Final Calaway Honors Series performance to honor Dr. M. Michelle Balcomb |

Final Calaway Honors Series performance to honor Dr. M. Michelle Balcomb

Tonight at the first of two performances of the final engagement of the 2003-04 Jim Calaway Honors Series at CMC-Spring Valley, the college will honor Dr. M. Michelle Balcomb who taught at, gave to and governed CMC.

Tonight’s performance at 7 p.m. will feature humorous historian and actor Dr. John Chalberg, who will bring back to life the robust and larger-than-life characters of Teddy Roosevelt and H.L. Mencken at CMC’s New Space Theatre. Chalberg will also perform at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Dr. Balcomb was a former CMC faculty and trustee. She died March 14, 2003.

She was a distinguished biology professor at CMC for more than 20 years, serving the college’s Spring Valley campus. She was elected to CMC’s Board of Trustees after retiring from CMC.

CMC’s district headquarters, The Balcomb Building at 9th and Grand in Glenwood Springs, was owned by her husband, Kenneth Balcomb, and members of his law firm. Mrs. Balcomb was instrumental in their donating the building to the college.

In 1994, Dr. Balcomb established a scholarship to assist CMC students pursuing a career in math or science. After her death, a six-figured estate gift from Dr. Balcomb endowed this scholarship.

Tickets for Chalberg’s performance are $15 for adults, $10 for students.

Information: CMC Center for Excellence in the Arts, 970- 947-8367.

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