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Roadrunners Rise 2020: A Year in Review

By Lynne Winter ‘17

During 2020, one thing stood out above all others: Roadrunners care for Roadrunners. It’s what we do. Whether we’re mentoring students, providing critical financial support, standing up against injustice in our local communities or working on the front lines as an essential worker, Roadrunner generosity knows no bounds. Take a look back at the last year to learn about some of the ways Roadrunners cared for Roadrunners in 2020.

Northstar Investment Advisors celebrates anniversary with a gift to Roadrunners

By Lynne Winter '17

Like many organizations, Northstar Investment Advisors had its plans for 2020 thwarted by COVID-19. “At the beginning of the year, we were planning a 25th-anniversary party for the spring. Then, the pandemic struck,” said Fred Taylor, president and co-founder of the fiduciary investment-advisory firm and Metropolitan State University of Denver partner. “Given the impact of COVID-19, it was no longer possible to get together, but we still wanted to celebrate.” Read more.
Student welfare

Student Support in COVID Times

By Lynne Winter '17

In the best of times, students expect to face financial struggles while attending college. COVID_19 is something else entirely. MSU Denver students are drowning in a deluge of obstacles they must overcome in pursuit of a brighter tomorrow. Read more.

Charles Schwab’s College to Careers Program paves the way for Roadrunner success.

By Lynne Winter '17

Graduation is an exciting time for Metropolitan State University of Denver students. The culmination of years of education is finally about to be parlayed into personal and professional success. But the transition from college to career can be scary, causing some students to question whether they are genuinely prepared to leap into the “real world.” Read more.

Donations are helping Roadrunners maintain housing and persist in their studies

By Erica Quintana-Garcia

Even before COVID-19 rocked the Colorado economy and the lives of many Metropolitan State University of Denver students, the Student Emergency Retention Fund was a vital resource for Roadrunners in need. Read more.

A homerun for Roadrunners

By Corey Phare

Officially entering its third year on Friday, July 24, MSU Denver's partnership with the Colorado Rockies has raised more than $395,000 over the past two seasons - directly benefiting over 120 departments, programs and majors. This season's raffle will take place online throughout the shortened MLB season and will continue raising funds to support students at MSU Denver. Read more.

The Denver-based wireless company is providing free devices and services to Roadrunners through Apri

By Lindsey Colture

Denver-based wireless company Visible, a subsidiary of Verizon, recently donated 250 ZTE Android tablets and free internet service to Metropolitan State University of Denver for distribution to students in need. The donation will ensure that, no matter their economic status, Roadrunners can successfully stay connected to the University and on track to achieve their academic goals. Read more.

Advancement team celebrates fundraising success

By Lindsey Colture

After exceeding it's 2019-20 goal, the MSU Denver University Advancement team has refocused its efforts to help students and programs persist through the COVID-19 pandemic. The team continues to support the University’s strategic goals and establish more connections across campus, building a culture of giving and helping campus partners understand the University’s broader community impact. Read more.

Donors are making a difference

By Lynne Winter '17

Like so many of us, the effects of COVID-19 have dramatically impacted the lives of MSU Denver students and their families. When the campus closed in March, many of them wondered how they would be successful without access to the necessities they depend on– computers, internet access, food, jobs and more. A shadow of uncertainty loomed over the heads of our most vulnerable community members. << READ MORE >>

People of nowhere

By Valeria Quiroz, journalism, May 2022

As one of many asylum seekers, there are experiences particular to our situation. The uncertainty we live in affects everything we do and every choice we make. Our stability is disrupted because we lack a sense of belonging. Asylum seekers don’t belong in the country we left behind or the one we currently reside in. This is my existence. My struggle. << READ MORE >>

Donor are staying cozy while supporting students in need.

By Lynne Winter '17

Throughout the month of Socktober, students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University are showing their Roadrunner Pride and keeping their toes warm with gifts to the Student Emergency Fund. << READ MORE >>

They shoot. They score!

By Lynne Winter '17

When Sandy Suzor’s son, Sam, joined the MSU Denver club hockey team as a freshman, he was welcomed with open arms at a school where he didn’t know anyone. << READ MORE >>

New endowed scholarship connects students to the community.

By Lynne Winter '17

he newest scholarship founded at Metropolitan State University of Denver is on a mission to connect students to the community. In July 2019, the Organization for Chinese Americans (OCA) Colorado established an endowed scholarship at MSU Denver to support primarily Asian-Pacific Islander students who are Colorado residents with financial need. << READ MORE >>
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