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On April 9th at 10:10AM in Kepner Hall Rm. 1030, UNC alumnus Brandon Barnholt (BS-81) will deliver a presentation to students in the Monfort College of Business. President and CEO of KeHE Distributors, LLC—the second largest distributor in the natural products industry—Mr. Barnholt will be joined by Director of Talent Management Rusty Bland to discuss the intersections between job opportunity and corporate culture.

Since earning his degree in finance and economics from UNC, Barnholt has maintained close ties to the university through a combination of service and philanthropy. In addition to serving as director of the MCB Dean’s Leadership Council and vice chairman of the University of Northern Colorado Foundation, he spearheaded the establishment of the KeHE Distributors Scholarship and Garth Allen Distinguished Chair through corporate and private donations.

I grew up in Denver and I was able to graduate from UNC thanks in part to funding from state grant programs,” Barnholt says. “I feel a sense of duty to pay it back, pay it forward, and make it possible for others to have the same opportunity that I had.”

Barnholt enrolled at UNC as a recreation major, but quickly made the switch over to business after taking courses in MCB which sparked his passion for finance. His first full-time job following graduation stemmed from a marketing internship at Conoco he had secured with the help of a Northern Colorado alumnus in his senior year. Working his way up over the course of a career spanning more than three decades, Barnholt served 11 years at Conoco before taking on the key leadership roles at Clark Refining & Marketing and White Hen Pantry that led to his current position at KeHE.

A college degree establishes that initial foundation: gives you a new vocabulary, equips you with important skill sets,” says Barnholt. “Once you’re launched, your professional life continues to be a constant, everyday learning process.”

Barnholt’s presentation will provide an overview of job opportunities at KeHE with an eye toward illustrating the links between a company’s values and employee success. Corporate culture is a point of differentiation for KeHE, an employee-owned company guided by a set of core values which emphasize giving and serving others.

Corporate culture is something I stress to every business student because job opportunities often entail a significant life commitment,” says Barnholt. “To decide whether or not a position is right for you, it’s essential that you do your research, carefully examine a company’s overall mission, and get a sense of how they’re going to help you to grow as an employee.”

According to Barnholt, it’s UNC’s culture that has made him such a staunch supporter of our institution. The university’s commitment to student persistence and success evidenced through programs like CHE and Cumbres—combined with its established record of serving first generation students—resonate with his idea of “potential” as a long-term resource that deserves to be cultivated.

Throughout my career, I’ve never been given the number one company in its space or the number one set of assets. I’ve always had to find the promise, develop the opportunity, and then turn it into something that has a lot of value,” Barnholt says. “I think the same can be said of connecting with young people at UNC who have a lot of promise. They just need that big break, a chance to pursue their own development.”

Many thanks to Mr. Barnholt for taking the time to talk to us about his ongoing work with our university.

Have you considered making a gift to support UNC students, but you’re unsure where to begin? Visit our official giving homepage and you’ll find a helpful FAQ, a comprehensive list of our 850+ funds, and even a handy search engine that will give you all the information you need to secure a matching donation from your employer. You can also explore on- and off-campus service opportunities by filling out this Volunteer Interest Form on the alumni website.

Interested in attending future presentations at the Monfort College of Business? You can find a detailed calendar of upcoming speakers on the MCB homepage

Notable Commencement Speakers Through the Years
Our Spring Commencement Ceremony (5/10) is just around the corner! Commencement is a hugely exciting time: students become graduates, alumni come back to campus to cheer on the next generation of Bears, and lots of advice and words of inspiration are exchanged all around.
With so much hustle and bustle, UNC’s Commencement website can be an invaluable resource. Not only does it provide you with a handy weather forecast and access to a live webcast of the ceremony, you can find photo galleries and video clips from previous years to help you reminisce or give you a taste for what’s in store. There are also detailed profiles on this year’s speakers, both of whom are UNC alums.
Here at the Bear Den, we’d like to expand this archive even further. We invite you, dear reader, to share any and all graduation-related materials with us: video clips, pictures, and even memories of how a speaker’s words affected you. How do you display your degree? Where was your commencement ceremony held? We want to know!
You can send you pictures and videos to us via private message on Facebook or email them to dan.rosplock@unco.edu. As always, if you have thoughts or recollections to share, tell us about them in our comments section.
(from top to bottom, left to right)
Ken Salazar (Fall 2003) - Former United States senator and 50th Secretary of the Interior.
Lt. General Carol Mutter (Spring 1995) - UNC alumna and the first woman in the history of the US Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade.
Connie Willis (Fall, 2000) - UNC alumna and award-winning Science Fiction author.
Dr. Howard Skinner (Spring, 2005) - President Emeritus of UNC and namesake of the Skinner Music Library.
Carlotta Walls LaNier (Spring, 2006) - UNC alumna, businesswoman, and youngest member of the Little Rock Nine
Prince Bandar bin Sultan (Spring, 2001) - Former Saudi ambassador to the United States
Greg Germann (Fall, 2010) - UNC alumnus and actor, perhaps most well-known for playing the role of Richard Fish on Ally McBeal.
Dave Stalls (Spring, 2011) - UNC alumnus, former NFL player, and current CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters Colorado.
Bonus: If you’re ever in the mood for some great, motivational rhetoric to boost your spirits or if you’d just like to “borrow” some witty sayings for your next public speaking occasion, here are some links to previous commencement addresses: Robert C. Dickeson, Evan Henderson, Dwight Jones, Teresa Argotsinger, Sara Baum, and Stephanie R. South.
ZoomInfo
Notable Commencement Speakers Through the Years
Our Spring Commencement Ceremony (5/10) is just around the corner! Commencement is a hugely exciting time: students become graduates, alumni come back to campus to cheer on the next generation of Bears, and lots of advice and words of inspiration are exchanged all around.
With so much hustle and bustle, UNC’s Commencement website can be an invaluable resource. Not only does it provide you with a handy weather forecast and access to a live webcast of the ceremony, you can find photo galleries and video clips from previous years to help you reminisce or give you a taste for what’s in store. There are also detailed profiles on this year’s speakers, both of whom are UNC alums.
Here at the Bear Den, we’d like to expand this archive even further. We invite you, dear reader, to share any and all graduation-related materials with us: video clips, pictures, and even memories of how a speaker’s words affected you. How do you display your degree? Where was your commencement ceremony held? We want to know!
You can send you pictures and videos to us via private message on Facebook or email them to dan.rosplock@unco.edu. As always, if you have thoughts or recollections to share, tell us about them in our comments section.
(from top to bottom, left to right)
Ken Salazar (Fall 2003) - Former United States senator and 50th Secretary of the Interior.
Lt. General Carol Mutter (Spring 1995) - UNC alumna and the first woman in the history of the US Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade.
Connie Willis (Fall, 2000) - UNC alumna and award-winning Science Fiction author.
Dr. Howard Skinner (Spring, 2005) - President Emeritus of UNC and namesake of the Skinner Music Library.
Carlotta Walls LaNier (Spring, 2006) - UNC alumna, businesswoman, and youngest member of the Little Rock Nine
Prince Bandar bin Sultan (Spring, 2001) - Former Saudi ambassador to the United States
Greg Germann (Fall, 2010) - UNC alumnus and actor, perhaps most well-known for playing the role of Richard Fish on Ally McBeal.
Dave Stalls (Spring, 2011) - UNC alumnus, former NFL player, and current CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters Colorado.
Bonus: If you’re ever in the mood for some great, motivational rhetoric to boost your spirits or if you’d just like to “borrow” some witty sayings for your next public speaking occasion, here are some links to previous commencement addresses: Robert C. Dickeson, Evan Henderson, Dwight Jones, Teresa Argotsinger, Sara Baum, and Stephanie R. South.
ZoomInfo
Notable Commencement Speakers Through the Years
Our Spring Commencement Ceremony (5/10) is just around the corner! Commencement is a hugely exciting time: students become graduates, alumni come back to campus to cheer on the next generation of Bears, and lots of advice and words of inspiration are exchanged all around.
With so much hustle and bustle, UNC’s Commencement website can be an invaluable resource. Not only does it provide you with a handy weather forecast and access to a live webcast of the ceremony, you can find photo galleries and video clips from previous years to help you reminisce or give you a taste for what’s in store. There are also detailed profiles on this year’s speakers, both of whom are UNC alums.
Here at the Bear Den, we’d like to expand this archive even further. We invite you, dear reader, to share any and all graduation-related materials with us: video clips, pictures, and even memories of how a speaker’s words affected you. How do you display your degree? Where was your commencement ceremony held? We want to know!
You can send you pictures and videos to us via private message on Facebook or email them to dan.rosplock@unco.edu. As always, if you have thoughts or recollections to share, tell us about them in our comments section.
(from top to bottom, left to right)
Ken Salazar (Fall 2003) - Former United States senator and 50th Secretary of the Interior.
Lt. General Carol Mutter (Spring 1995) - UNC alumna and the first woman in the history of the US Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade.
Connie Willis (Fall, 2000) - UNC alumna and award-winning Science Fiction author.
Dr. Howard Skinner (Spring, 2005) - President Emeritus of UNC and namesake of the Skinner Music Library.
Carlotta Walls LaNier (Spring, 2006) - UNC alumna, businesswoman, and youngest member of the Little Rock Nine
Prince Bandar bin Sultan (Spring, 2001) - Former Saudi ambassador to the United States
Greg Germann (Fall, 2010) - UNC alumnus and actor, perhaps most well-known for playing the role of Richard Fish on Ally McBeal.
Dave Stalls (Spring, 2011) - UNC alumnus, former NFL player, and current CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters Colorado.
Bonus: If you’re ever in the mood for some great, motivational rhetoric to boost your spirits or if you’d just like to “borrow” some witty sayings for your next public speaking occasion, here are some links to previous commencement addresses: Robert C. Dickeson, Evan Henderson, Dwight Jones, Teresa Argotsinger, Sara Baum, and Stephanie R. South.
ZoomInfo
Notable Commencement Speakers Through the Years
Our Spring Commencement Ceremony (5/10) is just around the corner! Commencement is a hugely exciting time: students become graduates, alumni come back to campus to cheer on the next generation of Bears, and lots of advice and words of inspiration are exchanged all around.
With so much hustle and bustle, UNC’s Commencement website can be an invaluable resource. Not only does it provide you with a handy weather forecast and access to a live webcast of the ceremony, you can find photo galleries and video clips from previous years to help you reminisce or give you a taste for what’s in store. There are also detailed profiles on this year’s speakers, both of whom are UNC alums.
Here at the Bear Den, we’d like to expand this archive even further. We invite you, dear reader, to share any and all graduation-related materials with us: video clips, pictures, and even memories of how a speaker’s words affected you. How do you display your degree? Where was your commencement ceremony held? We want to know!
You can send you pictures and videos to us via private message on Facebook or email them to dan.rosplock@unco.edu. As always, if you have thoughts or recollections to share, tell us about them in our comments section.
(from top to bottom, left to right)
Ken Salazar (Fall 2003) - Former United States senator and 50th Secretary of the Interior.
Lt. General Carol Mutter (Spring 1995) - UNC alumna and the first woman in the history of the US Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade.
Connie Willis (Fall, 2000) - UNC alumna and award-winning Science Fiction author.
Dr. Howard Skinner (Spring, 2005) - President Emeritus of UNC and namesake of the Skinner Music Library.
Carlotta Walls LaNier (Spring, 2006) - UNC alumna, businesswoman, and youngest member of the Little Rock Nine
Prince Bandar bin Sultan (Spring, 2001) - Former Saudi ambassador to the United States
Greg Germann (Fall, 2010) - UNC alumnus and actor, perhaps most well-known for playing the role of Richard Fish on Ally McBeal.
Dave Stalls (Spring, 2011) - UNC alumnus, former NFL player, and current CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters Colorado.
Bonus: If you’re ever in the mood for some great, motivational rhetoric to boost your spirits or if you’d just like to “borrow” some witty sayings for your next public speaking occasion, here are some links to previous commencement addresses: Robert C. Dickeson, Evan Henderson, Dwight Jones, Teresa Argotsinger, Sara Baum, and Stephanie R. South.
ZoomInfo
Notable Commencement Speakers Through the Years
Our Spring Commencement Ceremony (5/10) is just around the corner! Commencement is a hugely exciting time: students become graduates, alumni come back to campus to cheer on the next generation of Bears, and lots of advice and words of inspiration are exchanged all around.
With so much hustle and bustle, UNC’s Commencement website can be an invaluable resource. Not only does it provide you with a handy weather forecast and access to a live webcast of the ceremony, you can find photo galleries and video clips from previous years to help you reminisce or give you a taste for what’s in store. There are also detailed profiles on this year’s speakers, both of whom are UNC alums.
Here at the Bear Den, we’d like to expand this archive even further. We invite you, dear reader, to share any and all graduation-related materials with us: video clips, pictures, and even memories of how a speaker’s words affected you. How do you display your degree? Where was your commencement ceremony held? We want to know!
You can send you pictures and videos to us via private message on Facebook or email them to dan.rosplock@unco.edu. As always, if you have thoughts or recollections to share, tell us about them in our comments section.
(from top to bottom, left to right)
Ken Salazar (Fall 2003) - Former United States senator and 50th Secretary of the Interior.
Lt. General Carol Mutter (Spring 1995) - UNC alumna and the first woman in the history of the US Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade.
Connie Willis (Fall, 2000) - UNC alumna and award-winning Science Fiction author.
Dr. Howard Skinner (Spring, 2005) - President Emeritus of UNC and namesake of the Skinner Music Library.
Carlotta Walls LaNier (Spring, 2006) - UNC alumna, businesswoman, and youngest member of the Little Rock Nine
Prince Bandar bin Sultan (Spring, 2001) - Former Saudi ambassador to the United States
Greg Germann (Fall, 2010) - UNC alumnus and actor, perhaps most well-known for playing the role of Richard Fish on Ally McBeal.
Dave Stalls (Spring, 2011) - UNC alumnus, former NFL player, and current CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters Colorado.
Bonus: If you’re ever in the mood for some great, motivational rhetoric to boost your spirits or if you’d just like to “borrow” some witty sayings for your next public speaking occasion, here are some links to previous commencement addresses: Robert C. Dickeson, Evan Henderson, Dwight Jones, Teresa Argotsinger, Sara Baum, and Stephanie R. South.
ZoomInfo
Notable Commencement Speakers Through the Years
Our Spring Commencement Ceremony (5/10) is just around the corner! Commencement is a hugely exciting time: students become graduates, alumni come back to campus to cheer on the next generation of Bears, and lots of advice and words of inspiration are exchanged all around.
With so much hustle and bustle, UNC’s Commencement website can be an invaluable resource. Not only does it provide you with a handy weather forecast and access to a live webcast of the ceremony, you can find photo galleries and video clips from previous years to help you reminisce or give you a taste for what’s in store. There are also detailed profiles on this year’s speakers, both of whom are UNC alums.
Here at the Bear Den, we’d like to expand this archive even further. We invite you, dear reader, to share any and all graduation-related materials with us: video clips, pictures, and even memories of how a speaker’s words affected you. How do you display your degree? Where was your commencement ceremony held? We want to know!
You can send you pictures and videos to us via private message on Facebook or email them to dan.rosplock@unco.edu. As always, if you have thoughts or recollections to share, tell us about them in our comments section.
(from top to bottom, left to right)
Ken Salazar (Fall 2003) - Former United States senator and 50th Secretary of the Interior.
Lt. General Carol Mutter (Spring 1995) - UNC alumna and the first woman in the history of the US Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade.
Connie Willis (Fall, 2000) - UNC alumna and award-winning Science Fiction author.
Dr. Howard Skinner (Spring, 2005) - President Emeritus of UNC and namesake of the Skinner Music Library.
Carlotta Walls LaNier (Spring, 2006) - UNC alumna, businesswoman, and youngest member of the Little Rock Nine
Prince Bandar bin Sultan (Spring, 2001) - Former Saudi ambassador to the United States
Greg Germann (Fall, 2010) - UNC alumnus and actor, perhaps most well-known for playing the role of Richard Fish on Ally McBeal.
Dave Stalls (Spring, 2011) - UNC alumnus, former NFL player, and current CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters Colorado.
Bonus: If you’re ever in the mood for some great, motivational rhetoric to boost your spirits or if you’d just like to “borrow” some witty sayings for your next public speaking occasion, here are some links to previous commencement addresses: Robert C. Dickeson, Evan Henderson, Dwight Jones, Teresa Argotsinger, Sara Baum, and Stephanie R. South.
ZoomInfo
Notable Commencement Speakers Through the Years
Our Spring Commencement Ceremony (5/10) is just around the corner! Commencement is a hugely exciting time: students become graduates, alumni come back to campus to cheer on the next generation of Bears, and lots of advice and words of inspiration are exchanged all around.
With so much hustle and bustle, UNC’s Commencement website can be an invaluable resource. Not only does it provide you with a handy weather forecast and access to a live webcast of the ceremony, you can find photo galleries and video clips from previous years to help you reminisce or give you a taste for what’s in store. There are also detailed profiles on this year’s speakers, both of whom are UNC alums.
Here at the Bear Den, we’d like to expand this archive even further. We invite you, dear reader, to share any and all graduation-related materials with us: video clips, pictures, and even memories of how a speaker’s words affected you. How do you display your degree? Where was your commencement ceremony held? We want to know!
You can send you pictures and videos to us via private message on Facebook or email them to dan.rosplock@unco.edu. As always, if you have thoughts or recollections to share, tell us about them in our comments section.
(from top to bottom, left to right)
Ken Salazar (Fall 2003) - Former United States senator and 50th Secretary of the Interior.
Lt. General Carol Mutter (Spring 1995) - UNC alumna and the first woman in the history of the US Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade.
Connie Willis (Fall, 2000) - UNC alumna and award-winning Science Fiction author.
Dr. Howard Skinner (Spring, 2005) - President Emeritus of UNC and namesake of the Skinner Music Library.
Carlotta Walls LaNier (Spring, 2006) - UNC alumna, businesswoman, and youngest member of the Little Rock Nine
Prince Bandar bin Sultan (Spring, 2001) - Former Saudi ambassador to the United States
Greg Germann (Fall, 2010) - UNC alumnus and actor, perhaps most well-known for playing the role of Richard Fish on Ally McBeal.
Dave Stalls (Spring, 2011) - UNC alumnus, former NFL player, and current CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters Colorado.
Bonus: If you’re ever in the mood for some great, motivational rhetoric to boost your spirits or if you’d just like to “borrow” some witty sayings for your next public speaking occasion, here are some links to previous commencement addresses: Robert C. Dickeson, Evan Henderson, Dwight Jones, Teresa Argotsinger, Sara Baum, and Stephanie R. South.
ZoomInfo
Notable Commencement Speakers Through the Years
Our Spring Commencement Ceremony (5/10) is just around the corner! Commencement is a hugely exciting time: students become graduates, alumni come back to campus to cheer on the next generation of Bears, and lots of advice and words of inspiration are exchanged all around.
With so much hustle and bustle, UNC’s Commencement website can be an invaluable resource. Not only does it provide you with a handy weather forecast and access to a live webcast of the ceremony, you can find photo galleries and video clips from previous years to help you reminisce or give you a taste for what’s in store. There are also detailed profiles on this year’s speakers, both of whom are UNC alums.
Here at the Bear Den, we’d like to expand this archive even further. We invite you, dear reader, to share any and all graduation-related materials with us: video clips, pictures, and even memories of how a speaker’s words affected you. How do you display your degree? Where was your commencement ceremony held? We want to know!
You can send you pictures and videos to us via private message on Facebook or email them to dan.rosplock@unco.edu. As always, if you have thoughts or recollections to share, tell us about them in our comments section.
(from top to bottom, left to right)
Ken Salazar (Fall 2003) - Former United States senator and 50th Secretary of the Interior.
Lt. General Carol Mutter (Spring 1995) - UNC alumna and the first woman in the history of the US Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade.
Connie Willis (Fall, 2000) - UNC alumna and award-winning Science Fiction author.
Dr. Howard Skinner (Spring, 2005) - President Emeritus of UNC and namesake of the Skinner Music Library.
Carlotta Walls LaNier (Spring, 2006) - UNC alumna, businesswoman, and youngest member of the Little Rock Nine
Prince Bandar bin Sultan (Spring, 2001) - Former Saudi ambassador to the United States
Greg Germann (Fall, 2010) - UNC alumnus and actor, perhaps most well-known for playing the role of Richard Fish on Ally McBeal.
Dave Stalls (Spring, 2011) - UNC alumnus, former NFL player, and current CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters Colorado.
Bonus: If you’re ever in the mood for some great, motivational rhetoric to boost your spirits or if you’d just like to “borrow” some witty sayings for your next public speaking occasion, here are some links to previous commencement addresses: Robert C. Dickeson, Evan Henderson, Dwight Jones, Teresa Argotsinger, Sara Baum, and Stephanie R. South.
ZoomInfo

Notable Commencement Speakers Through the Years

Our Spring Commencement Ceremony (5/10) is just around the corner! Commencement is a hugely exciting time: students become graduates, alumni come back to campus to cheer on the next generation of Bears, and lots of advice and words of inspiration are exchanged all around.

With so much hustle and bustle, UNC’s Commencement website can be an invaluable resource. Not only does it provide you with a handy weather forecast and access to a live webcast of the ceremony, you can find photo galleries and video clips from previous years to help you reminisce or give you a taste for what’s in store. There are also detailed profiles on this year’s speakers, both of whom are UNC alums.

Here at the Bear Den, we’d like to expand this archive even further. We invite you, dear reader, to share any and all graduation-related materials with us: video clips, pictures, and even memories of how a speaker’s words affected you. How do you display your degree? Where was your commencement ceremony held? We want to know!

You can send you pictures and videos to us via private message on Facebook or email them to dan.rosplock@unco.edu. As always, if you have thoughts or recollections to share, tell us about them in our comments section.

(from top to bottom, left to right)

Ken Salazar (Fall 2003) - Former United States senator and 50th Secretary of the Interior.

Lt. General Carol Mutter (Spring 1995) - UNC alumna and the first woman in the history of the US Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade.

Connie Willis (Fall, 2000) - UNC alumna and award-winning Science Fiction author.

Dr. Howard Skinner (Spring, 2005) - President Emeritus of UNC and namesake of the Skinner Music Library.

Carlotta Walls LaNier (Spring, 2006) - UNC alumna, businesswoman, and youngest member of the Little Rock Nine

Prince Bandar bin Sultan (Spring, 2001) - Former Saudi ambassador to the United States

Greg Germann (Fall, 2010) - UNC alumnus and actor, perhaps most well-known for playing the role of Richard Fish on Ally McBeal.

Dave Stalls (Spring, 2011) - UNC alumnus, former NFL player, and current CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters Colorado.

Bonus: If you’re ever in the mood for some great, motivational rhetoric to boost your spirits or if you’d just like to “borrow” some witty sayings for your next public speaking occasion, here are some links to previous commencement addresses: Robert C. Dickeson, Evan Henderson, Dwight Jones, Teresa Argotsinger, Sara Baum, and Stephanie R. South.