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Chambers, Merle, 1946-

 Person

Merle Catherine Chambers was born in 1946. Merle Chambers (LLM ?��84) received the University of Denver?��s highest alumni honor, the John Evans Award, at its 145th anniversary and annual Founders Day celebration on March 6, 2009. Merle received the Josef Korbel Humanitarian Award in August 2004. Merle was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame March 11, 2004. Merle founded and managed Axem Resources Incorporated, a privately held, independent oil and gas company, until its sale in 1997, created Chambers Family Fund in 1997. She also served as CEO of Clipper Exxpress, a family-owned multimodal transportation company. Received the Outstanding Philanthropist award at the 2002 National Philanthropy Day in Colorado award ceremony. A founding member of the Women?��s Foundation, its president in 1992, and the first woman to serve on the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation Board of Trustees, Chambers provided the lead gift to establish the Merle Catherine Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women at the University of Denver. Her business endeavors include 16 years managing Axem Resources, where she pioneered women?��s leadership and family friendly practices in the male-dominated oil and gas industry. She also chaired the executive committee of Clipper Exxpress, a family-owned multi-modal transportation firm, and is president and CEO of Leith Ventures, a private investment company. Merle holds degrees from the University of California?��s Hastings College of Law and the University of Denver?��s Graduate Tax Program. Chambers is the third woman to have reached both the North and South Poles. She is marrried to Hugh A. Grant, founder, director and curator of the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Arts, Denver, Colorado.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Chambers Center Announcement, 2000, circa 2000 November

 Item
Identifier: U109.02.0002.0039.00001
Overview Chancellor Dan Ritchie, Merle Chambers, Helen McLorraine, and Joy Burns applaud at the announcement of the Chambers Center.
Dates: circa 2000 November

Chambers Center Announcement, 2000, circa 2000 November

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Identifier: U109.02.0002.0039.00002
Overview Chancellor Dan Ritchie, Merle Chambers, Sharon Sherman, Michele Bloom, Marla Williams, and Cynthia Secor pose for a photo at the announcement of the Chambers Center.
Dates: circa 2000 November

Chambers Center Announcement, 2000, circa 2000 November

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Identifier: U109.02.0002.0039.00003
Overview Merle Chambers, Sharon Sherman, Michele Bloom, Marla Williams, and Cynthia Secor pose for a photo at the announcement of the Chambers Center.
Dates: circa 2000 November

Chambers Center Groundbreaking, 2003, 2003 March

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Identifier: U109.02.0002.0077.00001
Overview Chancellor Dan Ritchie speaks at the groundbreaking of the Chambers Center. Seated behind Chancellor Ritchie from left to right is Marla Williams, Michele Bloom, Merle Chambers, Rhondda Grant, Pat Livingston, Arlene Hirschfeld, and Jane Loefgren.
Dates: 2003 March

Chambers Center Groundbreaking, 2003, 2003 March

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Identifier: U109.02.0002.0077.00002
Overview Merle Chambers, Michele Bloom, Marla Williams, and Jane Loefgren pose for a photo at the groundbreaking for the Chambers Center.
Dates: 2003 March

Chambers Center Groundbreaking, 2003, 2003 March

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Identifier: U109.02.0002.0077.00003
Overview Michele Bloom speaks at the groundbreaking of the Chambers Center. Seated behind Bloom from left to right is Merle Chambers, Rhondda Grant, Pat Livingston, Arlene Hirschfeld, and Jane Loefgren.
Dates: 2003 March

Chambers Center Groundbreaking, 2003, 2003 March

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Identifier: U109.02.0002.0077.00005
Overview Merle Chambers speaks at the groundbreaking of the Chambers Center.
Dates: 2003 March

Chambers Center Groundbreaking, 2003, 2003 March

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Identifier: U109.02.0002.0077.00006
Overview A sheet of paper with two photos attached. The photos are captioned with a list of the individuals pictured.
Dates: 2003 March

Chambers Center Groundbreaking, 2003, 2003 March

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Identifier: U109.02.0002.0077.00007
Overview A photographic print of a scan of two photos attached to a sheet of paper. The photos are captioned with a list of the individuals pictured.
Dates: 2003 March

Contact Sheet of Chambers Center Groundbreaking, 2003, 2003 March

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Identifier: U109.02.0002.0077.00008
Overview A contact sheet for a roll of film shot at the Chambers Center Groundbreaking. The label on the film reads ''4542''.
Dates: 2003 March