In this brief message, Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler explains the value of liberal arts education.
Maren Elliot (CC class of 2001), human resources, marketing and sales director for an interactive agency, talks about the diverse fields of study and pursuit of developing unique career paths among her Colorado College classmates.
Dr. Meg Mathias (CC class of 1957), Alumni Representative to the Colorado College Board of Trustees, talks about Colorado College, reunions and the leadership of Colorado College President Celeste and faculty.
Professor of Physics Dick Hilt explains how the Block Plan affects his teaching of science within broader contexts.
Jane Leighty-Justin (CC class of 1970) discusses the role of Colorado College in promoting critical thinking and community service, particularly in the commitment to foster an ongoing sense of responsibility to give back to one's community as its trustee.
Phil Swan (CC class of 1984), investment manager, reflects on the value of his Colorado College education and his subsequent role as trustee and alumnus.
Colorado College student and History/Political Science major, Perri Kramer discusses her experiences in classes and with professors.
Mark Shadle (CC class of 1971), Professor of English and Writing at Eastern Oregon University, discusses the benefits and opportunities for study made possible by the Block Plan, as well as the intersection of social and intellectual life at Colorado College.
Linda Segar (CC class of 1967), writer and script consultant business owner, talks about Colorado College and liberal arts education as a foundation for future advanced degrees and her own professional journey.
Dr. Bob Hendee (CC class of 1950) talks about his 50th reunion, how his education at "superb" Colorado College taught him to analyze, how to make decisions.
Scott Desmarais and Gabi Prochaska (CC class of 1986), international private sector consultant and public health professional, respectively, discuss the broad scope of skills and worldview developed at Colorado College, providing foundations for advanced degrees and varied work endeavors.
Montage of alumni profiles: Andrew Fahlund (CC class of 1991), Phil Swan (CC class of 1984), Ray and Cathy Kawano (CC class of 1971), Bill Campbell (CC class of 1967), Seth Kassels (CC class of 2001), Linda Segar (CC class of 1967), Gabi Prochaska (CC class of 1986) and Scott Desmarais (CC class of 1986).
A Colorado College History/Political Science major discusses unique teaching and learning at Colorado College.
Ray and Cathy Kawano (CC class of 1971), real estate entrepreneur and educator, respectively, discuss the value of a Colorado College education, emphasizing writing proficiency and preparedness, both as students of Colorado College and subsequently as parents of Colorado College alumni.
Bill Campbell (CC class of 1967), Executive Director of the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline, and member of the Colorado College Board of Trustees, talks about Colorado College, developing critical thinking and the value of liberal arts education.
Andrew Fahlund (CC class of 1991), Senior Vice President for Conservation with American Rivers, talks about Colorado College, liberal arts education and critical thinking.
Karen Pope (CC class of 1970 and alumni trustee) discusses her experience with and benefit from Colorado College's reputation.
Steve Vela (CC class of 1986), business owner and investment adviser, discusses how liberal arts education at Colorado College broadened and deepened his interests.
Article on findings from Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler's "Year of Listening."
Rising tuition in the United States is causing parents to become increasingly concerned with where their children should attend college. A liberal arts education is considered by many to be one of the best undergraduate educations money can buy. However, much scrutiny has arisen concerning whether more selective liberal arts college graduates receive higher future annual salaries when compared to less selective undergraduate college and university graduates. I hypothesize that liberal arts graduates will receive greater future annual salaries than non-liberal arts private and public college and university graduates. To test my hypothesis, I use data from the 2003 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study, which is a third follow-up of a national sample of students who completed their bachelor degrees at the end of the 1992-1993 academic year.
Shane Burns, Colorado College professor of physics, and Katy Garton, documentary filmmaker (CC class of 2001) talk about collaborative work in physics with Nobel Prize winner Saul Perlmutter leading to the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe, and the depth of understanding of sciences that liberal arts eduction can promote.
Seth Kassels (CC class of 2001) discusses his continuing friendship with his professor and adviser and how his senior project at Colorado College directly led to his current work building and designing solar powered products.
Lucinda Lewis (CC class of 1987) shares a favorite memory at Colorado College: she was the only student in a class.
Susan Freeland (CC class of 1967), real estate agent, talks about the versatility of a liberal arts degree.
Cynthia Lowen (CC class of 2001) discusses not only what she learned at Colorado College, but how she learned, as critical to her career path as documentary filmmaker.