April 13, 2022 (Denver, CO) – Today, more than 90 students from the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), Aims Community College, and Colorado Mountain College were celebrated for their contributions to their colleges and communities at the 2022 CCCS Student Excellence Awards, an annual event hosted by CCCS in partnership with the Credit Union of Colorado and the State Student Advisory Council (SSAC).
The event honors students for their academic accomplishments, exemplary leadership, and commitment to inclusive excellence within three categories:
These students have demonstrated great perseverance in the face of unprecedented challenges over the last two years.
From mentoring children and young adults to spending countless hours volunteering for various campus and community organizations, the honorees have demonstrated commitment, professionalism, and deep-rooted passion for helping others. Many of the awardees want to continue their advocacy work in fields such as healthcare, social services, criminal justice, and education.
“Not only have you committed to your education and self-empowerment—you’ve committed to lifting up those around you,” said Dr. Ryan Ross, CCCS associate vice chancellor for student affairs and the director of equity and inclusion. “You truly represent the best and brightest of Colorado’s community colleges.”
2022 CCCS Student Excellence Awards Honorees:
Aims Community College
Arapahoe Community College
Colorado Mountain College
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Community College of Aurora
Community College of Denver
Front Range Community College
Lamar Community College
Northeastern Junior College
Otero Junior College
Pikes Peak Community College
Pueblo Community College
Red Rocks Community College
Trinidad State Junior College
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education and workforce development, delivering thousands of programs to over 125,000 students annually through 13 colleges and 35 locations across Colorado. The System’s open-access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to high quality, affordable higher education opportunities. The System Office provides leadership, advocacy, and support to the colleges under the direction of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE). Join us in changing the way Colorado goes to college www.cccs.edu.
About the Credit Union of Colorado
The Credit Union of Colorado has more than 80 years of experience serving members of the Colorado community. The Credit Union of Colorado supports local businesses, creates Colorado jobs, and is an important source of financial stability in the state economy. Today, more than 130,000 people, from all walks of life, enjoy the benefits of membership in the credit union that is worth over $1.53 billion in assets.