From the Bear Network
December 07, 2023
Inspired to Change Lives, the Longs Designed the Way
Patricia Long, M.A. ’76, moved to Colorado soon after graduating with her undergraduate degree. When she began teaching, she felt prepared, but she soon learned that there was more to being an educator than meets the eye. Providing for students who had special needs was something she felt entirely unprepared for. UNC’s Special Education masters program is what brought Long into the Bear Network, but it’s UNC’s commitment to supporting all students that keeps Long engaged. Mentoring children from underrepresented backgrounds through middle and high school opened Patricia Long and her husband James’s eyes to the need for better representation in classrooms and the impact of financial support at all points in a student’s education.
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.
May 10, 2021
Alumnus and Filmmaker Jonathan Martin Shares his Advice and Experience
UNC alumnus and filmmaker Jonathan Martin '' shares his UNC experience, career advice and insight into his new film the Confrontation Project.
February 10, 2021
The Divine Nine: Black Greek Letter Organizations
In celebration of Black Heritage Month, UNC's Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, alumnus, and proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., Dr. Tobias Guzmán '94, highlights the importance and impact of Black Greek Letter organizations on our campus and community.
December 07, 2020
Alumni Gift Time, Wisdom Via Virtual Panels
This fall, with COVID-19 forcing events to take place virtually, UNC's alumni generously gave of their time via virtual Alumni Career Panels. Here's some of the wisdom they shared.
November 09, 2020
Giving Back with Time and Knowledge
Even in hard times UNC alumni give back to UNC with their time and knowledge, supporting and inspiring current Bears. As UNC enters the season of giving and gratitude, we say 'Thank You' to the volunteers who make the time to support and advance their alma mater.
October 11, 2020
UNC Homecoming | National Alumni Meet-Up
As part of last weeks UNC Homecoming From Home celebration, UNC Bears from across the country came together on Monday night for National Alumni Meet-Up. Alumni were welcomed by President Feinstein and given updates from UNC before joining regional break-out rooms where they connected with fellow bears and discussed engagement opportunities with fellow alumni and through UNC.
June 26, 2020
Bear Network: Making the Most of LinkedIn
Your UNC Alumni Association is hosting FREE Virtual Bear Network Connections. In this event, alumna and UNC Alumni Association board member Jasmine Jones '17 provides recent graduates with insight and tips on presenting professionally and leveraging the Bear Network on LinkedIn in support of your career.
June 11, 2020
Bear Network: Leveraging Your Bear Network
Your UNC Alumni Association is hosting FREE Virtual Bear Network Connections. In this event, alumnus and UNC Alumni Association board member Quinston Daugherty '97, '00 provides tips on growing your network, and engaging fellow alumni in your city or industry in support of your career.
May 28, 2020
Bear Network: Top 10 Resume & Cover Letter Tips
Your UNC Alumni Association is hosting FREE Virtual Bear Network Connections. In this event, UNC alumna and career counselor Elizabeth Mahoney ‘05 shared her most effective tips for writing strong resumes and cover letters.
May 21, 2020
Effective Virtual Interview Tips
Alumna and human resources professional Ashley Valenzuela-Ruesgen '11 shared effective strategies for virtual job interviews.