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CCU Given Economic Development Award
Colorado Christian University is the winner of the 2016 Genesis Award, given annually by the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, in recognition of outstanding economic development.
2016 Senior Awards
2016 Class Valedictorian
Amalee Mae Bowen. Bachelor of Arts with a major in Social Science, a minor in Theology, a self-designed specialization in Near Eastern Studies, and the General Education Honors emphasis. 
CUS Senior Speaker for Commencement
Stephen T. Scheffel
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 

The 2016 Outstanding Seniors:
The School of Business and Leadership:
Josiah M. Bussing, double major, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Accounting
The School of Education:
Wesley Parker Jones, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Elementary Education Licensure
The School of Humanities and Sciences: Michael J. McGraw, Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical Profession
The School of Music:
Héctor H. Jardón, Bachelor of Arts in Music
The School of Theology:
Lindsay Christine Dee, Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Great Finish at Pi Kappa Delta for CCU Debate
At the University of Kentucky, the CCU Cougar Speech & Debate Team celebrated some amazing victories including a National Championship in team debate! Freshmen Will Martin and Ben Ellison experienced an undefeated run to the finals and beat the University of Minnesota in the final round to win. CCU defeated teams from all over the country to finish as the second place Sweepstakes winner a mere 1.5 points behind first. The team had great finishes from all the team members including Top Debate Speakers, Emily Erickson, Matt Erickson, Nicolas Leland, Ali Gordon, Cheyenne Ossen and Ben Myer. The team also had great finishes by Mikayle Jaquot, Morgan Getts, Lauren Holmes, Alie Bimm, Emily Karl, and Joseph Maroney who was voted by his peer competitors as the top legislator in Student Congress! 
Message from Service Central
Just a reminder for seniors:
Make sure you have your account balance settled before Commencement next month. Any student with a balance still on their account and no payment plan will not be able to receive their diploma. 
For students returning for the 2016-2017 school year:
Please make sure that you contact your Service Specialist with your payment arrangements for your balance due by July 1st.
For students taking a summer 2016 course:
Make sure you set up a payment plan with your students Service Specialist for the summer courses. Students can only pay in full, set up a payment plan, or use a private loan (if eligible) to pay for a summer course.
Message from Residence Life
Students who would like to keep their bikes at CCU over the summer may begin registering their bikes with the Residence Life office. For the summer all bikes must be registered and moved over to West Campus. We recommend a U-Lock for bikes as they are the most secure option.  We will be donating all bikes unmarked as our bike racks are often host to many abandoned bikes and we need to make room for our fall students! 

As a reminder, returning students are permitted to begin moving in on Friday, August 19th at 9am!  Most storage units are full now for the summer, but they can always share with a friend if they need storage!  Enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing your students back in the fall!
Parent Care
Host a care package party!
How about gathering all your girlfriends and host a “Care Package” making party. Once the kids leave for college, you are not in daily touch with all the parents as happens while they are in high school. No more football games, school plays, fundraisers, etc. that pull everyone together. So this idea is a great way to keep all the moms connected once the kids head off in their own directions.
Faculty Spotlight
John Wind
Assistant Professor of Theology
  • Ph.D. Missions 
  • Adv. M.Div. Theology
  • B.A. Bible/Communications
Dr. John Wind is originally from Minnesota, the fifth of six children, growing up the son of a Lutheran pastor. After graduating in 1996, Dr. Wind served for four years as a youth pastor in a Lutheran church in Minnesota. The Lord began to call the Winds to cross-cultural service in China. The Winds spent eight years serving in China.
Give: Time, Talent, Treasure
CCU Western Slope Community Picnic
Join us in hosting our CCU Community on the Western Slope in Grand Junction, Saturday, May 21st, 4 pm-8 pm.  Volunteers needed for set up, hosting, and clean up.  Email Missy at or call 303.963.3337 if you'd like to help out!
CCU Athletics
Colorado Christian at the CU Invitational
The Colorado Christian Cougars Track and Field team competed in the CU Invitational on Saturday, April 9th and walked away with some great performances from the Cougar athletes!
Upcoming Events
Dance Recital and Men’s Chorus Concert

Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Please join CCU's School of Music for a special concert featuring two of our popular ensembles: the University Men’s Chorus  and students in our Dance and Stage Movement class.

Values-Aligned Leadership Summit

Thursday, April 21
Westin Westminster - 10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020

Doors will open at 8:00 AM with registration and a continental breakfast. Lunch will be served. Conference from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Elijah with University Choir

Sunday, April 24, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Felix Mendelssohn’s monumental oratorio, Elijah, portrays the story of the Old Testament prophet in most dramatic fashion. CCU’s University Choir will be joined by the Chancel Choir of Littleton United Methodist Church and Colorado Chamber Orchestra. 

For more information please visit

Persons of the Bible: Barnabas

Tuesday, April 26, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The "Persons of the Bible" lecture on Barnabas, "the encourager", will feature Mark Hallock of Calvary Church in Englewood, Colorado. He earned his M.Div from Denver Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary.

Spring Handbells and Chamber Strings
Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

The School of Music at CCU invites the community to our Handbell Ensemble and Chamber Strings concert!

Ticket Information
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.
Master's in Counseling Preview Day
Friday, April 29, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Interested in becoming a Counselor?
Join us for a one day, hands on preview to learn more about CCU's MAC program and why Site Supervisors rate our students so highly!
Registration and breakfast will begin at 9:30am.

Spots are limited, so register now to reserve your space!
An Evening of Jazz
Friday, April 29, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Come see some of the CCU's finest musicians perform an evening of great music you won't want to miss!

Ticket Information
Free for CCU students and alumni, $5 for children and seniors, $10 for adults, and $25 for an immediate family.

Seating is reserved; order your tickets in advance to ensure preferred seating. You may purchase tickets online or at the door.
Golf Classic 2016
Monday, May 9, 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Join us for the 17th Annual Colorado Christian University Golf Classic – a day of competitive golf in support of a great cause!

Register online for an individual or foursome, or for an event sponsorship. Space is limited to the first 144 golfers, so please make your reservations early!
Spring Picnic
May 21st, 4 pm- 8 pm

Alumni, Parents, Current Students - Join Us in
Grand Junction
Lincoln Park, Ash Shelter, Grand Junction
Food, fun, fellowship
RSVP:, 303.963.3337.
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