Aaron LaMaskin

Outstanding grad looks to trapdoors and emergency exits

May 12, 2020

Aaron LaMaskin, the college’s spring 2020 outstanding grad, documented the curation process of a groundbreaking exhibition in Santa Fe


Car crash helps grad make moral case for religious inclusion

May 8, 2018

Toby Bollig, the spring 2018 outstanding graduate in the College of Arts and Sciences, took up accessibility in religious institutions after a serious car crash left him with a brain injury that made attending church "miserable."


Finding his voice, performer also finds a career

May 5, 2017

When William Kristofer Buxton was in middle school, vocal nodules left him with “essentially no voice.” Now he's earning degrees in theatre and speech pathology, and he aims to pursue both paths in his career.

Mary Cassatt

Outstanding grad challenges one-dimensional images of women

Dec. 14, 2016

Maiji Castro, who graduates summa cum laude with a degree in art history and a minor in Italian, has been named the fall 2016 outstanding graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Alla Balabanova

Obstacles don’t deter standout grad’s cancer‐drug research

Feb. 17, 2016

Alla Balabanova describes her time at CU‐Boulder as “anything but easy,” adding that she faced obstacles “just about every step of the way,” starting with her initial uncertainty about what to study. That might not sound like a ringing endorsement, but it is. Balabanova graduated summa cum laude in biochemistry and was the Fall 2015 outstanding graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.