Cumbres is a support and scholarship program at UNC designed to make you a passionate and compassionate teacher for ESL students. Our goal is to prepare you to be hired as an exceptional teacher candidate ready and able to serve underrepresented students in public schools.

Our student staff for 2016-2017:

  • Resident Assistant: Stephanie Gomez
  • Resident Hall Mentor: Micah Brazzale
  • Cumbres/CHE Academic Advisor: Lupe Camacho

*Please check out this video created by a senior Cumbres student who interviewed veteran teachers at her school about why it's great to be a teacher.

*Here is a link to a teacher preparation blog hosted by Priscila Marin-Amory, a senior Cumbres student. She has great resources and advice for future teachers!


  • Cumbres has approximately 80 current students seeking licensure endorsements in bilingual instruction and/or English as Second Language (ESL).
  • The average Cumbres student Grade Point Average (GPA) exceeds a 3.2 cumulative GPA.
  • Each freshman and new student of the program is paired up with a mentor teacher in the Greeley community
  • More than 50% of Cumbres students are considered to be first-generation college students.
  • Cumbres students receive a $1,500 grant each year.
  • Cumbres students are recruited from over 73 different high schools.

Some Cumbres students are members of UNC's:

  • Boettcher's Scholars
  • Daniel's Fund Scholars
  • Presidential Leadership Program.
  • University Honors Program
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Stryker Institute for Leadership Development
  • Greek Life
  • Housing and Residential Education
  • Center for Human Enrichment
  • Cultural Centers

CUMBRES News and Upcoming Events

  • Check out our video promoting Cumbres!!!