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Criteria for honorary degree and alumni association board nominations

Honorary degrees

Selections by the CC Academic Events Committee (in conjunction with the Board of Trustees)

ALUMNI HONORARY DEGREE: To be presented at Opening Convocation: CC alumni who exemplify the successful application of their liberal arts education at Colorado College to their professions – who have demonstrated excellence in their fields, who are role models for CC students today. Less emphasis would be placed on prominence, age, or length of career than is usually the case with Commencement honorary degree recipients. These individuals will show strong likelihood of persevering in the course of excellence they have already demonstrated. The distinguished alumni who are honored through this program ought to be representative of the college to the rest of the world and also, to ourselves, of the concrete meaning of an outstanding liberal arts education. When appropriate, one of the recipients might be asked to deliver the Opening Convocation Address.

COMMENCEMENT HONORARY DEGREES: Presented to individuals, alumni or not, who have distinguished themselves through professional, scholarly, or artistic achievements or through notable contributions to the college or larger community.

Elected alumni trustee candidates

Selections advanced to the Alumni Association Board by the Nominations and Awards Committee

Candidates are chosen for their proven dedication to Colorado College, as well as their professional backgrounds and personal accomplishments. Elected candidates serve a 6-year term. Elected alumni trustees' input and energy are fully used and appreciated in the work of the Board of Trustees.

Alumni Association Board members

Selections advanced to the Alumni Association Board by the Nominations and Awards Committee

Members of the Alumni Association Board are alumni who have demonstrated their leadership skills in various volunteer capacities for the college such as alumni admission representatives, career volunteers, fundraisers, events volunteers (alumni club program) and reunion planners. They meet twice a year, at Homecoming in the fall and at the Alumni Leadership Forum in the spring. New members are elected by the Alumni Board to a four-year term (not to exceed three consecutive terms).