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College Majors

Every semester the Jaywalker U students are asked to write about their potential majors and some of the jobs that they could have when they graduate. Business, Art, History, and Science were among the majors that our students are pursuing. In the past the Jaywalker U students have picked a degree because it sounded nice and they thought this was the path picked out for them. Now, the students are choosing degrees that they are most passionate about. The students are coming to realize that the more passionate they are about something, the more effort they are willing to put forth. Once again, the Jaywalker U students are proving to us that recovery and college are possible. 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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2014 JWU Fall Orientation

Every semester the Jaywalker U students embark on a team-building/transformational trip where they not only work on themselves but also bond with their peers. For the second year in a row the Jaywalker U men headed to Steamboat Springs to explore their inner selves, get to know their peers, and spend some time relaxing and playing before starting the fall semester. We started the trip on Monday at Rabbit Ears Pass with local Carbondale life coach, Johann Aberger, for a day of hiking, climbing, team-building, and personal transformation. Throughout the day the students spent time looking at who they are and who they want to become all the while maintaining the principles of recovery and living a day at a time. At day’s end, Johann challenged everyone to look at their values, their passions, and to write a life purpose statement. After returning from the day with Johann, the guys…

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English in Action

Today the Jaywalker U students and Solutions Men got together to finish painting the English in Action house in El Jebel, CO. English in Action is a non-profit organization that provides help for adults that wish to improve their English language.  With over 15 helping hands we were able to finish today. Nice work guys! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

3.71 GPA

Everyone here at Jaywalker would like to congratulate the Jaywalker U students for completing the 2014 spring semester with a house GPA of 3.71. During our addiction a lot of us were incapable of going to college, not to mention getting good grades. Here at Jaywalker U the students are showing us that recovery, college, and good grades are possible. The students at Jaywalker U are attending college in a new way:  they are drug free, they attend class, they personally meet their professors, they turn assignments in on time and they study for their tests.  These are the academic behaviors of students in recovery. Nice work guys and once again, congratulations! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Live Well Colorado

Live Well is a state wide challenge to encourage community members to get moving and get well.  There are numerous communities across the state, 181 to be exact, who are part of the challenge to eat healthy and exercise at least 30 minutes daily for 30 days.  Carbondale finished in first place for Garfield County and state wide finished in 28th place.  Carbondale community members averaged 50 minutes daily. LiveWell Colorado “enhances the capacity of communities to effectively plan, implement, evaluate and sustain interventions specific to healthy eating and active living, provides technical assistance to each community and fosters sharing best practices among all the communities.” Nice work Carbondale! Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U

CMC Fall Semester 2014

Fall Semester is almost here! Registration for fall semester classes starts Monday, July 28th.   There are many courses available at the four satellite campuses in the Roaring Fork Valley—Aspen, Carbondale, Spring Valley, and Glenwood Springs.  There are bachelor’s degree options in business administration, sustainable studies, and now nursing.  Pass the word to all alumni and prospective students to talk with Donnie or Janet at Jaywalker U for more information. Search for classes and be ready to register at: CMC – Classes and Registration We are looking forward to having another great semester here at Jaywalker. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Mobile Classroom

Colorado Mountain College made their classroom mobile. CMC’s Emergency Medical Services Program recently turned an ambulance into a mobile classroom. The ambulance was donated by the Colorado River Fire Rescue organization and is an invaluable asset for CMC. For more information on Colorado Mountain Colleges Emergency Medical Service program click here. For more on the mobile classroom click on the picture above! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Association of Recovery in Higher Education

June 3rd-6th I attended the 5th Annual Association of Recovery in Higher Education in Minneapolis, hosted by Augsburg’s StepUp Program.  I was blessed to be among colleagues whose mission in life is the same as mine–helping young men and women in recovery who want to be sober college students.  With the high rates of drinking and drugging on college campuses, being a sober student remains an anomaly.  There is good news: over 40 collegiate recovery programs were represented at the conference this year, a far cry from the first conference five years ago when being in recovery on a college campus was shrouded in shame and secrecy.  Staff and students alike listened to keynote speakers and participated in the breakout sessions all day Thursday, Friday and until noon on Saturday. Life is good in recovery! Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U

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