Sunday, March 13, 2011

Grad in Need, and Weekly Tuesday Agenda


0700-0800: OPEN FORUM

The open forum is a prime opportunity to get to know your fellow grads, exchange networking information, disseminate business leads, enhance your job search, and enjoy the camaraderie of in-person discussion on topics of interest.

With no speaker scheduled this week, we'll expand the roundtable introductions to provide plenty of time to talk about what's happening in your world, with particular focus on any of your networking needs.

We hope you'll join us this coming Tuesday morning, or any Tuesday when you have the chance to stop by. Grab some coffee (we meet inside the hotel's coffee shop) and enjoy some great discussion and valuable networking.

3/22/11: Open Forum/TBD.

3. GRAD IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE (Housing for Medical Support):

Biznet member Terence Andre (USAFA '87) writes as follows below. If you can offer assistance or advice, please respond directly to Terence at

Terence writes: I have had a re-lapse of leukemia. It was detected very early, but does mean that I now must do a bone marrow transplant to wipe this from my body. We have already received some very good news that my sister in California is a perfect 10/10 match for me. That is amazing since a sibling only has a 25% chance of being a match. And a perfect 10/10 match is even harder to come by.

What does this all mean? Well, it looks like I will be up at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora for the transplant in early April (about 3 weeks from now). I will have to be in the hospital for approximately a month and then on a short leash living in the area for up to 90 days after getting out of the hospital. We plan to “deploy” some of our family up there for the four months. Obviously Brian (Class of 2014) will be pretty busy up at the Academy and will come up on some weekends to visit. Jennifer (21) lives with us and will be finishing out this semester as an 8th grade English teacher. Then she will spend the remaining time with us in Aurora. Debbie and Zachary (4-year old) will deploy with me along with Debbie’s parents who live here in town. So we have a great support network that will be with us.

Our biggest need is housing in Aurora for the 4-month stay. We are looking for a 3-bedroom apartment or house that we can rent for up to 4 months. It needs to be pretty clean and close to the UCH facility near I-225 and Colfax. They would like me to be at most 10-15 minutes away during the recovery phase. Furnished would be great, although we have some resources through our church that could probably furnish it for us. It is hard to find such a short-term rental through the normal channels. Maybe someone in the Denver Service Academy network might be able to help.

Sending out to you to start the networking process. We also have a web site where we update our network with what is going on.

Thanks for your help,


Terence S. Andre, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Denver/Colorado Springs

Principal Consultant

TiER1 Performance Solutions
o. 859.652.7229


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia
USMA '84

Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700 in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then north on Syracuse Street. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), but you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). Our schedule, roster and other information are posted on the web site at

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