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Andrew Parady

Graduate Assistant for Student Activities



About Me:

Greetings! My name is Andrew Parady and I am a first-year graduate student in the Higher Education program. As a graduate assistant, I work primarily with our Greek Life students! Among other things, I advise our Greek Council VP's of Community Service & Philanthropy and Scholarship, as well as Order of Omega - an honors fraternity focused on scholarship, leadership and service.

I grew up in Arizona, near the Phoenix area and attended and graduated from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona (think Boulder, but smaller). At NAU I was actively involved with my fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, and held a variety of leadership roles outside of Greek Life as well. After graduating I worked for a couple years in Phoenix at Grand Canyon University, a small, private, Christian school (a lot of adjectives I know). I worked in academic advising, student teacher placement, and academic affairs to name a few.

I love playing and watching most sports (pretty much anything aside from Nascar), getting outdoors, and playing my drums from time to time. Come on by our office anytime to chat or just to lounge around on the couches!


Cindy Melendrez

Graduate Assistant for Student Activities



About Me:

Greetings Pioneers! I am Cindy Melendrez a first year grad student in the Higher Education master's program. My fellowship in Student Activities is working primarily with Student Organizations, Undergraduate Student Government, and Leadership Programs.

I grew up in Westwood a small mountain town in Northern California where it's not always sunny. I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology at California State University, Chico. During my undergrad I was heavily involved with the Multicultural Greek Council, Lambda Theta Nu, Local Government Campaigning , and University Committees. At Chico State I worked as a Paraprofessional for the Cross-Curltuaral Leadership Center, Greek Life Paraprofessional for Student Activities, and Wildcat Ambassador for the Office of Admissions.

I love being involved, and through my experiences I was inspired to pursue a career in Higher Education.
I am a motivated individual that gets results by taking action, and if you have any questions about how to get involved just stop by our office and let me know.


David Dorsett

Graduate Assistant for Student Activities



About Me:

Hello Pioneers! My name is David Dorsett, and I am a first year grad student in Higher Education. My assistantship in Student Activities is working primarily with Greek Life and the Greek Council. I advise our Vice Presidents of Administrative Affairs, Judicial Affairs and Risk Management, and IFC Recruitment.

My office is up in The Lodge at the far end of the Campus Life suite on the third floor of Driscoll North. We love getting visitors back here, so stop on by!I attended Virginia Tech (Let's go!) where I studied Geosciences. Even though I have a great love for rocks and the environment, I decided to follow my interests into the field of Student Affairs. As an undergrad I was an RA for three years, the Director of Special Events on our programming board, a Hokie Camp counselor, and an extremely active member of my fraternity, Theta Xi. After graduation, I worked at Theta Xi National Headquarters as a Leadership Consultant (road warrior) and traveled the country visiting chapters from UCLA to Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. I am thrilled to finally be living in one place (and not out of my car) and working with the DU Greek Community!


Michael McPhee

Graduate Assistant for Student Activities



About Me:

Hello Pioneer family. My name is Michael McPhee and I serve as the Program Administrator for DUPB. I'm also working on my masters in Higher Education.

I went to Furman University in Greenville, SC for undergrad and majored in History and Asian Studies. It was a very small liberal arts college and I loved being an RA, planning homecoming, a member of my fraternity, and exploring the mountains. Now that I've moved to Denver many of those passions still exist; I'm an active runner, enjoy reading, and exploring the areas around the state. Before coming to DU I worked for my fraternity's headquarters for three years where I served as a Leadership Consultant and later as Assistant Director for Expansion. I'd love to help you out with any questions you may have. Please come and visit in the Student Life suite.


Suzanne Medwid

Graduate Assistant for Student Activities



About Me:

Hello! My name is Suzanne Medwid and I'm a first year graduate student in the Higher Education Masters Program at DU. As a graduate assistant in the student activities office, I am working with student organizations at DU. I'm from Columbus, OH and attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH for undergrad. I played soccer and was a member of Delta Gamma at Wittenberg. I held numerous roles in my sorority including alumni relations and director of Anchor Bash. I also was captain of the soccer team my junior and senior year.

Since graduating in the spring of 2009, I have been coaching college soccer. Most recently, I was the assistant soccer coach at Washington and Lee University for three years. My days were filled with breaking down film, meeting with current players and recruiting potential high school students. I really enjoyed getting to know each player and being a large part of their college experience. I'm a big soccer fan and follow both the men's and women's national teams. I can't wait for the World Cup next summer.

Stop by the student life suite in the campus life hallway to find out information about how you can get involved.