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University Relations

Volume 119, Issue 3

September 19, 2008

A string quartet played, sparkling cider bubbled, and students chatted at the first UCCS Housing Village Formal Dinner on Sept. 17, at The Lodge. At the final event of more than a month’s worth of new student welcome celebrations , UCCS administrators treated housing village students to a formal dinner. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak served as the hostess, while various staff members were celebrity waiters and waitress.

Who exactly were the celebrity wait staff?

  • Brian Burnett, vice chancellor, Administration and Finance
  • Ralph Giese, director of operations, Residence Life
  • Susan Szpyrka, chief of staff, Chancellor’s Office
  • Rosemary Augustine, senior associate, University Counsel
  • Gayanne Scott, executive director, Resource Management
  • Barbara Gaddis, director, Student Retention and First Year Experience
  • Martin Wood, chief operating officer, University Advancement
  • Peg Bacon, provost
  • Nina Ellis, assistant director, Freshman Seminar
  • Jeff Davis, Director, University Center
  • Steve Linhart, executive director, Student Support and Judicial Affairs
  • William Whitfield, parking manager, Public Safety
  • Jim Spice, chief of police, Public Safety
  • Tamara Moore, director, Auxiliary Service Marketing
  • Molly Kinne, assistant director, Residence Life
  • Matt Gaden, director, Recreation Center
  • Anthony Cordova, director, Student Multicultural Affairs and Outreach

This first-time event was such as success, that a second dinner is currently being scheduled for the winter semester, quickly making this a new UCCS tradition.

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