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Meet your Student Ambassadors

PresleePreslee

  • Where are you from? I am from Grand Junction, Colorado
  • What are you studying at CNCC? I chose to attend Colorado Northwestern for their amazing dental hygiene program. I am part of the Guaranteed Admission program so I will be graduating with my Associates of Arts degree prior to entering the Dental Hygiene program
  • Why did you choose CNCC? CNCC is close to home which meant a lot to me and their programs are highly regarded which is why I specifically chose this college.
  • What do you want to do next? When I graduate I hope to find a dental hygiene job close to home and start traveling as well.
  • What has been the most pleasant surprise coming to Rangely/CNCC? What was most surprising to me coming to CNCC was how amazing the staff was and also how close knit the students were.
  • Any advice for those seeking a student leadership position? My advice for freshman and anybody seeking a leadership position would be to try your hardest and give it your all. It’s important to not be scared of failing because even if you don’t get exactly what you were hoping for, something even better could come out of it. And.. always be kind :)

chrisChris

  • Where are you from? Carlsbad, New Mexico
  • What are you studying at CNCC? Physical Science, Associate of Science
  • Why did you choose CNCC? Coming to CNCC gave me the opportunity to change my surroundings, leave New Mexico, and enjoy the Colorado Experience.
  • What do you want to do next? I plan on transferring to a 4-year university and continuing my education as well as my basketball career.
  • What has been the most pleasant surprise coming to Rangely/CNCC? The amount of fun you can have here it. It didn’t seem like there would be a lot to do here, but it’s actually a fun place if you are willing to experience new things.
  • Any advice for freshmen? Don’t think you are too cook to try new things or go to events, these are what makes this place enjoyable.
  • Any advice for those seeking a student leadership position? Attend school events and have fun with them. Make sure your face become familiar to current student leaders as well as faculty and staff.

gregGreg

  • Where are you from? Oklahoma City, OK
  • What are you studying at CNCC? I finished my Associates of Arts in Spring 2018, but I returned to add a minor in psychology.
  • What do you want to do next? I plan on transferring to a 4-year university where I can continue to play basketball and study communications.
  • What are you passionate about? I am passionate about my love for my family and my dislike of winters.
  • Any advice for freshmen? Do everything! Have fun!
  • Any advice for those seeking a student leadership position? 1. Take care of your grades 2. Ask questions 3. Show your face at events

 

DenaeDenae

  • Where are you from? Denver, Colorado
  • What are you studying at CNCC? Associate of Science with a minor is Psychology.
  • What do you want to do next? I hope to continue my softball career at Metro State University, or Colorado State University Pueblo. I plan to obtain a masters in athletic training and eventually my PhD in Sports Psychology.
  • What are you passionate about? I am passionate about college athletes. I love helping people and hope to have a long career doing so.
  • What has been the most pleasant surprise coming to Rangely/CNCC? CNCC can be full surprises, and full of the unexpected! My most pleasant surprise was how I actually fell in love with the idea that you had to make your own fun here in Rangeley!
  • Any advice for freshmen? Embrace the fun, weird events that we do here on campus.
  • Any advice for those seeking a student leadership position? Go for it! Don’t make excuses. These positions will teach you amazing life skills.

savannaSavanna

  • Where are you from? I am from Falcon, CO.
  • What are you studying at CNCC? I am studying animal science and agriculture business.
  • Why did you choose CNCC? I chose CNCC because of the great opportunities to achieve my degree was accessible at a reasonable price. CNCC offers many programs that can lead to different career paths. The faculty and staff want to help students succeed and plan for their future endeavors.
  • What do you want to do next? After I graduate I want to finish my undergraduate at Colorado State University- Fort Collins. From there I will then apply to Veterinary school and begin my career.
  • What are you passionate about? I am very passionate about animals. I enjoy helping them and taking their pain away. When I help animals, I build a special bond that I simply cannot do with humans. Also, I am very passionate about softball. Softball has taught me to never give up no matter how bad a situation can get. I have obtained unique mental skills from the sport that will stay with me forever.
  • What has been the most pleasant surprise coming to CNCC? Rangely is very small and it seems like there is nothing to do. However, the campus, as well as the community, provide many avenues to keep students engaged and having a fun time. There are so many opportunities to have fun, you just have to take advantage of them. 
  • Any advice for freshman? Stay true to yourself. Do not lose who you are as a person just to fit into a specific group. Everyone is very welcoming and more than likely you’ll find a great group of friends from being yourself. Also, don’t be afraid to try new things. There are many great opportunities to extend outside your bubble and they may even end up being something you like doing in the future. College is about taking risks and exploring what interests you the most.
  • Any advice for those seeking a student leadership position? It may seem difficult to be in a leadership position, but it is very rewarding. Within my first week of training I obtained many new skills that will help me in any environment. The skills you learn being in a leadership position will help you throughout your entire life and may even allow you to open new doors you never thought possible. Do not be afraid to be outgoing in a leadership position. People enjoy others who are not afraid to do things and put themselves out there.

ChaseChase

  • Where are you from? Cheyenne, Wyoming, but actually my home is about 1 hour outside of Cheyenne.
  • What are you studying at CNCC? I am studying Animal Science.
  • What do you want to do next? I would like to transfer to a 4-year school, possibly in Texas, to continue my studies in animal science and nutrition. I hope to continue my rodeo career as well.
  • What are you passionate about? My passions include family and faith. Those two things come first.
  • What has been the most pleasant surprise coming to Rangely/CNCC? The amazing friends I have made while here! When I came to visit CNCC I was very concerned about what I would do while here. The friendships I have made and the adventures I have experienced have been the best part.
  • Any advice for freshmen? Don’t be intimidated by college. This experience is going to be everything you choose to make it. If you want to be successful, choose success. You will get out of college what you put into it. Work hard and play hard.
  • Any advice for those seeking a student leadership position? Show by example that you can be a leader. Promote the best aspects of CNCC to your peers, and make sure you go and enjoy the variety of events that are offered.

AustinAustin

  • Where are you from? I am from Pioche, Nevada
  • What are you studying at CNCC? I am studying business.
  • Why did you choose CNCC? I came here at the invitation of the Rodeo Coach. I was offered a scholarship that made coming to CNCC an easy choice for me.
  • What do you want to do next? After I obtain my degree from CNCC I hope to continue my rodeo career.
  • Any advice for freshmen? Work hard, don’t play around too much.
  • Any advice for those seeking a student leadership position? Be a good leader wherever you are at right now. Take initiative and have the drive to go after what you want.

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,800 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two main campuses in Craig and Rangely are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado, with two service centers located in Meeker and Oak Creek.

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