Aleena Sarwana, a junior studying HR Management in the Business School. got involved in student government in her sophomore year. “I felt uninvolved my freshman year, and student government was always doing something to help the school, so I decided to run for office. It gave me a purpose in college,” she said.
The same sense of purpose rings true for Grecia Portillo, a fourth-year International Business student, who first got involved in student government as a member of Freshman Council. Read more
Taking center stage, fittingly, was a student. Leah Porter, a business-management major who embodies the drive, diversity and enthusiasm of CU Denver students, shared her story of overcoming huge obstacles with an audience of about 100.
Porter grew up poor in Malaysia and is the first member of her family to attend college. Chancellor Dorothy Horrell learned through a colleague in the state community college system that Porter had enrolled at CU Denver and was a “superstar.” Read more
Parag Ravka is a second-year graduate student from India pursuing an MS in Information Systems. This past summer Ravka interned at Newmont Mining, a Fortune 500 company, where he worked as a technology intern. Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Newmont Mining is one of the world’s largest gold producers and is dedicated to sustainable and responsible mining.
Ravka’s responsibilities included writing a complex computer language (Procedural Language/ Structured Query Language) and creating business intelligence reports for an environmental project. Read more
Four years ago, as student Rob Bingham gazed out the top-floor windows of the CU Denver Business School wondering how the booming metropolis below would help shape his future, he knew two things for certain: He wanted to give back to the Denver community he chose and support the veterans he honored.
Today, after venturing from his small, Midwestern hometown, first to the battlefields in the Army, then to the urban campus he passed up other universities to join, Bingham, 32, is running Denver’s annual Veterans Day parade through the Colorado Veterans Project (CVP) he founded, making his Mile High mark in a big and patriotic way. Read more
Working in the healthcare field as a female, Dr. Sharmila Anand, Managing Director for SEHPL in India, recounts how she also encountered resistance and obstacles. But she remembers well the supportive environment that surrounded her as a CU Denver Business School student. “I could never thank the University of Colorado Denver enough.”
Dr. Anand, a social entrepreneur, doctor, and educator, was recently honored at the inaugural Annual Heroines of Health Awards ceremony at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more
For Anna Luiza, the decision of where to attend college was easy. A Brazilian native, Luiza first arrived in Denver during high school through an exchange program. She fell in love with the city and began planning her return shortly after leaving several years ago. Now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration majoring in both financial management and accounting, Luiza recently sat down with the Office of International Affairs to elaborate on why CU Denver was the obvious choice for her. Read more
Food is often at the center of the strongest friendships. For CU Denver graduating seniors Robera Oljira and Abel Mebrahtu, a bond grew as they dined on Ethiopian delicacies and sipped strong coffee. It evolved further as they tried to best each at billiards, ping pong and on the soccer pitch.
On a recent visit to the Nile Restaurant in Aurora, Robera and Abel laughed and reminisced about their fast-moving college years. Read more