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Alumni Connections:
April 2010
Jen HaneDear ,
As Commencement quickly approaches, activity on campus is picking up! Students are preparing for finals, the campus greenery is coming back to life, and graduates are getting ready to celebrate.
This is always an exciting time of year for us, and this year, it's also a great time for you to get involved. We're accepting applications for membership on the Alumni Advisory Board (read more below), and we're also building a volunteer database for a variety of opportunities on campus. Send me an email if you'd like more information.
Also, if you've stayed in the Pikes Peak Region, you can reconnect with UCCS at two upcoming events: Alumni Night at Theaterworks on April 29 and Roar on the Road - Colorado Springs on May 5. Both events are great ways to hear the latest from your alma mater and network with fellow graduates.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Jennifer Hane
Director of University Events and Alumni Relations
BA '01, MPA '04
Now Accepting Applications for the UCCS Alumni Advisory Board
Clock Tower CloseInterested in assisting with alumni relations activities for your alma mater? The time to get involved is now, as we are currently accepting applications for the Alumni Advisory Board.
A term as a board member lasts three years, and you'll be able to play a major role in event planning, communication strategies and student engagement. You can learn more about board member roles and responsibilities online.
Complete and submit your board member application by May 7 in order to be considered. Questions? Contact Jennifer Hane at (719) 255-3180.
Join Us for the Women's Leadership Symposium

Pam Shockley-ZalabakPam Shockley-Zalabak would like to formally invite you to the 2010 Women's Leadership Symposium on Saturday, May 1, at the University Ballroom. This year the symposium will feature Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts of America and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom, as the keynote speaker. The day will also include table top discussions and workshops focusing on women's issues in leadership.  


To cover the speaker fees and lunch, a nominal charge of $30 was added this year. However, we would like to offer UCCS alumni a discounted rate of $20 to attend. Use the code "UCCS-MEMBER" to apply the discount.


To register and find more information, please go to: 
University of Colorado Graduate Programs Among the Best in the Nation
Clock TowerThirteen academic programs across the University of Colorado's campuses remain among the best in the United States, and are ranked in the top 10 in their fields, according to the 2010 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings for graduate schools. (More)
Campus Earns Kudos for Economic Development Leadership
AwardThe Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation recognized UCCS with leadership awards at a lunch last week. (More)
UCCS Honors Humanitarian Author
MortsensenUCCS will present an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to author Greg Mortensen at the Spring 2010 Commencement, scheduled for 11 a.m. May 21 at the Colorado Springs World Arena. (More)
Astronaut, UCCS Alum Inspires Undergraduates from Local Colleges
HerringtonOne of the most famous UCCS alumni recently provided the keynote address for students from UCCS, the United States Air Force Academy and Colorado College participating in an undergraduate research forum. (More)
Faculty Profiled by Science Magazine
Science MagazineThe work of two UCCS professors in the study of human memory is featured in the April 9 edition of Science Magazine, the publication of The American Association for the Advancement of Science. (More)
Alumni Advancement Lecture Series a Success
Campus PanoramicOn April 3, ninety UCCS alumni gathered at the Upper Lodge for the second installment of the
Alumni Advancement Lecture Series.  Guests enjoyed a lovely breakfast buffet as they listened to Dr. Andrew Czaplewski discuss the importance of creating a personal, individual brand.
His presentation, Branding Your Uniqueness: Enhancing the Strength of Your Personal Brand, demonstrated the power that brand names and images have in regard to a company's or a product's public recognition and reputation. His question, "How do others see you?" is extremely important to an individual's personal and professional life. Dr. Czaplewski made a strong point that you can develop your individual brand so that colleagues and others see you as you want to be seen, or you can leave it for others to define your brand for you. Do you want to control how others see and think of you, or do you want your brand to be created by the whims of others?
You can view a list of the readings Dr. Czaplewski recommended on the Alumni Advancement Lecture Series website.

After the presentation, many of the guests took the opportunity to participate in a guided tour to explore the many new buildings on campus.

Learn more about Alumni Association events online.
Winter's Last Blast
Liberty MutualYou may be dreaming of spring, but don't forget the cold, hard facts: Old Man Winter still has plenty of time to deliver a deadly blizzard or ice storm. Follow these tips if you lose power in your home or are stranded in your car. (More)
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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. 
In This Issue
Now Accepting Applications for the UCCS Alumni Advisory Board
Join Us for the Women's Leadership Symposium
University of Colorado Graduate Programs Among the Best in the Nation
Campus Earns Kudos for Economic Development Leadership
UCCS Honors Humanitarian Author
Astronaut, UCCS Alum Inspries Undergraduates from Local Colleges
Faculty Profiled by Science Magazine
Alumni Advancement Lecture Series a Success
Winter's Last Blast
Quick Links

UCCS Alumni and Friends Association
Special Events
April 29:
Alumni Night at Theaterworks, 6:30 p.m. Learn more online.
May 5:
Roar on the Road - Colorado Springs, 5:30 p.m., Nosh & GOCA 121. Learn more online.
May 18:
Alumni Breakfast for May 2010 Graduates, 9:00 a.m. Learn more online. 
October 3-16:
Arts Tour of Germany. Learn more online.
Alumni Association Benefit Spotlight
Alumni LTC, part of our Alumni Insurance Program, is a resource during the long-term care decision making process. And, our alumni are entitled to a special discount on certain LTC plans available through this program. To request a free informational Long Term Care Planning Kit, visit our plan administrator's website
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