Glenwood couple honored for supporting CMC students |

Glenwood couple honored for supporting CMC students

Past and current recipients of the Prinster Scholarships at Colorado Mountain College joined the scholarship’s underwriters, Carolyn and Teo Prinster, at a recent Jim Calaway Honors Series concert. Back row, left to right, are Mariana Velasquez-Schmahl, Colorado Mountain College’s youth outreach coordinator; Maria Gaytan Salinas and Cinthya Hernandez, Prinster Scholars; Carolyn and Teo Prinster; and Prinster Scholar Lupe Chavez. Front row, left to right, are Nick Garay and Carlos Valdez, Prinster Scholars. Photo Charles Engelbert

A Glenwood Springs couple who help Colorado Mountain College students afford to attend the college were recognized at the recent season-opening concert of the Jim Calaway Honors Series. Carolyn and Teo Prinster annually fund the Prinster Scholarship to help students who pay out-of-state tuition.

“We are humbled by all of the attention, when others do so much more,” said Carolyn Prinster. “We think we’re supposed to give back, and it’s a blessing to do so.”

The scholarship, established in 2007, covers the cost of tuition, books and fees, and room and board if the student lives on campus, for three students each year. The Prinsters also help English as a Second Language learners and donate to the college’s Gateway Program and to the No Barriers Fund, a new discretionary fund for students with an urgent financial need.

Now in its 11th season, the Jim Calaway Honors Series honors individuals or organizations that philanthropically and/or as volunteers, support the college and its students or community not-for-profits. For more information on supporting the Calaway series or the college, please contact the CMC Foundation at 947-8380.

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