Alumni Toolkit

Serving UCCS Alumni

The UCCS Alumni Relations and Annual Giving office partners with groups across campus to connect with and engage alumni through programs, events, volunteering and communications for the growth and support of the Mountain Lion community. As a central office we work alongside the alumni offices within our colleges to provide support and partner on events. Below are ways that you can get involved with alumni-related events, communications, data requests, and more. If you have any question regarding the toolkit or need an answer you can’t find here in our resources, contact Liz Bunkers (719-255-4051; liz.bunkers@uccs.edu).

Communications, Volunteering, Events & Partnerships

  • Promoting your communication to the UCCS alumni community

    We utilize the following methods to communicate to our community:

    • Our weekly A-List emails
    • Our monthly event e-newsletter 
    • Stand-alone emails to alumni groups
    • Posting and sharing to our social media channels: 
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn

    To learn more about partnering with us on e-comm contact Kayla Gronseth Boyer at (719-255-3638; kgronset@uccs.edu).

  • Helping with event planning and more

    Our office can help with planning your event, including cost-sharing, thought leadership, and assistance with event details. For more information on this opportunity contact Nicole Tugg (719-255-3764; ntugg@uccs.edu). You can view our event partnership guide here.

    During the COIVD-19 pandemic, many of our events are being reimagined to incorporate virtual and social distanced solutions. Check out our event links to see what is happening in the virtual world!

  • Engaging alumni & friends in volunteer opportunities

    About Our Opportunities 

    The UCCS alumni office can help facilitate the engagement of alumni and friend volunteers in your programs and departments. We are here to serve as a resource for you and want to capture and quantify the great work our alumni volunteers are doing. To learn more about partnering on volunteer opportunities or to share updates on recent volunteer engagement please contact Liz Bunkers(719-255-4051; liz.bunkers@uccs.edu). 

    Check out the volunteer opportunities available for our alumni and friends right now by visiting uccsvolunteers.org.

    Get Started

    To get started using our volunteer website, watch this five-minute getting started training video! Then visit uccsvolunteers.org to create a volunteer profile.

Giving & Crowdfunding

  • Building and valuing the Mountain Lion Experience

    Our UCCS alumni understand the value of the Mountain Lion experience. Their support is essential to growing our UCCS community. If your alums are interested in giving back, they can visit this site.

  • Helping fund projects our community can believe in

    If you want to learn more about doing crowd funding, please contact lbartholme@uccs.edu.

  • Building bridges for fundraising

    We can also help connect you with the major gift fundraiser assigned to your college, contact alumni@uccs.edu and we will connect you!

Nominating Alumni & Faculty

  • Recognizing alumni success

    We look forward to recognizing our alumni for their achievements.

    Nominate them on our webform and they may be interviewed for a future feature story or some other form of recognition.  

  • Recognizing faculty knowledge, experience and research

    Our faculty members are the lifeblood of our institution their knowledge, experience, and research prepare our students for success beyond UCCS. We now host a monthly series virtually called "5 Things You Should Know" Each session features a faculty speaker or staff member. To nominate a faculty or staff member for the series please email Nicole Tugg at ntugg@uccs.edu.

Campus Visits

  • Welcoming back our valued alums

    Are your alumni looking to see the growth that UCCS has made in the past few years? Attend an event? Stop by to catch up with their faculty members? 

    Let us know in advance so that we can provide you with alumni swag, info about the UCCS Alumni & Friends Association, and more. 
    Contact us at alumni@uccs.edu to get started.

  • You don't have to come to campus to see some of our most recent updates

    During COIVD-19 UCCS is limiting visits to campus, but you can still share our beautiful campus with alums virtually!

Alumni Information

  • Official alumni and donor data are maintained by UCCS Advancement

    Our team can provide you with assistance partnering on mailing lists, event invitations, etc. for alumni related communications. To request information, please contact Kayla Gronseth Boyer (719-255-3638; kgronset@uccs.edu).
     

  • Have an alumni update? We can help

    If you encounter alumni information like updated emails or career changes, send them to alumni@uccs.edu. We will update our records to reflect these changes.

  • Help us keep up with our alums

    Direct alums to visit our update portal where they can update their contact information and apply for a membership card.
     

Unique Engagement Opportunities

  • Keep us informed

    Let us know what unique engagement opportunities you are doing for alumni from your college or program. Share with us at alumni@uccs.edu.

  • Pairing alums & students

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    Dinner with 12 Mountain Lions, coordinated by the UCCS Alumni & Friends Association, pairs students with local UCCS alumni and friends for small, intimate dinner parties. For more information on hosting a dinner, visit this site or contact Nicole Tugg (719-255-3764; ntugg@uccs.edu). 

  • Recognizing our long-standing alums

    In 2012, UCCS began a new Commencement tradition for two very special groups of alumni – our Golden and Silver Graduates. These alumni graduated 50 and 25 years ago, respectively, and helped build the foundation of what our university has become today. For more information, visit this link.