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Christine Sierra, Eleanor Milroy, and Mark Schlessman ’74 discovered their CC connections on a Road Scholar program in Italy this fall. Pictured in Florence (L to R) is Sierra, Milroy, Schlessman’s wife Laura Graceffa, and Schlessman. Sierra was an Assistant Professor of Political Science from 1981-85, and co-directed the Southwest Studies Summer Institute for two years. Milroy was at CC from 1974 to 1983, serving as Director of the Rastall Center Leisure Program. Schlessman currently serves on CC’s Alumni Association Council.

CC alumni are everywhere. You meet fellow Tigers in the most random places. Have you met another Tiger in the wild? Tell us about it!

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Beyond CC:
Saigopal Rangaraj

Zara Zafar ’27

Saigopal “Saigo” Rangaraj’s journey from his days at CC to a thriving career as a management consultant at Bain and Company in Denver is one that speaks to the endless hours he spent at the Career Center, his impressive engagement at the college in the form of clubs and research projects, and the everlasting bonds he formulated within CC’s tight-knit community.


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These are resources and guidance for alumni to read the books on their own or to coordinate a book club within their community. For each club, there is a book pick, short synopsis, and a list of discussion questions. Happy reading!

As a CC alum, you still have access to many of Tutt Library’s resources! This includes borrowing books and database access. Find your next great read or research help at Tutt!



Watch CC English Professor Steven Hayward’s August 2023 TEDx Talk: “How to Binge a College Semester in One Week”. Does the length of time spent studying a subject affect comprehension and retention? Can you learn something just as well in a shorter time? Listen to Hayward’s thoughts on the matter.


Image from an old book. "Jugement a Mort. en dernier ressort"

In this collaboration between CC faculty, students, and others, readers learn about the topic through the lenses of history of sexuality and gender, policing and regulation, and French history.

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upcoming events

Dec. 3 | 11:30 a.m. | Colorado Springs, CO

CC Fifty Year Club: Luncheon and Elf the Musical: Classes of 1973 and earlier! You’re invited to join the Fifty Year Club for a luncheon and performance of Elf The Musical at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. LEARN MORE & REGISTER »

Dec. 16 | 8 p.m. MT | Virtual

Courageous Conversations: CC Student Political Debate: Join us for this year’s second student debate about some of the most pressing national and international political topics. (Watch a recording of the first debate). All alumni are welcome to watch this next installment of the debate series live! After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. LEARN MORE & REGISTER »

tiger travel

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Join Natalie Gosnell ’08, observational astrophysicist, artist, and Associate Professor of Physics at CC, to view the next total solar eclipse that will be visible in North America. You will spend two nights in Mexico City before heading to Mazatlán, Mexico, for four nights at an oceanside resort. This coastal city is where the moon’s shadow will first touch mainland Mexico. This tour is a perfect international, yet close-to-home escape while witnessing a spectacular natural phenomenon. 

An uplit palace in Uzbekistan at twilight.

Other upcoming travel opportunities are in the works!

Want to go to Italy with a group of fellow Tigers? Travel with Tuscan Landscapes (October 19-30, 2024) featuring Susan Ashley, CC Professor of History. Want something a little cooler? The Expedition to Antarctica departs January 29, 2025 and features Professor Eric Leonard of the CC Geology Department. To be among the first notified when these brochures become available, contact Eos Study Tours today to add your name to the list.

volunteer opportunities

Tiger Link

Join Tiger Link, the official Colorado College networking platform!

You can set up your account in less than two minutes and start connecting with fellow students and alumni.

Join this platform to make yourself available to participate in one-on-one flash mentoring opportunities, answer student questions, and help build your network. 


CC’s Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) is seeking Colorado non-profit partner organizations to host Summer 2024 and 2024-25 Yearlong Fellows. 

We do all of the work to recruit and screen the students you are looking to hire, provide you with 3 candidates, and you rank those candidates who best meet your needs so we can assist in matching the best fit. Partner organizations gain access to committed, idealistic, and energetic candidates who thrive in project-based environments working intensively both individually and in teams. 

Learn more on the PIFP website or join a virtual information session: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 4:00pm or Thursday, Nov. 16 9:00am. We hope you will join us in building the next generation of social sector leaders. Reach out to Andrea Culp, PIFP Director, with additional questions. 

*Have an exciting opportunity outside of Colorado you would like to discuss? We would be happy to consider ways to expand the PIFP program.

Trustee accolades

A woman speaks from behind a podium outside, standing in front of a large construction vehicle. The sign on the podium reads Warren Village.

CC Alumni Speak at Warren Village Groundbreaking Event

Lauren Watel ’07 was a featured speaker alongside U.S. Representative and CC Honorary Trustee Diana DeGette ’79, P’16,at the Aug. 30 groundbreaking event for the third location of Warren Village in Denver, an affordable housing community focused on helping low-income, single-parent families make the journey from poverty to self-sufficiency. Watel and Rep. DeGette took part in the groundbreaking due to the numerous avenues and funding partners that have worked together to fund this affordable housing building for unhoused single parents. Rep. DeGette advocated for the procurement of federal funds, and The Schlessman Family Foundation, of which Watel is President, supported the project with a capital grant.

Warren Village is led by Executive Director Ethan Hemming ’92, who has been working to advance and expand the organization’s mission to empower single-parent families toward self-sufficiency.

Chester White ’15 Receives Corporate Leadership Award from New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Justin “Chester” White ’15 was honored with the Corporate Leadership Award from the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice at the Institute’s INVEST Gala on Oct. 11. The Institute, led by President and CEO Ryan Haygood ’97, uses cutting-edge racial and social justice advocacy to empower people of color by building reparative systems that create wealth, transform justice, and harness democratic power.

White was honored for his work as Founder and CEO of LTMA Capital, a blended debt and venture fund advancing human rights and gender equality. Said White in his remarks, “Advocacy today must be focused on the powerful and marginalized imagining a more prosperous world and working every day to make that happen.”

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