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SpeakerJesse Perez got a job as Undergraduate Academic Adviser here at UCCS, his Alma Mater. He had the honor of addressing this years commencement as the recipient of the College of Education Student Achievement Award.

Jesse is a first generation college student from a small rural town in New Mexico. Jesse graduated from UCCS in May 2011 with a BA in Communication and Geography and Environmental Studies with a Pre-Law minor. He completed his Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education at UCCS, graduating (more…)

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We would like to congratulate Melaina Bjorklund on her bright future! She graduated Spring 2013 with a MSc in Sports Nutrition from UCCS, which is offered through the Beth El College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Mountain Lion Research DayMelaina was accepted for the highly-competitive Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Dietetic Internship, which is a ten month internship offering community, clinical, and food-service dietetic experience.  This internship is a great honor and provides an emphasis in Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Upon completion of the internship and passing of the Registered Dietitian (RD) Exam, Melaina will be licensed to practice as an MS, RD.

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IMG_1124Palden Lama, PhD candidate, Computer Science, will join the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Computer Science. Lama received six phone interviews from Oregon State, University of Tennessee, Binghampton University, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Kansas, and Clarkson University – all with PhD and research programs. He got four campus interviews and secured two offers (the other two are pending). He has accepted the offer from the UTSA. The offer is excellent, and it comes with a very supportive start-up package including (more…)

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IMG_1287Andrea June (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2012) was born and raised in Wisconsin and earned her BA in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. While she had long known that she wanted to pursue a career in mental health, she first became interested in helping those who deal with the mental and physical changes of aging during her junior year. UCCS is one of only a handful of graduate programs in the country that provides specialized training in Clinical Psychology with older adults (Geropsychology).

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Katie Horner has accepted a job offer to join the Student Success Center at UCCS as an Academic Advisor. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Environmental Studies in December 2011 from UCCS. Katie held multiple on-campus jobs during her undergraduate career, including being a Resident Assistant and an Orientation Welcome Leader, and through those positions, she realized that she wanted to pursue a career in Higher Education. She began pursuing her Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education at UCCS, and successfully completed her degree in May 2013.  When she began working on her Master’s (more…)

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Rachel Cline (MSc, Health Promotion, 2012) was born and raised in Broomfield, Colorado.   Rachel earned her BS in Health Care Science in 2010, and loved the faculty and community of UCCS so much, she decided to stay and pursue her Master’s degree in Health Promotion. As part of her graduate capstone project, she implemented the American College of Sports Medicine’s national initiative entitled “Exercise is Medicine on Campus“.  It was  tailored to the UCCS campus and became the “Exercise is Medicine with Altitude” campaign. The main goal of this campaign was to educate the UCCS community on the many (more…)

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Originally published in the May 2013 School of Public Affairs eNewsletter.
UCCS Graduate School Alumna: Rosemary Lytle, MPA, 2006

UCCS Graduate School Alumna: Aubrey Fennewald, MPA, 2006

“There wasn’t really much that I didn’t like about the MPA program,” states Aubrey Fennewald, MPA 2006, when asked what about the MPA program she liked best. Classes that stood out for her were her classes in public policy and particularly the International Public Policy class. “It was in my first public policy course that I became friends with community activist and leader Rosemary Lytle.” She enjoyed the program evaluation course with Dr. Terry Schwartz and the local governance course with Mary Lou Makepeace.  “I learned a lot that I still refer to today in the intensive weekend courses for emergency planning and management, and I enjoyed my capstone project class led by Professor Donald Klingner.”

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