College & Community Relations

Aims Fire Science students honored with David Goodale Student of the Year Award

Submitted on: 04-29-2005

Chris Mirowski and Justin Harvey, two Fire Science students at Aims, received the David Goodale Student of the Year Award at a ceremony held on April 20. The award is given to fire science majors who meet certain academic and skills requirements, display strong personal character and integrity, have excellent communication skills, exhibit a strong work ethic, and show continued dedication to the fire service profession. Mirowski is a career firefighter with Union Colony Fire/ Rescue Authority. He is furthering his studies to become a more effective firefighter and possibly become promoted within his agency. He also serves as an adjunct instructor with Aims Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services programs. Justin Harvey volunteers with the Milliken Fire Department. After he completes his degree at Aims, Harvey plans to actively pursue employment with a paid fire department. David Goodale started in the fire service in 1970 when he joined the Loveland Fire Department. He was hired by the Kodak Fire Department in 1973 where he worked until 1978. He was then hired by Loveland Fire Department as an Engineer in 1979. Goodale served on many fire service committees over the years including secretary, vice-president, and newsletter editor of the Northern Colorado Firefighter Association. He was named Fireman of the Year in 1980. In 1984, he came to Aims Community College where he was a full time fire science instructor. His strong dedication and promotion of the fire service lead his fellow associates to name the annual student academic award in his honor after his unexpected death in April 1989. Aims Community College is an EEO/AA Employer Aims Community College is one of the largest and most comprehensive two-year colleges in Colorado. Founded in 1967 in Greeley, Aims has since established additional campuses in Fort Lupton, Loveland and Fort Collins. Curriculum now includes 2,000 day, evening and weekend courses for 14,000 students annually.

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