The family that had a hand in everything from the U.S. Senate to the Central City Opera to the Denver Broncos also had a lasting impact on DU.
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Thanks to the dizzying forward progress of technology, the media and communications industries have undergone big changes in recent years. And DU alum Jim Kennedy (BSBA ’70) has played a major role in all of it. As CEO of Cox Enterprises from 1998–2010, Kennedy guided his private, family owned company [...]
There are people in this world who, simply by living their lives, teach those around them how to more fully live their own. Dennis Erik Markusson (BS ’92), known as Erik to his friends, was one of those people. “His attitude was, ‘I’m here. I’m going to do this,’” says [...]
A $3 million gift from the Roche Family Foundation and Robert Roche will establish the Roche Family International Business Transactions Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The new program will increase the school’s capacity to provide comprehensive, internationally relevant business transaction skills training for master’s of [...]
Frederic and Jane Hamilton have donated $250,000 to the University of Denver in order to strengthen the link between DU’s School of Art and Art History and the Denver Art Museum. The money will be used for a program designed to advance students’ understanding of how artists and museums work [...]
Last year’s inventory of University-owned art at the Phipps mansion yielded an unexpected but pleasant surprise. Sharp-eyed grad students discovered a 6-inch bronze sculpture—whose whereabouts were unknown for years—lounging in a bucket of brass doorknobs in the mansion’s basement. The sculpture was one of a set of four pieces by [...]
People living to be 40 years old with the Duchenne muscular dystrophy is rare. I just turned 40 so I felt compelled to share my life story and philosophy about living with Duchenne’s with you. I wrote this especially for others who have muscular dystrophy, their caregivers, and the people [...]
The Women’s College will receive $25,000 for scholarships thanks to alumna Carter Prescott (BA English ’71). Prescott was selected as a contestant on the syndicated game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” in late 2010 and pledged her winnings to the college. The episode featuring Prescott aired Feb. 17. [...]
Carter Prescott (BA English ’71) will be a contestant this week on ABC’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” and she has pledged to donate any winnings to the Women’s College to support scholarships. The segment featuring Prescott will air in Denver at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 17 on KMGH, channel [...]
Staff changes are occurring in University Advancement that are designed to further strengthen DU’s fundraising efforts as ASCEND: The Campaign for the University of Denver continues. Chancellor Robert Coombe announced today that Ed Harris, vice chancellor of University Advancement, is moving into the newly created position of chief development officer [...]