Office of Alumni and Family Relations
The Office of Alumni and Family Relations is dedicated to creating programs and providing service to alumni, parents, and students.
Our focus is on creating opportunities for engagement among alumni and between alumni and current CC students and parents. Feel free to contact any one of us for more information and to share ideas.
Meet the Staff
Tiffany Kelly, Director of Alumni and Family Relations
Tiffany Williamson Kelly was recently named the new director of alumni and family relations at Colorado College. An experienced constituent relations and events manager, she has a strong background in both independent schools and higher education. Kelly was the associate director of admission and financial aid as well as the director of tuition assistance at the Agnes Irwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and was the director of admission and financial support at The Colorado Springs School, where she also is an alumna. She has held numerous positions at The Broadmoor hotel in conference services and in sales including as an executive meetings manager and has served on nonprofit boards, notably the Children’s Literacy Center in Colorado Springs. Kelly is a graduate of Wesleyan University and holds a master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a Colorado native and has strong connections and family ties to Colorado Springs and to CC, with several CC graduates in her family.
Kristie Damgaard, Assistant Director for On-Campus Programs
Kristie is a third generation native of Colorado. She graduated from Colorado State in 1999 with a B.A. in Business and
Debra Zarecky, Director of Parent and Family Programs
Debra has been at CC since 2005. A liberal arts graduate, she was drawn to the energy and vitality of campus almost immediately and worked first in the Office of Student Life before joining the Shove Chapel staff as chaplain’s office manager. She has been in her current role for over two years, first in the Office of the President and now as part of the Office of Alumni and Family Relations. She is excited to continue managing programs across the college that help parents and families stay connected with and positively support their students. Debra has a B.A. in English from Allegheny College with a double minor in
Brittany Almeida '14,
Brittany is a native of Colorado Springs and a 2014 graduate of Colorado College, where she earned her degree in psychology. While at CC, Brittany minored in Spanish, served as secretary of SOMOS, and volunteered at Centro de la Familia. She also gained advertising and event planning experience as a student employee for Conference Services and Summer Session. After graduating, Brittany worked for Galvan and Gardner Property Management before joining the Alumni Relations team in March 2015. She is excited to be back at CC and looks forward to working with the alumni community. In her free time, Brittany enjoys baking, hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
Judy Kanagy, Alumni Relations Coordinator
Judy is a Midwest transplant who has no plans of returning to Illinois, Ohio, or Iowa, where she lived until moving to Colorado Springs almost 30 years ago. A graduate of Bluffton University (B.A. in English and Physical Education) and of Illinois State University (M.S. in Physical Education and Athletic Administration), her early career included teaching and coaching, working as a carpenter and painter, as an
Lily Lauer, Alumni Relations Coordinator On-Campus Programs
Lily is a California native with ties to Wisconsin through her husband, John. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in marketing. Prior to spending a season raising and educating her children, she sold advertising space for a national magazine and served as the marketing coordinator for a software firm. Recently, she worked in marketing and as a communications specialist for a nonprofit. She spent four decades dancing, and as a triple-threat, performing in local theater productions. She and her husband are the proud parents of three Colorado College Tigers: Jake ’17, Josh ’19, and Ariel ’21.
14 East Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 389-6775
Tutt Alumni House
1205 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903