Summit Co. leadership program graduates 16 |

Summit Co. leadership program graduates 16

Leadership Summit’s class of 2015 graduated at a May 14 ceremony at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. From left, front row, Leadership Summit Program Administrator Suzanne Price, Amber McCrackin, Dana Gillette, Joy Klein, Jen Barchers, Jen Cawley, Scott Fortner, Gavin Dalgliesch and CMC Dean of Business and Industry Beth Shaw; middle row, Doug Berg, Steven Hermann, Kathy Reed and Jerry Kral; back row, Patrick O’Sullivan, Brady McMillan and Jackie Manguso. Not pictured: Aleda Kresge and Lindsey Cotton. Photo Heidi Kunzek/Colorado Mountain College
Heidi Kunzek/Colorado Mountain College |


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Last day of school for teachers

Summit County’s community leadership program through Colorado Mountain College recently graduated 16 community leaders from its 10th year.

Leadership Summit is a nine-month, interactive leadership enrichment program that seeks to enhance the individual leadership abilities of emerging and experienced leaders in Summit. The program also fosters collaborative and connective approaches to problem solving within Summit’s communities.

This year sessions were held one day per month from Sept. 25 through May 14.

Participants received more than 60 hours of professional training on leadership topics such as team building, leadership and learning styles, consensus building, conflict management, communication skills, trust building, problem solving and civic leadership.

Local leaders and leadership consultants served as the monthly trainers while various area employer sites serve as the classroom.

The class of 2015 consists of men and women from businesses, government and nonprofit organizations who have an interest in learning more about key local issues, developing relationships with other county leaders and making a difference in the future of Summit and its communities.

This year’s graduates are Jen Barchers (Colorado Mountain College), Doug Berg (Doug Berg Insurance Agency) Jennifer Cawley (Storm Enterprises), Lindsey Cotton (Always Mountain Time), Gavin Dalgliesh (GoBreck), Scott Fortner (GoBreck), Dana Gillette (Bank of the West), Steven Hermann (Town of Silverthorne), Jerry Karl (Team Summit Colorado), Joy Klein (Summit Combined Housing Authority), Aleda Kresge (Affinity Wealth Management Group), Jackie Manguso (The Meridian Institute), Amber McCrackin (Ambiance Counseling Services), Brady McMillan (First Bank), Patrick O’Sullivan (Arapahoe Basin Ski Area) and Kathy Reed (CASA of the Continental Divide).

For more information on Leadership Summit’s class of 2016, scheduled to begin in September, go to, or contact Suzanne Price at 970-968-5811 or

CMC’s Summer Tech Institute seeks middle schoolers

Now in its fourth year, the Summer Technology Institute at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge is accepting 10 more applications to fill its upcoming session June 22 to 26.

During this weeklong, technology-packed learning adventure, students aged 11 to 14 will learn about the creative and business aspects of technology.

In a team-based, project outcome atmosphere, they will access state-of-the-art computer applications, and they will work with instructors at the forefront of their fields.

These middle school students will learn about website development, e-commerce shopping carts, Photoshop, video production, digital photography, design and editing using Adobe software.

At the end of the week, students will apply and present all their new skills through their final capstone projects.

The camp is held Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and includes lunch, snacks and beverages. To enroll in the institute, students must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 and submit a letter of recommendation. Tuition is $495.

For more information about the curriculum, contact Matt Lit ( or Marie Orlin ( Parents can also email or for registration and contact the parent liaison at

Applications and more information, including a video, are available at

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