Category: People

Alumni Success Story: Christine Welton, ’00
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Alumni Success Story: Christine Welton, ’00

When Christine was asked if she had any advice for incoming DU students she said, “Don’t give up!” As a lifelong learner, Christine is an excellent example of not giving up! Since the age of 11, Christine dreamed of going to law school. She started her education career at UofM after high school, but took...

Alumni Success Story: Sande Gross ’10
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Alumni Success Story: Sande Gross ’10

We are proud to feature Sande Gross as our Alumni Success Spotlight this week. As a determined, part time student, Sande earned her BBA in Management from DU in 2010. Between working full time, raising a family, sending her children off to college, and planning her daughters’ weddings, Sande had a lot on her plate....

Alumni Success Story: Patrick Hatch ’84
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Alumni Success Story: Patrick Hatch ’84

“As a paramedic, you become a law enforcement officer, pastor, and counselor all in one day.” Patrick Hatch started the EMT program at DU to get ahead in his Criminal Justice program, but after he started, he fell in love with the field. He quickly changed his mind and pursued his EMT degree full-time. Pat...

Alumni Success Story: Laura Oblinger ’00
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Alumni Success Story: Laura Oblinger ’00

We are proud to feature Laura Oblinger for our next Alumni Success Spotlight and also recognize her as the 2015 Donald W. Maine College of Business Alumni Award winner. As a proud DU grad, Laura is the first female executive director in the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce’s 100-year history. As the Chamber’s Executive Director, Laura has...

Alumni Success Story: Sam Abu-Ajwah ’11
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Alumni Success Story: Sam Abu-Ajwah ’11

Sam Abu-Ajwah is the 2015 Hy Berkowitz Professional Excellence Award Winner. We are proud to honor Sam with this award, as he exemplifies University values and has made outstanding contributions in his career to become a very successful DU grad. Sam received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree in 1999 and soon after he left his...

uccess Story: David Zokoe ’11
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uccess Story: David Zokoe ’11

To help get us in the spirit of the Alumni Awards Celebration on October 2nd, our next few alumni success stories will feature 2015 award winners. First up, we are proud to spotlight the Outstanding Young Alumni award winner, David Zokoe, Class of 2011. Dave’s passion for people underlines his career, family, faith and hobbies.  That...

Alumni Success Story: Mike Nelsen ’87
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Alumni Success Story: Mike Nelsen ’87

Being a differentiator in and out of the classroom! From the call center manager at JCPenney to becoming the Chief Development Officer of CommerceHub, Mike Nelsen is recognized as one of the retail industry‘s top experts on drop-ship fulfillment. Mike started to work at an early age and quickly become motivated by his paychecks. He knew he had...

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Alumni Success Story: Kaylani Rubley ’14 BSN

I wasn’t just a number, I was a name! “Kaylani call 911!, screamed Kaylani’s father from the other room. Then she heard him say it again, “Kaylani, call 911, your mother is having a seizure!” From that day on, Kaylani knew she wanted to be an Emergency Room Nurse to help people like her mom....

lumni Success Story: James Czerew ’07
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lumni Success Story: James Czerew ’07

There’s more to ‘networking’ than just routing and switching! We are proud to feature our next alumni success story spotlighting James Czerew. James is a man of many talents and passions. He is an entrepreneur, business owner, technology consultant, public speaker, as well as an active board member in many local technology, business, and nonprofit organizations. He...

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