Graduates of the Business Administration Program

Meet the first wave of Colorado Mountain College Bachelor of Science Degree graduates

Colorado Mountain College began offering bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Sustainability Studies to its students in September of 2011.

Scott Compton

Scott ComptonMost influential Years

“I will always remember exiting Pam Burwell’s philosophy classes each week with the feeling of inspiration and overall mindblownness. Most of my classes turned out this way, with the majority of my professors. I never expected, as someone who didn’t enjoy high school, that I would enjoy school at the level I do now. CMC’s faculty helped me to see that learning and education can be great – and something to enjoy, not just work. The connections from fellow CMC students and instructors have brought positive change to my life, and helped me find myself.”

Scott Compton, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration graduate. Read more…

Stacey Novak

Stacey NovakI get to be Stacey, not a faceless number

“I thrive in an environment that is personal, and value the relationships I’ve created with my professors and classmates. The instructors that I’ve had the opportunity to learn from at Colorado Mountain College have been absolutely amazing: I cannot speak highly enough about their caliber. For me, the interaction with and quality of the professors has been one of the highlights of this program. Having the ability to not just learn from, but get to know the people standing in front of you is a wonderful thing.”

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Victoria Kasik

Victoria KasikThe faculty go above and beyond

The faculty at CMC are of a caliber that I would never of expected to find in such a small town. The teachers here are really invested in their students. Previously, I had attended a much larger university where I was sitting in classes of 400 students and I was just a number. When I moved up to CMC I realized that the college experience I wanted was to be in small classrooms with teachers who knew their students by their first name. They really want to see us go out there and pursue our dreams –– and they will do anything to help us succeed. They really go above and beyond.”

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Kyle Ballinghoff

Kyle BallinghoffThe business program is very fresh, very exciting

My bachelor’s courses were all hands on, right away. You’re not sitting in a lecture hall just talking theory. You’re doing it.  And you’re doing it at a cheaper rate than anywhere else in the state. Colorado Mountain College allows you the freedom to pursue both your educational goals and your personal goals, and enjoy moving towards your professional career on your own schedule.”

Kyle Ballinghoff, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration graduate. Read more…

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer WagnerI had no idea a college could be so open and inviting

My experiences at Colorado Mountain College were a really big eye-opener for me when I compare them to my experiences at Colorado School of Mines. Colorado Mountain College has small class sizes where students can really interact with the professors and other students. The atmosphere is much more one of community than a rigid educational environment, which is very inviting. I had no idea a college could be so open and inviting to learners at every stage in their life.”

Jennifer Wagner, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration graduate. Read more…

Alesha Frederick

Alesha FrederickI have opened up doors

With this degree, I have opened up doors that I wasn’t even aware existed. I’ve learned so much more than the core principles of business. I’ve learned important leadership skills – and most importantly I’ve learned the importance of social responsibility. What I do and how I do it matters. I now have the opportunity to take what I’ve learned and apply it to my everyday life.”

Alesha Frederick, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration graduate. Read more...

Cody & Tyler Jensen

Tyler and Cody JensenParamount 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 experience. We are receiving an excellent education, driven by small class sizes, dedicated professors, and a progressive curriculum. My life has changed as the result of my choice to come here.”

Cody Jensen and Tyler Jensen, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Studies
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Angelica Mascarenas

Angelica MascarenasI 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…

Julie Gonzales

Julie GonzalesShe 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 and skills in her current job.

Julie Gonzales,Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration graduate. Read more…

Becky Aurora Thompson

becky-aurora-thompson_cropStaying 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 area. And, she was able to continue to benefit from CMC’s small class sizes, which she found to be one of the highlights of the program.

Becky Aurora Thompson, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration graduate. Read more...

Rebecca McFarland Kanaly
Rebecca McFarland

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 sustainable business solutions. She recently got accepted to the MBA degree program at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. Read more…

Gethze Grajales
photo - Ghete Grajales

Goals Attained

“Physics classes were hard, but my teacher, Joe Reining, had such a passion for physics and gave me a lot of help. Being the first in my family to earn a bachelor’s degree is proof that goals can be attained no matter where we come from or what our status is.”

Gethze Grajales earned an AS in Physics at CMC and then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration.