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More than 100 students from the Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Spring Valley centers of Colorado Mountain College will receive associate degrees or certificates of occupational proficiency when the Roaring Fork Campus’s spring graduation ceremonies take place.

The main ceremony will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7, in the Spring Valley Student Services Center gymnasium, 3000 County Road 114, south of Glenwood Springs.

Auden Schendler, vice president of sustainability at the Aspen Skiing Co., is the graduation speaker.



Nursing students will have a pinning ceremony before the May 7 graduation at 8 a.m. in the New Space Theatre at Spring Valley, as well.

Graduation for the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy at Spring Valley will be a day earlier, Friday, May 6, at 1 p.m. in the New Space Theatre.



For more information, call 947-8212.

Kodi Kimminau, a senior psychology major at the University of Colorado-Boulder has made the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s list for Fall Semester 2010. The dean’s list requires that a student hold a 3.75 or better GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 graded credit hours of coursework for the given semester. This achievement ranks Kodi among the top students at CU.

Nuala Del Piccolo of Carbondale was named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2010 semester at The Johns Hopkins University. To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in a program of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits.

Del Piccolo is the daughter of Dario Del Piccolo and Suzanne Wheeler-Del Piccolo and attended Basalt High School in Basalt.

Del Piccolo, who is majoring in biomedical engineering, will graduate in May 2012.

Children’s Rocky Mountain School Inc. has been awarded a grant of $4,320 by the Aspen Community Foundation, Executive Director Debbie Condello announced today. According to Condello, the grant will be used to provide tuition assistance to local families who need financial assistance.

The Children’s Rocky Mountain School has provided a quality early childhood program for 22 years in the Roaring Fork Valley. Funds, such as the ACF, have assisted the school by improving the quality of programs and the community. It has allowed families who otherwise could not afford services to participate in our school. For more information about the school, call 963 – 2524.

Glenwood Springs local Olivia Hawkins was recently inducted into Harding University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National Scholarship Honor Society this semester.

Hawkins, a graduate student in mental health counseling, was welcomed into the prestigious society in a ceremony Sunday, April 10, in the Reynolds Recital Hall on campus.

Alpha Chi is a nationally acclaimed honor society designed to commend academic excellence in universities across the nation. Harding’s chapter, called the Arkansas Eta chapter, is for the upper 10 percent of the junior and senior classes from all academic fields who have earned a minimum 3.85 grade point average over at least 80 course hours. It is also open to graduate students who rank in the top 10 percent of their specific program.

Harding had a record enrollment this year of more than 6,800 students from 49 states and 53 foreign countries. It is the largest private university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia.


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