The Denver Network

From the Foothills to DIA, The Denver Network boasts the largest DU community in the world with over 65,000 strong. With Homecoming, Alumni Weekend, Rockies games and other local events, there are so many ways to get involved with this network no matter what the affiliation. 

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Featured Volunteer Leaders

Meet Rachel Heaton

University College

Hello, my name is Rachel and I've been a project and program manager in the technology space, both infrastructure and software, for the last several years. Presently I work as a Sr. Program Manager for Disney Streaming, overseeing new market launches & global expansion as well as feature adds. I graduated from DU with a Masters from the ICT program in 2020, and I hope to stay connected to the DU community to build a strong community of female technologists from a wide variety of backgrounds. Women should reach out to me for salary negotiation techniques, career advancement questions, or mentorship opportunities. 

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Meet Carson DeFries

Graduate School of Social Work

Carson De Fries is the chair for the Asian Alumni Affinity (A3) group at DU. After De Fries graduated from DU in 2018 with a Master's degree in Social Work, she worked as the Intergenerational Program Coordinator at DU's Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging. Currently, De Fries is a PhD student at DU's Graduate School of Social Work researching community-based aging services and programs. Contact her if you're interested in getting involved with A3.  

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Annual Events

Check out some of our annual events below!

  • HOMECOMING
    • Annual fall tradition which includes HocktoberFESTival, Hockey Game, and many other campus events
  • ALUMNI WEEKEND
    • Annual tradition of lectures and celebrations hosted in May that helps connect alumni back to campus wherever you are on the globe
  • DU DAY WITH THE ROCKIES
    • Come out to support the Rockies at this annual summer event and add to your baseball hat collection
View all events here
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Staff Leader

Meet Brent Thompson

Director of Regional Engagement

Brent helps guide strategy and execute engagement efforts of all alumni, families, parents and friends across the country and in select international networks as well as develops a programmatic portfolio for the regions in collaboration with Denver-based advancement team. Brent's goal is to create a culture of lifelong engagement and volunteerism among constituents in the regional markets and networks that builds our pipeline for campaign philanthropy and long-term engagement for the University's Global Network. 

Brent has served in a number of different roles throughout his 15-year career in higher education for the University of Oklahoma, University of Texas system and now with the University of Denver. He is also adjunct faculty for the Executive Education in Daniels. Brent has worked in several different capacities including employer relations, career development, accreditation, and alumni engagement. Brent is a proud University of Denver and University of Oklahoma graduate and his entire wardrobe is crimson!

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VOLUNTEER

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 alumni@du.edu.

 

CONNECT WITH DENVER NETWORK LEADERS

Please email brent.thompson@du.edu to connect with a DU Denver Network leader today!

 

CONNECT WITH DU STAFF LEADER

Please email brent.thompson@du.edu to connect with a DU staff member.

 

Looking for more ways to connect with DU? Please email alumni@du.edu

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