Mobile Campus graduates participate in spring commencement ceremony

(05-15-2013)

group photo of the reap graduates

The Adams State University 2013 Spring Commencement Ceremony, on Saturday May 11, included 14 graduates from Adams State Mobile Campus Program, formerly known as the Rural Education Access Program (REAP).

Pictured, the 2011 REAP Elementary Education Cohort includes (left to right) Sandra Pak Norton, Pueblo, Colo.; Naomi Ledesma, Lamar, Colo.; Gail Wilkins, Weldona, Colo.; Marleen Jones, Trinidad, Colo.; Desteny Falthager, Trinidad, Colo.; Jerica Kroeger, Monte Vista, Colo.; Jillian Guara-Merchant, Trinidad, Colo.; Michelle Grande, Trinidad, Colo.; Barbara Marquez, La Jara, Colo.; and Cicily Boswell, Bloomfield, NM. Not pictured, Na'Tasha Ray, Brush, Colo.; Amanda Hawks, Sugar City, Colo.; and Casey Hilton, La Junta, Colo.

The REAP Elementary Education Program started in 2000 as a face-to-face program in partnership with Lamar Community College, Otero Junior College and Trinidad State Junior College, then grew to include Arapahoe Community College, Morgan Community College and Pueblo Community College. In the fall of 2009, the program switched to the online delivery format to include students from anywhere in Colorado. All field experience and student teaching assignments are completed in the students' own areas.

Since 2002, with the first cohort graduation group, there have been almost 400 students complete their distance based elementary education degree through Adams State.

The Mobile Campus Program includes programs for elementary education, available only in Colorado since the students follow Colorado State Standards; and business and nursing (RN to BSN), available to those living in any state.

For more information regarding the Adams State Mobile Campus call 719-587-8061 or 719-587-7347;or mobilecampus@adams.edu.