Alumni

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 […]

Alum’s book aims to help children face psychotherapy

Alum’s book aims to help children face psychotherapy

For many people, the idea of psychotherapy seems relatively benign, especially as mental health awareness continues to grow in the public eye. But for a child who has never experienced anything like it, therapy can be a terrifying prospect. Meeting a strange person in a strange place, being asked to […]

Alumna promotes peace through education in Pakistan

Alumna promotes peace through education in Pakistan

While she was a graduate student at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Jodi Fischer traveled to Bolivia, where she combined her previous experience in education and her interest in global health by working for three months on a child-labor reduction process. Today, Fischer’s passion for […]

Alumnus demonstrates passion for STEM through scholarship gift

Alumnus demonstrates passion for STEM through scholarship gift

The University of Denver’s intensified focus on science and technology makes perfect sense to Robby Robb, a DU alumnus and former engineer who was the founding chairman of the board of the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST). Robb (BS ’60, MBA ’61) knew all about the importance of […]

Former Pioneer Angelo Ricci helping to shape hockey’s future

Former Pioneer Angelo Ricci helping to shape hockey’s future

“We always talk about all the different things that go into it, but the greatest thing is that it’s hockey, no matter what level,” says Angelo Ricci (BSBA ’95), founder of Ricci Hockey Consulting. “It’s getting on the pond, playing with the puck and having some fun with your buddies.” […]

Alumnus celebrates 50th birthday with 50 marathons

Alumnus celebrates 50th birthday with 50 marathons

For some people, a 50th birthday might involve some anxiety, a midlife crisis or maybe a fabulous vacation. But David Knapp (PhD ’96) has other plans for his 50th, which falls on Oct. 16: his 46th marathon of the year. The avid runner and Denver-based consultant has been celebrating the […]

University College graduate is the brains behind one of Denver’s oldest craft breweries

University College graduate is the brains behind one of Denver’s oldest craft breweries

As the sheer number of Colorado craft breweries at Denver’s annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) makes clear, the state has become a mecca for microbrewers. More than 125 Colorado breweries — out of some 700 nationwide — are taking part in the 2014 GABF, which runs Oct. 2–4 at […]