Staff and family members take part in commencement festivities

Lauren Rundell receives her master's degree during the 2019 spring commencement
Lauren Rundell, academic advisor for the Office of Academic Advising, shakes hands with Provost Tom Christensen after earning her master’s degree.

Ten UCCS faculty and staff members and multiple family members were among the more than 1,100 graduates who participated in the 2019 Spring Commencement ceremonies May 17 at the Broadmoor World Arena.

Most took advantage of the tuition benefit provided to CU employees and qualified dependents. UCCS employees can waive up to nine credits per academic year for undergraduate and graduate courses. For additional information, visit CU Employee Services.

Bradley Plesz receives his master's degree in education.
Bradley Plesz, audio/visual program manager for University Center and Event Services, shakes hands with Provost Tom Christensen.

Staff and faculty who earned degrees were:

  • Andrea Diamond, academic services program director for the Pre-Collegiate Support and Success Center. She earned a master’s degree in leadership in education.
  • Curtis Evans, academic advisor for the Office of Academic Advising. He earned a master’s degree in business administration.
  • Beau Kelly, associate director for Office of Development. He earned a master’s degree in business administration.
  • Mia Pino, event production professional for University Center and Event Services. She earned a master’s degree in leadership in education.
  • Bradley Plesz, audio/visual program manager for University Center and Event Services. He earned a master’s degree in leadership in education.
  • Rosey Reidl-Smith, assistant program director of graduate programs for College of Business. She earned a master’s degree in public administration.
  • Lauren Rundell, academic advisor for the Office of Academic Advising. She earned a master’s degree in leadership in education.
  • Ann Schwab, curriculum management specialist for the Office of the Registrar. She earned a master’s degree in leadership in education.
  • Kaitlin Shields, academic advisor for the Office of Academic Advising. She earned a master’s degree in leadership in education.
  • Don Unger, instructor and research assistant in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He earned a master’s degree in history.
Ann Schwab earns her master's degree
Ann Schwab, curriculum management specialist for the Office of the Registrar, holds her diploma cover after earning her master’s degree.

Family members of faculty and staff members who earned degrees were:

  • Mariah Bennett, brother of Majid “M.J.” Arjomandi, instructor in the Department of Communication. Mariah earned her master’s degree in counseling and human services.
  • Lauren Chandler, daughter of Laura Chandler, administrative assistant in the Department of Psychology. Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree in business.
  • Natalie Chavez, wife of Darren Chavez, program coordinator in Academic Affairs at CU system office. Natalie earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  • Rhoni Goslin, sister of Paul Goslin, budget analyst in the Budget and Planning Office. Rhoni earned a bachelor’s degree in inclusive elementary education.
  • Jessica Marshall, daughter of Sherry Marshall, instructor in the Department of Sociology. Jessica earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  • Téa Pino, sister of Mia Pino, event production professional for University Center and Event Services. Téa earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
  • Sarina Slate, daughter of Sherry Reed, project manager in Planning, Development and Construction; and Jeff Reed, executive director of Facilities Services. Sarina earned a bachelor’s degree in business.
  • Elise Turner, daughter of Curtis Turner, senior instructor and master teacher for UCCS Teach. Elise earned a bachelor’s degree in English.

The list of graduates only include those that University Communications is aware of. If an omission was made, please email ur@uccs.edu.

Beau Kelly receives his master's degree at the 2019 spring commencement.
Beau Kelly, associate director for Office of Development, shakes hands with Provost Tom Christensen.

1 Comment on Staff and family members take part in commencement festivities

  1. Congratulations to all the graduates and a special shout out to Curtis Evans from his dad. Nice job!

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