CMC names Roaring Fork campus full-time, adjunct Faculty of Year
Senior administrators and colleagues surprised theater faculty Gary Ketzenbarger recently with the announcement he’d been named his campus’s full-time Faculty of the Year. Left to right are campus dean of academic affairs Terry Miller; collegewide VP of academic affairs Brad Tyndall; Ketzenbarger and his wife, Kelly Ketzenbarger; and adjunct theater instructor Brad Moore. Photo Beth Zukowski
When Gary Ketzenbarger’s Theatre Script Analysis class was interrupted recently, students thought the intruders might be part of a performance-art flash mob.
A closer look revealed an enthusiastic group of administrators, instructors and staff members, some wearing masks made from a photo of Ketzenbarger’s face, all there to celebrate the theatre instructor’s campus Faculty of the Year Award.
“What a great thrill and an honor,” he said. “I’m just one teacher amongst a host of teachers who are very good, very talented. That’s one of the true joys of Read more
CMC in Leadville Library’s Local Author Series Continues in March
Leadville, CO, February 13, 2014: Leadville residents and authors Carol Bellhouse and Laurel McHargue will be sharing from their works and discussing their writing process as the CMC in Leadville Library’s “Local Author Series” continues in March. The events are free and open to the public. Food and beverage is served.
Carol Bellhouse will read and discuss her work on Thursday, March 6 from 12-1pm in CMC Library’s Room 306. Carol Bellhouse is a prolific author with six published books, plus five more set for release in 2014, along with twenty stage- and screenplays. Carol attended Wellesley College, Wesleyan University and received her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She has won multiple awards for Read more
Faculty are the heart of Colorado Mountain College. We’re featuring them all week in eNews via articles on CMC’s faculty and adjuncts of the year. We’ve also started a video series profiling a handful of additional faculty stories.
Our first video shares ski and snowboard business faculty Tim Widmer’s passion for teaching and for Steamboat Springs. We’re inspired by Tim and other CMC faculty’s dedication daily. Find and follow upcoming faculty stories projects at #CMCFacultyStories on Instagram and Twitter. And, if you like the work of the filmmaker, you can follow CMC student (and adjunct!) Ben Saheb at http://vimeo.com/bensaheb.
Colorado Mountain College announces Faculty of the Year Awards
Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid, associate professor at Colorado Mountain College, left, accepts from college President Dr. Carrie Hauser her award as collegewide full-time Faculty of the Year for 2013. Quesada-Embid teaches sustainability studies at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Photo Kristin Anderson
When the president of Colorado Mountain College and the vice president of the campus in Edwards unexpectedly showed up in Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid’s classroom recently, they were met with cheers and applause.
That was because Dr. Carrie Hauser and Dr. Peggy Curry were there to tell Quesada-Embid she’d been named the collegewide full-time Faculty of the Year.
Each year, the students, staff and faculty of Colorado Mountain College nominate one outstanding full-time and one adjunct faculty member from each of CMC’s seven campuses and the college’s online learning department. From those honorees, senior administrators then select a collegewide Read more
Washington, DC (February 19, 2014) — The inaugural graduating class of the Colorado Mountain College (CMC) SIA Certification program, created in partnership with SnowSports Industries America (SIA), is the first to complete curriculum and assessments that qualify them to work in snow sports sales, marketing and retail.
“The greatest part about this program is that it has allowed me to live my dream,” said Kyle Ballinghoff who recently earned the SIA Certificate with a marketing focus. “When I was younger all I wanted to do was ski, and I wanted to turn that into a career. Through CMC and SIA I was able to do that.” Ballinghoff was a marketing intern for Burton Snowboards while enrolled at CMC and is now Read more
The 14′er project captures Colorado’s summits in stunning photography
Derek Johnston is director of professional photography at CMC’s Isaacson School for New Media. He’s also a talented landscape photographer who hauls his 4X5 view camera to 14er summits to create stunning landscape images. Colorado Mountain College ArtShare and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library are exhibiting his work through April 13. Catch his opening reception tonight at the Glenwood Springs Library from 6-8 p.m. The reception is free, with refreshments. The library is located at 815 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
Maroon Bells, Elk Range. Derek Johnston.
Good, Meade receive campus honors in Steamboat Springs
Susan Good was recently named the full-time Faculty of the Year for Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Steamboat Springs.
Susan Good, professor of occupational safety at Colorado Mountain College’s campus in Steamboat Springs, has been teaching for the college for more than 30 years with enthusiasm that has never waned.
“It’s interesting work,” said Good. “Every day is different, and we have great students.”
Good was named this year’s full-time Faculty of the Year for the college’s campus in Steamboat Read more
At the February 19th meeting of the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees, the board unanimously approved the college’s 2014-18 strategic plan, which will become effective July 1. The plan is the result of more than a year’s thorough research and analysis, with input from employees, students and community members.
“As we put the plan into action, we look forward to sharing it with all of our campuses and communities over the coming months,” said Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, president of the college.
In the meeting the trustees also approved tuition rates for the 2014-15 academic year. Per-credit-hour tuition for associate-level courses will Read more
Robert Cartelli is on the business faculty at Colorado Mountain College in Summit County, and Jeremy Deem teaches outdoor education, history and sustainable studies. And though their subject areas are different, their positive impacts on students are similar.
Each year, the students, staff and faculty of Colorado Mountain College nominate one outstanding full-time and one adjunct faculty member from each of CMC’s seven campuses and the college’s online learning department. From those honorees, senior administrators then select a collegewide award recipient in Read more
CMC Outdoor Education grad Bobby Layman works through TBI to help others
This article was first published in the Glenwood Post Independent.
By Jessica Pain.
Bobby Layman, a ski instructor with Challenge Aspen, has overcome some big obstacles. The former Rifle High student has overcome a traumatic brain injury suffered while skiing to become a top-level ski instructor. Photo: Jon Mitchell.
SILT — On Dec. 23, 2003, Bobby Layman, then 16 was skiing his last run of the day at Snowmass when he flew off a jump, spun a 360, and landed brutally on his head and chest.
He was left unconscious. His heart had stopped.
He suffered from a traumatic brain injury and bruised his left lung. Doctors told the Layman family he could die, or at best never walk or talk again, that he’d remain in a vegetative state.
This was not the case for Layman. Now 26, he’s click for full article