Nancy Keller, Director of Wastewater, talks about the COVID-19 alert system designed to serve as an early warning to advise residents to get tested for the virus when the Wastewater Department reports extreme levels of COVID-19 in the wastewater.
This episode features Mario Ruiz from the class of 2015. He talks about the encouragement he received from the people he met during his time at CSU Pueblo and the impact they have had on his life. Ruiz founded The Academy of Soccer in Colorado Springs in January 2020.
Dr. Donna Souder Hodge serves as the Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Director of Organizational Development at CSU Pueblo. Since March 2020, she's been leading the university's COVID-19 Response & Planning team. The university has partnered with an agency to provide weekly PCR and antigen testing options for students, faculty and staff living, working and learning on the campus. Dr. Souder Hodge explains the testing procedures, the plans in place when Pueblo is placed on any color scale on the Colorado COVID-19 dial, gives words of advice and encouragement for current students and updated progress on Vision 2028.
Kate Aviv, Community Relations Specialist for the Pueblo branch of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, talked about adoption rates during the pandemic, advice for pet owners and programs and services that HSPPR-Pueblo provides.
Kathy Cline, Director of the Pueblo Rescue Mission, talked about the homeless population in Pueblo, how the Pueblo Rescue Mission has been able to operate during the pandemic and plans for new housing projects with Posada and Health Solutions.
Teah Miller, Director of Crisis Services talks about Health Solutions and the new 35-unit apartment complex designed to help lift people up out of homelessness. The housing project is a partnership between Health Solutions, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office and the Housing Authority to help provide housing for homeless individuals. The new complex will be completed in 2021 and the community can "adopt a room." Director of Marketing and Public Relations Dawn Yengich also talked about "Boredom Buster Bags" provided to kids in the Pueblo community and the "Colorado Spirit" program to help the elderly who are lonely. Health Solutions also provides tele-health and other services to residents in Las Animas County, Huerfano County and Pueblo County.
This episode features Chase Vaughn from the class of 2012. He talks about his journey playing football at CSU Pueblo, going to play in the Canadian Football League and that moment when he put the Denver Bronco helmet on. Chase now serves his community as a firefighter with the Aurora Fire Department and is a member of the 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame Class and will be formally inducted during Homecoming 2021.
On this edition of Shop Talk, AJ sits down and talks the Mike Tyson v. Roy Jones Jr fight, and gives his prediction for the Jake Paul v. Nate Robinson.
This episode features Megan Matousek from the class of 2005. Megan has had an incredible career in the entertainment industry and has earned credits for her work on feature films including Coraline, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One and The Last Jedi. She is the co-founder of an all new city-based video streaming platform LoCo+.
Tracy Samora, Director of Alumni & Community Relations at CSU Pueblo talks with Jeff Hullinger, nightly news and sports anchor at 11Alive WXIA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Since graduating in 1980, Hullinger has earned 19 Emmy Awards and two Edward R. Murrow awards for his outstanding work in broadcasting.