Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Gridiron

In the annals of CU football, Derek McCartney has a famous name. Now he’s making one for himself.

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Profile: Elly Goetz

Elly Goetz (Soc’03) learned the importance of investing in herself and others while growing up. Her parents often took in children whose families needed help and taught her to invest her own resources to help others get what they needed.

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Profile: Son Nam Nguyen

One of Son Nam Nguyen’s (Fin’90) childhood memories is collecting cans off the inner-city streets of Denver to sell for cash when he was 10.

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Buff Tribute: Garrison Roots, 1952-2011

Garrison Roots, a revered sculptor and longtime CU-Boulder professor, had public art installations in cities across
the country. He led the charge and vision for the school’s Visual Arts Complex, even pitching in $5,000 of his own money for its construction.

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Profile: Advanced Systems Group

John Murphy (Mktg’77), David Sosnowski (CivEngr’77) and Dan Park (CivEngr’77) moved to Kittredge in 1973, quickly finding they shared a passion for skiing and adventure, interests that would serve as a foundation for their friendship and formation of a multimillion-dollar business.

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Profile: Alan Cass

Fourth-generation CU alum Alan Cass (A&S ex’63, HonDocHum’99) grew up on campus playing in the ditches and fishing for crawdads in Varsity Lake with strung bacon.

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Profile: Morgan Heim

With creative fundraising and social media savvy, Morgan Heim (MJour’09) is forging a path through the jungle of modern journalism and hopes to save a few species along the way.

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December 2011 Obituaries

A list of our beloved Forever Buffs attending the great convocation in the sky. If you listen carefully you’ll hear them singing the fight song.

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Class Notes – September 2011

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss. Here’s some notes that will hope will bring a smile and only tears of joy. Forever Buffs, this is your life.

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Profile: James Patton

After more than 9,000 flight hours and 60 years as a pilot, James Patton Jr. (Aero’56) landed at the end of his career where he first took off — on the plane of his childhood dreams.

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Profile: Adam Lim

Kevin Costner isn’t a sports scientist, but he played one on the big screen. Allen Lim (MKines’97, PhDIntPhys’04), on the other hand, is the real deal, and Costner can take some credit for that.

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Profile: Sarah Weldon

Gourmet food hits the trail Sarah Welton (MBA’07) loved to eat and camp, so she decided to co-found PackitGourmet. “Our family has been canoeing, skiing and camping together my entire life,” she says. “My mother always prepared our meals in the style of what is now PackitGourmet — grab-it-out-of-the-pack bag.” The idea of an online

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September 2011 Obituaries

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi. September’s list of students on eternal vacation with fellow forever buffs.

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Profile: Shelby Tisdale

As director of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, N.M., Shelby Tisdale oversees 11,500 years of Native American history. The broad collection contains almost 10 million archaeological artifacts and about 75,000 ethnographic materials and fine arts.

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Profile: Mark Dockstader

Who would have thought that running and wine paired so well? Matt Dockstader (Bus’78) did and in 2004 produced the first Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon.

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Profile: Ellie Vaughter

After a lifetime of helping others and dreaming about what it would be like to serve in the Peace Corps, Ellie Vaughter’s (Thtr’91, MHum’00) aspiration is finally coming true.

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Profile: Reporting from the dugout

In a male-dominated sports world, Alanna Rizzo (Bus’97, MJour’03) of Fox Sports Net (FSN) stands out in her role as a sideline reporter for the Rockies. But she believes a woman is equally respected and treated in her field if she’s willing to work hard and do her homework.

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