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How $1.3 Billion Makes Its Way Across Colorado: An Interview with Natriece Bryant '02, MA '07, MCJ '09

Marking the first in-person, traditional spring ceremony in three years, CU Denver’s May 14 Commencement featured a speaker who embodies the unconventional, resilient, and determined Lynx spirit. CU Denver Business School alum and renowned mural artist Thomas Evans, aka Detour, addressed this year’s graduating class of more than 2,200 students on the iconic Tivoli Quad, accompanied by near-perfect spring weather and a pristine backdrop of the downtown Denver skyline. 

This year’s graduating class of more than 2,200 represented 21 countries, ranged in age from 19 to 78, and included 882 first-generation students and 117 veterans. Graduates overcame a global pandemic and demonstrated success during one of the most challenging times in recent history, Chancellor Michelle Marks said.

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Annelies van Vonno MURP ’20 Brings Wayfinding and Public Art to Meow Wolf Denver Site

Students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program who aim to pursue a career as a professional planner take the Planning Capstone, a six-credit, project-oriented, one-semester course that results in a substantial deliverable upon completion. Annelies van Vonno MURP ’20 focused her capstone project on sustainable and community-oriented creative placemaking to reduce auto travel and improve pedestrian and bicycle access and safety near the Meow Wolf Denver site.

Students, individually or in groups, identify a client and project topic for approval the semester before they begin their Planning Capstone. Van Vonno’s capstone project was titled, “Finding Meow Wolf: Improving Access and Mobility through Community-Led Creative Placemaking in West Denver.”


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10th Annual CU Denver Block Party

| 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Cost/fee: Free
Kick off the academic year with your fellow students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and community friends at the Annual CU Denver Block Party, presented by Capital One. Enjoy lunch from some of Denver's favorite food trucks, live music from great local bands, exciting interactive games, academic info from real, live people, photo ops with Milo the CU Denver Lynx, activities, giveaways and more! Stay tuned for information on a special CU Alumni Block Party Night.
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Alumni Night at CU Denver Block Party

| 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Cost/fee: $5
Connect with fellow alumni at a special reception following CU Denver’s annual back-to-school Block Party. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and delicious appetizers at CRU Food & Wine Bar. Limited space so register today!
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110,000+ Alumni

Founded in 1973, CU Denver has grown to include more than 110,000 graduates.

105 Countries

CU Denver has a world-wide network of alumni across 105 countries.

67% Coloradans

67% of CU Denver alumni live in the State of Colorado.

32% of Employees

About 32% of CU Denver’s faculty and staff are also Lynx alumni.