News Article | May 15, 2017
TreanorHL's experience designing spaces that prepare students for 21st century careers and create clear pathways between high school and college was evident in a recent report from the Colorado Department of Higher Education, which signaled out several of the architectural firm's clients as having the best concurrent enrollment programs in the state. Concurrent enrollment programs refer to college courses students take while in high school. TreanorHL’s education studio has provided design services for multiple schools recognized in the CDHE report with shared high school and college curriculum components. “Designing these educational spaces involves fostering strong partnerships between school districts, 2-year colleges, 4-year colleges, and the local community—a process we’re proud to have undertaken multiple times,” said TreanorHL education principal Chad Novak. According to the report, Eagle County School District -- where TreanorHL has worked extensively--- ranks 7th in the state for the number of students participating in concurrent enrollment programs. Two Eagle County schools that TreanorHL designed, Battle Mountain High School and Eagle Valley High School, had the highest numbers of students taking college courses at Colorado Mountain College—another TreanorHL client. Both Eagle County Schools have a joint use model program with Colorado Mountain College—a curriculum feature that factored extensively into the firm’s design decisions for the schools. Battle Mountain High School, which TreanorHL planned and designed to be shared with Colorado Mountain College in 2009, boasts multiple specialty teaching areas in areas like industrial arts, culinary arts and graphic arts. The design team created a restaurant-style culinary arts kitchen for the school’s award-winning culinary program, and at night, the college uses the space to teach some of its courses, including its ‘sustainable cuisine’ class. TreanorHL also provided renovations and additions for Eagle Valley High School-- which, like Battle Mountain High School--has a concurrent enrollment program with Colorado Mountain College. TreanorHL’s 2010 addition and renovation of Eagle Valley High School centered on bridging the gap in academics, employability and technical skills, and added-- among other things-- a teaching kitchen, greenhouse and media center to the school. According to the new figures released by the CDHE, Eagle Valley High School ranks as one of Colorado’s top 10 programs in concurrent enrollment. Two of TreanorHL’s higher education clients, meanwhile, had the most popular dual enrollment programs in the state among two-year and four-year colleges. The report found that that among four-year institutions in the state, Colorado Mountain College, had the highest concurrent enrollment numbers in Colorado—with 1,139 students participating in 2015-2016. In 2012, TreanorHL completed the design of a 69,000 SF academic building for the Colorado Mountain College, Alpine Campus, in Steamboat Springs, which included classroom, lecture and lab space. Among two-year institutions, Arapahoe Community College—another client of TreanorHL-- served the highest number school students in the 2015-16 academic year with 4,403 students participating in concurrent enrollment classes. The report also found Arapahoe Community College served the most students with career and technical education (CTE) programs, with over 2,500 students participating in 2015-16. TreanorHL designed Arapahoe Community College’s University Center at Chaparral, a unique facility that distributes and tailors education to the needs of the larger community, including high school students. Founded in 1981, TreanorHL is a full-service architectural firm providing comprehensive planning, programming and architectural design services in major market sectors including K-12 and higher education. The firm is currently comprised of 150+ architects, intern architects, interior designers and support staff, and has nine offices across the nation-- including offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Lawrence, Kansas City, St. Louis, Topeka, Atlanta, Dallas, and San Francisco.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the best colleges and universities in Colorado for 2017. 20 four-year schools made the list, with University of Denver, Regis University, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado—Colorado Springs and Colorado Colleges coming in with the highest scores. Of the 15 two-year schools that were also included, Aims Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Trinidad State Junior College, Front Range Community College and Red Rocks Community College were the top five schools. A full list of schools is included below. “These schools have shown a commitment to preparing their students for success in college and beyond, with numbers to prove it,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “We measure data from each school, but also dig deeper into the success of alumni after college to find which colleges in Colorado truly are the best for students.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Colorado” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data points including the number of career and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, financial aid availability, graduation rates and student/teacher ratios. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Colorado” list, visit: Colorado’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Adams State University Colorado Christian University Colorado College Colorado Mesa University Colorado School of Mines Colorado State University-Fort Collins Colorado State University-Global Campus Colorado State University-Pueblo Fort Lewis College Johnson & Wales University-Denver Metropolitan State University of Denver Naropa University Regis University United States Air Force Academy University of Colorado Boulder University of Colorado Colorado Springs University of Colorado Denver University of Denver University of Northern Colorado Western State Colorado University Colorado’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Aims Community College Arapahoe Community College Colorado Northwestern Community College Community College of Aurora Community College of Denver Front Range Community College Lamar Community College Morgan Community College Northeastern Junior College Otero Junior College Pickens Technical College Pikes Peak Community College Pueblo Community College Red Rocks Community College Trinidad State Junior College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LITTLETON, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2017 Colorado Community College System’s Rising Star Awards Ceremony and Honorary Luncheon was held on April 11 at Arapahoe Community College’s Littleton Campus (ACC). The Colorado Community College System, its State Student Advisory Council (SSAC) and ACC produced the event. The event was sponsored by the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (Colorado PERA). The annual Rising Star Awards Ceremony is designed to recognize the outstanding contributions of students and staff across the Colorado Community College System to college activities and community service. Honorees must show a high level of involvement in campus leadership/activities, be enrolled in at least nine credit hours at the time of their nomination and have a GPA of 3.0. Each of the 13 CCCS community colleges selected two student recipients who exemplify the best in service and leadership to receive the Rising Star Award. Additionally, SSAC used the event to recognize a statewide Rising Star state-wide staff Advocate of the Year for supporting students and student activities in an exemplary way. This year’s Advocate of the Year was presented to Red Rocks Community College Coordinator of Student Activities Mark Squire. SSAC Chair Adonis Jaramillo and SSAC Secretary Alana Mitchell presided over the event. Colorado PERA Chief Communications Officer Tara May and CCCS President Dr. Nancy McCallin both gave insightful speeches to the student-leader honorees about the keys to successful leadership. Each of the presidents of the 13 CCCS Colleges was on hand to present their honorees with a commemorative plaque and pose for a commemorative photograph with their honorees and Dr. McCallin.
News Article | November 25, 2016
The nation’s best Online Engineering Degree Programs are being highlighted by leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org for 2016-2017. The site released its ranking of the top 50 four-year schools and top 33 two-year schools offering engineering degrees online, honoring Siena Heights University, Eastern Michigan University, Texas A&M University, Indiana State University and Missouri State University Springfield as the highest scoring four-year schools and Holmes Community College, East Mississippi Community College, Crowder College, Tulsa Community College and Diablo Valley College as the highest scoring two-year schools. "Surveys show one of the most popular college major choices for high school seniors is engineering,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “As we see more colleges take their programs online to meet the growing demand, it’s important for us to highlight schools going the extra mile by offering the best combination of affordability and quality online engineering curriculum for students.” Colleges must meet specific minimum requirements to qualify for a spot on the AffordableCollegesOnline.org ranking. Each must be regionally accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit status. Maximum in-state tuition cost requirements are also set at $5,000 or less annually for two-year schools and $25,000 or less annually for four-year schools. Eligible colleges are scored based on more than a dozen unique data points, including financial aid offerings, graduation rates and variety of online programs. Final rankings are determined based on these school-specific scores. An alphabetical list of the schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Engineering Degrees list can be found below. See the attached map for school count by state. Full rankings and further details on data and methodology can be found at the link below: Two-Year Schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Engineering Degrees list: Arapahoe Community College Big Sandy Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Central Georgia Technical College Central Texas College College of the Siskiyous Columbus State Community College Cowley County Community College Crowder College Diablo Valley College East Mississippi Community College Eastern Iowa Community College District Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Gateway Community and Technical College Holmes Community College Hudson Valley Community College Iowa Central Community College Ivy Tech Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Merced College North Dakota State College of Science Ocean County College Odessa College Ozarks Technical Community College Schoolcraft College Stark State College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Wake Technical Community College Washtenaw Community College Western Wyoming Community College Four-Year Schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Engineering Degrees list: Arkansas State University - Main Campus Baker College of Muskegon Bemidji State University Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clemson University Daytona State College Delta State University East Carolina University Eastern Michigan University Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Ferris State University Florida Atlantic University Fort Hays State University Indiana State University Indiana University - East Kennesaw State University Liberty University Missouri State University - Springfield Morehead State University National University Northern Arizona University Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Old Dominion University Pittsburg State University Saint Cloud State University Siena Heights University Southeast Missouri State University State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota Stony Brook University Texas A & M University - College Station The University of Alabama The University of Texas of the Permian Basin University of Arizona University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Central Florida University of Delaware University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Minnesota - Twin Cities University of Nebraska at Omaha University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Dakota University of South Carolina - Upstate University of Southern Mississippi University of Toledo University of Virginia-Main Campus Utah Valley University Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Washburn University Western Kentucky University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | February 23, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges with online programs in the state of Colorado. Among the schools that were ranked, 16 four-year colleges made the list, with University of Denver, Colorado State University Fort Collins, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Northern Colorado and University of Colorado Denver coming in as the top five schools. The state’s top 13 two-year schools were also ranked, with Trinidad State Junior College, Pueblo Community College, Aims Community College, Otero Junior College and Colorado Northwestern Community College taking the top five spots. “Colorado’s schools are becoming increasingly attuned to the needs of nontraditional students,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The accredited schools on our list accommodate all kinds of schedules with their online programs so that busy students can finish their degrees and receive a top-quality learning experience.” Schools on the “Best” list must meet specific base requirements to be included: each must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit. Each college was also scored based on more than a dozen additional data points, including student to teacher ratios, graduation rates and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Colorado’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Adams State University Colorado Christian University Colorado Mesa University Colorado State University-Fort Collins Colorado State University-Global Campus Colorado State University-Pueblo Johnson & Wales University-Denver Metropolitan State University of Denver Nazarene Bible College Regis University University of Colorado Boulder University of Colorado Colorado Springs University of Colorado Denver University of Denver University of Northern Colorado Western State Colorado University Colorado’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Aims Community College Arapahoe Community College Colorado Northwestern Community College Community College of Aurora Community College of Denver Front Range Community College Lamar Community College Morgan Community College Northeastern Junior College Otero Junior College Pikes Peak Community College Pueblo Community College Trinidad State Junior College About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.