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JWU- Tonight

The Jaywalker U students will be telling their stories tonight at the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Campus at 7pm. This week is alcohol awareness week and Subway will be catering the even. We hope to see you there! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Sober for Subway

Every year Colorado Mountain College puts on an Alcohol Awareness Week at its Spring Valley Campus! The Jaywalker U students will be sharing their experience strength and hope next Monday night at 7:00pm for the “Sober for Subway” student panel. Come enjoy some food and hear the stories of the sober students here at Jaywalker U! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Top Mountain Town

According to Elevation Outdoor Magazine, Colorado Mountain College has campuses in five of Colorado’s Top Ten Adventure Towns. Although, Jaywalkers believe Carbondale and Aspen should be the top two, we are still happy to be on the top ten! The top ten towns are as follows: 1.Crested Butte 2. (tie) Telluride, Buena Vista 4. Silverton 5. Salida 6. (tie) Durango, Glenwood Springs 8. Carbondale 9. Aspen 10. Gunnison For more information on Colorado’s Top Ten Adventure Towns click here. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

29 Years

Jaywalker U Program Director, Janet DeMars, celebrated 29 years of sobriety yesterday! Janet has been with Jaywalker U for two years now and has been a tremendous help to the students as well as myself. Along with working individually with the Jaywalker U students, Janet also counsels students at Colorado Mountain College. After moving to Carbondale from Minnesota Janet rekindled her love for the outdoors. She picked up mountain biking and road bike riding the day she got here. Recently, she started racing road bikes across the state of Colorado. Last month she participated in a 100 mile road bike ride and rumor has she will be entering another one next month. Congratulations Janet and thank you for everything you do! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U


Ride CMC – Fall 2014 Shuttle Schedule RIDE CMC is a shuttle service operating Monday – Thursday between CMC-Spring Valley, Thunder River Market (RFTA connection), CMC-Glenwood and CMC-Carbondale providing free transportation to classes for students. CMC student ID required to ride (or photo ID plus your class schedule) For information call 947-8200 Morning Route (Mon-Thurs) CMC Spring Valley CMC Glenwood CMC Carbondale Thunder River Market CMC Spring Valley 7:10 7:30 7:45 7:55 8:05 8:30 8:45 9:00 9:05 9:30 9:45 9:55 10:30  10:45 11:00 11:15 11:50 12:05p 12:20p 12:35p  Afternoon Route (Mon-Thurs) CMC Spring Valley Thunder River Market CMC Carbondale CMC Glenwood Thunder River Market CMC Spring Valley 3:00 3:15  3:30  3:55  4:10  4:20 4:30 4:45  5:00  5:25  5:40  5:55 8:30 8:45  9:00  9:25  9:40  9:55 Stop locations (Look for RIDE CMC sign) CMC-Spring Valley – front of Calaway Academic Building CMC-Glenwood – west side of GW Center CMC-Carbondale – front…

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JWU Professionals Weekend

This past weekend was the first of many Jaywalker U Professionals weekends. The weekend consisted of some great food prepared by the one and only Chef Brian, some great conversations, and some Rocky Mountain fun. Special thanks to Patrice Salmeri, John Lambert, Derrick Allen, Todd Maison, and the Colorado Mountain College Staff for such a collaborative weekend! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

CMC Top 150

The Aspen Institute named Colorado Mountain College (CMC) one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds. The Aspen Prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s top community colleges and recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students. Many Jaywalkers have attended CMC and have experienced the excellence which positions CMC as a candidate in the Aspen Prize. For more information, please click on the picture above. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Study Abroad in South Africa

On May 16th Jaywalker U alum, Danny S, will be participating in Colorado Mountain Colleges Study Abroad trip to South Africa. Students will experience the politics, culture and society of South Africa while earning transferable credits in sociology and anthropology. The students will travel to places such as Johannesburg, Cape Town, Soweto, the South African Parliament and local universities and schools.  They will also meet with ANC officials, human rights organizations, local and multinational businesses,and U.S. Embassy staff Danny was one of Jaywalker U’s first students and is well on his way to obtaining his degree. Danny is a prime example of what Jaywalker Lodge and Jaywalker U can do for us. He spends his days sponsoring other alcoholics/addicts, attending class, working, and having fun. Nice work Danny and we hope you have a great time in South Africa! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

The Bucket List Project: Climbing in Patagonia

Johann Aberger built the Bucket List Project after his father passed away from Parkinson’s Disease 3 years ago. It’s an invitation for people to live their highest calling. He says, “As part of this project, I’ve started a successful business, run the Leadville 100, and worked to inspire people from all over the world to live ‘on-purpose.’” In January of 2014, Johann traveled to the Fitz Roy region of Patagonia, in Southern Argentina. The trip was a creation of the Bucket-List Project with a simple commitment; to climb one of the major summits, come back safely, and to use the experience for the highest good. He says, “The landscape was stunning, the weather at times alarming, and the overall experience provided a level of insight that was rich and fulfilling.” “I look forward to sharing stories that speak to our impermanence, the value of risk, adventure and suffering, as well…

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New CMC President to Speak in Carbondale

Colorado Mountain College offers students a choice- really THE choice- to live, work, take classes, earn degrees, receive training and contribute to the economies of our mountain communities.” Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, President CMC Colorado Mountain Colleges 9th and newest president will be the featured speaker Monday, March 10th at 7 PM at Thunder River Theatre in downtown Carbondale. Dr Hauser will share her plans to lead CMC “toward becoming the most inclusive, innovative, student -centered college in the country” at the Roaring Fork Cultural Councils inaugural 2014 event. Hauser’s career has included leadership and management roles in higher education institutions, private foundations, and the public policy arena. Prior to Colorado Mountain College, Hauser served as a senior fellow for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and as president and CEO of Kauffman Scholars, Inc. Before joining Kauffman, Hauser was vice president for advancement and external relations at Metropolitan State University…

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