From the Bear Network
Veterans Services Helps Foster Community and Make Space for Connections
Veteran’s Services has long had a presence on the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) campus, yet there’s newfound excitement brought to the program with the arrival of a new director. Just this summer, this new director stepped into Roudebush Cottage with purpose. LaChaune DuHart-Wood came to UNC with a drive to provide hands-on care and build a community for the veteran and military-affiliated students on campus.
November 10, 2023
Bearnanza Showcases Funding Opportunities for Student Basic Needs and Emergencies
Every fall, Bearnanza allows alumni, faculty, staff and the greater University of Northern Colorado (UNC) community to make a collective, meaningful impact on UNC students. With different funds highlighted every year for the crowd-sourcing campaign, it sheds light on the many areas where students need support. This year, the two main funds being highlighted for Bearnanza are the Bear Pantry and the Student Emergency Support Fund (SESF). These two resources are invaluable for students facing financial insecurities and hardship.
November 10, 2023
Assault Survivors Advocacy Program Celebrates 30 Years of Providing Support
When tackling college applications, Imani Lindberg, ’20, wasn’t sure what she wanted out of a university. As a first-generation student who is Black and queer, there wasn’t a path carved out by previous family members to follow. After sending out applications, Lindberg was accepted to UNC and chose to enroll. Fast forward to September of 2022, Lindberg earned her master's of Public Administration a few months earlier and was moving back to Greeley with her partner, a fellow UNC alumna, to become the assistant director of Advocacy Services at UNC. She would now oversee the very program that she promised herself she would get involved with years earlier.
November 10, 2023
UNC Alum, Pat Varney Creates Pathways for Wealth Management and Philanthropic Giving
Pat Varney, ’99, was drawn to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) for its exceptional business school and smaller class size compared to the larger Universities in Colorado, but what kept Varney was his experience on campus. Making life-long friends, getting involved with Greek life and studying under professors who he keeps in contact with, Varney made the most of his time on campus.
October 26, 2023
Honored Alumni Nominations Open—Who Do You Know Making a Difference?
The time has come to nominate outstanding alumni for the 2024 University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Honored Alumni award, the highest honor awarded by the Alumni Association. Presented annually to five graduates, the award recognizes their career success and service to the university. It’s somewhat of a norm for UNC graduates to be leaders in their fields and communities, a testament to their hard work and determination. Within our far-and-wide network of alumni, this award goes to the graduates whose leadership and service inspire their fellow Bears to stay involved and invested in the university.
October 09, 2023
Alumni Employees Spotlight Their Favorite Campus Traditions
Every university has its own unique set of traditions and legacies that students will remember when they graduate, but those memories can be different for everyone — a unique combination of the friends, student groups and programs each student associated with that is authentic to their particular experience. This is certainly the case at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) where students who march in the Pride of the Rockies might remember their time on campus differently compared to a student pursuing their doctorate.
October 09, 2023
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
UNC’s Latinx Heritage Tailgate and Football Game is A Great Way to Celebrate our Community
UNC strives to build an inclusive campus which fosters and nurtures a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment. That includes celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Kicking off on Sept.15, the University of Northern Colorado’s César Chávez Cultural Center is hosting numerous events during the month-long celebration for students, alumni and the Greeley community to get involved with.
September 08, 2023
Cumbres Program Helps Shape the Future of Education
Many programs and scholarships at UNC make a difference in students’ lives and in the community, but the multifaceted approach from the Cumbres Teacher Preparation Program is unique. Cumbres supports undergraduate students pursuing a degree in education who declare an endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLD) through a four-pronged approach.
August 28, 2023
The Bear Network at Work
UNC alumni go on to use their education to build BIG careers and make a difference in community across Colorado, the United States and globally. Explore their careers through UNC's new Alumni Employment Dashboard.
August 18, 2023
Alumni Oral History Project
Help celebrate UNC's history of alumni engagement by participating in the Alumni Oral History Project this year. The UNC Alumni Association in partnership with Publishing Concepts Inc., invites alumni to call in and share their favorite UNC memories as part of the 100th Homecoming celebration this year.
August 09, 2023
Theatre Major and Diversity Advocate Lands Prestigious Internship
UNC Theatre Education and Theatre Studies student, Evette Srouji, is dynamic to say the least. Having served on student advisory boards, a student group dedicated to promoting diversity and equity on and off stage, among others, she is dedicated to trailblazing for the next generation of UNC students. This summer, she became the first UNC student to be selected as the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Theatre Management intern.
August 03, 2023