DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - When alumni Jim Saccomano attended Metropolitan State University of Denver, graduating in 1970, he chose the institution because he needed something that was close to home and that he could afford.
" I needed to stay close to home for logistics and financial reasons," Saccomano said. "Metro State was there and available."
At the time, MSU Denver — then known as Metropolitan State College, and still known widely as Metro State — was only a few years old, having been founded in 1965. It was meant to serve as an urban college with a student body that would reflect the community and serve as a lower-cost alternative to universities.
For Saccomano, that's exactly what MSU Denver did. After graduating with a bachelor's in history and speech, with a minor in English, Saccomano went on to work as a radio host, served in the Vietnam War and eventually landed a 36-year job with the Denver Broncos — from which he retired as vice president of corporate communications in 2013.
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