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Lance E. Gerlach

Class of '01, College of Arts and Sciences

Boulder, Colo., Lance has been named the assistant vice chancellor for advancement and associate athletic director, for the University of Colorado-Boulder, shifting from his previous role as chief revenue officer.  Gerlach brings extensive leadership, supervision and business relationship experience that will strengthen the organization and improve collaborations across the CU university and larger community.

Ryan C. Olson

Class of '01, College of Arts and Sciences

Walnut Creek, Calif. Ryan holds the position of senior vice president | private client advisor at Bank of America Private Bank located in Walnut Creek.

Luke C. Schmidt

Class of '01, College of Arts and Sciences

Cherryville, N.C.   Luke holds the position of director, business development and strategy – Asia Pacific at Collins Aerospace.

Ryan C. Olson

Class of '01, College of Arts and Sciences

Ryan C. Olson ’01, Walnut Creek, Calif., and his spouse, Sarah, welcomed their son, Grayson Charles Olson on June 2, 2019.

Erin Cimpl-Nahorny

Class of '01, Master of Counseling

Erin Cimpl-Nahorny '01C, Columbus. After her 4 year old son was diagnosed with Stage 4 High-Risk Neuroblastoma cancer in 2012, she and her spouse, Chris, started up Sammy's Superheroes Foundation in response to the needed research and funding for childhood cancers compared to all other forms.  The Foundation works to raise funds, as well as research and awareness, for all kinds of childhood cancer.  Now, she’s helping not only her own son, but thousands of children battling cancer.

Capt. Luke C. Schmidt

Class of '01, College of Arts and Sciences

Cherryville, North Carolina

Capt. Schmidt is a Director of Aftermarket Program Management at Collins Aerospace in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jill Ericksen McBride

Class of '01, College of Arts and Sciences

Whitesboro, Texas

Jill received the Sharon Shoulders Award. The award recognizes the great women of professional bull riding; those whose work, partnership and faith has been as integral to the sport as the athletes themselves. 

Benjamin C. Struby

Class of '01, College of Arts and Sciences

Kansas City, Missouri 

Benjamin joined Lathrop Gage Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights team in the Kansas City Office.