From the Bear Network
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: How Faculty and Staff Support Students Through Them All
As the school year kicks off, faculty and staff are gearing up to support our University of Northern Colorado (UNC) students. Faculty and staff support students every day through their roles at UNC, but some choose to go above and beyond by donating their time, expertise and funding. A popular method of giving is through payroll deductions, which make it easy to support the various areas in need across campus. At UNC, there are seemingly endless causes to support depending on a donor’s passions and aspirations. In recognition of National Workforce Development month, we have taken a deep dive into just a few of the donor-funded causes that UNC faculty and staff support. All are welcome to support these vital scholarships and services (and many alumni employers offer matches for employee donations!).
September 11, 2023
Alumni Volunteers Support Student Success
April is National Volunteer Month and UNC is is grateful to the many volunteers who supported student success this academic year.
April 07, 2023
UNC Scholarship Application Connects the Dots
The UNC Scholarship application provides a centralized avenue for students to raise their hands and receive gifts from UNC’s generous donors. In turn, student thank-you notes demonstrate the power of donors in building up scholarships and building up future college graduates.
February 09, 2021
Dear Generous Donor
As UNC continues to respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC donors form the generous and sometimes unseen community committed to helping students remain enrolled and on track to complete their education.
November 09, 2020
What Theatre Can Teach
For UNC sophomore Armando Arteaga and a generous UNC grad, theatre brings humanity to life.
September 04, 2020
UNC Community Raises Support for DREAMer Students
Prior to June’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DACA, UNC faculty kickstarted a crowdfunding campaign, which highlights the ways a small gift can make a big difference in students’ lives.
August 06, 2020
The Chance to Make a Difference
The Reisher Family Scholarship and McNair Scholars program provide the support and preparation for UNC recent graduate and first-generation college student Brandon Selz ’20 to pursue graduate education and a career that makes a difference.
August 05, 2020
Succeeding Through Community
As a first-generation student, UNC’s support systems meant a lot to Jenaya McGowan Zarrad ’08. The Greeley native came to UNC from Aims Community College and found a degree and a community that made a difference in her education.
August 05, 2020
Paying it Forward
Receiving a scholarship can mean the difference between completing or quitting the pursuit of an education. In 2019, 25 students were surprised to learn that they would receive an $8000 scholarship toward the continuation their UNC education, a gift inspired by an act of generosity that occurred 60 prior.
August 05, 2020
Alumni Career Volunteer Story: Mayra Mercado '19
Recent graduate Mayra Mercado '19 shares her experience as an alumna participating in the Fraternity & Sorority Life Alumni & Employer Networking career event.
March 03, 2020
Top 10 Interviewing Tips
The interview process can be a nerve-racking experience for even the experienced job seekers, but thanks to the Bear Network, UNC job seekers have help. UNC alumna, Ashley Valenzuela-Ruesgen ‘11, Human Resources Solutions Partner at CenturyLink has an inside perspective of what to do and what not do while interviewing for your dream job. We interviewed Ashley; Below are her top ten tips to prepare you for your upcoming or future interview.
February 17, 2020
Dressing for Success
Thanks to both the generosity of donors and the hard work of MCB staff member Melissa Hoffman, UNC’s Professional Attire Closet is providing students with free professional clothing to help them approach interviews, networking events and presentations with confidence.
February 07, 2020