On Dec. 6, Andreas and Allison Deptolla (MLing) welcomed a son, Benjamin Victor Deptolla. The couple also has a young daughter, Clara.

Posted Jun. 1, 2017

In September, Rudy von Berg Jr. (Mktg) and his father, Rodolphe von Berg, competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn. It was the first time that a pro (Rudy) and his father competed in the same 70.3 championship. Rudy placed 13th overall; Rodophe placed 2nd in the 60-64 age category.

Posted Dec. 1, 2017

Teacher Rawa Abu Alsamah (MEdu) writes that she is CU Boulder’s first Saudi Arabian woman to earn a master’s degree with an emphasis in teaching English to culturally and linguistically diverse students. Rawa is a sixth grade special education teacher at Denver’s STRIVE Prep-Kepner.  

Posted Mar. 1, 2018

Comic artist Emma Oosterhous (Span) was awarded a Marshall Scholarship, which offers recipients a full ride to any university in the U.K. Emma will work on a master’s degree in comics and graphic novels starting in September at the University of Dundee in Scotland. She is creator of the web comic Alphabet Soup

Posted Mar. 1, 2018

After graduation, Bryce Arai Mawhinney (Acct, Econ, Mktg) embarked on a one-month expedition to Nepal to work with the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, a nonprofit that promotes endangered animal conservation initiatives. While in Nepal, Bryce transported camera equipment, supported sustainable honeybee projects and helped care for a rhino calf. Bryce currently works for Deloitte Consulting in Denver and writes that he hopes to merge his business and environmental interests in the future.

Posted Jun. 1, 2018

Aspiring science writer Amanda Grennell (PhDChem) was awarded an AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship. She will be writing in a newsroom for 10 weeks for PBS NewsHour. At CU, Amanda used ultrafast lasers to study biomimetic nanoparticle-enzyme systems that can turn sunlight into fuel. She was also the senior editor for the graduate student-run blog Science Buffs.

Posted Jun. 1, 2018

September was a big month for Rudy Von Berg (Mktg), who won the Ironman 70.3 European Championship in Elsinore, Denmark. One week later, he placed second at the Ironman 70.3 in Mont Tremblant, Canada. At CU, he won USA Triathlon Collegiate National titles in 2014 and 2015.

Posted Nov. 30, 2018

John Cevaal (CivEngr) joined Ascent Engineering Group in Winter Park, Colo. He is an engineer-in-training working on designing residential and commercial structures.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Allison Hester (Law) joined Moye White law firm as an associate in the litigation department. She was previously a law clerk to Chief Justice Steven Bernard of the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Posted Feb. 1, 2020

Chelsea Heveran (PhDMechEngr) and Juan Pablo Gevaudan (PhDArchEngr’19) were selected as one of seven winners of the National Science Foundation’s Idea Machine competition. Their idea centers on durable, recyclable structures that could be used on Mars. The competition solicited 800 entries. Chelsea is an associate professor at Montana State, and Juan Pablo recently accepted a position at Penn State’s architectural engineering department.

Posted Jun. 1, 2020

Joey Azofeifa (PhDCompSci) was named to this year’s Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. He is founder and CEO of Arpeggio Bio. Housed at CU’s BioFrontiers Institute, Arpeggio develops important RNA drug-screening processes, providing critical data and improving drug success.

Posted Jun. 1, 2020

While studying at Colorado Law, Ariel Diamond (Law) served as editor-in-chief of the Colorado Technology Law Journal and an active member of the Silicon Flatirons student group. Now, as an associate attorney at the global law firm DLA Piper, she advises telecommunications industry members on compliance issues. She also does pro bono work representing clients in immigration cases.

Posted Mar. 4, 2021

In his free time, Garrett Cease (Engl, Phil; MEdu’20) can be found rock climbing, skiing, meditating and practicing yoga. As a teacher, he often uses methods learned from rock climbing, such as risk mitigation and staying present, to guide his actions in the classroom.

Posted Jul. 2, 2021

Commercial real estate appraiser Jim Presley (Econ) was named one of Tulsa Community College’s 50 notable alumni.

Posted Jul. 2, 2021

Sean C. Slattery (Soc’17) graduated from the New York City Police Academy in December 2021. Sean is currently working as a police officer in Manhattan.

Posted Mar. 11, 2022

Brothers Sean Chenoweth (EnvSt’17) and Wylie Chenoweth (ChemBioEngr, MCDBio’12) founded Aircada, an industrial augmented reality HMI (human machine interface) and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) company, which helps maintenance and manufacturing teams simplify their operations. Wylie taught industrial automation after graduating from CU, and saw a need for industrial technicians to have better access to their facility’s data. Aircada offers augmented reality displays of plant data so workers can point their camera at their equipment and see 3D meters, machine schematics, maintenance records and other documentation. Visit aircada.com.

Posted Jun. 21, 2022