Alumni

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 […]

Soprano’s turn in Lamont role results in a role with Opera Colorado

Soprano’s turn in Lamont role results in a role with Opera Colorado

It was a quirk of timing that landed Camille Jasensky an audition with Denver-based professional opera company Opera Colorado. In 2014, as a senior voice major at DU’s Lamont School of Music, Jasensky (BA ’14) was one of two students cast in the role of Zerlina in the Lamont Opera […]

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 […]