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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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Fruita High School students gathered for an assembly and announcement of scholarships

CMU awards more than $4 million in scholarships

CMU is awarding more than $4 million in scholarships to seniors graduating from high schools in Mesa, Montrose and Delta counties.

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.

Three SPS students pose with the two payloads they designed.

Physics students reach the stratosphere

One question launched four CMU students down a path that would eventually lead to 18 miles above the earth — can you build something that can get to space? At first daylight on April 8, Megan Joslin, Joshua Matthews, Matthew Keaney and Nickalaus Clemmer, four members of the CMU Society of Physics Students (SPS), successfully launched two payloads into space as part of a challenge issued by the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, which is NASA funded.

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