Profiles and News

  • DU-logo-new.jpg 2014 Winter Olympians

    The Games of the XXII Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia, have come to a close, and once again, the University of Denver was well-represented...

  • DU-logo-new.jpg Javad Zarif

    Mohammad Javad Zarif, minister of foreign affairs for the Islamic Republic of Iran...

  • DU-logo-new.jpg Ed Estlow

    When Ed Estlow came to the University of Denver in 1939, it was the beginning of a relationship that would last more than 75 years...

  • news-fisher-gift-agreement-signing-thumb.jpg Donne and Sue Fisher

    Donne and Sue Fisher are investing $5 million in the future of early childhood education through a gift to the University of Denver....

  • news-sazza.jpg Jeff Rogoff and Jenni Hayes

    Rogoff and Hayes have always believed in organic, clean eating and were excited to start a business they truly believe in....

  • news-ellie-schafer.jpg Ellie Schafer

    Her job is to make the White House what the Obamas want it to be: the most open, accessible presidential home in the nation’s history....

  • news-alumnus-helps-teach-core-values.jpg Louis Barrow Jr.

    Often stereotyped as a game for the wealthy and elite, golf doesn’t seem like the ideal sport for teaching inner-city kids about values like honesty, perseverance and courtesy...

  • news-jami-duffy.jpg Jami Duffy

    Jami Duffy's message is simple: Career options exist outside traditional paths. She should know. She's taken traditional, wadded it up, kissed it goodbye and tossed it in the trash...

  • news-former-volleyball-player.jpg Faimie Kingsley

    Recently graduated University of Denver volleyball student-athlete Faimie Kingsley is one of five winners of the prestigious John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Award...

  • news-troy-walker.jpg Troy Walker

    Jokes about lawyers are well-documented. Jokes from lawyers — that’s a different story. Actually, that’s this story. Meet Troy Walker (JD ’11), a lawyer who tells jokes — for a living...

  • news-hellen-kasa.jpg Hellen Kassa

    Growing up in Denver, Ethiopia-born Hellen Kassa knew her classmates weren't getting the whole picture when it came to her homeland....

  • Paige-Stoyer.jpg Paige Stoyer

    The Global Press Institute (GPI) found its missing link in University of Denver alumna and professional photographer Paige Stoyer...

  • New-Engineering-Model.jpg Daniel Ritchie

    Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie has donated more than $27 million to build the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, which will be named for his father...

  • /ascend/images/news-margot-gilbert-frank.jpg Margot Gilbert Frank

    Margot Gilbert Frank (BA ’71) has done so much for the University of Denver that it would be easy to imagine that she does nothing else...

  • news-tote-bag-company-supports-education-of-girls-in-need.jpg Allison Grenney

    Allison Grenney (BA ’10) believes in the power of girls. She also believes in the value of an education...

  • alumni-rachel-armstrong-small.jpg Rachel Armstrong

    Rachel Armstrong (JD ’12) didn’t plan on becoming a lawyer. The founder of Farm Commons, a nonprofit legal-services firm, and the recent recipient of an $80,000 fellowship from a global entrepreneurship foundation had something more pastoral in mind...

  • alumni-nicolas-benedict-small.jpg Nicolas Benedict

    Online education is allowing thousands of people across the country to earn or finish degrees, but there are still bugs to work out. It’s easy enough for the English major to read a poem online, but what about the chemistry student who still has to find a way to do experiments?

  • DU-logo-new.jpg Robert Clemens

    The late Robert Clemens (BA ’81) bestowed $1.3 million of his estate to liberal arts academics at the University of Denver...

  • DU-logo-new.jpg James Mulligan, Joan Burleson, Doug and Mary Scrivner

    $2.25 million gift will help Denver Law transform the very way law is taught...

  • AaronHuey_small.jpg Aaron Huey

    A feature in the latest issue of National Geographic features the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to the Oglala Lakota. Featuring striking photography by Aaron Huey (BFA ’99)...

  • JohnMoye_small.jpg John Moye

    The University of Denver celebrated a longtime collaboration with Denver attorney John Moye on Aug. 23, naming the new campus home of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System in his honor...

  • JohnCapozzola-thumb.jpg John Capozzola

    John Capozzola passed up acceptances to the University of Chicago Law School, the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, a joint Tufts-Harvard program and the Fletcher School of International Law...

  • Madrid6New-2eqsd6w-th.jpg The Madrid Six

    Four decades had passed when Linda Brown Cromwell decided to look for her old friends using the Internet and through the alumnae network at what is now the Women’s College of the University of Denver...

  • FredHadley-1fibcnn.jpg Fred Hadley

    When Fred Hadley (BS engineering ’52) was a senior, he walked around the University of Denver campus with his 16mm camera shooting nearly 38 minutes of black and white footage...

  • TonySinger-1oa265v-th.jpg Terry Meyer

    Meyer, a digital cartographer, and two associates approached a prison official about volunteering to teach gardening classes and establishing a garden in the facility...

  • Leslie-HowardW1-th.jpg Leslie Howard

    Leslie Howard is a tangible, personal embodiment of the University of Denver’s vision of contributing to the greater good of the community...

  • EmmitMcHenry2012-th.jpg Emmit McHenry

    When McHenry gained success in the “real world,” one of the first things he did was pay the University back for its financial support...

  • TonySinger-1oa265v-th.jpg Tony Singer

    Everett Anton “Tony” Singer (BA ’70) doesn’t consider his job work. Retired co-owner of the print business Four Seasons...

  • PhoenixJackson_small.jpg Phoenix Jackson

    Jackson (BSBA ’08) is so dedicated that the busy mom, mentor and marketing CEO started an inner-city health initiative in her “spare time.”

  • FloydJohnston_small.jpg Floyd Johnston

    Johnston, 89, first plugged in decades before Generation Y came along, even before the birth of the World Wide Web...

  • ElliottMartinW2_small.jpg Elliot Martin

    Famed Broadway producer and Tony Award winner Elliot Martin, who attended the University of Denver from 1943–46, was inducted into...

  • Moses-Brewer2012_small.jpg Moses Brewer

    Moses Brewer is an institution in Denver and around the country, a one-name brand not unlike Beyonce, Plato, Bono and...

  • RefereeW_small.jpg Jim Wishmier

    “I gotta go watch plays,” says Jim Wishmier, sounding like a theater critic anticipating another night of drama

  • Jerry-Blann_small.jpg Jerry Blann and Jim Kemmerer

    Though they both earned BSBA degrees from DU in 1970, the top executives at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Jerry Blann and Jay Kemmerer, never met on campus during their undergraduate years.

  • BorderlinesW_small.jpg Rupert Jenkins

    Defining the art of photography in an age where nearly everyone is armed with a high-quality cell phone camera is now a way of life for Rupert Jenkins (MBA ’07).

  • Ben Funk

    Retired U.S. Air Force Major Gen. Ben Funk, a commanding officer in World War II...

  • Mary Pat Mueller

    Growing up in Corpus Christi, Texas, DU alumna Mary Pat Mueller (BA ’83) learned how to upholster a simple story...

  • Crimson and Gold

    Crimson and Gold team joins forces with Cruiser Ride for new Club 404...

  • Lauren Garan

    Former Pioneers gymnast returns to Denver to talk about fight with colitis...

  • Anna Boiardi

    You won’t find recipes for Beefaroni or canned lasagna in Anna Boiardi’s new cookbook, Delicious Memories...

  • Jonathan Kim

    It’s not often that undergraduate students get their work featured in peer-reviewed journals, but...

  • Marcia (Moritz) Gallagher

    When Marcia (Moritz) Gallagher (BA psychology ’73) received an offer for a full academic scholarship...

  • Mark Condon

    Mark Condon is focused on making putting greens even greener....

  • Wayne Guerra

    Fred Ricles was running errands last spring when the vision in one of his eyes became blurry....

  • Keenan Gates

    Keenan Gates (EMBA ’01) credits the degree he earned at DU’s Daniels College of Business with his success...

  • Martha Symko-Davies

    Martha Symko-Davies (PhD ’97) had a memorable May 20....

  • Suzanne Wilson and Ben Focht

    It’s not easy starting a business in one of the worst economies in history....

  • Carolyn Francis and Dean Dormady

    Carolyn Francis (MBA ’10) gained 60 pounds when she got pregnant with her first child. Dean Dormady...

  • Megan McDowell

    Megan McDowell’s life has never been the same since Sept. 11, 2001 — it has been transformed...

  • Ruth Purkaple

    Ruth Purkaple did not conform. She came of age possessed of a discerning mind and a wanderlust...

  • David Zimmerman

    David Zimmerman graduated from DU with a bachelor’s degree in marketing in June 2011 and he’s wasted no...

  • LoAn Vo

    LoAn Vo surveyed the scene of endless golf tournaments and saw no need for another. She...

  • Rob Jordan

    For a while there, Rob Jordan had a pretty cushy lifestyle. He was living in Bellingham, Wash., where he worked...

  • DU logo.gif Jason Barton

    If you were to meet Jason Barton at a party and ask what he did for a living, he’d probably..

  • Patrick P.J. Glavey

    It’s one of life’s ironies: Those who are able to tell the most riveting stories of personal experience are often...

  • alum-frosh-th.jpg Alan Frosh

    Alan Frosh (BA political science ’05) can’t remember a time when words like “philanthropy,” “service” and “community engagement” weren’t in...

  • alum-ahss_martin_th.jpg Fred J. Martin

    Fred J. Martin (BA, history, '54) returns to campus this May to dedicate a classroom in honor of his favorite DU professor, the late Allen D. Breck...

  • alum-ZakKadison-th.jpg Zak Kadison

    Most college graduates count themselves lucky if they land a job in their major field. Few find their dream job...

  • alum-jimenez-th.jpg Ignacio Jimenez and Tina Rice-Jimenez

    Ignacio Jimenez and Tina Rice-Jimenez launched their import business a little more than a year ago. Although the specific moment...

  • alumn-finley-th.jpg Mary Peace Finley

    Mary Peace Finley has milked a trout, traveled the Santa Fe Trail in a wagon and eaten buffalo cooked in...

  • donor-stolfus-th.jpg Bill and Ann Stolfus

    Bill Stolfus (BSBA 1956, MBA 1964) and Ann Richardson (BA 1956) met as members of DU's concert and marching band in the fall of 1952. Today they unite in a fanfare to the institution and the art form that brought them together.

  • donor-klein-th.jpg Roy and Ruth Klein

    Roy (BFA '52, MA '55) and Ruth (MA '55) Klein used their University of Denver educations to help others see the possibilities—he in oils and acrylics; she within the covers of books.

  • DU logo.gif Frederic and Jane Hamilton

    Frederic and Jane Hamilton have donated $250,000 to the University of Denver in order to strengthen the link between DU’s School of Art and Art History and the Denver Art Museum.

  • DU logo.gif Robert Roche '88

    A $3 million gift from the Roche Family Foundation and Robert Roche will establish the Roche Family International Business Transactions Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

  • donor-markusson-th.jpeg Dennis Erik Markusson '92

    Alumni bequest will help other students with special needs.

  • donor-kennedy-th.jpeg Jim Kennedy '70

    A conversation with Cox Enterprises Chair Jim Kennedy.

  • donor-st-john-th.jpg Mike St. John ’81

    In a way, Mike St. John’s work on behalf of the University of Denver mirrors his professional life.

  • donor-spector-lieff-th.jpg Ann Spector Lieff ’74

    Ann Spector Lieff (BA ’74) grew up the daughter of an entrepreneur. Her father, Martin Spector, owned Spec’s Music—record shops that were a staple in the Miami music scene.

  • donor-marsico-th.jpg Cydney and Tom Marsico

    Within Ruffatto Hall — the stunning new home of the Morgridge College of Education — there will be a new center dedicated to advancing the research and results of early childhood education.

  • donor-harrison-du.jpg Craig Harrison ’03

    Craig Harrison (BSBA ’03) sits in his Cherry Creek North corporate office, the window behind him offering a stunning view of the snow-frosted Rockies, discussing one of several companies he’s launched…

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