Daniel B. Smith

Ambassador Daniel B. Smith

Dec. 1, 2015

When Daniel B. Smith (Hist’77) became U.S. Ambassador to Greece in 2010 he embraced an honor that was also the greatest challenge of his career.

Courtnie Paschall

Courtnie Paschall's New Flight Plan

Dec. 1, 2015

For Courtnie Paschall (Neuro, ElEngr’15), working on a drug trial for patients with schizophrenia while applying to 20 MD-PhD programs counts as light duty.

Trevor Thomas and his guide dog Tennille

Zero/Zero

Dec. 1, 2015

At age 36, Trevor Thomas lost his sight. Then he became a professional hiker.

Heidi Ganahl

Puppy Love and Perseverance

Sept. 1, 2015

After overcoming personal tragedy and business failure, Heidi Ganahl founded a small daycare for dogs that’s now the world’s largest pet care franchise.

Jennifer and Michael Schmelzer

South of Florence

Sept. 1, 2015

Michael and Jennifer Schmelzer, brother and sister winemakers, produce premium Old-World wines on a family estate in Tuscany.

Carlton Stoiber cartoon

Cartoonist in the Cabinet

Sept. 1, 2015

Carlton Stoiber is a nuclear law expert with a funny bone.

Esther Manheimer

Mayor Esther Manheimer

Sept. 1, 2015

There are people with a fascination for the machinations of local government, and people who like beer.

Don Nottingham

Don Nottingham: Straight No Chaser

Sept. 1, 2015

Don Nottingham (Law’04), a former prosecutor, travels the world as a member of the all-male a cappella group Straight No Chaser.

Bernard Trainor

Bernard Trainor: The General

Sept. 1, 2015

From an early age, long before he became a U.S. Marine Corps Lt. General, Bernard Trainor (MA’63) pursued a simple life strategy.

Boulder Theater marquis

Origins: Boulder Film Festival

June 1, 2015

Working as “popcorn girls” at various Boulder theaters in the late 1970s, sisters Kathy (Engl, PoliSci’86) and Robin Beeck (Comm’88), founders of the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF), saw lots of movies — good, bad and sleazy.

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