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Fulbright Scholar studying at Colorado Mountain College
For Fulbright Scholar Luise Wollesen, traveling to the United States from her native Hamburg, Germany to study at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs was “the best decision of my life.”
The 22-year-old is a recent graduate of the Business School Potsdam Campus Hamburg. With a bachelor’s degree in business psychology.
Wollesen is interested in pursuing her master’s degree in international business and sustainability.
CMC’s sustainability leadership certificate provided the bridge she was seeking. “I want to learn how to make people care and be aware,” she said.
The faculty and curriculum of CMC’s sustainability studies program piqued her interest. And, Wollesen learned that unlike course credits earned at other colleges, her CMC credits would transfer to a master’s program in Germany.
Mountain Scholars program helps first-generation students
Mountain Scholars is a volunteer mentoring program at CMC Summit County. Unlike tutors, mentors don’t focus on academic assistance. The mentor’s role is to be an informed source of empathy and inspiration and to help the student navigate available resources.
“Data shows that first-generation students are more likely to drop out, and they may or may not come back to college if they leave,” said Summit Foundation Executive Director Jeanne Bistranin. “It’s different for students in Mountain Scholars. They are up to three times as likely to complete their degrees due to the additional support provided.”
“With CMC’s affordability, students here can save their money, receive mentoring and have the other support that Mountain Scholars provides,” Bistranin said.
Make a gift in support of the Mountain Scholars program.
Trustees approve modest increase in tuition, limited fees
At its Jan. 29 meeting in the Vail Valley, the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees unanimously voted for a $5 per credit hour increase in all Colorado resident tuition rates for the 2020-21 academic year, which would keep the college’s tuition among the most affordable in the state.
This would apply to students qualifying as in district, in state or in service area. The out-of-state tuition rate will increase by $13 per credit hour. The new rates follow no increase in tuition in fiscal year 2019-20 and a 28% reduction in baccalaureate tuition in 2018-19.
Trustees heard that college administrators would continue to work on efficiencies to bring down costs and to make financial aid available to students with financial need. Inclusive of the new tuition rates and an anticipated state revenue increase of 2.5%, the college projects an overall 1.65% increase in revenues in 2020-21.
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Sopris Theatre Company at CMC presents Private Eyes
The audience itself plays the role of detective in this hilarious relationship thriller.
Performances start at 7 pm each night, February 14, 15, 16 (2 pm matinee), 21, 22, & 23 (2 pm matinee).
Tickets available at:
or by calling 970-947-8177.
CMC Steamboat Springs
BREAD AND CHOCOLATE
We will make both bread and chocolate confections, and explore the elements of taste, texture, and neurochemistry that have compelled civilizations to use them both for ceremony, currency, and religious symbols for thousands of years.
AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID AND CPR
Learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims.
KILN GLASS PLATES
A dynamic workout based on the theories of Miranda Esmonde-White that simultaneously lengthens and strengthens every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility and long lean muscles.
BAKING AT HIGH ALTITUDE
Love to bake but still trying to figure out how it works at 9,000 feet? Learn how to make the basic adjustments to your favorites like quick bread, cookies, biscuits and muffins. Walk away with the skills to be able to bake all your favorites in the mountains!
CMC Glenwood Springs
RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY TREE
Curious who great-great Uncle Albert really was and who his parents were? Dive in and find out if you are related to someone famous or what mysteries you can solve. Learn how to get started and organize researching your family tree through census records, newspapers, DNA results, and more.
CMC Vail Valley at Edwards
GRANTSMANSHIP AND GRANT WRITING
The course will cover "universal truths" and skills required to successfully acquire grants and how best to be organized and effective in developing a grant plan or schedule with associated strategies. Sources of public, corporate, foundation and private grants will be reviewed.
February 28 - March 1
2020 DION SNOWSHOES US NATIONAL SNOWSHOE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Join us for the Highest USSSA National Championships Ever! The ultimate challenge from the United States Snowshoe Association, this course takes racers through lush lodgepole pine forests with unparalleled views.
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