Alumni

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 […]

4 Noses Brewing Co. hoping to smell success at the Great American Beer Festival

4 Noses Brewing Co. hoping to smell success at the Great American Beer Festival

More than 125 Colorado breweries are taking part in the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF), running Oct. 2–4 at the Colorado Convention Center. Among them is Broomfield-based 4 Noses Brewing Co., owned by University of Denver alumnus Tommy Bibliowicz (BSBA ’10). A true family affair, 4 Noses was started […]

Alumni-owned brewery makes debut trip to Great American Beer Festival

Alumni-owned brewery makes debut trip to Great American Beer Festival

More than 125 Colorado breweries are taking part in the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, running Oct. 2–4 at the Colorado Convention Center. Among them is Centennial-based Two22 Brew, owned by University of Denver alumni Paige Schuster (BS ’08) and her husband, Marcus Christianson (BS ’08). The couple — former […]

Alumni connections helped build fast-casual eatery Chop Shop

Alumni connections helped build fast-casual eatery Chop Shop

After an intense four years at the University of Denver earning a degree in international business while playing men’s lacrosse, Christian Anderson (BSBA ’05) chose to travel instead of jumping into a job. He visited Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand before returning to Denver, where he landed a job at Beverage […]

Alumnus turns his lens on sexual slavery in award-winning documentary

Alumnus turns his lens on sexual slavery in award-winning documentary

Grant Knisely fell in love with Nepal in 2001, when he traveled there as part of a service learning project at the University of Denver. It was during that trip that Knisely made his first documentary film, “Project Nepal: A Time to Learn,” which was about the DU students on the journey and their experiences volunteering with nongovernmental organizations in Kathmandu.

Joseph Teipel, left, and Eric Kornacki are the founders of ReVision International. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Alums’ nonprofit brings fresh food and opportunities to impoverished Denver neighborhood

The road to transformation for one of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods began half a world away — in Nicaragua, where a 2006 service-learning project inspired two University of Denver students — economics major Eric Kornacki (BA ’09) and criminology major Joseph Teipel (BA ’07) — to fight poverty at home. “Joseph […]