A native of Philadelphia born in 1917, Dr. George V. Fagan received his B.S. and M.A. degrees from Temple University, his Master of Library Science degree from the University of Denver in 1957 and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954. A World War II veteran, he served as librarian of the United States Air Force Academy for 15 years before his retirement from the Air Force in 1969 with the rank of Colonel. From 1969 to 1983 he was head librarian at Colorado College's Tutt Library. During his tenure, he added more than 100,000 volume to the library, established the Special Collections Division, created the Lincoln Room and CC Room, oversaw the planning and construction of the 25,000 square-foot addition to the library, and established the Friends of the Library. In 1988 Dr. Fagan authored a book entitled, The Air Force Academy: An Illustrated History.
Jean Armstrong Jones (CC class of 1944) graduated with a B. A. degree in English and her husband, Gerald L. Jones, a member of the Naval V-12 Unit, was assigned to Colorado College from 1943-1945. Jean Armstrong Jones has a particularly long association with the college. Both of her parents graduated from Colorado College in 1899. Her father, Willis R. Armstrong, for whom Armstrong Hall is named, served as a trustee of the college from 1903 until 1956, and numerous members of her family also attended Colorado College. Gerald Jones has been associated with the Colorado Springs National Bank since 1946. Jean Jones provides memories of her childhood in Colorado Springs. Both Mr. and Mrs. Jones describe life on campus during World War II.
William M. Calvert (CC class of 1944) attended Colorado College from 1940 to 1943, and received his Bachelor of Arts in political science in absentia in 1944. When the Navy V-12 unit arrived on the Colorado College campus in 1942, Calvert automatically became a member, for he had enlisted in the Naval Reserves shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Calvert entered the University of Colorado School of Law in 1946, and received his Juris Doctorate in 1948. In 1961, he was elected District Judge, and he held that post until his retirement in 1981. Judge Calvert was a member of the Saturday Knights, the prestigious Colorado Springs hiking club.
John Tyler Makepeace (CC class of 1969) was born on October 25, 1947, in Waterbury, Connecticut. He attended Washington and Lee University for one year before transferring to Colorado College in 1966. After graduating with a B.A. in political science, he studied law at the University of Colorado and received his degree in 1972. From 1972 to 1977, Makepeace was senior deputy district attorney. From 1975 to 1977, he was also chief juvenile division district attorney. He was the founder of CHINS-UP in 1975 and an unsuccessful legislative candidate for District 18 in 1978. During the time of this interview he was a member of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and was in private practice with his partner, Dan Winograd, (CC class of 1970).
Dorothy Mierow was the daughter of the late Charles C. Mierow, who was Professor of Classics at Colorado College and President of the College from 1925 to 1934. When he returned to Colorado College to reintroduce classics in the mid-fifties, Dorothy Mierow returned with him. She served as lecturer in geography in 1955 and then as curator of the Colorado College Museum from 1956 to 1962. After that time, she lived in Nepal as a Peace Corps volunteer, and later as a regular faculty member in the geography department of the Prithvi Narayan campus in Pokhara, where she established a museum library in memory of her parents. Ms. Mierow recalls life on campus during her childhood and her father's presidency including the construction of Shove Chapel, the Forestry School and many faculty members including: Albright, Drucker, Parker, Blakely, and Malone.
Daniel Winograd (CC class of 1970) grew up in Greeley, Colorado, and entered Colorado College in 1966 as a Boettcher Foundation scholar. Upon graduating from Colorado College, he attended the University of Chicago Law School, and graduated in 1973. He accepted a position as an associate attorney with Elson, Lassers and Wolff in Chicago from 1973 to 1978. In September of 1978, he moved to Colorado Springs and opened an office as a solo practitioner. At the time of this interview he was in partnership with J. Tyler Makepeace (CC class of 1969).
Albert Seay came to Colorado College in 1953, after completing his dissertation at Yale. Dr. Seay was professor of music and head of the music department at Colorado College until 1982, when he retired. He established the Colorado College Music Press in 1955, which focuses on publishing translations and transcriptions of music. His interview discusses the growth of the Music Department, the Music Press, and the changes in music students during his career.
Dr. Edward B. Liddle (CC class of 1943) and his wife, Evelyn Johnson Liddle (CC class of 1943) were both natives of Colorado Springs. Dr. Liddle was born on July 11, 1922, was a member of Phi Gamma Beta fraternity while at Colorado College, and graduated with a degree in biology. Dr. Liddle has been a general and thoracic surgeon in Colorado Springs since 1955. Mrs. Liddle was born on July 27, 1921, was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and the Koshare drama club while at Colorado College, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Among the topics they discuss was the impact of the outbreak of World War II on the campus.
Jackson F. King (CC class of 1927) majored in economics, and then went on to a successful career in investments and banking. While a student at Colorado College, he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, the business manager of the student yearbook, the Nugget, the treasurer of the senior class, and voted Most Likely to Succeed by his classmates. He was also employed at a theater on Pikes Peak Ave where he ran the motion picture projector. He talks about fraternity activities and student life. He recalls professors Jacob Swart, Ralph Gilmore, Lewis Abbott, A.P.R. Drucker, Dean of Students Charlie Brown Hershey, and President Mierow.
John Glackin âJackâ Murray (CC class of 1937/1938) graduated with a major in business. During his student days he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the school band, and the staff of the Tiger newspaper, serving as business manager his senior year. His father, John W. Murray, and uncle, Joseph P. Murray, opened Murray's Drug Store in the Plaza Hotel Building (now Spencer Center) on the southwest corner of Cache la Poudre and Tejon Street in 1906. Jack Murray worked there during his childhood days and later took over the family business. Murray Drug Store served as a favorite Colorado College social center for many years and also as the college book store until Lennox House took over that function in the fall of 1941.
Fred A. Sondermann was born in Horn, Germany, in 1923 and came to the United States in 1939. He received his B.A. from Butler University in 1949, his M.A. from Indiana University in 1950, and his Ph.D. in international relations from Yale University in 1953. Professor Sondermann was a member of the Department of Political Science from 1953 to 1978. He served as Associate Dean of the College from 1962 to 1965, and as Director of the Colorado College Symposium Series from 1963 through 1968. Actively involved in civic affairs, he served on the Colorado Springs City Planning Commission, the City Council, and the Colorado Land Use Commission.
Van Shaw came to Colorado College in 1952 as Professor of Sociology. He served as chairman of the Sociology Department from 1954 through 1968. Active in community affairs, he served as president of the Colorado Springs Family Service Association. In his interview, Shaw discusses his roles as professor and committee member, philosophy of teaching, student attitudes, the block plan, race relations at Colorado College, the 1960s, college presidents.
William Riley (CC class of 1957) graduated as a psychology major. As a student at CC, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, editor of the student newspaper, The Tiger, and a member of the football team. He received an M.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon in 1959. Riley describes freshman hazing, dress codes, homecoming, and fraternity activities. Mr. Riley describes the campus under Presidents Gill and Benezet along with Colorado College's lifelong influence and his business life in Tacoma, Washington.
Analysis of the results of a survey of Colorado College alumni, conducted between August and September of 2011 by Washington, D.C.-based firm Hanover Research, and published in November 2011. The survey "attempts to gauge alumniÃ¢ÂÂs experiences at CC, the perceived value of their CC education, and their interest/involvement in alumni activities, including philanthropic activities."
Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Executive Council meeting held on November 5, 2012. Members present include: President Nathan Lee, Student Concerns Vice President Charis Whitnah, Outreach Vice President Pat Knecht, Finance Vice President Stanley Sigalov, Constitutional Vice President Elliott Mamet, and Associate Dean of Students Rochelle Mason.
Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Executive Council meeting held on February 4, 2013. Members present include: Student Concerns Vice President Charis Whitnah, Outreach Vice President Pat Knecht, Finance Vice President Stanley Sigalov, and Constitutional Vice President Elliott Mamet.
Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Full Council meeting held on October 18, 2012.
Minutes of the Colorado College Student Government Association Full Council meeting held on March 7, 2013.
Colorado College students send a holiday greeting singing the Christmas song, "Baby It's Cold Outside."
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.
Alumni giving is a major priority for any and all top liberal arts colleges. Not only is total alumni donation a major funding contributor to liberal arts colleges’ annual operational costs, but it has a 5% weight in U.S. News and World Report ranking. Specifically, Colorado College has seen a significant decrease, per annum, of alumni giving participation rates since 1995. This thesis aims to understand potential causes behind this decrease in participation rates by interacting directly with a specific alumni sample in order to understand their perception of this phenomenon. Through a phone interviewing methodology, informed by prior data collection and analysis of survey results/alumni characteristic, findings will suggest actionable ways in which to improve alumni connection to Colorado College in order to foster increase alumni giving participation rates.
Minutes for CC faculty meeting held on April 16, 2012, written and submitted by Secretary of the Faculty, Ted Lindeman.
Special minutes to Block 8 2009-2010 CC faculty meeting, dated May 13, 2010, written and submitted by Secretary of the Faculty, Ted Lindeman.