The Recreation and Wellness Center was named in honor of the Gallogly family during brief ceremonies Oct. 17.
Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Jim Gallogly, Susan Szpyrka, senior vice chancellor for Administration and Finance, and Racquell Valadez, a Colorado Springs senior studying sociology, gave brief remarks. The event was attended by about 15 Gallogly family members and 75 faculty and staff members.
“Life is a lot like Pikes Peak,” Jim Gallogly said. “It may look smooth from here but there are a lot of peaks, valleys and rough spots along the way.”
Gallogly reflected on his late father, Tom, who was the first in the family to graduate from UCCS. Later, seven of the 10 children born to Tom and Margery Gallogly, graduated from UCCS. Several third generation family members graduated from UCCS and other CU campuses and a “fourth generation is on its way.”
“You can truly take your degree from UCCS and do anything you would like,” Jim Gallogly said. “The only thing that limits you is yourself. Our father, Tom, taught us that.”
— Photos by Tom Kimmell and Tom Hutton