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We Take Pride in Being UNC Bears

In fact, you won’t find a bigger, bolder group of graduates than the network of UNC alumni.

We may live in different cities, be graduates of different class years, and pursue different careers, but together we are UNC's Bear Network and we believe in the power of giving back.

Once a Bear, Always a Bear


Upcoming Events

UNC at the Greeley Stampede

July 2, 2024


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4th of July Parade

July 4, 2024


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Find additional university events and opportunities at calendar.unco.edu



Congratulations Class of 2024

Congratulations to UNC's newest alumni - Class of 2024!
We are excited to celebrate your accomplishments and welcome you into your UNC
alumni Bear Network. From events, national groups and career support,
you'll find we are never too far away.

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Drive with Bear Pride

Show your pride while supporting student scholarships. Your $50 donation to the UNC License Plate Scholarship Fund provides you the option to purchase UNC plates for your Colorado-registered vehicle.

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Get Involved and Help Build the Bear Network

UNC alumni and friends are invited to help build a stronger Bear Network. Volunteer opportunities include support for admissions, career development, regional engagement and K-12 education. You can also help build the Bear Network by connecting with @UNCAlumniBears on social media and sharing UNC posts and your favorite pride points.

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UNC Monthly

Such Great Heights: UNC Alumni Working in Aviation

The sky’s the limit when it comes to where a UNC education can take you, just ask Heath Montgomery, ’05, and Leah Schultz, ’17. Montgomery works at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (DFW) where he oversees 40 individuals across four departments. A mammoth task for any workplace, let alone DFW which operates, and essentially is, its own city. Schultz kicked off her career in aviation by recruiting pilots to fly for United Airlines in Denver. Hiring more than 2,300 pilots last year, Schultz career is just taking off.

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Heavy Lift: Alumna Eager to Compete at the Olympics in Weightlifting

This summer, Jourdan Delacruz, ’23, will be heading to Paris, France to go for the gold. Earning one of three spots on the USA women’s weightlifting team, she will be competing in the 2024 Olympic Games — her second appearance at the Olympics. While she didn’t earn a medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, she says this year will be different.

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Academic Excellence for All: The Wiget’s Commitment to UNC Libraries

Larry Wiget, LEC ’80, had planned to spend his career teaching, but life had another idea. Arriving at UNC ready to pursue his doctoral degree, the experiences he had throughout his UNC education changed the trajectory of his life. Crediting the university with giving him opportunities he wouldn’t have had otherwise; Larry and his wife Connie Wiget found a way to give back that is meaningful to them both and provides current students with opportunities to learn and grow just as Larry had.

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