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Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson (BSME '67)

Steve Johnson had two things he was looking for in a college: a good mechanical engineering program and financial aid. DU offered both. Now, he's paying it back and helping future students.

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Rus and Reena Peterson

Rus and Reena Peterson

Rus and Reena Peterson had recently moved to Denver when they learned that Bill Tierney was coaching the University of Denver lacrosse team.

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Bill and Kathy Kain

Bill (BA '69, M.Ed. '70) and Kathy (BA '69) Kain

There are two threads interwoven into the fabric of alumni Bill (BA '69, M.Ed. '70) and Kathy (BA '69) Kain’s lives: the University of Denver and serving the public good.

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Patrick  Schauer

Patrick "Pat" Schauer (BS '51)

Patrick "Pat" Schauer (BS '51) served his country in wartime, served as a guardian for his brother while attending DU, and now, after his passing, serves as an inspiration to all Pioneers.

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Mary Griffin

Mary Griffin (MA '76)

After a category F4 twister ripped through her town the summer before graduate school, Mary Griffin (MA ’76) told her father, "I'm not going to Denver."

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Helen Davis

Helen Davis (EdD ’61)

Helen Davis (EdD ’61) has lived a life of art and, at 94 years of age, she is still passionately encouraging others to do the same...

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Grant Wilkins

Grant Wilkins (BA ’47)

Grant Wilkins (BA ’47) has dedicated his life to eradicating polio. For more than two decades he...

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Jon Kraus

Jon Kraus

Jon Kraus joined University Advancement in March 2015. Jon is Director of Development...

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Ruth Klein

Ruth Klein (MA ’55)

Ruth Klein (MA ’55) and her late husband, Roy (BFA ’52; MA ’55), never had a conventional family...

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Whittemore

Dan and Beth Whittemore

For Dan and Beth Whittemore, exploring Native American culture was always an important part...

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Hecht

James L. "Jim" Hecht and Amy Blatchford Hecht

For more than 60 years, James L. "Jim" Hecht and Amy Blatchford Hecht have believed in the power of...

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Robert “Bob” Jones and Dixie Savio-Jones

Robert Jones and Dixie Savio-Jones

Robert “Bob” Jones (BFA ’52) and Dixie Savio-Jones have many passions—art and art collecting...

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Clayton and Christine Powers

Clayton and Christine Powers

For Clayton and Christine Powers, setting up a scholarship was really about paying it forward...

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Robby Rob

Robby and Barbara Robb

The DU’s intensified focus on science, technology, engineering and math education makes perfect sense to Robby Robb, a DU alumnus and former engineer.

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Bob and Vicki Gray

Bob and Vicki Gray

As our last living parent passed away, it occurred to us that our sun is also sinking in the western sky.

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Cynthia Shaw Simonoff (BM '77)

Cynthia Shaw Simonoff 

I went to DU as a shy, but determined piano major. I had done a lot of choral and...

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John Lyons' University of Denver Experience

John Lyons

Before graduation from high school I ran away and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. During the ensuing five years...

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Bill Stolfus and Ann Richardson share an ear for music and a love for DU

Bill Stolfus and Ann Richardson 

Bill Stolfus (BSBA 1956, MBA 1964) and Ann Richardson (BA 1956) met...

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Alyssa Yang

Alyssa Yang

During my freshman year, I had the opportunity to volunteer at Clínica Tepeyac, a local clinic in North Denver...

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Ciara Fernandez

Ciara Fernandez

I am a second year law student focusing on Human Rights, including child advocacy, Indigenous Rights and Health law.

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D.J. Close

D.J. Close

D.J. Close found a whole new world at DU. Growing up in the small town of Durango, Colorado...

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Elizabet "Liz" Covarrubias

Elizabet "Liz" Covarrubias

Graduated in 2010 with a Masters in Social Work, in the Community Practice Track.

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Adriana Govea, BA '10 and Kiki Andriani

Adriana Govea and Kiki Andriani

My goal when I enrolled at The Women's College was to become an educated woman, improve my financial...

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Michael McGoldrick is hooked on the Lamont School of Music

Michael McGoldrick

Michael McGoldrick's love of DU's Lamont School of Music has inspired him to devote significant...

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Nicole Saint and Stefani Schulte

Nicole Saint and Stefani Schulte

Seniors Nicole Saint (left) and Stefani Schulte help restore a mural in Little Theatre. Perched on a second-hand construction scaffold...

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Nagel Art Studios Provide Function and Inspiration

Ralph and Trish Nagle

One work of Austin Zucchini‐Fowler is striking both in size and in artistry, and it would not have been possible in...

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Michael "Arron" Street

Michael "Arron" Street

Unique from many undergraduate students, I am married to a military service member and father to a son. My wife is often away from...

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