Published: Oct. 9, 2020

Buffs Together

This spring, the university launched the Buffs Together campaign to help students, faculty and staff who were in need because of the COVID-19 pandemic. By June, 1,835 students received a total of $904,143 in support and 380 staff and faculty received $164,753. 

Find out more about the Buffs Together campaign. There you also will find special CU coloring pages, CU Zoom backgrounds, a list of Buff businesses and exclusive interviews with CU track stars Jenny Simpson (Econ, PolSci’09) and Joe Klecker (BioChem’20). 

Forever Buffs Jenny Simpson and Joe Klecker


Alumni Awards Winners 

In continuation of CU Boulder’s long-standing Alumni Awards tradition, the Alumni Association is recognizing six outstanding 2020 award winners. Tom Garfinkel (Comm’91), Kris D. Gutiérrez (PhDEd’87) and Nikhil Mankekar (Fin’01) are this year’s George Norlin Award winners. Bud Coleman and Rubén Donato are Robert Stearns Award winners for CU staff, and Wei Wu (MMus’13) is recipient of the Kalpana Chawla Outstanding Recent Graduate Award. 

The 91st annual Alumni Awards Ceremony will occur virtually on Oct. 22, 2020, to recognize their achievements. Read about each winner.

Virtual Job Search Group

Need help finding a job? This fall, CU Career Services is offering a bi-weekly virtual job search group for CU alumni. Topics include finding a job in the midst of a recession (Oct. 21), a panel with alumni working in tech (Nov. 11) and a discussion about finding meaningful work after age 50 (Nov. 18). One-time registration is required at Receive more job leads, career news and resources on the CU Boulder Job Search Group’s LinkedIn page. 

Alumni also receive two free career counseling appointments per year. Make an appointment with one of CU’s alumni career advisors at