Red Rocks Community College
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Red Rocks Community College
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RRCC Foundation Awarded 2011 Nonprofit of the Year
Recognized by West Chamber Serving Jefferson County

LAKEWOOD, CO - The Red Rocks Community College Foundation was presented with the 2011 Nonprofit of the Year award by the West Chamber Serving Jefferson County at its annual Chairman’s Inaugural Celebration lunch on January 27, 2012. “We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Dr. Michele Haney, president of RRCC.  “Our Foundation provides crucial support to many students for whom higher education would be out of reach, and this award reinforces our efforts.”

The Red Rocks Community College Foundation was established in 1993 with the vision of helping students have access to higher education.  The Foundation provides more than $500,000 to the college and students each year in the form of scholarships, grants, teaching awards, and support of academic programs.  To date, they have awarded $3 million in scholarships and $2.5 million to fund college programs. Scholarship support alone has assisted over 2,100 students meet their educational and life goals.

“This recognition is greatly appreciated as it supports what we already know,” said Tim Campbell, RRCC Foundation Board President.  “We are making a positive difference in the lives of students and in the community through ensuring access to higher education, better jobs and a more secure future.”

The event honored local businesses and individuals for their exceptional performance in 2011.  Additional awards were given to the Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Elected Official of the Year, and Ambassador of the Year. Over 320 people from the Jefferson County business community gathered to recognize these outstanding chamber members and to also welcome incoming Board Chair, Jim Curtis, owner of Village Roaster.

More about Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 15,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.

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RRCC's Executive Director of Foundation, Ron Slinger, accepts award from West Chamber President, Brian Willms.