Applied and Environmental Technologies

CONTACTS

John Mangin
Department Chair
Construction Management Faculty
(970) 339-6413
john.mangin@aims.edu

John Lenz
Engineering/Computer Aided Drafting Faculty
(970) 339-6626
john.lenz@aims.edu

Lee McMains
Industrial Technology Faculty
(970) 339-6257
lee.mcmains@aims.edu

Ashley Valenzuela-Ruesgen
Business Outreach and Internship Coordinator
Applied and Environmental Technologies
(970) 339-6415
Ashley.valenzuela-ruesgen@aims.edu

Faculty & Staff

Applied & Environmental Technologies Faculty:

John Lenz
Professor
(970) 339-6626
john.lenz@aims.edu

John Lenz retired from Eastman Kodak Colorado Division as an Electrical/Mechanical Designer after 30 years. He completed his AAS in Engineering Technology and Computer Aided Manufacturing from Aims Community College. John taught part-time at Aims for over five years in the Ď90s and has been teaching full-time ever since.

John teaches engineering technology and computer aided drafting classes. He hopes to start students on the path to engineering. His teaching is enriched by his 15 years of experience as a Journeyman Machinist with Sundstrand/Boeing Aviation and Eastman Kodak. His professional experience and working knowledge as a Manufacturing Technologist proves valuable both inside and outside of the classroom. John is an active member of SME and AutoCAD International UserGroup (AUIG).

John Mangin
Professor
(970) 339-6413
john.mangin@aims.edu

John Mangin came to Aims in Fall of 2006. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he earned a B.S. in Construction Administration. He then went on to earn a M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training from Colorado State University. Prior to his work at Aims, John worked as a Concrete Finisher for Froelich Concrete (1993-1997) and then moved to Monona Masonry to work as a Project Manager/Journeyman Bricklayer (1998-2005).

John currently teaches primarily in the Construction Management program, but is expanding his breadth to also teach some renewable and efficiency energy classes.

Lee McMains
Instructor
(970) 339-6257
lee.mcmains@aims.edu

Lee earned a Bachelorís of Science degree from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). While at UNC he was in the Society of Physics Students club and was a Program Coordinator for Alternative Break. He worked as an Applications Engineer for a research manufacturing company before coming to Aims Community College in 2011. He is currently working on a Masterís of Environmental Law and Policy at Vermont Law School. Lee thoroughly enjoys discussing energy and manufacturing with students and the community.

Applied & Environmental Technologies Staff Faculty:

Bruce Beardsley
TAACCCT Grant Project Director Oil & Gas and Advanced Manufacturing
(970) 339-6265
Bruce.beardsley@aims.edu

Bruce Beardsley came to Aims Community College in June 2012 as the Oil and Gas Grant Director. He is responsible for the administration of the two DOL TAACCCT Grants known as the Colorado Online Energy Training Consortium (COETC) and Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP).

While in the US Air Force, he earned two AAS Degrees (Logistics Management and Instructor of Technology), then, after many hours as a non-traditional student earned his BS degree in Business Administration. When Bruce left the Air Force, he started his own business in Pueblo, Colorado. Many successful and challenging years later, he sold his business and changed career paths to become the Director of Entrepreneurship at Lamar Community College.

Alice Courtney
Instructional Designer, TAACCCT Grant, Oil & Gas and Advanced Manufacturing
(970) 339-6411
alice.courtney@aims.edu

Alice Courtney has been an Instructional Designer at Aims since 2013. She is now an Adjunct Faculty member for the AAET Department. Alice has a Bachelorís degree in Electronic Engineering and a Masterís in Computer Science. She was previously a software developer for almost 20 years. Alice currently works on TAACCCT grant deliverables, modifying AAET Department program courses to fit online delivery formats.

Lani Sorensen
TAACCCT Grant Staff Associate
(970) 339-6449
lani.sorensen@aims.edu

Lani arrived at Aims in the Spring of 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Aging and Human Development at the University of Wyoming. Prior to Aims, Lani was the manager of a medical clinic in Laramie, Wyoming. Lani now provides administrative support to the TAACCCT, COETC, and CHAMP grants. In addition, she is indulging her academic interests through the pursuit of an AAS degree in Oil and Gas Technologies. She also currently serves as a member of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC).

Ashley Valenzuela-Ruesgen
Business Outreach and Internship Coordinator
Applied and Environmental Technologies

(970) 339-6415
Ashley.valenzuela-ruesgen@aims.edu

Ashley Valenzuela-Ruesgen joined the Aims Community College team in July of 2014. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) with a Bachelorís degree in Political Science and a second Bachelorís degree in Mexican American Studies. Ashley then went on to earn her Masterís in Latin American Studies and Law/Human Rights from the University of New Mexico (UNM). As the Business Outreach and Internship Coordinator, Ashley is responsible for developing and implementing outreach strategies while forging new partnerships and strengthening existing networks with local businesses across a wide spectrum of industries. She also assists in building pathways for student internships and employment. Prior to Aims, Ashley worked as an Industrial Health and Safety Intern for Newmont Mining Corp. and later served as the Graduate Assistant for Business Operations at the University of New Mexico.