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    Alumni Association 2019 Awards

    One of the most important functions of the Council 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 Council acknowledges these alumni and staff members through four awards (the Benezet, Worner, Riley, and Spirit of Adventure awards) given at the annual awards ceremony during Homecoming.

    The Louis T. Benezet Award recognizes outstanding achievement in one’s chosen field, excellence through unusual success or contribution, innovation or research that has advanced a profession or a cause, and/or extraordinary contributions and achievements that have impacted people’s lives and exemplify the values of a liberal arts education. These attributes characterize the important contributions of the late Louis T. Benezet, president of Colorado College from 1955-63.

    The Lloyd E. Worner Award recognizes outstanding loyalty, service, and generosity to the college as evidenced by continuing concern and support for students and the quality of teaching and learning, as well as the general well-being and future excellence of the institution. These attributes characterize the many years of service and effective contributions of Lloyd E. Worner, Class of 1942, who served as a faculty member, dean, and ultimately president of Colorado College (1964-81).

    The Gresham Riley Award recognizes faculty and staff who have made a significant difference to the Colorado College community through outstanding service, commitment, and accomplishment. The continuing concern for and support of students and alumni demonstrated by such individuals ensures the general well-being and future excellence of the college. These accomplishments exemplify the important contributions made by Gresham Riley, the 10th president of Colorado College, 1981-92.

    The Spirit of Adventure Award recognizes an alumnus/a who exemplifies the unique CC experience through a life of intellectual, social, or physical adventure. These attributes are characterized by the late Robert M. Ormes ’26, a Colorado College English professor from 1952-73 who was the inaugural award recipient. 

    2019 Recipients

    Louis T. Benezet Award

    Lloyd E. Worner Award

    Gresham Riley Award

    Gresham Riley Award

    Spirit of Adventure Award

    Awards

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    alumni@coloradocollege.edu 

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    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Phone: (719) 389-6775
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    Tutt Alumni House
    1205 North Cascade Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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