Pianist, teacher and composer Deborah Yardley Beers (DMus’84) serves on the piano faculty at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass. She launched her own website, deborahyardleybeers.com to post video clips of her performances, as well as information for prospective students and about the music she has composed for pianists and students. She lives in Lexington, Mass.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

Independent insurance broker Donna Ruff (Bus’84) specializes in life, disability, long-term care insurance and retirement and estate planning needs.This is her 19th year qualifying as a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, an honor given to the top 6 percent of insurance professionals worldwide. Donna lives in Louisville, Colo.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

Musician Geary Larrick (PhDMus’84) wrote an article called “College Percussion Pedagogy,” which appeared in the Summer 2011 edition of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal. Much of his CU dissertation also has been published in the journal. He plays piano, snare drum and marimba and lives in Stevens Point, Wis.

Posted Mar. 1, 2012

Priorities in Percussion by Geary Larrick (PhDMus’84) was published in the winter 2011-12 National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal. Geary is a retired music professor from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and performed for 30 years in the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. He resides in Stevens Point and performs the snare drum in the Grenadiers Band.

Posted Sep. 1, 2012

Since 1987 Geary Larrick (PhDMus’84) has obtained 47 reference citations for his research in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature. He performs on percussion and piano and lives with his wife in Stevens Point, Wis.

Posted Dec. 1, 2012

Independent insurance broker Donna Ruff (Bus’84) qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table for the 20th time. The round table represents the top 6 percent of all insurance professionals worldwide. Donna does all her business by referrals and specializes in disability long-term care and retirement and estate planning needs. She lives in Louisville, Colo.

Posted Dec. 1, 2012

Duff & Phelps Corp., a leading independent financial advisory and investment banking firm, has welcomed Peter Rosenberg (Fin’84) as a managing director. His experience includes 28 years of leveraged finance, capital markets, strategic advisory and asset management. Previously he was a managing director with Wells Fargo Securities. He graduated magna cum laude from CU and was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma academic honor society. Peter lives in Kentfield, Calif.

Posted Mar. 1, 2013

CTO of etouches Chett Rubenstein* (Acct’84) is working to revolutionize the world of events management. Leveraging such things as mobile, social and big data analytics, the etouches team members are helping event organizers all over the world provide better experiences for their attendees. The company was named 52 in the Top 100 Software Companies in the Inc. 5000. Chett lives in Westport, Conn.

*Lifetime member

Posted Mar. 1, 2013

Percussionist Geary Larrick (DMus’84) is cited in various music publications. He has 10 references in books, 54 in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, 88 in Music Index and 160 in WorldCat online. Geary performs regularly in central Wisconsin on percussion and piano and lives in Stevens Point, Wis., with his wife.

Posted Jun. 1, 2013

Peter Rosenberg (Fin’84) joined Duff & Phelps Corporation’s investment banking practice as managing director. Duff & Phelps is an independent financial advisory and investment banking firm. He has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on leveraged finance, capital markets, strategic advisory private equity and asset management. He lives in Kentfield, Calif.

Posted Jun. 1, 2013

“Multicultural Percussion Music” is the title of an article written by Geary Larrick (DMus’84) for the spring 2013 issue of National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal. He has written 45 articles for the journal since 1968, including work from his dissertation at CU-Boulder. Geary lives in Stevens Point, Wis.

Posted Sep. 1, 2013

At the National Museum of the Marine Corps last January, Lt. Col. Dale Bain* (Ling’84) retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in a ceremony presided over by Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman (EPOBio’82). On hand were CU-Boulder alumni Col. Michael Bohn (Hist’80) and his wife Janet Hauck Bohn (Art’80), Lt. Col. Matthew Kelly (PolSci’83) and his wife Rebecca Baxter Kelly (Span’84), Brian Lawler (PolSci’84) and Capt. Michael Selby (PolSci’85). Also in attendance were Dale’s parents, his wife Sue, their son and three daughters. Sue is a former member of the CU-Boulder athletic department staff. They live in Fredericksburg, Va.

Posted Dec. 1, 2013

“Multicultural Percussion Music,” an article written by Geary Larrick (DMus’84), was published in the spring 2013 National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) Journal. Since 1968 he has written 80 articles and reviews for the journal, which can be found in the periodicals collection in the University of Colorado Music Library. Geary is a retired assistant professor of music at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Posted Dec. 1, 2013

In 2009 Mark Crumpacker (A&S ex’84) was named Chipotle’s first chief marketing officer. He oversees all of the company’s marketing functions and serves as president of the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. The foundation promotes a more sustainable, healthful and equitable food future. Prior to joining Chipotle, Mark was founder, CEO and creative director at Sequence, a San Francisco branding and interactive agency.

Posted Mar. 1, 2014

On Feb. 12 Geary Larrick (DMus’84) performed a Black History Month program on solo marimba in Stevens Point, Wis., where he lives as a retired music professor of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He writes that his latest work was a review of Angela Smith’s book Steel Drums and Steelbands: A History, which appeared in the December 2013 issue of the Music Educators Journal.

Posted Jun. 1, 2014

“The Rowdy Mermaid” sounds like an interesting book or a funny nickname, but in reality it is a Boulder kombucha restaurant inspired by owner James Dunn’s (Geog’84) daughter. James opened the store after he saw a need for a caffeine-free kombucha drink that children, including his own, could drink. The store is one of the first kombucha taprooms worldwide, and CU-Boulder alumni receive a 15 percent discount.

Posted Sep. 1, 2014

Photographer and graphic artist Rob Decker (Comm) of Nederland, Colo., fell in love with the designs used by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and ’40s. Combining his artistic abilities with his interests in national parks, he has begun designing graphic art posters about national parks in the WPA style. He calls it the National Park Poster Project. Search for his work on Etsy.com.

Posted Mar. 1, 2015

Musician Geary Larrick (DMus) of Stevens Point, Wis., wrote “Creativity and Discipline in Percussion Music” for the fall 2014 issue of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal.

Posted Mar. 1, 2015

After working in Japan, Hawaii and on Colorado’s western slope, Noel Ludwig (Geol) is now lead hydrologist in California for the federal Bureau of Land Management. Most of his work takes place in the desert and deals with water impacts of large-scale solar and wind energy projects. He lives in Moreno Valley, Calif.

Posted Mar. 1, 2015

Mark Munch (ChemEngr) of Los Altos Hills, Calif., has 23 years of experience in marketing, product development, operations and sales. He serves as the president of Bruker Nano Surfaces and Bruker MAT Group.

Posted Mar. 1, 2015

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