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July 10, 2018

Can you believe we're already halfway through summer? Take Just a Minute to catch up on Trinidad State happenings.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
As you know the state legislature enacted a law earlier this year which allows community colleges in Colorado to offer a four-year completion degree in nursing. This is a huge project which is proceeding on many levels. On July 12 the governing board of the Colorado Community College System will vote on this historic project. If all goes as expected, Trinidad State will be one of a handful of community colleges in Colorado that will offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing starting in the fall of 2020.

New Baseball coach
After a national search we have selected a new coach to lead our stellar baseball team. Justin Wichert has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. He was a pitcher in college and was drafted by Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres. He began coaching at the college level in 2006. He takes over a team that has won the NJCAA Region IX Championship five times in a row. When you see him, please welcome Coach Wichert and his family to Trinidad!

Summer enrollment is up
After an increase in enrollment in the spring semester, we are also seeing a jump in our summer numbers compared with last year. Summer enrollment is up more than two percent and we are optimistic it will go a little higher in the next few days

Until next time,

Carmen M. Simone, Ph.D.
President, Trinidad State