Scott Reiman and Bellco sponsor Free for Kids at Denver Art Museum

bellco-mural_11-21-16-low-res

Photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum. Denver muralists Jaime Molina and Pedro Barrios work to complete a mural in downtown Denver to celebrate Free for Kids.

Denver Art Museum trustee and Reiman Foundation President Scott Reiman is dedicated to providing all kids access to a world of art, history and culture.

Last May, Reiman, along with the Denver Art Museum, unveiled the Free for Kids program, providing free general admission to the museum for youth visitors under 18 until 2010.

Today, Bellco Credit Union is joining Reiman in his effort.

In a new, two-year collaboration with the museum, Bellco’s presenting sponsorship will support engagement opportunities, enhanced learning, educational resources and materials for youth visitors in addition to funding for outreach to underserved communities.

In addition to free general admission for youth visitors, the program also offers free general admission for school tours and other youth groups. In its first year, Free for Kids has seen an increase in school visits by more than 50 percent.

To celebrate the program and its new partnership, Denver muralists Pedro Barrios and Jaime Molina are creating an outdoor wall mural, funded in part by Bellco, just outside the 1515 Restaurant downtown. The mural is set to be completed soon. 

On November 22, 2016, local families grabbed their paint and paint brushes along with Barrios and Molina and Bellco and museum executives to create their own mural designs. 

Read here to learn more about the Denver Art Museum’s Free for Kids program and its new sponsor. 

DU receives rave reviews

Princeton Review receives ranking

DU receives high marks from Princeton Review.

The University of Denver received high marks from the Princeton Review’s Annual College Rankings Guide.

The university was ranked in four categories by the college admission services company:

  • 8th for “Most Popular Study Abroad Program”
  • 18th for “Best College Library”
  • 19th for “Impact Schools” which recognizes community service programs.

DU also took 18th in “College City Gets High Marks,” due to its proximity to downtown. Students surveyed enjoy how close it is, but like how DU still feels like a campus.

The rankings are based on surveys completed by 143,000 students from 381 schools. The Princeton Review has published these rankings since 1992.

As an alumnus, Scott Reiman, namesake of the Reiman School of Finance at DU, remains an active member of the university community and supports the academic success for all Colorado students.

Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship awarded to DU grad

2015 Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship Award Recipient, Ariel Cheng

2015 Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship winner and DU graduate Ariel Cheng. Photo courtesy of Ariel Cheng.

Ariel Cheng is on a mission to stop the stigma that surrounds mental health.

As one of the founders of the University of Denver’s Mind Club, Cheng helps raise awareness of this issue among her peers and the community. She also partners with local organizations to give those suffering with mental illness, a voice.

Her exceptional leadership and community involvement has earned Cheng the 2015 Scott Reiman Emerging Leader Scholarship.

Each year, the Quarterly Forum awards the scholarship to an outstanding DU student. The forum, comprised of Denver community leaders, including Scott Reiman, supports young leaders throughout Colorado.

The scholarship recipient receives $10,000 towards financial support in hopes to help students overcome any obstacles that arise during college.

Cheng graduated in May with a degree international studies and plans to take a year off before attending law school.

As namesake for the scholarship, Scott Reiman is dedicated to recognizing students like Cheng and seeing them succeed.

Olympian Missy Franklin inspires young athletes

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin has experienced defeat. She has also experienced victory. But with each experience, she strives to be the best she can be and stresses to aspiring young athletes to do the same.

Franklin was this year’s featured speaker at the 18th Annual Salute the Stars luncheon on May 6, 2016 at Sports Authority Field. She described her path to the top of the Olympic podium and attributes her success to remaining true to herself and working hard.

Every year, the John Lynch Foundation celebrates student-athletes, including those with special needs for their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community.

To-date the program has awarded $825,000 in scholarships.

“We are proud to support these student-athletes,” said Reiman Foundation Chairman Scott Reiman. “They inspire us through their leadership and dedication.”

The Reiman Foundation proudly sponsors Salute the Stars and supports many programs that foster our next generation of leaders.

Back to School at Graland Country Day School

Scott Reiman Supports Graland Country Day SchoolIt’s hard to believe the long days of summer break are over and it’s back-to-school time already! Graland Country Day School welcomed its students back to campus this week. Lots of smiling faces were seen as the students arrived on the first day. It easy to see they’re already off to a great start to another successful school year!

Scott Reiman remembers the first day each of his own children went off to kindergarten at Graland. He and his wife know the value of a good education and based on the school’s outstanding reputation, they were thrilled to send their children there. Their personal experiences with the school only confirmed what they had already heard. Still today they continue to be impressed with school and its focus on building thoughtful, engaged citizens.

Scott Reiman & Reiman Foundation Support Graland

Back in 2009, Reiman co-funded the Hamilton Reiman Building, where students now engage in literacy, theater and choir activities. Still today, Reiman and the Reiman Foundation are proud to continue supporting the important work of the Graland Country Day School.

University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business Welcomes New Dean

University of Denver Daniels College of Business logo pic Recently, the University of Denver announced the election of Dr. Elrie LaBrent Chrite as the new dean of the Daniels College of Business. The school undertook an extensive nine-month search in cooperation with international search firm Korn Ferry to locate a leader of Dr. Chrite’s caliber. The new dean possesses more than two decades of institutional leadership experience and most recently served as dean and professor of management and international business at Montclair State University in New Jersey. In this position, he focused on modernizing the business curriculum at the school to prepare students for the competitive job market. His programming led to a 40 percent increase in graduate enrollment, as well as global partnerships with other schools. In addition, he instituted a new executive MBA program and established a Center for Entrepreneurship.

Before assuming his duties at Montclair, Dr. Chrite worked at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona as associate dean and Gemelli faculty fellow. In addition, he functioned as the assistant dean for global development at the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School.

Dr. Chrite will assume his duties at Daniels in August 2014.