Kudos! – October 11, 2013

Gleason helps save a life

Colorado Springs attorney Ed Gleason was recognized with the Exceptional Service Award by the American Bar Association for outstanding pro bono representation of a prisoner on death row. Gleason’s recognition stemmed from his work to overturn the death sentence of Manuel Velez. Some 250 attorneys worked on this case from nine offices throughout the country.

Hecox wins Palmer Land Trust kudos

Walt Hecox, professor of economics in the environmental program at Colorado College and project director of the CC State of the Rockies Project, won the Stuart P. Dodge Award from the Palmer Land Trust, an award celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. The award honors an individual for a lifetime record of conservation.
Happy Red birthday

Red Energy Public Relations, Advertising & Events, a full-service agency, celebrated its five-year anniversary in September. Founded in 2008 by Amy Sufak, Red Energy specializes in public relations, branding, executive media training and event management, working with dozens of clients including 5Star Bank, The Citadel Mall, Pinkberry, UCLA, Catamount Institute, Smashburger, The Promenade Shops at Briargate, Kineo Fit, Bonefish Grill, and others. Red Energy also launched the Showcase of Retirement Communities, Generations Award, and The Colorado Indulgence Festival.
PPCAA receives grant

The Pikes Peak Community Action Agency received a $34,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation for its Transition to Independence Program. The TIP is a goal-setting program using intensive one-on-one management to help people with low incomes achieve higher education and enhanced job skills. Services include education tuition assistance, books, equipment, testing costs, and its clients receive associate degrees, four-year college degrees and more.