I graduated Magna Cum Laude from from Colorado State University-Pueblo in May, 2015 with a 3.9 GPA. I also made the Dean’s List (minimum 3.5 GPA) every semester in which I was enrolled in the university.
I have been enrolled UCCS's graduate program since January, 2018, where I currently hold a 4.0 GPA. During my time here I have earned the respect of my colleagues and professors, and I have taken on the roles of Teaching Assistant, Writing Fellow, Research Assistant, and Managing Editor of the department's online graduate history journal. I plan on graduating at the end of the Spring 2020 semester.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Graduate Student Research Fellowship is awarded to Master's Degree and Ph.D. students with an excellent academic record and outstanding recommendations submitted by department faculty. This prestigious award includes a scholarship of $5000 and automatic enrollment in the UCCS Graduate Research Academy.
Leadership Pueblo is an annual program designed to help emerging leaders in the community develop their skills. The curriculum provides each class the opportunity to network with other emerging leaders and current decision makers in order to grasp a better understanding of the issues facing the Pueblo community, as well as a chance to discuss solutions to these problems. As a requirement for graduation, all leadership classes are expected to plan and implement a class project designed to benefit the community. My class designed and built a community garden near downtown Pueblo that provides a place for those convicted of various crimes, including youth offenders, to serve their sentences and provide local food pantries with fresh produce.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa is an honor society established in 1897 to recognize and encourage superior scholarship without restriction as to area of study and to promote the "unity and democracy of education.” It is the fourth academic society in the United States to be organized around recognizing academic excellence, and is the oldest all-discipline honor society. The society's motto is "Let the love of learning rule humanity," and its mission is "to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. Graduate students should have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours towards their Master’s Degree in History, have a GPA of better than 3.5, and shall have completed approximately 30% of the residence requirements for the Master’s Degree.