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Ambassador Hill to Speak at Menís Lacrosse Fall Celebration Dinner
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 10/15/2012

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DENVER - U.S. Ambassador and current Josef Korbel School of International Studies Dean, Christopher Robert Hill, will be the guest speaker at this year's Fourth Annual University of Denver Men's Lacrosse Fall Celebration Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center.

"In our first three years at DU, our staff and team have experienced some very memorable moments," said DU head coach Bill Tierney. "The facilities, support and academic opportunities presented to our players, allow them to succeed as student athletes. Having a lacrosse fan like Chris Hill however, affords us a very special opportunity to combine our passion for the sport with the ability to enhance the education our young men receive at the University of Denver."

Hill served as the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from April 2009 to August 2010, joining DU in September of 2010. He is a career member of the Foreign Service whose prior assignment was Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Hill also served as Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. On February 14, 2005, he was named as the Head of the U.S. delegation to the Six-Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Previously he has served as U.S. Ambassador to Poland (2000-2004), Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia (1996-1999) and Special Envoy to Kosovo (1998-1999). He also served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Southeast European Affairs in the National Security Council.

Hill attended Bowdoin College, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1974. During his time at Bowdoin, Hill played midfield for the men's lacrosse team.

The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center is located at 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO. 80112. Registration is open for the dinner which begins at 7 p.m.

Earlier in the day, the annual alumni game will take place at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium, beginning at 10 a.m. Following the game, the 2013 Pioneers will take on the Denver Outlaws in the Fourth Annual Colorado Lacrosse Showcase at 1 p.m.

A block of rooms are available at the Inverness for a rate of $79 per night. Call 1-800-346-4891 to reserve a room under the group name "DU Men's Lacrosse Celebration."


Date: October 20, 2012, at 7 p.m.

Location: The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO. 80112

Weekend Itinerary:

Friday, Oct. 19 - Alumni and Friends of DU men's lacrosse Golf Outing

Saturday, Oct. 20 - 10 a.m. Alumni Game (Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium); 1 p.m. DU vs. Denver Outlaws, Third Annual Colorado Lacrosse Showcase (Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium); 7 p.m. Fall Celebration Dinner (Inverness Hotel and Conference Center)

Register for the Fall Celebration Dinner by October 10th:

Register for the DU Alumni and Friends Golf Outing:

We welcome all alums to participate on our Annual Alumni Game. If you can play please RSVP to Devin Farrell at

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