AY 2017 / 2018
Alumni, Anthropology Ambassador
Cameron graduated in December 2017.
Cameron was part of our test team during his time with the ambassadors. He was instrumental in developing our mission, vision, and overall structure of the group.
Though only with us for a short time, Cameron recruited many of our student participants, including THREE representing the Anthropology Dept.
Alumni, Biology Ambassador
Kirsten graduated on December 15, 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, biomedical-sciences option, with a pre-PT focus. She is continuing her education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at CU Anschutz.
Kirsten was part of the ambassador start-up team, and assisted in developing our mission, vision, and overall goals for the program.
While an ambassador, Kirsten was able to attend the ACSM Health & Fitness International Summit in Washington, DC, courtesy of the LAS Peak Ambassadors conference stipend. This conference provided her with a diverse range of perspectives which will are helping her to achieve success in my future career goals.
"The LAS Peak Ambassadors program provided an amazing opportunity to collaborate with faculty and fellow students to advance the biology program and the college of LAS. I am honored to be an alumna of the LAS Peak Ambassadors."
Alumni, Psychology Ambassador
Adrienne Bohlen is a 2017/18 Alumni. She graduated in December 2017.
While an ambassador, Adrienne participated in many collaborative research projects through the Mountain Lion Research Day and Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum.
Along with Dr. Leilani Feliciano (Assoc. Professor and Director of Clinical Training in Psychology), Adrienne received a $4000 research grant through the Student-Faculty Research Awards.
Geography & Environmental Studies (GIS) Ambassador
Mack graduated in May 2018 and was given the departmental Outstanding Student Award. He was accepted and is attending the Univ. of Minnesota/Twin Cities geographic information science program where he hopes to receive a Ph.D. in biogeography.
During his 14 month tenure with the Peak Ambassadors, Mack served his dept. as a member of the Peak Ambassador Club Social Science Committee, and the Social Service Outreach Committee - assisting the Peak Ambassador Director in identifying potential internships for GES students.
Outside the college, Mack served on the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA) operating board; and completed an internship with PPORA, assisting with the "Great Outdoors Day" and the 2nd Annual State of the Outdoors event for the state of Colorado.
"I choose to become an ambassador for the GES department because I want to share how amazing our department is. The professors are genuine and some of the best scholars and people I have ever met."
Emily graduated with a degree in Philosophy in May 2018 and was awarded the departmental Outstanding Student Award. During her time as a student at UCCS, Emily carried a full load while owning her own house painting business.
While ambassador for the Dept. of Philosophy, Emily served on the Peak Ambassador Club Humanities Committee and the Social Service Outreach Committee.
From a referral by one of her philosophy faculty and mentors, and as part of the Ambassador outreach program, Emily was able to attend a conference for the Society for Social Studies of Science in Boston, MA during 2017.
"I am not just interested in what philosophy alone can do for society or science, but see it that at this juncture in history, philosophy must turn willingly to science, sociology, psychology and other disciplines in order to progress most meaningfully within my lifetime. The Society for Social Studies of Science has this belief at its foundation and I too see the conference wrought with potential growth for myself as a student. "
Political Science Ambassador
Makenna graduated in May 2018 with a major in Political Science and two minors - Pre-law and Communication. She will be attending law school.
As an ambassador, she served on the Social Science Committee
Makenna was the President of the Pre-Law club, the LAS Ambassador for the Political Science department, a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, and an honor scholar for the Center for the Study of Government and the Individual.
She completed an internship with the Colorado Springs District Attorney's office and often attended college alumni and donor functions as a college ambassador.
Currently serving on the Humanities Committee and the Springs In Bloom Committee
Hello! My name is Molly Padilla. I am a history major in secondary education at UCCS. I chose this field for two reasons. First, while living abroad I discovered how much I loved history. Second, I have always had a passion for children. Since I've volunteered for many years in the classroom setting, I thought why not get paid for something I enjoy. I chose to be a LAS Ambassador for a few reasons: to build a foundation for future students, to provide an extended network for non-traditional students like myself and for those with ties to the military.
Visual & Performing Arts Ambassador
Jareth graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Visual and Performing Arts, emphasizing in Theatre and minors in both Dance and Political Science. He was awarded the Outstanding Student award in the Visual and Performing Arts.
While an ambassador for VAPA, he was the president of the Osborne Studio Theatre for the UCCSTC Theatre and Dance company, as well as the Theatre representative for the VAPA (Visual and performing arts) Council Board.
"I believe the arts have a tremendous amount to offer and contribute to UCCS and the community of Colorado Springs. I enjoyed my time at UCCS, and my involvement with the Peak Ambassadors."
AY 2016 / 17
Alumni, Economics Ambassador
I graduated from UCCS in May 2017 with a BA in Economics. I am an Alumni of the LAS Peak Ambassadors AY 2016/17. I am currently working here at the University in the college of LAS. My job title is Faculty Program Planning Specialist. I have done some traveling since I graduated to Peru and Thailand. Due to my job and those I work with I am lucky enough to keep up with the current Ambassadors and I am looking forward to all the exciting things coming in the future.
Alumni, Psychology Ambassador
Amelia Nunn is an AY 2016/17 Alumni. She graduated in May 2017.