Alumni

Daniels MBA student turns improv comedy into a business

Daniels MBA student turns improv comedy into a business

When Bruce Montgomery (EMBA ’13) was looking for a change in his current job, he wasn’t expecting to launch his own business. At the time, he was director of IT for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), and he wanted to advance in his career. Moving up in […]

Social sciences background enhances alumna’s career in geophysics

Tiffany Tchakirides (MA ’02) digs deeply into her work. Literally, and digitally. She works as an exploration and geophysics workflow advisor at Shell, one of the world’s leading oil and gas companies. Previously, she was a seismic processing geophysicist for Shell’s deepwater exploration imaging team in the Gulf of Mexico […]

DU experience takes alumnus to Oxford for debate, master’s degree

DU experience takes alumnus to Oxford for debate, master’s degree

After graduating in 2014 with dual degrees in philosophy and religious studies, Gabe Rusk returned to the University of Oxford — where he had studied abroad during his time at DU — to pursue a master’s degree in religious studies. In May, Rusk, who had been a member of the […]

Alumna Jenna Bainbridge returns to campus in Phamaly production of  ‘Evita’

Alumna Jenna Bainbridge returns to campus in Phamaly production of ‘Evita’

It’s been two years since Jenna Bainbridge (BA ’14) graduated from DU and ventured into the world to fulfill her dream of acting and singing on stage. For her, it was more than just being underneath the bright lights in front of big crowds — it was about her passion for […]

Flawed power grid inspires Ugandan student to pursue degree in electrical engineering

Flawed power grid inspires Ugandan student to pursue degree in electrical engineering

For Shem Kikamaze, the light bulb clicked on when the electricity went off. As a high school student in his hometown of Kampala, Uganda, where outages are a recurring problem, Kikamaze came to value every jolt of power. “It is always going on and off,” he says of the electricity. […]

Museum studies director curates groundbreaking female abstract expressionists show at the DAM

Museum studies director curates groundbreaking female abstract expressionists show at the DAM

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) made history in June when it opened “Women of Abstract Expressionism,” the first museum exhibit to focus on the female artists of the postwar art movement. Curated by Gwen Chanzit, the DAM’s curator of modern and contemporary art and director of the museum studies master’s […]

As roommates in the ’70s, four alums forged a friendship that has lasted a lifetime

As roommates in the ’70s, four alums forged a friendship that has lasted a lifetime

It all began on 942 Pontiac St. near Lowry Air Force Base, an address etched in the brains of the four DU alums who lived together during the 1970-71 school year. Mike Burg and Bruce Nathanson had known each other since high school, while Scott Feldman and Eddie Silberman met […]

Startup from Daniels grads now 84th fastest-growing private company in the U.S.

Startup from Daniels grads now 84th fastest-growing private company in the U.S.

As fraternity brothers and students at the Daniels College of Business, LED Supply Co. founders Brian Stern (BSBA ’07) and Webb Lawrence (BSBA ’07) already knew they would make great business partners one day. All they needed to do was find the right opportunity at the right time. “We actually […]

Engineering grad gets up to speed with Arrow’s SAM car

Engineering grad gets up to speed with Arrow’s SAM car

He didn’t know it at the time, but as an engineering student at DU, Will Pickard was putting together the perfect resumé for the job he has now — part of the elite SAM Project team at Denver-based Arrow Electronics. The company took on the engineering challenge in 2013 to […]

Alumni couple finds success in the breakfast biz

Alumni couple finds success in the breakfast biz

Denver-based Love Grown is revolutionizing the most important meal of the day, and it all started with a family granola recipe. Founders Alex Hasulak (BSBA ’08) and Maddy (D’Amato) Hasulak (BA ’08) met during their junior year at DU. It was 2007, and Alex, a business major with a dream […]