Graduates of the Sustainability Studies 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.

Bailey Matthews
Bailey Matthews

An impact on my life

“The world is in need of change. This degree program has introduced many fantastic mentors into my life that have – and will continue to – make an impact on my life and the choices I make.”

Bailey Matthews, Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Studies graduate.
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Georgie Weber

I love the work that I’ve been doing

“My experience in the Sustainability Studies program has been empowering and eye-opening. I was able to get a degree in a field that I have always been passionate about, and I’ve already obtained a job in a field I love. I love the work I am doing using the tools the program has given me,” says Weber. “In my job with YVSC, I get to educate, connect, and bring awareness to my community.”

Georgie Weber, Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Studies 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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Gary Keeling

Everyone is given a voice

Gary Keeling
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 huge turning point for me – it helped me have a forum to express myself that I didn’t before. Everyone is given a voice.”

Gary Keeling, Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Studies graduate.
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Jake Black

After earning his associates degree

Jake 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 to graduate, but the extended time allows him to pursue his additional interests in writing and photography.

Jack Black, Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Studies graduate. Read more …

Erick Becerril

Passionate about sustainable building

Erick Becerril

“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. You’re able to just flourish and be who you want to be in that program.”

Erick Becerril, Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Studies graduate. Read more ...

Ben Saheb
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…