CMC surveys Rifle residents to help plan for the future |

CMC surveys Rifle residents to help plan for the future

Residents in Colorado Mountain College’s Rifle Campus service area opened their front doors on a fall evening last week to teams conducting a community survey.CMC division director Teri Masten says, “We randomly knocked on doors in the towns we serve and asked residents to fill out the survey and leave it on the doorstep. Then we returned an hour later to pick them up. We are looking forward to tabulating the results of the approximately 300 surveys on the effectiveness of the Rifle Campus.”The survey asked whether residents had taken classes at CMC for an evaluation of services, including class scheduling, and will be a benchmark for future planning. Women’s health workshopWomen face many choices when trying to create a healthy lifestyle. Associate Professor of Science Dr. Kim Ryder is teaching a women’s health workshop based on current scientific information. The class addresses health concerns and research on diseases most common among women, and special health considerations for women. Ryder gives emphasis to holistic and empowering approaches. The two-day class runs Nov. 12-13. Call 625-1871 to register.Neighbors helping neighborsAlpine Bank joins Literacy Outreach in its annual fund-raising drive with a grant matching community contributions of $20,000, which will double the total raised to $40,000. Literacy Outreach teaches essential literacy skills in reading, writing, math, and oral communications, to adults. “Wayne” came to Literacy Outreach after his wife died. At 60, he lost his life’s companion and all the things she had taken care of – bill paying, making doctor’s appointments and managing day-to-day activities. Four years later, he is able to vote and has a job that requires reading! Cristela Vega studied with Literacy Outreach for four years and enrolled in her first computer course at CMC this fall with plans to continue her education. To contribute to Literacy Outreach, call 945-5282 or visit your local Alpine Bank. CMC appreciates you!Nov. 1-5 is Student Appreciation Week at the Glenwood Center and the Lappala Center. Signs of appreciation and treats will adorn hallways, along with information on test taking and study skills for upcoming midterms. “Students come in and tell us they feel so honored. They grab something to eat on breaks and they are very appreciative,” says Debra Burleigh, student services counselor at the Lappala Center.Phi Theta KappaA Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony for students with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher is Nov. 12. Invited students have completed at least 12 credit hours toward a degree to join the international honor society for two-year colleges. Glenwood Center counselor Judy Fisher says CMC invited 192 students from Aspen to Edwards to Parachute. “It really helps them because Phi Theta Kappa has $36 million of scholarships available. Our students have received scholarships to Mesa State College, Western State College, Johnson and Wales and many others.” The induction is at the Spring Valley Campus theater at 6 p.m. Renelle Lott writes a CMC column for the Post Independent. If you have questions, please call the CMC Public Info Office, 947-8363. Renelle Lott writes a CMC column for the Post Independent. If you have questions, please call the CMC Public Info Office, 947-8363.

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