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Harry Sparks: architect, luthier to the stars, competitor, ADA...

July 5, 2022

Alumnus Harry Sparks is the ultimate go-to guy. An architecture graduate (‘67 ), he has built or remodeled countless retail institutions (think Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Home Depot), casinos, hotels and even the famous Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, General Store, where the tiny town has a dog as its mayor. But that’s just been his day job. After hours, Harry has spent the last 60 years as one of country music’s premier luthiers. Superstars like Vince Gill and Sam Bush come to Harry for acoustic instrument work.


Lindner alum dives into the dumpster business

May 19, 2022

His future was set. John Hollis, BBA ’22, would join Integrity Express Logistics full-time as a freight broker once he graduated following the spring 2022 semester with a marketing degree.


Kristen Tomlan uses DAAP skills to launch world’s first edible...

March 22, 2022

As the 2022 DAAP Distinguished Alum of the Year, Kristen has embraced the spirit of the program’s curriculum and her co-ops to boldly found DŌ, Cookie Dough Confections, the world’s first edible cookie dough confectionery. Along with some other entrepreneurial alumni, she is also the impetus for DAAP’s new Creative Entrepreneurship Initiative.


COVID meets creative clinical

March 3, 2022

UC's Nursing + Design Collaborative creates interprofessional opportunities for innovation for students in the colleges of nursing and DAAP.


Lindner alum co-founds popular restaurant less than a year after...

February 10, 2022

Joe Niehaus has been cultivating his entrepreneurial tendencies since he was a child. He constantly directed questions to his small-business-owning father. He sold lemonade at the local Independence Day parade, as well as candy and T-shirts to his middle school and high school classmates.

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