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In This Issue
Call to Action
Alumni Love Stories
Alumni Events
Alumni Highlights
Alumni Office Note
University Events 

If you'd like to be notified of upcoming Naropa events, 
please e-mail [email protected].
Friday, January 24 - 
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

University News

Lincoln Building at Naropa University in autumn

Kaiser Permanente Walk & Wheel Grant Awarded to Naropa University 

Contact Us

Director of Alumni Relations
Director of Career and Community Engagement

Alumni Communication Coordinator

Quick Links

Save the Date


Wednesday, March 12, 2014 
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Naropa Pavilion Reception with President Lief
Saturday, April 12, 2014
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Call to Action 

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Share what you're up to

We are seeking Alumni Notes for the spring issue of Naropa Magazine! Please share your good news, accomplishments and milestones to be included in the upcoming issue. The deadline for submission is Monday, February 17th. Submit an Alumni Note


Alumni Weekend Planning Committee 

*Save the Date!*  Naropa's Alumni Weekend will be Friday, October 10 -Saturday, October 11, 2014! This will include a number of gatherings and opportunities for alumni to enjoy, such as "Alumni College", classes for alumni by beloved Naropa faculty, school and program receptions, as well as a big Naropa gathering with food, music and friends, to celebrate Naropa's 40th year. We are seeking alumni to help with the planning and hosting of this exciting weekend! Please contact Melissa Holland for more information.

Career Connectors

We are seeking alumni willing to speak with current students or recent alumni about your career path, and to share your advice or wisdom regarding your professional journey, through email, one on one meetings, phone and/or serving on panels or offering workshops. Please contact Sarah Steward, Career and Community Engagement, if you are interested in participating and/or learning more!   

Alumni Love Stories
Share your Naropa Love Story

Whether you've found a fulfilling life path or a partner to share it all with, we want to hear your story. Express your love for Naropa or how you found love in the Naropa community. 


Naropa is a place that can foster love in all imaginable ways, and in honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day, we want to share your story with the community! 


Send your love story to Melissa Holland. And read more Alumni Love Stories here


Alumni Events
Money Mondays: Identity Theft Prevention
Monday, January 27, 2014
4:00 p.m. to 5 :00 p.m.
Naropa University, Thalacker Conference Room
Local alumni are invited to the first in a series of workshops that aim to explore and deepen our relationship and money and abundance. The first session will focus on identity theft with a speaker from First National Bank. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to [email protected]. Details here

Amherst Area Alumni Gathering with President Lief
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Judie's Restaurant, Amherst, MA -- RSVP Required
Alumni in the Amherst, MA area are invited to join Naropa's President, Chuck Lief, for dinner and conversation. It's a great opportunity to connect with the university as well as your Naropa community in western Massachusetts. Guests are welcome, please RSVP (even if tentative) to Melissa Holland at: [email protected]

Alumni Agency & Internship Panel
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Naropa University Paramita Campus - Virya Classroom
Come for an evening of discussion with a panel of experienced clinicians that can offer tips and pointers on interviewing at clinical sites. The Graduate School of Psychology, along with Career Services and Alumni Relations, invites you to join us. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here
Alumni Highlights
Alumni in Hawaii gathered in 2013, sharing food, laughter, and personal stories from Naropa. Each alum brought a friend and shared their experiences, knowledge they gained, and how much they learned about themselves through their time at the university. The gathering included (pictured): Rika, Katy, Colbert, Shirley, Lila, Liz, and Tami. Special thanks to Shirley Rivera for coordinating and managing this event!  
Randolph Curtis Rand, MFA '07, recently received outstanding reviews for his show (Three Man) Tempest which played at the Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh, NC through December 22, 2013. Read the reviews from Boom Magazine, News Observer, and CVNC online. Find out more about the production here
Freddie Owens, MA Contemplative Psychotherapy, is on a nationwide virtual book tour from January 6 through March 28 to promote his new book, Then Like the Blind Man: Orbie's Story. You can follow the book tour online, read an excerpt, and find out more about Owens' work as a writer here.
Alumni Office Note
Greetings from your New  
Alumni Communication Coordinator!
Hello Naropa Alumni!
I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Sarah Worzer and I'm Naropa's new Alumni Communication Coordinator. Under the guidance of Melissa Holland, I'll be working to keep you updated on Alumni information, news, and events through newsletters, e-mails, social media, and more. I'm very excited to join the community here at Naropa University, and look forward to getting to know you all more. 

Best Wishes, 
Sarah Worzer