Convocation and Alumni Awards Ceremony, Shove Memorial Chapel

    5-11 p.m.
    Reception, Dinner, and Dance, Bemis Lounge and Great Hall
    5-7 p.m. – Reception
    7 p.m. – Dinner
    8:30 p.m.  Dance in lobby of Bemis Hall. Would you like to add songs to our Spotify playlist for the Class of 1969 50th Reunion Dance? Send two song suggestions to

    Menu: $70/person
    Host bar: beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages
    Coffee and tea service

    Appetizers: tapas platter

    Choose from the following entrees:
    Steak au poivre
    Coq au vin
    Root vegetable bourguignon (gluten-friendly)

    This plated, sit down dinner is served with green salad, dinner rolls and butter, glazed carrots, vegan yukon gold mashed potatoes, and flourless chocolate cake or fruit-topped cheesecake

    Sunday, Oct. 13
    10-11 a.m.
    Homecoming Memorial Gathering, Shove Memorial Chapel
    Join us for a reflective gathering to remember and honor the lives of CC classmates, faculty, and staff who have passed away.

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    In Memoriam

    Please share memories of your Colorado College classmates who have passed away.


    Classmates Who Have Passed Away

    Full Name

    Deceased Date

    James Albrect

    Cynthia Alfery

    Hunter Antonides


    Lawrence Armstrong


    James Austin

    Hockey goalie for the tigers. He married above his station to Kathy Collier Stimits. He dropped his pads for a coach's whistle. In spite of his coaching, the teams did well. - Dan Stitt


    Jim Bailey


    Bruce Beaton


    Charles Betcher


    Jim Dick


    LuAnne Underhill Dowling

    LuAnne was one of the best human beings I've ever known. My fondest memory of her (among many) was my trip to Alaska in 2004. LuAnne had organized every hour of my trip so I would have an in-depth understanding of that gorgeous state. We took boat trips and road trips, flew over glaciers, and even ran into a moose on one of our hikes. Every day was a day of wonder, organized by my thoughtful friend. I miss her so much.-Gillian L. Royes


    Jo Estill


    Sharon Dregne Gerstenzang


    Rick Hambleton


    Richard Harris


    Richard Holliday


    William Horvitz


    Mansi McClure Kern


    John Killackey


    Jim MacDougall


    Tyler Makepeace


    Dennis Malone

    AKA "Pinkman." He married above his station to C. Cimino. He became a block of granite for the tiger's offensive line. - Dan Stitt


    Gary Mammel


    Julio Martinez


    Dean Metcalf


    John Mullen

    He doesn't answer to "John." He married above his station to Susan Modlin Fernalld. - Dan Stitt


    Craig Nelson

    Tom Newman


    Mary Harris Oliver


    Kerry Oscar


    John Pearson

    He was a distinguished journalist. - Dan Stitt


    Allen Reeves


    Kweku Sagoe

    Kweku was a very special man. A brilliant poet and geophysicist. He lost his hearing in the early 70s but learned to lip read and went on to start his own engineering firm in Lagos. He married a wonderful woman and had three children. I loved him. - Bonita Lahey

    James (Jim) "Sedge" Siegmann

    At various times at CC Sedge was my floor-mate, suite-mate, and roommate. Years later he was the the Godfather of my oldest son. He was the first truly unabashed free spirit I ever met. He was a kind and gentle person who was always fun to be around, and a true positive force in the world. - Steve Spear

    I was in the same wing at Slocum Hall with Jim my Freshman year. We were both taking pre med classes, including chemistry. He was cut out for it while I, not so much. While I was getting scores on the tests in the mid sixties range, (sorry mom and dad, still no doctor in the family) he was always in the 90's. Looking back he was one of the good guys and I imagine was an excellent doctor. - Scott Warhover


    Harry the Hat Sperry

    I knew Harry fairly well. I remember many political discussions we used to have. He compensated for his 5' 2" height with a lightning fast wit that could cut anybody down to size if they didn't know from whence they spoke. (Still in a likable way) He was from California and always referred to it as God's Country. Hope he is hovering above it somewhere now.- Scott Warhover


    Margi Stuart


    Steve Stockmar


    Stan Tabor


    Edie Tibbits


    Cindy Vreeland


    Chris Walker


    Skip Walker


    Malcolm Ware


    Barbara Walton Weldon


    Ann Williams

    Most brilliant person I ever met. Spoke at least 10 languages. She was generous. Life was hard for her. - Bonita Lahey

    She was a good and generous friend. - Jane Paolucci Yorker


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    Reunion Committee

    Carey Crain
    Hunt Kooiker
    Bonita Lahey
    Miriam Price Lindahl
    Bob Manning
    Janet Benson Manning
    Laurel McLeod P’08
    Chad Milton P’03
    Pam Shipp
    Darrell Sollberger
    Kathy Collier Stimits
    Patricia White Weed
    Crete Crawford Wood P’95, P’97


    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, Associate Director of Annual Giving

    EverTrue: CC Network

    Find your friends and classmates just in time for your class reunion! For more information, see our FAQs .

    Class Giving Goals & Progress

    Class of 1969 Class Gift
    Class Gift Goal: $569,000
    Class Gift Progress: $142,175
    Participation Goal: 100% or 274 donors
    Participation Progress: 35% or 97 donors

    1969 Scholarship Goals & Progress

    1969 Scholarship Goal: $100,000+
    1969 Scholarship Progress: $40,140
    1969 Scholarship Participation Goal: 100%
    1969 Scholarship Participation Progress: 9%