Alumni Connections: Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, January 2011
Welcome to the January 2011 issue of Alumni Connections. We hope that the new year finds you well.
In the Office of Alumni Relations at UCCS, we're working toward a number of goals for the spring semester. Within the next few weeks, you should receive a letter asking you to update your contact information, particularly your employer and job title. If you'd like to do that in advance of receiving the letter, you can do so quickly and easily on our website.
As your alma mater continues to grow, we want to tell our current and prospective students about all our alumni have achieved, and you are part of that story. Thank you in advance for sharing your career progress with us.
As always, suggestions for new alumni programs or feedback on what we're already doing are always welcome. Feel free to email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!
Jennifer Hane, BA '01, MPA '04
Dr. Rager, it sounds like you have been busy since graduation. The dean, faculty, and staff would like to extend our congratulations to you for receiving the 2011 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence which will be presented to you during the AANP 26th National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this June. Tell us, how is it that you came to be recognized for such a prestigious award?
I was nominated by my former nurse, who worked with me at a practice that serves the primary health care needs of the working uninsured. I had the honor to serve as her professor in a LPN to ADN nursing program. Then, shortly after her graduation, she began working as my nurse within the clinic, which was such an honor. I have worked within the clinic, serving the working uninsured since 2005, and as a result of being a DNP student was able to design/implement a hypertension program to serve the clinic population. This award is presented annually to a nurse practitioner in each state who has exhibited clinical excellence. Therefore, I feel very honored to have been selected from among all the nurse practitioners in the state of Kentucky. I know there are many nurse practitioners who are also deserving of the award and feel very blessed to have achieved this honor. (More)
Learn more about the award online.
William Crouch, director of extended studies, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, recently joined the Memorial Health System Foundation Board. He is a retired cardiothoracic surgeon and also serves on the board for AspenPointe board and the Peak Vista fundraising board.
After a semester-long experiment, UCCS and computer giant Cisco shared a new way of delivering education before a world-wide audience last week.
During the fall semester, instructors from the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Science taught to students at Otero Junior College and Lamar Community College via Cisco Telepresence in addition to students on campus. In doing so, Bob Kressin and Sue Davis put UCCS in the record books. UCCS is the first university to use Telepresence to deliver for-credit college courses. (More)
KRDO also aired a story about UCCS and its partnership with CISCO in UCCS IS THE FIRST COLLEGE IN THE US TO USE TELEPRESENCE.
UCCS supporter Glenn Williams aims to level the playing field with several gifts he has made toward UCCS women's athletics these past five years—including an endowed scholarship for women athletes.
And now, with a gift of a 12-foot-high sculpture that will grace the Four Diamonds Complex on North Nevada Avenue, Williams's legacy will be evident not only to his scholarship recipients, but to thousands who use these athletic fields each year. (More)
Join us on February 11 at 6:30 p.m. for UCCS Alumni Night at Theaterworks. We'll have a networking social hour with appetizers and beverages from 6:30 - 7:30, with the performance of Boeing Boeing at 7:30. Order tickets online ($25/person) and use the discount code ALUMNI.
Freeland is a dynamic hip hop theater solo show written and performed by Ariel Luckey, directed by Margo Hall and scored by Ryan Luckey. The show follows a young white man's search for his roots as it takes him from the streets of Oakland to the prairies of Wyoming on an unforgettable journey into the heart of American history.
When: Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Learn more and access parking instructions online through the Matrix Center.
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