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Alumni program returns to DU to engage students

Some of DU’s most successful alumni are coming back to campus for the Master’s Program, a one-day event that connects alumni with current students.

The event, which is scheduled for April 7, has been on a four-year hiatus, but the Office of Alumni Relations resurrected it as a way for alumni to share experiences and insights about their career path.

“The University is striving to offer as many opportunities as possible to re-engage our alumni while making sure current students have access to the many years of professional achievement these alums have garnered,” says Jeffrey Howard, executive director of alumni relations.

The program will feature 15 prominent alumni in nine different academic departments across campus.

Alumni volunteering their time for the program include:

  • Catherine Arthur (BBA ’03) pricing manager with Qwest Communications
  • Theodore Banks (JD ’75), president of Compliance and Competition Consultants, LLC
  • Yolanda Barrera (MA ’04, PSYD ’06), a psychologist at Bienestar Latino
  • James Bruce (PhD ’77), a senior political scientist at the RAND Corp.
  • David Burgess (MSW ’75), co-founder of CHARG Resource Center
  • Jana Edwards (MSW ’78), a clinical social worker
  • Terena Thyne Eisner (BA ’97), a travel and lifestyle writer
  • Jody Erwin (MEPM ’06), director at Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment
  • Richard Fay (BS ’59, MS ’70), president and CEO of Fay Engineering Corp.
  • Martin Garnar (MLIS ’00), associate professor of Library Science at Regis University
  • Glynis Hill (BA ’03), attendance and discipline coordinator with Hope Online charter school
  • Emmit McHenry (BA ’66), entrepreneur and CEO of Archura
  • Rhonda Richmond (BA ’03, MLS ’07), an author and poet
  • Nancy Rubin (PSYD ’90), clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Alabama
  • Kevin Tremper (BSCHE ’71), professor and chair of the Dept. of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan

The Office of Alumni Relations plans to hold this event annually with the hope of even further expansion, says Cheri Stanford, associate director of alumni programs and communications.

For more information about the Master’s Program, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 303-871-2701.

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