Since January 2014, Caley Shoemaker (BFA ’09) has been head distiller at California-based Hangar 1 Vodka, headquartered at an old airplane shelter at the Alameda Naval Air Station near San Francisco. She’s one of the few female distillers in the country, and she’s making a name for herself — and her product — in the Bay Area’s bustling artisanal beverage and cocktail scene.
Neela Eyunni (’08), author, news anchor and television host, is an international triple threat. As a journalism studies major at DU, she gained critical experience in preparation for her career today. Eyunni’s first journalism class at DU, news writing and reporting, sparked her interest in writing. Her role as news […]
Jessica Acosta graduated from the University of Denver in 2003 with a BA in communications. Today, she is CEO of Environmental Consulting Services, an environmental construction consulting firm in the Denver area. Acosta says she was able to break into the construction industry with help from the University Career Center. […]
In the winter of 1979, with Iran in the throes of a revolution that would transform the nation from a pro-Western, one-party state into an Islamic theocracy, Ali Malekzadeh was far from his home country in more ways than one. The previous year, Malekzadeh (BSBA ’77, MBA ’78) had finished […]
When Amanda Rea came to the University of Denver as a freshman, it was only the second time she had ever seen a city. “I came to Denver once, when I was 14, for the state spelling bee,” she says. “My English teacher brought me, and that was the first […]
Faven Habte (BS ’10) stepped into her science classroom at Chicago’s Bronzeville Scholastic Institute earlier this fall with hopes to ignite a passion for her discipline among her students — much the same way her own passion was sparked and stoked by her high school and college mentors. “My goal […]
Nocturne, open since March in the River North neighborhood near Coors Field, was a dream that took many years to come to fruition, Mattson says. She first had the idea when she was a DU undergraduate studying hospitality at Daniels. She would spend evenings watching her boyfriend (now husband), jazz drummer Scott Mattson, perform at various clubs around Denver.
The 2015 Denver Startup Week (DSW), the nation’s largest gathering of business and tech entrepreneurs, featured a stronghold of successful alumni from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. The event ran from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 in various venues downtown and in Denver’s RiNo district. Erik Mitisek […]
Thanks to Global Dental Relief (GDR) and three University of Denver alumni, kids around the world can smile a little easier. The Denver-based nonprofit, which provides free dental care to children, benefits from the leadership skills and passion of three graduates of the master’s program at the Josef Korbel School […]
It’s no secret that the University of Denver’s study abroad program often has an incredible impact on the lives of participating students. For alumna Erin Shaw, studying abroad was the first step in finding a cause about which she was passionate. “I studied abroad in Uganda; I went there with […]