Renee Hannenberg receives Alpine Bank Scholarship


Renee Hannenberg, freshman at Colorado Mesa University has been awarded the 2018 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.

Renee was born and raised in Montrose and graduated from San Juan Christian Homeschool Educators.  As a youth she participated in sports through the Montrose Recreation District which eventually led her to work with the youth program throughout high school.   Renee has not declared a major yet but is interested in pursuing something in the medical field.

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. Each time an Education Loyalty VISA Debit Card is swiped, we donate 10 cents to education related projects in our community,” states Lori Bachmann, Alpine Bank Regional Community Relations Assistant.  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 *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 Community College. For more information, visit  




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Lori Bachmann