CMC remembers one of its greatest champions

Colorado Mountain College lost an advocate and friend over the summer when Doris Dewton passed away on July 22. Dewton was a two-time (three terms) CMC Trustee, member of the Foundation Board and President’s Advisory Council, donor, scholarship application reviewer, commencement usher, and anything else that the college needed for all the years she and… Continue reading CMC remembers one of its greatest champions

1000 Words: President Hauser summits Mount Rainier

CMC President Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser accomplished an incredible feat early Friday morning summiting Mount Rainier with CMC faculty member Dr. Jon Kedrowski, who recently summited Mount Everest for the second time. Hauser is an avid outdoorswoman; she has summited Mount Kilimanjaro, climbed to Mount Everest base camp and is nearing completion of Colorado’s 58… Continue reading 1000 Words: President Hauser summits Mount Rainier

Colorado Mountain College names Cairns as campus vice president

Ben Cairns has been named vice president and campus dean for the Colorado Mountain College Leadville and Salida campuses. The Denver area native has a long career in education, which includes serving as principal of Lake County High School since 2016.

After an extensive national search, Colorado Mountain College has named Lake County High School Principal Ben Cairns as the next vice president and campus dean for its Leadville and Salida campuses.

Cairns will begin the transition from the high school to CMC effective August 2.

Public notice of upcoming accreditation review visit by the ACEN

Eva Reyes Castillo, associate degree in nursing student (ADN).

Colorado Mountain College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its ADN (associate) and RN-BSN (baccalaureate) nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the programs in person at a… Continue reading Public notice of upcoming accreditation review visit by the ACEN

Colorado Mountain College Foundation receives $1.5 million challenge gift

Carbondale resident Paul Bushong pledged $1.5 million as a challenge match for other donors to join him in supporting the renovation of CMC Spring Valley’s student center and the addition of a new 4,000 square-foot nursing education facility. “The Promise of Spring Valley,” is a $5 million capital campaign launched in 2018. In August 2019,… Continue reading Colorado Mountain College Foundation receives $1.5 million challenge gift

CMC alumna wins Snowmaker of the Year award

Madeline Pierce won the 2021 Colorado Ski Country USA Double Diamond Award for Snowmaker of the Year. Photo from Copper Mountain Resort

Despite her youth, Madeline Pierce’s passion and dedication for snowmaking helped the 22-year-old Copper Mountain Resort snowmaker win the 2021 Colorado Ski Country Double Diamond Snowmaker of the Year award.

“I’m honored, and I’m really excited, and I think it’s very special because as snowmakers, being behind the scenes, we don’t receive a lot of recognition,” Pierce said.