Office of Institutional Advancement: Aims Foundation
Aims Community College Foundation
5401 W. 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80634
General Services Building,
Director of Institutional Advancement:
Julie Buderus, 970.339.6583
Carol Lehman, 970.339.6556
Linda Archibeque, 970.339.6433
Generous individuals and organizations, primarily in Northern Colorado, make gifts to improve 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 2006, the Aims Foundation launched the Building for Tomorrow Today Capital Campaign to provide both construction and equipment support for new facilities on campus, and new scholarship funds to meet the current and future needs of students who choose Aims.
In 2009-2010, the Foundation will provide more than $100,000 in student scholarship support to help community members achieve their dreams. Generous donors to the Foundation scholarship program provide a legacy to northern Colorado by helping families achieve self-sufficiency. New scholarships like the College Promise Scholarship Fund, the Shane Stewart Memorial Endowment, George Chisholm Scholarship, Bill and Audrey Trimble Scholarship, Ryan Weeks Endowment, Dale Majors Endowment, and Ruth Slomer Scholarship will add to the substantial scholarship effort offered by the Aims Foundation.
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 on-line, go to www.aims.edu/foundation.
“The mission of the Aims Foundation is to support the goals and objectives of Aims Community College by providing supplemental resources to ensure success.”
Mark Bradley, President
Sally Asmus, Vice President
Mike Kelly, Treasurer
Dr. Doug Armburst
Dr. John Welch
Ex Officio: Aims President, Dr. Marilynn “Marsi” Liddell
Board of Trustees Liaison: Mike Freeman
Making a Difference
The College Promise Scholarship was established by community leaders. It is a new 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.
The Shane Stewart Memorial Endowment Scholarship
Family members of Shane Stewart established a lasting legacy through an endowment at Aims. Now, students who choose Emergency Medical Services or Fire Science coursework may qualify for private gift support due to this scholarship fund. This is just one example how donor generosity provides a sustainable and positive impact on our community.
Office of Grants and Contracts
Aims Community College Office of Grants and Contracts
5401 W. 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80634
General Services Building, Room 204
Carol Fiol, Ph.D., 970.339.6650
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 should 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 http://www.aims.edu/grants 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
Project Period: 9/1/05 – 8/31/10
This grant 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.
Emerging Scholars Expansion
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation
Project Period: 8/1/09 - 9/30/10
Building Highways/Building Careers Project
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Project Period: 1/1/09 – 12/31/10
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 underutilized communities throughout the Northern Colorado area, including Weld, Larimer, Mogan and Adams counties.
Colorado Advanced Technology Education Partnership (CATEP)
National Science Foundation
Project Period: 9/1/08-8/31/11
This grant will focus on giving information technology student the knowledge that will help them land high-skill, high-wage jobs in Colorado. The college will incorporate employability skills such a written and verbal communication into introductory information technology classes. The grant will provide for increased collaboration with regional business and industry, faculty professional development, and student internships. This grant is a partnership with Arapahoe Community College, with a total award to both schools of $476,000.
Project Period: 7/1/09-6/30/10