Ozell Williams at Folsom Field

Class of 2017: Tumbling toward a bright future

May 12, 2017

Ozell Williams may be walking at this spring’s graduation ceremony, but he tumbled his way there. Now he hopes to leave behind a legacy at CU that will inspire future students and athletes.

Chidobe Awuzie on the football field

Class of 2017: From Buff to Cowboy

May 10, 2017

When Chidobe Awuzie arrived at CU Boulder in 2013, he had a goal and a dream: to earn a college degree and the chance to play in the National Football League (NFL).

Graduation cap: I did it

Class of 2017: Favorite memories and advice

May 10, 2017

Graduating CU Boulder students share some of their favorite moments from their time on campus.

Adriana Alvarez in classroom

Class of 2017: Improving bilingual education

May 10, 2017

As a child immigrant and bilingual student, Adriana Alvarez says she often felt isolated in school. Now graduating with a PhD, the former school teacher continues to promote biliteracy and challenge the injustices faced by emerging bilingual students.

Kaylee Ortega

Class of 2017: Advocating for health equity

May 10, 2017

Kaylee Ortega credits a host of student groups, scholarships and support services with giving her the tools she needed to fulfill her academic dreams of pursuing public policy work to level the healthcare playing field for underrepresented communities.

Maddie DeWinter on field during lacrosse game

Class of 2017: Embracing collaboration

May 9, 2017

Maddie DeWinter's time at CU has taught her a lot about teamwork and collaboration. "I've learned . . . you don't have to be in the spotlight to be part of that success. It's a lesson I will take with me long after I'm done playing lacrosse."

Toluwanimi Oliwole

Class of 2017: A poet, an activist, a leader

May 9, 2017

Toluwanimi Obiwole, an ethnic studies major and Denver’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate, shares her future plans of graduate school, slam poetry readings and driving social change.

Nadya Hill plays Adele in Die Fledermaus

Class of 2017: Jill of all trades

May 9, 2017

Nadya Hill is a vocalist, violinist, visual artist and full-stack Javascript web developer. As her time in Boulder draws to a close, Hill hopes to put her many skills to use wherever her path leads her next.

Meridith Richter

Class of 2017: Storytelling with computer science

May 9, 2017

Meridith Richter’s journey from creative writing, to computer science, to the ATLAS Institute’s Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) program was one of self-discovery.

Danny Rankin

Class of 2017: Hacker, farmer, technologist, designer

May 9, 2017

Danny Rankin is a farmer, designer, artist, instructor, musician, hacker, coder, craftsman, husband, veteran and visionary. And this spring, he adds Master of Science to his credentials.