Students from Arapahoe Community College painting instructor Nathan Abels’ class invited staff and students from the Colorado Center for the Blind to a fully accessible tactile art exhibit at the Jantzen Gallery in ACC’s Art and Design Center recently.
Dakota Ridge High School teacher-librarian John Williams has been hosting a Read Across America Day for 11 years. This year, second-graders from Mount Carbon Elementary visited the DRHS library to listen to high school students, teachers, staff and community members read aloud.
“It’s important to instill the love of reading,” said Williams. “They have the opportunity to hear that everybody reads.”
Mount Carbon second-grade teacher Suzanne Swank said the visit has an added benefit.
LONG Building Technologies Inc. announces its headquarters building at 5001 S. Zuni St. in Littleton was recently awarded LEED (for commercial interiors) Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The LEED rating system, developed by the council, is the internationally accepted standard for energy efficient, sustainable and high performing buildings, and provides building owners a framework for designing and implementing green building design and operations. Gold is the second highest in LEED’s four levels of certification.
Holden Wiens, a photography major from Littleton, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Columbia College Chicago. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have taken at least 12 credit hours and have a 3.75 grade-point average or higher for that semester.
Michael Nugent was recently appointed executive director at Life Care Center of Littleton, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.
“We have an exceptionally qualified staff here,” said Nugent, “and the building itself is beautiful.”
Nugent comes to Life Care Center of Littleton from San Diego, Calif., where he served as executive director at a skilled nursing facility. Prior to that appointment, he was executive director at a skilled nursing facility in Hot Springs, Mont.
Joshua Arne, a member of Boy Scout Troop 640 in Littleton, earned his Eagle Scout rank on Oct. 24.
To attain the rank of Eagle Scout, Joshua earned 22 merit badges and served his troop in a variety of leadership roles. He completed a community service project, building two raised flower beds at Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow in Scouts and the Denver Zoo Boy Scouts Explorer program.