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Sarah Elsey

Sarah Elsey

Specialist, Disability Services, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Sarah Elsey is the Testing and Alternative Media Specialist for the office of Disability Services and the University Testing Center at UCCS. As a new student affairs professional, Sarah strives to create the “whole student” through knowledge about the importance of the educational experience and service in higher education by forming community bonds, providing support, understanding where the needs are in the community, and teaching the tools needed to create positive growth through challenges. Sarah completed her Master's in Educational Leadership at UCCS in May 2013. During graduate school, Sarah started the Alternative Break Program at UCCS and led her graduate program on a trip to study higher education in Ireland during the summer of 2013.  Before completing her Master’s, Sarah spent two years as a full time AmeriCorps volunteer in Colorado (in Alamosa and Denver).


This isn’t a story about war, about the wounds—both visible and invisible—that soldiers are left to carry after war, or the trauma that goes hand in hand with being a soldier.  You won’t find details of battle or unsettling imagery in this tale.  This story is about strength and determination beyond the experience of war; this story embodies the power of self-identity as a veteran.  It’s a story of integrating the person that you once were with the person you are now...