2010s

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2010

ACC

ACC President: Diana M. Doyle, Ph.D. (4/10-present)
Dr. Linda Bowman - Interim (8/09-3/10)
Enrollment (headcount/FTE): 13,182/5,336
Degrees Awards: 1364
Faculty of the Year: Jeff Broome
Classified Employee of the Year: Paul Bosworth
Administrator of the Year: Jim Provancal

President of the U.S.

Barack Obama (January 20, 2009- Present)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: The King's Speech
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
Time Person of the Year: Mark Zuckerberg
Nobel Prize Literature: Germany
Nobel Peace Prize: Liu Xiaobo, China
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Memphis/Red
Emmy Award: Modern Family, Mad Men, Daily Show with Jon Stewart

News and Events

News-Littleton: Humane Society opens in Littleton. New Flyby to be built over Santa Fe Dr. at C-470.
News-Colorado: The Snowmastodon site is discovered with Pleistocene fossils during reservoir construction near Snowmass Village.
News-U.S.: The controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is passed by razor-thin margins in Congress
News-Global: The Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico explodes, sending millions of gallons of oil into the sea. The spill becomes the worst oil spill in American history.

Sports

Sports: The Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer club defeats FC Dallas 2-1 to win the Major League Soccer Cup championship. Winter Olympics: Vancouver, Canada

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 1420.25
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 7.25
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 8.95/9.0
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -1,293,489,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 11,577.51

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 47,641.83
U.S. Population: 309.35 million
Littleton: 41,737
Colorado Population: 5,029,196

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Ford Fusion Hybrid
Food: Jimmy Dean died at age 81. A country music singer he also founded Jimmy Dean Meat Co. in 1969, well known for its Jimmy Dean Sausage brand. Average bottled water consumption in the U.S. is 30 gallons per person each year.
Toys: Toy Story 3


2011

ACC

ACC President: Diana M. Doyle, Ph.D.
Enrollment (headcount/FTE): 14,753/5,915
Degrees Awards: 1385
Faculty of the Year: Kim Moultney
Classified Employee of the Year: Shecobie Richardson
Administrator of the Year: Heather Wilcox

President of the U.S.

Barack Obama (January 20, 2009- Present)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: The Artist
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Rolling in the Deep, Adele
Time Person of the Year: The Protester
Nobel Prize Literature: Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru
Nobel Peace Prize: Leymah Gbowee, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia, Tawakkul Karman, Yemen
Tony Award (Musical/Play): The Book of Mormon/War Horse
Emmy Award: Modern Family, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Daily Show with Jon Stewart

News and Events

News-Colorado: The Clyfford Still Museum opens in Denver.
News-U.S.: U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords is targeted in an assassination attempt, when a gunman went on a shooting spree, critically injuring Giffords, killing federal judge John Roll and five other people, and wounding at least 13 other in suburban Tucson, Arizona.

Sports

Sports: Missy Franklin of Centennial sets a world record time of 2:00.03 in the women's 200 meter backstroke at the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) Swimming World Cup in Berlin.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 1531.00
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 7.25
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: /8.5
U.S. Government Spending/Surplus or Deficit ($): -1,299,595,000
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 12,217.56

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 48,176.76
U.S. Population: 311.59 million
Colorado Population: 5,118,400

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Chevrolet Volt Promo
Food: Donald J. Tyson died.  President and CEO of Tyson Foods, he built his fathers Arkansas chicken feed and hatchery business into one of the largest producers of chicken, beef and pork in the world.
Toys: LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning


2012

ACC

ACC President: Diana M. Doyle, Ph.D.
Enrollment (headcount/FTE): 15,494/6,055
Degrees Awards: 1632
Faculty of the Year: Josie Mills
Classified Employee of the Year: Delcia Garcia
Administrator of the Year: Denis Goodwin

President of the U.S.

Barack Obama (January 20, 2009- Present)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: Argo
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
Time Person of the Year: Barack Obama
Nobel Prize Literature: Tomas Transtromer, Sweden
Nobel Peace Prize: European Union
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Once/Clybourne Park
Emmy Award: Homeland, Modern Family

News and Events

News-Colorado: The cinema shooting by James Eagan Holmes in Aurora killed 12 patrons and wounded 70 more. Colorado Amendment 64 legalizes possession of small quantities of cannabis (September 2013 U.S. Deputy Attorney General memorandum identifies marijuana-related law enforcement will continue.)

Sports

Sports: Missy Franklin of Centennial wins the first of four gold medals in swimming at the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London. Summer Olympics: London, England.

Economics

Price of Gold (Dollars): 1664.00
Minimum Wage (Dollars): 7.25
U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: /7.8
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 13,104.14

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 49,146.26
U.S. Population: 313.91 million
Colorado Population: 5,189,458

Current Events

Technology/Science: First skydive jump to break sound barrier, light field cameras transform photography.

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Volkswagen Passat
Food: The movie 'The Hunger Games' premiered today in the U.S. December 12: "Y12" - The end of the Long Count Maya Calendar Cycle (5,125.37 years). Despite predictions, the world did not end.


2013

ACC

ACC President: Diana M. Doyle, Ph.D.
Enrollment (headcount/FTE): 15,434/5,936
Degrees Awards: 1692
Faculty of the Year: Nia Bauer
Classified Employee of the Year: Mark DiRenzo
Administrator of the Year: Darcy Briggs

President of the U.S.

Barack Obama (January 20, 2009- Present)

Entertainment

Best Picture/Academy Awards: 12 Years a Slave
Record of the Year/Grammy Awards: Get Lucky, Pharrell Williams
Time Person of the Year: Pope Francis
Nobel Prize Literature: Alice Munro
Nobel Peace Prize: Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Tony Award (Musical/Play): Kinky Boots/Vanya and Sonya and Marsha and Spike
Emmy Award: Breaking Bad, Modern Family

News and Events

News-Littleton: South Platte River Project begins to control the flow of the Platte River.
News-Colorado: By an act of the General Assembly, Civil unions become legal in Colorado for both conventional and same-sex couples, although same-sex marriage remains illegal.

Economics

U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: /6.8
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 16,576.66

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 49,594.19
U.S. Population: 316.16 million
Colorado Population: 5,268,367

Current Events

Technology/Science: Higgs-boson particle confirmed

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Tesla Model S
Food: Burger King introduced 'Satisfries' a new crinkle-cut french fry with about 20% fewer calories then its regular fries. Charles 'Charlie' Trotter died on Nov 5 (born Sept 8, 1959). Famed American chef and restaurateur. His eponymous Chicago restaurant (opened in 1987) was recognized as one of the finest in the world. He was also host of the PBS cooking show 'Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter' and the author of 14 cookbooks.


2014

ACC

ACC President: Diana M. Doyle, Ph.D.
Enrollment (headcount/FTE): 12,716/4,779
Degrees Awards: 1791

President of the U.S.

Barack Obama (January 20, 2009- Present)

Entertainment

Tony Award (Musical/Play): A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder/All the Way
Emmy Award: Nominees: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, True Detective, House of Cards, Mad Men, Downton Abbey

News and Events

News-Littleton: Rocky Mountain Water bottle company celebrates its 25th year in Littleton.
News-Colorado: A mudslide near Collbran kills three men and eventually covers more than 700 acres (280 ha). The Regional Transportation District (RTD) opens the Union Station Transit Center in Denver. Colorado becomes the first state to legalize cannabis for recreational use.

Sports

Sports: The Denver Broncos defeat the New England Patriots 26 to 16 to win the American Football Conference Championship. Two weeks later, the Broncos lose Super Bowl XLVIII to the Seattle Seahawks 43 to 8, becoming the first team to lose five Super Bowls. Mikaela Shiffrin of Eagle-Vail wins the alpine skiing women's slalom gold medal at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Winter Olympics: Sochi, Russia

Economics

U.S. Unemployment (%) US/CO: 6.3/5.8 (5/2014)
Dow Jones Industrial Average (end of year): 16,851,84 (6/2014)

Demographics

GDP (U.S. Gross Domestic Product per capita): 49,998.58
U.S. Population: 316.99 million

Miscellaneous

Car of the Year (Motor Trend): Cadillac CTS4
Food: The United Nations has declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming. It is an initiative promoted by the World Rural Forum and supported by over 360 civil society and farmers’ organizations. This worldwide celebration aims to become a tool to stimulate active policies for sustainable development of agricultural systems based farmer families, communal units, indigenous groups, cooperatives and fishing families.