The Mission of our MCA is to be a strategic partner with the University to advance the understanding and inclusion of employees. We serve as a catalyst to enhance university objectives and professional development of our members.

about the lgbtQ+ mca

Join Mines LGBTQ Community Alliance and participate in a community where we combine university and employee goals to provide maximum benefit to all. We are working to ensure that Mines is a great place to work and welcoming to all with primary goals of:

•    Engagement
•    Professional Development
•    Networking
•    Raising Cultural Awareness
•    Community Involvement
•    Outreach and Recruitment Efforts

The MCA wants to share news, spread education, and build a strong community where all students, staff, and faculty are able to be their authentic selves on and off of of campus. We are working to spread awareness and education to people across campus through sharing daily blasts, inviting speakers to campus to talk about LGBTQ+ issues and themes, and by joining together with student organizations like oSTEM to help bridge the gap between students and the people who can support them best on campus – from staff, faculty, and more. 

Calendar for events and holidays

Insterested in the MCA’s upcoming events and monthly holidays and observed days of celebration? 

You can find a calendar of events for the current and upcoming months HERE.

Meet your leadership!

Carter Kubic (She/Her & He/Him)

Carter Kubic (She/Her & He/Him)


Carter Kubic currently works as the administrative assistant to the Electrical Engineering department. Carter’s pronouns are She/Her and He/Him. Working as the administrative assistant, he has tackled many projects from revamping different things across the department, working as the department social media manager, and helping the office for the EE department run smoothly. Carter also works as one of the two Co-Chairs for the LGBT+ Mines Community alliance (MCA), working to bring more pride and visibility to the LGBT+ community on campus. She has been a part of many MCA activities including running the LGBT+ MCA book club, helping with the MCA Professional Development Conference, and managing many pride events across campus throughout the year like tabling at Denver Pride and the Pride in October craft event.

Carter currently holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Animation, Film, Photography, and Motion Design from Colorado Mesa University. Previous she has worked as a head pastry chef, a video producer, and as a freelance artist. In his free time, Carter spends time playing PC video games, painting, embroidering, and reading. He also spends plenty of time with his partner and their Tuxedo cat, Red.

Colleen Pritchard (She/Her)

Colleen Pritchard (She/Her)


Colleen Pritchard joined the Mines staff as the Assistant Director of Fitness in July 2022.
Colleen grew up in New York and moved to Massachusetts to complete her degree in Nutrition at Merrimack College. During college, Colleen worked for campus recreation and found a home in the gym. She started as front desk staff but looked for ways to be more involved. She completed her NASM Personal training certification and began training clients, eventually working up to team leader of personal training. She completed two separate strength and conditioning internships during her time in college, and is completing her Master’s in Business Management in August of 2022.
During her free time Colleen enjoys spending time in the gym, hiking, and hanging with her niece and nephews.


CONTACT US: mca@mines.edu

Co-Chairs of the LGBTQ+ MCA:

Colleen Pritchard: cpritchard@mines.edu

Carter Kubic:  Carter.kubic@mines.edu

Check out oSTEM

– The official LGBTQ+ organization for Mines students.