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Students served in 2015-2016

$74 million

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Varsity NCAA Division II athletic teams


Fulbright faculty scholars


Population of Grand Junction and the surrounding area

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Rhonda Claridge

Running Write

Many college students might feel like writing an essay is an endurance sport, requiring motivation and determination, but mostly motivation. Rhonda Claridge, professor of English at CMU’s Montrose campus, knows this well as she is a professionally published writer and has run more than her fair share of races. “I did a lot of races, mainly because they would keep me motivated,” Claridge said, “They ended up taking me to amazing places!” Claridge has run more than fourteen 100-mile and 50-mile races around the world, traveling to locations like Scotland, Spain and her hometown in the Bahamas.

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A new breed of musicians: Musical Entrepreneurs

Sean Flanigan, DMA, has a versatile skill set including performing as a professional trombonist, teaching music and business courses and running his own nonprofit. Flanigan emphasizes the importance of a diverse skill set to his students. “It’s about training musicians, regardless of the degree program that they are in, to acquire certain skill sets in order to be successful as a player.”

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CMU Foundation hosts first CMU Day of Giving

The Colorado Mesa University Foundation will host its first Day of Giving, a 24-hour event designed to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the founding of Colorado Mesa University in April 1925 as a junior college.

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