William Buxton performs in theater production

Class of 2017: Finding a voice

May 8, 2017

When William Kristofer Buxton was younger, vocal nodules left him with "essentially no voice." After years of therapy, his voice returned, steering him toward a career in theater performance and speech, language and hearing sciences.

Patrita “Ime” Salazar wears a ceremonial “Los Ojos” wool blanket as she poses with her daughters, left to right, Kalee, Tachara and Cibonet.

Class of 2017: After three daughters graduate, mom finishes degree

May 5, 2017

By age 50, Patrita "Ime" Salazar had compiled an impressive list of personal and professional accomplishments. Now, after watching three of her daughters graduate from CU Boulder, it's finally her turn.

Graduating senior Jasmin Torres outside an MRI machine on campus, where she does neuroscience research.

Class of 2017: Mind of a philosopher, heart of an activist

May 5, 2017

If Jasmin Torres had a personal motto, it would be, "Sí, se puede." This Spanish phrase meaning, "Yes, you can," has defined the graduating senior’s life.

Alexandra Okeson

Class of 2017: Creating algorithms for healthcare

May 5, 2017

Computer science graduate Alexandra Okeson found her calling in the field while helping create algorithms to test medical devices. Now she's got her sights set on a PhD, focusing on algorithms for healthcare.

Haley Smith poses with basketball in hand on court

Class of 2017: Excelling on and off the court

May 5, 2017

If you follow Colorado basketball, you already know a few things about senior Haley Smith. But what you might not know is that Smith is the kind of student-athlete who makes Buffs fans proud to be Buffs fans.

Floyd Pierce

Class of 2017: Racing around the world in high-definition

May 5, 2017

Last year, CU Boulder senior Floyd Pierce, raced around the world for $1 million as a contestant on "The Amazing Race." CBS has aired seven episodes, and, so far, Pierce is still in the game.

Sarah, Pat and Stephanie Meyers at the John Lennon Wall in Prague

Class of 2017: Supporting future students with scholarship fund

May 5, 2017

With a $30,000 gift from their family foundation, twins Sarah and Stephanie Meyers established the a scholarship fund to support one or two first-year students in financial need.

Graduation caps thrown up in the air

Tomorrow's leaders: Class of 2017

May 5, 2017

Read about just a few of the talented, motivated and innovative students who graduated this month and are starting on their next adventure.

Michael Persinger

Class of 2017: A student inspired by his father

May 3, 2017

Graduating senior Michael Persinger, intent now on medical school, thanks his father for helping him achieve his dreams. "He taught me to always keep pushing no matter what is thrown at me, and I’ve tried to keep that mentality whenever I’m faced with challenges."

Lonnie Rickel in Army uniform

Class of 2017: A childhood dream becomes reality

May 3, 2017

As a kid, Lonnie Rickel planned to enlist in the Army, never seriously considering college. CU Boulder provided the best of both worlds: the college experience with an ROTC program.

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