Western Profiles

Alison Robinson, Residency Program

"I strongly believe that the year long internship program offered by [Western] is a big reason why I was offered the job at Lewis-Arriola Elementary and I think it is a huge benefit for the Western program.” 

"...I can't wait to get into my own classroom next fall and put into practice everything that I have been taught this past year. I strongly believe that the year long internship program offered by [Western] is a big reason why I was offered the job at Lewis-Arriola Elementary and I think it is a huge benefit for the Western program.” 

- Alison Robinson,  MA Education

Amber Leal

"In such a unique location, Western draws in people who are passionate about being here and are driven to learn. "

Amber Leal - Class of 2014

Hometown: Edmond, OK

Majors: Psychology; Sociology and Political Science Minors

"In such a unique location, Western draws in people who are passionate about being here and are driven to learn. "

Anna Boyle

Art & English student, WP staff member. As an avid whitewater kayaker and skier she loves water in all forms, from class III rapids to fresh powder.

Anna hails from Lander, WY and is a Junior at Western pursuing  a double major with a B.F.A in Painting and a B.A in English. When she is not reading or elbow deep in t

Brad Archer

“It’s the relationships between students and teachers that keeps people here.”

By immersing himself in the community that is Western State Colorado University, Brad Archer says, he found direction for his life.

He says he came to Western from his home of Milliken, Colo., to indulge his fascination with people. He had been a state officer in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, as well as an active citizen in the Potawatomi Nation of American Indians.

Briana Vigil

"I have become a very strong leader and more opinionated. I have confidence in myself which helps me to exert my leadership in a positive way."

Western is the right school for me because I felt right at home when I came to visit. Olathe is not far from Gunnison, so I did not have to go far away from home. I am extremely family-oriented, and here at Western there are a lot of clubs and organizations that give that sense of family.

Chris Noah

Lead Instructor for Wilderness Pursuits ice and rock climbing trips and active member of the Mountain Rescue Team while pursuing a major in Recreation and Outdoor Education.

Chris Noah

Chris is working on a Recreation and Outdoor Education major with an emphasis in instruction. Wilderness Pursuits allows him to practice his instruction techniques while guiding rock, ice, and snow based trips for other students. He spends his summers working for Colorado Outward Bound School in Leadville, CO as a mountaineering and rock instructor.

Christian Schweigerath

Crowned Miss Colorado United States in April of 2013, Christian says she’s laser-focused on her studies in Business and Professional Land & Resource Management.

Western State Colorado University senior Christian Schwiegerath, who was crowned Miss Colorado United States in April of 2013, says she’s laser-focused on her studies in Business and Professional Land & Resource Management.

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