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Inspiring True Stories

Hear from current and alumni students

​​If you're curious about who takes online courses and why... 

Well, we'd like to share just some of our student stories and the success they've earned finding a way to make their education happen.

Amy Linville

Amy's story comes full circle.

She was able to get her graduate degree while traveling the world, and now Amy works for CU Online and is able to implement her knowledge into helping faculty with their online courses.

Read more about Amy's experiences in the online program.

Heather Buzbee

Heather, mother of three young children, is currently working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice. Her goal is to become a Pediatric Nurse Practioner

Read more about Heather's experiences in the online program.

Heidi Rogers​

Heidi lives in New Mexico and is completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from CU Anschutz. Heidi works fulltime, and takes her courses in the morning before her kids wake up. And she didn't miss any assignments or projects when she vacationed abroad. 

Read more about Heidi's thoughts about her Heidi and her online experience​.

Jose Parra


Jose is a full-time husband, father, and PICU RN working on his Masters in Nursing Leadership and Health Care Systems (iLEAD). Whether at work or his children's events/practices he manages to find time to hop online to complete his coursework and assignments.

Read more about Jose's experiences in the online program.

Reyna Valdez

 As a full-time mother, employee and student, Reyna finds online classes a must! She is currently working on her Human Development and Family Relations degree and is definitely up for the challenge. Online classes offer her a flexibility and convenience to keep her on the path to her goals.

Read more about Reyna's experiences in the online program.

Ronnie Lee


After making the move from Hawaii to Denver to attend school, Ronnie uses a mix of online and on-campus courses to be able to juggle full time employment and a full time education. He is currently finishing his Bachelors in Information Systems and then he is on to his Masters!

Read more about Ronnie's experiences in the online program.

Simon Kamau

Simon is currently completing his Masters in Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Systems (iLEAD) through the College of Nursing on the Anschutz campus while living and working in Kenya, East Africa. Each semester he balances a 10 hour time difference from the rest of his classmates and professors, his family and home life as well as his work both in the field in rural areas of Kenya and as an adjunct faculty member in a BSN program.

Read more about Simon's experiences in the online program.


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