Red Rocks Community College News Release

Red Rocks Community College
News Release
More information: Kim Rein
October 1, 2013       

RRCC Announces Regis University Transfer Scholarship Winners
Regis supports community college students pursuing four-year degrees

LAKEWOOD, CO -- Regis University College for Professional Studies continued their tradition of supporting community colleges last month, awarding several Red Rocks Community College students scholarships. Those selected in the 2013-2014 scholarship cycle were exceptional students who met the requirements for a Regis scholarship and wish to pursue a four-year degree at the private university.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) has a strong presence at RRCC and Regis recognizes the achievements of students who are inducted into the international honor society.  Six RRCC students, Renee Major, Robbie Francisco, Scott Nakai, Mailie Medina, Haley Summers, and Cody Rex were awarded Regis Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships. Each is valued at $2,500 annually and renewable for a second year (for $5,000 total) if a 3.0 GPA is maintained. Major is studying business technology management; Francisco is enrolled in education and Nakai will pursue accounting.

RRCC student and PTK member Jennifer NavaBello was awarded a Community College Scholarship at Regis. The $5,000 award is renewable for a second year for a total of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to one student each from a Colorado community college, a Wyoming community college, and an Arizona community college.

The most highly-valued Regis scholarship is the Provost’s Community College Scholarship prized at $9,000 annually and renewable for a second year for a total of $18,000. Regis only awards one scholarship of this type per year and the recipient of the 2013-2014 Vice Provost’s Community College Scholarship is RRCC’s Stephanie Gilchrist. Gilchrist will be going into the Choice Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) program at Regis.

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.

More about Regis University: Community college students can earn an accredited bachelor's degree through Regis University College for Professional Studies Associate to Bachelor's program. Students can transfer in up to 90 credit-hours from Western-area community colleges to gain a four-year degree on top of their two-year associate degree. For further information, visit

Regis University Scholarship Awards