Dame Julie Andrews, in her commencement speech to 6,084 new alumni and their families last month at Folsom Field, heralded CU-Boulder as a “public Ivy League school.” That’s high praise. It’s up to us to live up to it.
Amelia Dickerson is a CU-Boulder student who was left blind by a car accident in high school. Recently she asked her chemistry instructor, Susan Hendrickson, to help her more fully participate in laboratory experiments, developing routines to enable her to engage at a higher level in the class. Her desire to learn — to push
Graduates of 1962 embraced the challenges, and today they have much to offer the graduates of 2012.
Recent months have shown the university at its best in ways big and small, on both a grand scale and on a personal level. We were excited to learn this fall that the National Solar Observatory chose the University of Colorado Boulder for its headquarters. CU-Boulder’s east campus will be the primary site for scientific
“Your guidance and encouragement helped me to stay in school and complete my undergraduate studies at a time when I had doubts about my ability,” Mel wrote. “You told me a degree would give me options I would not have otherwise. Your words had a profound impact on my career and on my life.”
When Cheryl Campbell (Bus, ChemEngr’83, MBus’90) wrote to me asking how she could help the university during a prolonged funding crisis for public higher education, I responded she could help with her voice.
Recently we celebrated the 100th anniversary of teacher licensure at the University of Colorado at Boulder. While celebrating this milestone, I have been thinking about how all the teachers who have passed through our halls and made a difference in childrens’ lives symbolize the reach of the university.
One of the great things about serving the University of Colorado at Boulder for 35 years as a professor, dean, provost and now chancellor is I get to see two generations of graduates joining our alumni family.
Every time one of our graduates succeeds, many other people and the numerous institutions in which they are involved succeed along with them.