Category: Alumni

Q&A with UCAN President Meghan Balderston

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The University College Alumni Network (UCAN) recently appointed Meghan Balderston as the new UCAN Board President. We asked Meghan about her background, experience being on the UCAN board, and the vision she has for the future of UCAN. When did you graduate and what program were you in? I graduated in March 2017. I earned [...]

Pioneer Pride and Passion at University College

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Ann Crespin may have officially become a Pioneer when she pursued her bachelor’s in marketing at the University of Denver in the 90s, but she felt a connection to campus long before that. “DU has a special place in my heart,” she said. “I grew up on that campus and would skate every morning before [...]

2016 Alumni Achievement Awards

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The University College Alumni Achievement Awards recognize the personal, professional, and community service accomplishments of University College alumni. We encourage those who have completed a graduate certificate, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree at the University of Denver’s University College to apply (please nominate yourself or a fellow University College alumnus). These awards are sponsored by [...]

Contribute to the UCAN Resource Library

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Your experience and input provide valuable direction for both fellow alumni and current students. The University College Alumni Network Board is creating a resource where this knowledge and guidance will be available in the form of short audio bites. We are beginning this series with three questions, which we are asking for your feedback on [...]

Tips for Successful Networking

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We have all heard it before; networking is the key to finding new career opportunities. For many people, networking can be hard and sometimes intimidating. It is not easy to walk in a room full of strangers and strike up conversations with random people. While networking for some can seem daunting, it shouldn’t stop people [...]

Recent Graduate Checklist

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Congratulations on your recent graduation from University College! As a University of Denver alumna/us, you’re now part of an extensive network of Pioneers and will have access to DU services for a lifetime! As a recent grad, you may need career advice or want to cheer on the Pioneers at a game. Perhaps you’re seeking [...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Your Alumni Benefits

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Whether you are graduating this spring or graduated years ago, there are many benefits of being active in the DU community post-graduation. As an alumnus/a of University College, you are automatically part of an active alumni group called the University College Alumni Network (UCAN). UCAN provides a more intimate networking opportunity for our University College [...]

Alumni Award Winner: Melanie Lenci

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Congratulations to Melanie Lenci, winner of the 2015 Alumni Award for Mid-Career Achievement! Melanie Lenci (MAS, 2003) runs her own business and is an expert in resume writing and LinkedIn profile development, earning multiple awards and certifications in this area. She has had several resumes and cover letters published in various “best of” books, which [...]

Alumni Award Winner: Sruthi Kumar

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Congratulations to Sruthi Kumar, winner of the 2015 Alumni Achievement Award for Recent Graduate Achievement! Sruthi Annamnidu Kumar (MAS, 2014) is a member of the University College Alumni Network, RMOUG (Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group), Colorado MySQL (Co-chair), Analytics Club, Apache Kafka, and Atlanta Cloudera User Group. He organizes RMOUG activities and meetings at the [...]

Alumni Award Winner: Sherry Foreman

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Congratulations to Sherry Foreman, winner of the 2015 Alumni Award for Community Engagement! Sherry Foreman (MAS, 2002) has served as an international administrator and instructor in learning institutions in the Middle East for women. She demonstrates leadership and the importance of leadership in developing countries to ensure women in Middle Eastern countries are well-prepared in [...]