June 11, 2021

Dear Fellow Members,

I am pleased to let you know that the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Harvard University Club will take place, by Zoom, on June 22, 2021 at 6:30pm MT.  Please see the notice below.  Your Trustees and Steering Committee members will attend and look forward to answering any questions you have and hearing your thoughts about the Club.  The main order of business for the Annual Meeting will be the election of Trustees to fill vacant positions.

The Nominating Committee, led by Sunhee Juhon Hodges AB '85, has provided a link for you to provide your nominations for Trustee positions.  The information can be found below. 

Upcoming events of note are the June 16 Alumnae Networking event organized by three of our Club members: Christie DiNapoli JD'13, Stacey Lyne SB'13 and Charlotte Horton AB'13.  Also, on July 8, Chris Miller AB'88 has organized a tailgate prior to a Colorado Symphony event at Red Rocks.  Details on both events are below.

If you have any suggestions, questions or comments about your Club, please do not hesitate to let me know.  Thank you for your continue support for, and interest in, the Rocky Mountain Harvard University Club.

Warm regards,

Bill Horton AB '77, 

RMHUC Annual Meeting - June 22, 2021

Meeting Notice

6:30PM - 7:30PM Tue 22 Jun 2021 ( Timezone: Mountain )

The Annual Meeting of the RMHUC will be held by Zoom this year, and we hope you can join the Trustees and the Steering Committee in this year's elections.  You can RSVP to this meeting here.

The RMHUC Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:30pm MDT.  All members in good standing of the RMHUC are invited to attend and vote for the Trustee positions. (Please see the “Nominations” section below.)  All other alumni are welcome to attend.  We will have an informal discussion opportunity at the end of the formal proceedings to allow for conversation and connection.

You can find a list of current Club officers at the About Us page or by navigating here.

Harvard Alumnae Networking Event - June 16, 2021

Please register at  RMHUC Alumnae Event registration

Meet local Alumnae and get connected with the Rocky Mountain Harvard University Club (RMHUC) at this free virtual networking event! This will be a great opportunity to form connections, expand your Harvard network, and learn more about RMHUC. In turn, we at RMHUC hope to learn from attendees about how we can best support and connect women in our Harvard community. All genders are welcome at this event focused on womens' voices and experiences.
The event will be hosted on Zoom and feature breakout rooms with questions for guided discussion. Members, non-members, and guests are all welcome to join. Please RSVP at the link below to help us anticipate numbers. There is no fee to register.
Date: June 16, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. MT
If you have any questions, please contact Christie DiNapoli JD'13 at  christie.dinapoli@gmail.com.

Please register at  RMHUC Alumnae Event registration

Please consider sharing your thoughts on how RMHUC can best support alumnae by filling out a brief survey at this link.

RMHUC Tailgate at Red Rocks  - July 8, 2021

Prior to Aretha Franklin Tribute by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra 

The Colorado Symphony is playing at tribute to the Queen of Soul, on July 8 at Red Rocks. The show features Colorado favorite Capathia Jenkins and three-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Ryan Shaw performing such iconic hits as "Respect," "Think," "A Natural Woman," "Chain of Fools," "Amazing Grace," and many others.  

The Harvard Club is organizing a tailgate before the show, starting at 5:00pm MT - doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30. 

You must buy tickets to the show yourself. (Red Rocks does not have a group sales program.).  Information and link to show tickets here
The tailgate will be $12 per person and will include wine, beer, juices, chicken skewers, vegetable tray, and cheese & crackers.  Some musicians from the CSO will likely stop by to answer questions about the music and performance. Information and link for the tailgate are here.

Please contact Chris Miller '88 at millerchriss@gmail.com with any questions or suggestions.

Please navigate to the RMHUC Events Webpage for more information on Club events.

Nominations for Club Trustees

If you or any RMHUC member you know would like to serve as a club leader and be more involved with providing direction and guidance to the RMHUC, please nominate them or yourself to be a Trustee!

Serving as a Trustee is an opportunity to join fellow alumni in fulfilling the mission of the club and providing value to its membership. The Nominating Committee of the RMHUC is inviting all members to submit nominations for trustee by June 17, 2021 at 6:00pm MT.

Trustees serve a three-year term, meet quarterly and provide valuable service in governing the club. We are looking for candidates who are RMHUC members in good standing who demonstrate honesty, integrity, and civility; who are committed to the club’s mission and are eager to contribute their talents, interests, skills and passion to the club; and who, ideally, like to have fun!

To nominate yourself or a qualified candidate, please fill out the attached nomination form to the best of your knowledge and email it to Sunhee Juhon Hodges. If you have questions, generally, or concerning how to submit the form or would like additional information about the role/nomination process or about other ways to get more involved in the club, please contact Sunhee Juhon Hodges at sunheej@comcast.net or 720.308.6571.

Thank you, in advance for your interest and help.

Sunhee Juhon Hodges ’85
Chair, Nominating Committee
Rocky Mountain Harvard University Club

Links to nomination forms are available here

Past Events

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021 alumni and friends gathered for a successful online event about climate change, local and global.  In conjunction with the Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado Boulder, participants viewed the film “Climate Change in Our Backyard” followed by a presentation and discussion by Dr. John Keller, Director of the Fiske Planetarium, and Mike Nelson, Denver7 Chief Meteorologist and co-author with Dr. Pieter Tans and Michael Banks of “The World’s Littlest Book on Climate: 10 Facts in 10 Minutes about CO2.”
Dr. Keller and Mike Nelson added their comments in a discussion moderated by Club Trustee and Steering Committee member, John Griffin AB'91.

Harvard Activities


Honoring the Harvard Class of 2021
Graduation on May 27, 2021 (Recording available)

With Harvard graduation and the HAA Annual Meeting celebrated virtually this year, we experienced how alumni from around the world were able to contribute and connect, remotely.  We look forward to the in-person celebrations for the Classes of 2020 and 2021, once Harvard determines it is safe for all. This year’s virtual program included a welcome from Harvard President Larry Bacow, undergraduate and graduate addresses, conferring of degrees, presenting of honorary degrees, and principal address by President of Prairie View A&M University Ruth J. Simmons. The recording of the ceremony celebrating the Class of 2021 can be found here. 

A Youtube playlist of multiple Graduation 2021 events and speakers is available  here.

Harvard Alumni Association Annual Meeting
June 4, 2021 (Recording available)

This program honored alumni accomplishments and celebrated Harvard's extraordinary global community. It included a lineup of notable speakers, including Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow JD ’76, MPP ’76, PhD ’78 and Kevin Young AB ’92, Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The program included a special celebration hosted by 25th Reunion chief marshal Anurima Bhargava AB ’96.

The main event, hosted by HAA president John J. West Jr. MBA ’95, followed. View the recording from June 4, 2021

RMHUC Membership Information

Thank you for your continued support.

To learn more about the RMHUC, please visit our web site at rmhuc.clubs.harvard.edu, where you can find out more about upcoming events, news, and other club happenings.  We welcome your membership in the Club and appreciate your feedback on how we can better serve our alumni population in Colorado and southern Wyoming.

If you encounter difficulties signing into to the RMHUC site, feel free to contact us at Membership@rmhuc.org for assistance.