Kudos! – February 28, 2014

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Shockley-Zalabak is grand marshal

The 2014 Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade grand marshal will be Dr. Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She is the 30th grand marshal, following a long line of movers and shakers including Chuck Murphy, Mary Lou Makepeace and Sr. Myra James Bradley. Shockley-Zalabak earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from Oklahoma State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Fencer saves a life

Air Force sophomore fencer Madeleine Girardot, performed the life-saving Heimlich maneuver on a young fencer, Helen Landwehr from Colorado Springs while at the North American Cup in Virginia Beach, Jan. 18. Girardot is a second-year cadet on the fencing team.

Kocher wins award

Chuck Kocher won his third ActionMAN Award at the ActionCOACH Americas Conference in New Orleans in January. It is the 16th award Kocher has earned in his 12 years being an ActionCOACH.