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Geiman Fellows

Geiman Senior Fellows


The mission of the Geiman Fellows program is to develop leaders capable of excelling in today’s marketplace and being productive members of our global society.


  • To broaden participants’ perspectives of the changing global marketplace
  • To provide diverse opportunities to enhance students’ skillsets, so as to be effective managers and leaders therein, including analytical and decision-making competencies, emotional intelligence, humility and gratitude, problem solving, resilience and practicing various facets of professionalism
  • To provide role models and support participants taking responsibility for continuing their professional and personal growth and civic engagement


  • Respect for and engagement with self, the environment and diverse others, including advocating for the voiceless / less fortunate
  • Engaging with challenges, knowing that both successes and failures provide learning and growth opportunities
  • Communicating with courage, compassion and clarity
  • Encouraging others and express gratitude
  • Personal and civic responsibility, locally and globally, including understanding the value of and engaging in service


  • Enhanced business acumen
  • Insight into the effective practice of leadership and management
  • Greater sense of personal purpose, including discovering and nurturing signature style
  • Broadened personal and professional perspectives
  • Open mind and appreciation of exposure to differing viewpoints
  • Ability to obtain information from diverse and reliable sources to inform critical thought and decision making

Application Process

Interested in becoming a Geiman Fellow?

Minimum Qualifications for the Geiman Fellows

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior with at least two remaining semesters (24-96 credits at the end of Spring 2022)
  • Suggested 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrated curiosity, involvement, knowledge, skill, and/or drive beyond what is expected
  • Demonstrated reliability, responsibility, integrity, flexibility, collaboration and/or strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and responsive communicator
  • Proven leadership or potential for leadership with additional mentoring
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple endeavors without experiencing excessive stress
  • If you are passionate about becoming a Fellow, please contact Julie Baca, Director of the Geiman Fellows program at jbaca@western.edu.

Application Guidelines

Please submit a résumé and cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) to jbaca@western.edu which includes the following information:

  • Name, Student ID#, Campus Address (include residence hall and CPO or off campus address), permanent home address, e-mail address, cell phone
  • Major(s), Minor(s), Career Interests/Goals
  • What do you hope to gain from the Fellows, and what would be your most valuable contributions?
  • Be sure you craft a professional résumé and cover letter, attending to all requested information above; it is highly suggested that you seek help at Career Services through the draft(s) and revision(s) process.

After applications are reviewed, students will be chosen to go through an interview process with Dave Geiman. This is the final step in the application process to be a Geiman Fellow.


Geiman Junior Fellows

The Geiman Junior Fellows program provides first-generation, financially eligible students, who show academic potential and motivation in middle school and throughout high school with activities and mentorship to increase awareness and access to institutions of higher education.

The goal is to foster and encourage a desire to learn, while also building skills and removing obstacles to help students achieve the academic success necessary for college attendance. All Junior Fellows who meet the requirements throughout high school have the option to attend Western Colorado University with scholarship support.

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