• 1930s

    Ethel Stone Starbuck BA ’38

  • 1940s

    Rosalie Spelts Hood AB ’42
    Phyllis Baird Lawrence BA ’43
    Georgia Smith LC ’43, AB ’46
    Henry Jensen BA ’44
    Ellen Cribbs Swanson BA ’44
    Louise Keena Reynolds BA ’47, BA ’47
    Rose Barone Corsa AB ’48
    Barbara Forrest Hill BM ’48
    Nancy Hodge Triplett AB ’49

  • 1950s

    Mary Essig Miller BA ’50
    Glenn Davis BA ’51
    Chita Ludwig Lebsack BA ’51, MA ’64
    Marie Cuzzetto Miller BA ’51
    Weldon Sperry BA ’51
    Joe Cresto BA ’52, MA ’57
    Trudy Kuntz Hause BA ’52
    Jay Norcross BA ’52
    Jane Proffitt BA ’52
    Betty Williams Story BA ’52
    Jim Aubrey BA ’53
    Bernard Johnston BA ’53, MA ’57
    Betty Goeglein Mills BA ’53, BA ’53
    Cecilia Avina Ornduff BA ’53
    Walter Ouye BA ’53, MA ’61
    Ray Drysdale BA ’53, BA ’53
    Gene Graham Bishop BA ’54
    Jim Boulter BA ’54
    Harold Burshtan MA ’54
    Colleen Whittenbaugh Chance BA ’54
    Jack Hilyard BA ’54
    Gloria Evans Nicholson BA ’54
    Larry Nonnie BA ’54
    Clarice Notheis Poor MA ’54
    Corky Randall BA ’54
    Melvin Rising MA ’54
    Lee Ashton MA ’55
    Herschel Betts MA ’55
    Peggy Weed Bowen BA ’55
    Loyal Kelsey BA ’55
    Rose Patton McCourt BA ’55, MA ’55
    Leona Johnson Myers MA ’55
    Robert Yaklich BA’ 55
    Bruce Anderson BA ’56, MA ’59
    Joe Bassetti BA ’56, MA ’57
    Nancy Childress O’Nell BA ’56
    Rebecca Rombach Copple BA ’56
    John Cronin MA ’56, EdD ’66
    Darrell Farnsworth BA ’56, MA ’61
    Robert Lane MA ’56
    Frank Morris BA ’56 
    Fred Wessendorf MA ’56
    Don Chambers BA’ 57
    John Eskew MA ’57
    Bruce Holmquist MA ’57, EdD ’68
    Thelma Brekke Lawler BA ’57
    John Marita MA ’57
    Lyle Matoush BA ’57
    Duane Popenhagen MA ’57
    Stephen Bush MA ’58
    Mark Cherrington BA ’58
    Jay Dutton MA ’58
    Dayton Raben BA ’58, BA ’58
    Jack Reak EdD ’58
    George Reitenbaugh BA ’58
    Alex Stoffel MA ’58, EdD ’69
    Marilyn Jessen Workman BA ’58, MA ’63
    Bob Arterburn BA ’59
    Connie Bauman Korf BA ’59
    Jerry Butters BA ’59
    Gene Cantrell MA ’59
    Eileen Rocchio Comstock BA ’59
    Barney Deak BA ’59
    Louis DeCrescentis BA ’59
    James Kirk MA ’59
    Bill Popejoy EdD ’59
    Fred Rutherford MA ’59
    Fred Rietbrock MA ’59, EdD ’63
    Russell Strole BA ’59, MA ’71
    Keith Swedlund BA ’59, MA ’61

  • 1960s

    Bob Bernd BA ’60
    Donald Bondurant MA ’60
    Ed Domenico BA ’60, MA ’68
    Sharon Smith Griffee BA ’60
    Phyllis Hansen BA ’60, MA ’65
    Arnold Mabile BA ’60
    Carol Metsker MA ’60
    Bill Miller BA ’60, MA ’65
    Leo Sherrodd MA ’60
    Lynn Severance BA ’60
    Stanley Shiba BA ’60
    Dennis Ruble EdD ’60
    Karma Dobesh Williamson BA ’60
    Rolland Bowers MA ’61
    Bill Fitzgerald MA ’61
    Dannie Fugita BA ’61
    Gary Gorham MA ’61
    Arlen Gupton BA ’61
    Jean Hedberg MA ’61
    Kent Martin MA ’61
    Larry Miller BA ’61 
    Larry Pearson MA ’61
    Walt Staude BA ’61
    Norma Johnson Ziegler BA ’61
    Judi Christensen Alexander BA ’62
    Don Barnabo MA ’62
    Lloyd Bowen MA ’62
    Gini Casey-Maines MA ’62
    Woody Ensor BA ’62
    Richard Hanson MA ’62
    Bertha Martinsek Huff MA ’62
    Bob Miller MA ’62
    Donovan Moore MA ’62
    Lyle Moskal MA ’62
    Sam Pisciotta BA ’62
    Calvin Sorensen MA ’62
    Douglas Vap BA ’62
    Sharon Widener BA ’62
    Patrick Freiberg MA ’63
    Betty Jo Johns MA ’63
    Bill McPherson BA ’63
    Richard Newton BA ’63, BA ’63
    Tammy Tesone BA ’63
    Anna Fry Hamer BA ’64
    Paul Hladun MA ’64
    Dale Huebner MA ’64
    Donald King BA ’64
    Al Kochan BA ’64
    Helen Willhelm MA ’64
    John Adams EdD ’65
    Bernelda Barksdale MA ’65
    Byron Comin BA ’65
    Ron Ellison BA ’65
    Glenn Frakes MA ’65
    William Gesell MA ’65
    Jonne Hesterwerth Johnston BA ’65, BA ’65
    Betty Peterson Painter BA ’65
    Ronald Phillips BA ’65
    Dale Steffen BA ’65, BA ’65
    Geri Huck Walters BA ’65, MA ’68
    Roger Wheelwright BA ’65
    John Hadsall MA’ 66
    Marlan Hill MA ’66
    Henry Hissrich BA ’66
    James Kolzow BA ’66
    Jeannette Marshall BA ’66
    EdDie Navaro BS ’66
    Bruce Smith BA ’66, MA ’68
    George Stahla BA ’66
    Bob Cleary BA ’67
    Don Gabriel BA ’67, MA ’72
    Eleanor Boos Gaunt MA ’67
    Chet Goodheart MA ’67
    Del Japp BA ’67
    Joan Reagan Magnusson BA ’67
    Al Rohweder BA ’67
    Pat Kilroy Werden MA ’67, EdD ’73
    Bill Bragg BA ’68
    Glen Dieterich MME ’68
    Frank Jamison EDS ’68
    George Kurkowski MA ’68
    Larry MacKendrick BA ’68
    Shirley Rudolph MA ’68, PhD ’73
    George Running MA ’68
    John Schmidt MA ’68
    Len Varriano MA ’68
    Darrell Wilson BA ’68, MA ’68
    Barbara Barker Abbott MA ’69
    Barbara Kane Coffey MA ’69
    Diana Trojanovich Gantz BA ’69
    Barbara Dunn Houston MA ’69
    Gregory Mercer BA ’69
    Louis Parmelee MA ’69
    Warren Soeteber EdD ’69
    Donald Yacovetta MA ’69

  • 1970s

    Robert Alexander MA ’70
    George Boeck BA ’70
    Dick Dyar BA ’70
    Mert Grabau MA ’70
    Shirley Tyler Hales MA ’70
    Jean Bitney Hardin MA ’70
    Jerral Hicks EdD ’70
    Jim Kleefisch MA ’70
    Jeff Palmer MA ’70
    John Russell BA ’70, MA ’74
    Bob Van Galder EdD ’70
    Joann Hutchison Wilcox MA ’70
    Butch Williams EdD ’70
    Jon Eastin BA ’73, MA ’78
    Dick Kakeldey BA ’71
    Neil Koeneman ’71
    David Lyon BA ’71
    Curtis Roesch ’71
    Bill Schaefer MA ’71
    Keith Shaw MA ’71
    Michael Spaulding BA ’71, MA ’73
    Gail Marshall Weadon BA ’71
    Ray Barron BA ’72
    Richard Berryman BS ’72, MA ’77
    Alice Cook Chambers BA ’72
    Frank Dieter BA ’72, MA ’72
    Paul Fitzgerald MA ’72
    Christ Magnussen EdD ’72
    Allen Morrow BA ’72
    Michael Barnaby BA ’73
    William Hairston BA ’73
    Nancy Drexel Kauffman BA ’73, MA ’93
    Mark Keeney MA ’73
    Ellen Brauer Knack MA ’73
    Sally Meader Roberts BA ’73
    Bill Rodway BA ’73
    Judy Horne Tachau BA ’73
    Charles Ambelang BA ’74
    Jim Armitage MA ’74
    Bob Baker BA ’74
    Robert Beck BA ’74
    Susan Boydston Burroughs BA ’74
    Rick Eldridge BA ’74
    Jack Gordon MA ’74
    Minnie Brewton Iceson MA ’74
    Gary Obermier BA ’74
    Richard Menconceri MA ’74
    Michael Radovich BA ’74
    Vilosa Cleveland Selman MA ’74
    John Vandemoer MA ’74
    Dart Andrews MA ’75
    Janet Donato BS ’75
    James Edge MA ’75
    Pat Gittings BS ’75
    Paul Frishkorn BA ’75 
    Pat Stevens Kirk MA ’75
    Bill Marr BS ’75
    Peggy Starkey Riddle BA ’75
    Robin Behel Rogers BA ’75
    Jose Sanchez MA ’75
    Joyce Snowbarger Wymore BA ’75
    Harry Stephens PhD ’75
    Bruce Armer BS ’76, BS ’76
    Mary Clarke MA ’76
    Linda Dusin Deibel BA ’76, MA ’83
    Charles Hoffman BA ’76
    Jessie Stinson MA ’76
    Deb Finch BA ’77
    Connie Hunt ’77
    Jenelle Lindsay BA ’77
    Muriel McCown EdD ’77
    Albert Moate BA ’77
    Pamela Reschke BA ’77
    Bob Schoonover BA ’77
    Millard Shirley BA ’77
    Lyle Thompson BA ’77
    Norman Van Dyke MBA ’77
    Susan Conover BA ’78, BA ’78
    John Enroth MS ’78
    Mary McAfee Fike MA ’78
    Barbara Swanson Ryan BA ’78, MA ’84
    Scott Smith BA ’78
    Mary Croft Walker MA ’78
    John Wiker MA ’78
    Mary Young BA ’78
    JoAnn Nelson Dickerson BS ’79
    Janie Jones BA ’79
    Thomas Peischl EdD ’79
    Jean Irey Scharfenberg MA ’79
    Mark Zimmerman BS ’79

  •  1980s

    Joe Bradberry MA ’80
    Kit Turnbull Bainbridge MA ’80
    Patrick Bartz MS ’80
    Olympia Herrera Griego BA ’80
    Ellen Gerhold Jones MA ’80
    Sid Scott MA ’80
    Debi Stewart Sierra BA ’80
    Dorothy Wilson MA ’80
    Deanna Morss Bates BA ’81, MA ’83
    Frances Cunningham MA’ 81
    Terry Fry Ferraris MA ’81
    Jack Freese PhD ’81
    Susan Krueger BA ’81
    Margot Nacey EdD ’81
    Linda Hake Christensen MA ’82, EDS ’86
    Matthew Keller BA ’82
    Thomas Parr MA ’82
    Gilbert Barakat BME ’83 
    Dayne Giblert BS ’83
    Shelagh Fagan BS ’84
    Kathy Burke Placek MA ’84
    Del Rounds BS ’85
    Ann Longhorn Haugen MA’ 86
    Elizabeth Kunce MA ’86
    Deborah Hart Brohard MA’ 88
    Laurel Fennie MA ’88
    Judith Cadarette MA ’89
    Allie Lewis Lacey BS ’89

  •  1990s

    Sidney Johnson MA ’90
    Theresa Anderson MA ’91
    Mike Glenn BS ’91
    Quintin Kingfisher MA ’91
    Tony Holmes MA ’93
    Carol Sparling MA ’93
    Rudy Mayfield BS ’94, BS ’94
    Dale Tramp BS ’94
    Chris Swinhart BS ’96
    Ryan Stoops BA ’99

  •  2000s

    Christopher June BS ’01
    Frank Nguyen BS ’03
    Jennifer Andrews Young BA ’03
    Antonio Craig BS ’04
    Kati Arbegast Perdue BS ’06
    Jeffrey Sutton BS ’07
    Sam LeRoy BA ’08

  • 2010s

    Suni Grooms BS ’10 
    Luke Morris BA ’10 
    Mike Kanzler BS ’12 BS ’15 
    Carol McConnell BS ’12 
    Ramon Hernandez BA ’13
    Nicole Gilbert Maxfield BA ’14
    Zach Fluck BS ’19

  • Faculty

    James Doyle
    Bill Duff 
    Pat Graham 
    Bill Heiss
    Lynne Jackowiak
    Martha Lilly 
    Grace Donkersloot Napier 
    Stephen Powers 

  • Tributes

    Alumnus and retired higher education administrator Harry Stephens Ph.D. ’75 passed away in 2020 following a meaningful career at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, and a decades-long relationship with UNC’s educational leadership faculty and programs. Stephens earned a doctorate in College Student Personnel Administration, now known as Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership (HESAL), and through the program generously supported doctoral research through his personal philanthropy to the Bernie Kinnick Higher Education and Student Affairs Research Award. 

Remembering Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson achieved greatness on the football field and in his community. The UNC Athletics Hall of Famer passed away on February 15, 2021, but left a legacy that will last for lifetimes.

“I am heartbroken about the death of Vincent Jackson,” said Northern Colorado Director of Athletics Darren Dunn. “The entire Athletic Department and I send our deepest condolences to Lindsey (Jackson’s wife) and their children, and his parents, Terence and Sherry Jackson. Vincent was truly a great person and a proud ambassador for the University of Northern Colorado. His impact will always be felt throughout our athletic department. He will be dearly missed but not forgotten.”

Vincent Jackson

The numbers say it all for arguably the best football player in Northern Colorado history. Jackson was the career leader in yards (3,548) and touchdowns (37). He is one of only two players in program history to have two 1,000 yards receiving seasons, holding the top two single-season spots. He also played basketball for two seasons at UNC, leading the team in scoring both years.

“I am deeply saddened by the news of VJ’s passing,” said Reed Doughty, former roommate and fellow member of the 2011 UNC Hall of Fame Class. “Vince and I met at a Colorado School of Mines football recruiting visit. On that visit, we both decided to go to UNC and room together. He was a great resource for me when I had similar opportunities in the NFL Combine and Draft in 2006 after he had been drafted in 2005. We were inducted into the Northern Colorado Hall of Fame in 2011. It was a special evening for me. Even though he was eligible a year earlier than I was, he wanted to wait so we could go in together.”

After being drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 2005 NFL Draft, Jackson went on to a 12-year NFL career. He was selected to three Pro Bowls accumulating over 9,000 receiving yards and 57 touchdowns.  

“Vincent Jackson was blessed with great football skills and a compassionate heart,” said current Bears head football coach Ed McCaffrey. “He used those skills to great success on and off the field. Here at Northern Colorado, we are grieving his loss and honoring the life he led. Sending peace and strength to his wife Lindsey and his family.”

If Jackson’s illustrious career on the field made him well-known, it is his work off the field that made his lasting legacy. He started the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation to provide support to military families, focusing on the educational, emotional and physical health of military children. Through his charitable works, he helped thousands in the Tampa Bay Area.

Read more on Vincent Jackson from UNC Magazine Fall 2018:

From the Vault – Vincent Jackson