Employees and family members join in commencement festivities

Terainer Brown receives her doctoral degree
Terainer Brown, assistant dean, College of Education, receives her doctoral degree during the fall commencement ceremony.

Among the 550 graduates who walked across the stage at the Broadmoor World Arena at commencement Dec. 14, five faculty and staff members joined two family members of employees for the celebration.

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.

April Keller
April Keller, financial administrator, College of Education.

Faculty and staff who earned degrees were:

  • Terainer Brown, assistant dean, College of Education. She earned a doctorate degree in educational leadership, research and policy.
  • Wendi Clouse, senior research analyst, Office of Institutional Research. She earned a master’s degree in public administration.
  • April Keller, financial administrator, College of Education. She earned a master’s degree in public administration.
  • Jennifer Phillips, processing manager and school certifying official, Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs. She earned a master’s degree in public administration.
  • Pamela Weisman, project manager, Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion. She earned a master’s degree in psychology.
Brady Smith, center, receives his degree in psychology.

Two family members of faculty were also among the graduates:

  • Magdalena Kossek earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. She is the daughter of Wojciech Kossek, instructor, Mathematics Department.
  • Brady Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He is the son of Amy Silva-Smith, interim dean, Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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

Magdalena Kossek and her dad, Wojciech.
Magdalena Kossek and her dad, Wojciech.
Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips, processing manager and school certifying official, Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs

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