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Associate of Arts Graduates
Graduates of the Associate of Arts degree at Colorado Mountain College pursue Bachelor's degrees and beyond
Easy Transition to University
"Colorado Mountain College was great for me. The teachers were just amazing. CMC gave me a strong foundation to pursue my business goals. It made an easy transition to the University of Colorado."
Kyla Duffy transferred to the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, then earned a master's degree in Organizational Leadership at the University of Denver. She recently founded her third successful business in Boulder, Colorado, where she works as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado.
Getting a Push
"The teachers I had at Colorado Mountain College pushed me to not just do the minimum. They encouraged me to keep my curriculum rigorous and not slack off. CMC is a great place to put your roots down and get good grades. It is a fun place to be, but at the same time, it’s a feeder system to the big schools."
Sarah Chase transferred to Colorado State University, and then moved on to California Western Law School. Now, as an attorney for Crocs, Inc., she finds herself immersed in contract review, employment law and intellectual property law.
Transferring was Easy
I would have had trouble transferring credits back to my University in Wisconsin, but since I had obtained the actual AA degree I had no problems transferring and moving right into my BS in Psychology with a minor in Biology.”
Kara Norby earned a Bachelor's of Science from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She has habituated red leaf monkeys and observed orangutans for a research project in Borneo and has volunteered at two different primate sanctuaries in Cameroon. She hopes to attend graduate school after a few years spent working at a camp for children with learning disabilities in the summer and coaching skiing in the winter.
Setting a Standard
"Coming to CMC provided a base for me when it came to knowing what I liked in schools. When I transferred I looked for something that met CMC's standards."
Esgar Acosta transferred to the University of Northern Colorado. He hopes to continue to a master's degree in counseling. He is very optimistic about all the opportunities available to him because of the encouragement and assistance he received in the Colorado Mountain College Associate of Arts Degree program.
"I took online classes through CMC because the classes that I needed to take simply weren't offered in a classroom. It was really convenient to be able to work at my own pace while staying on top of the syllabus for each class and allowed me to do my high school work at the same time."
Samantha Blea earned her Associate of Arts while still a student at Rifle High School with dual credit, graduating from both institutions in 2007. From there, she went on to earn a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics from the United States Naval Academy. She is now stationed on the USS Ford in Everett, Washington, where she is training to become a Naval Surface Warfare Officer.
Faculty & Staff Made a Difference
If it weren't for the encouragement of the CMC faculty and staff I would have never been able to achieve my dreams.”
Terence Sinclair-Wood recently received his Doctorate of Education from Hamline University, and is currently teaching at Cretin-Derham Hall, a private high school in Saint Paul.
New Beginning Goes Far
"Where would I be without CMC? I don't know. If it weren't for the small classes and the support I got from the advisors, I don't know if I would have finished school."
Noelle Brigden transferred to the University of Denver, earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in International Studies, and graduating with a nearly perfect GPA. She minored in Economics, Mathematics and Spanish. She received a fellowship from Cornell University where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Government.
Life Changing Experience
"This honor would not have happened to me without Colorado Mountain College and Dave Harmon, the professor who took me to Nicaragua and exposed me to understandings that have changed my life."
Dave Kolstad transferred to the University of Colorado and was named one of five students nationwide to receive the Howard R. Swearer Student Humanitarian Award in 1999. He was also named the winner of the Jacob Van Ek Award, the highest honor given in the College of Arts and Sciences for academic excellence and outstanding contributions to the community at the University of Colorado at Boulder.