Alumni Testimonials

Our alumni agree — CMU Montrose is a great place to start your education. Read why our alumni chose to attend a college in a smaller town and the quality education they received at CMU Montrose, which propelled them into successful careers.  

Chris PolsleyChris Polsley

There are so many advantages to attending CMU Montrose in your own backyard. Starting locally is a great way to save money, complete your general education courses and develop a clear idea of where you want your education to take you. By attending CMU Montrose, I got exposed to a college environment in the comfort of my home town and nearby friends and family.

Physician Assistant
Cedar Point Health, Montrose


Maria ValadezMaria Valadez

What I enjoyed most about CMU Montrose was the small class size and easy access to my instructors. It made the learning environment more personalized and I received one-on-one attention from my instructors. The student services staff were very helpful and invested in my education. The whole setting was comfortable and I felt like I was part of a supportive learning community.

Case Manager
Partners in Integrated Care, Montrose


Nadin SoudersNadin Souders

Attending CMU in Montrose lets you experience college through smaller classes with more personal attention from instructor. The staff at Montrose really care about you. Whether it’s selecting a major, planning for the semester or resolving financial aid concerns, they are ready to assist you.

Financial Advisor
Edward Jones


Allie FreismuthAllie Freismuth

CMU Montrose was the perfect choice for me. After high school, l accepted a full-time position as a paraprofessional at a local elementary school but I also wanted to go to college to become a teacher. Attending CMU Montrose allowed me to work and attend college at the same time. I enjoyed the small class size and the attention and support from the instructors. Instructors know you on a first name basis and have the time to help you.

Math Interventionist/STEM Coordinator
Montrose County School District


Jeanine RubalcabaJeanine Rubalcaba

What I liked best about the Montrose campus was the location. It made attending college much more convenient and helpful for me. The instructors were very supportive and the small class size helped me receive the attention I needed. I’m thankful for what I believe is a big university education with small town values.

Nurse
Montrose Memorial Hospital


Andrea ThompsonAndrea Thompson

It was convenient for me to start my studies at the CMU Montrose campus. I completed all of my required general education courses at the Montrose campus. I liked the small class sizes, and my instructors were invested in my success. The transition to the main campus to complete my degree was easy thanks to the CMU Montrose staff who guided me through the process. Looking back, I have to say CMU Montrose provided me an outstanding education and introduction to college.

Social Worker, MSW
HopeWest