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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Photo caption: Colorado Mountain Collegeís Beth Zukowski (left) and Sara Fowler (right) joined alumna Crystal Aschmann Sutherland (center) to win accolades in the 24th Annual Admissions Advertising Awards. The awards were given for the trioís work on the Roaring Fork Campus class schedule and in newspaper and airport advertising. Photo courtesy Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College gathered four awards from the 24th annual Admissions Advertising Awards, the largest educational advertising awards in the country. The winning entries were produced by CMC staff in Glenwood Springs and by a graduate of the college’s graphic design program.

Beth Zukowski, marketing specialist for the Roaring Fork Campus, designed a gold-award-winning class schedule for spring 2009.

The college’s marketing and communications editor, Sara Fowler, and CMC graphic design graduate Crystal Aschmann Sutherland teamed to create several award-winning ads. Fowler and Sutherland earned two merit awards, one for a newspaper ad that promoted CMC spring registration and another for a series of banner ads that appeared on the sides of buses in the Denver area. The college also received a silver award for the 2008-10 academic catalog.

Sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report, a national trade publication, the competition attracted more than 2,000 entries from more than 1,000 colleges and universities, from every state and several foreign countries. Entries are judged against those from institutions with same-size enrollment.

Meet “Tomorrow’s Leaders Today,” a panel of Waldorf School graduates and current eighth-graders, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork. Returning graduates will share how Waldorf education has impacted their lives. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 963-1960 or visit

See Waldorf education in action at a free tour and observation, offered at 8:25 a.m. the first Thursday of every month. Adults only, please. The next tour is Thursday, May 7.

Yampah Mountain High School is accepting applications for the 2009-10 school year. Call Molly at 945-9463 or stop by 695 Red Mountain Drive in Glenwood Springs.

Crystal River Elementary School students will present their annual free Earth Day performance of “Update Earth!” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at CRES in Carbondale. Students have been learning about the importance of going “green.”

For more information, contact Amber Henke at 384-5637.

The Grand Valley High School Key Club is hosting its third annual community carnival at 6 p.m. Friday, May 1. Carnival games, cotton candy, dunk tank, hot dog plates, bump ‘n’ jumps, and more. All proceeds benefit the Key Club and are used to support the various community service projects the club implements as well as leadership training and conventions for Key Club members.

For more information, call 285-5705.

The Elks Club and Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation are joining forces to provide a free dance for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Supervision will be provided by the Elks Club.

For more information, call 384-6311.

Colorado Mountain College’s Anthropology students will present a series of posters for public viewing centered on current anthropological studies from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the college’s Reker Room of the Student Center at Spring Valley Campus. The students will be available to answer questions about their research.

Locals interested in pursuing new or continuing careers in health care professions are invited to apply for scholarship programs administered by the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation (AVMF). The next deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. Subsequent 2009 deadlines are July 21 and Nov. 17. Applications are reviewed for funding consideration by the Education Committee.

In remembrance of Dr. Rodney Kirk, a highly respected orthopedic surgeon who practiced medicine for 20 years in Aspen, the annual Dr. Rodney E. Kirk Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding local individual pursuing a degree or certification in a health-related career.

Scholarships for EMTs are offered through the Audrey Owings Memorial Scholarships. The family and friends of Ms. Owings established this fund after her death to further her passion for improving emergency services in Aspen.

Nursing scholarships are open to Roaring Fork Valley residents currently enrolled in state-accredited schools of nursing. These scholarships are offered four times a year. Qualified pre-nursing students must be enrolled in college or university programs designed as preparation for entrance into a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Application guidelines and forms are available at the AVMF office located within Aspen Valley Hospital, or on the AVMF website, For further information, call Arna Einarsdottir at (970) 544-7371.

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