Graduating senior Jasmin Torres outside an MRI machine on campus, where she does neuroscience research.

Class of 2017: Mind of a philosopher, heart of an activist

May 5, 2017

If Jasmin Torres had a personal motto, it would be, "Sí, se puede." This Spanish phrase meaning, "Yes, you can," has defined the graduating senior’s life.

Alexandra Okeson

Class of 2017: Creating algorithms for healthcare

May 5, 2017

Computer science graduate Alexandra Okeson found her calling in the field while helping create algorithms to test medical devices. Now she's got her sights set on a PhD, focusing on algorithms for healthcare.

Haley Smith poses with basketball in hand on court

Class of 2017: Excelling on and off the court

May 5, 2017

If you follow Colorado basketball, you already know a few things about senior Haley Smith. But what you might not know is that Smith is the kind of student-athlete who makes Buffs fans proud to be Buffs fans.

Floyd Pierce

Class of 2017: Racing around the world in high-definition

May 5, 2017

Last year, CU Boulder senior Floyd Pierce, raced around the world for $1 million as a contestant on "The Amazing Race." CBS has aired seven episodes, and, so far, Pierce is still in the game.

Sarah, Pat and Stephanie Meyers at the John Lennon Wall in Prague

Class of 2017: Supporting future students with scholarship fund

May 5, 2017

With a $30,000 gift from their family foundation, twins Sarah and Stephanie Meyers established the a scholarship fund to support one or two first-year students in financial need.

Graduation caps thrown up in the air

Tomorrow's leaders: Class of 2017

May 5, 2017

Read about just a few of the talented, motivated and innovative students who graduated this month and are starting on their next adventure.

Michael Persinger

Class of 2017: A student inspired by his father

May 3, 2017

Graduating senior Michael Persinger, intent now on medical school, thanks his father for helping him achieve his dreams. "He taught me to always keep pushing no matter what is thrown at me, and I’ve tried to keep that mentality whenever I’m faced with challenges."

Lonnie Rickel in Army uniform

Class of 2017: A childhood dream becomes reality

May 3, 2017

As a kid, Lonnie Rickel planned to enlist in the Army, never seriously considering college. CU Boulder provided the best of both worlds: the college experience with an ROTC program.

Miranda Viorst with painted elephant

Class of 2017: Prison yoga becomes grad's volunteer mission

April 28, 2017

Sociology graduate Miranda Viorst volunteers with The Prison Yoga Project in Boulder. She wrote an honors thesis from her interviews with former inmates of California’s San Quentin State Prison.

Graduate student Eben Yonnetti with Tibetan text

Student unlocks mysteries of Norlin's Tibetan Buddhist texts

April 19, 2017

Eben Yonnetti was first exposed to Buddhism as an undergraduate studying abroad in Nepal. Now, the Religious Studies grad student is compiling an online guide to Tibetan resources at Norlin Library.

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