Chapter Leader: Tara Cugelman-McMahon
Chapter Vice President: Christina Goodall
Past President: Landon Mock
Social Event Coordinator: Morgan Heczko
Watch Party Coordinator: Tara Cugelman-McMahon
Sports Chair: Vacant
Social Media Coordinator: Vacant
Football: Morgan Heczko and Tommy Moehlman
Softball: Landon Mock and Tommy Moehlman
Pac-12 Representative: Vacant
Capital Alumni Network Representative: Vacant
Buffs at the Ballpark - Washington D.C.
Monday, July 22
Join the DC Forever Buffs and the CU Boulder Alumni Association for a free pregame at Mission Navy Yard featuring a complimentary taco bar, a cash bar, and CU Giveaways. Then we'll all head to Nationals Park to see the Washington Nationals take on the Colorado Rockies. Plus you get a free Buffs at the Ballpark hat!
5 - 7 p.m.
Mission Navy Yard
1221 Van St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
Rockies at Nationals
First pitch: 7:05 p.m.
1500 S. Capitol St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tickets in Section 110: $40 per person
The Alumni Association has more than 40 chapters, all volunteer-run, which bring the CU Boulder experience close to home no matter where home is. Our non-dues paying local volunteer organizations host a variety of events from family-friendly outings to Buffs watch parties at the best venues.
To make it all work, we need dedicated CU Boulder alumni who bleed black and gold to take on volunteer leadership positions. That's where you come in! Are you interested in taking on a leadership position with your Washington DC Forever Buffs? Email us!
Our chapters are open to all alumni! There is never a membership fee or registration required. Are you not getting volunteer communications? Be sure your contact information is up-to-date with the Alumni Association. You will automatically receive volunteer communications if we have a current email and mailing address for you that’s within 50 miles of an active chapter city.
Update your contact information here.
Let the East Coast know you love the University of Colorado with a CU-themed Maryland license plate ... and help a student at the same time! It's easy with our license plate program.
Simple step-by-step process to obtain your CU license plate in Maryland:
- Make a $50 donation to the Washington DC Forever Buffs chapter scholarship fund. This fund helps students in the DC area attend CU-Boulder.
- Once the CU-Boulder Alumni Association receives confirmation of your donation, we will send you an application form for the Maryland DMV along with a letter confirming your donation.
- Fill out the application form for your CU license plates.
- Take the completed application form and the letter confirming your scholarship donation to the your local DMV to complete your registration and purchase of CU license plates in Maryland!
Whether you are trying to find your first job out of college, are looking for a new position after many years, or just want to polish your résumé, our chapter’s career resources page aims to assist you with your career development in the nation’s capital:
University of Colorado Career Services
CU’s Career Services office offers a bevy of resources for alumni, including, but not limited to online career-related webinars and teleclasses, career counseling, and tips for résumés, cover letters, and interviews.
LinkedIn is a great tool for advertising your work experience and skills, managing professional contacts, and learning about potential job opportunities. Be sure to join the University of Colorado Boulder Alumni group page on LinkedIn, which features a wealth of general career advice and discussions, as well as our Washington DC Chapter Alumni group page for local news and connections.
If you are searching for a job in the federal government, USAJobs is the official website for listing job opportunities with federal agencies. Additionally, the USAJobs Resource Center provides information on types of federal employment, employment eligibility, and tips for applicants. Are you still in school or did you graduate within the last two years? Learn about internships, fellowships, and special hiring opportunities through the Pathways program for students and recent grads.
For non-federal positions, there are several job boards, such as Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder, and SimplyHired, which allow you to create an account, post your résumé, and search for available positions. If you are looking specifically for non-profit jobs, check out Idealist, which has an extensive list of available non-profit positions.
Veterans Career Resources
For veterans seeking employment, MilitaryFriendly.com maintains a list of employers that are leaders in opportunities for military service members and spouses. Maryland’s Department of Labor also has a tool that will crosswalk your Military Occupation Specialty code to federal jobs that require similar skills or experience.
DC Buffs shirts are available at our events or via email. Proceeds from t-shirt sales go towards our alumni chapter. These sales help fund future events and our scholarship program for CU students from the DC area.
DC Flag Shirt
The back of the shirt says “DC Buffs – The Capitol Herd.”
This design is available in:
- Black Women’s V-Neck T-shirt ($20)
- Black Men’s Crew Neck T-shirt ($20)
The back of the shirt features the Flatirons over the DC skyline.
This design is available in:
- Gold crew neck t-shirt ($15)
DC Buffs Flag Football
To sign up, email our coaches at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Info: Each fall, the Capital Alumni Network (CAN) sponsors a competitive co-ed flag football league comprised of around 60 university alumni teams. 2018 will be the DC Buffs’ 17th year in the league. Our primary purpose for participating is to have fun, but we also like to win, and we do quite a bit of it (2006 league champions, 2 final fours, and two elite eights since).
Participation: A majority of the team is CU alumni (the league has a 75% alumni participation requirement) but a few non-alumni help us fill out the roster. Spouses count as alumni; we don’t want to split up the family.
Format: 8 on 8; Two 25 minute halves (total of 50 minutes)
Season Schedule: The season starts in September and runs through November. The league tournament is in December. Most games are played on Saturday morning or early afternoon. There are 10 regular season games total.
Fees: The fee to play on the team is usually around $25 for the season. However, do not let money, or lack of it, prevent you from coming out; everyone who wants to play, should. If money is a problem, we can/will work something out.
Uniforms: The team will provide you with a free brand new jersey.
League Website: The CAN Football website will be updated continuously throughout the season and will contain our schedule, results, etc.
Fields & Parking: We play at the Anacostia Fields, a National Parks Service area. The area is very safe and contains ample parking.
Softball - Spring/Summer
Email email@example.com to sign up.
Every year, the Capital Alumni Network sponsors a co-ed softball league. Weekly games are played generally on Thursday or Friday evenings on the National Mall near the Washington Monument. There are also occasionally Saturday morning games near Greenbelt, Maryland. The season runs from mid-April to early August, and the per player fee for the season is typically $30.
The league tournament is held over two weekends in August for a separate fee, and includes all-you-can-drink beer and all-you-can-eat food. You must play at least 5 regular season games to be eligible for the tournament.
The league consists of alumni teams from more than 60 teams. It is a fun, very social league, and it features frequent post-game happy hours. It is a great opportunity to network and to meet alumni from other schools, as well as CU.
Soccer - Spring/Summer
Every year the Capital Alumni Network sponsors a co-ed alumni soccer league. The regular season runs from early April through mid-June, with playoffs in late June. Our team plays in the 7×7 team division, and games are played on Sundays in Alexandria at T. C. Williams High School on a turf field. It is a great way to meet other alums! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for
the 2019 season.
There are many ways in which you can give back to CU. Below are just a few options for ways to support our chapter and the university:
Washington DC Alumni Scholarship Fund
Our alumni chapter scholarship provides a one-time scholarship for a CU student from the DC area. To contribute to this fund, please click here.
CU in DC Program and Scholarship Funds
The CU in DC Internship program provides a means for current CU students to complete their coursework while gaining experience in a professional internship in Washington, DC. For more information on the program, click here. To contribute to the program fund, click here. To contribute to their scholarship fund, click here.
The Buff Club provides private support for all CU Athletics programs and endeavors. Please visit their website for more information on the Buff Club and to donate.
For a full list of giving opportunities at the University of Colorado, please visit cufund.org.
Financial donations are not the only way you can support CU and our alumni chapter. If you are interested in assisting with chapter operations in any way, please contact us.
The CU in DC Internship Program is always looking for new places for their students to gain experience. If you can offer an internship or have internship contacts/know about internship possiblities, please contact Vicki Hunter.