NEWS AND PRESS

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Alumni Board Scholar Profile: Q&A with alumni Kyle Blackmer
The Boettcher Scholar Alumni Board is interviewing their fellow Boettcher Scholars to help the community get to know one another better. The following Q&A was compiled by Boettcher Scholar Gergana Kostadinova. Name: Kyle Blackmer Scholar Year: 2004 Hometown: Greeley College(s), Degree(s) and Graduation Year(s): J.D., University of Colorado Law School (2011), Order of the...
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42 young leaders recognized with Boettcher Foundation Scholarships
May 5, 2016 — Forty-two of Colorado’s top graduating seniors have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. Boettcher Scholarships recognize Colorado’s top students by providing them with the funds to attain an excellent in-state education and access to additional opportunities to enrich their time...
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Boettcher Foundation awards $1 million for education projects
April 28, 2016 — The Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees has awarded $1 million in capital grants to educational institutions in the state. The grant funding includes five higher-education institutions and an expansion of the foundation’s support of the Qualistar Colorado Capital Fund, which supports early childhood...
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Boettcher Scholar helps shape diplomacy in Foreign Service role
Arnold Chacon leads an agency responsible for such high-stakes, far-reaching work as negotiations with Iran to reach a nuclear agreement, opening a new chapter in the United States’ relationship with the Cuban people, combating terrorists linked to ISIS and forging international alliances to mitigate the...
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Durango Herald: Boettcher program trains teachers to be successful
By Ann Butler The Durango Herald New teachers are leaving the profession at alarming rates, and colleges are graduating fewer licensed teachers, leaving many schools hurting for qualified instructors. Southwest Colorado is one of four areas in the state particularly hard-hit by the shortage.  Nationwide, about one-third of new...
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Boettcher Scholars forge connections at D.C. reception
Boettcher Foundation Staff recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit Boettcher Scholar alumni whose diverse careers and passions took them to the East Coast. While there, we had the chance to reconnect with the impressive alumni who live in the D.C. area at a reception hosted...
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Rita B. Contreras joins Boettcher Foundation
April 19, 2016 — The Boettcher Foundation is pleased to announce that Rita B. Contreras has joined the staff as executive assistant. Contreras brings more than 20 years of experience in politics and higher-education with a focus on empowering others to access resources to improve their...
2015 Year in Review
2015 was both a profound and productive year for the Boettcher Foundation. Our programs continued to identify and support the dynamic thinkers and leaders who propel Colorado forward, and we launched new efforts to support our communities right here at home. ...
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Scholarship launches businessman into diverse career in Denver
Jack Pottle, a 1973 Boettcher Scholar, has helped shape some of Colorado’s top industries—from working in cable to providing homes for some of Denver’s trendiest new restaurants. And though Jack has called Colorado home for his entire life, he likely would not still be here without...