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.
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.”
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.