Class of 1974, 45th Reunion
Thursday, Oct. 10
7:30-9 p.m. "Get Together: 1969 and the Music of the ’60s" presented by Craig Werner ’74, Packard Performance Hall
Craig Werner, who 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
“The Liberal Arts Advantage” with Jane Lubchenco '69 and Marcia McNutt '74, moderated by Provost Alan Townsend, Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, Armstrong Hall
Citizens of today and tomorrow need to be able to solve the challenges of the world, including the existential threats of a changing climate, depleted biodiversity, and disrupted communities with the vision of a scientist, the discipline of an engineer, the heart of a humanist, and the creativity of an artist. This is the goal of a liberal arts education. In this session, Provost Alan Townsend will moderate a discussion with Drs. Marcia McNutt and Jane Lubchenco, two distinguished scientists and CC alumnae who have exemplified a cross-disciplinary and leading approach to science and its relevance to our lives. Drs. Lubchenco and McNutt will talk about the advantages of the liberal arts backgrounds in their own careers, how that approach to education is more important than ever, and how it can help society move forward at a critical time.
Reception, Smith Family Gallery, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
Visit with classmates, enjoy food and drink, and walk around the museum. Colorado College students will be available to answer questions as you tour the museum on your own.
Host Bar: Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages
Tapas Platter: Bacon-wrapped Dates, Spanish Olives, Mercona Almonds, Manchego Cheese, Spicy Sausages, and Grilled Bread
Grilled Vegetable Platter with Pita Chips and Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
Chef-manned Carving Station with Turkey and Flank Steak, Bakery Rolls, two sauces: Cherry-thyme Chutney and Port Wine Reduction.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Alumni Awards Ceremony, Shove Memorial Chapel
President Jill M. Tiefenthaler P’21, P’24 and the Alumni Association Council will present the Benezet, Worner, Riley, and Spirit of Adventure Awards. Everyone is invited to attend this special ceremony that honors our distinguished award recipients and will feature remarks by President Tiefenthaler. The Louis T. Benezet Award for career achievement will be presented to John Lamson Kessel ’74. The recipient of the Lloyd E. Worner Award for remarkable efforts on behalf of the college is William S. Smith ’74. The Gresham Riley Award recognizing faculty, administrators, and staff who have made a significant difference to the college will be presented to Professor John Simons P’05 and Brenda Soto P’19. Winnie Barron ’79 will receive the Spirit of Adventure Award, given to the alumnus/a who exemplifies the unique CC experience through a life of intellectual, social, or physical adventure. The Reunion Cup, awarded to the reunion class with the best Homecoming Weekend attendance, will be presented during the ceremony.
Alumni Awards Recipient Discussion, Screening Room 131, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
Students and alumni are invited to participate in a panel discussion with this year’s Alumni Association Award recipients. The following individual award recipients have been invited to join the panel, but attendance may vary:
• Louis T. Benezet Award winner and art major John Kessel ’74
• Lloyd E. Worner Award winner and anthropology major William S. Smith ’74
• Gresham Riley Award winner Professor John Simons P’05
• Gresham Riley Award winner Brenda Soto P’19
• Spirit of Adventure Award winner and art major Winnie Barron ’79
Dinner, Armstrong Great Hall
Build-your-own Street Taco Buffet
Host Bar: Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages
Speaker: Professor Susan Ashley
Please share memories of your Colorado College classmates who have passed away. Tributes submitted by Aug. 30 will be included in the 50th Reunion Keepsake Directory.
Classmates Who Have Passed Away
Big Richard loved people and brought fun and laughter everywhere he went.- Kile Powers
|Neophytos Charalambous Shakallis||3-Oct-2017|
|Royal Bucher Cooper|
|Pamela Smith Gast||21-Mar-1996|
|Doris Kuhn Hammond||29-Jun-2016|
|Madge Williams Hubbard||14-Jan-2010|
|Elizabeth Rhoads Hutchinson||25-May-2008|
|Elizabeth Work Patterson||5-Jul-1983|
|Ron Robertson, D.C.||20-Jul-2016|
|Pat Frasca Sertich||21-May-2005|
*Asterisk denotes classmates who have officially registered.
Class of 1974
Mary (Markie) Jordan Burch
*Carie Washut Campbell P'01, P'07
*Rich Campbell P'01, P'07
Allen Cranmer P'12
*Sue Benson Harding
*Jennifer Varner Martin ’75
*John Silver P '14
Jessie Bennion Solomon '76
*Chris Warfield P’03
*Nancy Weber Wigington
Reunion and Homecoming Weekend Events
Kristie Damgaard, Assistant Director for On-Campus Programs
Lily Lauer, Alumni Relations Coordinator, On-Campus Programs
Matt Kelly, Associate Director of Annual Giving
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1974 Scholarship Goals & Progress
1974 Scholarship Goal: $50,000
1974 Scholarship Progress: $27,635
1974 Scholarship Participation Progress: 7 percent
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