Alumni

Political science major lands job with Bernie Sanders campaign

Political science major lands job with Bernie Sanders campaign

Now a state director for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, alumna Dulce Saenz (BA ’11) first discovered her voice in a public policy class taught by former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm, director of DU’s Institute for Public Policy Studies. The class was talking about immigration, and Saenz found many of the […]

Alumni around the country gathered to watch hockey team’s Final Four game

Alumni around the country gathered to watch hockey team’s Final Four game

While the University of Denver men’s hockey team celebrated its victory against Ferris State to qualify for the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time since 2005, it was all hands on deck for DU’s regional chapters and the Advancement team to organize semifinals watch parties across the country. On […]

Sculptor and alumna Gail Folwell goes pro

Sculptor and alumna Gail Folwell goes pro

For six months, renowned artist Gail Folwell (BFA ’83) worked tirelessly on her newest project: a 7-foot-tall sculpture for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s parade route in downtown Canton, Ohio. On Aug 7, 2015, the city of Canton, in conjunction with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, unveiled “The […]

Alumna brings her talents and skills to prominent foundation

Alumna brings her talents and skills to prominent foundation

Katy Anderson Craig has had a long, fruitful relationship with the University of Denver, first as an undergraduate student (BA ’99, French, creative writing and communications), and then as a graduate student (MA ’04, literary criticism) and assistant director of the DU Honors Program (2000–05). All of these experiences have […]

Social work grads help change lives through horsemanship

Social work grads help change lives through horsemanship

Those who grew up with horses know the therapeutic benefits the animals can provide. They teach us to communicate without words. They react to our body language and our demeanor in ways that force us into heightened self-awareness. At Aspen Hollow Young Ranchers near Morrison, Colo., at-risk and troubled youth […]

Alums’ granola success lands them on Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Alums’ granola success lands them on Forbes 30 Under 30 list

The pair’s Love Grown Foods granola is on the shelves at more than 1,300 Kroger and Vitamin Cottage locations around the country, with the promise of more stores to come. In November 2009, foodie website Chowhound.com named Love Grown’s Sweet Cranberry Pecan flavor No. 1 in a granola taste test that included well-known brands such as Udi’s, Back to Nature and Bear Naked. Love Grown’s Apple Walnut Delight came in at No. 6.

Recent alums create app for students with learning disabilities

How do students overcome lifelong learning disabilities? What can be done to make words make sense and to remember them? Inspired by their personal experiences with learning disabilities, two recent DU graduates have developed an app for smart phones and tablets that helps answer these questions. VoCABit is a “visual […]

Alumnus Andrew Rosenthal pens New York Times editorial on gun violence

Alumnus Andrew Rosenthal pens New York Times editorial on gun violence

As editorial page editor of the New York Times, University of Denver alumnus Andrew Rosenthal (BA ’78) was instrumental in the newspaper’s controversial decision to run a front-page editorial on the topic of gun violence — the first time an editorial has appeared on the New York Times’ front page […]

Photography major distills her talents into top slot at Hangar 1

Photography major distills her talents into top slot at Hangar 1

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.

Alumna’s DU degree advances her journalism career in China

Alumna’s DU degree advances her journalism career in China

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 […]