Alumni Connection January 2015
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Opportunity: CCU Education Alumni Ambassador Volunteers
Give the gift that money cannot buy…your wisdom! You can help your local school, a fellow CCU graduate and support both CCU and the Curriculum and Instruction Education Division (C&I ED) within the College of Adult and Graduate Studies as an Alumni Ambassador. From volunteering for a one-time project, to providing support for a school year for a Colorado Christian University (CCU) student, you can make a unique contribution to benefit members of our community in a many ways.  Provide some career support by hosting an informational field interview for someone investigating a career in education or by giving a practice interview to a CCU teacher candidate.  Perhaps you know a needed professional development topic for CCU to deliver or you want to refer a potential student.  Whatever your idea is to help a new teacher, a school administrator or yourself,  please feel free to contact the Director of Graduate Education Programs (Dr. Bush White at  or  the Director of Undergraduate Education Programs (Maureen Simms at

Faculty Spotlight

Danielle Aguillon
Instructor of English
Associate Director of the Writing Center
School of Humanities and Sciences

  • M.A. Literature, Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition (Texas State University)
  • B.A. English (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)

Phone: 303-963-3156

Professional Accomplishments:
Previously worked at writing centers for Blinn College and Collin College where she assisted students with their writing process: organization, grammar, format, brainstorming, and editing.

Conference Papers

  • How to Wow Your Reader (Presented at the Writing Center workshop at Collin College in McKinney TX)
  • Mixed Signals in The Faerie Queene 
    • (Presented at the 2012 Spring Graduate Colloquium at Texas State in San Marcos Texas)
    • (Presented at the 2012 UTSA English Graduate Symposium)
Alumni Spotlight

Anthony Vaccaro
Colorado Christian University
Class of 2003

I graduated from Colorado Christian University's School of Business in 2003. While attending CCU I had the opportunity to forage many wonderful lasting relationships with classmates, faculty and professors alike. Attending CCU was one of the best choices I have made in my adult life. God has used CCU to change my life in more ways than I will probably ever know and I want to thank all of the people that have encouraged and helped us along the way. Special thanks to, Dr. Gary Ewen and the Crossover Network!   
I grew up in the Chicago land area and have been working in the trades for as long as I can remember. After receiving my degree, I married Holly, a wonderful and talented women I met while attending the University. Holly has a background in accounting, and is also a real-estate agent. In 2005, we made the decision to take a risk... we quit our jobs and laid the foundation for Crossroads Construction LLC. With our unique skill set and ability to work well together, we have made a successful living through construction and real-estate investment.  
Crossroads Construction LLC is a dynamic Commercial and Residential General Contracting Company. Integrity, Communication, Trust and Hard Work are the 4 pillars of our business. We are interested in building relationships with our clients, not just completing projects. Crossroads Construction LLC provides many services along the Front Range for several businesses, homeowners and real-estate investors. Currently we have the best team we have ever had, our project managers, master carpenters and labor force are all Christian men, who truly follow Colossians 3:23-24 in both effort and quality.  
In the commercial arena we focus our efforts on Tenant Finish as well as facilities work. We are currently one of Chick-fil-A's top facility contractors for all the stores in our market. For residential work we focus on mid-high end renovations i.e. additions, basements, bathrooms, kitchens, decks etc. Currently, we are planning on breaking ground on our first custom home this Spring!

Upcoming Events


Arizona Balloon Classic
Saturday, January 24 from 4:30pm- 8:00pm
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Join the CCU community at the Arizona Balloon Classic for the Saturday night Desert Glow and Fireworks Spectacular! CCU will be in the big tent with food, fellowship, and fun. Tickets are available to alumni, parents, and friends of CCU. Your ticket is good all day. Come as early as possible since the event gets very crowded after 4 p.m.

$5 per person or $20 per family.
Purchase tickets online, click here! 
Fear Farm Sports Complex
2209 N. 99th Ave. (Loop 101 & I-10 west)
Phoenix, AZ 

Colton Dixon Concert
Thursday, January 22, from 8pm to 10pm
Location: CCU Event Center

Colton Dixon’s 2013 debut, A Messenger, set the record for biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act, becoming the No. 1 selling album of 2013 by a new Christian artist.  

Doors open at 7:00pm; concert begins at 8:00 pm

Purchase Tickets Online Today!
$20 online
$25 at the door after 7:00 p.m.
Alumni discount with promo code: CD25 (online only)

Disinherit the IRS
Tuesday, January 27 and Thursday, January 29 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: CCU Main Campus, Leprino Hall

Colorado Christian University's Office of Development presents family wealth counselor Joseph Sturniolo in a free seminar on how to "Disinherit the IRS."

RSVP Today
The seminar will be offered on both Tuesday, January 27 and Thursday, January 29 from 6:00-8:00pm. Seats are free, but limited. Please RSVP here to reserve your space!

CCU's new academic building, Leprino Hall, is located near the Garrison Street entrance to our Lakewood Campus.  

John Crist Comedy Show
Thursday, February 05, from 7pm to 9pm
Location: CCU Event Center

Crist’s clean comedy comes highly touted as a Denver finalist of the 2013 Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedy Competition, winner of the 2012 Denver Improv’s Got Laughs Competition, winner of the 2012 Loonees Comedy Competition and finalist of the 2012 Comedy Works New Faces Contest.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; show begins at 7:00 p.m.

Purchase Tickets Online Today!
$12 online
$15 at the door
Alumni discounted tickets code: JC40 (online only)


 Crossover Network
Friday, February 06 from 6:45am to 8:45am
Location: The Lone Tree Arts Center 

What are the tools to renew our minds and, in so doing, renew our businesses and nonprofits in extraordinary ways? Come join us at Crossover Network where we discuss the Trinity's fascinating keys for renewed, successful, and sustained stewardship!
Speaker  Kevin Miller, Executive in Residence and Distinguished Professor in CCU's School of Business and Leadership.

Networking and continental breakfast at 6:45am
Welcome and speaker at 7:15am
Please visit the  Crossover Network website  to RSVP.

The Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124

America Going to Pot?
An Evening with Bill Bennett
Tuesday, February 12, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: CCU Music Center

Marijuana legalization is harmless or even beneficial, some say. William J. Bennett, former White House drug czar and author of The Book of Virtues, doesn’t agree. He spells out the reasons in his new book, Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana is Harming America, co-authored with Robert A. White.

RSVP Today
Admission is free and all are welcome, but reservations are required. Complete the RSVP form here or call 303-963-3424 to reserve your space.

CCU Music Center
9200 W. Ellsworth Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226

BBQ and Basketball

BBQ & Basketball

Alumni, parents and friends of CCU: Please join us on Saturday, February 21 for some great CCU Cougars basketball as our Men and Women take on New Mexico Highlands. The Women play at 5:00 p.m. and the Men at 7:00 p.m. Meet us in the big tent outside the Event Center for food, fun, and BBQ – and at the fire pit for s’mores!

RSVP to Missy Smith at 303-963-3337 or

Mainstream Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, March 1 at 7:00pm
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
4740 North State Highway 83
Franktown, Colorado


Annie Get Your Gun
March 12-14 at 7:30pm and March 14-15 at 2:30pm
Location: Lakewood Cultural Center

Annie Get Your Gun, the charming tall tale of the romance between sharp shooters Frank Butler and Annie Oakley, in the days of the Wild West, received a Tony Award-winning revival production on Broadway in 1999.

Performance Dates

Thursday, March 12 at 7:30pm 
Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm (Alumni Gathering at 6:30pm)
Saturday, March 14 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm 
Sunday, March 15 at 2:30pm

Free for Alumni, $8 students, seniors, children; $12 adults. For tickets, please visit the Lakewood Cultural Center website or call 303-987-7845.
Note: The musical is not recommended for children under 6.

RSVP for the Alumni Gathering and reserve Alumni tickets by March 6th -

Lakewood Cultural Center
470 South Allison Parkway
Lakewood, Colorado


Spring Wind Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, April 14 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: CCU Music Center

Purchase tickets online or call 303-963-3135.


Spring Choral Concert
Friday, April 17 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Augustana Lutheran Church

Tickets are free for CCU students and alumni, $5 for children and seniors, $10 for adults, and $25 for an immediate family.
You may purchase tickets online or at the door.
Other Performance Dates
The Spring Choral Concert will also be performed at the CCU Music Center on Saturday, April 18. 

Augustana Lutheran Church
5000 East Alameda Avenue


Dance and Men's Choir Concert
Wednesday, April 22 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: CCU Music Center



The School of Music Gala and Honors Recital
Saturday, April 25 from 3:00-5:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm
Location: CCU Music Center

Online ticketing will be available soon.
Admission to the School of Music Gala and Honor's Recital is free, but reservations are strongly recommended.
Please contact the CCU School of Music at 303-963-3333 if you have any questions.


Spring Handbells and Chamber Strings
Tuesday, April 28, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: CCU Music Center



An Evening of Jazz
Friday, May 1 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: CCU Music Center
Purchase tickets online or call 303-963-3135.



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Careers in Transition
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