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Susan Walter of Carbondale earned a Master of Arts in educational psychology from University of Northern Colorado. She was among about 630 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during fall 2011 graduation ceremonies Dec. 9-10.

To help meet training needs in one of the fastest-growing career fields in the country, Colorado Mountain College in Rifle, Glenwood Springs and Edwards will offer Personal Care Attendant Training classes starting in January.

The class provides hands-on training for those wanting to become a home care aide, patient care provider, family caregiver or volunteer for elderly, chronically ill or disabled individuals. The class also can provide a starting point for anyone interested in a health care career.



The minimum age for enrollment in this continuing education class is 16. No GED or high school diploma is necessary to take this course.

The class at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle runs Thursdays, Jan. 19 through March 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. To register, call 970-625-1871.



The class at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards runs Saturdays, Jan. 28 through March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. To register, call 970-569-2900.

The class at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs runs Tuesdays, Jan. 31 through May 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. To register, call 970-945-7486.

Corey Billinger has graduated from Colorado State University in 31⁄2 years. He was a Business Administration Honors Scholar, graduated cum laude, and earned a Business Administration major with Marketing and Organization and Innovation Management concentrations and an Entrepreneurship Certificate. Congratulations with pride and love from your family.

Michael Brunk of Glenwood Springs is among 28 students from the 3rd Congressional District who received a service academy nomination from Rep. Scott Tipton. These students met and exceeded the stringent requirements of the respective academy and of Tipton’s office.

“I had the great privilege of calling and speaking with each of these students, and I am proud to say that these nominees are truly the best of the best. They have done and will continue to do our local communities, state and country proud, and all undoubtedly have the ability to excel in our Service Academies and in our Armed Forces,” Tipton said. “It is a special individual who proudly serves our country, and we are truly blessed in the 3rd District to have these and so many other students who are willing to take up this honorable calling.”

Brunk was nominate for the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Literacy Outreach needs your help teaching basic literacy skills to adults including basic reading, writing and math to native English speakers and oral English skills to non-native speakers. Volunteers do not need to speak Spanish or have prior teaching experience, just a desire to help, the ability to read and speak English and three hours of time per week to work with an adult.

Literacy Outreach will provide interested volunteers with more information regarding the requirements and rewards at a volunteer informational session on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Parachute Branch Library at 10 a.m. and at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 5:30 p.m.

Literacy Outreach is a local nonprofit providing individual tutoring for adults with literacy skills below the fourth grade level. Please call 970-945-5282 for more information.


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