Student Spotlight, Aug. 4, 2014

■ Adam Pacheco and Jasmine Waples, both of Grand Junction, were named to the spring 2014 semester dean’s list at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.

■ Jaimie Stephens of Fruita graduated summa cum laude this spring from Colorado Mesa University with a bachelor’s degree in physics and a minor in math. Stephens was inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society, and Kappa Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society. She will continue her education toward a doctorate in physics.

Community College info session slated

Western Colorado Community College will sponsor an information session from 6:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St.

The session is geared toward adults who are considering attending college as non-traditional students but is open to all ages. Information about WCCC classes, one- and two-semester certificate programs, associate degrees, financial aid and the application process will be provided. Attendees can learn how they can earn college credit for experience and knowledge they already have through the Credit for Prior Learning program.

Call the community college at 255-2670 for information.

Former GJ resident donates to CU Law


Former Grand Junction resident Steve Hillard has agreed to donate $1.5 million to the University of Colorado Law School to support a faculty position.

Hillard’s donation will support the new Council Tree Professorship, creating a new position at the law school. The new job will focus on mentoring and engaging students and supporting diversity.

A 1976 graduate of CU’s law school and founder of private equity investment firm Council Tree Investors, Hillard lives in San Antonio.

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