Alumni

Pioneer Rodney Billups returns to campus as men’s basketball coach

Pioneer Rodney Billups returns to campus as men’s basketball coach

Rodney Billups never expected his career to turn out the way it did. He dreamed about playing professional basketball. He wanted to be a business owner. Retire early. Follow in the footsteps of his brother Chauncey Billups — the former NBA star and arguably the best player to ever come […]

Journalism grad is the voice of the Denver Broncos

Journalism grad is the voice of the Denver Broncos

For most Coloradans, autumn Sundays are synonymous with one thing — Denver Broncos football. DU alumnus Conor McGahey (BA ’07), who this year became the public-address announcer at Broncos home games, has a unique perspective on the blue-and-orange mania that overtakes Denver each weekend. In the booth for all of […]

Storm Peak co-founder uses MBA to build his brewery

Storm Peak co-founder uses MBA to build his brewery

Everything he needed to know about opening a brewery, Wyatt Patterson learned in business school. That’s because Patterson, like many graduate students at DU’s Daniels College of Business, entered his MBA program with a specific business idea in mind. For Patterson, that idea was Storm Peak Brewing Co., which he […]

Alumna Regan Linton named artistic director at Phamaly

Alumna Regan Linton named artistic director at Phamaly

Regan Linton, who received a master’s degree from DU’s Graduate School of Social Work in 2010, made theater history this fall when she became the first person in a wheelchair to be named artistic director of a major U.S. theater company. And it makes perfect sense that the company in […]

An alum-founded nonprofit envisions a healthier future for Denver’s Westwood neighborhood

An alum-founded nonprofit envisions a healthier future for Denver’s Westwood neighborhood

When the pair discovered that limited access to fresh, healthy food was one of the area’s biggest problems, they developed their signature Re:Farm program, which works with Westwood residents to build backyard gardens and community urban farms.

Journalism grad turns to documentary film to help whale sharks

Journalism grad turns to documentary film to help whale sharks

Neela Eyunni’s “On the Brink: Uncharted Waters” takes an in-depth look at the booming whale shark tourism industry in the Philippines and its potential threat to marine life.

Alumnus and Google employee shares his experience with other Pioneers

Alumnus and Google employee shares his experience with other Pioneers

Sam Estenson started in December 2015 as an operations coordinator on a global team that manages Google’s hiring systems and processes.