RMIMA Student Ambassador Program
The Rocky Mountain Information Management Association
(RMIMA) is a professional association serving the Colorado Front Range
information technology community for more than 20 years. RMIMA’s mission
is to foster information systems education and the continued advancement
of information management.
One of the ways the RMIMA satisfies its mission is
through the Student Ambassador Program which is now in its tenth year.
The program allows students representing Colorado’s major colleges and
universities to represent their schools at RMIMA functions and to report
knowledge they have gained through the RMIMA back to their schools. The
a transition vehicle for college and university
students into the professional world.
an arena for organizations to be introduced to the
best and brightest coming out of the academic world.
a communications channel ensuring that Colorado’s
higher education institution are in sync with the state’s business
needs and that businesses are aware of the skills and knowledge the
next generation of students encompass.
Student Ambassadors are appointed by each school’s
academic leadership during the start of the academic school year. At a
minimum, Student Ambassadors are required to make a strong commitment to
attending all RMIMA events and functions and to report back to their
respective institutions at regular intervals. Additionally, each Student
Ambassador is encouraged to participate further by completing an
internship with the RMIMA, attending RMIMA board meetings, starting a
RMIMA Student Chapter and by building a community with the other RMIMA
Student Ambassadors receive numerous benefits, such as
all the rights and privileges of general RMIMA members, the opportunity
to participate at all RMIMA events free-of-charge, the opportunity to
network with business members at RMIMA events, having their names
announced at each RMIMA event, having their biographies posted on the
RMIMA website and the prestige of being part of a handful of students
selected by their institutions and recognized the Colorado’s technology
community as future leaders.
The Student Ambassador Program is fully funded by the
RMIMA in partnership with business sponsors. There is no cost to the
student or the university.
email@example.com. By combining our efforts to foster information systems education and to
continue the advancement of information management we can ensure that
Colorado’s college graduates continue to enter the field ready to lead
local technology organizations into the future.
The University Student Ambassador Program is being
offered through four schools: Metropolitan State College of Denver,
Regis University, Denver University, and the University of Colorado
Denver. Two students from each school will be awarded the position as
Student Ambassadors to the RMIMA, representing their Universities. The
students must be in good standing and commit to attend 8 monthly
meetings and the annual conference.
Colleges and universities interested in participating in
the Student Ambassador program are encouraged to contact Carol Kapaun
Current Student Ambassadors
Keith Marrs-Olson ITT 2010-2012
Pinky Jethwani – UCD 2011-2012
Sally Pement – UCD 2011 - 2012
Former Student Ambassadors
Chad Kropf, 2007-2008
Michael Redfern, 2007-2008
Patrick Beatty, 2007-2008
Colette Hanley, 2006-2007
June C. Gorman, 2006-2007
Harriet Glenn, 2006-2007
Linc Melin, 2006-2007
Michael Erskine, 2006-2007
Alan M. Cheney, 2005-2006
Students interested in Non-Profit Management, Event
Planning, Sales and Marketing or Technology are encouraged to contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about current and upcoming
internship opportunities. While these internships are unpaid, many
academic institutions will allow the student to earn academic credit for
their internship experience. Internship durations can range from a few
weeks to multiple semesters.
Organizations looking for student interns are encouraged
to contact us for more information about reaching the local academic
community and tapping into their enormous resource of qualified student
Student Ambassador Program Sponsorship
Without the financial support of Colorado’s business
community the Student Ambassador Program’s would not have been able to
provide this amazing opportunity for over ten years. If your
organization is interested in continuing the tradition of the Student
Ambassador program, you are encouraged to show your commitment by
sponsoring the RMIMA Student Ambassador Program. For more information
please contact Carol Kapaun
The RMIMA Student Chapters program was developed to
encourage students to continue study in information technology, provide
opportunities to meet with other students interested in information
technology, interact with industry experts and national experts at
monthly meetings, and provide career guidance in information technology.
A minimum academic standing is not required and majors of all
disciplines are welcome to join.
Benefits of Starting a RMIMA Student Chapter at your
Provide your students with all of the great RMIMA
member benefits, including discounts at monthly luncheons.
Stay on top of events and get great ideas for local
program activities through collaboration with the RMIMA.
There is no cost to start a student chapter at your
school, but your chapter's students must be active student members of
the RMIMA. The cost of membership for undergraduate and graduate
students is free and discounted access to monthly luncheons and other
events is provided. Interested students must complete and submit the
Student Membership Form.
To start a chapter at your school, or to affiliate your
existing information systems, information technology or computer science
club with the RMIMA, your faculty advisor must complete and submit the
Chapter Application Form. The scope of the student chapter at
your school is limited only by the imagination and effort you choose to
put into it. Throughout the year, the advisor will receive relevant
information, membership rosters and blank application forms for new
Contact Carol Kapaun