Princeton Review founder to speak about technology in education

image001[Edwards] – On Tuesday, April 8, The Princeton Review founder and lifelong education entrepreneur John Katzman will speak at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Doors to the event open at 5 p.m., the talk begins at 5:30 p.m. and a VIP cocktail reception with Katzman will follow immediately afterwards.

The presentation, entitled “Gradually, then Suddenly: Disruption in Higher Ed,” will focus on the impacts, both pro and con, of technology in the field of education. Katzman’s entire career has focused on an out-of-the-box approach to education, pushing the boundaries of how we teach and how we learn. His innovative ideas have led him to found three companies. Read more

CMC Ski & Snowboard Business students hone their skills in the backcountry

CMC class travels to Wyoming to boost their skills

A class of prospective guides taking part in Colorado Mountain College’s Professional Ski & Snowboard Guide Certificate program caught sunset recently during a ski tour at Wyoming’s Three Rivers Ranch. The program introduces students to guiding techniques, risk management, Snow Cat and Heli-Skiing operations  and small business skills. Check out CMC’s upcoming Summer 2014 class schedules online next week for great outdoor summer classes!

Intro to Ski Guiding students practiced their skills recently at Three Rivers Ranch in Savery Wyoming. Photo: Bingman/Osteen.

Intro to Ski Guiding students practiced their skills recently at Three Rivers Ranch in Savery Wyoming. Photo: Bingman/Osteen.

Cambodian Relief Fund presentation at CMC Breckenridge Friday

This article was printed in the Summit Daily News. By Jessica Smith.

Engine 633 was donated to Prey Nup, Cambodia in 2005. The engine formerly was owned by Red, White & Blue Fire District.

Engine 633 was donated to Prey Nup, Cambodia in 2005. The engine formerly was owned by Red, White & Blue Fire District.

Summit County charitable fund supports Cambodian fire stations

Engine 633 leaks oil. However, the firefighters who use it aren’t complaining — they’re just grateful they have one. As a small fire station in Prey Nup, Cambodia, and the only fire response team for miles around, they have to make do with every piece of equipment they have.

A donation after retiring from service with the Red, White and Blue Fire District, the engine traveled to Cambodia eight years ago thanks to the Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund.

Since 2005, Summit resident Douglas Mendel has worked to raise money and gather donations to keep the engine running and to help out several other Cambodian fire stations. This Friday, April 4, he will give a presentation at the Colorado Mountain College campus in Breckenridge, showing photos and videos Read more

One Book, One Valley author event at CMC in Edwards tonight

Reprinted from an April 2, 2014 Vail Daily News staff report

Photo of author Greg Childs, by Ace Kvale.

Thursday at 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, author Craig Childs will appear live for a book presentation, Q&A and a book signing. Photo: Ace Kvale.

EDWARDS — This year’s One Book, One Valley book selection, “Finders Keepers,” by Craig Childs, brings together this community through The Bookworm of Edwards and local libraries, local readers and book clubs.

Thursday at 6 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, author Craig Childs will appear live for a book presentation, Q&A and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of The Bookworm of Edwards.

“Finders Keepers” was selected as the 2014 One Book, One Valley title for its appeal across age and gender lines as well as for its high literary merit. The Read more

Battle Mountain’s ProStart team making another national title run

CMC Culinary Assistant Heather Weems helps guide high school culinary students to success

This article appeared in the Vail Daily. By Randy Wyrick.

Melissa Bosworth cuts up a pineapple to place into round, metal shapers that keep the pineapple upside down cake circular for plating.

Melissa Bosworth cuts up a pineapple to place into round, metal shapers that keep the pineapple upside down cake circular for plating. Photo: Anthony Thornton/Vail Daily.

EDWARDS – Melissa Bosworth is about 5 feet 5 inches tall, but she knows how it must feel to slam dunk to beat Duke at the buzzer.

Bosworth is part of Battle Mountain High School’s state champion ProStart culinary team, along with Lucas Kern, Slaten Forbes, Armin Sandoval and Jenn Rascon. Read more

Rail Jam 2014

The final for Colorado Mountain College Ski Area Operations degree students may just be one of the hippest exams in the country. Instead of multiple choice questions and final term papers, students get to design terrain park features and market a festive ski and snowboard event. The result? CMC Leadville’s 10th Annual Rail Jam, captured by Brent Neumeier.

Women snowcat groomers carve the slopes at Summit County ski resorts

This article was published in The Summit Daily News. By Alli Langley.

Katy Crook on a snow grooming machine. Crook earned an associate degree in ski area operations at Colorado Mountian College.

Katy Crook earned an associate degree in ski area operations at Colorado Mountain College. Photo: Brent Neumeier.

The sun disappeared behind the mountains at Copper Mountain Resort Saturday, March 29, and Debbie Caves climbed into her snowcat.

She gripped the machine’s controls with both hands, feeling the way the cat’s arm met the walls of her halfpipe, checking her instruments and making tiny adjustments to scrape bits of snow in this place and that. Eddie Vedder sang through the speakers.

Caves, 44, has worked as a snowcat operator at Copper for almost 20 years. The expert pipe cutter also teaches part of the Ski Area Operations program at the Timberline campus of Colorado Mountain College in Leadville. Read more

Colorado Mountain College Named as One of Top 150 in the Country

Aspen Institute includes CMC in Recognition of Excellence contest
Aspen Institute Logo

Aspen Institute Logo

Washington, DC – Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Colorado Mountain College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds.

The Prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges and recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high Read more

Businesses lead valley toward sustainability

Kim Langmaid teaches sustainability studies at Colorado Mountain College. She’s also vice president and director of sustainability and stewardship programs at Walking Mountains Science Center. Langmaid’s column on the positive changes Vail Valley businesses are implementing to become more sustainable was published in the Vail Daily. 

The countdown to the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships has begun and four Vail Valley businesses have already crossed the finish line to become Actively Green 2015. The locals involved in these businesses may not race down the slopes as fast as Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, but they’re innovators and game changers — leading the Vail Valley on our journey to become a sustainable Read more

1000 Words

One of our CMC stickers recently took a long journey. If you’re traveling with your own CMC sticker soon (or if you’ve stuck it somewhere intriguing) grab a shot on Instagram and hashtag #ColoMtnCollegeSticker. Don’t forget to find us and follow us on your mobile! http://instagram.com/coloradomtncollege#

CMC Sticker held out in front of the backdrop of the city of Hong Kong

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