Message from President McClure

Fall has arrived, as have our students. It is great to see students on campus and to be reminded of our core purpose “. . . to educate, serve, and inspire our diverse populations in the pursuit of their lifelong dreams and ambitions.” It is that core purpose that should continue to give us the passion and the energy to work together to create an ASU 2020 plan that will detail how best to accomplish this purpose.

I have been meeting with each department to discuss the importance of ASU 2020. Just as important, I have been learning and listening to the accomplishments of each department. I continue to be amazed by the talent of our faculty and staff and the commitment to serve our students and our community.

The campus on Edgemont and Richardson does not fully represent the reach ASU has and the impact on the San Luis Valley. Our calendar of events alone reflects a broad array of programs for the Valley and for our students. This calendar does not include how many of you are involved in the community and contribute many hours of service to improve the lives of those in the Valley.

I look forward to continuing to work with each of you to educate, serve, and inspire. Certainly, all that you do is an inspiration to me.

– President McClure

President McClure to address “Lean in Lunch”

Dr. Beverlee J. McClure will discuss “The Leadership Formula” at the Lean-In Luncheon, Thursday, October 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will be held at the SLV Health Education and Conference Center, 1921 Main St. (the Grizzly Inn). This will be an interactive presentation that allows each participant to reflect on their own leadership qualities. Dr. McClure will also share her personal story and how the formula has helped her in her professional (and personal) life. Reservations and tickets for the luncheon are available online.

Homecoming Weekend Activities

  • All employees – garbed in ASU t-shirts – are invited to be part of a photograph the ASU Alumni Office will take on Friday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. in front of Richardson Hall. Current Homecoming t-shirts are available for $11; stop by the Alumni Office in RH-Suite 2-500, or call Gaylene at ext. 8110.
  • Everyone is also welcome to come visit with alumni at the Homecoming Alumni Reception, from 3:30 to 5:30, to be held Friday in SUB 309.

More Homecoming Events

Friday, Oct. 2

  • 3:30 p.m. SUB 309
    Alumni Reception
  • 7:30 p.m
    ASU Theatre (call 587-TIXX for tickets)
    Standing on Ceremony: the Gay Marriage Plays
  • 8:30 p.m.
    Bonfire & ASU Ziplining
    Between baseball & softball fields
  • 9 p.m
    ASU Jazz  Combo
    SLV Brewing Co.

Saturday, Oct. 3

  • 8 a.m.
    Grizzly Spirit Fun Run/Walk (The Roast (San Juan & Main St.)
    $10 entry fee
  • 10 a.m.
    Homecoming Parade
    Main St.
  • 11 a.m.
    Tailgate Party
    Campus Green
    $10 per person
  • 1 p.m.
    Football vs. CSU-Pueblo
    Rex Stadium

EARTH will recycle at game

EARTH (Environmental Action for Resources, Transportation, and Health) is seeking campus volunteers to recycle at the homecoming game. Participants will receive a t-shirt. Interested people should meet in the front of the stadium at 12:30 Saturday, Oct. 3. If interested, please contact Dr. Jared Beeton.

ASU cyber security ranks among best

Adams State had the third highest cyber security posture among 485 colleges and universities reviewed in the 2015 Higher Education Security Report, conducted by SecurityScorecard.

“I’m very proud of all of our technical staff who work hard behind the scenes to keep ASU’s technical systems safe and secure for our students, faculty and staff. This article and report by Security Scorecard helps show our community that our efforts in this area are moving us in the right direction,” said Kevin Daniel, Chief Information Officer, Computing Services. “Even though this report ranks us as having a ‘high’ score, it is necessary to continue to keep cyber-security on the forefront of our efforts in order to stay on top of the ever-changing threat landscape of Internet technology. October 2015 is the 12th annual National Cyber-Security Awareness month. The ASU Computing Services Department will once again engage the campus community in efforts to increase awareness and education for safe computing during this month and throughout the year.”

Adams State and other top schools received high marks in the following categories:

  • DNS Health
  • Endpoint Security
  • Hacker Chatter
  • Network Security
  • Password Exposure
  • Social Engineering
  • Cubit TM Score (a proprietary algorithmic module that reveals an assortment of misconfigurations, such as poor SSL configurations and weak encryption ciphers.)

Merced Community College and Concordia College ranked first and second, respectively. Read more and download complete report.


Extended Studies’ Prison Program lauded

“Adams State University [is] the largest, most cost-efficient, and forward-thinking prison college program in the country,” wrote Christopher Zoukis in his Huffington Post blog.

His comments concerned the U.S. Department of Education and the Obama administration’s recent announcement of the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program, which will enable need-based Pell grant funding to be used for incarcerated students. Zoukis advocates that “funding the already-successful college program for prisoners offered through the regionally accredited Adams State University” would be the most straightforward method of helping the largest number of incarcerated students.

Zoukis wrote College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons and is the founder of

All encouraged to participate in HLC forums

Several campus forums are scheduled to gather faculty and staff input as part of ASU’s self-study process of reaffirming accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission. The first forum is Oct. 1. All faculty and staff, as well as students, alumni, and trustees, are highly encouraged to become familiar with the accreditation process and the criteria for accreditation.

Roundtable Schedule
Light refreshments will be served. More information.

  • Thursday, Oct. 1
    3 p.m.
    (East Campus Gymnasium)
    Criteria 3 & 4 – Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support & Evaluation and Improvement
    To review the topics for this roundtable in advance, please visit this site.
  • Friday, Oct. 16
    3 p.m.
    SUB First Floor Banquet Rooms
    Criterion 5 – Resources, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27
    10 a.m.
    SUB First Floor Banquet Rooms
    Criterion 2 – Integrity: Ethical and Responsible
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3
    3 p.m.
    SUB First Floor Banquet Rooms
    Criterion 1 – Mission

Adams State awarded $5.7 million in Title V grants

Adams State University was recently awarded more than $5.7 million through two federal Title V grants for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). These awards will bring the total Title V funding Adams State has received since 2000 to more than $23.4 million.

“We are very proud to receive these grants that recognize and further our work to educate and serve rural, minority, and low income students,” said Adams State President Beverlee J. McClure. “Expanding educational access and improving student success will enhance the sustainability of our communities.”

Adams State is the lead partner in the Title V cooperative grant, Caminos: Increasing Access to Education and Opportunity in the Upper Rio Grande Region. The award will total $3,178,389 over the next five years, with $649,359 awarded the first year. Adams State’s partner on the project is University of New Mexico-Taos, a two-year HSI. The institutional grant, Conexiones, will receive a total of $2,584,038 over five years, with a first-year allocation of $518,304. Read more.

Adams State offers resources to aid communities and local governments

Adams State University offers the expertise of its faculty to assist communities and local governments in a number of realms, from agribusiness and government internships, to dropout prevention and strategic planning. The guide was produced in cooperation with the Colorado Municipal League. It is available online.

“Adams State University values our relationship to the communities we serve. We believe by working together we can leverage limited resources to help us all to grow and to prosper. This Resource Guide provides a foundation to strengthen our ties and to clearly exhibit our commitment to be a good community partner,” said Adam State President Beverlee J. McClure. “We welcome you to use these resources, just as we welcome you to our campus. If you think there may be an opportunity to work collaboratively, I invite you to contact the individuals listed to share in a conversation. By working together locally, we can be more competitive globally.”

Read more:

Classified Employee Council announces Craft Fair, gift cards, more

Classified Employee Council: semi-annual General Meeting

Tuesday, October 20
9:30 a.m.
McDaniel 101

Along with other items of business, Dr. McClure will address the group, with time for a question and answer period. All Classified Employees should plan to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Annual CEC Craft Fair / Red and Green Chili Cook-off / Jalapeño eating contest

Saturday, November 7
Plachy Fieldhouse
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Craft Fair vendor fee: $20 for a 10 X 10 booth.
  • Chili cook-off contestant fee: $15
  • Sampling and voting: $5 per person

Both categories will award $100 to first place and a $50 to second place. Winners will be determined by community members’ voting. Click here for an application and instructions.

For more information contact, Peggy Dunn, ext. 7841 or Barbara Griego-Jones, ext. 7208.

Classified Employees Holiday Gift card

The CEC is again raising funds to present holiday gift cards for students in need. Recommend recipients or make donations by contacting:

Fall Lunchtime Talks in Science & Mathematics

The Lunchtime Talks in Science & Mathematics feature ASU professors and others presenting lectures of a general interest. All are welcome to attend and enjoy complimentary pizza (bring your own beverages.)

Porter Hall 130

  • Wednesday, Sept. 23
    “Does grazing affect small mammals on the Baca National Wildlife Refuge?”
    Dr. Tim Armstrong
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30
    “Paleontology Field Methods: A new discovery in NW Colorado”
    Lyle Carbutt 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21
    “Time Marty McFlys”
    Dr. George Backen
  • Thursday, Nov. 5
    “Artificial Intelligence in Hong Kong”
    Dr. Matthew Ikle
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18
    “Summer Internships with the Bureau of Land Management”
    ASU Students Mianna Maestas, John Whitinger, and Edgar Pinedo-Escobedo
  • Wednesday, Dec. 2
    “From Classroom to Clinic: Useful things I learned at Adams State”
    Michael Noonan

Professional Administrative Staff Council updates

The Professional Administrative Staff Council (PASC) asks members of the professional administrative staff to complete a survey regarding job satisfaction and workplace support. The survey is conducted in recognition that meeting the core needs of staff members leads to more satisfied and productive employees, and positive results for the individual, as well as the institution. Take the 2015 Fulfilling Workplace Survey.

The PASC Council set the dates for the Council planning meetings for the upcoming year. Council meetings are open to all PASC members. Read PASC Meeting Minutes. All meetings will be held in McDaniel Hall Room 387 at 1:30 p.m.:


  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9


  • January 6
  • February 3
  • March 2
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8


New Travel Changes, Updates, and Improvements

Betsy Chacon, ASU Travel/Accounts Payable, recently announced the following changes in travel procedures:

  1. Travel Request problems: Due to some computer upgrades, there have been some problems with the “Total” field calculations on the Travel Request form. To correct the problem, download the form to your desktop and open with Adobe Reader. Also, remember to complete the CLERY Act Compliance portion of the request form.
  2. Meal Per Diem rates: For domestic travel, all current meal and incidental expense tiers are changing as of October 1, 2015. Note that the Standard rate is increasing by $5 per day, from $46 to $51. The new Meal Per Diem tables are available on the ASU Travel website.
  3. Pan Am Travel is no longer a State contracted travel agency. Any flights that have been booked through Pan Am previously will be honored, but no new flights are to be requested, effective immediately.
  4. The Online Booking Tool is now available, through Christopherson Travel, our newest State approved travel agency. Booking online gives you the benefits of booking flights, lodging, and/or rental vehicles on one site, through an approved travel agency with the convenience of the flight being paid with the Adams State Corporate Ghost Card. The agency fee for booking online will be $11 per ticket. To find out more about Online Booking and how to sign up, be sure to check the Adams State Travel website, under Airlines/Travel Agency Information. A profile needs to be setup in order to use “Airportal,” so be sure to plan ahead. Once the profile is in place, you should find booking travel easier. Flight Authorization numbers are still required though. If you want to speak with a travel agent, Frosh Travel, Boersma Travel, and now Christopherson Travel are still available for you to use.

Questions may be directed to Betsy, ext. 7762, Richardson Hall – 3-307.

Faculty & Professional Development opportunities

Professional Development Calendar

Upcoming Faculty and Professional Development sessions are now listed in an online calendar. You can also add it to your Google calendar by searching for “Faculty & Professional Development” in the box, “Other calendars.”

Webcast Oct. 5

Faculty Civility and Academic Freedom:
Protecting the Workplace while Preserving Academic Culture
Monday, Oct. 5
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
McD 387

Description: Addressing faculty incivility before it becomes toxic or libelous. Addressing issues of civility among faculty can be a difficult issue when you consider the scope of free speech, academic freedom, and how social media blurs the lines between the personal and professional context. This webcast will examine this important issue and provide you with concrete steps you can take to improve civility on campus and address issues as they arise. Sponsored by Office of Academic Affairs.

Winter retreat planning under way

The Faculty Development Committee will host its third annual winter retreat, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 14. Planning is underway; the retreat will be open to both faculty and staff during.

AAUW Fellowships

ASU is now a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), which offers American Fellowships to support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Details.

Connections Mentoring

Dr. Penny Sanders, asst. professor of counselor education, is serving as the Faculty Development Committee’s Mentoring Coordinator for the CIELO Connections Mentoring Program. In order to facilitate a successful transition to Adams State, all new faculty will be placed with a mentor. Staff and returning faculty member are also welcome to participate. To assist in the best possible mentoring connection, please fill out the Google form.

More information. Questions may be directed to Penny Sanders.


Standing Strong: CIELO and Adams State Equality Project

By Dr. Carol Guerrero-Murphy  

Dr. Carol Guerrero Murphy, Diversity Liaison, Emeritus Professor of English

Dr. Carol Guerrero Murphy, Diversity Liaison, Emeritus Professor of English

Standing Strong: The ASU Equality Project is anchored in the theatre performances of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, which run through October 3 (call 719-587-8499 for tickets). A quick review of the activities generated through this project is a great indicator of the breadth and depth of the commitment by ASU people to become a university that embeds diversity throughout and leads the nation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. During the Standing Strong Project weeks, opportunities to learn and to engage in the courageous, and sometimes difficult, conversations that lead to equal, fair, and less biased treatment of others abound and are open to all. Comedy Improv, community forums, lectures, and more, invite us all to reflect on how to remove barriers to equality and inclusive excellence. Read more.

Theatre Professor Taylor, who conceived of the project and directs the plays, reached out to the campus community that is involved in so many ways supporting inclusive excellence, specifically, our diverse students, faculty, and staff. “Inclusive Excellence” is not an easy phrase-it takes some defining but it is still a big term in national discussion. It’s the conviction that excellence itself is inclusive; that we can’t be excellent without inclusion, that our achieving excellence in our university or our community depends on people being welcomed to the conversations, the work, and the rewards, whatever the arena, without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, or disability.

Dr. Taylor reached out to me because of my work as ASU’s Diversity Liaison and leader of CIELO, the Community for Inclusive Excellence, Leadership and Opportunity. In visiting together in my old faculty office last spring, we wondered, when we say that Adams State University is committed to equality and equity, what do we mean? When we talk about our being a Hispanic Serving Institution, (HSI) what do we mean? And what’s this thing, CIELO, which I lead? What would the larger SLV community like to know about us?

CIELO is a grass roots group open to everyone on our campus. It has gained wide-spread support for its dedication to acknowledging our – everyone’s – very human limits to whole-heartedly embracing diversity and equality, and to dismantling barriers to them. We came into existence as a result of grants funded by the federal government because we are a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Using research (for example, on ways we are conditioned to be biased), self-discovery (for example, through sharing our stories and building empathy), and study (for example, through attending Hilos Culturales summer institutes), participants strive to become better allies and advocates for equality and diversity.

ASU is a federally designated HSI, which means we enroll at least 25% Hispanic students. We enroll about 35%. This means we are eligible for, and do receive, millions of dollars to help us find ways better serving historically underserved students, and to build the capacity of ASU to provide outstanding educational opportunities. Read more.

The success of diverse students who self-identify as Latino/a, Chicano/a, Mexican American, Spanish American, Mexican, and Hispanic is central to the mission, vision, and aspirations of university members from students to staff to our president. We believe that to be an HSI is a call to serve, celebrate, and support these students. ASU is proud to offer all of our students the many benefits accrued to ASU because of our designation as a HSI.

Dr. Taylor’s “Equality Project” asks us to back the truck up a bit and think about fundamentals of being a citizen. Equality under the law is the foundation for all of our efforts to ensure fairness and Inclusive Excellence. Equality under the law ensures that everyone has access to education, for example, or access to the voting booth if you’re a woman, or access to the benefits and distinctions provided those who are married.

At ASU, and in K-12 schools throughout the SLV, we struggle against state funding inequalities to ensure that everyone has access to quality, affordable education. Some states, sometimes the federal government, some institutions find ways to create barriers to equality, to deny equal access to goods such as health care, clean water, food, quality education, and even civil rights. When individuals are denied their civil rights, they are excluded from helping our community achieve excellence, inclusive excellence. Without that equality under the law, we are all deprived of the chance for excellence as a community.

We could get dizzy with these terms circling around, but as is often the case at universities, some of us spend a lot of time thinking about these ideas and how they help inform our decisions and the actions we need to take so we can become more excellent, more fair, more equitable, and ultimately better at supporting all of our students.

In my position, I know that we have a ways to go; I hear from students whose feelings were hurt by a thoughtless comment, from faculty members who feel uncomfortable or under-valued or who are uncertain about how to best support their students, from staff who feel that their views go unheard. Like the rest of the nation, we have miles to go before equal access and success, before equity and fairness and inclusive excellence are even recognized by all as essential goods.

And the only choice is to walk on. Having these courageous conversations are part of how we continue to move forward toward equality. Celebrating each step toward achieving “justice for all,” makes the journey possible. The Supreme Court decision upholding marriage equality and recognizing everyone’s right to form a legal union with the person they love is indeed a cause for celebration. As you’ll see during the play, it means that LGBTQ+ couples join with others who have enjoyed being legally married as if it were a basic right. As it is.

Federal HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) designation affirms that a university enrolls over 25% Hispanic students; at Adams, our percentage in 2015 is 35%. Beyond the distinction of federal designation, Adams faculty and staff know that to be an HSI is a call to serve, celebrate, and support the advancement of the diverse students who identify as Latino/a, Chicano/a, Mexican-American, and Hispanic. We honor the resilience and determination of the students who have enrolled at ASU. Our students expect high quality education and the opportunity to express and build on the richness of cultural heritages they bring to Adams. ASU is proud to offer all of our students the many benefits accrued to ASU because of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution including our Title V grants.

Student & Program news

Colorado Challenge recognizes ASU student

Education major Juan Francisco Cristobal was recognized by Lieutenant Governor Garcia during a luncheon sponsored by Colorado Challenge in Denver this summer.

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia congratulates student Juan Francisco Cristobal.

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia congratulates student Juan Francisco Cristobal.

He was recognized for his perseverance and accomplishments while attending Adams State University. He will begin his student teaching this spring and graduate in May. His desire is to continue his education with the hopes of receiving a doctorate in Ethno Musicology. Colorado Challenge serves low-income, first generation students at select public institutions of higher education. College counselors are placed at each of these institutions and work directly with students, providing wraparound services and supplemental advising to ensure students are on the path to success. Adams State University is one of those universities.

Student from Sierra Leone earns citizenship

The September 22 issue of the Valley Courier profiled ASU student Abdul Kamara, who, along with 18 other immigrants, traveled to Four Corners National Monument to take the Oath of Allegiance to become American citizens on September 15.

Abdul Kamara, center, with fellow new citizens.

Abdul Kamara, center, with fellow new citizens.

Four days before Abdul Kamara was born in 1991, his country fell into civil war. The war for control of the West African country of Sierra Leone lasted nearly 11 years, killed nearly 50,000 people, and shaped the childhood of the 23-year-old Adams State student.

Students serve Alamosa Fire Dept.

Students Kevin Gutierrez and Tyler Cerny recently joined the Alamosa Fire Department. Kevin’s father, Randy Gutierrez, custodial II supervisor, is also a volunteer fire fighter for Alamosa. He said, “I think that is wonderful to see that they are serving their community, along with studying to achieve so much more. I am very proud of these guys. They are great assets to Adams State University and to the community.”

Psych Dept. participates in international collaborative study

Students and faculty in Adams State University’s Psychology Department, along with 261 co-authors, had their findings on the reproducibility of psychological science published in the journal Science. Launched nearly four years ago, the Reproducibility Project: Psychology has produced the most comprehensive investigation ever done about the rate and predictors of reproducibility in a field of science.

The international study has a total of 270 authors including the following from Adams State: Dr. Leslie Alvarez, assoc. professor of psychology; Dr Kim Kelso, professor and chair of the Psychology Department; Dr. R. Nate Pipitone, asst. professor of psychology; current student Nicholas Spencer; and recent psychology graduates Tylar Martinez, Megan Tapia, Kellylynn Zuni, Ashlee (Bogle-DeHerrera) Welsh, and Emily Wright. In addition George Sellman, asst. professor of mathematics/computer science, and student Lauren Karlskin created a web-based program for data collection using the picture stimuli provided by the original author. The psychology students presented on this project at Adams State’s Student Scholar Days and the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA). Read more.

Tri-Beta journal publishes ASU student work

Research by Dr. Kristy Duran, asst. professor of biology, and 2013 graduates Vance Barskdale and Marcus Newell was published in the May issue of Tri Beta’s journal, BIOS. The paper is titled, “Nuclear intergenic DNA sequence divergence in a Texas dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium divaricatum) population.” Barskdale is attending medical school at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical School in Denver; Newell is working in a research laboratory in California and is applying to graduate schools.

 ASU students pitch in for KABOOM

Ten groups of Adams State University students were among the 260 community volunteers who gathered to assemble the City of Alamosa’s new playground at Zapata Park, September 12.

Four senior Nursing Students at the new Zapata Park: (from left) Justin Chavez, Steve Lezama, Santana Quintana, Mackenzie Soldavini along with Alamosa Mayor Josef Lucero and Instructor Karen Adamson.

Four senior Nursing Students at the new Zapata Park: (from left) Justin Chavez, Steve Lezama, Santana Quintana, Mackenzie Soldavini along with Alamosa Mayor Josef Lucero and Instructor Karen Adamson.

Participants included students from Adams State’s Nursing Dept., Women’s & Men’s Lacrosse teams, Women’s & Men’s Basketball teams, Swim Team, Sci Fi Club, Model U.N., Circle K, and AS&F.

The park is located on the corner of Eighth and Ross in Alamosa. The day started with a blank site, and by the end of the afternoon, a brand new, beautiful play area complete with stage, shade structure, planter benches, picnic table, tree benches, as well as an adult fitness area and newly painted basketball court and bathroom facility were in place.

Doctoral students to present at national conference

Several students the 2014/15 cohort of ASU’s Ph.D program in counselor education and supervision will present at October’s Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) conference.

Rich Audsley, Gregg Elliott (director of ASU Counseling Center), Lisa Runck, Ashley Pechek, Adriana de Raet, Angelica Valdez, and Brandon Wilde will present “Development of the perception of competence to work with suicidal clients,” based qualitative research they are conducting as part of the Ph.D. program.

Gregg Elliott, Chaya Abrams, Adriana de Raet, Deanna McCulloch and Assistant Professor Cheri Meder will present “The Evolution of Learning: Online Programs, Counselor Education, and the Therapeutic Relationship,” based on quantitative research they are conducting as part of the Ph.D. program.

Gregg Elliott & Brandon Wilde will present “Do I Really Have to Ask That? Advocating for Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Competency in Counselor Training,” which explores lack of training for MA-level counselors to assess suicide risk and to provide intervention with suicidal clients.

Kim Desmond, Heather Trepal, Gregg Elliott, and Anita Neuer-Colburn will present on the Supervision Presidential Initiative, an ACES taskforce on which Elliott has served since 2014 to assess how ACES can better meet the need of clinical and internship site supervisors across the nation.

Richard Audsley, Ashley Pechek, Mark Vander Ley & Lisa Runck will present “Online Counselor Education Programs: Success No Matter the Age.”

CPAS host student night

Adams State accounting students were hosted at “Student Night,” Sept., 22, by the San Luis Valley Chapter of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (SLV COCPA). The event gave students a glimpse of what the accounting profession is outside of the classroom. Read more.