Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak received the Russell T. Tutt Award from El Pomar Foundation during an Oct. 5 awards presentation in Black Hawk.
Shockley-Zalabak was recognized for her lifetime of dedicated leadership and continued effort to improve UCCS. Two individuals, Ceil Folz and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and two organizations, Bright Future Foundation for Eagle County and Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, were also recognized.
“I am humbled to receive the Russell T. Tutt Award from El Pomar Foundation. It has been a privilege to contribute to the growth and development of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs,” Shockley-Zalabak said. “El Pomar Foundation has set an example throughout this state and at UCCS in making an impact and leading positive change. I speak for myself and others who are grateful for El Pomar leadership.”
El Pomar’s Awards for Excellence Program annually recognizes the state’s highest performing nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 1989, the program has provided more than $5 million in grant support to more than 400 Colorado nonprofit organizations. El Pomar is one of Colorado’s oldest and largest private foundations.