June 2009
In This Issue
UCCS Harnesses Solar Power for New, Largest Campus Building
Air Force Nurse Completes Doctoral Degree while Deployed
LEGOs Prompt 50-Year-Old's Return to College
Ex-Roofer Sets Sights on PhD, Wants to Help Others
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Pricing Now Available for February 2010 Cruise to the Western Caribbean
 
In February 2010, prepare to set sail with your Alumni Association. We'll be venturing to the Western Caribbean for a 5-day cruise, with ports of call in Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
 
Visit our cruise website for information about pricing and cabin options, or contact the Alumni Association at (719) 255-3180 for more information.
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Special Thanks to Ent Federal Credit Union
 
The Office of Alumni Relations would like to extend a special thank you to Ent Federal Credit Union, exclusive sponsor of our printed alumni publication, The Roar.
 
Ent Federal Credit Union is the leading financial institution in Southern Colorado with over 50 years of experience serving the community. Ent is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with 27 service centers, offering personal and business banking services to those in the Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Denver areas. Ent offers a variety of services and conveniences, giving members the FREEDOM to live life on their own terms.
 
 
Greetings! Jen Hane

(Outlook 2007 users - please view this email online).
 
As the summer semester gets underway this week at UCCS, it's a great time to take a look at what just a few of our recent graduates have already achieved. You can read more about their stories below.
 
In addition, progress continues on the Science and Engineering Building. In fact, faculty and staff have already begun moving into the building, and we are on track to begin classes there in the fall semester.
 
We're also in the planning stages of launching a new alumni tour program that will take place later this fall. Make sure to watch your inbox for an invitation to come back and experience your alma mater - you'll be impressed with how we've grown.
 
Sincerely,
 
Jennifer Hane, BA '01, MPA '04 
Director of University Events and Alumni Relations
UCCS Harnesses Solar Power for New, Largest Campus Building

Solar PanelsNew, thin-film solar panels were recently installed on the roof of the new Science and Engineering Building at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the university prepared to move into its largest, and most energy efficient, building. (More)
Air Force Nurse Completes Doctoral Degree while Deployed
 
Laura LewisHalfway around the world and in a war zone, U.S. Air Force Major Laura Lewis looked forward to the end of her shift caring for injured soldiers.

But following a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, Lewis wasn't headed for bed. She logged on to complete coursework for a doctorate of nursing practice degree at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. (More)
LEGOs Prompt 50-Year-Old's Return to College
 
BushBlame it on LEGOs, Marie Bush says of her decision to return to college and earn a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

Bush, 50, says working as a volunteer with elementary school children led her to complete the engineering degree she began thirty years earlier. Bush, along with her daughter, Kaylee, started a LEGO robotics team to teach fifth-graders about science and engineering. (More)
Ex-Roofer Sets Sights on PhD, Wants to Help Others
 
LandscapeLost, drinking heavily, and living on unemployment and Social Security disability checks, Gabriel Gates decided he needed to make a change in his life.

"I remember thinking 'well, my eyes aren't going to get any better,'" Gates, now 30, said recently. "I decided I'd better find a job where I can work with my brain." (More)
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