The University of Northern Colorado's Graduate School will commemorate 100 years of providing post-baccalaureate education this year and is starting the celebration by asking its alumni to share their memories of their experiences as grad students or how they've used their degree.
In 1913, what was then called Colorado Teachers College awarded its first advanced degrees when three students received master's degrees in teaching. Today, the Graduate School has 2,395 students enrolled and more than 100 programs of study. The school has awarded a total 53,457 graduate degrees.
To celebrate the achievements and growth in graduate education at UNC, the Graduate School has created the "Century of Scholars" website at http://www.unco.edu/grad/grad100, featuring a detailed history of the Graduate School, a timeline marking 100 years of milestones, an events calendar and a place for alumni and others to share their stories.
The website is a window through time. Black and white photographs of the Classes of 1913, 1920, 1956 and many others appear throughout the site, and several stories from recent and not-so-recent graduates are already available for reading, allowing visitors to the site to easily compare the experiences of someone who graduated in 1965 to those of someone who graduated as recently as 2011.