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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).


“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

From the podium situated at the front of the room to the tables set up in uniform rows to the individuals sitting in identical chairs, speckled throughout, this classroom could be any college classroom across the country.  The stories that emanated from this little, plain room...