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Rebecca Doll wins scholarship

Left to Right – Rebecca Doll, Scholarship Recipient and Jeremy Russell, Assistant Vice President of Alpine Bank

Rebecca Doll, freshman at Colorado Mesa University has been awarded the 2017 Alpine Bank scholarship specific for students attending the Montrose Campus. The Alpine Bank scholarship was established in 2013 with the focus on assisting students both traditional and non-traditional that wish to attend CMU in Montrose. Additionally, we look for applicants that are not only good students but also good community members.

Doll is new CMU student, but this is not her first college degree. She graduated from Western State Colorado University in 2012 with a Wildlife Biology degree. After graduating she didn’t find fulfillment in her new career. After taking a break to pursue other interests including skiing, traveling, yoga and rock climbing, Doll realized that she wanted to make a difference in the world in treating people who are sick, injured and need medical care.

Her focus at CMU is a Pre-Allied Health – Nursing degree. She is dedicated to her education and the scholarship will assist her in focusing her energy on school and learning. Not only is Doll a dedicated student she is also involved in the community, she is the Founder/Creator of “San Juanitas”; creating a community of women and girls engaging in outdoor activities in Ouray and Ridgway, as well as other nearby towns. Doll hopes to inspire others to take care of themselves not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.

It was a great honor to be able to help a local student continue their education. “We strongly believe in giving back and the importance of education. Our customers who utilize their Education Loyalty VISA Debit Card do too. Each time an Education Loyalty VISA Debit Card is swiped, we donate 10 cents to education related projects in our community,” states Allison Nadel, Alpine Bank Community Relations Director. This scholarship is made possible through our Education Loyalty VISA Debit Card.

About Alpine Bank: Chartered in 1973, Alpine Bank is an employee-owned organization with assets exceeding $3 billion. With headquarters in Glenwood Springs and 38 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 600 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank has a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions. Learn more at www.alpinebank.com.

*Alpine Bank Wealth Management services are not FDIC insured, may lose value and are not guaranteed by the bank.

About Colorado Mesa University: The largest university in western Colorado, Colorado Mesa University enrolls 9,500 students and offers 74 majors and 46 minors. Colorado Mesa serves students at the main campus in Grand Junction, satellite campus in Montrose, and its community college, Western Colorado CommunityCollege. For more information, visit www.coloradomesa.edu.

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Allison Nadel