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The Making of Choose Red

Choose Red to make the most of every moment.

Choose Red began as an inspiration and has grown into a way of life.
Our students Choose Red to shape their world. They are the heart of the UCM Choose Red campaign. All of our ads feature current UCM students -- who better to tell the UCM story than those who have experienced what it means to Choose Red and the doors it has opened for them?

In fall 2013, University Relations held its second annual open auditions in the Elliott Student Union. University Relations met more than 115 talented students who made the decision to Choose Red. They shared their stories with us so we could share them with you.

Thank you to everyone who came out for the auditions. We enjoyed our second annual open auditions day on campus.

"I chose red because when I transferred to UCM I wanted the full college experience. UCM was not too big and not too small. You’re not just a number here, which allows you to really get involved and make a difference."


-Taylor Gericke


"I chose red because I liked the relationships established between teachers and students. That makes the learning environment so much easier!"


-Kiarnana Ferguson-Square


"I chose red because the moment I stepped on campus I was valued as an individual. I was able to join the debate team and other organizations that really encompass diversity, and I love that."


-Mariah Suddarth


"I chose red because of its closeness to home, its affordability and because I knew I would get hands-on experience in the classroom."


-Chase Freeman


"I chose red to compete at a higher level. I run track here. UCM gives me a good balance of academics and athletics."


-Brad Banowetz