Local nonprofit Peak Startup will be offering two new mentorships programs this month­­ to help Colorado Springs entrepreneurs advance their careers, companies. Beginning the week of May 22, free Open Office Hour and Lunch and Learn sessions will be open to the business community to learn from experienced industry professionals. Open Office Hours will occur at […]
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Community Health Partnership, a community collaboration of local health providers in the Pikes Peak region, is presenting its 2016 Behavioral Health Summit tomorrow, Sept. 22. The event will take place from 5-8:30 p.m. at the AspenPointe Café, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd. The 2016 Behavioral Health Summit brings mental health providers together for dialogue. […]
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Ent Federal Credit Union will sign a 15-year marketing and operating agreement with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs today that will include naming rights for the school’s soon-to-be constructed visual and performing arts center, according to a UCCS news release. The agreement, which UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and Ent CEO Randy Bernstein will sign on campus at […]
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Student loan borrowers in Colorado Springs owe about $6,400 less than the national average of $28,400, according to the new Congress & Student Debt report. LendEDU, an independent student loan refinancing marketplace, analyzed student debt data from state and congressional districts for the report. Across Colorado, the average student loan debt per borrower is $26,095. […]
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According to a news release sent by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, an ongoing health and wellness partnership with the health system “resulted in astounding savings of approximately $1.9 million for Colorado Springs School District 11 in 2014.” That data came from the district’s most recent health management overview, the release stated. In 2012, BEST Health Plan […]
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Colorado Springs ranks among the nation’s 25 best cities for graduates with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees, but across the state women are much less likely than men to work in STEM careers, according to Lauren Casteel, Women’s Foundation of Colorado president and CEO. WFCO hosted a community discussion May 25 on gender […]
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Colorado Springs colleges are actively helping students avoid loan debt disasters, saying the strategic planning they offer benefits not just their graduates, but the city as a whole. Grants, scholarships, campus employment, financial workshops and guidance on using loans are all on the table, as institutions help students work out how to fund their education. […]
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The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking to cash in on its entrepreneurial spirit. For more than a half-century, the Academy has been a hotbed of research and development for all manner of technology — related to military and commercial applications — and is now looking to this innovation for potential revenue streams. “What we’re […]
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Envision a future in which all incoming community college students study entrepreneurialism, learning to think creatively and bring a culture of innovation to the workforce. Pikes Peak Community College is working with three national organizations to make that a reality. Missouri-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and Clifton Taulbert’s Building Community Institute […]
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Colorado Technical University has named William Anderson Cain regional vice president and chancellor of its Colorado Springs and Denver campuses, the school announced Thursday. In addition to overseeing the school’s Colorado campuses, Cain will serve on the Executive Leadership Team with other university administrators, reporting to system President Andrew Hurst. Cain is a Vietnam-era veteran […]
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SAGE Affordable Tutoring owner Phillip Hutcherson and his wife, Frances, were the first in their families to go to college. Hutcherson was only the second generation in his family to graduate high school. Growing up poor in Texas and New Mexico was his motivation to escape his condition, and education would be his means.   […]
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Plans are taking shape for the $58 million UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center, with roughly a quarter of the funding already raised, design scheduled to be done in early 2014 and the project on track to begin construction in 2015, according to university officials. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak said that nearly $15 million — […]
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