Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Builds the Future through Scholarship Support at UNC
February 8, 2023 — The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) was recently named one of seven Colorado universities that will receive $10,000 annually from 2023 to 2032 through the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority’s (CHFA) Building the Future scholarship fund.
Donor Uses RMD to Support UNC Students
January 26, 2023 — For James Bowman, Ed.D., supporting UNC and helping students in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences reflects a deep belief in education and its role in society. “I just think that with an educated society we’re prepared to succeed.”
Tony Award Winning Scenic Designer Shares Experience with UNC Students
January 9, 2023 — At the end of last semester, students in UNC’s Theatre Design and Technology program had the opportunity meet award-winning set designer John Lee Beatty, who has designed sets for more than 100 Broadway shows.
Giving Back: Scholarship Supports Student-Athletes and Leaders
October 24, 2022 — As Mark and Tammy Berven reflected on their experiences at UNC, they decided to establish the Berven Athletic Leadership Scholarship, which supports one football student-athlete and one female student-athlete who are in their third or fourth seasons and who are active leaders on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
Fund Helps Students Facing Emergencies
October 10, 2022 — UNC’s Emergency Support Fund has provided Bears with financial support just when they need it most.
UNC Posts Record Fundraising Year
August 9, 2022 — Thanks to the ongoing generous support and engagement of alumni, friends, faculty and staff, the University of Northern Colorado has posted a record fundraising year for fiscal year 2022 (FY22), surpassing the $20 million mark for the first time in UNC’s history.
Tee Off to Support Student-Athletes
July 12, 2022 — UNC’s Blue & Gold Golf Tournament is a long-time favorite event that reaches back decades into the university’s history, giving alumni, friends, coaches and student-athletes a chance to get together for some friendly competition on the golf course while raising funds for scholarships for student-athletes.
Brand Audit First Step Toward Developing UNC’s Marketing and Communications Plan
July 12, 2022 — This past spring, working with UNC alumnus Cathy Lucas ’90 and her team at Lucas Narratives – Think Strategically, the university initiated a brand audit to better understand strengths and gaps, assess perceptions internally and externally, better define the brand, evaluate current communications and recommend strategies based on the findings.
300+ Participants Laced-Up for UNC’s Female Student-Athletes
April 12, 2022 — On Saturday, April 9, the 14th Annual Women’s Walk – with more than 300 participants – raised nearly $30,000 to make a difference for the University of Northern Colorado’s female student-athletes.
A New Space for Conversations and Understanding
March 31, 2022 — This past year, thanks to the generous support of WeldWerks Brewing Co., the UNC community had an opportunity to participate in workshops designed to create a space where students, faculty and staff could explore topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across a broad range of identities.
Honoring a Belief in Education
March 31, 2022 — Annette Martinez earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from UNC in 1986, and is a senior vice president at State Farm Insurance Companies, where she has worked since 1988. She was appointed to the University’s Board of Trustees by Governor Jared Polis in late 2021.
From Burmese Refugee to UNC Bear
March 31, 2022 — As a high school student, Taw Paw almost didn’t apply to UNC—she didn’t think she’d get accepted. Born in Thailand, Taw and her family are Burmese refugees who left their home country due to ethnic cleansing. Although she has lived in Colorado since the age of five, Taw moved between different schools along the Front Range which negatively impacted her studies. She felt her grades weren’t good enough for her to qualify her to apply to a four year university. With encouragement from her parents, Taw agreed to tour UNC and felt instantly at home.
Space to Celebrate
March 7, 2022 — For the past decade, UNC's 400 student-athletes have been training in a 3,800-square-foot space near the main basketball courts in Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center. Now it’s a whole new ballgame, thanks to the generous support of donors to the newly built Empower Center.
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.
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.
$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.
Making Filter-Enabled Masks for Frontline Workers
May 15, 2020 — Assistant Professor Marian Hamilton felt compelled to respond immediately to needs brought on by the coronavirus based on her experience with 3D printing and access to the equipment.
Professor Helped Students with No-Contact Drop-Off of Supplies, Virtual Learning
April 22, 2020 — As courses transition to alternate delivery for the remainder of the semester, UNC Professor Anne Toewe discovered new ways to teach courses and prepare students for online learning.
Class for a Cause
April 6, 2020 — UNC values hands-on education, but what does that look like in various fields? In the case of Journalism and Media Studies 481: Strategic Communications Campaigns, it looks like raising thousands of dollars for a local cause.
UNC Card Campaign Focuses on Lifting Spirits
April 2, 2020 — Kendyl Kelly, UNC’s program coordinator for Student Organizations, has initiated the United to Nurture our Community (UNC): A Card Campaign that involves sending handwritten cards to high-risk populations of the coronavirus pandemic in Greeley.
Daisy Solis: How a Donor Funded Scholarship Supported Me
November 14, 2019 — “To me UNC means a lifetime of opportunities,” says junior Daisy Solis. Daisy is a first-generation student pursuing a degree in nursing and human services. Like many other first-generation students, when she initially arrived at UNC, Daisy was unsure of herself – at least until she received a special boost from a donor supported scholarship.
Setting the Stage for Student Success
November 6, 2019 — The new Campus Commons Performance Hall has set the stage for students like sophomore Louis Morales to take his work to a whole new level. “It really does make the biggest impact. It means the world to us,” Louis says. “It surprises me all the time, in a good way, the generosity that other people have. When they come together it can create things like this.”
Taking Care of Business: New Course Provides a Taste of the Business World to First Year Students
October 2, 2019 — There’s a new energy in Kepner Hall this fall – an energy faculty and staff in the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business attribute to an influx of freshman in the building. That’s because for the first time in many years, the Monfort College of Business is offering a first-year seminar in an effort to boost student success.
Uniquely Yucca: New Art Exhibit Offers One of A Kind Experience
September 6, 2019 — For the next six months visitors to the Campus Commons Gallery will have a unique opportunity to travel back in time through a gallery restoration of a 1950's era soda fountain. Learn more about the programs that will take place in this distinctive space and ways you can get involved.
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.
Blue and Gold Gratitude: Bears say 'Thanks' During Appreciation Week
May 8, 2019 — A flood of bright gold cards is making its way to every corner of campus, lifting spirits along the way. The cards are a tradition of UNC’s annual Appreciation Week, recognizing everything from the campus squirrels to dining services and our exceptional faculty and staff.
Student Snapshot: The Impact of Donor Supported Scholarships
April 11, 2019 — More than $13.5 million was invested in scholarships for current and future students through the Campaign for UNC.
UNCCRI: Improving Lives one Workout at a Time
April 1, 2019 — The University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute is a unique non-profit program, recognized as a frontrunner in the field of cancer rehabilitation. Fueled by donor support, the UNCCRI delivers clinical cancer rehabilitation services and conducts cutting-edge research in exercise-based cancer rehabilitation.
Support the Dreams of Student Athletes Like Savannah Smith
March 11, 2019 — It’s been another historic season of success for the UNC Women’s Basketball team, thanks in large part to senior standout Savannah Smith. According to Smith, she owes her success both on and off the court to hard work, determination and the support of a scholarship.
Alumna's Gift Brings a Bit of Broadway to Spring Musical
February 11, 2019 — Musical Theater students are busy preparing to present the spring musical Beauty and The Beast March 1 - 2. Find out how a special gift from Dana Cohenour '81 and her husband Jason provided these students with an opportunity to learn from one of Broadway's best in the process.
Students Give Back Through Bear Tuesday 2018
December 4, 2018 — Thanks to your help, #BearTuesday 2018 was the BEST #BearTuesday yet! This year current UNC students had a special opportunity to get in on the giving. Find out how they decided to use two very special #BearTuesday gifts.
Planned Giving: Patrick Healey's Opportunity for a Second Act
November 15, 2018 — Pat Healey, a long-time supporter of the College of Performing and Visual Arts, is pleased to help dozens of UNC students achieve their dreams with the help of his planned gift.
From Spartan to Bear: Scholarship Donor and Recipient Share a Common Bond
October 5, 2018 — Although they live more than 1,000 miles apart, and their time as UNC students is separated by more than 30 years, Alumnus Richard Smith, BS ’81, and Sophomore Darren DeLaCroix have more in common than meets the eye.
Scholarships Offer More than Support
July 9, 2018 — Scholarship recipients and twin sisters Sandra and Cassandra Toca help donors understand that scholarship funds offer more than financial support.
UNC Receives Daniels Fund Grant to Provide Scholarships to Nontraditional Students
March 13, 2018 — The funding from the organization’s Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program will go toward awarding scholarships between 2018-2020 to qualified UNC undergraduate students.
Gift endows scholarship for UNC veteran, active-duty and ROTC business students
November 1, 2017 — Thanks to an estate gift left by long time UNC friend and Northern Colorado business leader Larry Vosmera, UNC creates a new scholarship for veteran, active duty or ROTC students majoring in business.
Changing Lives in Ways Only Bears Can
August 7, 2017 — Bears take care of Bears, and being part of the Bear community means, no matter where you are, you’re never without a helping hand when you need it most. When student Bianca Acosta suffered extensive damage to her home and faced the impossible choice to either drop out of school to afford to fix it or stay in school and risk homelessness with her 10-year-old daughter, her UNC network took action to help. We asked Bianca to share her story.
Tebben Named Inaugural Allen McConnell Endowed Chair in Accounting
July 20, 2017 — Shawn Tebben is the inaugural Allen McConnell Endowed Chair in Accounting for the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business and will join the Accounting faculty this fall. Her 10-year life goal to teach college realized, Tebben kicks off her time at UNC with gratitude to professor Allen McConnell and UNC’s generous donors to the Allen McConnell Endowed Chair.