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Alumni Connections: Hear the Roar
December 2009
Jen HaneDear ,
As the year draws to a close, I'm happy to report that the past semester has been an incredible success. Thanks to your involvement, we've seen amazing growth in the numbers of alumni participating in activities, sharing their feedback and ideas, and taking the first steps toward building a lifelong relationship with their alma mater.
In spring 2010, we hope to see the trend continue. We'll be expanding Roar on the Road with visits to Grand Junction, Denver and other cities. In April, we'll bring back another Alumni Advancement Lecture Series and campus tour. We'll also be launching new programs and activities to help you make a connection and stay involved as we continue to grow.
I'm so grateful for your continued support, and I look forward to working with you to keep our alma mater strong during the coming year.
From all of us at UCCS, best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!
Jennifer Hane
BA '01, MPA '04
Meet Tisha Casida, Class of 2005
Tisha CasidaTisha Casida graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in business and political science. Since then, she has received a MBA from Colorado State University - Pueblo and is celebrating the fourth anniversary of her small business, That's Natural! Marketing and Consulting. (More)
Visiting Chinese Professor Aims to Bridge Cultures
Professor WangThe United States and China are like brothers, according to a UCCS visiting scholar.
"Occasionally, brothers disagree," Shiquan "Michael" Wang, a visiting professor to the Department of Communication, said. "But like brothers, the two countries have much in common and are important to each other's futures." (
Winter Commencement to Honor 400 Graduates
GraduatesAn estimated 400 August and December UCCS graduates will participate in commencement exercises scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at the World Arena. (More)
Event Center Moves Closer to Completion
Event Center FloorThe smell of fresh lacquer wafted through central UCCS this week as workers completed flooring for the new UCCS Events Center scheduled for a Jan. 22 grand opening celebration. Sneak a peek here. (More)
UCCS to Program Downtown Gallery
GalleryUCCS will begin its artistic management of the art gallery space located at 121 N. Tejon in the Plaza of the Rockies building, UCCS, representatives of Nor'wood Development Group and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center announced recently. (More)
Help Our Students Reach Higher
Students in DwireYour end-of-year gift to UCCS can take many different shapes. Providing critically needed support across all of UCCS, Annual Fund gifts are among the easiest ways to bolster the university's resources. You may designate your gift to a specific purpose or contribute to your Chancellor's Discretionary Fund, which gives university leadership the flexibility to deploy resources where they're needed most. Visit our Giving Opportunities page to direct your Annual Fund gift and review the many ways in which you can make an impact at UCCS.
For those of you interested in making an end-of-year gift, please be aware of the deadlines detailed below:
  • Credit Card Gifts - If you wish to give by credit card, the information must be in the UCCS Foundation office at Main Hall 312 by close of business on Wednesday, December 30. Or, credit card donations may be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 31. 
  • Check Gifts - must be received in the UCCS CU Foundation office by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, December 31. 
  • Cash Gifts - must be received in the Foundation office by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 30.
If you have any questions and would like to talk to a member of the UCCS CU Foundation team, please stop by their office (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway - Main Hall 312), call 719-255-5100, or email Thank you for the many ways you support UCCS!
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 Tisha Casida, Class of 2005
Visiting Chinese Professor Aims to Bridge Cultures
Winter Commencement to Honor 400 Graduates
Event Center Moves Closer to Completion
UCCS to Program Downtown Gallery
Help Our Students Reach Higher
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Special Events
January 16:
Roar on the Road Grand Junction, CO (more information forthcoming)
January 22, 4:00 p.m.:
UCCS Event Center Grand Opening Ceremony (call 719-255-3180 for more information)
Alumni Cruise to the Western Caribbean
February 26:
Roar on the Road Denver, CO (more information forthcoming)
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