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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


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2023 Colorado Legislative Wrap-up

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
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UNC Magazine Spring/Summer 2023

Inspired to Pay it Forward

Alumnus Shukuru (ShaQ) Rushanika '22 is no stranger to adversity. He and his family spent years in an Tanzanian refugee camp before landing in Greeley where a UNC scholarship helped him to pursue his passion to become a physician-researcher.

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UNC Monthly News

Spring 2023 Commencement Showcases Increasing Diversity Among UNC Graduates

The University of Northern Colorado hosted its spring commencement ceremonies May 5-6, inside the Bank of Colorado Arena. This year's spring class includes approximately 1,272 undergraduate and graduate students. An additional 342 students are expected to complete their degree requirements this summer.

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Cynthia Duarte and the Impact of COSI

During a Mexican Independence Day celebration, Spring 2023 graduate Cynthia Duarte met Nickie Archibeque, the director of UNC's Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) Scholars Program. Archibeque saw that Duarte was a perfect fit for the COSI "Finish What You Started" scholarship. The scholarship was created to help Colorado residents who have left university go back to school and earn their credential or degree, Duarte's exact goals.

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Being a Bear: A Full Circle Moment

Having a parent who is an alumnus is a unique experience, allowing new alumna Hannah Grace West '23 bond with her father Rob Thorne '92 over their love for the university. That family legacy allows them to share special moments together like West's recent graduation.

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Read the family's first story from 2019

Visit the Newsroom and Alumni Blog to find more stories highlighting UNC success stories.