Aleela Taylor

Class of 2018: Looking toward future as human rights attorney

May 10, 2018

A trip to South Africa last spring gave Aleela Taylor a new perspective on life and the inspiration she needed to chart her future, realizing her passion was to work in civil and human rights.

Emma Wu

Class of 2018: Aiming high academically

May 10, 2018

When Emma Wu stepped onto Folsom Field for commencement, she wore not one but three graduation tassels—white, orange and red—representing three distinct degrees in three different CU Boulder colleges.

Phillip Lindsay

Class of 2018: Taking dedication, work ethic to the classroom

May 10, 2018

Under extremely difficult circumstances, Phillip Lindsay used the same dedication, discipline and work ethic that fans saw him successfully implement on the football field to earn a degree at CU Boulder.

Eric Brown-Malone

Class of 2018: From student to leader of men and women

May 9, 2018

This October, a few months after his commissioning as an active duty field artillery officer on May 10, Eric Brown-Malone will report to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to continue his training at the U.S. Army Field Artillery School.

Group of friends at top of mountain

Healthy Buffs: Let the good vibes roll

May 9, 2018

Treating yourself and others is scientifically proven to boost happiness, health and well-being. Whatever else you may have going on this week, try to find a little time to spread those good vibes.

Mónica González Ybarra

Class of 2018: Incorporating personal experience into community work, research

May 9, 2018

The School of Education's outstanding doctoral graduate and a PhD graduate in the Literacy Studies program, Mónica González Ybarra will begin her faculty career as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Texas, El Paso in the English department.

Silhouettes of graduates processing

Tomorrow's leaders: Class of 2018

May 9, 2018

Read about just a few of the talented, motivated and innovative students who are graduating and starting on their next adventure. Congratulations, Buffs!

Joss Orajel

Class of 2018: Adding diploma to her list of 'firsts'

May 9, 2018

Buffs soccer standout Joss Orejel will be the first in her family to earn a college degree, the latest in a series of firsts for her. The first-born child of immigrants, she grew up doing what people around her suggested couldn't be done, including athletic pursuits.

Toby Bollig

Class of 2018: Car crash helps grad make case for accessibility

May 9, 2018

Toby Bollig, graduating summa cum laude, overcame a traumatic brain injury in a 2016 car accident. He used that experience as a jumping-off point for one of his two honors theses, as well as in his leadership on campus and in his community beyond.

Ross Fischer

Class of 2018: From Grand Valley to globetrotter

May 9, 2018

Accepting a certain piece of local lore as a personal challenge, mechanical engineering student Ross Fischer got outside of his comfort zone during his college career, traveling to Fairbanks, Alaska; Bangkok, Thailand; Kathmandu, Nepal; and soon, to Tanzania with the Peace Corps.

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