Announcement Date: 08/17/1970

The federal government awarded the college a $31,000 grant to start a Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Garfield, Pitkin, and Eagle counties.

Sunny Waggoner was the college’s first director in Chaffee County. She established the college’s operations in the old post office building at Second and E streets in Salida and hired Evelyn Melavic to assist.