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Alumni Connections: College of Education, April 2011

Jennifer Hane

Welcome to the April 2011 issue of Alumni Connections!

Seeking New Board Members
This month, we're excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the UCCS Alumni Advisory Board. Board members serve three-year terms and are involved in a variety of activities including event planning, selection of scholarship recipients, interaction with current students and more. If you're interested in serving your alma mater in this capacity, learn more online. Applications will be accepted through May 15.

Community Service Opportunity
We're also looking forward to a new alumni community service project that will allow the more than 15,000 of you who live and work in the Pikes Peak Region to make a difference in the community we love. This year, we are proud to be partnering with the American Heart Association for their annual Heart Walk that will be held at UCCS on Saturday, June 4. If you're interested in learning more or signing up to participate, please contact me for more information.

As the spring semester draws to a close, I'd like to thank each of you for your continued involvement with UCCS. As alumni, we have many reasons to be proud.


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

UCCS Graduate Programs Earn National Ranking

Dwire HallGraduate programs across the University of Colorado system continue to earn national prominence based on the latest annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report. (More)


Education Offers New English as a Second Language Services

Columbine HallUCCS will offer an intensive English program for students and greater Colorado Springs community members this summer.

The Office of Global Programs within the College of Education recently developed a new service for international students and non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their English speaking, writing and listening skills. (More)

Buechner to Alums: Don't Wing It

John BuechnerCU President Emeritus John Buechner shared a personal eleventh commandment with UCCS alumni at the Spring Alumni Advancement Lecture Series, a summary of lessons learned in a 34 year CU career and as an elected official. (More)



This Summer, Sign Your Kids Up for Way Too Much Fun

University CenterRegister by May 1st to save $25!

UCCS is offering a slate of terrific summer camps, including STEM, Sports, Theatreworks, Destination: Art (museum field trips throughout the Front Range), Classics, and many Recreational Camps (just to name a few). Age ranges vary but many are geared towards tweens and teens and offer a unique opportunity to experience the UCCS campus. Lunch is included in all full-day camps!

Check out the full line-up at

Consider signing up your kids today (or forward to someone you think might be interested).


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In This Issue

UCCS Graduate Programs Earn National Ranking

Education Offers New English as a Second Language Services

Buechner to Alums: Don't Wing It

This Summer, Sign Your Kids Up for Way Too Much Fun

A Message from Liberty Mutual

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June 4: UCCS / American Heart Association Heart Walk - join our team!

June 13: Roar on the Road - San Diego, CA. More details will be available as the event date approaches.

UCCS Alumni in the News

The Canon City Daily Record mentioned a UCCS alum in Retired teacher keeps busy these days.

The Colorado Springs Gazette mentioned a UCCS alum in Lewis-Palmer High assistant principal moves into top spot.

Introducing AlumniDent

AlumniDent® comprehensive group dental insurance provides immediate coverage for preventive, diagnostic and restorative services. Colorado Springs alumni can take advantage of affordable group rates and flexible payment choice for the entire family. For more complete details or to enroll online, visit the AlumniDent web site.