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Our Work

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?

Fall 2018 NewsFocus
Winter 2017 NewsFocus
Fall 2016 NewsFocus

Winter 2016 NewsFocus

Fall 2015 NewsFocus
Winter 2015 NewsFocus

NewsFocus Archives

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
  • 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)


  • Ranches, Foundries, Peaks and Science Tour