Trinidad State News

Community interest sparks a red hot class at Trinidad State

Valley Campus / March 11, 2015


Select students from each of the Community Colleges in Colorado were honored at a luncheon in Denver on April 7. Included in the group of “Rising Stars” were Danielle Armstrong from Trinidad State’s Valley Campus in Alamosa and Shane Boice, from the Trinidad Campus.

Danielle is an exceptional student from the San Luis Valley. She’s Vice President of the Student Government Association and serves as the Legislative Liaison to the Student State Advisory Council in the Colorado Community College System. A hard-working wife and mother of young children, Danielle also recently represented Colorado college students at the National Student Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C. and has been asked to serve on the National Leadership Council. After graduating from Trinidad State next year, Danielle plans to continue her education at Adams State University in Alamosa.

Gunsmithing Student Shane Boice was also honored at the luncheon. Now at the end of his first year in the demanding gunsmithing program he still finds time to stay active on the Trinidad Campus. He’s also a residence hall assistant and a positive force on campus. When he found that a group of students weren’t happy with internet speeds at the residence halls, which hampered homework assignments, he studied the housing contract and monitored actual internet speeds being delivered. When he found the data speeds didn’t come up to the level the contract promised, he brought his findings to the Student Government organization on campus.

Shane regularly attends student government meetings, is involved in the Student Activities Committee and constantly comes up with fun ideas to engage students. He spends time at Trinidad State’s Prator Gun Range and has been known to take along fellow students, instructing them in proper shooting techniques.