Registration starting for CMC spring classes |

Registration starting for CMC spring classes

Ready for spring? Registration for spring classes is rapidly approaching. Bulletins are in area mailboxes, and counselors are ready to roll with advice on classes.

Rifle student registration started Monday. Registration for all Roaring Fork Campus students at the Glenwood Center, Spring Valley Center and Lappala Center in Carbondale begins Dec. 15.

CMC tuition rates have remained constant and unchanged from last year. That’s a deal, compared with tuition for other institutions across the country, which increased by 6 to 14 percent, according to the College Board of New York.


Three spaces are left for CMC’s semester abroad to Spain trip, Jan.10 – April 25. Imagine living and learning Spanish and Spanish theater in the beautiful cities of Salamanca, Granada, Madrid and Morocco. Contact CMC trip guide Tom Cochran at 947-8252.


Getting an early childhood education degree is really paying off! Graduates get a rewarding teaching career, and now they get a financial vote of confidence from the Colorado Legislature. Graduates who achieve associate’s degrees from Colorado Mountain College, can receive up to $2,000 for repayment of student loans. Students must be employed full time at a licensed child care home or center in Colorado for at least nine months. Information: 800-448-2424.


Hola? Eleven hundred calls to CMC’s Student Help Desk have flooded in through an outreach program for first-generation college students. Most callers were prospective students with limited English, but that’s not a problem for bilingual staffer Aide Arana. She offers direction to resources throughout the college, has translated the CMC Student Handbook into Spanish, and is working on Web pages to answer questions for Spanish-speaking prospective students. The Student Help Desk is part of the two-year-old Student Access and Success Program at CMC.


May I ask your advice?

New Rifle Campus Dean Pam Arsenault posed this question for the first time Friday to members of her Community Advisory Board, which she says includes nearly 50 percent new members. Fresh advisors include Wal-Mart manager Will Erickson, Kathy Freisser from EnCana Oil and Gas USA, and Kathy Hall of Colorado Oil and Gas Association.

The group reviewed a draft plan of initiatives for the next 18 months to define Rifle Campus goals for students. Arsenault said the group offered ideas on grant sources through energy groups and ideas for the strategic plan.


Feeling the Earth move may be a theme song for CMC alumnus John Roesink. He is showing the Earth’s movements by animating geological three-dimensional maps to reflect changes that have occurred over the ages.

He works with a team at the University of Colorado, which hopes to create virtual tours of the Earth’s formation for museums and natural exhibits at places such as the Grand Canyon. Visitors to the Colorado National Monument can already see a demonstration of the Interactive Geology Project that Roesink is working on. He credits his education at CMC with giving him the confidence to ask questions and work closely with professors, leading him to a master’s degree in geology.

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