November 2019
C MC signs amicus brief in support of DACA recipients

On October 4, 2019, Colorado Mountain College joined over 165 colleges and universities from across the country in signing an ​amicus brief​ supporting over 700,000 young immigrants who came to the United States as children and who are entitled to protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This “friend of the court” brief was coordinated by the ​Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.

In addition, an anonymous donor has joined other funders by making a $500,000 gift to the CMC Foundation in support of the college’s Fund Sueños income-share agreement program.

Fund Sueños, which is in its second year as a pilot program at the college, offers income-share agreements to Dreamers and other students who have U.S. work authorization but are ineligible to receive federal financial assistance to attend college.

CMC b oard of trustees welcomes new members

Two new members of the CMC Board of Trustees were elected on November 5th and will be installed next month: Marianne Virgili of Glenwood Springs and Bob Hartzell of Leadville. Both have deep roots in the CMC district and with the college.They love CMC and will no doubt dedicate the full extent of their time, energy, and intelligence to steward, guide, and care for our great institution.

Board members honored their term-limited peers, Pat Chlouber of Leadville and Kathy Goudy of Carbondale at the two trustees’ last meeting in office, with American flags that had flown over the Colorado Capitol, commemorative plaques, and sentiments of appreciation.

Marianne Virgili and Bob Hartzell will join Chris Romer (Eagle County), Bob Kuusinen (Steamboat Springs), Patty Theobald (Summit County), Peg Portscheller (West Garfield County), and Charles Cunniffe (Pitkin County) on the CMC Board of Trustees.

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November 27-29
Co llege-wide
T HANKSGIVING BREAK / All Colorado Mountain College campuses and offices will be closed for the holiday .

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