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WES founder Mary G. Slocum


The Woman's Educational Society Newsletter, NewsFocus, (available in PDF format) provides a succinct update on WES activities and accomplishments. For example, did you know that in fall 2017 a WES Scholar embarked on a study abroad adventure to Tuscany, Italy, with support from WES?

Summer 2020 NewsFocus
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Summer 2018 NewsFocus

Winter 2018 NewsFocus

Winter 2017 NewsFocus
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Montgomery Hall was Colorado College's first residence hall for women and was WES' first capital project.


For more than 125 years, WES has been working to support students at Colorado College. To learn about WES' activities from 1899, see our past projects.

A brief list of recent accomplishments follows.


  • Van Briggle Pottery Tour fundraiser
  • Unique Utah and Southwest Colorado Tour


  • Van Briggle Pottery Tour fundraiser
  • Splendors of the Southwest Canyons Tour


  • Van Briggle Pottery Tour fundraiser
  • Historic and Scenic Gems of Colorado Tour



  • 125th Anniversary Celebration and publication of A Quiet Work Continues: WES in Its Second Century
  • Atoms to Cosmos Tour/First Joint Venture with PILLAR (raised $2,900)
  • Tetons-Yellowstone-Black Hills Tour (raised $2,800)
  • Van Briggle Pottery Tour fundraiser (raised $5,300)
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