Alumni

Jason Crow was named one of Denver’s 40 Under Forty by the Denver Business Journal in 2013 and a Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013 and 2014.

DU Law alum continues quest for learning

Even after graduating from University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2009, Jason Crow has not stopped his quest for learning. “I think education is not a short period of time where you graduate and leave and do other things. Education is something that lasts a lifetime,” says the […]

Alumni Clayton and Christine Powers give students opportunities through scholarship

Alumni Clayton and Christine Powers give students opportunities through scholarship

For Clayton and Christine Powers, setting up a scholarship at the University of Denver was really about paying it forward. “I got some support from the state of Michigan. Without that money I could not have attended private school,” says Christine (MSW ’72), who received her undergraduate degree at Hope […]

Alumna paves way for early childhood development

Ninety percent of human brain development occurs by age 5. Children’s vocabulary at age 3 is strongly correlated with their literacy skills in third grade, as well as future academic and life success. Yet programs to support early childhood development are underfunded relative to other state initiatives in Colorado. Jennifer […]

Values learned at DU guide Toyota CEO’s career

Values learned at DU guide Toyota CEO’s career

For James Lentz (BA ’77, MBA ’78), success and core values go hand in hand. It’s a lesson he’s been learning — and following — from his childhood to his years at the University of Denver to his corporate career at Toyota North America. “The structure of my values started […]

Daniels alums take their favorite Denver restaurant home to Kuwait

Daniels alums take their favorite Denver restaurant home to Kuwait

Two University of Denver graduates have taken Park Burger to the Middle East. The Denver burger chain opened its first franchise in Kuwait in April, and the restaurant’s success could lead to more locations outside Colorado. The 1,400-square-foot store cost about $500,000 to open, according to co-owner Abdullah Alghanem (BSBA […]

Alumnus, historian Peter Gay dies at age 91

Renowned intellectual historian Peter Gay — author of more than 25 books, including a much-heralded history of the Enlightenment and a bestselling biography of Sigmund Freud — died on May 12, 2015, at the age of 91. A 1946 graduate of the University of Denver, Gay was born as Peter […]

Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award goes to founder of Africa’s International Peace Initiatives

Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award goes to founder of Africa’s International Peace Initiatives

Even before she claimed her PhD in human communication studies in 2007, Karambu Ringera began using her University of Denver education to help the people of her native village, Meru, and her home country, Kenya, contend with the challenges arising from the HIV/AIDS epidemic. While still a doctoral student, Ringera […]

Summer internship leads to business student’s dream job

Summer internship leads to business student’s dream job

University of Denver undergraduates know that internships pay off in ways large and small — gaining skills, building a network, getting real-world experience — but every once in a while an internship pays off in a really big way: with a job offer after graduation. Recent graduate Carly Westerfield, who […]

Alumna Helen Driscoll dies at age 90

University of Denver alumna Helen Driscoll died on April 15. She was 90 years old. Helen was the wife of DU professor Bill Driscoll, namesake of the Driscoll Student Center. Helen was born in 1924 in Denver. After graduating from East High School, she enrolled at DU in 1944. She […]

Ed Estlow was named honorary life trustee on Jan. 16.

Honorary Life Trustee Ed Estlow dies at age 95

Ed Estlow — a 1942 graduate of the University of Denver who was recognized by the institution as an honorary life trustee in 2014 — has died at age 95. A standout athlete and scholar during his time at DU, Estlow went on to a long and successful career in […]