Category: Graduation

Graduation Story: Annie Foley

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We asked graduates to share their journey to graduation. Here is what Annie Foley (Strategic Human Resources) had to say in her own words… When I began this program in January of 2014, I was a well-rested newlywed. Three-and-a-half years later, I’m a sleep deprived working mother of two. My husband works full-time and is a [...]

Graduation Story: Sarah Hayes

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We asked graduates to share their journey to graduation. Here is what Sarah Hayes (Strategic Human Resources) had to say in her own words… My kids, Josie and Eli, were 6 and 4 when I started my master’s degree. They’re now 11 and 9. Over the course of my degree, I worked full-time and went [...]

Graduation Story: Tsutomu (Tommy) Molioo

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We asked graduates to share their journey to graduation. Here is what Tsutomu (Tommy) Molioo (Environmental Policy and Management) had to say in his own words… My journey to graduate from DU with my master’s in Environmental Policy & Management began three years ago when I received my acceptance letter two days after my first [...]

Graduation Story: Kerry Bishop

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We asked graduates to share their journey to graduation. Here is what Kerry Bishop (Environmental Policy and Management) had to say in her own words… In August 2007, I found myself divorced with three very young children. I was 37 years old with only a high school diploma, no home, no job and one of [...]

Graduation Story: Brandy King-Cutler

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We asked graduates to share their journey to graduation. Here is what Brandy King-Cutler (Strategic Human Resources) had to say in her own words… It took me five years to complete my master’s. Like most of us, I juggle a job, a family and normal everyday life complications that compete for my attention. But there [...]

Graduation Story: Leslie DeVera-Duncan

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We asked graduates to share their journey to graduation. Here is what Leslie DeVera-Duncan (Strategic Human Resources) had to say in her own words… Many years ago when my mother was in her 50s, she walked down the aisle at Western Michigan University to receive her Masters of Science diploma. She did this as a Senior [...]

Graduation Story: Jordan Boom

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We asked graduates to share their journey to graduation. Here is what Jordan Boom (Communication Management) had to say in her own words… I have been living in Honduras and working for a 501(c)(3) non-profit for the last 3 years. DU has given me the flexibility to continue my education at a graduate level while [...]

Graduation Story: Aaron Pataluna

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We asked graduates to describe their journey to graduation. Here is what Aaron Pataluna (Security Management) had to say in his own words… I really don’t feel my journey is any more unique than any of the other graduates who have been successful in juggling work, family and kids, and school. However, I did have [...]

Graduation Story: Andrew Frost

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We asked graduates to describe their journey to graduation. Here is what Andrew Frost (Environmental Policy and Management) had to say in his own words… Graduating from DU represents a major milestone for me. I am receiving a Master’s of Science officially and unofficially I have earned a PhD in perseverance. With a chaotic childhood [...]

Graduation Story: Carolyn Hinkley

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We asked graduates to describe their journey to graduation. Here is what Carolyn Hinkley (Information and Communications Technology) had to say in her own words… I applied to DU’s University College two months after finishing chemotherapy to treat breast cancer in 2014. While that health scare was frightening, it finally motivated me to pursue a [...]