Alumni

Emergent Digital Practices degree sets the stage for alum’s creative innovations

Emergent Digital Practices degree sets the stage for alum’s creative innovations

Justin Gitlin is all about community. As one of seven founders of Denver-based social-media network Ello, Gitlin and his company — creative computation studio Mode Set — are making headlines as the team behind the latest and greatest online community. The site’s claim to fame is that it’s ad-free and […]

Hospitality grad’s gift carries a challenge for other young alums

To begin building a lifelong relationship with their alma mater, young alumni should get involved within the first five years after graduation, says Nick Phelps (BSBA ’09). His commitment to the idea runs so deeply that he made a gift to the University of Denver that could help spur others’ […]

Alumni come together for inaugural Day of Service

Alumni come together for inaugural Day of Service

More than 125 University of Denver alumni in chapters around the country came together in spirit in January, volunteering their time as part of the inaugural DU Chapter National Day of Service organized by Alumni Relations. The new tradition is slated to continue in January 2016. Planned to coincide with […]

Lamont alumna advances to Metropolitan Opera semifinal auditions

Lamont alumna advances to Metropolitan Opera semifinal auditions

For an aspiring opera singer it’s the ultimate showcase: a chance to sing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York and get noticed by the industry’s best. Sarah Cambidge, a graduate of the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, is part of a select group of […]

Alumnus and CNN staffer finds his DU community in Atlanta

Alumnus and CNN staffer finds his DU community in Atlanta

University of Denver alumnus Jason Evans originally planned on being a diplomat, so he wasn’t sure how his dual degrees in international studies and Spanish would help him when he instead landed a job as a writer and production assistant at KTVK-TV in Phoenix, Ariz. But Evans (BA ’98) joined […]

Atlanta’s ‘Peach Pioneers’ celebrate their alma mater’s lacrosse successes

A surreal scene, to say the least. For 11 years I had lived in Atlanta, convinced I was the only DU alum here. It was like I was trapped on a red clay dirt and kudzu island, surrounded by a sea of sweet tea (or maybe it’s Coca Cola?). Well, […]

Alumna’s poem inspires spirituals-focused stage show

Alumna’s poem inspires spirituals-focused stage show

“You’re still famous in New Jersey.” That unexpected news popped up in her email inbox one day last summer. So naturally, University of Denver alumna Dee Galloway clicked on the message. A professional poet, an enthusiastic songstress and the program administrator at the DU-based Spirituals Project, Galloway (BA ’04) was […]

Education program helps principal become a ‘turnaround leader’

Education program helps principal become a ‘turnaround leader’

A longtime teacher and principal and central office administrator in Colorado’s Brighton school district, Doris Candelarie was looking for a way to make even more of an impact on education when she entered the PhD program in educational leadership at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education nine years […]

Alum supports musicians by crowdsourcing fan support

Alum supports musicians by crowdsourcing fan support

Crowd-funding site Kickstarter has been a boon to movie stars like Zach Braff and Kristen Bell, who famously used the site to solicit money directly from fans for their films “Wish I Was Here” and “Veronica Mars,” respectively. University of Denver alumnus Michael Penfield (BSBA ’83) is hoping his new […]

Alumna pursues passion for food justice with Denver nonprofit

Alumna pursues passion for food justice with Denver nonprofit

During her sophomore year at the University of Denver, alumna Nyabweza Itaagi embarked on a lifestyle experiment that would launch her on a soul-sustaining, nutrient-dense journey. “I decided to become vegan — just to see the health effects, if I would feel better, more energized,” says Itaagi, who double majored […]