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Megan Barry/ Leadership Thoughts

I have always been interested in leadership. As a young kid I studied the way the playground was divided, I loved sitting in airports and wondering why and how it all worked, I consistently sat…

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Dustin Jones-Phillips/ Student Story

Dustin Jones-Phillips is a cadet currently attending the United States Air Force Academy.  His decision to attend the Air Force Academy is born from a desire to constantly challenge himself while positively impacting the lives…

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United States Air Force Academy Cadet works with the Quad Innovation Partnership

Timothy Burd / Student Story

Timothy Burd is a Sophomore at the United States Air Force Academy studying Economics and Management. He joined the Quad on our Spring 2019 Affordable Housing Project. My name is Timothy Burd and I am…

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Quad student in Colorado Springs

Connor Hibbs / Student Story

Connor Hibbs is currently a student at Pikes Peak Community College and will attend CU Denver soon to obtain his Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. He joined the Quad on our Spring Semester Venetucci Team.…

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Quad Innovation Partnership

Beka Adair / Creating Change

Beka Adair is the Associate Director of the Quad Innovation Partnership. She comes to us as a graduate of Colorado College. As Project Manager for every project that runs through our doors, Beka wears a superhero cape on a daily basis as she guides students to create amazing outcomes for our partners. Another semester at the Quad has ended. Demo Day has come and gone, reports are in, and our student teams are off…

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UCCS Graduate works with Venetucci Farm

Ashlyn Mathy / Student Story

Ashlyn Mathy is a recent Geology graduate from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She joined the Quad during our Spring 2019 Semester on the Venetucci Farm Innovative Consulting project team. My name is Ashlyn…

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Leadership Reflection by United States Airforce Academy

Jeff Kaczmarczyk / Reflection in Leadership

Jeffery Kaczmarczyk is a Lieutenant Colonel at the United States Air Force Academy and faculty advisor on the Quad’s Colorado Springs Utilities Project.  The views expressed are the author’s alone and do not reflect the…

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Student works on Altia Team with the Quad Innovation Partnership in Colorado Springs

Michael Miranda / Student Story

Michael Miranda is a fourth class cadet at the United States Air Force Academy. He joins the Quad on our Altia team. Hi! My name is Michael, I am a fourth class cadet at the…

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Quad Innovation Partnership Student works on an Affordable Housing Project

Andrew Pollack / Student Story

Andrew is an economics major at Colorado College originally from the Boulder, Colorado area. He is working on the Affordable Housing project this semester for the Quad.  His professional interest is in real estate. Postgrad,…

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Leadership and teamwork advice from UCCS Professor

Laura Eurich / Behind a Great Leader is a Great Team

Laura Eurich is an Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Internship Director for the Department of Communications at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She is also serving as faculty advisor on our Food…

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Students work towards improving food access for Colorado Springs Residents.

Quad Projects / Update 04.25

Our Spring Semester Innovative Consulting teams have been hard at work wrapping up development of their recommendations for each of their clients over the past few weeks. Here is an update! With only two working…

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El Paso County Public Health Food Access team member, Sonia Klein

Sonia Klein / Student Story

Sonia Klein is a Junior at Colorado College majoring in Environmental Science. She joins the Quad on our El Paso County Public Health Food Access Team. Hello, I am Sonia Klein and I am a…

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Quad Project Manager Sandy Fales in Colorado Springs

Sandy Fales / Am I a Leader?

Sandy Fales is a UCCS graduate, Quad Alumni, current Research Fellow as well as Project Manager on our El Paso County Public Health Food Access Team. What does it look like to be a leader?…

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Colorado Springs resident works on Augmented Reality Project for Altia

Ricci Kumpost / Student Story

Ricci Kumpost is a current student at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She joins the Quad on our Altia Augmented Reality project team. Ricci Kumpost is a…

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Quad student on our Venetucci Farm Project

Mitch Risdon / Student Story

Mitch Risdon is a senior majoring in Professional Communication at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He joins the Quad on our Venetucci Farm Project. My name is Mitch Risdon. I am currently a senior…

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Laura Eurich Shares about leadership for the Quad blog.

Laura Eurich / Authentic Thoughtfulness

Laura Eurich is an Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Internship Director for the Department of Communications at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She is also serving as faculty advisor on our Food…

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Quad student on the Venetucci Farm Project works towards sustainable solutions.

Preston Semenuk / Student Story

Preston Semenuk is a Sophmore at the United States Air Force Academy majoring in Biology and minoring in Chinese. He joins the Quad on our Venetucci Farm project. My name is Preston Semenuk and I’m…

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John Mann, professor at Colorado College shares about what it takes to be a leader.

John Mann / What flavor of leader are you?

John Mann is an Executive Faculty in Residence in the Economic and Business Department at Colorado College and is faculty advisor to our Alita Augmented Reality Team. Like ice cream, leadership comes in many flavors. …

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Quad student works on El Paso County Public Health Food Access team.

Sarah Leve / Student Story

Sarah Leve is a senior at Colorado College majoring in Sociology with a minor in Political Science. She joins the Quad this spring semester working on the El Paso County Public Health Food Access team.…

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Quad student Gina of Pikes Peak Community College takes part in an Affordable Housing Project

Gina Galjour / Student Story

Gina Galjour is a current student at Pikes Peak Community College studying Economics and is part of the Quad Affordable Housing team. My first name is Italian, my last name is French, but I am…

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PPCC faculty talks about leadership in Colorado Springs.

Sheridan Kalletta / You as an Imperfect Leader

Sheridan Kalletta, Workforce Marketing and Entrepreneurship Coordinator at Pikes Peak Community College shares with the Quad what being a leader means to her. You as an imperfect leader. Yes, you.  And me.  And everyone else…

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Summer Intensive | Apply

The Quad is looking for you! Are you searching for an opportunity in Colorado Springs to do real work, make a real difference and also network while you are at it? Our Summer Intensive Program…

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Colorado Springs student works with the Quad Partnership on a project for Altia.

Ryan O’Meara / Student Story

Ryan O'Meara is a transplant from Boston, MA studying at Colorado College. He joins the Quad on our Augmented Reality Project with local company, Altia. My name is Ryan O’Meara, and I am from Boston,…

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Team of college students addresses issues faced by Venetucci Farm in Colorado Springs.

Quad Projects / Update 03.14

Over the past few weeks, our innovative consulting teams have been working hard developing solutions to issues provided to them by their clients. Four out of Five of our teams were scheduled to deliver their…

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Colorado Springs Utilities Quad team member

Brandon Archuleta / Student Story

Brandon Archuleta is a Business major with an emphasi in Finance at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He joins the Quad working a future energy directive project with Colorado Springs Utilities. Hello, my name…

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Quad Projects / Update 02.22

The Quad Spring Innovation Consulting teams are underway for the semester. We will be bringing you weekly updates on each team that focuses on their project progression, team dynamics, exciting things happening, and more! Come…

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Gunner Swope, UCCS graduate joins the Quad Innovation Partnership on a Food Access project for Colorado Springs.

Gunner Swope / Student Story

Garrett “Gunner” Swope graduated summa cum laude (3.9+ GPA) in August of 2017 with a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies and a minor in Sustainable Development from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).…

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Rob Hudson / Rolling with the Leadership Flow

Rob Hudson is the Business, Public Service, and Social Sciences Dean at Pikes Peak Community College. He is also the faculty advisor on the Quad's Spring Semester Affordable Housing Project. Leadership is a process that…

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Jake Eichengreen / Success, It’s Not Just about Getting a Degree

Jake Eichengreen is the Executive Director of the Quad Innovation Partnership. We define success as the ability to find and sustain meaningful work. What constitutes meaningful work is entirely subjective. For each of us, it’s…

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Laura Eurich / Building Relationships to Break Stereotypes

Laura Eurich is an Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Internship Director for the Department of Communications at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She is also currently serving as project lead on our…

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Jyotsna Kaycee / Student Story

Jyotsna is a student seeking her masters degree at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and was a member of our fall semester Venetucci Farms Project. I’m Jyotsna, (pronounced J-oats-na). I came to Colorado because my husband got stationed at Fort Carson, but because I am originally from Nepal, coming to Colorado with its mountains, felt like coming home.…

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Beka Adair / Learning is a Constant Endevour

Beka Adair is the Associate Director of the Quad Innovation Partnership. She comes to us as a graduate of Colorado College. As Project Manager for every project that runs through our doors, Beka wears a superhero cape on a daily basis as she guides students to create amazing outcomes for our partners. Admit what you don’t know, learn what you can, ask what you can’t. We go through this process over and over again…

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Brieanna Bryant / Student Story

Brieanna Bryant is an Economics and Political Science Major at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and was a member of our fall Silver Key Team. My name is Brieanna Bryant. I was born in…

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Jeffery Kaczmarczyk / What Does Leadership Success Look Like?

Jeffery Kaczmarczyk is a Lieutenant Colonel at the United States Air Force Academy and faculty advisor on the Quad’s Colorado Springs Utilities Project.  The views expressed are the author’s alone and do not reflect the…

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Spring Semester Applications / Open Now!

During the Quad's most recent Demo Day where our students presented to the public the great work they completed Fall 2018 Semester, Jake Eichengreen, our Executive Director, shared insight into what college graduates are seeking…

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Luis Lee / Student Story

Luis Lee is an Accounting Major at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and was a member of our Social Services Access Team this Fall Semester.  Whether it be imagining myself walking up the steps…

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Fall Demo Day Success!

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who attended our 2018 Fall Quad Demo Day on 12.06! We had around 120 community members in attendance and we are grateful for all your…

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Social Enterprise Directory Project

Sandy Fales, recent UCCS graduate and Quad Research Fellow, pictured in the video below, is creating best practices for a "Do Good" Business directory for Colorado Springs and beyond.   The Quad has partnered with…

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Sarah Himmelberg / Student Story

Sarah is biology major at the United States Air Force Academy and member of our Venetucci Farms Project. Sarah Himmelberg moved from Scottsdale, Arizona to attend the United States Airforce Academy and is majoring in…

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Demo Day Fall 2018

Join us on Thursday, December 6th, 4:00 pm at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W Dale St. 80903, Colorado Springs, as our students present on the four projects that have been…

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Quad Innovation Partnership social service access team member.

Riley Graves / Student Story

Riley Graves is a Political Science, German and Russian major at the United States Air Force Academy and a member of our Social Service Access Team. My name is Riley Graves and I am a…

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Quad Innovation Partnership Leadership Thoughts

Kat Miller-Stevens / You’re Not Too Young to be a Leader

Kat Miller-Stevens is an Assistant Professor in the Economics and Business Department and Faculty Director of the Public Interest Fellowship Program at Colorado College. She is also currently serving as the faculty advisor on our…

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Quad Innovation Partnership project team member of the City of Colorado Springs and County of El Paso Social Service Access Project.

Taryn Williamson / Student Story

Taryn Williamson is a Communication major at Pikes Peak Community College and a member of our Social Service Access Project Team. I moved to Colorado Springs when I was 3-years-old, so I am practically a…

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Quad Innovation Partnership Leadership Image

Arielle Cassiday / Leadership and Putting Your Team First

Arielle Cassiday is a Lecturer for the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Assistant to the Director of the Global Intercultural Research Center, and Green Action Fund Committee Member at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She…

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Quad Projects / Update 11.14

The Quad's Venetucci Farm Project team, pictured above, is steadily working on their final report and presentation to be delivered to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation the first week of December at the Pinery in downtown…

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Devin Quach / Student Story

Devin Quach (pictured above second from the left) is a Mechanical Engineering Major with a double minor in both Mathematics and Aerospace at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He joins the Quad on our Silver…

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Sandy Fales / Student Story

Sandy Fales graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in May 2018, is a Quad project Alumni, and is currently working with the Quad as…

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Quad Innovation Partnership's Social Service Access Team prepares for a presentation to the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County.

Quad Projects / Update 11.08

The Quad's Social Services Access Project team, pictured above with their faculty advisor Laura Eurich, is gearing up for their final presentation to the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County in the next…

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Robin Grathwohl / Student Story

Robin Grathwohl, a junior at Colorado College studying Environmental Science and Education, is a team member on the Quad's Colorado Springs Utilities project. Where I am from is complex, but I would call Long Island,…

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Shawna Westerlund is a member of the Quad Innovation Partnership on our Colorado Springs Utilities project team working toward future energy directives and storage solutions in Colorado Springs.

Shawna Westerlund / Student Story

Shawna Westerlund is a Mechanical and Energy Engineering Major at Pikes Peak Community College and in 2019 will also attend the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, continuing her education. She is currently a member of our…

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The Quad Innovation Partnership Team prepares for their presentation to Venetucci Farms and Pikes Peak Community Foundation.

Quad Projects / Update 11.01

Pictured above, the Venetucci Farm team prepares for their midpoint presentation to both the Farm and the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. Here are some updates on a few of our projects: Last week, our City…

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John Moore / Student Story

John Moore is a student at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs studying anthropology and joins the Quad Innovation Partnership on our City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County Social Services Access team. I…

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Laura Eurich of UCCS discusses how we should be aware of empathy in our technology driven world.

Laura Eurich / Leadership and Empathy

Laura Eurich is an Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Internship Director for the Department of Communications at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She is also currently serving as project lead on our…

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Quad Projects / Update 10.25

Sandy Fales, recent UCCS graduate and Quad Research Fellow, pictured above, is creating best practices for a social enterprise database for Colorado Springs and beyond. Quad project teams comprised of students from all four higher…

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Colorado Springs consulting firm, the Quad Innovation Partnership, enjoys its continuing relationship with the United States Air Force Academy and its Cadets who lend their expertise to our programs.

Thomas Hazelwood / Student Story

Thomas Hazelwood, a sophomore at the United States Airforce Academy studying Economics, joins the Quad on our Venetucci Farms project aimed towards sustainability for the historical farm. (Thomas is pictured left in the photo above.)…

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Quad Innovation Partnership fall 2018 student, Kaleigh O'Donnell shows off Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs.

Kaleigh O’Donnell / Student Story

Kaleigh is a two time Quad team member working on a joint project between El Paso County and Colorado Springs addressing barriers to accessing social services in our community. Colorado Springs has always been home…

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Quad student shows off her passion for paddle boarding in the Pikes Peak Region.

Camilla Haddock / Student Story

Camilla, a senior at UCCS studying Geography and Environmental Studies, is working with her team on a project with Colorado Springs Utilities geared toward future directives in alternative energy sources. My name is Camilla Haddock. I…

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Crowd looks on during presentation at the Quad Innovation Partnership Summer Demo day in Colorado Springs.

Jake Eichengreen / What is Innovation?

Jake Eichengreen is the Executive Director of the Quad Innovation Partnership. What the heck is innovation? It’s a good question, and one I receive on almost a daily basis. The word has unfortunately become one…

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