Three-Dimensional Parking, Two Careers, One Exceptional Alum

March 14, 2017

Parking is a puzzle that Phil Harding loves to solve. It takes a certain type of mind to look at the tons of metal (and other materials) that make up modern cars and think about how to stack them one on top of the other. Phil Harding honed his mind...

Alum Builds Company on Personal and Brand Loyalty

March 14, 2017

"I'm here to help people," Matt Kaspari's inner voice has been telling him that for a long time. It's an instinct many people can relate to, the desire to be of service. But the translation of this urge into a career path can be tricky. It takes a born entrepreneur...

Alum Pursues Passion for the Arts With Enlightened Understanding of the Mind

May 10, 2016

Everyone comes to understand their life's calling in different ways and at different times. Some seem to have been born with a single-minded vision of what was meant for them; others have to try their hand at several endeavors to discover their talents; and still others are guided toward their...

Passion for Biomedical Research is leading a Recent Alum to Yale

May 10, 2016

When he was growing up, Jack Moen's father had trouble with his heart. Moen wouldn't go so far as to say this set him on his future path, but he is currently a Post-baccalaureate Cardiac Researcher at National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, Maryland, researching heart rate variability as it...

Alum Learned a Love of Knowledge and Giving that she's Excited to Share

May 10, 2016

Laying on Little Beach in Maui, HI, Karen Hinkel had an epiphany. As an international flight attendant for United Airlines, traveling the world, working routes to Bangkok, Singapore, New Zealand, and Japan, Karen was happy with her life. She says, "I can still see this exact moment in my mind...lolling...

Alum dedicates life to his native people

Nov. 24, 2015

CU Denver alumni Joaquin Gallegos "Never before have the nation's most vulnerable children been a national priority, until now. I encourageus all to join in the national movement to generate solutions and rejuvenate best practices across the board that will enrich the lives of Native students and help unlock their...

Noah McDermott Writes Tales of the Human Condition

Dec. 16, 2014

Noah McDermott chose CU Denver because he grew up in the heart of the city and always loved city life. He never saw a campus sharing three institutions as a drawback; instead he embraced it as an opportunity. He describes the beautiful campus and the chance to meet so many...

Alums Help Make History Come Alive for Colorado Students through History Day

May 6, 2014

Stacey Pendleton (left) and Kendra Black (right) Alumnae Kendra Black (MA History, 2008) and Stacey Pendleton (BA History and Psychology, 2005 and MA History, 2008) know the secret to getting kids ready to succeed in college: allow kids to discover something they are excited to study, then provide them with...

Some Paths to Med School Are Longer Than Others: the Determination to Become a Doctor took One Alum All the Way to Mexico

March 13, 2012

Many students find the challenge of getting accepted to a graduate health program daunting: they are required to take difficult course loads while pursuing hands-on research or clinical experience outside the classroom, often while working to support themselves and families. Anthony Piccone, a practicing anesthesiologist in Denver for over twenty...