Alumni Connections: School of Public Affairs
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Alumni Connections: School of Public Affairs, March 2011

Cheri LeeEveryone knows one of those rare, quiet and extraordinary, mostly unrecognized, individuals. We always intuitively know these individuals are great, but they do not announce themselves or their achievements.

One such individual is Dr. Terry Schwartz, the Associate Dean of the UCCS School of Public Affairs, a person that most of you are familiar with in some way. On February 23, 2011 Terry was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award, one of the University of Colorado’s most prestigious awards

This issue of the e-newsletter is about Dr. Terry Schwartz and her Thomas Jefferson Award.

  • Read a brief history and description of the Thomas Jefferson Award
  • Read the official notice of the award from the Communiqué
  • Review Dr. Terry Schwartz’ noteworthy CV
  • Have a glimpse into a remarkable life from what others wrote about Dr. Schwartz for her nomination packet
Please join in celebrating Dr. Terry Schwartz’s success as a renowned leader and humanitarian.

Sincerely,

Cheri Lee
School of Public Affairs

The Thomas Jefferson Award

Terry SchwartzThe University of Colorado Thomas Jefferson Awards are awarded in the spring to those persons who advance the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, which include:

  • broad interests in literature, arts and sciences, and public affairs;
  • a strong concern for the advancement of higher education;
  • a deeply seated sense of individual civic responsibility; and
  • a profound commitment to the welfare and rights of the individual
The special significance of the award is its integration of excellence in performance of regular responsibilities with outstanding service to the broader community. (More)

UCCS Dean Terry Schwartz Receives
University Honors

Terry SchwartzTerry Schwartz, associate dean, School of Public Affairs received one of the University of Colorado’s highest awards during a meeting of the CU Board of Regents in Boulder.

Schwartz was awarded the 2011 Thomas Jefferson Award, one of the highest honors given at the university. The award recognizes faculty, staff and students who advance the ideals of the third U.S. president and a Founding Father whose legacy extends to the arts, sciences, education and public affairs. (More)

What Others Are Saying about Terry Schwartz

Terry Schwartz and SPA Staff"Terry Schwartz has an impressive set of accomplishments on our campus, in our community and on the national level. First and foremost, she has a great record as an educator. She has led the Graduate School of Public Affairs on the UCCS campus and has accomplished the development and approval of an undergraduate program in Criminal Justice. The result has been a new School of Public Affairs that incorporates both undergraduate and graduate work for citizens in our community. Throughout this process, Professor Schwartz has continued her zeal and commitment to teaching." (More)

Other News from the School of Public Affairs

Katie KaukinenUCCS School of Public Affairs professor to lead violence prevention effort. A University of Colorado Colorado Springs faculty member will work with campus and community leaders in an effort to reduce domestic violence among students at both UCCS and Pikes Peak Community College. (More)

 

 

 

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).

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)

In This Issue

The Thomas Jefferson Award

UCCS Dean Terry Schwartz Receives University Honors

What Others Are Saying about Terry Schwartz

Other News from the School of Public Affairs

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 (SBDC)

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