Our Donors

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First Mountain Bank

This scholarship was created through the generous support of First Mountain Bank of Leadville to promote and support the educational endeavors of Lake County citizens

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Friends of Armen Sarafian

Dr. Armen Sarafian served as Interim President during 1986-87. A member of the California State Board of Education, Dr. Sarafian held the honorary title of President Emeritus of Pasadena City College where he served for over 20 years. Later he was President of...

Friends of Mylissa

Friends of Mylissa

Mylissa Burnett Eckdahl joined the Development Studies faculty of Colorado Mountain College at the Vail campus in 1997. Her area of expertise was developmental writing skills. She taught courses in that discipline as well as coordinating programs, all the while...

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Gavin and Sharyn Litwiller

This scholarship was endowed by family, friends, and co-workers of Gavin and Sharyn Litwiller to honor his years of service to the Ninth Judicial District. Mr. Litwiller served as a judge in this region for over 25 years. He was appointed District Judge by Governor...

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Gebhardt Family

This Scholarship is established by the Gebhardt Family and the Michael R. Gebhardt Memorial Fund in memory of Michael R. Gebhardt who was a resident of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and formerly of Carmel, New York. Michael was an avid outdoorsman and NOLS graduate...

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Genova Family

The Pauline Taylor-Genova Scholarship was created by her husband Frank and their children Nancy, John and Scott. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor and celebrate a woman who dedicated her life to assisting others in their struggles. Pauline was a loving,...

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Giorgio and Kirsten Cantele

Giorgio and Kirsten Cantele, together with their children, are wholehearted supporters of CMC – Vail Valley, and everything the college has to offer. The Cantele Family believes in the value of education as a primary means of lifting individuals, communities and the...

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Gould Family

Mark and Mary Gould are long-time residents of the Western Colorado Roaring Fork Valley. As a longtime general contractor in the Roaring Fork Valley, Could Construction has been involved in numerous public projects ranging from the 27th Street roundabout and Atkinson...


Gypsum Chamber of Commerce

The Gypsum Chamber of Commerce was formed in 2009 to promote businesses and services in Gypsum and the surrounding areas, provide networking and promotional opportunities to members, and encourage involvement in community. As part of their involvement in community,...

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Hjalmar "Hal" Sundin

Since retiring in Glenwood Springs from Illinois in 1989, Hjalmar (Hal) Sundin has been an active member of his Roaring Fork community, and has spent many years adventuring in Colorado and beyond. He climbed all the 14,000 foot peaks of Colorado with his late...

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Holly and Rich Glasier

Holly and Rich Glasier are very active community members and marvelous supporters of Colorado Mountain College. In addition to Rich’s recently ended tenure on the CMC Foundation Board, he also sits on the board of Cornell College and is the audit committee chair on...

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In memory of Linda Carlson

This scholarship is in memory of Linda Carlson or “Mama C” as she was known at the Spring Valley Campus. Linda worked in Student Services at Spring Valley and was dedicated to making student life as enjoyable as possible.

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In memory of Lucy Bogue

Lucy Bogue founded Yampa Valley College in 1962, which became the Steamboat Springs Campus of Colorado Mountain College. She fulfilled her dream of bringing higher education to northwestern Colorado, enlisting the help of several enthusiastic Steamboat residents. She...

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In Memory of Max and Maureen Kunze

This scholarship has been created in the memory of Maurine and Max Kunze. After graduating from Glenwood Springs High School, Maurine Bryant-Kunze studied voice at the Denver College of Music and then moved to New York where she continued voice culture. Singing was...

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In memory of Paula Marr

A scholarship has been established to honor Paula Marie (Gilchrist) Marr, Educator, who spent her entire career as a teacher of students and other teachers. She had a great love of God, her family, and friends. Paula was never satisfied with being a good teacher and...

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In memory of Stanley Dodson

Stanley Dodson was a native of Garfield County, Colorado. He lived in Silt where he attended school, then attended CU Boulder for five years, graduating in 1941 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Stan began his career in the pipeline/construction business with...

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In memory of Steve Chesley

Steve Chesley helped to start the ceramics program at the CMC Rifle Campus over 30 years ago and continued instructing pottery there until his death. Although Steve loved all art, ceramics truly was his passion. He enjoyed assisting students of all levels but...

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In memory of Winnie Van Over

Winnie Van Over worked for Colorado Mountain College in the Roaring Fork Valley for more than 22 years until her retirement in the early 1990’s. A native of Marble, Colorado, Winnie first worked in the library at the Spring Valley Campus and then within the...

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James Calaway

James Calaway came from a family of tenant farmers. Born during the depression, Jim grew up in a household where nobody ever spoke of education. As Jim states “this made me a very determined person” even though no one in his family attended college, he graduated from...


James Colombo-Rancho De Malo Community Assistance Fund Scholarship

Growing up, James Colombo didn’t think college would be a realistic option for him. After working two-three jobs at a time in high school, he and his older sister were able to be the first in their entire family history to go to college and complete undergraduate...

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Jan Shugart Endowed Scholarship Fund

Jan Shugart devoted the majority of her professional career working at Colorado Mountain College. Following her retirement, it is Jan’s desire to continue helping students achieve their educational goals. Jan’s staff established this scholarship in appreciation of...

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Jayne and Ed Hill

Jayne and Ed were residents of Steamboat Springs for several decades. In addition to their numerous volunteer efforts in the community, Ed Hill is a past member of the CMC Board of Trustees and has been an active member of the CMC Foundation Board. Jayne is a former...

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Joan Lewis

Joan Lewis drew on personal experience to help women have a chance for a new beginning in her work as Director of Student Services at Roaring Fork Campus-Spring Valley for 12 years. Joan encouraged and assisted many students in their education and was dedicated to...

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John and Jessica Fullerton

Natives of Ohio and part-time residents of California, John and Jessica Fullerton created the Fullerton Family Scholarship to attract out-of-state students to the great state of Colorado and specifically Colorado Mountain College. More importantly, the Fullerton...

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John Hazard

John Hazard, a decorated World War II veteran, was an active member of the Vail-Eagle Valley community. He served as a President of the Colorado Mountain College Foundation and was a council member for the Town of Avon. John and his wife, Nicole, worked relentlessly...

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John Raymond "Ray" Enright

John Raymond “Ray” Enright began his illustrious career in law enforcement on the streets of New York City. While there, he led a task force that convicted mob boss Vito Genovese. He also served on the US Senate’s McClellan Committee while an agent in the Bureau of...


Jon and Wendy Wade and The Steamboat Group Fund

Jon and Wendy Wade and The Steamboat Group Fund established The Steamboat Group/Angela Brumley Scholarship to support students from the Steamboat Springs community attending CMC Steamboat Springs. The goal of this scholarship is to prepare local students for careers...

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Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright was a world traveler and well-known photographer who worked for many national publications, including National Geographic. Jonathan was a graduate of the Roaring Fork Campus-Spring Valley Professional Photography Program.

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Jon Morrissey and Colleen Hannon

In the memory of his father, James T. Morrissey, Jon Morrissey and his wife Colleen Hannon have established this scholarship for students in the Outdoor Recreation, Ski Area Operations or other programs relative to outdoor studies at the Colorado Mountain College...

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Jon Warnick

Jon Warnick Jon is a retired vice president of quality and customer satisfaction at Nortel Networks. Prior to Nortel, Jon worked for IBM and took early retirement as the Asia director of quality. He holds degrees in engineering and business from the University of...