This week, Ecotech Institute hosted a Solar Energy Salute to Veterans Day in conjunction with Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA).
Speakers included Chris Gorrie, president of Ecotech Institute; Rebecca Cantwell, Executive Director of COSEIA; Mark Mahoney, Director of Department of Defense for Regional Environmental and Energy Office-US Army; and John Bringenberg, a faculty member at Ecotech Institute.
David Serrano, a current student, was presented the first Veterans Award on behalf of COSEIA. He is a Solar Energy Technology student and served in the U.S. Navy for six years.
According to Natasha Maier, the school’s Market Development Manager, Ecotech Institute has 115 current military students, which represents 30% of the student population.