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AHSS Pioneers


We boast 26,000 liberal arts alumni. Stay connected to old friends while forging new ones by attending campus presentations, DU on the Road lectures and other special events.

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Staying Connected

AHSS has graduated more than 26,000 alumni who live around the world.

Sharing the success stories of our alumni is one the most meaningful ways we can inspire our current students. Every month we put the spotlight on an alum in our newsletter, expressions.

Want to do more? Get involved with students by becoming a mentor or by taking part in one our personalized alumni-student programs:  

Alumni Treks

Our treks program takes students on fieldtrips to visit alumni at work. For instance, many students aspire to be lawyers, yet they've never been inside a courtroom. During a trek, alumni led students on behind-the-scenes tours of courtrooms, art studios, museums, ad agencies, law firms, etc. 

Are you interested in having students visit you at work? Contact us.

Visiting Distinguished Alumni Series

We invite distinguished alumni back to campus for classroom lectures. Alumni who participate in the Distinguished Alumni Series spend a full day on campus lecturing in classes, meeting with faculty, providing counsel to the dean and more.

Are you interested in being a part of the AHSS Distinguished Alumni Series? Contact us.

Participants in the AHSS Distinguished Alumni Series include:
  • Daniel Brunt (BA '96, communications), film producer and senior manager at Mixpanel
  • Moncef Bouhafa (BA ’70, political science), director, Center for Development Communication
  • Ann Corwin (BA '73, sociology), parenting and child development consultant
  • Katy Craig (BA '99 creative writing; MA '04 literary criticism), director of strategic initiatives for the Boettcher Foundation
  • Sandra Durant (BA ’70, history), attorney, Durant & Associates
  • Ronita Gilberson (MA ’86, psychology; PhD, ’90, psychology), clinical psychologist
  • Jonathan Golding (MA ’83, psychology; PhD ’86, psychology), professor of psychology, University of Kentucky
  • Scott Gratson (PhD '02, human communication), director of communication studies in the school of Media and Communication at Temple University.
  • Maria Guajardo (PhD '88, clinical psychology), deputy vice president at Soka University in Japan.
  • Peter Funt (BA ’67, mass communication), president and host, Candid Camera
  • Lisa Helling (BA ’77, French; JD ’80), executive director, Fulbright Scholarship Board, U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Aaron Huey (BFA ’99, studio art), photographer, National Geographic
  • Jason Kearns (BA ’93, Russian and economics), trade counsel to the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Amelia Ribnick Kleiman (BA ’79, political science and economics), fundraising consultant
  • Tom Kulik (BA ’73, psychology), pediatric cardiologist and associate professor, Harvard Medical School
  • John Lyons (BA ’70, history), former partner, Deloitte and Touche
  • Fred Martin (BA ’54, history) retired senior vice president of government relations, Bank of America Foundation
  • Ian Mohr (BA ’92, creative writing), deputy editor, New York Post
  • Linda Murphy Marshall (BA ’72, Spanish), linguist, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Sharon Orlopp (BA ’81, political science and speech communication) Global Chief Diversity Officer, Wal-Mart
  • Karambu Ringera (PhD '07, human communications), founder and director of International Peace Initiatives
  • Matthew Small (BA '95, political science), vice president & managing director, international for Blackboard
  • Jennifer Stedron (PhD ’01, psychology), executive director of the Early Childhood Leadership Commission, State of Colorado


Pioneer Career Network

Be a mentor to current students by joining the Pioneer Career Network. It's an online forum that connects students with alumni.