Mercedez Vela is a senior at the CU Denver Business School, majoring in Information Systems with concentrations in Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, and Marketing and Minors in Biology, Chemistry and Cognitive Neuroscience. She reflects on how earning scholarships has opened new doors for her education and how giving back to CU Denver has shaped her experience.
Mercedez highly values getting involved in at CU Denver. Read more
Jake Hattaway, a BSBA Accounting student at the CU Denver Business School, has been awarded a $10,000 merit scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Jake was nominated for the scholarship by the Business School Accounting program for his academic success and involvement in the BSBA Accounting program. He’s not the first CU Denver nominee to win this scholarship: Dylan Croom received a $10,000 merit scholarship from PCAOB last year as an undergraduate student and is now pursuing a MS in Taxation. Read more
Raised on her family’s goat farm in Elizabeth, Colorado, Cassie Bennett never expected to land an internship with one of the top 10 accounting firms in the US upon graduation.
Bennett, graduating with a BSBA in Accounting this May, will continue her education at the CU Denver Business School through the BS/ MS Accounting 4+1 degree program, which allows students to complete both degrees in as little as five years. Read more
Kyrsha Wineinger has never had anything handed to her. She started supporting herself and living on her own at a young age. She’s worked between two to four jobs for nine years to put herself through school and get the life she always wanted.
If you meet Wineinger now, she’s the model BSBA/MS Accounting student. Her resume includes a flawless academic record, president of the CU Denver chapter of the prestigious accounting fraternity Beta Alpha Psi, teaching assistant for two professors on campus, Deloitte intern, and future MS Accounting student. Read more
From graduating high school in 2006 to recently accepting a competitive internship from Xcel Energy, Kasey Sipe’s relentlessness has led him to success. Sipe, earning his BSBA in both Accounting and Finance, is enjoying every minute of his undergraduate experience this time around.
A long journey to CU Denver
Being an Arizona native, Sipe made the trek to Colorado to pursue a career in food service and hospitality. Read more
A passion for international business and a business school scholarship fueled senior Grecia Portillo to excel academically throughout her years at CU Denver. As a proud Lynx earning a BSBA in International Business, she’s integrated herself in student life by engaging with student government and the International Business Student Network (IBSN).
Portillo was a high-achieving student in high school, receiving nine offers from other universities. Read more