RANGELY I The Colorado Northwestern Community College’s National Park Ranger Academy held its fall graduation ceremony on Nov. 13.
The graduation ceremony included: Chief Ranger Rick Mossman, who welcomed the ranger trainees, staff and guests; CNCC President Russell George; college representatives—academy coordinator Rebecca Roarty, lead instructor Richard Edwards and instructor Christopher Dodds.
There were also district ranger’s academy recollections, a presentation of individual awards, the presention of the Commission certificates and closing remarks by Chief Ranger Lee Buschkowsky.
The following NPS students graduated: Jason D. Apgar (New Jersey), Shane K. Barton (Missouri), William D. Bartz (Colorado), Cory T. Bennett (Virginia), Allison M. Bishop (Ohio), Lucas S. Box (Kansas), Eric W. Brocaille (Colorado), David M. Engel (Ohio); Daniel D. Kukura (New York), Kyle Mackay (Pennsylvania), Eric A. Meier (New Jersey), George F. Menze* (Alaska) and Brian Steidle* (Idaho).
* denotes district rangers