Celebrating community at ImpactCMC

CMC alumni, parents, and friendswho tirelessly volunteer as ambassadors of the Collegedescended on campus recently for the annual ImpactCMC Weekend to learn, celebrate, grow, and support the CMC community and mission.

ImpactCMC weekend, September 30-October 1, 2023.


Hundreds of conversations took place over the two-day program, which included collaboration, engagement, networking, and student-alumni interaction opportunities. 

ImpactCMC weekend, September 30-October 1, 2023.


Participating groups included the Board of Trustees, Research Institutes and Centers Advisory Board Members, CMC Alumni Association Board of Directors, Alumni Interviewers, Parent Network Board, Parent Committee Volunteers, Chapter Leaders, Class Agents, Class Liaisons, Reunion Committee Members, and more.

ImpactCMC also provided the opportunity for Scott Torrey ’91 P’23 P’26, president of the CMC Alumni Association Board of Directors, to recognize the leadership of alumna and Trustee Sue Matteson King ’85 P’18.

Torrey presented King with the Jack L. Stark ’57 GP’11 Distinguished Service Award, noting her years of volunteer work with the College, which included chairing CMC’s 75th Anniversary committee and leading the volunteer efforts behind CMC's award-winning float in the 2023 Rose Parade. 

“Over 1,000 people showed up to help put that float together,” Torrey said. “And millions of people got to see CMC because of her inspiration, and her ideas to make that happen. And it was just a tremendous way to cap off our 75th Anniversary celebration.”

ImpactCMC weekend, September 30-October 1, 2023.


CMC alumni also volunteered during ImpactCMC to help students hone their networking and interviewing skills at the Soll Center for Student Opportunity, which scheduled nearly 200 “coffee chats.” The chats were designed to offer students exposure to different career paths and to hear from alumni with experience in various industries.

Teri Vieth ’81, a member of the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights Advisory Board, said it was her first time volunteering to lead a Soll Center coffee chat. Vieth majored in Math and Philosophy, with a Management Sequence at CMC, and ended up attending medical school and becoming an ER doctor. She reported that the students who met with her were curious about careers in medicine and biotech. “I encouraged them to take their time to figure out what they want to do,” she said. “They were all so well-spoken and accomplished. I’m wowed by them!”

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