Linda Kogan, director, Office of Sustainability at UCCS, accepted a Greenie Award on behalf of the university April 26 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. She was joined by several UCCS students and alumni who celebrated the recognition of UCCS sustainability initiatives. UCCS was cited in the school category for efforts including construction of energy efficient buildings, prohibiting the sale of bottled water, on-campus vegetable production, and creation of a sustainable development academic minor. ... April Lanotte, senior instructor/master teacher with the UCCS Teach Program, was recognized recently by La Roche College, Pittsburgh, and was one of 12 graduates inducted into its Distinguished Alumni Circle. Lanotte was recognized for outstanding leadership and extraordinary professional success. Lanotte, who earned a master’s degree in education from UCCS, previously was an Einstein Educational Fellow at NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C. In addition to teaching at UCCS, she supports education at NASA-Langley Research Center and writes curriculum for the Challenger Center for Space Studies.