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Alumni Connections: Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, June 2011

Jennifer HaneGreetings from the UCCS Alumni and Friends Association!

We hope this email finds you well and enjoying a beautiful summer season. At your alma mater, we're busy planning programs and activities for the coming Academic Year. While specific dates will be announced shortly, a few highlights we're excited about are as follows:

  • Career Guidance: A month of career/educational guidance for alumni, to include an interviewing/resume workshop, an evening of speed mentoring, and a graduate school information session and open house.
  • Roar on the Road: Visits to Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, DC - watch for more information and additional destinations soon
  • Chapters: Alumni chapters forming in Phoenix, San Diego and Washington, DC
  • Online Community: A new online community that will allow you to search for former classmates, manage your communication preferences, register for events, post photos and class notes and more. We'll have more information on this exciting opportunity for alumni later this summer.

As always, if you have suggestions or comments regarding event programming, let us know! We value your feedback and are working to create meaningful ways for you to stay connected to your alma mater.

Thank you for your continued support and participation!

Jennifer Hane
Director of Alumni Relations and Special Projects

UCCS launches new degree program with German university

Tom ZwirleinStudents studying finance or international business at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs will have the opportunity to study euros in addition to dollars as part of a new dual-bachelor’s degree program with the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management located in Frankfurt, Germany.

Beginning this fall, UCCS students will have the opportunity to earn degrees from both UCCS and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, according to Tom Zwirlein, professor, College of Business. The dual degrees will provide students with credentials that will allow them to work in the fast-growing field of international business and banking. (More)

Elite Triathlon Academy launched at UCCS

USA TriathlonThe Elite Triathlon Academy, a landmark program that will provide the United States’ top up-and-coming triathletes the opportunity to receive a top-notch college education while benefiting from a full-time coach and the nation’s best training resources, will debut this fall at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with national-level support from USA Triathlon and the United States Olympic Committee.

The ultimate goal of the program, directed by Keith Dickson, the founder of the Illinois-based Multisport Madness Triathlon Team, is to develop potential Olympic triathletes into medal contenders on the sport’s biggest stage. Five of the nation’s best emerging multisport athletes, including 2010 Youth Olympic Games medalists Kevin McDowell and Kelly Whitley, comprise the first class of the Elite Triathlon Academy, which will enroll at UCCS in August. (More)

Middle schoolers put science into action at UCCS summer program

El Pomar Clock TowerMiddle school students participated in activities including decoding their own DNA to designing robots as part of a series of real life science workshops at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

About 300 students from the Pikes Peak region and southwestern Colorado visited UCCS June 8 and 9 to participate in hands-on experiences designed to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and math. The workshops mixed serious science and math skills with fun as students worked on projects ranging from explorations of DNA to designing mousetrap-powered vehicles, solar cars, model rockets, audio engineering, electric circuit design and crime scene investigations to name a few. (More)

Renewing your license plates this summer? Don't forget to order the new UCCS license plate!

UCCS License PlateYou asked for it, and it’s finally here: a UCCS license plate to show your mountain lion pride! Ordering is easy:

  • Make a $50 tax-deductible donation to the UCCS Alumni and Friends Association. Use our online application or print a license plate application to submit your payment today.
  • We will mail your License Plate Approval Certificate to present to your local county clerk. (Please note that the county clerk will charge you an additional one-time fee of $50 to purchase the special UCCS plate in addition to your regular registration fees).

That’s a total plate cost of $100. We look forward to seeing you on the road!

Alumni in the News

University CenterSteve Bach was mentioned in Steve Bach sworn in as Mayor of Colorado Springs

Andrew "Drew" Gorgey was mentioned in Gorgey named new Garfield County attorney

Richard Olson was mentioned in Erie names 4 finalists for town administrator post

Candace Thornton was mentioned in Mustangs name girls basketball coach

In This Issue

UCCS launches new degree program with German university

Elite Triathlon Academy launched at UCCS

Middle schoolers put science into action at UCCS summer program

Renewing your license plates this summer? Don't forget to order the new UCCS license plate!

Alumni in the News

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We currently do not have any special events scheduled but are working on developing a number of alumni activities for the coming Academic Year.

We'll be sure to post a schedule as soon as it is available. Enjoy your summer!

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