For more than 65 years Ruth Law O’Neal (Mus’45) has taught piano, voice and piano pedagogy. She was an adjunct professor for 30 years at CU Denver. She remains an active musician, teaching piano bi-weekly to advanced pianists and music appreciation to about 50 residents of the Vi at Highlands Ranch retirement community. She lives in Littleton, Colo.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

At age 91, wind energy pioneer Palmer Carlin (ElEngr; MS’52; PhD’55) can be found at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Wind Technology Center in Golden, Colo., three days a week answering questions from the public about renewable energy. While working at CU as an electrical engineering professor, he built an early wind turbine prototype and discovered his calling. He’s been with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ever since. “We’re trying to keep the planet’s temperature down,” Palmer says. “Wind is one way to do that.”

Posted Dec. 1, 2015

In August Clara Straight (MFA) joined the centenarian club. Clara, an artist in Kirksville, Mo., selected her favorite works from her private collection to be exhibited in the Kirksville Arts Association this summer. Clara still paints, drives and lives on her family farm.

Posted Oct. 1, 2019