Newsroom University of Denver (Advancement)

2018
July
30,
2018
As a fresh graduate with her master’s in advanced digital media studies from the University of Denver, Erin Pheil looked around her mountain town and checked out her competition. She wasn’t impressed. She could do better. So she did. Pheil founded...
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July
30,
2018
Michelle Baird (BS ’14) was so engaged in coaching DU students in app development at Mentor for a Moment that she stayed with them far beyond the official end of the event. A product manager at Twitter’s Boulder campus, she relished the opportuni...
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July
18,
2018
With a bachelor’s degree in biology and several years spent teaching science, DU alumna Courtney Dauwalter is no stranger to experimentation. But, instead of dissecting frogs or studying insects, her interests have gotten a bit more personal. Dau...
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July
16,
2018
Thanks to the generosity of more than 19,500 supporters, the University of Denver celebrated one of the most successful years of fundraising and engagement in its 154-year history as alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends contribut...
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May
24,
2018
For 24 hours this week, the DU community came together to make a significant impact for the University. One Day for DU, the annual initiative to support and build awareness for meaningful causes spanning the entire institution, far surpassed its ...
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May
23,
2018
It’s amazing to see the impact that just a few dollars can have on the lives of so many. Victims of gender-based violence have been helped by the CAPE Survivor Fund. DU students have conducted research and contributed to humanitarian efforts in C...
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May
18,
2018
The University of Denver and Chancellor Rebecca Chopp today announced the establishment of The Saunders Leadership Academy. Former University of Denver Trustee and Former Chairman and CEO of Visa Inc., Joseph (Hon. Ph.D. ’09, MBA ’68, BSBA ’67) and h...
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March
29,
2018
A few days before Christmas we reached out to Robin Colombin over a Facebook messenger phone call. Colombin, who graduated in 2016 with a degree in international business and a minor in fine art, is stationed with the Peace Corps in rural Benin and t...
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2017
December
14,
2017
It’s not an easy undertaking, bringing the androids from the Star Wars movies to life. However, for DU alumna Darby Vernon, it’s difficult for her to imagine doing anything else. It’s her job to make sure the droids your kids want this holiday season...
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December
12,
2017
Old editions of the Kynewisbok yearbook sat on a coffee table, put there, perhaps, to jog the memory of a special visitor. As soon as she walked through the front door of the Leo Block Alumni Center, it was apparent recall wouldn’t be a problem. ...
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November
27,
2017
The charitable season of giving unofficially kicks off Nov. 28 with #GivingTuesday. Now entering its sixth year, the global day of giving encourages people to give your time, a gift, or a donation to help their local communities. The University o...
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November
21,
2017
Three years after launching the Denver Cat Company, Sana Hamelin (JD ’12) still has all nine of her “crazy cat lady” lives. That’s no small feat. After all, opening the Mile High City’s first and only cat café — where customers can nab a java ...
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November
09,
2017
Capt. Avery (Denney) Crisp (BSBA ’12) always dreamed of flying planes, but she never imagined DU would put her on a path to making that dream a reality. She was raised in western Colorado, where she skied with her family and played volleyball, ba...
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October
23,
2017
The University of Denver today announced the establishment of the innovative and transformational Joseph and Loretta Law Institute of Arts and Technology, made possible through a $20 million gift from Dr. Dennis Law and his mother, Loretta Law. This ...
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June
16,
2017
“DU is very special to me, because it’s the best thing I ever did in my life.” That’s truly saying something for a man who won two NCAA championships, two Stanley Cups and two Olympic medals. However, Craig Patrick (BSBA ’69) nearly did not com...
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May
26,
2017
The results are in and the University of Denver’s 24-hour crowdfunding initiative known as One Day for DU is officially a success. Thanks to approximately 2,200 donors, including DU students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and other supporter...
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March
30,
2017
Their love for skiing, snowboarding and their entrepreneurial spirit are driving three University of Denver alumni to take their education and skills to new heights. Peter Burwell (BSBA ’11), Kyle Granowski (BSBA ’10, MS ’10) and Fred Klaas (BSBA ’11...
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March
23,
2017
Next week, DU Chancellor Rebecca Chopp will conclude her national Leadership Insights Tour, on which she and other members of the DU community are connecting with alumni on current issues facing our country. The final stop is on Wednesday, March 29, ...
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2016
December
02,
2016
“When you’re leaning in, you’re leaning away from something.” Or, to put it another way, risk-taking is key to finding success, but remember to be smart and hold your values nearby. That’s University of Denver alumna Carol Tomé’s take on Fa...
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October
18,
2016
With a mix of food, beer, award-winning authors and sports, homecoming and family weekend at DU offered a little something for everyone. About 800 people from the DU community made it back to campus last weekend to participate in the festivites. “...
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September
21,
2016
Health and aging: It’s a topic that impacts all of us, whether it’s yourself, a family member or a friend. The University of Denver led conversation around this issue at last week’s Pioneer Symposium — an opportunity for the DU community to learn abo...
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August
18,
2016
It’s a difficult challenge that all college campuses face: how to help students struggling with alcohol and substance abuse and prevent it from happening in the first place. It’s this challenge that led Denver resident Marilyn Girouard to become ...
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