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Colorado Technical University is thrilled to celebrate our outstanding faculty members with the 2015 Educator of the Year Awards. Each of our award recipients developed and successfully implemented creative approaches to meet their students’ needs. It was a very competitive field as all of the nominees showcased the innovation, creative spirit, and dedication to our students that is the hallmark of our entire CTU faculty.
When Deborah Fletcher’s daughter was injured in a vehicular accident in the military as a Marine, Fletcher dropped everything to become a full-time caregiver. She quit her job in the catering field and focused on helping her daughter adapt to the mental and physical challenges that lay ahead. Little did Fletcher know that this experience would lead to a new direction in her own life—as a student at Colorado Technical University.
Recently two ceremonies were held that acted as the culmination of the 2016 Colorado Technical University Wounded Warrior Scholarship program. Held in two locations, these events highlighted CTU’s dedication to the scholarship winners and the military community as a whole.
CTU Vice Provost Dr. Emma Zone (@DrEmmaZone) co-hosted the #WCETAdaptive Learning Twitter Chat with Niki Bray (@adaptivechat) on Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m. CST. The hosts answered questions from other higher education leaders and educators, discussing faculty best practices with adaptive learning. “Serving as a guest expert for the #WCETAdaptive Chat was a fast-paced and fun way to share a lot about faculty engagement with adaptive learning in only an hour’s time,” said Zone, “Participants were interested in how CTU provides faculty training and ongoing support of adaptive learning to make it successful for students and faculty alike.”
CTU Chief Academic Officer and Provost Dr. Connie Johnson (@Dr.ConnieJohnson) joined WCET fellow Niki Bray (@adaptivechat) to answer these questions and more during WCET's first Adaptive Learning Twitter Chat, which focuses on topics related to adaptive learning technology implementation, faculty engagement and student results. Dr. Johnson shared CTU’s adaptive learning experiences with participants, which included fellow educators and technology leaders, and highlighted how CTU is using innovative technology to help students pursue their personal and professional goals.
On November 10, 2015, CTU teamed up with the El Paso County Commissioners to support the “MRE—Eat Like a Soldier” fundraiser for The Home Front Cares. The project raises funds for Colorado military veterans and their families.
Fall was an exciting time for Colorado Technical University as several CTU leaders participated in presentations and panels at key higher education professional and academic events. Drawing from their work to ensure CTU continues to offer quality academic programming and innovative learning, the following CTU leaders travelled across the country to share CTU’s story and gain knowledge from other higher education leaders.
On October 28, 2015, Colorado Technical University hosted the “Women in Law Enforcement, Challenges and Achievements” event on CTU’s Colorado Springs campus. This event--part of CTU’s Criminal Justice Distinguished Speaker series—featured insights and advice from prominent women in the law enforcement field.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education recognizes CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program for meeting its standards for nursing education.
Retired Green Beret Chris Schafer and Dr. Brent Carter presented “PTS(D): Myths & misconceptions of post traumatic stress" at Colorado Technical University’s Colorado Springs campus.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers visited Susan Kuiper’s public administration class and encouraged students to find meaning in their work and leave a legacy.
On October 17, Adjunct Professor Dr. Tonya Henderson ushered CTU into the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) community when she delivered her thought-provoking and engaging talk on “spotting patterns in organizational life and in society and creating patterns on purpose to make the world a better place.”
Hundreds of guests descended on CTU’s Colorado Springs campus to celebrate Halloween with food, fun, and costumes!
On this Veterans Day, Colorado Technical University (CTU) is proud to announce its 2016 Wounded Warrior Scholarship recipients. Fifty active duty military service members, veterans, military spouses, and – for the first time this year – caregivers of wounded warriors are honored for their service with a new opportunity to pursue higher education.
On Friday, October 16, 2015, Colorado Technical University gathered with local community and military leaders at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs for a special evening benefitting the Home Front Cares military charity. As the title sponsor of this year’s annual dinner, “For The Love of Our Troops XI”, CTU was proud to welcome keynote speaker, Taya Kyle, wife of “American Sniper”/SEAL Chris Kyle, which drew a sell-out crowd of over 1,100 guests.
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