Western Profiles

Zachary Lee

"Western challenges me academically while offering me a unique learning experience in a great location."

I work for Crested Butte Mountain Resorts as a zip line guide. The mountain has been a great place to work while attending Western and it has been a great experience. This job embodies what I have learned in the Recreation and Outdoor Education Department within a professional job setting that caters to the local recreation community.

TJ Dennis

"Western is a place where I can gain hands-on experience, while working in the gorgeous Gunnison Valley"

TJ Dennis - Class of 2016
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Major: Business Administration, Marketing Emphasis and Strategic Communication
"Western is a place where I can gain hands-on experience, while working in the gorgeous Gunnison Valley"

Taylor Indrebo

"The Recreation degree program offered the hands-on classes I wanted, and Western is in a location where outdoor activities of virtually any kind can be done."

Major: Recreation and Outdoor Education with an emphasis in Outdoor Leadership

Born: Petaluma, CA

Why came to Western?

Sidney Bare

Came to Western to stay in the mountains, ended up with a degree in just 3 1/2 years. 

Major: Recreation & Outdoor Education

Minor: Business Communication

Hometown: Rifle, Colorado

Why did you decide to come to Western?

Ryan White

Recreation and Outdoor Sports major, Head Supervisor of Intramural Sports

Major/minor: Recreation and Outdoor Education with an Emphasis and a minor in Psychology

Hometown: Woodstock Illinois

Why you came to Western: To major in Recreation and Outdoor and experience nature in the mountains.

Interests: Snowboarding, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, camping, and working with troubled youth

Rebekah Corah

"There is only one place where you can do your homework while overlooking an elk herd. Seriously, nothing beats that!"

Rebekah Corah - Class of  2016

Hometown: Centennial, CO

Major: Fine Arts, Emphasis in Oil Painting; Business Administration Minor

"There is only one place where you can do your homework while overlooking an elk herd. Seriously, nothing beats that!"

Patricia Wheeler-Larsen

"My education at Western is the greatest gift I have ever received. It fuels passion in me I never knew I had and has installed a sense of responsibility, gratitude, and overall wellness and excitement that can’t be created in any other place on Earth!"

Patricia Wheeler-Larson  - Class of 2015

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Majors: Biology and Chemistry

"My education at Western is the greatest gift I have ever received. It fuels passion in me I never knew I had and has installed a sense of responsibility, gratitude, and overall wellness and excitement that can’t be created in any other place on Earth!"

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

Find out the latest about NCSAM

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM)

Universities across in the Nation in conjunction with the Clery Center for Security on Campus will be hosting NCSAM for the entire month of September.  Western will be providing programming, events, and campaigns to promote safety and awareness in many different areas inlcluding Domestic and Dating Violence and Stalking, Sexual Assault, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Fire Safety.  Stay tuned for

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