Category Archives: Graduates

Eric Watson

Working Daily “It was the most rewarding experience of my life. This is the real world. The other school I attended just kind of simulated it. This program gave me 100% confidence because I was doing the work on a daily basis. The Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute at Keystone provides an ideal environment for […]

Rebecca McFarland Kanaly

Knowledge and Power “Colorado Mountain College proved to be a necessary piece of my personal growth as a change leader. I’ve gained a strong foundation of education and professional experience in the program, and learned how to be a business leader who embraces sustainability concepts.” Rebecca McFarland Kanaly hopes to become an entrepreneur working towards […]

Ben Saheb

Building Connections “Sustainability Studies taught me how I can help build a better and more interconnected community. I want to teach this through my films.” Ben Saheb was chosen by Ecoflight to tour the Western US by air to learn about man’s impact on the environment. Read More…

Erick Becerril

Passionate about sustainable building “I find myself in a cutting-edge program that is teaching society about the repercussions and responsibilities that we must hold to preserve our future.  It (the degree) has opened up a lot of doors for me, not only in the business sector but also just being a professional within my community. […]

Jack Black

After earning his associates degree Jack combines pursuit of his bachelor’s degree with his life on the professional snowboard circuit, taking a full load of classes each fall semester and then taking spring off to compete and pursue filming projects. The one semester a year schedule means that Jake will take longer than two years […]

Becky Aurora Thompson

Staying in the mountains was important to me Staying in Leadville for her bachelor’s of business administration degree also allowed Becky to work full time while attending school. She was able to put the knowledge and skills she gained in her two-year Ski Area Operations degree to good use by working at a nearby ski […]

Julie Gonzales

She wanted a better future When Colorado Mountain College began offering four-year degrees in the fall of 2011, Julie was one of the first to sign up. With the help of the Steve Smith Scholarship for Business Administration, she’s been able to pursue her dream of a bachelor’s degree. She’s already using her new knowledge […]

Angelica Mascarenas

I have learned from every teacher, and every class “The faculty here prepare their classes in interesting ways.  This program has been very inspiring, and a wonderful experience for me. It will open up many new opportunities.” Angelica Mascarenas, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration graduate. Read more…

Gary Keeling

Everyone is given a voice “The faculty promote a forum style of discussion in class. That really attracted me. In the past, my educational experiences have been that teaching has been one-way. The discussion format is what these classes are all about:  you study, then come into class and articulate your ideas. That was a […]

Cody & Tyler Jensen

Paramount to further life success “The type of education you get here is paramount to further life success: You’re in small classes which challenge you to really think. And, the academics are just as good as if we’d gone to our other potential choices. The combination of the two degrees provided us an incredible learning […]