Catalog 2014-2015, Final Edition 
    Sep 23, 2020  
Catalog 2014-2015, Final Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aims Foundation / Office of Grants and Contracts

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Office of Institutional Advancement: Aims Foundation

Aims Community College Foundation


5401 W. 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80634
General Services Building,
Room 217



Director of Institutional Advancement:

Julie Buderus, 970.339.6583

Staff Specialist:

Debbie Sherin, 970.339.6556

Financial Services:

Cindy Cook, 970.339.6624

Generous individuals and organizations, primarily in Northern Colorado, invest in student success at Aims Community College through the Aims Foundation. Since 1979, donors have provided private contributions for student scholarships, to enhance program offerings and to upgrade buildings and equipment. Supporters of Aims also attend special events to benefit educational opportunities at the College.

In 2014-2015, the Foundation will provide support via technology enhancements, capital improvements and scholarship support to help community members achieve their dreams. Generous donors to the Foundation provide a legacy to northern Colorado by helping families achieve self-sufficiency.    

To receive scholarship information, contact the Financial Aid Office. If you would like to contribute to Aims Community College, contact the Aims Foundation at 970.339.6556. To donate online, go to

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Aims Foundation is to support the goals and objectives of Aims Community College by providing supplemental resources to ensure success.”


Andrew Romero,
Aims Foundation

Foundation Board

Vicki Sears, Vice President
Bob Cox, Treasurer
Sally Asmus
Sean Conway
Jeff Engelman
Wanetta Elliott
Teresa Mueller
Dr. Gene O’Hara
Tamara Pachl
Marilyn Stone

Ex Officio: Aims President, Dr. Marilynn “Marsi” Liddell
Board of Trustees Liaison: Carol Ruckel

Making a Difference

The College Promise Scholarship was established by community leaders. It is a scholarship program for School District 6 students who plan to attend Aims Community College after high school graduation. The money will provide up to $2,500 for tuition, books and fees.


Office of Grants and Contracts

Aims Community College Office of Grants and Contracts


5401 W. 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80634
Westview, Room 102



Associate Dean:

Rob Umbaugh, 970.339.6237

Grant Specialist:


About the Office of Grants and Contracts

The Office of Grants and Contracts provides leadership in developing and maintaining grant support at Aims Community College. The Grant Specialist oversees pre-and post-award activities. The Office assists the College in strategic grants planning, helps Aims faculty and staff develop competitive proposals, coordinates institutional approval of all grant and contract proposals submitted by Aims Community College, and provides support for grants management activities.

Grant Development at Aims Community College

Those interested in submitting a grant proposal must contact the Grant Specialist (see contact information). If you have ideas for grant-funded projects, please contact the Office of Grants and Contracts for assistance in developing proposals. Alternately, if you wish to develop a proposal on your own, please contact the Office of Grants and Contracts as early as possible in the proposal development process to allow time to obtain institutional approval.

Please see for more information on Aims policies and procedures related to proposal development and approval.

Current Major Grants at Aims Community College

Aims Community College Student Support Services

TRIO—Student Support Services, U.S. Department of Education
Amount: $1,192,480.00
Project Period: 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2015

TRIO STEM—Student Support Services for eligible students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, U.S. Department of Education
Amount: $1,100,000.00
Project Period: 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2015

These grants will allow Aims Community College to increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of eligible students, and to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation college students and students with disabilities.

Building Highways/Building Careers Project

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Amount: $1,000,050.00
Project Period: 1/27/2012 – 1/26/2017

This grant will allow Aims Community College to provide program participants an opportunity to obtain an entry-level education in the Colorado Highway Construction industry. The program offers highway construction related training to individuals from traditionally underserved communities throughout the Northern Colorado area, including Weld, Larimer, Morgan and Adams counties.

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant - Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturers Program (CHAMP)

Department of Labor (DOL)
: $2,106,296.00
Project Period: 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2017

CHAMP is a statewide consortium creating accessible career pathways in the high-demand advanced manufacturing sector.

Aims Community College Career Ladder Program - Fort Lupton

Department of Education
Amount: $1,526,986.84  
Project Period: 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2016

 This project will provide 60 paraprofessionals an opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree with emphasis in English as a Second Language.