At Summit County meeting CMC trustees certify mill levy, election results

At its Dec. 12 meeting in Dillon, the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees unanimously certified the mill levy at 3.997 (which has been unchanged for more than 40 years), certified election results and accepted the 2017-18 financial audit. The election results that were certified were for ballot initiative 7D, which passed at 72 to… Continue reading At Summit County meeting CMC trustees certify mill levy, election results

CMC to offer teacher education bachelor’s degree in Lake, Summit counties

From left, Victoria Norville and McKenna Miller, members of the first class to earn bachelor’s degrees in elementary education at Colorado Mountain College, graduated at the Spring Valley campus at Glenwood Springs May 5 and have since accepted teaching positions in the region. Starting this fall, the college is offering teacher education degrees in Summit and Lake counties. Photo Ed Kosmicki

Information sessions July 23 in Breckenridge, July 30 in Leadville

Alpine Bank awards students with Latino/Hispanic scholarships to CMC

Alpine Bank Chairman Bob Young, front center, surrounded by 2018 Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship recipients. Each student will receive a scholarship to cover tuition, fees and books for two years at Colorado Mountain College. Alpine Bank Scholars are from left, front row, Lilian Mixco, Young, Aneth Carmona; second row, Lindsy Vega Munoz, Rose Mehus, Bianca Ruiz, Alexia Vasquez, Saray Gonzalez; back row, Abraham Avila, Anthony Rodriguez-Moore and Stephanie Garcia Avitia. Not pictured: Iris Esparza, Jessica Rios, Gabriela Fuentes. Photo Phil Dunn

Thirteen high school graduates to attend Colorado Mountain College this fall

Leadership Summit graduates new class of leaders

Leadership Summit’s class of 2018, back row, from left, Thomas Chambers, Suzanne Lifgren, Leslie Davis, Nikki Moore, Matt Voegtle and Sheri Weinman. Front row, from left, Mike Nathan, Chris Stellato, Jay Nelson, Suzanne Kenney, Bryan Webinger, Hanna Penny, Ryne Scholl, Caroline Bailey, Bill Blair and program administrator Kathy Stang. Not pictured: Moya Callahan, Whitney Henceroth, Jessica Hoover and Blair McGary.

New course begins this September

Free youth outdoor leadership week offered at CMC Leadville

First Ascent Youth Leadership combines outdoor challenges with a unique leadership curriculum. At a 2016 First Ascent team-building exercise at Colorado Mountain College Leadville’s ropes course, students balance on two-by-fours. Maggie Friemel, in pink T-shirt, and Spencer Ellsperman, far right, attempt to position a third board for the team to stand on. This year, students will attend the youth leadership program July 8-13. Applications are due in April. Photo Matt Lit

First Ascent accepting applications until April 13 for July program

Students enjoy day to give back

At left, CMC TRIO staff member and Mountain Valley Horse Rescue volunteer Heather O’Malley reassures Blondie, a Belgian draft horse at Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, after giving her shots to treat an eye infection. The fly mask protects the horse’s sensitive eyes. During February’s annual National TRIO Day of Service, Colorado Mountain College students (left to right) Alyssa Lowry, Kadia Soulemane, Ryan Kowalik and Maura Reed from Colorado Mountain College Leadville volunteered at the horse rescue, at one of several events where local TRIO students gave back to their communities. Photo Carrie Click

CMC students spend National TRIO Day at horse rescue

A 25th anniversary with taste

Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute alumni chefs Bailey Bryant, Mark Arriola and Matt Vawter

[metaslider id=”23″]CMC Culinary Institute alumni return to create feast for 100 lucky diners By Carrie Click If you’re like most college alumni, during your reunion you probably walked around holding a little plate topped with cheese and crackers and maybe a few carrot sticks while you balanced a drink in your other hand. In a… Continue reading A 25th anniversary with taste

CMC campuses close May 10-11 for annual employee conference

If you want to stop by your local Colorado Mountain College campus May 10 or 11 to sign up for summer classes, you might want to wait until the next day. As a result of an all-employee conference, all of the college’s campuses and administrative offices – from Rifle to Steamboat to Aspen, and all… Continue reading CMC campuses close May 10-11 for annual employee conference

CMC Board of Trustees approves 2017-18 tuition

The Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees met Jan. 25 at the college’s Vail Valley campus in Edwards for a community meet-and-greet, a regular board meeting, and two work sessions – one on capital projects, and the other on tuition and fees. Following the work session on tuition and fees, which included presentations by college… Continue reading CMC Board of Trustees approves 2017-18 tuition

CMC at front of nursing education

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 its kind in the country.

Colorado Mountain College recently demonstrated how it is at the forefront of nursing education during a national nursing conference. At the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing conference in Dallas Nov. 4-6, Betty Damask-Bembenek, the college’s director of nursing education, presented “A Nursing Academic Progression Model,” outlining the college’s Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. At… Continue reading CMC at front of nursing education