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Alumni Connections:
June 2010
Dear ,
Cheri LeePurples, blues and yellows color the newly planted gardens on campus. Afternoon air is awash with the fragrance of freshly cut lawn. June has officially arrived. Graduation is over, and there were a few weeks before summer courses started: a brief pause for a growing school.
The UCCS School of Public Affairs graduated almost 60 students this year. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the numbers of applicants for 2010-2011 are growing. Online offerings at the graduate level have been expanded. And the four new staff and faculty who started last fall are now familiar faces with the UCCS School of Public Affairs students.
June 9 the UCCS School of Public Affairs hosted its first Southern Colorado Alumni and Friends Networking gathering. Alumni and current students had an opportunity to reconnect with professors and meet the new faculty.
These are busy times for the UCCS School of Public Affairs. Please stay connected at the website, join us at an alumni event, share ideas with colleagues in a book discussion or just come to our office on the beautiful UCCS campus to chat.
We hope to see you soon,
Cheri Lee
School of Public Affairs
Join the University of Colorado for an Evening at the Denver Botanic Gardens
GardenJoin CU President Bruce Benson and the university's chancellors for a celebration of CU alumni and friends at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Friday, July 30 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the gardens and a landmark exhibition of 20 monumental works by internationally acclaimed British sculptor, Henry Moore. The new Mordecai Children's Garden, an interactive experience with plants and other aspects of the natural world, is scheduled to be open by the event.
Ticket includes food, beverage and entrance into the Denver Botanic Gardens. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are free.
Call the Office of University Advancement at (719) 255-3637 to reserve your tickets today. 
Volunteer with the Alumni & Friends Association
Students CragmorLooking for new ways to get involved with your alma mater? If you haven't considered the many ways you can give back as a volunteer, the time to get involved is now. We're looking for mentors, committee volunteers, board members, alumni with internship opportunities at their organizations, etc. Have an idea for a volunteer program we haven't thought of yet? You can share that with us, too. Just complete our volunteer interest form and we'll add you to our database.
Kristal Canterbury: BACJ Student of the Year
Kristal CanterburyCongratulations, Ms. Kristal Canterbury, 2010 graduate and  BACJ Student of the Year! "Grades don't define who I am nor do grades give me success," Kristal states. "Success is knowing that working hard has truly shaped me and given me character and the tools to do anything and everything I put my mind to." (More)
UCCS Honors MPA & MCJ Graduates and Pi Alpha Alpha Inductees 
SPA Graduate DinnerOn May 18, over 60 current students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathered to give their congratulations to the 2009-2010 UCCS Masters degree recipients. Shree Nath and Troy Ruby were recognized as the MPA Students of the Year and Amy Cullen was recognized as the MCJ Student of the Year. (More)
BACJ Graduates and Alpha Phi Sigma Inductees Honored
MCJThe UCCS School of Public Affairs honored its 2010 Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice 2010 graduates at a reception on May 18 in Dwire Hall.
Ms. Kristal Canterbury was named the Outstanding Student of the Year. This is the third year that UCCS has offered a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree.

At the same reception, 12 students were inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. The UCCS chapter, Lamda Sigma was approved on April 7 and is the 390th Alpha Phi Sigma chapter. (More)
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Catherine Kaukinen 
Katie KaukinenDr. Catherine Kaukinen, Associate Professor and the Director of the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Masters of Criminal Justice programs, was selected to attend two seminars at the University of Michigan this summer.  
Quantitative Analysis of Crime and Criminal Justice sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics introduces participants to major data series sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, such as the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The seminar focuses on innovative applications of survey methods and incident-based data in criminal justice. (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. 
In This Issue
An Evening at the Denver Botanic Gardens
Volunteer with the Alumni & Friends Association
Kristal Canterbury: BACJ Student of the Year
UCCS Honors MPA & MCJ Graduates and Pi Alpha Alpha Inductees
BACJ Graduates and Alpha Phi Sigma Inductees Honored
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Catherine Kauikinen
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Special Events
July 9:
Your Money Bus comes to UCCS. Learn more online or call (719) 255-5174 for more information.
July 30:
CU Alumni Night at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Learn more and buy tickets online.
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