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
Nearly 10,000 entrepreneurs, community leaders, and business professionals have received a bachelor's or master's degree from the UCCS College of Business. We are here to help you continue your path of success! Whether you were a "traditional" student who lived on campus 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.
Our success depends on our volunteers. If you are looking for a way to give back to the College of Business, know that your engagement is wanted and welcomed. Please contact the COB Office of Alumni Relations or any of our Alumni Association Board members to get involved.
2018-19 Alumni Association Leadership
Garrett Gregg, MBA ’04, Keysight Technologies
Nicola Roark, MBA ’11, Better Business Bureau and Exhilaration Marketing
Immediate Past-Chair –
Norman Morse, COB lecturer, retired sales/marketing
Chair Elect - Vacant
Committee Chairs -
Valdra Pufpaff, MBA ’07
Danny Mientka, MBA ’92, The Equity Group
Young Alumni Representative -Vacant
At-Large Members -
Joan Schulz, BS ’81, MBA ’85, retired defense industry
Jane Young, BS ’82, MBA ’89, More Than Your Money
Jane Hammoud, MBA ’98, Forward Focused Leadership, retired non-profit
Becky Medved, MBA ’87, retired real estate
Al Maes, BS ’95, VOLT Workforce Solutions
Some of our activities include:
BANG! (Business Alumni Networking Group) - a networking event series designed for alumni to connect with one another and hear from COB or visiting faculty members. We meet on campus and around town. Alumni, students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited.
Career Coaching Program - A partnership between the COB Alumni Association and the COB Career Development Office, this initiative connects current UCCS COB students to our distinguished alumni who provide guidance, perspective and coaching in real world professional success. Our students provide the energy and inspiration! Career Coaches are matched with students according to industry interest. The program runs from September through April. The commitment involves an annual kick-off and training, a variety of educational opportunities including assessment tools and exposure to local businesses, regular coach-student meetings, and a culminating professional dining etiquette dinner.
SHOWCASE – This annual event showcases a department or program within the College of Business. A past example was a reception for HR managers and executive leadership featuring our Office of Professional and Executive Development (OPED). OPED offers executive development courses as well as customized training programs for local industries.