Colorado College Welcomes Inaugural Bonner Class

  As part of their orientation, Bonners and other Community Engaged Fellows met with Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers along with El Paso County Commissioner Stan Vanderwurf to learn more about this place they will call home for the next four years.

As part of their orientation, Bonners and other Community Engaged Fellows met with Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers along with El Paso County Commissioner Stan Vanderwurf to learn more about this place they will call home for the next four years.

Colorado College is launching their Bonner Fellowship Program with ten incoming first year students.  You can read more about in these profiles on the college website.  

The Bonner Program is being housed at the Collaborative for Community Engagement (CCE), where it will complement a wide range of programming designed to meet student interest and community need,  from student-run organizations to a community-engaged leadership certificate program, from community-based research to living learning communities.  

The CCE is directed by Jordan Travis Radke and "works to ensure that Colorado College fulfills its public purpose by fostering partnerships that promote engaged citizenship and invest the pursuit of knowledge in the public good.

Colorado College's Bonner Program is the first in Colorado and one of only three programs west of the Mississippi [the other two are University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Houston].  The program is being led by a Anthony Siracusa, PhD, a 2009 Bonner Scholar alum from Rhodes College.