2022 LAS Awards
Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Richard Mills is a Colorado native, who after two decades in the debt collection industry returned to UCCS to finish his bachelor’s degree. Richard is a double major in Economics and Communication with an emphasis in Digital Filmmaking. In addition to his contributions on student films as graphics designer, editor, and producer, Richard works in the Excel Writing Center as a writing consultant, the Office of Innovation at the CU System Office as a Coursera script editor, and with UCCS Media Services as a crew member for sports and events. He is planning to pursue his MBA in Marketing at UCCS in the fall while continuing with his on-campus positions, as well as pursuing freelance opportunities in filmmaking. His goal is to work in advertising and marketing for local food and alcoholic beverage producers, as well as produce documentary and educational media about the agricultural economics, history, and culture of his home state.