Mountain Lion
Alumni Connections: Hear the Roar
October 2009
Jen HaneDear ,
 
Thanks to those of you who have been able to join us for special events over the past few months. We've met several of you at local restaurants through Roar on the Road, and we've still got stops in Denver and Colorado Springs before the end of the year. If you haven't stopped by to share your feedback, make sure to sign up today.
 
In addition, over 120 of you signed up to attend last weekend's kick-off lecture in the Alumni Advancement Series, "Your Career: Creative Strategies to Get Ahead." Although we had to cancel the tour portion of the event due to adverse weather conditions, we will select a new tour date and keep you posted as more information becomes available.
 
Thank you again for your feedback and involvement with your alma mater. We're glad you're with us as we continue to grow.
 
Jennifer Hane
BA '01, MPA '04
Meet Paul Butcher, UCCS Alumni Advisory Board Chairperson
 
Paul ButcherPaul Butcher is a 1982 graduate of the School of Public Affairs at UCCS. After earning his Governmental Finance Master's degree, he began his career and currently works with the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. He has served as the director of this important city department for 15 years now, managing the department and administering budget resources of $30 million and a workforce of 232 full-time employees. (More)
Record Enrollment Draws Smiles, Praise
 
Students in LodgeEach UCCS college posted generous enrollment increases this fall with Letters, Arts and Sciences leading in credit hours generated and the School of Public Affairs with the largest percentage gain. (More)
UCCS Earns High Marks in College Sustainability Report
 
arcticUCCS received the highest marks for sustainability of any southern Colorado public college or university, according to a report issued Wednesday. (More)
Forum to Provide 2010 Southern Colorado Economic Outlook
 
Dwire HallConcerns about the slow economy, unemployment, retail and commercial activity will be contrasted with a slow rebound in housing and the influx of military troops to create an outlook for the southern Colorado economy in 2010 at the 13th Annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum. (More)
UCCS College of Education Faculty and Staff Selected for Research Grants
 
ToysFaculty and staff members in the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs College of Education were recently awarded more than $500,000 in sponsored research grants to improve the recruitment and training of southern Colorado K-12 teachers. (More)
UCCS Professor Earns $400,000 Junior Faculty Grant
 
ZhouXiaobo (Joe) Zhou, associate professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Science, at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was recently awarded a five-year, $400,000 grant from The National Science Foundation's Early CAREER Development Program. (More)
Special Thanks to Our Sponsor 
 
Ent LogoThe 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. 
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In This Issue
Meet Alumni Board Chair Paul Butcher
Record Enrollment Draws Smiles, Praise
UCCS Earns High Marks in College Sustainability Report
Forum to Provide 2010 Southern Colorado Economic Outlook
UCCS College of Education Faculty and Staff Selected for Research Grants
UCCS Professor Earns $400,000 Junior Faculty Grant
Quick Links

UCCS Alumni and Friends Association
Special Events
 
Roar on the Road Denver, 5:30 p.m.
 
Roar on the Road Colorado Springs, 5:30 p.m.
 
UCCS Alumni Night at Winter Wildland
 
Alumni Cruise to the Western Caribbean
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International Travel Course Offerings
 
Join the College of Education in summer 2010 for international travel opportunities coupled with coursework in Italy, Oaxaca, or Provence.
 
Visit the College of Education's Office of Global Education or call (719) 255-3718 for more information. 
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