UNC Donors Have a Long History of Helping to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
August 27, 2021 — Since the beginning of fiscal year 2021, several generous UNC donors have collectively gifted more than $925,000 in support of newly established scholarships that support diversity, equity and inclusion here at UNC.
Alumni Business Owners Welcome Students Back
July 13, 2021 — This fall, as students return to campus and take time to explore Greeley, they’ll know they’re in Bear country just driving into town. The university community and Greeley business owners are ready to welcome them back with lots of Blue and Gold, and a flurry of signs that say, “This is Bear Country.”
46th Annual Accounting Golf Tournament Supports Student Scholarships
July 12, 2021 — For more than 46 years, UNC alumni have teed up to support scholarships for UNC Accounting students in the annual Accounting Golf Tournament. This year, 19 teams and 76 players met at the Meridian Golf Club in Denver on June 14 and added nearly $9,000 to scholarship funds for accounting students.
Bears Gave Back
May 10, 2021 — On April 14, through UNC’s “Bears Give Back” day of giving, more than 600 alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff did just that, supporting more than 80 funds across campus with more than $116,000 in contributions.
University of Northern Colorado Breaks Ground on New Empower Center for Athletics
April 28, 2021 — This spring, UNC is breaking ground on the new Empower Center, a $4 million, entirely donor-funded sports performance building. Thanks to these donors, including lead investors John ’84 and Angela ’89 Schmidt, UNC Athletics will continue their momentum in Division I with this world-class strength and training facility.
13th Women’s Walk Supports UNC’s Female Athletes
April 12, 2021 — Walking the annual Women’s Walk to support scholarships and the greatest needs of UNC’s female student-athletes has been a tradition for the UNC community for more than a decade. After a fully virtual walk last year, supporters this year will have the option of walking the approximately 1.25-mile course in the on-campus event or stepping out into their communities to support female student-athletes virtually.
UNC Designated as All-Steinway School Thanks to Donor Funds
March 29, 2021 — The University of Northern Colorado College of Performing and Visual Arts received a total of 96 new Steinway & Sons pianos, with most of them arriving in December of 2018, sealing the School of Music’s All-Steinway School status.
$5 Million Donation to the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development Helps Women Succeed at UNC
December 17, 2020 — The Stryker Institute for Leadership Development at UNC, a participation-based scholarship program that serves women from underrepresented groups, such as transgender women and women of color, has received a $5 million donation to support the program over the next five years.
Speech-Language Pathology Programs Receive Support from Local Organizations During Pandemic
October 26, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t slow down programs offered through UNC’s Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program that assists underserved populations in Weld County, thanks to grants and support provided by local community organizations.
Audiology Alumna Shared Case Studies to Deepen UNC Graduate Student Learning During COVID-19 Closures
June 24, 2020 — Hands-on learning is vital for students in the UNC's Audiology program, but COVID-19 has disrupted such learning environments. However, an Audiology alumna stepped up to share case studies for graduate students in Audiology at UNC.
Pivoting to Fulfill Needs: Inside a Weld Manufacturing Plant
May 8, 2020 — Packaging medical supplies has become the priority for UNC graduate and Mountain States Plastics owner Scot Gagnon as supplier’s race to meet healthcare demands. Gagnon and his global company in Johnstown routinely manufacture customized protective bags for the medical industry, but they are “swamped up to their eyeballs” as they package a steady stream of face shield bags and plastic sheeting for hospital gowns.
UNC Education Students, Alumni Step Up in New Environment
April 10, 2020 — In addition to changes made at UNC to better support Bears going through the switch to online classes, UNC students and alumni in the teaching field are taking diverse approaches to supporting families in the switch to online learning for their children in preschool through high school.
The Story of UNC's First African American Graduate
January 29, 2020 — Lucile Buchanan enrolled in a two-year teacher certification program at the now University of Northern Colorado in 1903 and was the only African American student in her 1905 graduating class and the first African-American student to earn a teaching degree at UNC. Learn more about her story.
Mentors Who Make a Difference
December 3, 2019 — Like many UNC students, Zaya Thompson ‘14 landed her dream job with the help of an internship. Now a Certified Financial Planner with Millennium Financial, she’s paying it forward and helping other Bears gain valuable experience.
Reconnect With Your Roots During Homecoming
October 3, 2019 — Once a Bear, Always a Bear – and there’s no better time to remember that than Homecoming! Take a walk down memory lane and join us for a number of exciting events around campus October 18-19.
UNC Grads Contribute to Growing Greeley Creative Economy
September 9, 2019 — There’s no question that the creative economy in Colorado is booming. You don’t have to go far to find concerts, art exhibits, plays or other performances nearly any night of the week. Thanks in large part to an active base of UNC students and graduates, Greeley is no exception.
Becoming A Bear: A Family Affair
August 12, 2019 — Alumnus Rob Thorne ’92 has a special reason to reconnect with campus this fall as his daughter Hannah follows in his footsteps and begins her first semester as a Bear.
From Aims to UNC: Non-Traditional Students Share Their Stories of Success
August 12, 2019 — Becoming a Bear was the ultimate goal for both Arizbe Soto-Ramirez ’19 and Menan Bergman ‘00, but as non-traditional students the path to UNC was complicated. Lucky for them, Aims Community College was there to help.
Donor Spotlight: How the Haefeli’s Hope to Inspire the Next Generation of Giving
August 12, 2019 — Active supporters of UNC, Greeley-Evans District 6 and number of other community organizations, Delia '90 and John '86 Haefeli believe strongly in the importance of paying it forward.
UNC’s First-Ever Comprehensive Campaign Raises $54.2 million
April 15, 2019 — Thanks to the support of more than 10,000 generous donors, the Campaign for UNC surpassed its $45 million goal and raised a total of $54,250,654!
Danny Medoff: From Army Medic to Philosopher
December 11, 2018 — Danny Medoff founded two UNC student clubs after transferring from Seattle in summer 2016 and serving his country for eight years. Last fall, he started the Philosophical Kevlar club for military veterans.
UNC Graduate Named Colorado Teacher of the Year
November 2, 2017 — University of Northern Colorado alumna Christina Gillette Randle become the latest graduate to be named Colorado Teacher of the Year.
Study: $2.4 Billion Local Income Boost from Northern Colorado Public Colleges and Universities
August 29, 2017 — LOVELAND - The four public colleges and universities in Northern Colorado added $2.4 billion in income to the economy of Larimer and Weld Counties and provided an impressive return on investment in the fiscal year 2015-16, according to the results of a new economic impact study released today at the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance meeting.
Public Health Meets Public Art
July 14, 2017 — Colorado School of Public Health alumna Rachel Freeman, MPH ’14, is making her mark in public health. She is part of a team, which includes alumni artist Armando Silva BA '10, has recently transformed the exterior wall of a vacant building in northern Colorado into a colorful statement of health advocacy.
‘Raymond’s Folly’ Becomes Billion Dollar Success Story
February 9, 2017 — Raymond Pierson smelled opportunity. It took only a few whiffs during a UNC field trip in 1980 to convince him to act on what would eventually become a study and set the stage for a successful oil and gas development.
Degree in hand, UNC sex trafficking survivor will spend more time helping other victims also become survivors
December 27, 2016 — As she entered her final semester at UNC in late August, Megan Lundstrom didn’t have much money to spare. She’s a married mom of three kids, 12, 9 and 1; a scholarship student; and an entrepreneur carefully nurturing a newborn organization.