Cathy Grieve

2003 Inductee

Dr. Cathy A. Grieve is an assistant professor and Director of Internships for the School of Communication (SOC) at the University of Denver. In her over 30 years of teaching, Dr. Grieve has received numerous honors for teaching and service, including the University of Denver Distinguished Teaching Award, the William T. Driscoll Master Educator Award, the University of Denver Kynewisbok Pioneer Award, the Colorado nominee for the National Partnership in Education, Inc. Award, and the Seton Tradition Award from the Archdiocese of Denver.

While her area of expertise is in public relations, corporate communication and crisis management, Grieve has assisted hundreds of students in exploring television and broadcasting through the SOC internship program. Her students have interned at the major network affiliates and the public and community stations in Denver in positions ranging from reporting to production to community affairs. Her students have also interned for such successful series as “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Conan O’Brien Show,” and have interned for CNN, ESPN, MTV, Telemundo and Rocket Pictures, producers for Animal Planet and Discovery.

Grieve is also active in various community organizations and serves on numerous boards and committees. Her recent involvements include the Colorado Mental Health association, Project Cure, CASA, and chair of the Archdiocese of Denver’s tuition assistance program Seeds of Hope.

Grieve received her B.A. in Speech Communication from Mount St. Joseph-on-the-Ohio, and an M.A. in Mass Communication and a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from the University of Denver. Cathy has been married to Joe for 29 years and they have three children, two sons who graduated from DU and a daughter who will graduate from DU in 2004.