Fire volunteers to be honored at reception


A reception to celebrate the UCCS response to the Waldo Canyon fire and those who made it possible is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Centennial Hall.

The event is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and is designed to thank those who volunteered to assist with extra duties during the community emergency June 26 through July 6. More than 40 individuals volunteered for such duties as cleaning rooms for use by off-duty fire fighters and National Guard members or directing traffic. Countless members of the UCCS community worked extra shifts as the campus hosted evacuees, community meetings and national media outlets.

The event will feature remarks of appreciation by Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and other members of the campus leadership team as well as a toast to the campus’ collective efforts to assist the campus and broader Colorado Springs communities.

To attend the event, please respond to, 719-255-3613 by Friday.

To see an overview of the UCCS response to the Waldo Canyon fire, visit

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