Announcement Date: 08/21/1970
The Wall Street Journal posted an article listing the top Winter Olympian-producing colleges in the United States – and CMC made the list!
Former CMC student Johnny Spillane won the first U.S. Olympic medal in a Nordic combined event. His silver came in the normal hill individual Gundersen competition in Whistler, British Columbia. And Billy Demong, also a former CMC student, later won a gold medal in the individual large hill Gundersen event. Both Spillane and Demong were part of the US Nordic Combined Team that won its first-ever Olympic medal.
Construction started recently on new geoexchange heating and cooling systems for the library and residence hall at Spring Valley. They were the first major projects on a year-long list of energy-efficiency, college-wide upgrades. The upgrades, totaling $3.7 million, were implemented to save money/generate funds, replace obsolete systems up for replacement, and meet required adaptations to revised building codes.