The Conversation

Facebook provides a forum for talk about transformation.

Publish Date: April 19, 2013

Conversation Bubbles

We Asked:
MSU Denver will be launching a new university magazine this spring and is seeking content that explores the concept of “transformations”: original artwork or illustrations; poems and essays; stories about courses, faculty, staff, students and alumni. Did a particular class or faculty member change your way of thinking? Have you had a significant life or career change? Are you transforming your community through service, or your industry through innovation? Is your research breaking new ground? Please share your content ideas and personal stories!


You Answered:
I am a proud recent MSU Denver alum and have started a business with a current Roadrunner, Mark Johnson. We’d love to share our story with the university community to hopefully motivate other student entrepreneurs to start making their passion their employment. Glad to see a new medium to communicate all the wonderful success stories that are perhaps otherwise left untold.
Jeremy Priest

I am a recent graduate of MSU Denver with degree in business marketing. I just had a recent job switch from a retail management position to a sales and marketing manager of a major staffing agency downtown. I would like to share my story because as a recent graduate, I want to express the joy/hope to other marketing students of doing something special and taking risks to be on your desired goal path. This is such a cool idea.
Kellie Lankutis

I am a fall 2012 graduate with a degree in journalism. I’m not taking the career route that most would assume ... instead I guess you say I practice “advocacy journalism” because I aim to raise consciousness about women’s issues. Currently I am a correspondent for Stop Street Harassment and am researching gender violence in the Denver area. I want to share my story to show the value in following strong passions as a student. You don’t have to be “typical” in what you do with your degree; I chose to be more than just a reporter, I chose to be one who creates social change. Cool idea with the magazine; can’t wait to read about other Roadrunners.
Allison Riley

I’m a current student at MSU Denver and I’ve been there for two and a half years. I’m interested in talking about how the teachers in the art department have become my inspiration to achieve my dream as an artist.
Danee Castillo

Still a student, just landed a great internship with a grassroots org that is so inspirational for our state and local communities.
Holly Smith

Do you like the new Metropolitan Denver Magazine? Have your own transformation story to share? Join the conversation at Or send a letter to the editor at or Metropolitan Denver Magazine, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Campus Box 86, PO Box 173362, Denver, CO 80217.