Coloradan Magazine

University of Colorado Boulder

Profile: Don Nottingham

when Don Nottingham (Law’04) snagged the stage of Boulder’s Fox Theater to sing for his law school classmates during their 2004 graduation party, he belted out Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish,” the Black Crowes’ “Hard to Handle” and other high-energy hits. He enjoyed every second of it.

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Profile: Esther Manheimer

re are people with a fascination for the machinations of local government, and people who like beer. Esther Manheimer (Anth’93) is at home in both camps, and among the lucky few to combine the two for her work: She’s mayor of Asheville, N.C., a place that “takes its pleasures seriously,” as the New York Times put it.

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Profile: Melinda MacInnis

It was from a jeep on a 2008 game drive in Swaziland that Melinda MacInnis (MCreatWrit’97) saw her first wild rhinoceroses, a mother and calf.

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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: Cathy Galeota

For millions of young children and parents worldwide, a problem-solving 7-year-old Latina girl with a flair for adventure has become a favorite imaginary friend.

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Profile: Heather and Jonathan Arthur

No Business Like Show Business Actors play characters; Heather (Bus’03) and Jonathan Arthur (Bus’03) play actors. They’re stuntmen. “I was with Jennifer Love Hewitt for three years and Ali Larter for five, and it worked out nicely because then I knew their movements better,” Heather says. “If I do a good job, then no one

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Profile: Rick Trujillo

RUN, RICK, RUN! Running mountain trails was strictly forbidden for CU-Boulder’s track and cross-country athletes in the 1960s: Coach Frank Potts wanted his runners on the flats. But Rick Trujillo (Geol’70) couldn’t help himself and, on his own time, ran alone on Flagstaff and Green Mountains. “Running in circles never made sense to me,” says

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Profile: Christopher Meloni

With his steely blue eyes, sculpted Italian features and brawny physique, let’s just say actor Christopher Meloni (Hist’83) doesn’t have much to worry about in the looks department.

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Profile: Timmye Pollard

After searching for a four-year university where her Amarillo Junior College courses would transfer, she picked CU-Boulder. Her father, a draftsman working for the Santa Fe railroad, got her a free travel pass from Amarillo to Denver and then on to Boulder. At CU she became one of 36 women among 1,100 engineering majors.

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Profile: Robert Meyers

Essence of the Irish Pub Selecting the best Irish pubs in America seems like an idea conceived in one; few follow through on the notion the next morning. But after talking with pub owner and friend Ron Wallace, Robert Meyers (PolSci’61) spent a year traveling more than 10,000 miles for the project. The result is

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Profile: Angela Mader

The thrill of a challenge and the power to create products that sell help fuel Angela Mader (InfoSys’01) as she grows her small business.

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Profile: Heidi Dewell

For a high-end consumer goods company — as for chefs and epicures — presentation matters. At Williams-Sonoma, Heidi Dewell (Jour’91), makes things look good.

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Profile: Glenda Russell

Throughout the 1970s huge barn dances organized by CU-Boulder students were held for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at a farm north of Boulder. According to psychologist and self-described amateur historian Glenda Russell (Psych’79, MA’83, PhD’84), they “represent the first time in northern Colorado that gay people controlled their own space.”

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Profile: Caroline Hult

Best in Class Caroline Hult (Engl, Hum’04) is a numbers geek. What started out as a desire to make her experience as recruitment director for Teach For America more efficient became an innovative standard for how the organization selects teachers. “I deeply believe that who is in the classroom matters tremendously,” she says. Her novel approach

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Profile: Bonnie Burton

Bonnie Burton (Engl, Jour’95) has been a self-professed geek since she was a child. Growing up she enjoyed everything from Doctor Who to The X-Files and at the age of 12 she wrote fan fiction about the Battlestar Galactica TV series. But it was her love for Star Wars that helped propel her career.

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Profile: Akira Horie

It was seven years after the end of World War II and U.S. troops still walked the streets of Japan when Akira Horie (MMktg’54) decided he wanted to study in America.

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Profile: Aileen El-Kadi

When Aileen El-Kadi (PhDSpan’07) migrated to the U.S. from Spain as a CU-Boulder doctoral candidate at age 27, she attempted to fit in with the rest of the students. She listened to hip-hop music, bought trendy American clothes and tried to communicate like everyone else. However she soon realized she was trying to assume a different identity from who she was.

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Profile: Philip Hart (Soc’66)

Philip Hart (Soc’66) remembers discovering photos of his great uncle James Herman Banning in family albums of his mother’s basement. He was wearing flight goggles and posing in front of big planes. Banning was America’s first black aviator to fly coast-to-coast.

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Profile: Luke Graham (Jour’06)

When he was a child Luke Graham (Jour’06) dreamed of being a center fielder for the New York Yankees. By the time he turned 13, he realized his dream wasn’t realistic and searched for other sports-related careers.

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