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November 2011

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$4 million gift to spur academic health sciences building

The John E. and Margaret L. Lane Foundation and Margot Lane of Colorado Springs will donate $4 million to UCCS and Peak Vista Community Health Centers to build an academic health sciences building on North Nevada Avenue.

The building, which will integrate primary healthcare services for aging adults with UCCS academic programs, will be named the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences in the Lanes’ honor.

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'Rising Star' sings praises of UCCS education


A military spouse understands the challenge of frequent relocations all too well. Alumna Lisa Pratt, whose husband is in the Army, attended three colleges in three years before landing at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. But it was at UCCS that Pratt found her voice and the outstanding faculty support that assured her success – despite being challenged with severe dyslexia. Through the mentorship of her music and theater instructors and an outstanding Army program called Operation Rising Star, Pratt toured the country singing for the troops and cut a CD that was released in August.

“I’ve been able to do what my profession is and still be with my husband. It’s been huge in my life,” she said. “I get to do what I love.”

Lisa Pratt
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Meyer publishes on fat distribution

Nanna Meyer, assistant professor, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently co-authored “Can Alternating Lower Body Negative and Positive Pressure During Exercise Alter Regional Body Fat Distribution or Skin Appearance?”

The sturdy sought to determine whether physical activity, with and without lower body pressure, leads to increased regional fat loss in the lower extremities of overweight women.

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UCCS license plate turns one

A program that allows UCCS faculty, staff, students and alumni to display school pride on vehicle license tags will celebrate its first anniversary with a sale enabling purchasers to save $25 on orders placed before December 31.

Jennifer Hane, director, Alumni Relations, announced the birthday celebration as part of efforts to sell at least 500 license tags, the minimum required by the Department of Revenue for the program to continue.

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Alumni in the news

Matt Carpenter ('06) was mentioned in Nonprofits can share what works for them at upcoming seminar

Stockman Kast Ryan + Co. promoted Buddy Newton ('08) to senior tax consultant.

Jaclyn Reeves-Pepin ('00, '03) was named executive director of the National Association of Biology Teachers.

In memory:

The Alumni and Friends Association extends its condolences to the family and friends of UCCS alumnus John Ormanoski, Jr. ('92, '96).

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