1000 Words: CMC’s future educators honored at state capitol

Four Colorado Mountain College students were among 27 future educators honored at the state capitol May 8, 2017, in the inaugural ceremony of Colorado’s Aspiring Educator Honor Roll. The initiative to create the honor roll came from Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Hunter Reed (center, holding the CMC flag) is shown here with, left to right, CMC Vail Valley student Cherie Rollins, CMC Glenwood Springs student Kenia Pinela, CMC Vail Valley student Saira Hernandez, Hunter Reed, CMC Glenwood Springs student Monika Marsh, CMC faculty Dr. Leticia Burbano de Lara, and Dr. Katy Anthes, the Colorado Department of Education commissioner of education.

CMC Vail Valley’s class of 2017 celebrates commencement

Colorado Mountain College graduates sing the National Anthem at their commencement exercises on May 5 at the 4 Eagle Ranch Wolcott.

Editor’s note: This story, by reporter Randy Wyrick, first appeared in the May 8, 2017 edition of the Vail Daily. Check back for more  upcoming CMC graduation coverage regarding all of the college’s nine graduation ceremonies on eNews.  WOLCOTT — Norma Delgado’s Friday evening was filled with firsts. At Colorado Mountain College’s 50th commencement exercises Friday… Continue reading CMC Vail Valley’s class of 2017 celebrates commencement

Vail Valley Math Competition team winners

Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley hosted the second annual Vail Valley Math Competition on March 23. More than 150 high school students from five area high schools competed for cash, prizes and bragging rights. From left, Kevin Garcia, Luke McKeever and Peter Mitchell from Vail Mountain School, with CMC Associate Math Professor Stacy Yarnell, won the team competition. Individual winners were, not pictured, first place: Alan Villegas from Battle Mountain High School; second place: Griffin McGuckin from Vail Christian High School; and third place: Clarissa Torres, also from Battle Mountain High School.

Teaming with Microbes a lesson in sustainability

Colorado Mountain College workshop promoted organic gardening By Kristen Green Organisms that are too small to be seen by the human eye carry the weight of all living things on their microscopic shoulders. Microbes form the foundation of the soil food web, helping the soil support plant life, which supports the rest of life as… Continue reading Teaming with Microbes a lesson in sustainability

Reading Buddies program builds relationships, literacy skills

Colorado Mountain College service-learning project reaches out to young readers By Kristin Carlson [EDWARDS] – After a wave of deep budget cuts at the national, state and local levels, schools across Colorado are seeking innovative ways to deliver more education for less money, and Edwards Elementary School is no exception. So when Evan Weatherbie, developmental… Continue reading Reading Buddies program builds relationships, literacy skills

Culinary Arts Grad hits Cannes’ Red Carpet

Sarah Neaf travels to famous film festival next week in role of “mentoring chef” This article first appeared in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. By Heidi Rice. With a strappy gold gown in tow, Sarah Naef of Glenwood Springs is on her way this week to walk the red carpet at the 2011 Cannes Film… Continue reading Culinary Arts Grad hits Cannes’ Red Carpet

College honors two longtime instructors

Rymer named full-time faculty of year for entire district, adjunct Cowles honored by local campus By Suzie Romig EDWARDS – “We have approximately one hundred full-time faculty at Colorado Mountain College, across all our campuses, and you are the top dog,” Dr. Stan Jensen, collegewide president, told stunned culinary educator Todd Rymer.