Student Success

  • Commencement speaker Mayor Michael Hancock at the stanchion and a sea of grad caps in the foreground.

    Spring 2023 Graduates Celebrate at Commencement

    May 23, 2023
    For some students, support from the university’s donor and alumni communities made all the difference, helping them arrive at this special milestone with engaging and valuable touchpoints along the way.
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    The Rewards of Studying Risk

    Mar 10, 2023
    Each year, CU Denver students spend a week in London to gain first-hand insight into some of the insurance industry’s most established firms. This valuable experiential learning opportunity is a popular feature of the Global Risk Management class in the Business School’s Risk Management Insurance (RMI) program. The trip is made possible by a gift from Surplus Lines Association of Colorado.
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  • Abel Mesfin in a blue suit with white flowers behind him.

    Succeeding Through Scholarship: Abel Mesfin '22Opens in a new window

    Mar 3, 2023
    Abel Mesfin ‘22 fit the bill as an ideal candidate for any university but despite his success in his formative years, he still questioned if college would be feasible. With the help of concurrent enrollment courses and a generous scholarship from CU Denver, Mesfin decided to dive in for at least one year to see if college life suited him. He kept busy with full-time work, extracurriculars, and a 19-credit-hour course load.
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  • Black and white photo of Hugo Azevedo's face and shoulders wearing a white button up and dark jacket, smiling with his teeth.

    For Hugo Azevedo, Lifelong Learning Means Building His Career Alongside His Education

    May 25, 2022
    With a family of four, a career in tech, and a lifelong dream of earning his bachelor’s degree, Hugo needed a program tailored to working professionals. Thanks to the Business School’s digital programs—and support from the Stecklein Family Endowed Scholarship—his dream is now within reach.
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Donors & Giving

  • Group of Business School scholarship recipients at the 2023 Celebration of Success gala.

    Celebration of Success: Investing in the FutureOpens in a new window

    Apr 20, 2023
    In April, CU Denver Business School hosted the Celebration of Success, a gala that raised $250,000 in student scholarships. 400-plus community members, donors, students, faculty, staff, and a prominent keynote speaker came together for the cause. Scholarship recipients took to the podium to express how generous donations heavily contribute to their academic success and even put food on their tables.
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  • CU Denver Donors Make it Real on Giving Day

    Apr 11, 2023
    The university’s second Giving Day took place on April 6 as alumni and friends across the country responded generously to help make the future affordable, meaningful, and — most of all — real for CU Denver’s students. The results of this year’s effort, with its theme of “Make it Real,” show that momentum is building, as alumni and friends across the country contributed more than $100,000 — triple the amount they donated in 2022.
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  • Design Build Program's completed Antarctica research facility.

    Building a Place for Purpose

    Dec 12, 2022
    Seeing the opportunity for experiential learning and applying design principles to real-world problems, Don Johnson helped create the Colorado Building Workshop, CAP’s award-winning design-build certificate program for students pursuing a master’s degree in architecture.
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  • Two CU Denver students smiling with Milo.

    Honoring Our Lynx Community and Impact at the 2022 Donor CelebrationOpens in a new window

    Oct 11, 2022
    On October 6, 2022 more than 150 CU Denver donors, members of university leadership, deans, faculty, and students gathered together at the Denver Art Museum for the CU Denver Donor Celebration.
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