I first became acquainted with RMC - from a distance - when about 20 years ago I researched colleges for a young man, Chris Tracy, who was a member of the Guilford Community Church and was graduating from high school and wondering where to go to college. None of the VT colleges seemed to quite fill the bill for what he was looking for, so I looked into UCC-related colleges and found that RMC was just the sort of college he was looking for - and he went there! His parents were not too happy that he went so far away from home, and as it turned out, both finances and distance led to his dropping out after two years, but I think he enjoyed those two years.
Rocky Mountain College is interesting academically. It has the usual liberal arts curriculum, but it also has very strong programs in, e.g., Aviation (with majors in both Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management), Equestrian Studies (with several sub-majors in this field), and Environmental Studies. There is a strong Music Department and a Peace Institute is also located there. The campus has many very handsome sandstone buildings, quarried from the Rimrock Hills behind the campus - Losekamp Hall is an example:
|Losekamp Hall, which houses the Music Department at Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT|