When Laura Lee Carter’s (AsianSt; MHist’88) career as an academic librarian ended in 2004, she became a freelance writer. She’s since published four books on midlife psychology. Four years ago, she and her husband moved to rural southern Colorado, where she writes a blog, “Adventures of the new old farts,” and wrote A Memoir of Retirement: From Suburbia to Solar in Southern Colorado. 

Posted Mar. 1, 2018

In September, Judge Christine Arguello (Edu) received one of Harvard Law School’s “Celebration 65 Awards” (65 years of women at Harvard Law) for her outstanding contribution to the legal profession and to public welfare. Christine, a U.S. District Court judge for the District of Colorado, writes that it is an honor to have received the award, especially in light of the fact that prior recipients include such luminaries as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Pat Schroeder. Christine is a previous nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and is currently a tenured professor at the University of Kansas School of Law. She is a first-generation college graduate and grew up in Buena Vista, Colo.

Posted Nov. 30, 2018

Susan Eastman (Jour’77) has begun a new career with Live West Realty in Boulder as a real estate agent specializing in residential sales. She writes that living in the Boulder Valley for many years and raising three children has given her a deeper understanding of Colorado’s neighborhoods, schools and lifestyle, and that her time as a journalist served her well in communicating and helping clients determine what they are looking for in a home. 

Posted Mar. 1, 2019

After two years of “semi-retirement” and consulting with the startup Craft Distillers, Paul T. Criscuolo (Econ) joined Broken Shed Distillery USA as vice president, specializing in branding and marketing. The craft distillery is based in New Zealand and currently produces vodka and plans to expand into other spirits. 

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Gary Porter (MBA’74; PhDBusAd’77) and wife Melissa Komisar Porter (Mktg) fell in love at CU in 1976. The couple, who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last year, write that they traveled to Boulder in 2017 for their first Homecoming weekend since graduation. After leaving CU, Gary taught accounting at various universities and Melissa embarked on a 32-year career in marketing and business development at IBM. Gary is the author of several accounting textbooks, as well as the fiction book Duffy: The Tale of a Terrier and a new collection of essays, Town Kid: Reflections of a Midwestern Boyhood. Earlier this year, the couple attended Western Art Week in Great Falls, Mont., where they met up with former Buffs running back and artist Shay Davis (A&S ex’97). “It was fun to reminisce about the 1994 Fiesta Bowl that we attended and he played in,” Melissa wrote. The couple currently lives in Hudson, Wis.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Carol Callan (MPE; MBA’87) was elected president of the International Federation of Basketball, Americas Chapter. She is the first female to fill the position for any FIBA region. Carol is also the USA Basketball Women’s National Team director, a post she has held since 1996. Prior to joining USA Basketball, she was athletic director and assistant principal for Boulder’s Fairview High School. She lives in Boulder.

Posted Oct. 1, 2019

Pronghorn Press published Jamie Lisa Forbes' (Engl, Phil) third book, Eden, a story of small town life in 1950's North Carolina. Her first novel, Unbroken, won the 2011 WILLA award for contemporary fiction. Her collection of short stories, The Widow Smalls & Other Stories, won the 2015 High Plains Book Awards for a short collection. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

After 43 years teaching English and writing at various universities across New York, Maureen King Cassidy (Edu) still keeps in touch with her college friends. Maureen transferred to CU after a trip to Aspen, Colorado, her sophomore year of college. “Aspen was like another universe to me,” she wrote. “I became totally enchanted with the Rocky Mountains, the people and, of course, skiing.” She arrived at CU having never seen the campus in fall 1975 and enjoyed every moment on campus. She lives in Oyster Bay, New York. 

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

Perkins & Will Denver is an architectural design firm that specializes in sports, recreation and entertainment facility design. The firm, which employs the talent of Don Dethlefs (EnvDes; March’79) and Joseph Dyer (March’08), recently landed on the Sports Business Journal’s “Power Players List.”

Posted Mar. 4, 2021

After completing her master’s degree at CU, Melody Moore (Soc; MPubAdmin’87) studied protocol at the White House during the Carter administration, then began her career as a research scientist and managing associate for U.S. and international research and training projects. She also served as interim director at the National Evaluation Data and Technical Assistance Center and as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University. She retired in 2017 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

Posted Mar. 4, 2021

Each year, the towns around the D-Day landing beaches hold the D-Day Festival, during which participants from dozens of countries commemorate the event with a mass parachute drop honoring the American and Allied paratroopers who jumped into Normandy on June 6, 1944. Major Brian Campbell (IntlAf) led his California-based army reserve team for parachute and aircraft training in Florida as preparation for this June’s 77th anniversary commemoration in France.

Posted Jul. 2, 2021

After being the USA Basketball women's national team director for seven Olympics, Carol Callan (MPE’77; MBA’87) stepped down following the Tokyo Olympics. Carol serves as the first female president of FIBA Americas, the International Basketball Federation. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame 2021.


Posted Mar. 11, 2022