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College of Education, August 2010
Dear ,
Melissa SchecterGreetings! Fall is an exciting time in the College of Education and we would like to keep you informed of the new developments and changes that are occurring in the COE.
Please help us welcome Dr. David Fenell, Interim Dean for the College of Education. He will be working on guiding the COE into the next year.  Karen Brown, the new Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, will also be working with COE leadership to make the upcoming year a success.
The College of Education strives for excellence in providing ongoing educational opportunities for growth and personal development. Please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here for you. 

Melissa Schecter
UCCS, College of Education
Enrollment and Student Services Manager
U.S. News 2011 Best Colleges Guide: UCCS seventh in the West
Clock Tower CloseWASHINGTON, D.C. - Undergraduate engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is among the best in the nation and the high-quality of all programs make UCCS among the best public universities in the Western United States, according to the editors of U.S. News and World Report.

The magazine's editors ranked the UCCS undergraduate engineering program seventh in the nation among public engineering schools offering bachelor's and master's degrees. The magazine's editors ranked the overall quality of UCCS seventh among public master's degree-granting Western universities and in the top tier of all Western regional universities.
College of Education Welcomes New Faculty
Patrick McGuirePatrick McGuire, assistant professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education. McGuire comes to UCCS from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., where he was a graduate research assistant. He holds a Ph.D. in instructional technology from the University of Virginia and bachelor's and master's degrees from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. 
Marcus Winters, assistant professor, Department of Leadership, Research and Foundation, College of Education. Winters comes to UCCS from the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, New York, where he was a senior fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Arkansas, a master's degree from the University of Arkansas and a bachelor's degree from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Monica YooMonica Yoo, assistant professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education. Yoo comes to UCCS from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was the supervisor of the Multicultural Urban Secondary English program. She holds master's and Ph.D. degrees in education from the UC Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in English from UC Berkeley.
Centennial Hall Opens with Fanfare

Centennial HallAt an Aug. 19 dedication ceremony, Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak officially re-named the Science Building Centennial Hall and concluded a year-long, $17 million renovation project.



The Colorado Springs Gazette also wrote about Centennial Hall in UCCS science building enters modern age with new look, name.


In addition, KOAA aired an interview with a UCCS vice chancellor in New science building at UCCS. 
Other News from the College of Education
Columbine Hall
Brown named assistant dean. Karen Brown, financial assistant, College of Education, was promoted to assistant dean for finance and administration.
The College welcomed UCCS alumnus Yvonne Weeres as UTeach program coordinator.
Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) Aims to Build Bridges between Alumni and Students
Joe GriebelMy name is Joe Griebel and I am a senior at UCCS, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I grew up in Colorado Springs, and I am the third in my family to attend this fine institution. This is my second year as President of Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow. "STAT," as we are better known, is a student-run group focused on bridging the gap between students and alumni, while simultaneously enabling current students to feel a greater connection to the UCCS campus community.  We do this through connecting students with their peers as well as with other alumni. In addition, we have numerous campus events throughout the year that are open to all UCCS students, alumni and faculty. In just 3 years, STAT has already had a significant impact on this rapidly-changing campus and the scope of our influence is continuing to grow with continued student and alumni support. For more information, email or add us on Facebook, search word: STAT. 
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
US News 2011 Best Colleges Guide: UCCS Seventh in the West
College of Education Welcomes New Faculty
Science Building Dedication
Other News from the College of Education
Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) Aims to Build Bridges between Alumni and Students
Quick Links

UCCS Alumni and Friends Association
Special Events
College of Business Networking Event (Alumni from all Programs Welcome)
September 9, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Dwire Hall. Call (719) 255-5174 for more information.
Grand Opening:
Join us on September 28 at 4:00 p.m. as we unveil Clyde's, the new pub in the University Center. Call (719) 255-3180 for more information.
Alumni Night at Theaterworks featuring I am Nikola Tesla
Join us on September 30 at 6:30 p.m.for the next 
Alumni Night at Theaterworks. More details will be available as the event date approaches.

Rotary Group Study Exchange


The Rotary Club of Garden of the Gods is seeking young professional applicants, ages 25-40, to visit Alsace, France from March 26 - April 23, 2011. Rotary International pays all the expenses except for personal ones. Learn more online (click on the Group Study Exchange link) or call (719) 650-6197.

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