Student Life at Colorado Mountain College

Join the vibrant community on-campus and in our mountain towns

Life on campus is full. You’ll meet people from around the world and down the street. Clubs, events and mornings over coffee stimulate new ideas and energy. To get involved keep an eye on the calendar on your campus’s page. Or like the campus Facebook page. Living on campus brings its own rewards. Check out residence life.

Besides the on-campus community, you’ll find rich experiences off-campus. Our mountain communities are full of interesting people with energetic enterprises. Some have started companies to make outdoor gear, others create new media for national clients or work for sustainability in this region and beyond. Colorado Mountain College has many local partnerships that enhance your life and learning.

Connect in the classroom, residence hall room, student lounge or local coffee shop. It’s one more way that Colorado Mountain College helps you Climb Beyond!

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CMC Education students honored at Colorado state capitol

Colorado Mountain College students Diana Hernández, Kelli Ludwig, Ana Chavira and Tiffany Simonson were recently selected for the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s Future Educator Honor Roll and were acknowledged at a ceremony at the state capitol. In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week in May, the ceremony recognized outstanding students from Colorado’s educator preparation programs. At the ceremony CDHE Executive Director Dr. Kim Hunter Reed gave remarks, followed by Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne. “This ceremony recognizes the tremendous impact our future educators will have on their students and the state of Colorado broadly,” said Reed. “Educators are training the next generation of artists, engineers, scientists and health professionals that will power our economy and enliven our communities. They truly make all other professions possible. We want all teachers and administrators — and especially our young educators — to know Coloradans support and appreciate their invaluable work.” “Our four teacher candidates have implemented promising practices for all students,” said Dr. Leticia Burbano de Lara, Colorado Mountain College’s teacher education program associate professor. “Their strong lesson plans, instructional conversations, and ways of contextualizing the teaching and learning process create a classroom ecology in which students’ assets are embraced. Those are elements and conditions needed for engaging, relevant and meaningful learning.” Profiles of the candidates are available at the CDHE’s website at and below.  CMC student profiles on the Future Educator Honor Roll Student: Diana Hernández Institution: Colorado Mountain College – Vail Valley at Edwards Program: Bachelor’s in Elementary Education with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Endorsement About Diana: Diana is originally from San Diego, California. She came to Colorado hoping to improve her English language skills and decided to pursue her passion for teaching. She currently teaches English and Spanish math and literacy to moderate needs students from K-5 and is a […]

‘Truck camping’ to a college degree

Earning a college degree is tough, but doing so while enduring subzero winter temperatures at more than 10,000 feet of elevation in a pickup truck might be enough to discourage many people.

With help from Colorado Mountain College Leadville staff and programs, Thomas Schoonover stayed the course.

He received his associate degree in natural resource management on Friday, May 4.

CMC senior builds pet waste composter for CARE shelter

A local ban on plastic bags is the mission of Janell Togno and her Sustainability Studies project. She’s trying to move the Glenwood Springs City Council to adopt a ban as have Carbondale and Basalt.