Our event photos depict various alumni activities around the globe.
Block Break Away: Cuba 2017 — Colorado College alumni and friends explored Cuba in an extraordinary people-to-people experience led by Political Science Professor Juan Lindau Feb. 3-12, 2017.
Students tour Washington, D.C., in October 2016 as part of Tiger Trek, a four-day pilot trip hosted by the Colorado College Career Center and the Office of Alumni and Family Relations. This experience was provided free for 12 students thanks to CC's Student Government Association and a generous gift by Simon and Nancy Sidamon-Eristoff.
CC alumni in Washington, D.C. gathered at Nationals Park Aug. 31, 2016, as the Washington Nationals played against the Colorado Rockies.
Ian Miller ’99 (back row, center) led a private tour for local Fifty Year Club members at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on June 14, 2016. Miller is director of earth and space sciences and curator of paleontology at the museum.
CC alumni and parents traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia on a Block Break Away program May 17-June 1, 2016. Associate Professor of History John Williams was the featured lecturer.
CC alumni in Chicago gathered for a free concert at Millennium Park on June 9, 2016, where Lee Fields and the Expressions performed with Makaya McCraven.
More than 30 alumni, parents, and friends in San Francisco volunteered for CC Cares Day at Vida Verde May 14, 2016.
Colorado Springs alumni gathered at Tutt Alumni House with Professor Kathy Giuffre on May 10, 2016, for a group discussion about her novel, "The Drunken Spelunker's Guide to Plato."
Alumni, parents, and friends gathered for a group photo while on the National Parks of Eastern Utah Block Break Away May 5-9, 2016.
Books on the Beach, April 2-3, 2016. Pictured from left to right: Richard Zahm ’81, John Chalik ’67, Susan Chamberlain, Kay O’Neill ’77, Trevor Cobb ’10, Heather Levy ’80, Meryl Selig, Rob Adkisson ’92, Assistant Professor of Music Ryan Banagale ’00, Pamela Carter ’84, James Winstead, Sarah Lee Winstead ’08, Luke Terra ’00, Michael Rabinovitch ’95, Shawn Sears ’98, and Bob Selig ’61 proudly hold the Colorado College banner during the annual Books on the Beach weekend in Rio del Mar, California. Professor Banagale led the group through an examination of Rhapsody in Blue and a Critical Karaoke exercise whereby each participant chose a favorite song and then prepared an oral presentation for the length of the composition while it was playing in the background. (Not pictured Peter Sharer ’82, Fraser McAlpine ’75, Alice McAlpine ’77, Steve Scheier, and Director of Alumni Relations Anita Pariseau.)
Each fall at Colorado College, alumni return to campus for Homecoming to reconnect with the people with whom they shared this very special educational experience.
"The Art of the Pitch" quarter-block class for alumni held July 15–19, 2015, on the CC campus gave participants the opportunity to build their creative concept from the ground up. Watch a video about it.
CC alumni and friends relax at Azura Cellars in Paonia as part of the Food and Wine of Western Colorado Block Breaks Away program in September 2015.
Aug. 2–7, 2015, 36 members of the CC community spent a week at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, for a Block Break Away featuring hikes through Georgia O’Keeffe country and archeological dig sites. The dark Southwest sky was an inspirational backdrop for Professor of Physics Shane Burns’ lectures on archeoastronomy.
Professor of History Susan Ashley led 15 alumni and friends on a walking trip through Tuscany in May 2015.
The trails we hiked in Tuscany were simply gorgeous with many trees and flowers in bloom. Our guides shared the Italian culture and history with us, and our meals represented the foods and wines that Italians love. I enjoyed our accommodations as being unique and not the usual places one might stay. Susan has a vast knowledge of the area and is such a gifted teacher whose thoughts, questions, and commentary elevated the trip experience.
- Cynthia Gilbert '82
Photo by Jot Turner