Purple Heart veteran to receive MSU Denver’s highest student honor

When his vehicle ran over a land mine in Afghanistan in 2007, Jamie Farmer hit the windshield and was knocked…

What it means to be a first-generation college student

The odds were stacked against Diyonus Walls, a first-generation student and Black woman who will graduate in December with a…

Why wait?

Hannah Baty admits she felt a bit of culture shock when she enrolled at Metropolitan State University of Denver at…

ESPN anchor who helped usher in a new era of sports coverage to speak at Commencement

The year is 2018. Penn State’s Nittany Lions are hosting the Ohio State Buckeyes in a Big Ten powerhouse Big…

Natural leader honored for outstanding achievement

For Bianca Machado, immigrating to the U.S. had always been her dream. “I wanted to be in a movie and…

Cybersecurity student aims to help diversify the workforce

Niquete Dominique had always been interested in cybersecurity, but she found it hard to see herself in the male-dominated field….

Substance abuse and the mother-child bond

When Ashley Miller walks for her bachelor’s degree in Human Services at Commencement, she will do so with honors and…

Immigrant advocate takes nontraditional path to graduation

Ana Temu Otting fears every day that she will be separated from her parents. While Temu Otting was born in…

From open mics to world tours

Sam Tallent loves the road. His grueling tour schedule has taken him everywhere from regional restaurants to hotel bars, dusty…

Breaking barriers, saving lives

Before Ines Calvete Barrios came to the United States, she lived in Barranquilla, Colombia, where she said she faced domestic…