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Alumni Connections: School of Public Affairs, August 2011

Terry SchwartzOne of the salient characteristics of the UCCS School of Public Affairs is that in the classroom students learn a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge from people who are actually living every aspect of public affairs and criminal justice. Our students learn from people who are walking their talk.

Marketing materials for the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of Public Administration and six graduate certificate programs all use the same words to describe the SPA programs: these are all programs in which educational theory is expertly blended with practice. As the 2012 school year begins, it is worth noting the changes at the School of Public Affairs that reflect and perfect this perfect blend of theory and practice.

  • Ms. Linda Donnelly has joined the UCCS School of Public Affairs as an Instructor.
  • Mike Martinez is now the Director of the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program. 

The website has a new button on its homepage (http://www.uccs.edu/~spa/)  highlighting the importance and breadth of Community Engagement at the UCCS School of Public Affairs. You are welcome to attend any of the Community Engagement events. If you are interested in supporting the School of Public Affairs with internships or being involved with a capstone study, contact Terry Schwartz (tschwart@uccs.edu or 255-4047).

What do all new SPA students have in common? All are have core values that span all sectors and are grounded in service to people. Current MCJ student, David Husted is one of those.   

The School of Public Affairs alumni are the result of learning with a perfect blend of theory and practice. They are practicing or have practiced the theory they learned so well. Alumni profiles can be read on the website at http://www.uccs.edu/spa/alumni/Alumni-Profiles.html. Would you be willing to share your story? Contact Cheri at clee6@uccs.edu.Stay connected by attending alumni  events.

Terry Schwartz
Associate Dean, School of Public Affairs

Donnelly Joins School of Public Affairs

Linda DonnellyThe UCCS School of Public Affairs welcomes Ms. Linda Donnelly, the newest Instructor in the area of Criminal Justice.   Since 1990, Ms. Donnelly has taught a variety of classes at both the undergraduate and law school level. She describes her teaching style as “student centered” with her and her students being the “co-creators of an interesting, inclusive and nurturing learning environment that combines an emphasis on academics as well as practical application of the subject matter.” (More)

 

Martinez Takes over Leadership of BACJ Program

Mike MartinezAs of September 2011, Mr. Mike Martinez will take over the leadership of the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program.  Dr. Terry Schwartz, Associate Dean of the UCCS School of Public Affairs stated:  “I have complete confidence in Mike’s ability to lead the BACJ program, and, together with the criminal justice faculty, to maintain and enhance its quality, and support its continued growth.  I am grateful to Mike for his willingness to take on this new challenge and look forward to his continued presence on our team and to working with him in this new capacity.” (More)

Husted Balances Job, the Reserves and the MCJ Program

Dave HustedDave Husted, current MCJ student, is a Police Officer for the City of Colorado Springs and serves in the Air Force Reserve as a Technical Sergeant (E-6) assigned to the United States Air Force Academy Security Forces Squadron.

In addition to making steady progress on his MCJ degree and working full time, Dave  reports to USAFA one day a month to perform what is called a "drill;” two weeks a year he is  called  out for an "annual tour."  In July 2010 Dave was recalled to active duty for a deployment to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. (More)

CU celebrates best year ever for private support in 2010-11

UCCSIn the past year, the University of Colorado received more than $213.2 million in private support -- the highest total in CU history, according to preliminary figures announced July 20. (More)

 

 

UCCS representatives meet at White House

FlagTwo University of Colorado Colorado Springs representatives traveled to the White House recently to meet with officials in the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. (More) 

 

 

UCCS retains Steel & Silver Series trophy

BoomerWith five points awarded for the highest grade point average, UCCS won this season’s rivalry series against Colorado State University-Pueblo 29-16 and retained possession of the Ent Federal Credit Union Trophy. (More)

 

 

 

 

Alumni in the News

  • University CenterCaron Allen (’05) donated a copy of her book “From Whence They Came” to the Cedartown Historical Society
  • The Miami Herald mentioned Manuel Huerta in “Miami’s Huerta aiming for a spot on Olympic triathlon team”
  • Beth Lake was hired by Stockman Kast Ryan + Co. as an audit consultant.
    The Glenwood Springs Post Independent mentioned Megan (Lund) Lizotte (’06) in “Tiernan holds on for Run-off triumph”
  • Matt Marino (’05), CPA, was promoted to manager at RubinBrown
  • The Colorado Cinema Spotlight featured Kevin Mauch (’98)
  • ESPN mentioned Christal Ransom (’05) in “Throwing her weight around”
  • Gregory G. Souder (’04) was promoted to senior associate at Terracon
  • Karin Strohmyer was hired as assistant professor of education/special education by Buena Vita University
  • Christopher Telli (’07) was promoted to senior manager at BKD.

In This Issue

Donnelly Joins School of Public Affairs

Martinez Takes over Leadership of BACJ Program

Husted Balances Job, the Reserves and the MCJ Program

CU celebrates best year ever for private support in 2010-11

UCCS representatives meet at White House

UCCS retains Steel & Silver Series trophy

Alumni in the News

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