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Alumni Events
Alumni Highlights
Admissions News
Naropa Accreditation
University Events 

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Francisco Varela's Legacy: The Past, Present, and Future of Science at Naropa

Wed., December 3, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

University News

Lincoln Building at Naropa University in autumn

Naropa Professor Deborah Bowman to Speak at TEDxBoulder

Contact Us

Director of Alumni Relations


Alumni Communications Coordinator

 Sarah Steward
Sarah Steward
Director of Career and Community Engagement

GSP Credentialing Coordinator

Assistant Dean of Graduate Admissions

Karen Wills
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Quick Links
Call to Action 

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We invite you to...  
Audit a Class at Naropa 
Did you know that any alumni who has earned a degree at Naropa may audit select courses during the fall and spring semesters? The fee to audit a class is $30 per credit, plus any related course fees. Please note, registering to audit a class means it cannot be taken for-credit. Interested in auditing a class? Print an audit form, check out the courses available for audit, obtain the instructor's signature, and submit the form to Student Administrative Services within one week of the add/drop period for that class. You'll be notified via email once your registration goes through!  

Submit a Presentation Proposal for ASK 

We're seeking alumni to share their expertise in next year's Alumni Sharing Knowledge webinar series! We're looking for alumni to present on: health & wellness, professional self-discovery, and social justice/community organizing. If you have an idea of how you can contribute to one of these topics, or an entirely different topic, we'd love to hear about it! For more information, please email Melissa Holland, or submit a proposal online by December 31, 2014 for consideration.


View Naropa's 2014 Annual Report

Naropa's 2014 Annual Report is now available

 online! See highlights from the year and learn more about the financial health of the institution. Check out a letter from President Lief, the donor Honor Roll, and what growing Naropa's future looks like. Thank you for celebrating 40 years of Naropa with us!


Share your Naropa Love Story

It's getting to be that time of year again! We want to hear the story of how you found love at Naropa, whether it's a best friend, a significant other, or love you found in your journey at Naropa. We're compiling Alumni Love Stories to share with the community online and for Valentine's Day! Please send your story to by February 1. 

Alumni Events

Alumni Reception in Los Angeles

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles

Rendezvous Lounge 

6101 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Reconnect with Naropa alumni in your area and meet Tommy Lee Woon the new Director of Diversity and Inclusion at a come-and-go reception. Plus, Andrea Auguiste, Director of Development, will be there to share insights on Naropa today and what lies ahead. Before coming to Naropa, Tommy Lee Woon held positions of directing diversity, student life, multicultural education, and opportunity at Oberlin College, Brown University, Dartmouth College, and most recently, Stanford University. Help us welcome and introduce him to Naropa's unique Alumni community! RSVP online in advance, even if tentative!
Alumni Highlights
Kirsten Wilson, MFA '06, recently received one of Boulder County's Community Action Program's 2014 Multicultural Awards. Wilson, Executive Director of Motus Theater, uses the arts as a forum to explore issues of race, class and equality. "By bringing her plays to local theaters and high schools, Wilson has promoted greater community awareness, education and discussion of often difficult and challenging topics." Read more from the Daily Camera


Bradley Sands, MFA '11, has published his seventh book, Dodgeball High. The novel follows a teenager starting a new high school, where he is surprised to discover every single class is devoted to learning about dodgeball, leading to his participation in the deadliest dodgeball tournament ever. Find out about the novel and learn more about Sands' work

Bao Nguyen, MA '06,
 was recently interviewed by Danny Fisher, MDiv '06, in an Off The Cushion podcast. In the interview, Nguyen shares how his master's degree in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies informs his work as a community leader, running for Mayor in the mid-term elections this year. Listen to the podcast here and learn more about Nguyen's work as a community leader

Admissions News
Take a look at Naropa's Undergraduate View Book and share it with others!

With a comprehensive view of our contemplative liberal arts curriculum, outside-the-norm student life, and powerful student support programs, we invite you to share this View Book with someone you know who might be interested in joining in the journey at Naropa! 
GSP Credentialing News

Calling on All Graduate Psychology Alumni!

wire-bound-pad.jpg ALL Graduate Psychology Alumni are invited to take part in a survey concerning your experience around licensure. You do not have to have pursued or obtained licensure in order to complete this survey. Results will inform the further development of Credentialing services for both current students and Alumni.
Please click here to share your experiencesYour voice and input is highly valued!

Also note that the growing body of Licensure and other Credentialing resources and information on MyNaropa is now publicly accessible via the Alumni page.  Go to Alumni > Alumni Resources: GSP Credentialing. For those still in pursuit of professional credentials and in need of support, make this your first port of call! Feedback and requests for further resources and expression of needs can be sent to the GSP Credentialing Coordinator.

Finally, please note the GSP Credentialing Office will be closed over Winter break from Dec 19 to Jan 12; please plan accordingly. There is on average a two week wait for appointments. You can email Claire Chang, the GSP Credentialing Coordinatorto arrange a time to gain some individual assistance.