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CMC Alumni Hall of Fame inducts seven honorees

Colorado Mountain College recently inducted seven new members into its Alumni Hall of Fame.   The induction ceremony was held at the college’s campus in Steamboat Springs on Feb. 7 and included the following honorees:

Brian Allen – Colorado Alpine College alumnus (1969)
Yesenia Arreola – Spring Valley alumna (2007)
George Bagwell – retired faculty, honorary member
David Delaplane – Colorado Mountain College co-founder, honorary member
Amy Jackson – Breckenridge alumna (1999)
George Jardine – Spring Valley alumnus (1974)
Janice Kauvar – Spring Valley alumna (1976).

Colorado Mountain College Alumni Hall of Fame inductees

Among those attending the recent induction ceremony for the Colorado Mountain College Alumni Hall of Fame were, left to right, Blake Saffell, son of honoree and the late Janice Kauvar (Spring Valley alumna ’76); Steve Saffell, former husband of Janice Kauvar; Yesenia Arreola, Spring Valley alumna ’07; David Delaplane, Colorado Mountain College co-founder, honorary member; Amy Jackson, Breckenridge alumna ’99; Brian Allen, Colorado Alpine College alumnus ’69; and George Bagwell, retired faculty, honorary member. The induction ceremony was held recently at the college’s campus in Steamboat Springs. Photo Ed Kosmicki

Colorado Mountain College Alumni Hall of Fame class was honored in 2013, and inductees were drawn from alumni who had attended the college at any time since the 1960s. Also inducted that year were all the members of the college’s first class of bachelor’s degree graduates.

The college’s alumni board selects alumni for the honor based on noteworthy accomplishments and contributions to their communities. Besides alumni, this year’s class includes two honorary members: Colorado Mountain College co-founder David Delaplane and retired professor George Bagwell.

For more information about the Colorado Mountain College Alumni Hall of Fame, contact the CMC Foundation at cmcfoundation.org.

CMC Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony Feb. 7

Yesenia Arreola, one of seven to be inducted into the CMC Alumni Hall of Fame.

Yesenia Arreola, one of seven to be inducted into the CMC Alumni Hall of Fame.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – During Winter Carnival weekend, the public is invited to Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs to honor the seven individuals being inducted into the CMC Alumni Hall of Fame. The event is free of charge.

The following honorees will be acknowledged at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, at Colorado Mountain College’s Steamboat Springs campus:
• Brian Allen – Colorado Alpine College alumnus (1969)
• Yesenia Arreola – Spring Valley alumna (2007)
• George Bagwell – retired faculty, honorary member
• David Delaplane – co-founder, honorary member
• Amy Jackson – Breckenridge alumna (1999)
• George Jardine – Spring Valley alumnus (1974)
• Janice Kauvar – Spring Valley alumna (1976).

The event will begin in the Allbright Family Auditorium, in the academic and student center. After the ceremony, warm beverages and light refreshments will be served in the Neas Family Student/Community Dining Center while attendees enjoy the prime viewing area from the third floor during Winter Carnival’s Night Extravaganza, which features fireworks and the famed Lighted Man on Howelson Hill.

The campus is at 1275 Crawford Ave., Steamboat Springs. To RSVP, please contact Crystal Schiller at 970-947-8361 or cschiller@coloradomtn.edu. For more information contact Kathy Rudasics at 870-4423 or krudasics@coloradomtn.edu, or go to cmcfoundation.org.

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 2, is a #GivingTuesday‬, a day dedicated to giving back. Countries around the world have initiated their own #GivingTuesday movements to encourage individuals to give back to their communities.

At CMC, we’d like to celebrate #GivingTuesday by thanking the individuals who have generously given to the CMC Foundation to provide scholarships and other support to students in need. The foundation’s current annual report shares stories detailing the deep impact these gifts have on the lives of CMC students, and shares donors’ words detailing why they choose to give. Click here to read these stories, and look for hard copies of IMPACT on your campus.

If CMC has made a positive impact on your life, consider a gift to the CMC Foundation: http://cmcfoundation.org/. Then download and share this image and post to your own social media to share the good word of your deed.

Graphic for #GivingTuesday

Regional: Son of Storm King firefighter reflects on 20th anniversary

This article featuring Andy Tyler, recipient of the CMC Foundation‘s Storm King 14 Memorial Scholarship, first ran in the Glenwood Post Independent. 

uoteWhen Tulane University student Andy Tyler began looking at internship possibilities for the summer before his senior year, it seemed only natural that he would end up in western Colorado, where he was born 21 years ago.

“For a number of reasons it just made sense,” said Tyler, who is studying public health and political science and is now completing his internship at the Mesa County Health Department in Grand Junction.

“I already knew a lot of people out here, including some I hadn’t seen in a long time … and, of course, with the 20th anniversary coming up,” Tyler said of the July 6 anniversary of the tragedy on Storm King Mountain west of Glenwood Springs, where a wildfire in 1994 took the life of 14 wildland firefighters, including Read more

Susan Cain, bestselling author and acclaimed TED speaker, to talk at fundraiser at CMC in Edwards

Susan Cain

Susan Cain, TED speaker and author of The New York Times bestseller “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” will speak in Edwards this summer. The fundraising evening is known as The Browning Event, which is part of Colorado Mountain College’s Women in Philanthropy Distinguished Lecture Series. Photo Aaron Fedor

Readers, leaders and observers of human behavior won’t want to miss an upcoming author’s talk from Susan Cain, TED speaker and author of The New York Times bestseller “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.”

“Quiet” has sparked a national conversation about introverts, who are estimated to occupy up to one half of the country’s workplaces and classrooms. Cain’s groundbreaking book has been translated into more than 35 languages, was the subject of a Time magazine cover story and has appeared on numerous “best of” lists. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed more than 7 million times, and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time Read more

CMC Culinary Institute hosts “A Celebration of Haute Cuisine”

The Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute together with Keystone Resort presents “A Celebration of Haute Cuisine,” a six-course culinary adventure, on Thursday, Feb. 20. The evening features cuisine presented by the third-year apprenticeship class of the CMC Culinary Institute, under the direction of Executive Chef Steve Vlass (CMCCI 2005 alumnus), paired with wines selected by Claude Robbins, GWE, MWE, president, International Wine Guild.

Proceeds from the fundraiser dinner endow the student scholarship program at the college’s Culinary Institute at Keystone and Breckenridge resorts. Sponsored by Vail Resorts Echo. Reservations required; contact 970-947-8361 or cschiller@coloradomtn.edu, or go to cmcfoundation.org/keystone-culinary-dinner.html. $165 per person. ($125 of each ticket is tax-deductible) 6:30-10 p.m. Keystone Ranch.Restaurant, 1437 County Road 150, Keystone.JamesBeard07 005

 

1000 Words

Walter Isaacson and Jim Calaway at at CMC Foundation event in Aspen.Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs biography, spoke about the future of media and CMC’s Isaacson School of New Media last Friday at a CMC Foundation event in Aspen. Learn more about the Isaacson School at isaacsonschool.org. There’s still time to register for fall 2013 classes.

Saed Tayyara: Alumni make mark in Colorado, the world

Early this summer, Colorado Mountain College faculty and students gathered in a special ceremony at the college’s Glenwood Center to honor the first-ever class of alumni inducted into the CMC Alumni Hall of Fame.

The five individual alumni inducted into the inaugural class come from different backgrounds, and found success in myriad ways. We’ll be featuring each inductee in eNews. Today’s article highlights Syrian emigree and entrepreneur Saed Tayyara.

Saed Tayyara forged new life in politics, business

Saed

Saed Tayyara, who was honored posthumously, was nominated by classmate and alumni board member Charlie Eckstrom. Eckstrom said, “I believe Saed is worthy of being a member of the inaugural CMC Alumni Hall of Fame because he truly lived the American Dream, thanks in part to Lucile Bogue.”

Bogue, founder of Yampa Valley College, which became Colorado Alpine College and then CMC’s Steamboat Springs campus in 1981, took Tayyara under her wing. “All I want is a chance to make a difference,” he told her.

Tayyara emigrated from Syria in 1963 to escape political persecution, becoming an American citizen in 1972. In 1965 he moved to Steamboat Springs, where he attended Yampa Valley College.

After graduating, Tayyara forged a political and entrepreneurial career that spanned periods of boom and bust in Moffat County until his death in 2008.

Tayyara achieved many noteworthy accomplishments. He opened the Red Stone Hotel and Tartus Restaurant in Hayden; opened Kentucky Fried Chicken in Craig; served three terms as Craig mayor and two terms as Moffat County commissioner; served on the Club 20 board of directors and executive committee; established the Lucile Bogue/Saed Tayyara Scholarship for Colorado Northwestern Community College; and received the Daughters of the American Revolution Americanism Medal.

Copi Vojta: Alumni make mark in Colorado, the world

Colorado Mountain College faculty and students recently gathered in a special ceremony at the college’s Glenwood Center to honor the first-ever class of alumni inducted into the CMC Alumni Hall of Fame.

The five individual alumni inducted into the inaugural class come from different backgrounds, and have found success in myriad ways. We’ll be featuring each inductee in eNews. Today’s article highlights the passionate and creative CMC photography graduate and fly fisherman Copi Vojta.

Copi Vojta transformed passion into great job

Copi Vojta, an inductee into Colorado Mountain College’s Alumni Hall of Fame, receives his honorary vase from Crystal Schiller, CMC Foundation development coordinator. Photo Stefanie Kilts

Copi Vojta, an inductee into Colorado Mountain College’s Alumni Hall of Fame, receives his honorary vase from Crystal Schiller, CMC Foundation development coordinator.

Derek Johnston, program director of photography at CMC, said that when Copi Vojta arrived at Spring Valley, he brought a passion for fly-fishing.

“His love and understanding of the sport – and more importantly, an understanding of why the pursuit of fish on a fly rod and being in these environments was special to him – allowed him to make images that went beyond the typical ‘grip and grin’ images and other clichés that Read more

David Allen: Alumni make mark in Colorado, the world

Colorado Mountain College faculty and students recently gathered in a special ceremony at the college’s Glenwood Center to honor the first-ever class of alumni inducted into the CMC Alumni Hall of Fame.

The five individual alumni inducted into the inaugural class come from different backgrounds, and have found success in myriad ways. We’ll be featuring each inductee in eNews. Today’s article highlights the deeply inspiring journey of CMC graduate David Allen.

David Allen demonstrated tenacity to succeed

DavidAllen1-199x300After sustaining extensive injuries in a car accident, David Allen attended the CMC campus in Spring Valley, graduating in 1991 with an associate degree. He went on to study business at Phillips University in Oklahoma. Allen, who was named to the Alumni Hall of Fame posthumously, left a lasting impression on many of his classmates and leaves an ongoing legacy at CMC.

His family gives credit to the college’s staff and faculty for assisting him in overcoming the many challenges he faced. In his honor and through his estate, a CMC scholarship was established to support students experiencing personal or financial difficulties while endeavoring to achieve their goals in Read more