Adams State College Welcomes New Employees


Adams State College welcomes the following employees who joined the campus. If someone you know is not listed please call the Office of Communications at 587-7827. Photographs of new employees will be added as they are taken.

Marty Heaton, the Grizzlies head football coach, received his BA in business education from Adams State and his masters from the University of Colorado at Denver. Heaton has previously worked at the Colorado School of Mines and Adams State. His family includes Cathy, Rachel and Jacob. For more in-depth information on Heaton please visit Heaton tabbed as new Grizzly football coach posted on the ASC Athletics webpage

Sharon Melvin, educational specialist in the Nursing Program, received her BS in nutrition from Colorado State University, her associates in nursing from Western New Mexico University in Carlsbad, NM, her bachelor of science in nursing and master of science in nursing from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. For six years, Melvin was a dietitian for the US army and she has held a number of other nursing and medical jobs, including two semesters at an instructional nursing program. Melvin is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing, and has been a certified critical care nurse since 1990. With her husband, Mark, Melvin has 3 grown children and 11 grandchildren. Aerobics, weight watchers and scrap-booking are among Melvin's hobbies.

Katie Montague, the peer mentoring coordinator for Student Support Services, received her bachelor of science and her master's in education from Adams State. Previously, Montague was the manager of the swimming pool at Adams State. Among her honors, she earned a 4.0 in the Masters Plus Program. With her husband, Chuck, Montague has a two-year-old son, Skylar. In her free time, Montague enjoys swimming.

Michael C. Rael, computing services, is a graduate of Antonito High School and received his bachelor of science from Colorado State University. Rael has previously worked for Hewlett-Packard, small IT companies and Fed Ex.

Jason Semore, the secondary football coach, received his bachelor of arts in history from Adams State and his MJA in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix. Semore has held coaching jobs through out the state, including defensive backs coach for Colorado School of Mines and Defensive Coordinator for Round Valley High School. As a member of the Grizzlies football team, he was Academic All and All RMAC 2002-2005 and the 2005 Defensive player and Grizzly of the Year. Semore's parents are Russ and Sheila and he has a twin brother, Chris, who also played for the Grizzlies. In his free time, Semore enjoys lifting weights and watching movies. For more in-depth information on Semore please visit Heaton names two more ASC alums to football coaching staff posted on the ASC Athletics webpage

Randall B. Smith, computing services, received his bachelor of science in math and computer science from Adams State. He previously worked as CTO for in Alamosa.

Manny Wasinger, assistant head coach/offensive coordinator for the Grizzlies, received his bachelor of arts and master of arts from Adams State College. Wasinger has been a teacher and a coach in the Alamosa School District for 24 years. In 2001 and 2006, he was named the Colorado High School Coach of the Year by the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. He and his wife, Jill, he has two children, Lane and Alley Jo. In his free time, he likes reading, playing golf and fishing.

Alan "Keith" Wilson, the Grizzlies defensive line coach, received his bachelor of arts in health and human performance from Northeaster State University and his master of arts in higher education from the Tahlequah, Okla. branch of Northeastern State University. Wilson has previously worked at the Colorado School of Mines. He is married to Angela. For more in depth information on Wilson please visit Wilson added to Grizzly football staff posted on the ASC Athletics webpage

By Linda Relyea