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Dr. Jennifer Purcell: From Grad Student to Professor of History

May 24, 2022

What began as Jennifer Purcell’s UC Denver graduate research paper grew into an MA thesis, a doctoral dissertation, and a published book that earned Purcell a position and tenure as a Professor of History at Saint Michael’s College. Purcell’s interest in the mid-century British journal Mass Observation not only launched...

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Historian to Social Worker, Shay Gonzales MA

April 7, 2020

Before Shay Gonzales graduated from CU Denver in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in Communications, he had attended Community College of Denver where he earned his Associate’s degree in Art. Over the years Gonzales’ academic career has continued to progress. The research Gonzales...

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Kaylyn Mercuri, CLAS Outstanding Graduate Student Award

March 2, 2020

In the Fall 2019 semester, Kaylyn Mercuri won the CLAS Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Mercuri graduated from the History Department’s M.A. program in December 2019 with a 4.0 GPA. She was involved in Phi Alpha Theta, and she was the History Department’s Graduate Assistant. During her graduate career, Mercuri was...

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University-wide Alumni Recognition Award, Judith Martinez '84

Judith Martinez received her Bachelor of Arts in 1984 from CU Denver having studied History and Ethnic Studies. Martinez went on to receive her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning in 2001 from CU Denver. Martinez said that she has always been drawn to the personal connections one makes through...

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Migrants in the Mediterranean - Pamela Kerpius '02

May 7, 2019

Pamela Kerpius graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in History from CU Denver in 2002.While studying at CU she focused on US Foreign Policy and presidential history. Kerpius went on to receive her MA in Cinema Studies from New York University in 2005 and has taught Film History at the...

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From History Major to the Medical Field, Chelane Garcia-Herrada

April 29, 2019

Chelane Garcia-Herrada, CU Denver History Department Alumni, was recently accepted into a Post-Baccalaureate, Pre-Medical Program at Mills College. Garcia-Herrada graduated from our history program Summa Cum Laude in 2017. Garcia-Herrada has planned to go to medical school since graduating high school. With the help of her undergraduate degree in History,...

Marina Mecham, Competitive Fellowships and Dissertation Research in South Africa

April 29, 2019

CU Denver History Department Alumni, Marina Mecham, graduated from our MA History Program in 2016. Mecham is now a PhD student at Indiana University Bloomington focusing on Middle Eastern History. We are excited to announce that she has received two summer research fellowships, the Ruth Lilly Research Fellowship and the...

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Holly Reynolds Featured on Popular Podcast

April 29, 2019

CU Denver History Department Alumni, Holly Reynolds ('15), was recently featured on the popular podcast The Criminal Broads. Reynolds' essay, “Science and Masculinity: The 1886 Pimlico Mystery Revisited,” informs the story of Adelaide Bartlett and the suspicious circumstances of her husband's murder in Victorian England. This created the perfect setting...