Copper Mountain College Names New Student Activity Center after Christine Proudfoot.

    August 9, 2013

    At today’s CMC Board of Trustees’ meeting one of the founding members of The Friends of Copper Mountain College was recognized for her countless contributions to the Foundation and the College.  Christine Proudfoot served the Foundation in many capacities from 1993 until 2005 including service on the Library Committee, Nominating Committee, Cultural Committee, and as co-hostess with Genevieve Salisbury for the Guest Author Series.  Christine was devoted to education and to building a college for the people, “right here at home.”

    Mrs. Proudfoot passed away on June 10, 2013 and her husband, Col. R. M. Proudfoot, USMC, Ret. wanted a significant way to honor her.  His presentation of a $100,000 gift to Copper Mountain College Foundation met the 20% of total project cost in consideration for a naming opportunity.  Based on recommendations from the Foundation’s Executive Director, Sandy Smith, and College Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Wagner, the Board of Trustees, in a unanimous decision, acted to name the yet completed activity center.  The accepted recommendation was met with great delight at the board meeting and resulted in the naming of the new “Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center”. 

    Last year, the Foundation undertook a $500,000 major gifts campaign to build a Student Activity Center on the CMC campus.  With this gift, the campaign will be halfway to the goal of a dedicated gathering place for students.  It is a well-known fact that interpersonal relationships are important elements to students’ success in college.  The Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center will create that environment for success, encouraging professional relationships, friendships and the development of skills beyond the classroom.  The Center will provide the opportunity for students to identify with CMC and encourage their on-campus involvement and interaction.

    To learn more about the Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center or to make a donation, contact the Foundation at 760-366-3791 ext. 4200 or on the Foundation website at

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