Alumnus Thomas "Detour" Evans '08, MBA '12 Delivers Powerful Speech on his Career Path to Renowned Muralist
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.