It was Feb. 19, and though it was cold and snowy in Denver, the inside of Colorado’s Capitol building was warm and inviting for the very first Greeley Day at the Capitol.

The event centered on actively promoting Greeley and discussing important issues. A recurring topic was the Aims2UNC partnership, a program that streamlines a path for students to transition directly to UNC after earning their associate’s degree at Aims.

The day began with an official welcome by Colorado Governor Jared Polis and a performance by the UNC choir. Participants met with state officials including Gov. Polis, Sen. John Cooke, Reps. Perry Buck and Mary Young, Treasurer Dave Young, and Colorado Department of Higher Education Executive Director Angie Paccione. 

"This was a tremendous event to highlight Greeley with our collective voice," said UNC President Andy Feinstein. "I want to thank our partners, our students who represented UNC and Greeley so well, and our elected officials for participating."