Copper Mountain College Honors Students on the President's List

    February 14, 2011

    JOSHUA TREE, CA –   Copper Mountain College students were honored for their academic achievement in the Spring and Fall 2010 semesters on February 4, 2011 at a President’s List reception in the Bell Center.  To qualify for the President’s List, a student must take at least 12 credits in a semester and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better.  306 students achieved this honor, and nearly one third of them attended the reception to receive their certificates, with many proud family members in attendance, taking the Community Room of the Bell Center to maximum capacity.
    CMC President Dr. Roger Wagner told the students:  “It will only be by setting difficult goals and achieving them that you find any true sense of achievement.”

    Members of the Beta Rho Pi Chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa hosted the event, with Vice-Presidents Josh Valentin and Jonathan Brophy inviting President’s List students who have an overall 3.5 grade point average to join the chapter.  Valentin noted that the honor society provides scholarship opportunities for transfer students, while Brophy stressed the academic and collegial advantages of membership.  Beta Rho Pi advisor Professor Cathy Itnyre called for interested students to contact her at  During Professor Itnyre’s remarks, she mentioned a former CMC student who received a generous scholarship as a result of this membership.
    CMC students who made the President’s List but were unable to attend Friday’s reception may stop by the President’s Office to pick up their certificates.