Everist Materials, the area’s largest supplier of quality aggregate materials, wishes to establish the Amy Ann Gallagher Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of a young teacher in Grand County. A special friend of the Everist Materials family, Amy’s life was cut short in a tragic car accident in 2007. A dedicated high school teacher, Amy’s short life exemplified energy, enthusiasm, adventure, and joy to her students, colleagues, and many friends
Family and Friends of Lori Rink and Amelia Elizabeth Bradley, and Alpine Bank, Rifle
Lori Rink taught at Wamsley and Graham Mesa Elementary Schools in Rifle. Before her time in the Garfield School District she taught English as a Second Language in Kobe, Japan for 5 years. Lori loved her years teaching as well as photography, hiking, travel, scrapbooking, shopping, and spending time with her family.
Elizabeth attended Wamsley Elementary School and Rifle Middle School. She was a competitive swimmer and played volleyball. Elizabeth loved writing stories, acting, photography, travel, holidays, and spending time with her family.
The Lori Rink and Amelia Elizabeth Bradley Memorial Scholarship has been created by the Family and Friends of Lori Rink and Amelia Elizabeth Bradley, and Alpine Bank, Rifle in honor of Lori and Elizabeth lives. They were both tragically killed in a car accident in 2015.
The Lori Rink and Amelia Elizabeth Bradley Memorial Scholarship will support students at Colorado Mountain College pursuing a BA in Elementary Education.
Family of David Allen
Thirteen years after suffering extensive injuries in a serious accident, David Allen received an Associate in Arts degree from the Colorado Mountain College Roaring Fork Campus. David and his family gave credit to the staff and faculty of Colorado Mountain College for assisting him in overcoming the many challenges he faced. This endowment was established through the Estate of David Allen to assist students of Colorado Mountain College who must overcome special challenges to achieve a higher education.
Believing strongly that education is the key to personal development and self-fulfillment, this scholarship was established by Herb and Kate Feinzig to assist deserving students in achieving their educational goals.
FirstBank owes their success to the core values they’ve held since they were founded in 1963: financial stability, outstanding employees, and great customers. FirstBank now has over $12 billion in assets in locations over three states, including Colorado branches in Breckenridge, Vail, and Glenwood Springs. FirstBank also has a high regard for community investment
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
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 University of LaVerne for nine years. Armen was a dedicated educator and a proactive leader during his tenure here.
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 pursuing a doctorate in her field at Colorado State University.
Mylissa’s promising career at CMC was cut short in 2001 after she suffered injuries in an automobile accident which left her a quadriplegic. Despite her disability Mylissa continued her involvement with college and community projects until 2009, when she passed away leaving two young daughters.
Mylissa’s life and struggle with debilitating injury has been an inspiration to many in the Vail Valley community. As a professional, she was dedicated to the idea that learning is a lifetime activity and that the improvement of language skills is a vital component of success for everyone. It is in keeping with her expressed goals for student development that we have established this Friends of Mylissa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Gary and Genia Gallagher
Gary and Genia Gallagher have always believed in the importance of education; both were fortunate to begin their careers without the burden of student loans. The opportunity to afford a promising student a similar experience is extremely rewarding.� Given the issues facing us today and in the future, the Gallagher’s vision for the graduating student in Sustainability Studies is to graduate with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to understand the science behind various sustainability options, as well as the financial and economic merits of those options.
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 John Love in 1972.
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 who was a firm believer in ongoing outdoor education, especially in the areas of avalanche awareness/certification and backcountry safety. This scholarship will honor Michael�s memory, and his love and respect for nature will be kept alive, while providing an avenue of education and certification for others.
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, caring and nurturing nurse for more than 50 years, always placing the patient first. It is the family�s hope that the recipient of the scholarship will reflect those same values.
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 Trail to the whitewater park in West Glenwood and the new rapid transit bus stations up and down the valley.
Mary has been a longtime supporter and volunteer of the Valley View Hospital Foundations Summit Circle, Hospice of the Valley, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Summer of Music, and Mothers of Preschoolers.
Mark has served multiple terms on the CMC Foundation Board and is active in numerous business and political circles.
Mark and Mary Gould are actively support Colorado Mountain College, YouthZone, and the Glenwood Springs Chamber.
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, each year, the Gypsum and Eagle Chambers jointly put on the “Fore the Future” Golf Tournament, which raises funds for local scholarships. In 2017, the Gypsum Chamber decided to take those funds and start a scholarship at Colorado Mountain College. Access to higher education creates pathways to the future – something that the Chamber believes should be open to everyone – from the recent high school graduate to the long-time employee looking to improve their skill set. The Chamber’s commitment to education benefits all, and is a true grass-root effort, spearheaded by locals to support locals.
Harold and Catherine Gant
Harold and Catherine Gant split their time between Texas and Colorado. They are both passionate about supporting education and other causes in Summit County. They volunteer their time at Dillon Valley Elementary readership/mentoring program and the Senior Center. In addition they want to help provide support for S.T.E.M. degrees at CMC as they are passionate about the environment/sustainability and the value of engineering programs.
Helen K and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation
The Helen K and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation provided this scholarship grant with the desire to assist hard working Colorado Mountain College students who are experiencing financial barriers while pursuing a two-year degree, a certificate program, or fulfilling pre-requisite courses for a college degree.
High Country Healthcare
High County Healthcare has been a vital member of the communities of Breckenridge, Frisco, Silverthorne, Dillon, Copper Mountain, and Keystone for nearly three decades, providing care in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, and Obstetrical and Gynecological Specialists. High Country Healthcare�s belief is that excellent health encompasses not only the body, but also the mind.
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 daughter, Norma. Norma graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1973. She was a resident of Summit County for over 20 years, and was serving as the Clerk-Treasurer of the Copper Mountain Consolidated Metropolitan District at the time of her death in 2010. As a consistent supporter of CMC, Hal is furthering his support with establishing the Norma Sundin Endowed Scholarship for CMC Summit County to honor and remember his daughter and support higher education in Summit County through a full time student scholarship.
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 the board of a fortune 500 company. Both Holly and Rich enjoy skiing, golfing and travel and enjoy spending time with their family and friends.
In the spirit of their support of CMC, they have created the Glasier Family Scholarship for students pursuing a degree in nursing at the Colorado Mountain College Roaring Fork Campus
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.
In memory of Lorraine Mall Haslee
Lorraine Mall Haslee, a long time Vail Valley local and the librarian at the Vail Mountain School, believed that education is extremely important. She also believed in the opportunity for individuals to reinvent ones-self. This scholarship was established in memory of Lorraine by her daughter and friends.
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 was the first president of YVC, serving for four years. In addition to her work as a dedicated educator, she was an author, poet, and playwright. Among her published books are Miracle on a Mountain, the story of the creation of the college, and Dancers on Horseback about Perry-Mansfield Theatre and Dance School. Because of her interest in writing and the arts, this scholarship has been established by her family and friends to support local full-time students pursuing degrees in the creative arts including drama, writing, dance, and music.
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 one of her interests throughout life. Maurine met Max Kunze in New Jersey, in 1938, where they married and opened and operated a beauty salon. The couple retired and moved to Glenwood Springs in 1963. They continued to travel extensively and were involved in collecting many items of artistic value. Max Kunze died in 1991; Maurine Kunze died in 2003.
In memory of Morgan Ingram
Morgan, a student at Colorado Mountain College, had a love for philosophy, a passion for dance and a constant appreciation for all forms of art. Forever in tune with nature, she loved animals, music, playing piano, and singing.
Morgan’s heart was bigger than life; she was an amazing person who touched everyone she came in contact with. She truly enjoyed her involvement at Colorado Mountain College and constantly emphasized her appreciation of education by encouraging others to continue their education and pursue their own passions.
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 she always was learning new ways to become a great teacher who could reach as many students as possible. She was an expert on instruction and could get unnervingly excited about the fine details of teaching. Her excitement and passion for teaching eventually lead her to becoming the instructional facilitator for the Roaring Fork School District, where she could help teachers who were overwhelmed by the difficulties of their work. Many teachers leaned on her, sometimes literally, and she had the gift of lifting everyone’s spirits. It was Paula’s hope that the educator program at CMC would help produce high quality educators. This scholarship has been set up to continue her dream of helping teachers become great at what they do.
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 Thompson Pipe and Steel Company. Stan served as both member and Chairman of the Highway Commission where he assisted in the design and construction of the first bore of the Eisenhower Tunnel. You will find his name on a bronze plaque at the mouth of the tunnel commemorating the work he and the Commission completed. Stan was also one of the founding members of the Glenwood Springs Rotary Club and a member of the local Elks Club.
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 especially liked helping students who were just beginning to explore their interest in the arts. Steve tragically passed away in a mountain bike accident in the Fall of 2011. He never felt age should prevent anyone from exploring his or her passions, mentally or physically and was extremely active throughout his entire life. His family hopes this scholarship will be able to assist a student who is excited to explore his or her artistic ability.
In memory of Tom White
Tom White passed away in 1977 at the age of 18. A resident of Chicago and an avid hockey player who was born deaf, Tom was an inspiration to former Chicago Blackhawk Star Stan Mikita and Chicago Businessman Irv Tiahnybik who together established the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) in 1973 in conjunction with the NHL Hall of Fame.
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 accounting department. A few years after she passed away, her surviving husband, Charles, who now resides in Montrose, decided to establish this scholarship endowment in Winnie’s memory. The scholarship will support one female student of Garfield County annually who is studying for her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
In memory of Zeke Pierce
Zeke Pierce was an athletic, engaged high school student, living life to the fullest in the Vail Valley. The valiant acts of the local paramedics after his on-mountain biking accident led his many friends at the Vail Rotary Club to establish this scholarship to prepare the next generation of first response caregivers in honor of Zeke.