Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
University of Coloado Colorado Springs

Alumni Connections: Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, March 2011

Jennifer HaneThank you for your continued support of alumni relations programming at UCCS.

This month, I'd like to encourage you to join us for our semi-annual Alumni Advancement Lecture Series on Saturday, April 2 (full event details below and online). Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will give a campus update, followed by the keynote presentation "The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not 'Wing' It" from University of Colorado President Emeritus John Buechner.

The event is a great opportunity to build essential career skills - in this case, the tools for persuasion and networking - and to meet fellow graduates from the Front Range. We'll have a free breakfast buffet and optional campus tour as well, so please join us!

We hope to see you on campus soon,

Jennifer Hane, BA '01, MPA '04
Director of University Events and Alumni Relations

Registered Dietitian Day

Registered Dietitian DayRegistered Dietitian Day was Wednesday, March 9, 2011. This was the fourth annual Registered Dietitian Day to be celebrated during National Nutrition Month. As the nation's food and nutrition experts, registered dietitians are committed to improving the health of their patients and community. Registered Dietitian Day commemorates the dedication of RDs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.

Amanda Sullivan, a senior Health Sciences student in the nutrition option at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs contacted Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera and asked him to proclaim March 9 as Registered Dietitian Day for Colorado Springs. Mayor Rivera granted Amanda's request and the signing of the proclamation took place at the Mayor's office.

After the "whereas" statements, the bottom of the proclamation states, "I, Lionel Rivera, Mayor of the city of Colorado Springs, do hereby proclaim March 9, 2011 as Registered Dietitian Day in the city of Colorado Springs and encourage all citizens to recognize the contributions of Registered Dietitians and express appreciation for their commitment to promoting science-based nutrition in the hope of achieving optimum health for both today and tomorrow."

The above photo shows Amanda Sullivan and Didactic Program in Dietetics Coordinator Kim Schenck with Mayor Rivera at the proclamation signing.

Beth-El in the News

University HallThe LaJunta Tribune Democrat wrote about a UCCS faculty member in Dr. Mandi Sinclair will be keynote speaker at Girls in the Middle Conference.




Alumni Advancement Lecture Series to feature President Emeritus John Buechner presenting on The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not 'Wing' It

John BuechnerJoin the UCCS Alumni and Friends Association on Saturday, April 2 at 9:30 a.m. for the semi-annual Alumni Advancement Lecture Series and Campus Tour.

Our keynote speaker will be President Emeritus of the University of Colorado John Buechner. Dr. Buechner will present on The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not 'Wing' It. He will cover a practical approach, with suggestions, for persuading and influencing others, e.g., work committees, public bodies, and groups. He will provide examples of "what not to do" as well as suggestions for helping to effectively develop these all-important skills.

This event also includes a complimentary breakfast buffet for alumni attendees, a campus update from UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, and an optional campus tour following the lecture (both shuttle and walking options will be available).

More information will be available as the event date approaches, or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (719) 255-3180 for details.

Alumni Services at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

SBDC LogoAre you interested in starting a small business? Or, are you a current entrepreneur interested in business growth and expansion? The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a community resource to assist you at little to no cost. The center is located at UCCS and hosted by the College of Business. The SBDC is partially funded by the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the City of Colorado Springs and The College of Business at UCCS. These grant funds enable the SBDC to provide one-on-one counseling sessions at no cost to those currently in business, or to those considering entrepreneurship. (More)

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Registered Dietitian Day

Beth-El in the News

Alumni Advancement Lecture Series to Feature President Emeritus John Buechner presenting on The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not 'Wing' It

Alumni Services at the Small Business Development Center

Astropolitics Short Course

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