Meet Curtis Hubbard'91
Alumni Board Member
What is your current occupation?
After a 20-year career as a journalist that culminated in working as the editorial page editor at The Denver Post, I joined OnSight Public Affairs as a partner in June of 2013.
What was your major and how has that played out into your life today?
I majored in creative writing, minored in journalism and spent a lot of time in political science courses. Over the course of my journalism career, I regularly drew upon knowledge and skills developed as part of my liberal arts education at Beloit. Two of my biggest interests are politics and outdoor sports, and I'm allowed to focus on both at OnSight. The firm has run campaigns for Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Gov. John Hickenlooper and counts among its clients the U.S. Pro Challenge, Ride the Rockies and Vail Resorts. Oh, and the office has both a keg-erator and a foosball table, which are nods to my undergraduate days.
Tell us your favorite Beloit memory.
As a senior in the spring of 1991, we arranged a lacrosse game against Ripon under the lights at Strong Stadium. I'm not sure of the final score, but it is remembered as a victory.
What is your favorite alumni event?
I enjoy the annual BRAG meetups in Denver, where I can reconnect with old acquaintances and share stories with fellow alums about our time in Bel-wah and how its impacted our personal and professional journeys.
What do you consider your greatest achievement that Beloit has played a part in?
The seeds of my journalism career sprouted at Beloit in the English Department and in the offices of The Round Table. My subsequent accomplishments would very likely not have been possible without those opportunities.
Why do you support Beloit College?
Because Beloit supported me. I suspect I'm not alone among alumni who could be viewed as academic or intellectual under-achievers who blossomed at Beloit. Despite my best efforts to screw it all up, there were many people at Beloit who helped steer me in the right direction.
What do you hope to accomplish on the Alumni Board?
I hope to re-instill or further develop a fondness for the college in alumni who've lost touch. I also hope to provide insights gleaned from my 20 years in journalism as the disruptive powers of the Internet continue to dramatically reshape the higher education landscape.
Any advice you have for current students?
Remain curious. Have fun.