Summit County teacher wins summer fellowship for graduate program |

Summit County teacher wins summer fellowship for graduate program

Alli Langley

Summit High School teacher Jotwan Daniels was awarded a competitive fellowship for master’s-level study in history and government.

Daniels received the Buchwald Summer Fellowship from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio. The center is a highly-regarded nonprofit provider of educational programs for U.S. history and government teachers, as well as high school and college students.

Daniels will receive the full cost of tuition, room, board and books to participate in a rigorous week-long summer graduate course offered through the university’s Master of Arts in American history and government program.

Daniels will study primary source documents from writings and speeches made around the time of the American Revolution, the Constitution ratification debate, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Cold War and other periods in U.S. history.

CMC Foundation selects officers, adds three new members

The Colorado Mountain College Foundation Board recently voted in four new officers.

During the college’s 2015-16 fiscal year, Breckenridge resident Patty Theobald will serve as board chair. Joining her will be Bere Neas, of Steamboat Springs, as vice chair.

Rounding out the officers for the coming year are treasuer Peter Gilbert, of Carbondale, and secretary Bob Ferguson, of Snowmass. The officers serve one year, and the college’s fiscal year begins July 1.

In addition, the CMC Foundation Board added three new members — Ed Brown, Roger Hennefeld and Dr. Ferdinand “Tito” Liotta — all of whom reside in the Roaring Fork Valley.

For more information about the CMC Foundation, go to

Keystone Symposia seeks science researchers, profs for mentor program

The nonprofit Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology is seeking applications for its 2015-16 fellows program.

Part of Keystone Symposia’s Diversity in Life Science initiatives, the program now in its seventh year is for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are postdoctoral fellows at least two years into their program, new assistant professors, or researchers from industry.

Fellows have the opportunity to engage giants in the field through a variety of formats including online study groups, teleconferences and two face-to-face Scientific Advisory Board meetings in January and June in Keystone.

Each fellow is paired with a mentor from the Scientific Advisory Board who is expert in the same research field.

A key component of the program is promoting diversity in the life sciences. Applicants do not have to be from underrepresented backgrounds, but all applicants must document face-to-face mentoring and support activities with scientists or trainees from underrepresented backgrounds and a forward-focused commitment to broad participation in life science research.

Fellows become members of a cadre of scientists who are well-connected, knowledgeable members of the life sciences community and active proponents of inclusive practices in life science research.

Applications can be downloaded from and must be received by Sept. 1. Notification will be made by early October, with a start date of October 15.

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