In 1897, alumni came together for the first time to form what we now know as the Colorado College Alumni Association. The mission of the Association is to advance the general interests of the college and its alumni; to promote the college as a liberal arts college of excellence with both national and international distinction, and promote the participation of alumni in the college’s affairs. Any person who attends Colorado College for two full semesters in good standing is an alumnus of Colorado College.
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 the Alumni Leadership Forum in the spring and during a telephonic meeting in the fall. New members are elected by the Alumni Board to a four-year term (not to exceed three consecutive terms).
Members of the Association Board are appointed to staggered four-year terms and serve on at least one committee. Current committees are: Advancement, Alumni and Student Networking, Engagement, Governance, Nominations and Awards, Scholarship, and Fifty Year Club.
One of the most important functions of the Board is to recognize the contributions of distinguished alumni, faculty members, and members of the CC community to the betterment of society and to the enhancement of the College and its mission. The Alumni Association Board acknowledges these alumni and staff members through four awards given at Homecoming: Louis T. Benezet Award, Lloyd E. Worner Award, Gresham Riley Award, and the Spirit of Adventure Award. To submit a nomination, create an account.
Bylaws of the Colorado College Alumni Association
Colorado College Alumni Association Student Leadership Scholarship
The Alumni Association Board (AAB) created and supports the Colorado College Alumni Association Student Leadership Scholarship, a loan-reducing scholarship that is designed to recognize student leaders on campus and encourage them to stay involved with CC after graduation.
This scholarship is available for sophomores and junior on financial aid and is awarded each spring for the following academic year. Applications are available for the upcoming academic year in early spring.
For more information, contact the alumni office at email@example.com or (719) 389-6775.