History of Aims
1965 | 1967 | 1968 | 1970 | 1973 | 1975 | 1976 | 1979 | 1981 | 1983 | 1984
1987 | 1990 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001
2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010
March: The first governing committee was elected to set up the college. The name of the college was selected based upon the committee's desire to have a name which would...AIM...at high and worthy goals.
July 1: Dr. Ed Beaty arrived for his first day on the job as president of Aims Community College.
July 7: The Governing Committee approved a lease of the Lincoln Elementary School building at 5th Avenue and 11th Street in Greeley for temporary classrooms.
September 27: First day of classes. 949 students were enrolled.
Fall: Aims Community College officially moved from its downtown Greeley site.
September: The Skills Center (now Emergency Services Academy) was completed at a cost of $150,000. The 10,600-square-feet center was constructed by Aims students.
December: The 19,310-square-feet Physical Education Building was opened at a cost of $900,000.
February: Dr. Jerry A. Kiefer was appointed acting president of Aims.
August: Dr. George R. Conger was appointed president of Aims.
September: The Westview General Classroom Building opened for fall classes. The $2.1-million structure covers 38,000 square feet.
Fall: Aims Loveland Campus received a home in downtown Loveland, sharing it with Regis College and the City of Loveland.
September: West Campus opened its classrooms in the 14,400-square-feet White Building, 5,500 square feet of which were remodeled at a cost of $200,000.
March 25: Ground was broken for the College Center.
Fall: The Monfort Early Childhood Education Center opened. The 10,000-square-feet center was made possible by a $500,000 gift by the Monfort Family Foundation.
October 1: Dr. George R. Conger retired after more than 18 years of service. Dr. Jerry Kiefer assumed position of interim president.
June 30: Dr. Kiefer retired. The Board of Trustees named the Aims library in his honor---The Jerry A. Kiefer Library.
July 1: Dr. Thompson assumed the presidency.
September 6: Harold S. Winograd Center for Innovative Learning dedicated.
October 2: Thai House II dedicated.
June 14: Dr. Thompson retires. Russ DeVriendt appointed acting President
Sept 19: Brenda Beckman appointed Interim President
August 27: Dr. Paul Gianini appointed as Interim President.
January 31: The leased Health Sciences Building, covering 6,555 square feet, dedicated.
August 17: Allied Health Department moved into BOCES building
August 31: First day of the semester system, replacing the quarter system
March: Aims named one of the top 10 Digital Community Colleges by the Center for Digital Education and the American Association of Community Colleges
September 20: Open House for Mildred S. Hansen building
September 11: Ribbon-cutting for Downtown Center
November 14: Open House for Construction and Automotive Technology building in Fort Lupton
March: Aims expands its cable presence outside of Greeley to Fort Lupton, Fort Collins and Loveland
May: Aims purchases a 40-acre parcel in Berthoud for future development.
September 9: Both the new Allied Health and Sciences Building and the new Aviation Building open their doors for new students.
November: Automotive program revs up in Fort Lupton.
July: Air Traffic Controller program takes flight, offering an Associate of Applied Sciences degree through a two-year program.
August: Study shows Aims Community College generates $1 billion annually for the regional economy.
September: Beaty Hall renovations completed. The 64,000-square-foot building features Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Visual and Performing Arts, Graphic Arts and Communication Media.
November: Aims partners with Weld County Employment Services to develop a new program to produce graduates who are highly qualified to fill positions in electric, oil and gas, solar, wind and geo-thermal industries.
August: Green/Sustainable building program is launched focusing on solar construction techniques, terminology and materials, as well as zero net building, passive thermal architecture, super insulation, and renewable energy sources for heating, cooling and electrical power.
March: Budget shortfalls force Aims to cut Childcare Center, Aviation department and Downtown campus. Third-party partners sought for Childcare and Aviation.
July: College Center renovation completed. All student services now in a one-stop-shop to better serve students.