Mines organization, employee receive Golden Chamber of Commerce awards

Receiving the Golden Chamber of Commerce Civic Award (from left): Chemical engineering student Daniel Jost, Mining Engineering Department Laboratory Coordinator and Blue Key Advisor Bruce Yoshioka, Associate Director of Student Activities for Student Organizations Travis Smith, Engineering Physics student Nicholas Booth and Sigma Nu Advisor Erik Boutwell.
Receiving the Golden YP of the Year award (from left): Golden YP chair Cassy Brooks, Assistant Director of Housing Operations and Golden YP past-chair Katie Schmalzel and Golden Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Dawn Smith.

GOLDEN, Colo., Jan. 28, 2015 – Colorado School of Mines took home two awards at the Golden Chamber of Commerce luncheon Jan. 15. The Student Activities Office received the chamber’s civic award, which is given to an organization that has made significant contributions to the city of Golden over the last year. “I think it is a great testament to the work our students and staff do in supporting the Golden community in addition to their responsibilities at Mines,” said Travis Smith, Associate Director of Student Activities for Student Organizations. “It is fantastic to see our town and gown relationships improve through the efforts of the staff and students at Mines being involved in the leadership of and service to the community.”

Assistant Director of Housing Operations Katie Schmalzel serves as Golden Young Professionals (YP) past-chair. At the luncheon, she received the Golden YP of the Year award for her role as the 2014 chair, during which she made new connections and networked with young professionals in Golden.

“I met with the initial group that started the Golden Young Professionals in the fall of 2011. Since then I have watched the group grow, morph and settle into a routine. I have been fortunate to meet many professionals in the local area that have become close friends,” Schmalzel said.

Mines organizations Blue Key and Sigma Nu were also invited to be a part of the luncheon for their contributions.



Kathleen Morton, Communications Coordinator / 303-273-3088 / kmorton@mines.edu
Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations / 303-273-3541 / kgilbert@mines.edu

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