Alumni of ACTION
ACTION: Advocating Collaboration Through Inclusive Excellence, Outreach and Networking. Alumni of ACTION represents University graduates from the Black, Asian, Indigenous, LGBTQIA and Latinx communities. The volunteer-led groups give DU graduates the chance to work with their DU classmates and fellow alumni to address local and global challenges while providing opportunities for the next generation.
Latinx Alumni Affinity Network (DULAA)
DULAA serves the needs of the Latinx community in and around the DU campus, providing opportunities for connections, professional development, scholarship and academic support to alumni and students of Latinx heritage. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates and invites by sending an email with subject line AOA via the link below.Subscribe here!
Indigenous Alumni Affinity Network (IAA)
Dedicated to enhancing the lives of indigenous people within the DU campus community and the greater Rocky Mountain area, the IAA cultivates strong bonds among alumni, current students and future generations of indigenous persons at the University to support opportunities and community trust. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates and invites by sending an email with subject line AOA via the link below.Subscribe here!
Asian Alumni Affinity Network (A3)
Known as A3, the Asian Alumni Affinity group supports the goals and passions of students and alumni of Asian heritage at the University of Denver through community events and activities. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates and invites by sending an email with subject line AOA via the link below.Subscribe here!
Black Alumni Affinity Network (BAA)
The BAA promotes opportunities for Black alumni, staff and faculty, fostering connections between current students and the larger Black community at DU while supporting future generations. Membership is open to alumni, staff, faculty and students who identify as Black, African American or as persons of African descent. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates and invites by sending an email with subject line AOA via the link below.Subscribe here!
LGBTQ+ Pride Alumni Affinity
For our students, staff, faculty and alumni of all sexual orientations and gender identities, the LGBTQIA alumni network provides support, career advising and community service opportunities in partnership with the University's Cultural Center. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates and invites by sending an email with subject line AOA via the link below.Subscribe here!
Co-Chair of LGBTQ+ Pride Alumni Network
John Jarosz is a Partner and Co-Founder at Sightglass, a technology innovation consulting firm. With a background as a digital product and design leader, he has lived and traveled across the globe while working with a wide variety of people and businesses. This experience, combined with his education, has given him a unique understanding of how to bring diverse groups of people together to achieve unified outcomes.
John earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Media Studies from the University of Denver in 2009 and a Master of Science degree in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University in 2011. He currently lives in Denver, CO with his husband and dog. Outside of work, John is passionate about empowering LGBTQ+ individuals through the LGBTQ+ alumni network at the University of Denver, enabling current DU students and the broader alumni group to support each other as a life-long communityConnect with John
Meet Mackenzie Hunter
Director of Volunteer Networks
Hello! I joined DU’s Regional Advancement & Volunteer Engagement team as the Director of Volunteer Networks in February 2022. In this role, I will help to build out the University’s new volunteer-led network model that brings together alumni, parents, and other DU supporters across shared interests, identities, and geographic locations. I am here to create, refine, and promote volunteer pathways and provide our networks with tools and resources to ensure strong leadership structure, sustainable growth, and well-coordinated programming.
I bring with me a decade of volunteer engagement experience in a variety of settings including higher education (University of Texas at Dallas), national service (AmeriCorps NCCC) and community-based nonprofits (United Way of the Battle Creek & Kalamazoo Region). These experiences have allowed me to develop a strong knowledge base from which to build from in this new role with DU’s engagement team.Connect with Mackenzie
Alumni of ACTION hosts several events collectively and in the respective groups each year. In addition to the signature events noted below, AOA provides professional development, opportunities to connect and mentor students, social events and fun ways to plug in to all the major campus wide events at DU including Alumni Weekend in May and Homecoming in October.
- Traditional Blanket Wrapping
- The Indigenous Alumni Network hosts a ceremony honoring all graduating students and their families during spring commencement. Graduates are presented with a beautiful woven blanket as they are welcoming into the IAA community.
- DULAA's After the Holidays Party
- Each January, the Latinx Alumni Network invites all AOA members, friends and family to the annual after the holidays party in downtown Denver. Join to hear from current scholarship recipients, enjoy great food and reconnect after the busy holiday season.
- Drag Bingo
- Each May the LGBTQ+ Pride Alumni Network hosts a virtual drag bingo to finish off the 1day4du fundraising campaign that benefits queer student programming at DU. Join to win awesome prizes, interact with the LGBTQ+ community at DU and tune in for the incredible stylings of our favorite local drag queens!
Connect With Us
If you want to share your time and talent in any way outside mentoring and networking, check out VolunteerDU at volunteering.du.edu This portal is a menu of volunteer opportunities and your open door to engage with the DU community. Choose from a variety of one-off and ongoing projects that are meaningful to you.
The DU Career Network allows you to connect with DU students and alumni for mentoring and career networking. Share your expertise with those pursuing similar professional interests by joining du.firsthand.co.
If you have any questions about volunteering with DU, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONNECT WITH ALUMNI OF ACTION NETWORK LEADERS:
Looking to get involved or learn more? Email your network leader today!
Latinx Alumni Network Chair: Raymundo Lerma | email@example.com
Indigenous Alumni Network Chair: Alyssa Willie | firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTQ+ Alumni Network Chair: Sean Montoya | email@example.com
Asian Alumni Network Chair: Carson De Fries | Carson.DeFries@du.edu
Black Alumni Network Chair: Theo Chapman | firstname.lastname@example.org