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2009 Inaugural Founders' Day Honoree Val Morgan Alston '69

The Colorado Springs School (CSS) will celebrate Founders’ Day on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Founders’ Day is dedicated to a celebration of the school’s history, character and values, as well as the accomplishments of those who have been a part of CSS. Scott Berry ‘83 and the Alumni Committee of the Board of Trustees will present the day’s festivities which will include, a school assembly honoring alumnae, Valerie Morgan Alston ‘69, a luncheon with the senior class, and an evening reception for trustees, faculty, administration and invited guests.

This year’s distinguished honoree, Valerie Morgan Alston ‘69, was CSS’ first African-American student. She was a natural student leader at CSS and later graduated from Wellesley College. Morgan Alston has a Master’s in Parent/Child Nursing and a Master’s in Nursing followed by a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. She was a Magistrate Judge in Denver for many years and is now Regional Manager in the Department of Health and Human Services in the Office for Civil Rights based in Chicago.

Valerie is a model alum – her success is representative of the experiences our alumni have had in the world,” said Susan Robbins, Director of Alumni Relations. “She is living a purposeful life and is having an impact and influence on the people around her.”

To learn more about The Colorado Springs School, visit or call (719) 475-9747. Any media wishing to attend the school assembly from 11:15 a.m. – noon in the Louisa Performing Arts Center should make an appointment with Jessica L. James, Director of Communications.

About the Colorado Springs School (CSS)
CSS offers an experiential educational curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten – 12th graders. Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares students to think independently and to meet the needs of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity.