1,000 words: Collaborative efforts
Lyra Colorado is a nonprofit that partners with groups that address educational opportunities and challenges. On June 20 in Denver, Lyra selected CMC Steamboat Springs and Colorado Northwestern Community College for the annual Lyra Lummie awards for outstanding collaboration specifically around a new nonprofit, Yampa Valley Partnership for Students, Stewardship, and Sustainability. This is a collaboration across the South Routt, Steamboat, Hayden and Moffat (Craig) school districts within Colorado Mountain College and Colorado Northwest Community College’s districts.
From left, Dr. John Lawrence, CMC dean of STEM; Mary Seawell, president and founder of Lyra Colorado; Jessie LaRose, dean of CNCC; Dr. JC Norling, CMC vice president and campus dean of the Steamboat Springs campus; Dr. Christy Sinner, Hayden School District superintendent; and Elizabeth Harbaugh, director of Climatarium, Lyra Colorado.