Chad Latka

Major: Recreation and Outdoor Education 

Emphasis: Environmental Education

During my first year at Western I came in as a transfer Junior. I’ve never enjoyed school, but I value my education greatly. Knowing my self very well, going to a large school where no one would notice my absence would be a huge detriment to my education. Forming meaningful relationships with faculty members in the Recreation and Outdoor Education department was paramount for the success of my career at Western. Although, I have only spent two years of my education here at Western I have learned more about my self inside and outside of the classroom than if I would not have come to Gunnison. My professors have helped me question my belief system, ethics, back country travel and way of life.