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Fulbright Scholar Luise Wollesen spent fall semester studying sustainability leadership at CMC Spring Valley taking the majority of her courses from Dr. Kevin Hillmer-Pegram, associate professor of sustainability studies. Photo Stephanie Stocking

Fulbright Scholar Studies Sustainability Leadership at CMC. "The best decision of my life,” said Luise Wollesen.

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"This is an amazing class [Welding for Fun]. I went from 20 years of being an in-home daycare provider to taking this class and now have my own workshop, welder, plasma cutter. Thanks to Gary he is awesome."  - Jennifer Isenhart

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Congratulations to our very own Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser (@cmcpresident) on being appointed @coparkswildlife Commission Chair. She has served on the commission since 2017 and was previously the Vice Chair representing outdoor recreation and utilization of parks. ⛰️ ...

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Are you ready to start a new business? The Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at CMC Steamboat Springs is accepting submissions for its ninth annual community business plan competition. The program promotes effective planning for new business startups. With a well-written plan, entrepreneurs have improved chances of finding funding, recruiting talented employees and addressing the needs of customers.

Nearly 100 entrepreneurs have participated in this competition since 2012. Cash prizes are awarded to the top two scoring plans. Winners are chosen based upon a written plan, a presentation and the financial viability of the business. This year, first place will receive $6,000 and second place will receive $4,000.

All types of businesses have participated and won in previous years including a day care facility, software development company, bamboo ski pole company and a marketing services business, among others. The deadline for plan submissions is Sept. 30, 2021. Learn more at

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"If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place."

– Nora Roberts

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Are you #CMCBound this fall? Let us know what campus you're headed to and your planned major in the comments ⬇️ We can't wait to see you here! ...

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Chris Castilian has joined Colorado Mountain College as a strategic advisor to better position the college as a premier educational partner in the outdoor industry.

Castilian has long been a staple in Colorado’s outdoor industry bringing 20 years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He recently announced his departure from @greatoutdoorscolorado (GOCO) after serving four years as executive director.

Prior to leading GOCO, Castilian was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the @coparkswildlife Commission, serving as chair in 2015-16. In previous roles, he was deputy chief of staff to Governor Bill Owens and served as executive director of Colorado Counties, Inc.

In addition to and complementary to his new role with CMC, Castilian will become the CEO of the @natlskipatrol on July 12.

“It is such a timely and exciting occasion to welcome Chris to the team at Colorado Mountain College,” said @cmcpresident & CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser. “His experience, breadth of relationships and creative thinking will push the college to work even more effectively with employers to better prepare our students to become the outdoor industry leaders of tomorrow.”

Castilian’s scope of work includes coordinating CMC’s various outdoor industry-related programs across multiple campuses and a large geographic region. He will work to better align CMC’s academic and training pathways to provide students with meaningful short-term (internships, apprenticeships, etc.) and long-term (career) placements.

“My charge is to amplify the amazing work the college is already doing in Colorado’s mountain communities,” explained Castilian. “CMC was an early leader in outdoor education and has decades of experience not only on the academic side of learning but how important it is to provide practical, affordable and relevant education and training. Frankly, it’s the breath of fresh air Colorado’s economy needs right now.”

Castilian is a fourth-generation Coloradan, and is an avid outdoor enthusiast. He has completed the #LeadvilleTrail100 mountain bike race eleven times and several other ultra-endurance mountain bike races, including the #BreckEpic.

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