This article first appeared in the March 5, 2016 issue of the Post Independent. This slideshow requires JavaScript. In the 1970s mountain towns of the Colorado Mountain College district, the college started to serve a different kind of student, in addition to the first students who’d been attending at CMC’s two...

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Betty Damask-Bembenek, director of nursing education at Colorado Mountain College, was a featured presenter at a recent national conference, hosted by the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, in Dallas. She described how the college recently implemented a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree, one of the few of...

From left, Owen O’Farrell as Richard, Brad Moore as Ivan, J.D. Miller as Sharky, Brendan Cochran as Nicky and Gary Ketzenbarger as Mr. Lockhart have an evening to remember in “The Seafarer.” The Sopris Theatre Company production will run Dec. 2-11 at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley. Described as a kind of modern...

The faculty, staff and students of the professional photography program at Colorado Mountain College will be at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to provide free portraits as part of the international Help-Portrait movement. Help-Portrait is a global...

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Four students from lower Roaring Fork Valley receive scholarships to attend CMC

By Carrie Click. Rosa Meraz, Daniela Santana earn side-by-side associate degrees at Spring Valley Rosa Meraz blows a kiss at CMC’s associate degree graduation ceremony on May 7. Meraz and her 19-year-old daughter, Daniela Santana, graduated together. Photo Ed Kosmicki When Rosa Meraz arrived in Colorado from Mexico 20...

From May 4 through 13, students from Colorado Mountain College locations in Aspen, the lower Roaring Fork Valley, Rifle, Edwards, Steamboat Springs, Summit County and the Leadville area will celebrate their achievements at 12 graduation ceremonies. Commencements will be held at the following locations: Graduation...

Colorado Mountain College will host a site visit review March 1-3, 2016, for continuing accreditation of its associate degree nursing program and initial accreditation of its RN-to-BSN (baccalaureate) nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The public is invited to meet the site visit...