Kudos! – October 12, 2012

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Colvert/Harvey Group honored by Denver Business Journal

The Denver Business Journal and the partner National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices selected The Colvert/Harvey Group at UBS Financial Services as one of the top advisers in Colorado for 2012. This is the second consecutive year the group has been named to the list of top advisers. Thousands of advisers statewide underwent a rigorous and objective screening process based on 20 categories of practice management — such as customer service, accountability, risk management and transparency. The Colvert/Harvey Group was selected as one of 70 advisers in Colorado and was among six advisers from Colorado Springs.

Rotary clubs deliver more checks to small businesses

The Rotary Waldo Fire Business Relief Fund Committee delivered a second round of $2,000 checks this month to area businesses affected by the Waldo Canyon fire.

The eight Colorado Springs area clubs have banded together to collect and disburse donations through the Pikes Peak Area Rotary Endowment. PPARE is a 501c3 charitable foundation providing local community service in the name of Rotary and Rotarians in the Pikes Peak Region.

Checks were delivered to High Country Heating and Vital Forces Fitness, Green Mountain Falls Rental, El Colorado Lodge and Blue Sage Catering.

Sabin named top hospital, health leader

Margaret Sabin, president and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis, was named in Becker’s Hospital Review “100 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” list. According to Becker’s, these 100 women demonstrate outstanding leadership within the hospital and health care industry and were chosen based on a wide range of management and leadership skills, including oversight of hospital or health system operations, financial turnarounds and quality improvement initiatives. Sabin joined Penrose-St. Francis Health Services as president and CEO in November 2008. In July 2009, she was named the south state hospital group president for Englewood, Colo.-based Centura Health, overseeing operations at all three Centura hospitals in southern Colorado: Penrose-St. Francis; St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo; and St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City. Additionally, Ms. Sabin serves as chair of Centura Health’s Trauma Council.

Colorado Springs participates in STEM learning through the arts

Community Partnership for Child Development, which operates Head Start, Early Head Start and the Colorado Preschool Program in El Paso County, was chosen as one of 10 locations around the country to participate in the national “Early Childhood Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Learning Through the Arts” initiative for preschool and kindergarten children, their teachers, parents and caregivers.

STEM is a partnership between Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the Northrop Grumman Foundation. The initiative integrates elements of the performing arts into existing school curriculum to teach STEM concepts and skills to young children. Wolf Trap’s approach has been the subject of independent research that documents the positive impact of arts-based learning strategies on children’s cognitive and social development and school readiness in areas including math and logic.

The program features a one-week residency in four CPCD classrooms. A Wolf Trap teaching artist will provide a three-hour professional development workshop for CPCD teachers followed by time in each of the four classrooms daily for the rest of the week.

“We are grateful to have been chosen to participate in this innovative, artistic program that reflects our mission to develop school readiness in young children,” said CPCD CEO Noreen Landis-Tyson. “We appreciate Wolf Trap and the Northrop Grumman Foundation’s partnership and commitment to early childhood education.”