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Counselor's Corner- Counselors' Visit to Colorado Mesa University

Dear Titan Students,

Recently, Mrs. Farley and Mr. Simington visited Colorado Mesa University. Our families traveled to Grand Junction and spent two days exploring not only CMU, but also the town of Grand Junction and connected forest and park areas.

Let me start by saying, we were thoroughly impressed with all that CMU has to offer. If you are a student that is looking for a medium-sized campus, love the outdoors, or want opportunities to explore the outdoors, and where professors focus on student-learning, this is a school for you.

Colorado Mesa's main campus encompasses 86 acres in the heart of Grand Junction. Nestled between mountains and high-desert canyons, the area is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the country and enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year.

Outdoor recreational activities range from mountain biking to whitewater rafting to alpine skiing-and much more. With mountains on one side and high-desert canyons on the other, there are plenty of opportunities for adventure. Some of the school trips planned include ice climbing, kayaking, mountaineering and rock climbing just to name a few.

Grand Junction is also more than just an outdoor paradise. With an area population exceeding 135,000, students can enjoy the amenities of a big city without the hassles of heavy traffic, crowded streets or hectic airports. The city and valley have a strong sense of community and provide numerous forms of entertainment. Throughout the year there are a wide range of festivals to celebrate life in Western Colorado. From orchards and vineyards to an active downtown lifestyle to outdoor adventures life in the Grand Valley only enhances Colorado Mesa University's work-hard play-hard attitude.

Colorado Mesa University has an enrollment of more than 9,480 students with almost 12 percent of the University's student body coming from outside Colorado.

What was great during our trip, it took us only 11 minutes to be embedded in the heart of the Colorado National Monument Park. During our visit to the park, we had the opportunity to explore hundreds of trails, noticed areas to camp and saw spectacular, breathtaking views. The most exciting part of our adventure was our run in with 19 Rocky Mountain big horn sheep. Truly amazing!

Finally, the campus has been under major construction the past few years and the work has come together. With the latest technology, brand-new recreation center, dorm rooms, and dining halls, CMU has the amenities of a larger school but the benefits of a small school. The athletic teams at CMU have seen great success along with updated facilities. Computer Science, Nursing, and Performing Arts programs were highlighted during our visit.

In addition to the four-year college, CMU offers a community college on or near campus for students that have not met admission requirements yet. If you are undecided, still exploring, or looking for school different from the tradition, we recommend you visit this great campus.


Art Suzie Garner Cullen Duffy FA 200 970.248.1833
Graphic Design
Biological Sciences
Biology Denise McKenney Julie Fredlund WS 232 970.248.1993

Morgan Bridge

Jane Sandoval ACB 309C 970.248.1778
Business Administration
Computer Information Systems
Construction Management
Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics
Computer Science Lori Payne

Ronda McDonald

WS 132 970.248.1407
Health Sciences
EMT and Paramedic Debra Bailey Renae Phillips MC 173 970.248.1398
Medical Laboratory Technician/Technology
Radiologic Technology
Athletic Training Jill Cordova Tina David MC 237 970.248.1635
Sport Management
Languages, Literature and Mass Communication
English Barry Laga Angela Kimmel E 237 970.248.1687
Mass Communication
Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Mechanical Engineering Partnership Program (with CU-Boulder) Tim Brower Julie Fredlund WS 232 970.248.1662
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Music Calvin Hofer

Lyn Ross

Melinda Scott

MPAC 141



Physical and Environmental Sciences
Chemistry Russ Walker Julie Fredlund WS 232 970.248.1993
Environmental Science and Technology
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Criminal Justice (for AAS in Criminal Justice or POST certification, see WCCC listing below). Jessica Herrick Cathy Rickley LHH 413 970.248.1696
Political Science
Public Admin/Public Safety
Social Work
Teacher Education
Teacher Licensure (students will need to have an advisor in their major field of study and in the Center for Teacher Education). Valerie Dobbs Mary Kienietz ACB 109L 970.248.1786
Theatre Arts
Theatre Tim Pinnow

Lyn Ross

Melinda Scott

MPAC 141



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Prospective students may contact Student Services staff

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WCCC: Business, Applied Science and Information Services
Administrative Office Technology John Sluder


BA 139

Agriculture Science
Process Systems Technology
Real Estate Broker
Sustainable Agriculture
Technology Integration
Visual Communications (Animation)
Water Quality Management
WCCC: Health Sciences
Certified Nurse Aide

Department Head pending;

contact Sherry Schreiner


BB 185

Medical Office Assistant
WCCC: Hospitality, Human Services and Education
Baking and Pastry Sherry Schriener


BB 185

Culinary Arts
Developmental Education
Early Childhood Education
WCCC: Manufacturing and Industrial Services
Construction Technology Gary Looft


BA 103

Electric Lineworker
Manufacturing Supervision

Manufacturing Technology

(Computer-aided Design, Machining,Welding)

Transportation Services
WCCC: Public Safety
Criminal Justice Jane Quimby


BB 198

Peace Officers Academy - P.O.S.T. Certification
Public Safety Diving
Wildland Fire Management