Lamar Community College to Hold 75th Commencement Ceremony

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Lamar Community College to Hold 75th Commencement Ceremony

(Lamar, Colorado; April 18, 2014) Lamar Community College will host its seventy‐fifth annual Commencement on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the LCC Wellness Center. 270 degree or certificate‐seeking students are eligible to walk in this year’s commencement. This includes fall 2013 graduates as well as spring and summer 2014 candidates for graduation. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. No tickets will be required for admittance. Continue reading

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MCC Awards Student Employee of the Year

Image: Carlos Bradshaw with his companion dog Buddy, as well as MCC President Kerry Hart and faculty member Brad Parker.

Carlos and of course his companion, Buddy, have been noticed by others on campus. He is the face not only for the Auto Tech program, but MCC. Carlos has been a real asset and will be sadly missed,” comments MCC Instructor Brad Parker, on Carlos Bradshaw’s recognition as MCC’s Student Employee of the Year.

Fort Morgan, CO. 04/17/13. Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week. Work-study employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation.

This year Carlos Bradshaw of Fort Morgan was nominated and chosen as Morgan Community College’s (MCC) Student Employee of the Year. Continue reading

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ACC Music Department presents May concert series

LITTLETON, Colo. (April 16, 2014) – The Arapahoe Community College Music Department will host three concerts in May.

• ACC String Orchestra (directed by Rene Knetsch) – Wednesday, May 7
• ACC Jazz Ensemble (directed by Cecil Lewis) – Friday, May 9
• ACC Choir (directed by Ron Kientz) / ACC Vocal Ensemble (Mayumi Yotsumoto) – Monday, May 12 Continue reading

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Spring Poetry Reading and Workshop

Image: Uche OgbujiFort Morgan, CO. 04/16/14. The Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE) and the Creative Writing Club at Morgan Community College (MCC) present Uche Ogbuji for the spring semester’s Open Mic Poetry Night on Thursday, April 17 beginning at 7 p.m., and a writing workshop on Friday, April 18 at noon. Continue reading

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Fort Morgan Celebrates 130 Years of Music

Image: Pictured is Fort Morgan’s City Band, taken in the early 1900’s, Courtesy of Fort Morgan Museum.Fort Morgan, CO. 04/15/14. One month after Fort Morgan was platted in 1884, the city’s first brass band was formed. Soon after the turn of the century, the concept of a City Park was established, and by 1909 funds were raised to build a bandstand. It was clear music was then—as it is now—integral for this community. Continue reading

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Colorado Senator Mike Johnston to serve as keynote speaker at Arapahoe Community College Foundation’s Eighth Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Colorado Senator Mike Johnston (D-Denver)

Colorado Senator Mike Johnston (D-Denver)

LITTLETON, Colo. (April 15, 2014) – The Arapahoe Community College Foundation will host its Eighth Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Monday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall (Room M1900) at the Littleton Campus.

The ACC Foundation’s 2014 Promoting the Power of Education award recipient, Colorado Senator Mike Johnston (D-Denver), will serve as the keynote speaker. Continue reading

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Beware of the dragons lurking in the Library

Image: Two paper dragons on top of a bookshelf. The dragon is the creation of Martin Gardner, a famous mathematician. The displays were researched and chosen by MCC’s Integrated Math students.

Fort Morgan, CO. 04/15/14. Beware of the dragons lurking in the Library!

Morgan Community College (MCC) is participating in Math Awareness Month (MAM) through the month of April with an exhibit in the Learning Resource Center at the Fort Morgan campus. The display features magic squares and Möbius bands, as well as brain teasers and illusions. Continue reading

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Trinidad State Foundation event “Hats off to the Past, Present & Future” to feature keynote speaker Tim Simmons and honor legacies

This year’s theme for the Fun & Friendraiser, “Hats off to the Past, Present & Future,” honors those who positively impacted the college to such an extent that their legacies live on today and will continue to impact future generations at Trinidad State.

This year’s theme for the Fun & Friendraiser, “Hats off to the Past, Present & Future,” honors those who positively impacted the college to such an extent that their legacies live on today and will continue to impact future generations at Trinidad State.

The Trinidad State Educational Foundation announces the annual Fun & Friendraiser & Hall of Fame event for April 26 at 6 p.m. in the Scott Gym on the Trinidad State campus. The evening’s events include a reception and social hour at 6 p.m., silent auction and dinner at 7 p.m., with keynote speaker and Hall of Fame inductions to follow. Continue reading

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Arvada/Wheat Ridge Service Organizations Recognizes Teens for Overcoming Adversity

Students receive scholarships from Red Rocks Community College

 

LAKEWOOD, CO – More than seventy teenagers who have overcome various forms of adversity were recognized by the Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth (AWRSAY) at a ceremony last month at Arvada High School.  Scholarship awards to Red Rocks Community College were presented by local elected officials such as senators, representatives, mayors, council members, and school board members, plus principals from area middle and high schools.  In addition, Congressman Ed Perlmutter has arranged to have the names of the youth printed in the Congressional Record. The program was narrated by Ron Sloan, Director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

“Seeing the proud expressions on the faces of these young people as they were publically recognized for their achievements caused a swell in all of our throats,” said Duane Youse, one of the AWRSAY Founders. “The members feel a sense of accomplishment for giving these teens a life-long memory to build upon.”

AWRSAY is a coalition of service clubs, businesses, the cities of Arvada and Wheat Ridge, the Jefferson County School District, and Red Rocks Community College.  The mission of the program, which is in its 13th year, is to provide ongoing recognition, as well as educational and leadership opportunities for Arvada and Wheat Ridge teens who have overcome adversity.  AWRSAY aims to raise the self-esteem of middle and high school teens, develop opportunities through creative collaborations for these teens to build leadership skills, and to reward them through scholarships and other lifelong learning options.

About Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. RRCC serves over 14,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu.

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MCC Jazz Ensemble to play in Brighton

Image: Clarinet player Cynthia Christensen and trumpet player Ron Pflug perform during Art Advocacy day at the Capitol last April.

Clarinet player Cynthia Christensen and trumpet player Ron Pflug perform during Art Advocacy day at the Capitol last April.

Fort Morgan, CO. 04/11/14. The Morgan Community College Jazz Ensemble has been invited to perform as the featured artist in the City of Brighton’s “Fine Arts at Four” Concert Series. The performance is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the First Presbyterian Church, 510 S. 27th Ave., Brighton, CO. Continue reading

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