- Alumni Profile - Alums are Helping Shape Denver's Art World at Redline
“It usually comes down to one pivotal teacher,” says Louise Martorano, current Deputy Director and future Executive Director at RedLine, a non-profit arts organization in the up-and-coming RiNo district. She’s referring to the moment that changes so many students’ lives: the moment when academics and natural passion converge and the internal compass puts us on the path we were intended to walk. She remembers this moment in her own life quite clearly.
- Alumni Profile - Alum Sees His Economics Degree as a Solid Investment
Waylon Wouters will give you advice on when to buy and sell stock. That’s his job. But if you want advice on how to get the most out of your education, he recommends understanding yourself, your strengths, and finding your own niche. Wouters used the analytical and critical thinking skills his BA in Economics gave him to leverage himself “out of the mailroom” and into the position of Vice-President at the investment firm D.A. Davidson. “While you’re on that journey you get to know yourself better, you can figure out what you’re good at – your niche,” Wouters remembers. “Finding your niche will then help you build your puzzle of success.”
- Alumni Profile - Alum Finds Liberal Arts the Perfect Gateway to Law School
Every year students start college with dreams of law school, but falter when their studies become too much or the challenges of getting noticed by law schools admissions-boards prove too daunting. When she came to CU Denver in 2005, practicing law wasn’t yet on the radar for Erica Gutherz (then Herrera). While she always had professional drive and a strong work ethic, Gutherz credits the professors she met while attaining her Bachelor of Arts in Communication at the University of Colorado Denver not only with helping her make the decision to attend law school, but also with mentoring her through the process of getting accepted.