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February 2012

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Council to Negotiate Memorial Hospital Lease to University Hospital

A 9-0 Colorado Springs City Council vote Jan. 9 set into motion potentially monumental changes for both CU and UCCS.

After a flurry of December activity, the council voted to endorse a proposal to lease city-owned Memorial Hospital to the University of Colorado Hospital. The vote followed the recommendation of a task force that, for more than two years, studied various options for the future of Memorial Hospital and reviewed bids from public and private healthcare providers.

Teams from the city and UCH will now negotiate details of the lease agreement that could create a new Front Range hospital network and pave the way for a branch campus of the CU School of Medicine at UCCS. Among the details expected in the next few months will be a decision about when to place the issue before voters.

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Mike Fryt ('77) Named Distinguished Alumnus

UCCS is proud to recognize alumnus Mike Fryt ('77) as our Distinguished Alumnus for the December 2011 Commencement Ceremony.

Mike is Corporate (Senior) Vice President of Tax at FedEx Corporation in Memphis, TN. Mike has been with FedEx for 16 years and has seen the company grow from $9 Billion in annual revenues and 56,000 team members to more than $40 Billion in revenues and 290,000 team members around the world.

Prior to joining FedEx, Mike was a Senior Tax Counsel at TRW, Inc. in Cleveland, OH and before that served in various positions with Exxon, including expatriate positions in Sydney, Australia and Brussels, Belgium.
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UCCS Celebrates Black History Month

Remembrance Walk & Gospel Explosion
February 10 | Upper Lodge | 5:30-8 pm

Candlelit walk recognizing historical struggles & celebrating African American music

Production of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
February 11 | THEATREWORKS | 7:30 pm
A play by August Wilson focusing on the experiences of black Americans as they encounter a new environment, a "new age of industrialization,” and issues with
identity as they make their journey north

Black Love & the Lack Thereof
February 13 | University Center 116 | 7-9 pm Discussion on current African American issues including love, relationships, success, and identity

Movie Showing “Barber of Birmingham”
February 17 | Centennial Hall Auditorium | 6 pm Oscar nominated film about James Armstrong, one of the unsung heroes of the U.S. civil rights movements, who ran a voter education program out of his barbershop in Birmingham, AL for 50 years Co-directed and produced by Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday. Art contest and amazing student performance will follow.

For more information and to learn about tickets, contact Whitley Hadley at

Alumni in the news

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach ('68) officially removed the interim tag from acting Police Chief Peter Carey's ('95) title, making him the permanent chief for the Colorado Springs Police Department. Carey earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia and then a Master's Degree in Public Administration from UCCS.

Matt Emmons ('06) is a 2012 Olympic hopeful in Air Rifle, 3 Position Rifle, Prone Rifle. Read more about Matt online.

Alumni Benefit Spotlight: AlumniDent

Are you looking for ways to save money on your dental bills this year? AlumniDent® provides affordable group dental insurance to alumni under age 60 and their dependents with immediate coverage for preventive, diagnostic and basic restorative services. AlumniDent also offers budget-friendly payment options to help keep costs low. And best of all, there is no network – so you can keep your family dentist!
For online enrollment or to learn more about this exclusive plan available through the Alumni Insurance Program, visit the AlumniDent web site.

UCCS Office of Alumni Relations | | (719) 255-3180
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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