Kudos! – Oct. 24, 2013

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UCCS scholarship announced in Nathan’s honor

ANB Bank will honor its former president Dennis Nathan with a new scholarship for students in the College of Business at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The $2,500 annual scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate business student who displays strong academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship will be awarded yearly for the next three years and will be administered by the UCCS College of Business. Nathan was a 43-year veteran of the banking industry. At the time of his death in 2011, he was president and chief executive officer of ANB Bank. He served on a number of nonprofit boards including Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation, the Boys & Girls Club Foundation, Pikes Peak Mental Health Center and was a founding member of the Center for Christian-Jewish Dialogue. For information about the ANB Dennis Nathan scholarship, contact Rashell McCann, director of undergraduate programs at rmccann@uccs.edu or (719) 255-3587.

Rose named district veep

The Colorado Association of Realtors installed its 2013-2014 Leadership Council during the organization’s 93nd annual state convention in Denver last week. Tony Rose of Rose Real Estate in Colorado Springs was named district vice president of the Southeast District of the CAR.

Engineers earn master’s degrees

Joshua Barker, P.E., and Ryan Kumar recently completed their master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado Denver. Both are employed at Kumar & Associates, which has an office in Colorado Springs.

Blue Star gets gold award

Andy O’Riley with Blue Star Recyclers was awarded the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program’s 24-Karat Gold Award. This award goes to an individual who has gone above and beyond required job duties in the creation and implementation of a program or initiative that has made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society. In addition, Blue Star Recyclers was awarded gold leader membership in the program, after two years as a silver level member.

CC awarded $800,000 grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded an $800,000 grant to Colorado College. The money, the largest the college has received from this foundation, will allow the college to strengthen its signature block plan, in which students study one subject at a time, in intensive three-and-a-half week segments.