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Community Connections:
May 2009
Commencement 2009
 
GraduatesMore than 800 students participated in Commencement ceremonies on May 22 at the World Arena. See features on graduating seniors, including Ex-roofer sets sights on PhD, LEGOs prompt 50-year-old's return and Air Force nurse completes doctoral degree while deployed.
Kane Family Scholars Announced
 
Andy KaneThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, Lamar Community College, Otero Junior College, Pueblo Community College and Trinidad State Junior College announced recipients of the 2009 Kane Scholarships May 13 in ceremonies on the UCCS campus.

The merit-based scholarship program, one of the largest in the state, was made possible through the Kane Family Foundation and its benefactors, Wanden and Andy Kane. The Kanes were Fountain ranchers who believed in independence through education. (More)
UCCS Professor, Community Advocate Wins $10,000 Service Award
 
Chase Award 09Abby Ferber, professor of sociology and women's and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, was honored with the 2009 Chase Faculty Community Service award at the May 5 annual UCCS Campus Awards Ceremony.

Ferber was honored for her work with Smart-Girl, a local nonprofit that organizes activities and programs that help adolescent girls develop and practice attitudes, skills, and behaviors that will lead to success and self-sufficiency. (More)
Dunn and Associates Earns Award for Palisades Project

Alumni and Friends Award 09The operators of The Palisades at Broadmoor Park received the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Alumni and Friends Award May 5 in ceremonies at the campus. Toby Gannett and Ryan Dunn, vice presidents, Dunn and Associates, accepted the award from Paul Butcher, chair, UCCS Alumni and Friends Association in recognition of the company's innovative approach to senior housing and partnership with the university. (More)
89-Year-Old Pursues Physics with Passion
 
Jim RynningJim Rynning was a student studying physics at a large Midwestern university when his studies were interrupted, first by World War II and later the Korean War, a military career, and family.
 
Now at age 89, Rynning has completed all of the upper division physics courses at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, earning the respect of students and faculty alike. He recently earned a special Chancellor's Award for his demonstration of life-long learning. (More)
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In This Issue
Commencement 2009
Kane Family Scholars Announced
UCCS Professor, Community Advocate Wins $10,000 Service Award
Dunn and Associates Earns Award for Palisades Project
89-Year-Old Pursues Physics with Passion
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