Author Jesse Stommel and cover art of his book 'Undoing the Grade'

English alum flunks grades in new book

May 22, 2024

Jesse Stommel compiles two decades of eyebrow-raising in “Undoing the Grade: Why We Grade, and How to Stop.”

Kabby Hong

Alumnus fights for Asian American-inclusive education

April 30, 2024

Growing up, Kabby Hong was the only Asian American in his town, the son of South Korean immigrants. Like many first-generation Americans, he did not see his experiences reflected in school. Today, as Wisconsin’s first Asian American Teacher of the Year, the alumnus is fighting for more diverse, enriching curricula.

Anchor Carl Quintanilla interviews Denver Mayor Mike Johnston

Alum Carl Quintanilla says Boulder deserves national attention

April 16, 2024

Anchor Carl Quintanilla is proud to feature his hometown metropolis in the CNBC’s “Cities of Success” and how CU Boulder shaped his career as a journalist.

Chip the buffalo mascot with a family dressed in Buffs gear

ForeverGold, forever CU Boulder

April 1, 2024

For the alumni, parents and CU friends who have joined ForeverGold—a movement to engage with CU Boulder and each other through exclusive social, athletic and academic activities—it has delivered an integral and intimate connection with the campus.

A participant in charrería, the national sport of Mexico also known as Mexican rodeo

Lassoing light and capturing the magic between horse and rider

March 22, 2024

Alumnus and professional photographer Chris Sessions explains how one of his first photo assignments 30 years ago in a CU Boulder class evolved into a cultural art exhibit.

Yuka Hasegawa

Finding Buffs community wherever you roam

March 12, 2024

Yuka Hasegawa is the vice chair of the alumni chapter in Japan, Forever Buffs Tokyo. For more than two decades the chapter has hosted alumni, students, faculty and staff from CU Boulder for events, internships and career opportunities.

Keely Walker

Peak performer: Alumna explores new market, new mountains

March 5, 2024

Leaving the Denver media market was hard for Keely Walker. She promised herself—wherever she wound up—she’d still have her view of the mountains. Now in Seattle, the CU alum continues to producing award-winning and thought-provoking journalism.

Nick Houy

Making movies that people love watching

Jan. 22, 2024

When the 2024 Academy Award nominees for best film editing are announced, Nick Houy is widely expected to be one of them for his work editing “Barbie.” Houy is a 2004 graduate of CU Boulder.

Paul Zaborac with a saxophone, Cecilia Lo-Chien Kao at piano, and Colleen White with a flute

Alumni launch the Scheherazade Music Festival

Dec. 13, 2023

Three College of Music alumni recently started the Scheherazade Music Festival—an incubator for innovation and connection through chamber music, pushing the art form forward and bringing performers, composers and audiences together.

Dylan Fixmer

Alumnus Dylan Fixmer—composer with a cause

Dec. 6, 2023

College of Music alumnus Dylan Fixmer’s varied and prolific career aims to inspire empathy and advance community engagement.