David Shirkey

MBA alumnus helps spearhead new product to sanitize masks during pandemic

April 16, 2020

Amid a massive shortage of medical supplies due to the global pandemic, David Shirkey (MBA’09) is helping lead his company’s effort to help the situation in the U.S.

Lincoln McBride, far left, seen with his family

Key coronavirus testing technology has CU Boulder tie

April 13, 2020

Second-generation CU Buff and Boulder native Lincoln McBride helped pioneer technology used to test for COVID-19, and he credits his success in part to scientists at his alma mater.

Savannah Sellers with teen activists and viewers of Stay Tuned at a march for climate change action in Brooklyn, New York.

Snapchat journalist keeps millions of young viewers coming back

April 8, 2020

For Savannah Sellers (Jour’13), an eighth-grade visit to the Today show plaza led to a career title that didn't exist at the time—Snapchat news host. Today, as the host of NBC News' Stay Tuned, she is among those leading the way for news reporting on social media platforms.

Katy Fetters

Recent grad builds cerebral palsy community one Instagram post at a time

April 1, 2020

As an activist and recent graduate from CMCI’s Media and Public Engagement master’s program, Katy Fetters is harnessing the power of social media to redefine what it means to have a disability.

Jack and Jeannie Thompson

Supporter spotlight: Jeannie and Jack Thompson

Feb. 20, 2020

Longtime College of Music supporters Jeannie and Jack Thompson's most recent gift to the college was given to name the dean’s office in the expanded Imig building in honor of Bruce and Marcy Benson.

Stock image of roses

CU Boulder pioneer was well-versed in love

Feb. 12, 2020

By the time Timothy William Stanton graduated from CU Boulder in 1883, he’d obviously made an impression upon the other six students in his class.

Claire Glover

Carrying the standard of excellence: Alumna Claire Glover

Feb. 12, 2020

For Claire Glover—recipient of the Colorado Music Educator Association’s 2020 Young Music Educator Award—the mentorship she received at the College of Music is key to her success.

Tom Windham (photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Keeping the dream alive

Jan. 17, 2020

As Tom Windham stood among the 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech galvanized the 19-year-old. The experience propelled him to a career of championing education. Read more from the September 2018 edition of Voices.

Michael Musick

When computers meet music: Alumnus Michael Musick

Jan. 13, 2020

Among the founding members of the College of Music National Alumni Council, Michael Musick is a media artist, creative technologist, composer, performer and improviser who’s also keeping busy as an assistant professor at the University of Montana.

Larry Stoffel conducting a concert in front of those incarcerated in a state prison

Alumnus Larry Stoffel gives back through music

Dec. 2, 2019

For Larry Stoffel, annual concerts for those incarcerated in state prisons are rooted in mercy, compassion and charity.

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