B.J. (Hoeptner) Evans (Jour) is in her 10th year as communications manager for USA Volleyball in Colorado Springs. She worked her fifth Olympic Games in Rio as the U.S. volleyball teams won three bronze medals.

Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Michele Heller (Jour) recently joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics as manager of communications and media relations. Previously, she was an Obama administration communications appointee at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. A journalist by trade, Michele has worked as an editor and reporter in Washington, D.C., Beijing and Hong Kong, including at The Washington Post, McClatchy newspapers, American Banker newspaper and The Standard in Hong Kong. 

Posted Nov. 12, 2019

Troy Rappold (Comm) released his first book, Learn to Walk, Try to Fly: A Faith that Guides for a Lifetime, last October with Credo House Publishers. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Posted Oct. 16, 2020

Ken McConnellogue (Jour) recently retired after 15 years as vice president for communication in CU’s Office of the President. He is busy relaxing, plowing through mysteries and furiously checking off projects on the home improvement list. He has a new appreciation for the saying, “Man die. House done.”

Posted Oct. 20, 2021

​​Pete Baumgartner (Jour) is the managing editor for Central Asia and the Middle East at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in Prague, Czech Republic. Baumgartner served as a senior correspondent for RFE/RL in Munich, Germany, and Washington before moving to Prague. Before moving to Europe, he was the sports editor of CU Boulder's Campus Press and worked for the Longmont Daily-Times Call and Rocky Mountain News. He enjoys traveling, skiing and attending European soccer games, and he lives outside of Prague with his wife.

Posted May. 4, 2022