You may notice that something’s missing. Usually at this time of year, we’re encouraging you to register for Alumni Weekend, which has been held in the spring for the last several years. Instead, we’re asking you to save the date: Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2015.
We have some exciting new events planned this year, including a campus lecture with astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, a Welcome Back pep rally on Maple Plaza, and a special half-time event during the Homecoming football game at the new Marv Kay Stadium at CCAC. And, of course, there will be plenty of opportunity for you to reconnect with classmates at reunion dinners and campus events.
There’s also another reason to come back to campus this fall – to meet the 17th Mines president. Last fall I announced my intention to retire in 2015, and the Mines Board of Trustees appointed a search committee representing alumni, faculty, staff, and students to work with a national consultant to recruit my successor. Efforts are well underway, and you can follow the search progress at mines.edu/PresidentSearch.
So, come back to Golden this fall to honor the unique Mines experience, talk with our outstanding faculty, connect across generations of Orediggers, and most importantly, to celebrate our shared history and the exciting future that we can create together.