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Alumni Connections:
May 2010
Dear ,
 
Cheri LeeProjects. Finals. Presentations. Grades. FCQs. Those are the descriptors for May, words that probably  bring back memories of your own while attending the UCCS School of Public Affairs.   

This has been a significant one for the UCCS School of Public Affairs. Four new faculty were hired: two instructors Mr. Paul Guidry and Mr. Mike Martinez, a senior instructor Ms. Regina Winters and an assistant professor Dr. Lonnie Schaible. Each of these individuals has made contributions to the UCCS SPA.
  • Mr. Guidry started the first UCCS SPA chapter of the criminal justice honor society Alpha Phi Sigma. These students will be hosting the first graduation reception for the 2010 BACJ graduates.  
  • Ms. Regina Winters started the first UCCS SPA chapter of the public administration honor society Pi Alpha Alpha.   The inductees of this group will be acknowledged along with 19 graduates at the traditional graduation dinner on May 18. If you would like to attend or if you would like to sponsor a student please contact me at clee6@uccs.edu
  • Mr. Martinez formalized the BACJ internship program.     
  • Dr. Lonnie Schaible was the first UCCS SPA faculty member to be awarded a grant from the UCCS Committee on Research and Creative Works. 
The month of May is a busy end to a stellar year. 
 
Keep in touch, and we hope to see you soon!
 
Cheri Lee
School of Public Affairs
In the Spotlight: Leigh Jordan
 
Leigh JordanIn 2001, Leigh Jordan began to seriously consider the idea of returning to school for a master's degree. Through professional circles, she interacted with community leaders for whom she had respect, and noted that many of these individuals had graduated from the UCCS School of Public Affairs. Her interest was piqued.
 
With a little investigation she discovered that the program examined leadership and systems change from the macro level, and that courses were geared to develop each individual's unique leadership qualities within this framework. She has never been disappointed in her decision to attend UCCS SPA, and admits that she has kept notebooks from several of her courses. (
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Faculty and Student Inspired to Lead
 
Paul GuidryMr. Paul Guidry, MCJ 2008, an instructor for the UCCS School of Public Affairs, has been inspired by students who, through their dedication, seek to promote change within the field of criminal justice. Mr. Paul Guidry, MCJ 2008, an instructor for the UCCS School of Public Affairs, has been inspired by students who, through their dedication, seek to promote change within the field of criminal justice. (More) 
Schaible Receives $7,500 Grant
 

Lonnie SchaibleDr. Lonnie Schaible, Assistant Professor at the UCCS School of Public Affairs, was awarded a grant in the amount of $7500 by the UCCS Committee on Research and Creative Works (CRCW). Dr. Schaible is the first professor at the School of Public Affairs to be awarded a CRCW grant. (More) 

Donor Dinner Showcases SPA
 
SPA Donor DinnerOn May 13, UCCS School of Public Affairs, along with other UCCS colleges, touted their accomplishments at the annual CU Foundation dinner where UCCS' most supportive donors are acknowledged.
 
Donors learned that UCCS School of Public Affairs walks their talk of lead, solve, change. Big displays acknowledged 35 alumni, six students and seven faculty and their accomplishments leading, solving and changing the world for the better. 
 
In addition, Stick Horses in Pants, Colorado Springs' premier improvisation group, engaged individuals in improvisations based on public administration and criminal justice. 
 
Students, faculty and alumni understand the importance of the signature words of the UCCS School of Public Affairs: Lead. Solve. Change. They also understand the importance of laughter in making the world a better place.
 
Please share with us what you are doing as you use your degree to lead, solve and change your own communities. Contact
clee6@uccs.edu. 
Galloglys Gather for Center Naming
 
Gallogly SignCampus benefactor and alumnus Jim Gallogly gave more than his family's name permanently affixed on a UCCS building recently. (More) 
Becky Medved Receives Alumni & Friends Award
 
Becky MedvedBecky Medved's service to UCCS is exemplary and far-reaching. Her energy, passion and dedication are inspiring both on and off campus, and the impact of her support is significant. (More)
Medal of Freedom Winner Headlines Women's Leadership Symposium
 
Frances HesselbeinA winner of the United States' highest civilian honor and widely known management expert was the keynote speaker at the 2010 Women's Leadership Symposium May 1. (More)
Ground Rules for Teen Drivers
 
Liberty MutualSetting safety ground rules for teenagers is an effective method of engaging them in a conversation about responsible driving. You just might save yourself some stressful confrontations down the road. Be sure, however, not to break the rules yourself if you want to act as a role model. (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
In the Spotlight: Leigh Jordan
Faculty and Student Insprire to Lead
Schaible Receives $7,500 Grant
Donor Dinner Showcases SPA
Gallogly's Gather for Center Naming
Becky Medved Receives Alumni & Friends Award
Medal of Freedom Winner Headlines Women's Leadership Symposium
Ground Rules for Teen Drivers
Quick Links

UCCS Alumni and Friends Association
Special Events
  
May 18:
Alumni Breakfast for May 2010 Graduates, 9:00 a.m. Learn more online
 
May 25:
Roar on the Road - Austin, 5:30 p.m., 
Iron Cactus. RSVP to (719) 255-5100.
 
May 27:
Roar on the Road - San Antonio, 5:30 p.m., Iron Cactus. RSVP to (719) 255-5100.
 
October 3-16:
Arts Tour of Germany. Learn more
online.
SPA Alumni in the News 
 
Paul Butcher (MPA, '82) retired as Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services for the City of Colorado Springs after more than 16 years in the position. You can read more about Paul and his legacy online.  
Spotlight: SPA Website
 
Have you checked out the new SPA website? A few new features that you won't want to miss include the following:
 
 
- Information about Continuing Education
 
- Descriptions of graduate
certificate programs
to help you further your career
 
Questions or comments about the new site? Let us know.
 
Busy? Finding it hard to move ahead?
 
Consider taking a course through UCCS Extended Studies. Most courses start as low as $89 and new sections start monthly. Learn more online or by calling (719) 255-3868.
Thanks for Attending Alumni Night at Theaterworks
 
Thanks so much to all of you who attended our recent Alumni Night at Theaterworks for "Arsenic and Old Lace." Our attendance doubled from the December gathering, and we're pleased that you're excited about this new program.
 
We'll be planning more gatherings during the upcoming year, so stay tuned for more information.
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