Retirement Doesn’t Mean Slowing Down

After dedicating nearly 45 years to Mines and being the longest serving female faculty in Mines history, it’s safe to say that Catherine Skokan ’70, MS ’72, PhD ’75 was—and still is—an important leader in the Mines community. Although she retired at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year, she is still very involved with Mines and its students. “Retirement means that I don’t have a paycheck from Colorado School of Mines, and I don’t have an office. It doesn’t mean anything else,” says Skokan. And her connection to Mines is something she is not ready to give up. Skokan first came to Mines as a student...

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