A Look Into the Life of a CC Graduate: Eric Mellum, Class of 1990
Colorado College is fortunate to boast many successful students who, almost invariably, become fabulous alumni. CC will only be greater through the dedication of our alumni.
Alumni play many important roles for CC, such as the following:
- Returning to teach
- Providing internship opportunities
- Serving on advisory boards
- Referring students
- Participating in Colorado College events—locally and on campus
- Providing financial resources for the programs that support the College mission
Meet Eric Mellum
We asked one of our outstanding alumni, Eric Mellum from the Class of 1990, to share what he is doing now, his thoughts on CC and why he shows his support each year by making contributions to CC.
What I'm Doing Now
I'm the practice director for a management and information technology consulting firm in the Twin Cities. I design and lead implementations of enterprise business intelligence and business transformation solutions.
I also sing with the Minnesota Opera as a professional chorister, captain two soccer teams, drive for Meals on Wheels, serve on my church council and volunteer for CC as an alumni admissions representative. I also make sure to show my Colorado College pride and join the festivities whenever CC comes to town.
Favorite Memories About CC
My favorite memories include great friends, playing hockey (open, IM and club) and ultimate frisbee, singing in the choirs, block breaks in the mountains, living in Arthur House, being outside in the beautiful Colorado weather with a constant view of Pike's Peak, really getting to know the professors, and Roadrunner Pizza.
Giving Back to CC
I may have missed a year accidentally due to faulty record keeping on my part, but I've intended to donate every year to CC and have generally done so since graduating in 1990. My experience at CC was so enjoyable while I was there and played such a major role in preparing me for life after college.
Online giving has been great, as it's quick and easy. It keeps me from having to deal with stamps, paper, envelopes, etc.—very green. It helps me avoid clutter in my home office. Plus, having electronic receipts makes it faster and more convenient to review contributions and prepare information for tax returns, etc.
Making an Impact
I believe in giving back and in the institution and the uniqueness of the whole CC package: The Block Plan, outstanding academics, a diverse and dynamic student body, wonderful extracurricular activities, and being "nestled" at the foot of Pike's Peak combine to make CC a college like no other.
I trust that my gifts and those of my fellow alumni help CC continue to grow and provide outstanding experiences for students today and generations to come.
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