CMC Steamboat Springs Commencement 2020

Welcome to the CMC Steamboat Springs virtual commencement! And, to all our graduates, congratulations for your well-earned degree or certificate!

Please see the schedule below for the virtual commencement program. You can also scroll down to read the list of graduates and click on their individual profiles.

We also invite you to share your celebration on social media via #cmcgrad2020.

Virtual Commencement Schedule

Welcome (01:00)

Carrie Besnette Hauser, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer

State of Colorado Address (04:52)

Angie Paccione, Ph.D., Executive Director, Colorado Department of Higher Education

Campus Message (06:14)

Kathy Kiser-Miller, M.F.A., Vice President & Campus Dean of CMC Steamboat Springs

Introduction of Keynote Speaker (07:38)

Carrie Besnette Hauser, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer

Keynote Address (08:25)

Kate Greenberg, B.A., Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture

Student Address (19:55)

Sara Robertson-Elsbury

Presentation of Degrees (29:42)

Kathy Kiser-Miller, M.F.A., Vice President & Campus Dean of CMC Steamboat Springs

Conferring of Degrees (30:00)

Bob Kuusinen, District 5, Routt County Trustee

Reading of Names (30:19)

Tina Evans, Ph.D.

Tassel Turn (40:30)

CMC Steamboat Springs Leadership

Kathy Kiser-Miller, M.F.A.
Vice President & Campus Dean of CMC Steamboat Springs

Bob Beck
Facilities Manager III

JC Norling, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Carolyn Lawrence, M.A.E.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Randy Rudasics, M.B.A.
Manager, Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center

Kevin Williams, B.A., M.L.S.
Library Director

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes the academic achievement of college students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders. Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa has a presence on almost 1,300 community college campuses in 11 nations.

Jaclyn Wertz, President, Alpha Rho Kappa-Steamboat Springs Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa

Gabriella Rose Anderson
Dominique Delvecchio
Sean Patrick Derning
Austin Michael Drake
Lindsey Kaye Eckhoff
Michanae R.C. Edwards
Laura L. Egger

Sara Elsbury-Robertson
Sigurdur Siggy Hauksson
Eva M. Hermacinski
Seth Hughes
Margaret G. Hunter
Leroy Gabriel Lucero
Hannah Matranga

Zane Wolfgang Mess
Sarah Elizabeth Nace
Sean T. Scanlon
Jordan A. Walker
Jack Brendan Walsh
Connor Wartchow

2020 Graduates

Final certificates and degrees are dependent on review and certification by the CMC Registrar’s Office.

First Name Last Name Middle Name/Middle Initial Suffix Home Town Home State Your Social Media Links Campus Additional Degrees Status Gratitude CMC Memories Photo Link Degree Name Program Name CLETA-Nursing Details
Chase Althen Golden CO

Social Media Links

https://www.instagram.com/chasealthen_/
Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Thank you I love CMC it is the best starter school in Colorado. I appreciate all the wonderful help and journeys the staff and students took me on along the way! Your outstanding support helped me get into Leeds Business School! THANK YOU <3
Chase Althen Associate of Arts Business
Gabriella Anderson Rose Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Phi-Theta-Kappa Gabriella Anderson Associate of Science
Megan Marie Anderson Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Psychology
Jeffrey Arndt Joseph Grandview Heights, Columbus OH Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Thank you to my family for allowing me to be in the position I am today. Thank you to Haden DeRoberts for being a role model to me growing up. Thank you to all my homies that make this valley special. Thank you to Amy Phillips and Elishia Colson for the support in getting me to this milestone in my education.

Memory

Starting my time in Steamboat without a single companion and coming out of these past two years with lifelong friends.
Jeffrey Arndt Associate of Arts Communication
Kristinn Audunsson Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Silas Axtell Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Thank you Cynthia, and Dad.
Silas Axtell Associate of Arts
Brendan Bagdan Steamboat Springs Associate of Applied Science Restaurant & Culinary Management
Sean Bailey Ruidoso NM Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Thank you staff, family and friends for pushing me to finish.
Sean Bailey Associate of Applied Science Ski and Snowboard Business
Madison Bailey Raymond Carbondale CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

I am grateful for my mother L.A. I would not be where I am today without your love and support since day one. You have always been my favorite college counselor. Shout out to my father Brian, and sister Bella, I could not ask for a better family. I would also like to thank my girlfriend Melanie and her amazing family for the non-stop support during my last couple semesters. Finally, I would like to thank Nathan Stewart and Tina Evans whose knowledge and guidance have led me to where I am today.
Madison  Bailey Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Logan Ballesteros Steamboat Springs Business Administration Business Administration
Paul Bausemer Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Outdoor Education
Colin Becker Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Shout out to Tim Opyt for being the best teacher I've ever had. We miss you. Thanks to Greg, Fab, Kat, and Chandler for being there, always.
Associate of Arts Business
Charles Becvarik Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Marisa Beggs Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Marisa Beggs Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Jeffrey Bishop J Madison WI Steamboat Springs Jeffrey Bishop Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Garett Black Boise ID Steamboat Springs Phi-Theta-Kappa

Gratitude

I want to thank my parents Mary and Dane Black for being so supportive and loving through this journey. I want to thank CMC's athletic director and head ski coach Scott Tanner for an unforgettable ride as a division one ski racer. Finally, I want to thank all the staff members and professors that have helped me along the way on my college journey.
Garett Black Associate of Arts Business
Jordan Bown Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Alexander Boyle Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Outdoor Education
Jerome Brazeal Steamboat Springs Associate of Science
Seth Bretta Gypsum CO Steamboat Springs Seth Bretta Associate of Arts Environmental Studies
Kate Brocato M Billings MT

Social Media Links

https://www.facebook.com/kate.brocato.7
https://www.instagram.com/huckleberry_honey/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-brocato-2901b61a1/
Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
Associate of Environmental Studies
Kate Brocato Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Garrett Brott Justin Golden CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

I would like to first and foremost, thank Amy Phillips. Amy was so amazing to me throughout my years at C.M.C. and the TRIO program was very helpful in me figuring out what I wanted to move on to after C.M.C. Thank you so much, Amy! I would also like to thank my dad, Ernie, and my mom, Toni. Without them and their support, this wouldn't have been possible. To all of my professors, especially Tim Opyt whom is no longer at C.M.C., thank you for all you taught me and for all the memories. Last but not least, I would like to thank Sammie Lolk. She was my rock throughout my time at C.M.C. and I will never forget those years with you. A huge thank you to all mentioned and to all I did not mention.
Garrett Brott Associate of Arts
DaKota Bruner B Yampa CO

Social Media Links

https://www.facebook.com/dakota.bruner.3
https://www.instagram.com/bruner.dakota/
Steamboat Springs DaKota Bruner Occupational Proficiency Certificate Hospitality Operations
Madeline Brusky-Murphy R Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts
Samuel Burden Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Applied Science Leadership & Management
Nicholas Candea Song Niwot CO Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate in Accounting - Bookkeeper

Gratitude

Forever grateful. Magic place, special people.

Memory

I found an arrowhead on Southwest field exploration, and slept in a pile of snow on snow orientation.
Nicholas Candea Associate of Arts Outdoor Education
Brooke Cape Mullin Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Sincerest thanks to all of my professors that have been so helpful and wonderful! You have all made this experience richer and more enjoyable.
Brooke Cape Mullin Bachelor of Science Nursing Nursing
Scott Cavanaugh W Oconomowoc WI Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Elisha Colson
Scott  Cavanaugh  Associate of General Studies
Kali Christison Walden CO Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Oriah Clarke Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts
Carter Coleman Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Shoutout to Josh Miller for being a great tutor and helping me with my statistics homework. I probably wouldn't be graduating if it weren't for you. Thank you, Tray Shelton, for helping me out with work-study and being a friendly face around campus and around town. Big thanks to Kent Clement, I am happy to have had you as a professor and I couldn't imagine this program without you, I thoroughly enjoyed all of your classes, stories, and jokes. Thank you, Liz Miller, for always being so welcoming and for the wonderful pizza parties, you are the coolest librarian I know. Thanks, Mom for your all of your love and support. I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for you. Thank you, Maddie Kellar, for being there for me every step of the way, and helping me strive to always do better. I wouldn't want to struggle through college with anyone else. I love you so much! Thanks to all the other teachers, course instructors, and faculty that made my time at CMC such a beautiful experience, it's been awsome.
Carter Coleman Associate of Science Psychology
William Harris Coon Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Business
Emily Cowan Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts
Madeleine Craigen M Steamboat Springs CO

Social Media Links

https://www.instagram.com/maddie.craigen/
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005110007934
Steamboat Springs CEPA

Gratitude

I would like to thank my amazing EMT instructor Jeremy Hockley for always being making class so much fun and teaching me so much about how to be a great EMT! I would also like to thank Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue for supporting me and making me feel like part of the family while I was doing clinicals with them. Finally, I would like to thank my mom, dad, brother, and sister for always supporting me and pushing me to work hard!

Memory

Some of my favorite CMC memories include going out to Columbine Cabins for a week for the WEMT class and getting to work with lots of other EMT's in real life Search and Rescue settings. Also, getting to go through IV class and letting all of my classmates do their first IV's on me...even though I absolutely hate needles and almost passed out each time haha. Finally, getting to spend numerous nights, with lots of coffee, in the classroom with all of my fellow EMT classmates will forever be my favorite memories of CMC.
Madeleine Craigen Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Lewis Deane Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Marketing Emphasis
Dominique Delvecchio Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
Associate of Arts in Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Benjamin Demarco Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Outdoor Education
Sean Derning Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Outdoor Education
Jade Dillender Steamboat Springs Associate of Applied Science Restaurant and Culinary Management
Devin Doughty Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts
Austin Drake Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Phi-Theta-Kappa

Gratitude

I would like to thank CMC faculty and staff for being incredibly supportive and wanting only the best for me in my academic career and beyond. In particular I would like to thank Becky Edmiston, Lindsey Royce, Chris Harnden, April Gilliland, and Amy Phillips for providing guidance and support!
Austin Drake Associate of Science Psychology
Steven Dubay King Steamboat CO Steamboat Springs Steven Dubay Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Patrick Duffy Hardin Steamboat Springs CO

Social Media Links

https://www.instagram.com/pduffy904/
Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Tom and Laura Duffy, I could not of done it without you. You raised quite the outstanding individual if I do say so myself. I can not imagine better parents. Love you Mom and Dad. Honorable mention goes to the rest of the family. Tommy, Kelly, Brendan, Connor, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, Elvis, and Irish. Love you guys. Deepest of thanks, Patrick

Memory

Thank you CMC for allowing me to live and study in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Patrick Duffy Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Lindsey Eckhoff Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts
Michanae Edwards R. C Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Phi-Theta-Kappa

Gratitude

I'm really happy I chose CMC to pursue my degree. I want to thank, first of all, my beautiful mom who encouraged me every day, especially on days I felt like giving up and going home. I want to thank Brian Hoza, although he isn't at CMC anymore, he always ensured I was okay and that everything was good with my student visa. I want to thank Terry Hunter, an awesome professor, who truly cares about his students and helped me to get my first job in hospitality. He's given me amazing advice, which has pushed me to start my own business. I want to thank all the other awesome professors and the ladies at the front office. They've all helped me to get where I am today.

Memory

I loved my time on Student Government. The awesome trips with student activities, like going to Elitch in Denver and the Ice Castles in Dillon. Can't forget how almost every professor had struggled to pronounce my name. I always know at the first of each class at the beginning of the semester that they've reached my name because I can see the confusion on their faces haha.
Michanae Edwards Associate of Applied Science Resort Management
Laura Egger Steamboat Springs CO

Social Media Links

https://www.instagram.com/coloradolaura608/
https://www.facebook.com/laura.egger
Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
Associate of Arts in Environmental Studies, Occupational Proficiency Certificate in Action Sports
Phi-Theta-Kappa

Gratitude

Thanks to my family for their support, and the support of all of my coworkers and faculty at CMC for helping to make this happen! Ed Bouchard, thanks for working your magic. You're never too old to go to school!

Memory

Southwest Field ANT 280 with John Saunders and Patrick Staib. I didn't think there was a way to learn so much about history, ecology, biology, anthropology, and sociology in just 5 days. I learned so much about myself too.
Laura Egger Associate of Arts Outdoor Education
Sara Elsbury-Robertson Cedar Rapids IA

Social Media Links

https://www.instagram.com/sara_robertson_
Steamboat Springs Phi-Theta-Kappa

Gratitude

I would like to first thank my family for being there for me and always being proud of my accomplishments. Thank you to my friends for being there for me and being a shoulder to cry on during the hard times. I would like to thank my professors for believing in me and giving me the tools for success: Chris Harnden, Leslie Gumbrecht, Susan Kipfer, Jacki Brazill and all my professors I’ve had while at CMC. Many of my professors would go above and beyond in helping me achieve my goals, it doesn't go without great appreciation! I want to take a moment to directly thank Chris Harnden. I had Chris for two classes during my first semester and he opened many doors of possibilities for me. He chose me to be his work-study, which led me to take on responsibilities that made my passion grow extraordinarily. Chris saw the potential in me that I hadn’t seen in myself. He truly changed my life and I will always be grateful to him. I would like to especially thank Jacki Brazill for supporting me and having faith in me while I worked as the Enrollment Services Specialist. Without Jacki’s full support I wouldn’t have gained the knowledge and skills that it takes to work closely with students in helping them become part of the CMC family, all while I was attending school full time. Thank you, CMC Steamboat, for helping me make my dreams come true!

Memory

I have so many great memories at CMC Steamboat. Some of my best memories come from working in Student Affairs. I’m going to miss talking about all the Bravo shows with Jacki Brazill, and now Chris Harnden too, Nadine Bouchard’s smiling face, Ed Bouchard, and all people working in our department. There were so many belly laughs and everyone made it entertaining to come to work every day! Being able to take control and be creative in spreading knowledge while working on the Mental Health Art Installments was truly rewarding. It was such an honor to be able to take on this responsibility. Some of my favorite times during classes were definitely in my psychology classes. The material was interesting, and the classes became like a mini family. I will miss our beautiful campus. Walking from class to class, or sitting out on the balcony during lunch taking in all the beauty around me, is sometimes what I’m truly grateful for throughout my CMC experience. I had so much fun participating in Brain Bowl, being able to MC it last year was great! Casino Night was such a blast last year and I enjoyed being able to work behind the scenes making it happen. Becoming the TA for General Psychology 101 was one of the best experiences at CMC. It was awesome being able to push myself in the TA role. I’m going to miss CMC Steamboat, which has turned into a second home for me!
Sara Elsbury-Robertson Associate of Science Psychology
Cruz Erickson Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts
Hunter Fabian G Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Hunter Fabian Associate of Applied Science Resort Management
Nick Thomas Fettkether Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Applied Science in Leadership & Management Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Clayton Fosse R Austin TX Steamboat Springs Associate of Applied Science Resort Management
Penelope Freedman Eve Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

thanks for a great year!
Penelope Freedman Occupational Proficiency Certificate A+ Computer Technician
Carolina Garcia Armendariz Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Carolina  Garcia Armendariz Associate of Arts Studio Art
Joshua Gaughan P Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Jacob Ginesta Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Hayden Griffith Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Lucas Gumbiner S Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Lucas  Gumbiner Associate of Arts History
Killian Halpin Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Chad Halsted Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Applied Science Leadership & Management
Sigurdur Hauksson Vettre, Askershus, NORWAY Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Jenna Hendrickson Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Marshall Henry Steamboat Springs Associate of General Studies Engineering
Eva Hermacinski M Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Phi-Theta-Kappa

Gratitude

I want to thank Myra Benson and Ed Bouchard for helping me through the concurrent enrollment process and help me get my degree. I also want to thank my mom for giving me the opportunity to go to CMC and helping me through the process. I would also like to thank all the professors I had during my time at CMC because they truly exceptional teachers and mentors. Also, thank you to all my other friends and family that helped me through this whole process.
Eva Hermacinski Associate of Science
Bradley Hilton Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Environmental Studies
Travis Hoffarth W Littleton CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Thank you to my parents for supporting and believing in me, without them I would not be who I am today. I would also like to thank all my friends and family in Steamboat for the amazing years and memories. As well as my family at Powder Tools Boardshop for everything they have done for me! I will look back and truly value the time I spent going to Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs.
Travis Hoffarth Bachelor of Applied Science Leadership & Management
Devin Hope Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Natalie Houston Nichole Walden CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Mom and Dad, thank you for the support and encouragement you provided over the years! Thank you, professors and fellow classmates for challenging me to think outside the box.
Natalie  Houston  Associate of Applied Science Paralegal
Brooklyn Hughes Steamboat Springs CO

Social Media Links

https://www.instagram.com/brooklyn_hughes15/
https://www.facebook.com/Bhughes15
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brooklyn-hughes-3a1a7111b
Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

I am forever thankful for each person who prayed for me during this journey. I encountered so many great people along the way and I am deeply grateful. Thank you, mom, for your love, and dad for your encouragement. Becky, for your support and Henry, for your kind words. My grandparents, who reassure me that I can do anything once I put my mind to it. Robert Sosebee, my companion in life, you help me to realize my potential and push me to do my best. Thank you, Jessica Mealer Payne, for reminding me of the importance of higher education. Tiffany, who motivates me and Aunt Donna, who has the best advice. To my brother, Brady, for inspiring me to be a steward of the Earth. Shannon Amorese, Ryan Henkel, and Lance Luke for reminding me to hit things perpendicular with power and to keep my head on a swivel. Chloe and Ashley for always having my back. Thank you Kate and Karly for all the carpooling to school and beekeeping memories. Kalynn and Laura, for lending academic support along the way. Thank you, classmates, who contribute to the conversation. Lastly, thank you to all faculty and staff at Colorado Mountain College. You made my time here unforgettable. I will carry all of you with me in my efforts toward a more sustainable future.
Brooklyn Hughes Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Seth Hughes Steamboat Springs Associate of Applied Science Restaurant & Culinary Management
Maggie Hunter G Steamboat Springs CO

Social Media Links

https://www.instagram.com/mg_hunter_co
Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
G.E.D.
Phi-Theta-Kappa

Gratitude

I would like to first thank both Dr. Chris Harnden and Mrs. Leslie Gumbrecht for helping and supporting me my first year here at CMC as a student in 2017 Thank you Chris for believing in me and guiding me as I grew and developed into the woman I am becoming by teaching me how to make my anxiety work for me allowing me to accomplish my goals. Thank you Leslie for helping me find a foundation of trust and confidence in myself To both Dr. Lindsey Royce and Ms. Joyce Treulieb, Thank you for always enforcing my creative side as well as always being friends. To my family and beautiful Mother, thank you for always cheering me on through the years. Thank you to all the CMC Staff and Faculty who have been like family to me, especially Mr. Bill Norris for always supplying laughter. Last Thank you to Professor Terry Hunter or who I know better as Dad for not only being my role model but my rock. You taught me that hard work pays off and too keep my head down and push through when the times get rough. You have always kept me safe, never letting me doubt myself, always encouraging me to be proud of my accomplishments even if no else has noticed. Thank you for supporting my life here at CMC Dad.

Memory

Over my 20 years of being a part of CMC I can confidently say I do not have a single favorite memory. I remember attending my first commencement at 8 years old with my father who always had smarties in his desk drawer. I grew up skipping between Bristol and Monson Hall, I watched Wellet get torn down and the Academic Center be built on top of it’s foundation. I've had a million drinks from the cafe, Trick-or-Treated enhanced castle as a little girl and now with my 4 year old niece. I remember the giant icicles that hung off the old buildings, how John Saunders' office always smelt like wet suits and Jenny LeRoux’s like tea. The countless summers spent reading in my dad's office, from the days of Doctor Seuss to The Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology. The memories of my first day working in the book store, my first time cooking with Latin X, my first night volunteering for Screamboat all hold a spot in my CMC journey. Now I receive my first degree form from the place that has always been my home, thank you CMC.
Maggie Hunter Associate of Science Psychology
Nicholas Hussey Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Applied Science Leadership & Management
Christopher Hylen James Highlands Ranch CO Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Dylan Ingram Alan Evergreen CO Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
ski and snowboard Guide

Gratitude

Just wanna say thanks to Tim Widmer and Mike Martin. This has been an awesome degree and will recommend it to anyone. Tim and Mike are awesome and some of the best professors.

Memory

The Japan Trip was too epic!
Dylan  Ingram  Bachelor of Science Business Administration - Ski & Snowboard Business
Gabriel Irlandini Steamboat Springs Associate of Applied Science Ski and Snowboard Business
Hanna Isaacson Castle Rock CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

I want to thank all the CMC administration and staff that has guided me to get me where I proudly stand today. Each one of them shares a deep passion and knowledge for teaching and that excitement is truly contagious. I would like to give a special thanks to Martyn Kingston for his deep interest and dedication in the field of business. He has delivered such great value and expertise to each class I have attended of his, whether that be strategy execution, marketing techniques or even just sharing real-life experiences with his students to give an authentic perspective. I am more than confident to say that I have grown into a knowledgeable businesswoman and I am ecstatic to apply my skills in the real world! And finally, a special thanks to all my classmates, for being the friendliest, smartest, most creative, and overall fundamentally good people I have ever had the pleasure of learning with and from. This college journey may be over for me at CMC but the valuable experiences and wonderful relationships I have mended will stick with me forever!
Hanna Isaacson Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Harrison Jackson Steamboat Springs Associate of General Studies
Corey Johnson Steamboat Springs Associate of Science
Benjamin Johnson Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Kyle Jordan Steamboat Springs Associate of Applied Science Ski and Snowboard Business
Leah Kalil Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Environmental Studies
Juan Katz Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Matthew Klimaszewski Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Finance Emphasis
Matthew Knutson Ray Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs CEPA

Gratitude

I would like to thank my EMT instructor, Jeremy Hockley for being the most amazing teacher and teaching me how to be a great EMT. I would also like to thank my parents for their continued support throughout the years.

Memory

Some of the best memories that I had were spending 12 hours a week with my classmates that shared my same passion. I also had an amazing time at the columbine cabins during the wilderness EMT training.
Matthew Knutson Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Ariana Kocik Elizabeth Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Looking back at my college career, my heart is so incredibly full of gratitude, happiness, and contentment. I have a tendency to make things complicated so in the spirit of simplicity, this is a shout out to every person who has given me the encouragement, love, and support I needed when I did not have that for myself. I did it, I made it, and because of my high school counselor, my professors at Colorado State, and here at CMC I am so thankful that you believed in me and pushed me to my fullest potential. Thank you! To Mom and Dad, I love you guys so much for putting up with me because I know it hasn't been easy. I'm so grateful to you for everything you do. To Molly, Haley, and Kady for helping me with that last paper, I couldn't have done it without your perspectives. And to Tyler, I love you for loving me and I'm so incredibly thankful for your kindness and endless patience with me. Thank you to everyone, your support has meant so much to me!! I DID IT!!
Ariana Kocik Associate of Arts
Ethan Kress Steamboat Springs Associate of Science
Geneva Kunshier L Hayden CO Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
Associate of Arts

Gratitude

I would like to thank all my friends and family who supported me all along the way!
Geneva Kunshier  Associate of Arts Business
Kirra Kusy L Steamboat Springs CO

Social Media Links

https://www.instagram.com/kirrakusy
Steamboat Springs CEPA

Gratitude

Thank you to all of my amazing teachers that led me on this journey to graduation. I have learned so much from such an amazing school, I am beyond grateful.
Kirra Kusy Associate of Arts
Deet Lamade Marshfield MA Steamboat Springs Veteran

Gratitude

Appreciate Mike, Tim and Kyle and the work they do keeping the Ski Business program fresh.
Deet Lamade Associate of Applied Science Accounting - Bookkeeper
Eva Lambek Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate Paralegal
Jordan Leets M Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
ski and Snowboard Business

Gratitude

I would like to thank all the faculty and staff that has helped me realize my dreams and goals throughout my time here at CMC. Especially Mike and Tim, a huge shoutout to those two guys, they are the best. thanks for everything CMC and I personally wish everyone the best of luck, adios muchachos!
Jordan Leets Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Jacob Lewis Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts
Ben Lingle Steamboat Springs Associate of Applied Science Information Technology
Samantha Lolk Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Social Work
Fabiola Lopez-Esparza Rifle CO Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
Associate of Arts: Business

Gratitude

Thank you Amy Phillips for being amazing and helpful. I love you so very much. I will miss you!
Associate of Arts
Dannelle Louden-Cates R Moline IL

Social Media Links

https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoMtnCollege
Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Thank you to South Routt Medical center for allowing me to gain the experience and skills needed for my Phlebotomy Certification. I appreciate your support and encouragement throughout this process. You all are amazing!! Thank you to my 3 daughters and my parents for always your constant faith, love, and inspiration as I've been going back to school and preparing for nursing school. Love you with all my heart! I had had an amazing instructor for the phlebotomy program. Amy Connerton was always extremely helpful, positive, and kept me on track, thank you, Amy! I couldn't have asked for a better first year back to school at CMC with such an extraordinary staff getting us all through these difficult times with shifting to online learning and uncompromised support! Thank you CMC staff and especially the CMC Foundation's No Barriers Fund for your dedication to our continued success.
Dannelle Louden-Cates Occupational Proficiency Certificate Phlebotomy
John Loudenburg Roland Spencer SD Steamboat Springs John Loudenburg Associate of Applied Science Accounting - Bookkeeper
Leroy Lucero Gabriel Oak Creek CO

Social Media Links

https://www.facebook.com/leroy.lucero.56
https://www.instagram.com/luceroleroy/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leroy-lucero-8908bb161/
Steamboat Springs Phi-Theta-Kappa

Gratitude

I wold like to thank my advisors, Jess Guarnero and Amy Phillips, for the guidance and support through my higher education journey. I would not have been able to do this without them. I would also like to thank my wife, Kaitlyn, and my daughter, Calla, for putting up with the stress with me for 5 long years! It's gonna pay off!

Memory

My favorite C.M.C memories were my cooking classes. I especially loved making a lot of extra treats and handing them out to students and staff. Another C.M.C memory that will always stick with me is competing in a televised cooking competition along side my best friend and winning!
Leroy  Lucero  Bachelor of Applied Science Leadership & Management
Alexandra Lujano Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Daniela Lujano Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Clara Lundeen Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Special thanks to my father, Mark, for his unwavering support and commitment to my education. His encouragement inspired me to put forth my best effort in completing my Bachelor's degree. Also, I would like to recognize my mother, Lizzy, for always nurturing my goals and believing in my capability to succeed at whatever I choose to pursue. I couldn't have done it without the love and support from them both.
Clara Lundeen Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Abrielle MacKenzie Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts in Environmental Studies Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies - Business
Mauricio Maese El Paso TX Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
Associates outdoor education, associates resort management

Gratitude

Thanks to my mom and dad. So much support, so much love.

Memory

Ten years of college never felt so good! Every memory at this institution is one worth appreciating!
Mauricio Maese Bachelor of Science Business Administration - Resort Management
Daniel Maher Hillsborough NJ

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Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

I am very grateful for all the friends and family that helped me accomplish this goal. I couldn't have done it without them.
Daniel Maher Associate of Applied Science Ski and Snowboard Business
Kyle Mann Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate Sustainable Cuisine Operations I & II
Alexandra Martin Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Environmental Studies
Josef Masear T Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
BSBA-ACC
Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Hannah Matranga

Social Media Links

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Steamboat Springs Phi-Theta-Kappa Associate of Arts Outdoor Education
Kennedy Mattson Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
Associate of Arts
Associate of Arts History
Brett McIntyre Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Business
Carlee McLaughlin Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts
Christopher Melendez Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Zane Mess Wolfgang Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Phi-Theta-Kappa

Gratitude

I would like to thank my mom for being incredibly supportive and providing a place for me to stay. My dad for working at CMC and providing me credits as well as advice on future plans in college. My girlfriend, Jaclyn, for being equally as supportive and providing help when studying and homework felt too stressful. Leah Prestwood and Ed Bouchard for helping with FAFSA and providing insight among my path at CMC. Many of my teachers, especially Perry, for being talented in their way of teaching.
Zane Mess Associate of Applied Science Accounting - Bookkeeper
Aaron Miklya L South St. Paul MN Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

my family, friends, and Powdertools family
Aaron  Miklya Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Joy Montgomery Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts in Outdoor Education Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Jessica Mossman Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Gabrielle Myers Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts
Riley Myers Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Ski and Snowboard Business Emphasis
Sarah Nace Elizabeth Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs CEPA

Gratitude

I would like to thank the financial aid and admissions offices of steamboat for opening doors to education I no longer thought possible. And Chris Richardson, who above everyone else encouraged me and was a role model for pursuing my degree and falling in love with this campus.

Memory

Free hot tub nights 🙂
Sarah Nace Occupational Proficiency Certificate Bakery Arts
Ty Namanny Sioux Falls SD Steamboat Springs Associate of Applied Science Resort Management
Talon Oleszczuk Broomfield CO Steamboat Springs Associate of General Studies
Elise Osterholt Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Adam Parke Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Cassandra Parker Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Ginger Patten Olivia West Chester PA Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Thank you to Jess Guarnero and Terry Hunter for constant support and great instruction.
Ginger Patten Associate of Applied Science Restaurant and Culinary Management
Adam Peterson C Steamboat Springs Adam Peterson Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Amanda Pierson Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Science Nursing Nursing
Madeline Ponce Eagle CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

I want to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to go to school and to be able to continue. Also my teachers and tutors who although our time was short, they helped me in developing academically. Lastly I'd like to thank my advisor Amy Philips for helping me navigate through this confusing first year.

Memory

There were too many favorite memories to choose from but I am so glad that I met the people that I did. I wish I had more time to spend in Steamboat.
Madeline Ponce Associate of Science
Garrett Pranke Michael Nashotah WI Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
Marketing Emphasis

Gratitude

I'd like to thank my father, Mike, for all the financial support and opportunity. I'd like to thank my teachers for doing a wonderful job teaching me the last 4 years. I'd also like to thank all those who have given me emotional support mainly my friends, girlfriend, and other personal relationships. And last I'd like to thank myself for finally pushing myself through this effort.

Memory

All my classes with Kingston were amazing. I enjoyed Professor Ninger's classes. Tom Chana was a great professor with a great sense of humor. Larry Mccoy's class was very eye opening and changed my outlook. Mr. Mac's marketing class taught me a ton of useful tools. Jessica Spear's classes were wonderful as well. This was a wonderful program!
Garrett Pranke Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Collin Price S Denver CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Big thanks to Terri Hunter and Barbara Robinson who I have learned so much from. This has been an amazing experience!
Collin Price Associate of Applied Science Resort Management
Karly Pumo Kay Castle Rock CO Steamboat Springs Karly Pumo Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Michael Raleigh Borge-Lewis Stillwater MN

Social Media Links

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Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

I would like to thank my parents and siblings for their unconditional love and support through this incredible journey. Being this far from home hasn't been easy, but you've had my back the whole way through and I sure hope I made you proud. Secondly, thank you all of my professors, especially Martyn Kingston, for making my college experience memorable and most importantly valuable. I am confident in my ability to succeed after leaving this college because of you. Thirdly, thank you to everyone I've been lucky enough to call my friends. You were with me every step of the way, and together we've grown to become the people we are today. I will be forever grateful for each of you. Lastly, thank you Steamboat Springs and Mt. Werner for five beautiful years full of excitement, laughter, and experiences. I'll never forget the sense of community and connection to nature I've gotten from this place. Coming to CMC in Steamboat Springs has been entirely worth it, and is still the best decision I have ever made.
Michael Raleigh Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Austin Ramsey Steamboat Springs Associate of Applied Science Restaurant and Culinary Management
Albert Rayle Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Alisha Repollo Nicole Steamboat Springs
Additional Degree(s)
Marketing

Gratitude

I want to thank my husband and the great faculty and staff at Colorado Mountain College
Alisha Repollo Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Scott Robinson Steamboat Springs Associate of Applied Science Ski and Snowboard Business
Jordan Rod Alexis Charlottesville CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

I want to thank my Mom and Dad for always pushing me. I always want to thank my boss for putting up with me through this whole thing.
Jordan Rod  Associate of Applied Science Ski and Snowboard Business
Douglas Rozman Birmingham MI Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Lynda Tieck made my move from Michigan to Steamboat Springs efficient and manageable. Her compassion and prompt responses to my academic journey influenced my educational success. The professors and administration associated at CMC’s Steamboat Springs campus are hardworking and dedicated to the prosperity of the student body. Your generosity and prowess has impacted my life on an individual level, and I wish you all and my fellow graduates the best in any future endeavors.
Douglas Rozman Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Elizabeth Ruppert Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Applied Science Leadership & Management
Amy Rutledge Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Hunter Saba D Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Business
Jessica Salcido R Conyers GA

Social Media Links

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Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

I want to thank my instructor as well as the town of Walden for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful learning experience and I look forward to working with them in the future.
Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Sean Scanlon Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Business
Cooper Scherer Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts in Outdoor Education Associate of Arts Business
Curtis Scott Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Ashley Sheneman Kaye Windsor CO

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Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Colorado Mountain College will always be an important place for me. I met the most supportive network of people that I have ever had in my life. I would like to thank and apologize to my former roommates Darby Howard, Autumn McCluskawhatist, and Carissa Powell for dealing with my caffeine addiction and other strange habits. I would also like to thank my other very supportive friends who were always there to rant at over a meal or go on adventures with. The professors at CMC are not like the professors you will find anywhere else. They care about their students and get to know them. I would like to thank Paul for making me stand out in the cold at 9pm (just kidding you're cool Paul). I would like to thank Susan and Elisha for their savvy advice and kind hearts. Chris deserves a thank for all the times he scared us for a good teachable moment and the librarians deserve a shout out due to the times that I would need their help or accidentally keep them a few minutes past their shift because of VR. Librarians are awesome! Oh and thank you to the people at the front desk for helping me get to places. I have learned so much not just about academics but about how to be a person from the staff at CMC.

Memory

There was a time when Autumn and I were in our room and for some reason we could not stop laughing. I remember telling her that the RAs were going to end up knocking on our door. That's exactly what happened. A few minutes later the RAs knocked on our door and they were laughing and we were still laughing. We had actually gotten a knock on our door for laughing too loud.
Ashley Sheneman Associate of Applied Science Accounting - Bookkeeper
Antonia Sjoberg Walden CO Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Noah Skelly Matthew Romeo MI Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

I first would like to thank my mother and father Matt and Julie Skelly! I would not be able to have reached this moment in my life without the love and support they have given me. I am more than grateful to have them as not only mentors but role models in my life. I would also like to give special thanks to the following professors: Martyn Kingston, Joyce Treulieb, Steven Stewart, and Patrick Staib. It was a true pleasure being in their courses throughout all 4 years of my time at CMC. I would like to give thanks to Carrie Reuben and the EvereighBody team. It was a blessing to have the opportunity to work for such an amazing company during my senior year. I will miss CMC and all its amazing faculty I truly feel my time here was worthwhile. Steamboat and its people will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you!
Noah  Skelly Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Erin Sleppy Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts
Richard Smiley Samuel Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Richard Smiley Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Robert Sosebee Christopher Steamboat Springs CO

Social Media Links

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Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Thank you, Mom and Dad, for ALL the years of support and love--we finally DID IT after all these years! Thank you, Grandma and Grandpa, for always believing in me and inspiring me to follow my dreams. Thank you, Joshua, for urging me to finish what I started. Thank you, Brooklyn, for being an example, my companion in life, and helping me find college again. Thank you, Scott, for being a friend and a mentor, and for all your great advice about life, its always helped me. Thank you, Max Doss, for always helping me with anything, and being that friend on the other end of the phone. Thank you, Cindy, for your kind words and reassurance. Thank you, Lori C., for always being the teacher to believe in me. Gail Mirostaw, thank you for sharing your lunch with me and giving me that push to finish school. Finally, thank you, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for your community's generosity and kindness; without it, none of this would have been possible.
Robert Sosebee Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Emily Stein Steamboat Springs Associate of Applied Science Entrepreneurship
Dylan Strahm Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate SnowSports Industries America
Traegan Strope Fort Collins CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Thank you to all of my professors for helping me get through my college career. Thank you to my family and friends for all of the love and support. Cheers!
Traegan Strope Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Riley Toye Noel Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

Thank you to all my professors and advisors, you rock! Mom and Dad, thank you for your support and making my education possible, love you guys!

Memory

Everyone go take Ethnic Literature! BEST CLASS EVER!
Riley Toye Associate of Arts
Trent Walker H Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

I am very grateful for my wife and all that she did to help me get to where I am.
Trent Walker Associate of Applied Science Accounting - Bookkeeper
Jordan Walker Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts
Tannor Wallace Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Applied Science Leadership & Management
Jack Walsh Brendan Steamboat Springs CO Steamboat Springs Phi-Theta-Kappa

Gratitude

I'd love to thank my Mother and Father, who have shown a massive amount of dedication and patience to help me get where I am now. I'd also like to thank my music teacher, Christel Houston, for motivating me and pushing me. My brother has also pushed me via the competitive spirit, and his wonderful company has kept me motivated and exited for my whole life. My beloved friends, the Stone family, have helped me through countless hard times, and I'd like to thank my dog for all the things he doesn't do every day. Paul McCudden has been an influence and a mentor to me since my very first day at CMC (I just finished my 6th course of his), and I have countless other teachers who have inspired me to excel and made me exited to learn, like Susan Kipfer, Tim Opyt, Becky Potter, Shawn Sigstedt, Steven Craig, Pete Surgent and many others! I wish there was room in the 250 characters I was given to list all of the amazing instructors I've had here, but I hope all of them give themselves a pat on the back for the wonderful job they do. All of you, please remember these words next semester when you are grading my final exams.

Memory

30 minutes after the end of my biology class last semester, I would often still be seated at a microscope, curiously peering at slides containing various assortments of microorganisms collected from "Jurassic Park". Jurassic Park has served as the home of every microorganism studied at CMC for over a decade. Next to me would be Shawn, excitedly describing to me what lay on the other side of the eyepieces. Shawn's hospitality and eagerness to teach carried on to me, and we both happily gawked at the complex ecosystem Shawn had made over the years. This is only one fond example of the incredible experiences I've had with teachers here. On the door to my room proudly stands a poster titled "Headquarters of the National Sarcasm Society: Like we need your support". This poster was generously gifted to me by Paul McCudden, apropos to my personality. It's been moments like this that have really made me bond to this college and the faculty here, and they have made my education here some of my favorite years of my life. I've enjoyed how fun my math classes have been with Ali, Susan, Steve, Krista, and Pete, I've loved my science classes with Jessie, Dean, Shawn, Paul, Paul again, Paul, Paul, Paul, and Paul, and I've loved all my other classes with Jess, Becky, Tim, Bob, and Keri (and Paul).
Jack Walsh Associate of Science
Connor Wartchow Steamboat Springs Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Marjory Washburn Steamboat Springs Associate of Arts Business
Graham Weaver Centennial CO

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Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

A whopping thank you to my parents for supporting my college evolution. From Air Force ROTC, to construction management, to human development, and ultimately to Sustainability which was definitely the right destination for my college career. Thank you to all of the SUS faculty. Thanks Nathan for giving me your ticket to the film festival in Edwards. I was blown away from the support that you all provided. I was never intimidated to speak up in class, and you all do a great job at giving us a platform to grow ideas. Thanks to my fellow classmates that decided to give me a lift up to class as I hiked up in slippers. Thanks to Courtney for listening to me as I recited the entire history of Colorado, laid out major issues with industrial agriculture, the pillars of a green economy, and everything there is to know about the Gray Jays by the Morningside chairlift. It’s so helpful to have someone with a post grad perspective, and to bounce ideas off of someone who has studied similar things. Now we can both miss being in college together.

Memory

My experience at CMC, and Steamboat in general was all about staying in motion. I walked to every class and I’ll never forget how the incline up to campus warmed up my brain and my body. Walking and hiking was how I hashed out project designs and digested information from lectures. Next time I walk up the hill, I’ll be reminiscing the memories I have instead. I’ll remember my first Sustainability Conference, my video game formatted Hawaii project, blowing the Conch during a fireside winter welcoming ceremony, getting my car stuck in snow with Killian, field trips, hands on permaculture work, and best of all getting to know the students and faculty which ultimately led to some incredible lectures and socratic seminars. I was exposed to inspiring documentaries, non fiction literature and even read through some entire textbooks. I’ve never grown more than I did at CMC.
Graham Weaver Bachelor of Arts Sustainability Studies
Jaymie Weber Steamboat Springs Occupational Proficiency Certificate EMT Basic
Dominique Welch Steamboat Springs Associate of General Studies Associate of Science
Jaclyn Wertz Alyssabeth Steamboat Springs CO

Social Media Links

https://www.instagram.com/jaclyn_wertz
Steamboat Springs President of the Alpha Rho Kappa-Steamboat Springs Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa

Gratitude

I am very grateful to all of my friends, family members and professors who have helped me along the way. Colorado Mountain College gave me such a great experience and I am so thankful for that. I never thought I would be graduating with an Associate of Science degree. Ed Bouchard helped me get on the right track and I am very grateful to him as well. Thank you to everyone at CMC for a great last two years!
Jaclyn Wertz Associate of Science
Julian Winston M Glens Falls NY Steamboat Springs

Gratitude

I would like to thank my parents for the unconditional love and support and for making this journey possible. And a huge thank you to all my professors along the way and the transfer of knowledge.
Julian  Winston Associate of Arts Outdoor Education
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