Alumni Connections: School of Public Affairs, August 2011
One 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.
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 (email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Stay connected by attending alumni events.
The 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)
As 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)
Dave 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)
In 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)
Two 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)
With 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)
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