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Alumni Award Recipients


​David Dowall, MURP '74 | Appreciation Award

Headshot of Dr. David DowallDavid Dowall, PhD is Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning and former Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development at the University of California at Berkeley. A leading expert in domestic and international land management, housing policy, economic development strategy and infrastructure planning and finance, he has carried our policy research and designed technical and financial assistance strategies for cities and regions in more than 40 countries. 

Dr. Dowall has spent over 20 years working with governments and nongovernmental organizations on neighborhood and urban development projects. Since 1988, he has been a senior consultant and advisor to The World Bank and has consulted for the Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, among others.

He has given testimony to the California governor and legislators on the state's infrastructure needs and was a visiting fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. His books include, The Suburban Squeeze, The Land Market Assessment, and The Warsaw Economy in Transition.

A 1974 graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program in the College of Architecture and Planning, Dr. Dowall is a support of the college, returning to guest-lecture. He credits his CU Denver degree (and his PhD from CU Boulder) with helping him in his tremendously successful career.


 

Kevin Patterson, MPA and MURP '97 | Recognition Award

Headshot of Kevin PattersonKevin Patterson has a long and impressive history of public service in Colorado. In early 2015 he was named interim Chief Executive Officer for Colorado's Health Insurance Marketplace, working with Connect for Health Colorado to help more Coloradans get health insurance.

He had been serving as Chief Administrative Officer for Governor John Hickenlooper and as the interim Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. In that capacity, he serve the governor previously as an interim chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, and interim executive director of the Governor's Office of Information Technilogy as well as the Governor's Energy Office during leadership transitions. 

Patterson began his public sector career as a seventh-grade English teacher in Houston, Texas. His Colorado experience began in the Office of former Governor Roy Romer. He worked for the City and County of Denver in the Budget Office, the Planning Department, as Deputy Manager for Human Services, and then as Manager of the Department of General Services. He ended his tenure with Denver as Manager of the Department of Parks and Recreation. Kevin was also elected to the Denver Board of Education in 2001 and 2005.

Patterson, who earned the dual Master of Public Administration/Master of Urban and Regional Planning from CU Denver's School of Public Affairs and the College of Architecture and Planning, credits his CU Denver courses in policy process with helping him prepare to work in a high-profile policy environment.

 Past Alumni Appreciation Award Recipient

  • ​2015 - David Dowall
  • 2014 - David Lacey
  • 2011 - Bill Vidal
  • 2009 - Diane Messamore
  • 2008 - Don McClure
  • 2006 - Marianne Fearn
  • 2005 - Ginny Williams
  • 2004 - Donad G White
  • 2003 - Stella Yu
  • 2002 - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
  • 2001 - John and Anna Sie
  • 2000 - B. Thomas Arnberg and Albert W. Knott
  • 1999 - Thomas Shane
  • 1998 - Grover Hall and Gary Susnara
  • 1997 - Richard H. and Pamela S. Bard
  • 1996 - Fu Hua Chen
  • 1995 - Carolyn Hamil Henderson
  • 1993 - Temple Hoyne Buell
  • 1992 - John and Mercedes Peebles
  • 1990 - Bob Baker
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 Past Alumni Leadership Award Recipients

  • ​2016 - Phil Harding
  • 2014 - Maria Uribe
  • 2013 - Karen Sugar 
  • 2012 - Mayor Michael Hancock
  • 2008 - Jack Gilbraith and Cynthia (Cindy) Stevenson
  • 2007 - Patty Fontneau
  • 2006 - Tony Bolazina and Carol A. Wilson
  • 2005 - Richard Koeppe and Virginia Guthrie
  • 2003 - John Youngquist
  • 2002 - Katharine Conroy Whalen
  • 2001 - Richard Kelley and Linda Van Gilder Kelley
  • 2000 - Carol Heller, Walter Isenberg, and Scott Steward
  • 1999 - Frank Puzio
  • 1998 - Diane Greenlee 
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 Past Alumni Recognition Award Recipients

  • ​2016 - Mitch Dickman
  • 2015 - Rick Alden and Kevin Patterson
  • 2012 - Kelly Brough
  • 2010 - Dave Baker and Ellie Caulkins
  • 2008 - Grady Cope
  • 2005 - Al Stecklein and Mary Williams
  • 2004 - Richard von Luhrte
  • 2003 - William (Bill) Steitz
  • 2002 - Carol Barber
  • 2001 - Elizabeth Cohill and Barbara M. Schroeder
  • 2000 - Ellen Fisher and Mary J. Gearhart
  • 1999 - Linda Pryor
  • 1998 - Ted Gavrilis
  • 1997 - Ronald (Ron) Montoya
  • 1996 - Steven E. Leatherman
  • 1995 - Judy Ward
  • 1994 - Dr. Margaret Cary and W. Grover Coors
  • 1993 - Jane Prancan
  • 1992 - Edward S. Adams, Jr.
  • 1991 - Lauren Casteel
  • 1990 - Mary Lee Beauregard
  • 1989 - Peter B. Teets
  • 1988 - Dr. Mark Solano
  • 1987 - Diana Boulter
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 Past Alumni Mack Easton Award Recipients

  • 2016 - Cathy Kaledo
  • 2013 - Gedeon LaFarge
  • 2007 - Karen Niparko
  • 2006 - Ted Schaefer
  • 2005 - Tom Lamming
  • 2004 - James L. Basey
  • 2003 - Gary Meggison
  • 2002 - Joseph Davis and Carol Gossard
  • 2001 - Neal L. Thomas, Jr.
  • 2000 - John D. Anderson
  • 1999 - Charles Gallagher
  • 1998 - Rutt Bridges and John Mehalchin
  • 1997 - William (Bill) Davis
  • 1996 - Roger J. Steinbecker
  • 1995 - R. Gale Daniel
  • 1993 - Paul Bartlett
  • 1992 - Philip Milstein
  • 1991 - Terry Fischer
  • 1990 - Lael Porter
  • 1989 - Shirley Konkel
  • 1988 - Jerry Seacuse
  • 1987 - George Dikeou
  • 1986 - Eugene Sternberg
  • 1985 - Frank "Mike" Foster
  • 1984 - Mark Gallegos
  • 1983 - Harry Cullis
  • 1982 - Joe Keen
  • 1981 - Bob Grahm
  • 1980 - Edwin Banks
  • 1979 - Iona Wakefield
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 Past Alumni Legislative Award Recipients

  • ​2016 - Senator Lucía Guzmán
  • 2015 - Representative Jovan Melton
  • 2014 - Representative Dan Pabon
  • 2013 - Representative Crisanta Duran
  • 2012 - Senator Mary Hodge
  • 2011 - Representative Cheri Gerou
  • 2010 - Representative Nancy Todd
  • 2009 - Representative Mark Ferrandino
  • 2008 - Senator Josh Penry
  • 2007 - Representative Terrance Carroll
  • 2006 - Senator Ken Gordon
  • 2005 - Senator Sue Windels
  • 2004 - Representative Tom Plant
  • 2002 - Senator Ronald Teck
  • 2001 - Senator Pat Pascoe
  • 2000 - Senator Dottie Wham
  • 1999 - Representative Jennifer Veiga
  • 1998 - Representative Debbie Allen
  • 1997 - Senator Joan Johnson
  • 1996 - Representative Anthony (Tony) Grampsas
  • 1995 - Representatlive Elsie Lacy
  • 1994 - Representative Norma Anderson
  • 1993 - Senator Donald Ament
  • 1992 - Representative Betty Neale
  • 1991 - Senator Peggy Reeves
  • 1990 - Senator Regis Groff
  • 1989 - Representative Jeannie G. Reeser
  • 1988 - Senator Paul Powers
  • 1987 - Senator Al Meiklejohn
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