Former deputy director of the White House national youth anti-drug media campaign, John S. Hale (MJour’76) is chief communications officer of the Veterans Health Administration. The McLean, Va., resident oversees communications and marketing for the nation’s largest health care system, with more than 150 hospitals and 800 clinics nationwide. John also is founder of MINDWEST Strategies, a communications consulting firm.
Posted Dec. 1, 2011
Former Broncos player and high school football coach Dave Logan (A&S’76) has achieved 201-43 coaching record in 19 years of coaching high school football, including six state championships in Colorado. He coaches at Cherry Creek High School in Denver, is a host on a daily radio talk show on KOA-850 AM and does Broncos broadcasts. He lives in Greenwood Village, Colo.
Posted Jun. 1, 2012
Rush Medical College appointed Cynthia Boyd (EPOBio’76) assistant dean for admissions and recruitment. She lives in Oak Park, Ill.
Posted Sep. 1, 2012
Colorado Women (University Press of Colorado) written by Gail Beaton (Edu’76, MHist’02) is the first full-length chronicle of the lives, roles and contributions of women in Colorado from prehistory through the modern day. Gail has taught for more than 26 years in Colorado public schools and resides in Denver.
Posted Mar. 1, 2013
Cal Poly Pomona music department named Michael Millar (Mus’76) to the 2012 Presidential Honor Roll. Michael is director of a service-learning course. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing students on a path of civic engagement. Michael lives in Valencia, Calif.
Posted Jun. 1, 2013
Former University of Colorado police chief Joe Roy (PolSci’76) retired in August after working 36 years in the department. “The university is really a dynamic place and poses a lot of unique challenges for the people who work here,” he told the Daily Camera. Joe will spend more time with his family and reconnect with friends. He and his wife have three kids and six grandchildren who live in Los Angeles, Chicago and Canada. Joe lives in Niwot, Colo.
Posted Dec. 1, 2013
In October University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson (Geol’64, HonDocSci’04) awarded CU’s inaugural Advocate of the Year honors to Alvin Rivera (EdD’76). Alvin is one of about 2,300 volunteers in the CU Advocates program, which celebrated its second anniversary at the reception and ceremony in Denver. State Rep. Joe Salazar (D-Thornton) additionally presented Alvin, who lives in Pueblo, with a proclamation from the Colorado House of Representatives in honor of his advocacy work on behalf of CU.
Posted Jun. 1, 2014
Last fall Alvin Rivera (EdD’76) was awarded “Advocate of the Year” by the CU President’s office. During his career, he worked in Washington, D.C., for two presidential administrations and at the National Research Council’s National Academy of Sciences. Alvin lives in Pueblo, Colo.
Posted Sep. 1, 2014
Michael Huseby (Acct’76) joined Barnes and Noble, the nation’s last remaining major bookstore chain, as chief financial officer in 2012 and was appointed CEO in January. Earlier in his career he was an executive at Cablevision Systems Corporation, Charter Communications, AT&T and Arthur Andersen. He lives in New York.
Posted Dec. 1, 2014
Of the 2,300 volunteer advocates taking part in the CU Advocates program in the CU President’s office, Alvin Rivera(EdD’76) was selected as 2013 CU Advocate of the Year. He is a veteran who served in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. “Mr. Rivera has engaged in nearly every facet of advocacy for CU,” said President Bruce Benson (Geol’64, HonDocSci’04). Alvin lives in Pueblo, Colo.
Posted Dec. 1, 2014
Scott L. Carpenter (Anth) is returning to Yosemite National Park as the chief of cultural resources, where he will be in charge of research programs in archaeology, history, anthropology, Native American consultations, historic architecture and landscape architecture. For the past 23 years, Scott has served as the CEO and senior archaeologist/cultural resources planner for InteResources Planning, Inc., in Bozeman, Mont. During his days at CU, he worked at the Mesa Verde Research Center and at the anthropology lab on campus. He lives in Bozeman, Mont.
Posted Jun. 1, 2015
Journalist Peter Roper (Jour) has been the government and politics reporter at the Pueblo Chieftain since 1992. At the Feb. 27 Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Association annual meeting, he was awarded first place in 2014 for investigative reporting, and the Colorado Press Association gave him its “Service to the First” award for public-records reporting. In addition, his rock ’n’ roll novel, The Romeo Boys, is available as an e-book. He writes that some of his CU classmates have had fun figuring out if they are in the coming-of-age story. His son, Ray “Nick” Roper (EnvSci’16) is an environmental science major at CU who enrolled in September 2012 — exactly 100 years after his great grandmother, Margaret Warner Roper (A&S ex’16).
Posted Jun. 1, 2015
Biotechnology company Nora Therapeutics appointed Joseph Turner (MMCDBio) to its board of directors and chair of its audit committee. A seasoned executive in the biopharmaceutical industry, he served as senior vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer of Myogen, Inc. for several years. Joseph serves as an active board member for several biopharmaceutical companies and is on the board of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at CU Anschutz.
Posted Dec. 1, 2015
Former Buffs football and basketball star David Logan (A&S ex) is one of only three athletes drafted by the NFL, NBA and MLB. He chose to play football and spent eight seasons with the Cleveland Browns before finishing his career in Colorado with the Denver Broncos. Today he coaches at Cherry Creek High School and has led the school to seven state football titles. David also is a radio talk show host for KOA radio and was named high school football coach of the year in 2014.
Posted Mar. 1, 2016
Steve McNulty (Geog) joined the team of Long & Foster Real Estate. The Rehoboth Beach, Del., resident brings 37 years of diverse business experience to the team. Steve has worked in operations, contract management and project management. He began his career as a state energy official with the New Jersey Department of Energy. He’s the author of two books and is a former small business owner.
Posted Jun. 1, 2016
In June, Brad Breslau, (PolSci) an attorney at Cozen O’Connor’s subrogation & recovery department, spoke at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s 2016 Midwest Conference in Omaha, Neb. His session was titled “Effective Loss Scene Investigation.” Every year since 2009, Brad has been named in editions of The Best Lawyers in America. He is a member of the American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.
Posted Sep. 1, 2016
Richard Heede (EnvCon, Phil; MGeog’83) was featured in Science magazine in August for his controversial work on quantifying which companies are responsible for putting carbon into the atmosphere. Rick, who is the director of the Climate Accountability Institute, has more than 30 years of experience in subjects related to climate change, including mitigation strategies and the geography of carbon. Rick was born in Norway and immigrated to the U.S. at age 15 with his parents. He spent most of his life in Colorado and now lives on a houseboat anchored in Sausalito, Calif.
Posted Dec. 1, 2016
Dan Eberhart (Edu) has published A Pact with the Living. The opening scene takes place in CU Boulder’s University Memorial Center on Dec. 1, 1969, a night when many American men between the ages of 18 and 26 would have their destinies determined by the selective service lottery. Dan’s first book, Quadrangle, also opens in Boulder. He writes that he lives happily with his wife, Karen, in Denver, where he watches his grandchildren and rides tandem bicycles for Eyecycle, an organization that pairs blind and sighted cyclists.
Posted Mar. 1, 2017
Jim Stone (MArch) was promoted to senior associate at ELS Architecture and Urban Design in Berkeley, Calif., where he has worked for 26 years.
Posted Nov. 30, 2018
In 2017, Bob Magnant (MTeleComm’76) retired after 43 years of federal service, working in the information technology industry. He recently published the book We Are All Storytellers!, which promotes reading, writing and interaction among smartphone users. His free book series is meant to educate readers about negative impacts of smartphones, such as addiction, security and cyber terrorism. Jane Becwar Murphy (EnvCon’76) writes that she has been faithfully reading the Coloradan since she graduated from CU in the ’70s. She fondly remembers seeing Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones play at Folsom Field in 1974 or 1975. “Tickets were probably only about $5 or $10 at the time, as were many of the incredible concerts during the ’70s,” writes Jane, who lives in Punta Gorda, Fla.
Posted Mar. 1, 2019