Announcement Date: 08/22/1970

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Katie Uhlaender, Photo: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Continuing a tradition for Colorado Mountain College, eight former or current students competed in the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Snowsports Industries America (SIA) partnered with CMC to create the first industry-wide certification, and the first testing center for the snowsports industry.

The Aspen Institute named CMC among the top 150 U.S. community colleges, putting it in the top 13% of community colleges nationwide.

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CMC Leadville employed Twitter as a community resource for avalanche education. The hashtag #AvySavvyCMC launched to track daily facts with links to trusted experts, images and resources.

CMC received the Institution of the Year award for promoting access to higher education to disadvantaged and diverse populations from the Colorado Educational Services & Development Association.

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The first $1 million was donated to support students in the Isaacson School for New Media by Aspen residents Jessica and John Fullerton.

Saling Simon graduated from Harvard University, 8 years after getting his start at CMC. The psychology major credited CMC’s small class size and approachable instructors with jump-starting his interest in higher education.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees were offered for the first time at Colorado Mountain College.

The Reach Your Peak program was launched in partnership with 4 other Colorado community colleges, to create excitement about learning that motivated students toward further education. Supported by the El Pomar Foundation, the program aimed to inspire middle and high school students and spark interest in college and careers.