UCCS College of Business Alumni Association
The UCCS College of Business Alumni Association provides a valuable, lifelong connection for our alumni, students, and the business community.
A BIT ABOUT US
Over 9,000 entrepreneurs, community leaders, and business professionals have received a bachelor's or master's degree from the UCCS College of Business, and we are here to help them continue their path of success! Whether you were a "traditional" student or one who worked, raised a family, and attended classes all at the same time, your college experience was a significant part of your life's journey. The College of Business Alumni Association exists to help continue the value of lifelong learning and building and maintaining relationships with faculty and fellow alumni.
Our organization has three primary stakeholders:
1. All of our amazing alumni (of course!)
2. Current College of Business students (future alumni!), and
3. The local business community.
Because each of these stakeholders is integral to our success and ability to make a positive impact, we've formed initiatives around each one.
We could not accomplish what we do without the help of our loyal cadre of volunteers. If you are looking for a way to give back to your college, know that we always welcome new team members! Please contact the respective committee chair if you are interested in getting involved.
The Leadership Team is comprised of each committee chair(s) along with a few at large members. >All Team Members
Chair: Al Maes
Alumni Outreach Committee
Main Initiative: BANG! (Business Alumni Networking Group) - a NEW networking event series designed for alumni to connect with one another and hear from a faculty member, who will give a 10-minute "mini talk" as part of the program. These events occur monthly, around town, and alumni, students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited.
Chair: Jon Kuerschner
Student Outreach Committee
Main Initiative: Career Coaching Program - The purpose of this NEW initiative is to provide alumni an opportunity to mentor current junior and senior students in business etiquette and professional skills. Career Coaches meet with their students, who are paired with them according to industry of interest, once a month from September through April. Additionally, the entire group attends offsite field trips that take them into the inner workings of several local businesses. The program crescendos with a professional dining etiquette dinner.
Business Community Outreach Committee
Main Initiative: SHOWCASE - Once a year, this committee hosts a "showcase" event during which they feature a department or program within the College of Business so that the great business community can become aware and potentially benefit. A past example includes a reception for HR managers and executive leadership featuring our Office of Professional and Executive Development (OPED) that creates customized training programs for local industries.