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spring 2021 donor report the magazine of adams state university


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VOL. 61, NO. 1 • SPRING 2021

Published by Adams State University Foundation Adams State University • Alamosa, CO 81101 719-587-7011 • 800-824-6494 email: alumni@adams.edu Digital magazine: adams.edu/alumni/astater/

EDITOR

Chris Lopez ’84

DESIGNER

Amy Kucera ’05

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Linda Relyea ’96, ’10, Amy Kucera ’05

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS

Sarah Kuta • Linda Relyea ’96, ’10 • Peggy Spear • Emily Osburn ’17 Kaitlyn Kelley • Jade Winton • Chris Burtschi

PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY Dr. Cheryl D. Lovell

BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY

Michele Lueck Chair Donna Griego ’03, ’12 Vice Chair Pam Bricker ’03 • Amanda DeLaRosa • Jonathan N. Marquez ’13 Arthur Ortegon • John Singletary • David Tandberg ’02 • Randy Wright ’84 Dr. Penny Sanders Faculty Trustee Courtney Hocking Student Trustee

Contents

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD

Sandy Ortega ’74 President Delzia Worley ’97 Vice President Olga Montano ’06 Secretary Jacqueline Archuleta ’11 • Reyna Martinez-Ramirez ’10 Lynn Michalke ’77 • Robert Oringdulph ’71 • Carol Osborn ’84 Chris Page ’02, ’03 • Kasey Russell ’03 • Richard Scanga ’75 Marcus Shawcroft ’15 • Jeremy Wilder ’96 • Loren Wright ’08

ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION BOARD

Ron Howard ’98 President Dr. John McDaniel Vice President Jeni Jack Goodwin ’85 Secretary Joe Martinez ’99, ’12 Treasurer Fred Bunch ’77 • Glenn Burnham • Duane Bussey ’82 Keith Cerny • Jennifer Chavez ’00 • Jenny Cooper • Ed Crowther Bill Fassett • Chuck Houser ’62 • Dorothy Lucero ’61 Liane “Buffie” McFadyen ’91, ’93 • Cathy Mullens ’82 Chuck Owsley ’68 • Richard Scanga ’75 • Jesse Torres ’97 • Kathy Woods

FOUNDATION HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Stephen Bokat ’68 • Marguerite Salazar ’75, ’76 • Michael Ware ’69

FOUNDATION EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS

Harold Kelloff • John Marvel Jr. ’70 Izora Southway ’66 • J. Byron Uhrich • R. Paul Wagner

FOUNDATION EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Dr. Cheryl D. Lovell ASU President Tammy Lopez ’91, ’00 Executive Director of the Foundation Pam Bricker ’03 Trustee Liason

GRIZZLY CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ron DeSautell ’76 President Hoyt Anderson ’97 Vice President Keith Cerny • Dante Gonzalez • Jeni Jack Goodwin ’85 Chris Lopez ’84 • Lisa Martinez ’81 Ted Morrison ’69 • Donna Wehe ’12

ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY PURPOSE STATEMENT

Adams State University’s driving purpose is to provide equitable access to education for all. We promote successful and engaged lives by caring for, connecting with, and challenging our students, campus, and community. As Colorado’s premier Hispanic Serving Institution, Adams State University draws on its rural location in the San Luis Valley, to serve and empower all students, especially those from historically underserved populations.

VISION STATEMENT

To become the university community of choice for diverse, historically underserved groups, and all who value quality education and inclusivity. Adams State does not tolerate discrimination in any form. Go to adams.edu/ads for the full anti-discrimination statement.

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4 Adams State Foundation Scholarships List

8 Giving Back

New scholarships established

10 Great Alumni Story Dan ’75, ’79 and Sheryl ’79 Yoder

26 Adams State Gives Day

Harriett Dalzell Hester Endowed Scholarship established

28 Great Alumni Story

Interview with bank presidents

30 Food Studies Program Highlight

set up an estate plan

11 Scholarship Recipients Thank you from students 12 Donor Report 2020

32 Staying in Touch Class notes from alumni 35 Final Chapters Remembering those no longer with us

ON THE COVER: Laying Cornerstone of Adams State Normal School, Aug. 31, 1923

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President’s Letter: Let me begin the annual Donor Report by recognizing the truly inspiring and amazing effort by our students, staff, and faculty for the Adams State Gives Day Telethon & Talent Show production on Feb. 15. There were approximately 90 individuals involved to prepare, produce, perform, and stream our Second Annual Gives Day. Each individual had an important part to play to make this event so successful. Further we had over 153 individuals contribute during the event, raising over $180,000 including a wonderful pledge of $100,000 from Paul Morley ’66. We were especially excited to have 20 new donors to the University. If you have not watched the show, please do. You will find a link to it from our adams.edu/live web page. By the way, please bookmark this web page because it is from adams.edu/live that we stream our live performances such as the upcoming May 8 Spring Commencement and other campus performances like Adams State Gives Day. One lesson we’ve all learned over these challenging months is that we must adapt and step out of our comfort zones. At Adams State, we’ve challenged ourselves to be innovative and to create new ways to advance the University’s driving purpose to provide equitable access to education for all. Therefore, we are developing a specific web page to host and archive events. Event performances are part of the transformation and implementation of change we’re seeing across campus in response to COVID-19. These are transformations that will outlast the pandemic, and we are proud to see Adams State staff and faculty adopting new ways to engage and deliver quality content to our many audiences. In addition to developing practices to last well beyond the global pandemic, your support for our University and our students must also be a lasting practice over the next century. We know there is a good history of support to Adams State and this very edition of our AStater reflects your demonstrated support. We want to impress on you the need to continue with your generosity. As a leading rural-based university and Hispanic-Serving Institution for Colorado, we are worthy of your support. Just as we’ve challenged our faculty and staff to step up and lead through innovation and collaboration, we are asking the leadership of the University and all of our friends to step out of their comfort zones and to find new ways to support Adams State. For instance, during the lead-up to Adams State Gives Day we challenged members of the Board of Trustees, the Adams State Foundation Board, the Alumni Relations Board, and our Executive Management team to make a gift in support of Adams State. If Adams State is to remain competitive in attracting a range of students, the University must continue to appeal for larger financial support. It is an understatement to say your support is crucial to student success. Frankly, we cannot move forward without your generosity. Throughout this edition you will see loyal donors who have given certain amounts over their lifetimes, members of our Lifetime Giving, Matching Gift Companies, members of our Legacy Society, Friends of Theatre, Friends of Music, as well as our Grizzly Club members and individual sponsors. All of these great partners have given in the midst of a global pandemic. What a year we all have had, and it is heartwarming to know you support Adams State even during an economic downturn. In thinking about our future and in celebration of Adams100, we will be launching a major fund-raising campaign later this year and will look to expand our circle of friends and supporters to advance our efforts. It will take all of us to sustain this great University. For all you do, we thank you.

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adams state university foundation scholarships

Miles & Alice Acheson Memorial Alice Acheson ’68, ’69 Adams State Alumni Adams State University Alumni Association Adventure Sports Tamara Rice ASU Alumni & Foundation Office Rich ’59 & De Gehlbach ASU Alumni-Denver Chapter Denver Alumni Chapter Adams State Classified Employees Employees of Adams State University Alamosa Lodge #44 Philanthropic Alamosa Masonic Philanthropic Foundation Alamosa Masonic Alamosa Masonic Philanthropic Foundation Alamosa Rotary Alamosa Rotary Club Alamosa State Bank - Helms/ Nielsen Memorial Alamosa State Bank Kay Wagner Albrecht Kay Wagner Albrecht ’62 ASU Emeritus Chemistry Faculty David Van Pelt ’86 ASU Theatre Endowment ASU Alumni, Staff & Friends

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Antonito Carole Counihan & James Taggart Manual Aragon Estate of Manual Aragon Arby’s SLV Promising Athlete Arby’s Richard Barkley/McDaniel Richard Barkley ’76, Dr. John McDaniel Marian Sims Baughn Memorial P.E.O. Foundation/Chapter V Dr. Kenneth Bean Alice Bean Bokat Family Stephen ’68 & Karen Bokat Borrego Family Thomas Borrego ’46 Stan Brinkley/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Tom Bruscino/McDaniel Thomas ’99 & Terrie ’99 Bruscino, Dr. John McDaniel Dr. Robert & Sharon Buchanan/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Dr. Littleton J. Bunch Memorial Bunch Family Shirley Burnham Memorial Glenn & Kerry Burnham

Gladys & Doyle Burns Anonymous Orahood Burt Carolyn Burt Bustos/Price Memorial Bill Mansheim Calvin “Bud” & Mary Regan Caldwell Mary Regan Caldwell ’52, ’60 Carpe Diem Koos & Harry Daley Clyde Carstens/McDaniel Clyde Carstens ’86, Dr. John McDaniel Clyde Calvin Carstens/McDaniel Memorial Dr. John McDaniel Joshua Thomas Cary Memorial John & Paige Keeler Sally T. Chavez Memorial Anonymous Donor N. & G. Clarke & H. Emperius Memorial Hada Clarke ’85 The Edwin Clemmer Scholarships in the Very Fine Arts David ’87 & Wendy Clemmer Jim Colbert Athletic Jim Colbert ’61, ’65 & Valerie Goodwin-Colbert Alton Cole Estate of Alton Cole Collins/Sheriff/Zuckerman Memorial Stephen ’67 & Courtney Marsters Colorado Water Officials Association – Chapter Three Memorial Colorado Water Officials Association S. Connelly Softball Becky Connelly Richard Conour Memorial Elizabeth Conour Nita Cooper/McDaniel Memorial Jack Cooper, Dr. John McDaniel Gerald Corning James ’86 & Deborah Harvey COSI-County Adams State University Foundation, Alamosa County, Conejos County, Costilla County, Huerfano County, TSJC Educational Foundation Crain William ’60, ’62 & Ellie ’82 Crain James & Irene Craft James H. Craft Jerry & Patti Crisci/McDaniel Jerry ’70 & Patti ’70 Crisci, Dr. John McDaniel Dr. Ed Crowther/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel John Dewi Davies M.D. Medical Estate of Eileen Crowly Davies


Devon J Doyle Memorial Brian & Leslie ’95, ’05 Doyle Dream Endowment Various Donors Angelo Duarte Wrestling Family/Friends Duncan Ronald ’66, ’72 & Paula ’73 Duncan Ellis Memorial Harry Manesiotis ’99 Wayne & Ellen Evans Mathematics & Science Wayne ’62 & Ellen Evans Stanford Fellers Memorial Marvin Fellers ’47 Firstbank FirstBank Holding Company Firstbank Service Area FirstBank Holding Company Claudette Morin Fisher Scholarship Claudette Fisher ’63, ’78 David Ford/McDaniel David Ford ’71, Dr. John McDaniel David Ford Memorial/McDaniel Vickie I. Ford ’71, Dr. John McDaniel David & Vickie Ford/McDaniel Vickie I. Ford ’71, Dr. John McDaniel Vickie Ford/McDaniel Vickie I. Ford ’71, Dr. John McDaniel Dr. Gary Gallagher/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Gary & Judith Gaston Estate of Gary Gaston ’62, ’65 Michael John Gay Memorial Michael Gay Brody Geiser Memorial Jeff & Nancy Geiser GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club Ruth Curtis Gilbert Karla Gilbert Dr. Gordon Gillson/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel

Erin Gilmore Memorial Katie Fundalinski, J. Thomas ’67, ’68 & Patrice ’68 Gilmore Dr. J. Thomas Gilmore/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel William & Lenora Gilmore Memorial J. Thomas ’67, ’68 & Patrice ’68 Gilmore Lawrence & Frances Gomez Lawrence ’67, ’68 & Frances ’64, ’70 Gomez James Gontis/McDaniel James Gontis ’90, Dr. John McDaniel Green/Park Woolbert Creative Arts Kathy Park Woolbert ’07 & Henry Woolbert Paul D. Hall Phil & Juanita Hall James P. & Kate A. Hatfield Art Education Estate of Kathryn Hatfield History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science & Spanish ASU HAPPSS Department Charley & Sadako Hayashida Memorial Sadako Hayashida Brooks Haynie Memorial Endowment Thomas & Marjorie Haynie Hensley Wrestling Mark ’89 & Stephanie ’93, ’01 Hensley John & Anita Hertner Biology John ’66, ’70 & Anita ’67 Hertner Harriet Dalzell Hester Endowment Dr. Cheryl Lovell & Nancy Clark Stuart Hilwig HGP Honors ASU History/Government Department Dr. John & Nora Holmes Memorial Holmes Family Donald Hilton Hopper Memorial H. Dean Hopper & Doris Hilton Hopper Ron Howard/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Dr. Grant Hurley Pre-Med/Nursing Grant ’47 & Beverly Hurley

Roy & Yoshiko Inouye Memorial Estate of Roy & Yoshiko Inouye James D. Johnson/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Marvin & Karl Keck Anonymous Kay Prendergast Kelloff Kay ’69 & Harold Kelloff Kincannon/Wall McDaniel Deanna Kincannon-Wall ’69, Dr. John McDaniel Kiwanis Club of Alamosa Kiwanis Club of Alamosa Sandra V. & O. John Kuenhold Sandra ’81 & John Kuenhold L & M Auto LeRoy & Rosalie ’86 Martinez Margaret A. Lamb Margaret Lamb Mark Lammers/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Minnie Langowski Memorial Gene Langowski ’82, ’87, Charlene Bertolino ’89 Vernon Lantis David Lantis ’39 Mike & Diana Lantzy Mike Lantzy ’64, ’65 Jeannie Sanderson Leach Memorial Kendra Sanderson ’15, Joni Hemmerling ’10 Michael Lane Lester Memorial James Lester Anna & Rodney Lopez Teacher’s Scholarship Rodney ’66 & Anna Lopez Olibama Lopez-Tushar Estate of Olibama Lopez-Tushar Florence Lorton/Alice Lorton Getz Memorial Melvin Getz, Jackie Getz White ’82 Loser Family Ron ’65 & Marilyn ’86, ’87 Loser Hon. Carlos & Dorothy Lucero/McDaniel Carlos ’61 & Dorothy ’61 Lucero, Dr. John McDaniel Lawrence David Lucero Memorial Fern Lucero Robert Lujan Memorial John ’86 & Gwynne Lujan Mangum Nursing Janet ’63 & Jasper Mangum Michael Marchildon/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Connie & Kim Marvel Scholarship Connie ’75 & Kim Marvel Dr. John & Fran Marvel/McDaniel John & Fran Marvel, Dr. John McDaniel

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Dr. Robert E. McAllister Dr. Robert E. McAllister ’67 Ethel Dobson McDaniel/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel J.E. McDaniel/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Julie Randolph McDaniel/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Lillian McDaniel/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel McGee Family Ruth McGee ’50 McLean Family Dolores McLean ’65, Chris Simmons Manuel & Dolores Medina Memorial Family of Manuel & Dolores Medina Merritt Sarah Beatrice Merritt ’36 Matthew Miller Memorial Mary Miller Mingilton Family Endowment Dale ’85 & Teri Mingilton Marvin Motz Anonymous Donor Motz/Porter Basketball Alonzo Porter ’65, ’66, Mary Motz ’62 Music Endowment ASU Alumni, Staff & Friends MVHS-Adams Wayne ’62 & Ellen Evans Valerie Naranjo Anonymous Dr. Paul S. & Patti K. Newman Theatre Education Endowment Paul & Patti Newman William & Taka Oba Memorial David Oba ’77, Dean ’75 & Trish Oba, Ronald Oba Doctors Ogden Leadership Award Denise ’90 & James “Doc” Ogden Spud Orr Memorial Merle Orr ’65, ’69 Ed Ortega/McDaniel Eduardo Ortega ’86, Dr. John McDaniel Ralph Outcalt Scholars Outcalt Foundation Sue “Soupe” Patterson Art Memorial Bill Mansheim Sue Patterson & Bill Mansheim/ McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Porter Realty Mike & Mary Ann ’86 Porter, Porter Realty Porter Scholars in Science & Mathematics William ’51 & Joan Porter Bill Rakow/McDaniel Bill Rakow ’69, Dr. John McDaniel

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Lon Randolph/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Judith Richardson Visual Art Antoinette Lucas Don Richmond Music Anonymous Donor Ed Richmond Endowment Don Richmond ’13 & Teri McCartney ’87, ’92 RG Bank-Boyce & Leonard RG Bank Rustic Log Randy ’98 & Micah ’98 Jackson Rutledge Family Richard ’69 & Kathleen Rutledge Ed Ryan Ed Ryan Jodine Ryan/McDaniel Jodine Ryan, Dr. John McDaniel Emma & Henry Salazar Memorial Ken Salazar & family Vince Sanchez Memorial Quint Seckler Wayne Sheldrake/McDaniel Wayne ’85, ’91 & Lauren ’97, ’04 Sheldrake, Dr. John McDaniel Shriver/Wright Agricultural ASU Alumni & Friends William “Bill” Sinclair Memorial Phyllis Sinclair ’71 SLV Behavioral Health Group SLV Behavioral Health Group SLV Federal Bank Endowment SLV Federal Bank SLV Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. SLV Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Butch Southway Memorial Izora Southway ’66 Southway Alumni Southway Construction Southway Wrestling Southway Construction Elaine Southway Memorial Butch & Izora ’66 Southway, Joanne Southway Clayton ’61 Kenny & Rondaleen Specht Rondaleen Specht ’67 Rick Spier Memorial Patsy Spier ’91 Linda L. Spraitzer Estate of Linda Spraitzer

Summerfest on the Rio SLV Fine Arts & Entertainment Richard Talley Musical Theatre Margaret Talley Douglas B. Thomas Estate of Douglas B. Thomas ’55 William M. & Jennie L. Thomas Estate of William & Jennie Thomas Mary Louise & Lester Tooker John Tooker ’66 & Deborah Brownell William Trujillo/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Dale Umberger Lunch Box Memorial Football Players of 1966-71 Ralph Vail & Kathlyn Thatcher Vail Ann Vail Dr. Joe I. Vigil ASU Alumni, Staff & Friends Wagner Family Virgil ’73 & Carol ’76 Wagner Wall, Smith, Bateman WSB & Associates, Inc. Kyle Walpole/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Bill & Beth Waters Bill ’59 & Beth Waters Kay Watkins ASU Chemistry Department Elwyn & Virginia Wehe Al ’73 & Virginia Wehe Arthur Wellbaum Estate of Arthur Wellbaum Dr. Lynn Weldon World Peace Arvilla Weldon ’70, ’92 Lillian McDaniel Williamson/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Robert & Karen Willis Robert & Karen ’99 Willis Stanley & Ruth Wills Ruth Wills ’46, Karen Kelton Woodard Memorial Charles & Beryl Woodard George, John, Janet, Marjorie & Mitzi Woodard Memorial Ketha Woodard Woodward Family William “Bill” Woodward ’61 Shirley Wright/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Robert Ellard Wright Memorial Mary Ann Wright Shane Yamnitz/McDaniel Dr. John McDaniel Cindy Young Memorial Norman Tucker ’79 Lorraine Young Memorial Estate of Lorraine Young ’37


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scholarships awarded Academic Year Amount Awarded 2019/20 $1,323,372 2018/19 $1,188,863 2017/18 $1,033,129 2016/17 $1,125,532 2015/16 $1,048,932

Students 251 275 248 263 263

Thank you for your sponsorship of Adams100.

Ira Richardson Sponsor

Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Giving Back Anna & Rodney Lopez Teacher’s Scholarship

Doctors Ogden Leadership Award Endowment

After hearing a podcast on supporting small colleges that provide a pathway to opportunity for the underserved population, Rodney Lopez ’66, and his wife, Anna Lopez, established the Anna and Rodney Lopez Teacher’s Scholarship. “Teaching is a vital force in a student’s life and through this scholarship we would like to encourage more students to become teachers. It is a rewarding career choice,” Rodney Lopez said. Rodney Lopez’s college experience opened his eyes not only to academics but introduced him to the rich outdoor and historical sites in the San Luis Valley. “There were students from all over the country and I learned how the college encouraged and supported them.” He realized his passion for teaching as a student teacher at Alamosa High School, which was enhanced during his Peace Corps service. After teaching in smaller school districts in Colorado and New Mexico, Rodney Lopez completed his 37-year career with the Colorado Springs Academy School District 20. “Each was a unique and rewarding experience which I would like to encourage others to experience.” As first-generation college students, the Lopezes believe education is vitally important for people to be able to achieve their dreams. “Adams State is uniquely positioned to allow students to pursue higher education while remaining close to home.” It provides services to the area, enabling migrant children to get an education and see a brighter future. Anna Lopez, the daughter of a coal miner, especially appreciates the value of education as a path to an improved future. “We decided to contribute to Adams State to assist in its goal to serve those in the San Luis Valley.”

No matter how far they’ve roamed Denise and J.R. (Doc) Ogden remember when Adams State University was their home. Denise Ogden, Ph.D. ’90 said as a student she felt her professors really cared about her success. “My professors were also mentors that showed by example what service learning is about. They pushed me to excel.” “We recognize the value of higher education and believe that Adams State is important to the San Luis Valley economy as well as serving the higher education needs of the SLV and beyond.” And excel she did, eventually earning a doctorate and teaching for the Adams State MBA program when it first started. “In general, Adams State students are hard-working and motivated. Many are first-generation who recognize the value of higher education.” A Monte Vista High School graduate, Denise Odgen was a first-generation college student who appreciated the financial assistance from the Woodard Scholarship. She encourages current students to get involved. “Leadership development is very important for your future.” There are many clubs that provide opportunities to develop social and leadership skills. “When you graduate, your resume should show your leadership development through your course work and the clubs and activities that helped prepare you for your career.” Doc Ogden taught in the School of Business for seven years. He is currently the chair of the Board of Directors of the Council for Retail and Sales located at DeSales University of Pennsylvania. He is an emeritus professor of marketing at Kutztown University as well as CEO of the consulting firm, The Doctors Odgen Group (T-Dog). He is in demand as a public and motivational speaker. In addition, Doc has published in leading journals and is the author of nine books on business and integrated marketing communication (IMC). Denise Ogden is in her 20th year and is a professor of marketing at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, Denise Ogden worked for D&B and the Bureau of Reclamation. She is a two-time recipient of the Lehigh

The Anna & Rodney Lopez Teacher’s Scholarship is available for full-time education majors, who are at least a sophomore and graduated from or obtained a GED from a San Luis Valley high school or institution. by Kaitlyn Kelley ’21

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Valley Campus Teaching Excellence Award and a recipient of Penn State’s Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her research interests include retailing, and integrated marketing communication (IMC). She and Doc co-authored a textbook on retailing, IMC, and marketing. Doctors Ogden Leadership Award Endowment is restricted to second- or third-year students majoring in business.

Connie and Kim Marvel Scholarship It was quite natural for Connie ’75 and Kim Marvel to establish the Connie and Kim Marvel Scholarship. As Adams State students, they benefitted from a personalized education from outstanding faculty in an informal, supportive atmosphere and are inspired by the 100th anniversary of the University. “It prompted us to do something more substantial to support current students.” Connie Marvel’s four-year scholarship from the San Luis Valley Federal Bank allowed her to graduate without student debt and the couple’s school years provided a firm foundation for their careers as well as making life-long friends. A San Luis Valley native, Connie Marvel witnessed the importance of education as the foundation for success in life during her career as an elementary school teacher. “We are both strong advocates for public schools and the teachers and administrators who are committed to educating kids of all backgrounds. Being educated in a public school with diverse groups of fellow students expands academic skills as well as understanding and valuing social and cultural differences.” This philosophy carries on to higher education institutions. Beyond the obvious advantage of earning a college degree – preparing an individual for a future career, the Marvels also understand the importance of expanding horizons.

“Based on our experiences at Adams State, we see that higher education is valuable for both the academic benefits as well as a broader understanding and empathy for people of different backgrounds.” Connie’s brother, Stephen McGuinn ’75 and Kim’s brother, John Marvel ’70 are Adams State graduates. John Marvel, Sr. was the Adams State president for 11 years, from 1966-1977. At Adams State, local students can earn an affordable degree close to home and still be exposed to the world outside the San Luis Valley. The Marvels fondly remember trips with singing groups, outings with the outdoor club, and informal discussions with students of other backgrounds. “The general SLV community also benefits when ASU grads stay in the Valley to work.” Kim Marvel spent the majority of his career in graduate medical education of family physicians. Prior to retirement he was the executive director of the Colorado Commission on Family Medicine. He attended Adams State for three years and received his B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado; M.A. from San Francisco State University, and Ph.D. from Utah State University. Connie Marvel received her B.A. from Adams State and M.S. in environmental education from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. The Connie and Kim Marvel Scholarship is available for Adams State students who graduated from a San Luis Valley high school, are at least a junior, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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Dan ’75, ’79 and Sheryl ’79 Yoder set up an estate plan, remembering their alma mater Sheryl Yoder ’79 moved to Alamosa in 1978 to begin her master’s degree in guidance and counseling. She used her education to work in the field of community mental health, until retiring in 2018. “I enjoyed a rewarding career of providing individual and group therapy sessions, with an emphasis on treating individuals with a history of trauma.” She fondly remembers Gordon Golsan, Ph.D. “He was so warm and welcoming, inviting my friend and I to his home and meeting his wonderful family. This led to a life-long friendship with Gordon and his wife, Wanda. They have had a tremendous impact on my life.” She and Dan met at the outdoor racquetball courts, then located on the west wall of Plachy Hall. “I quickly fell in love.” They were married in June 1979. “We have had an exciting journey together for the past 40+ years and have been blessed with two wonderful children. It all started at Adams State.” The decision to remember Adams State in estate planning was a combination of time and age. “Retirement has given me the incentive to reflect on my life and many blessings,” Dan Yoder, Ph.D. ’75, ’79 said. He appreciates his family and friends, and his career which led to a comfortable and good life. “I realized it is time to give back to the people and institutions that made all of this possible. Adams State and the people I met there are at the top of that list.” Dan Yoder worked as a park and recreation director, then earned his doctoral degree at the University of Illinois, and for the next 25 years served as a professor and ultimately chair of the Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Department at Western Illinois University. After retiring, he and Sheryl moved to SW Missouri and live on a little farm in the country.

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A first-generation student, Dan Yoder attended Adams State on a wrestling scholarship. His parents never attended high school. He learned discipline and accountability from his coaches Moses and Ulrich. “They had high expectations for each wrestler and accepted no excuses. We had to give everything in the practice room, matches, and at tournaments. If we lost, we had no one to blame but ourselves. We didn’t lose very often.” Off the mat, Dan Yoder soaked up his academics as well. “It was a privilege to learn from some of the brightest and kindest people in the world. Not only did I learn about plant physiology from Dr. Veryl Keen (emeritus professor of biology), exercise physiology from Dr. Joe I. Vigil (emeritus professor of health, physical education and recreation) and tournament bracket design from Dr. Jack Cotton (emeritus professor of health, physical education and recreation), I learned about the vast and exciting world beyond southern Colorado. I developed a life-long love for learning and living at Adams State.” It would take pages to tell all of Dan Yoder’s favorite memories as a student but a few that stick out include: running the trail along the Rio Grande out past the golf course to Splashland in negative 40 degree weather; green chile burritos at the Ace Inn, and cinnamon rolls at the Campus Café. “My best memory is watching a beautiful young lady playing racquetball. I found the courage to talk to her and we began dating. Sheryl Mumbower became the love of my life.”

“ Sheryl and I could never repay Adams

State for everything it did for us. We are genuinely honored to give something back to this fantastic university.”


Scholarship Recipients Lindsey Sandoval Nursing Major Class of 2022 She has received about 15 scholarships as an ASU student.

“The feeling of happiness and relief when I find out I have received a scholarship is truly indescribable. To me, it means I get to take one more step towards my goal of becoming a Registered Nurse.” Message to donors: “It is because of your kindness and generosity that higher education is possible for so many students like me. Without your support, it would be nearly impossible for many of us to attend college and get a degree. I want to express my deep gratitude for the support and for making this journey a possibility. On behalf of myself and the ASU students, thank you.” Brooklyn “Aly” Hogan Nursing Major Class of 2023 Scholarships received include: Ralph Outcalt Foundation Scholarship, Vice President’s Merit Scholarship, and the Grizzly Partner Scholarship.

These scholarships allowed her to focus on her education and growth without having to worry financially. Message to donors: “I feel very blessed being able to graduate from Adams State debt free, thanks to my generous scholarship donors. I am truly grateful to the individuals and organizations who are helping so many college students reach their academic goals.” Chance Gilleland Wildlife Biology Major Class of 2023 He has received five Adams State Scholarships.

“I feel very relieved when I receive any scholarship. This is followed by a great sense of honor knowing these people/organizations are making an investment in my future.” Message to donors: “Thank you very much for this opportunity to continue my schooling. The scholarship money is greatly going to help pave a path for my future. I will be sure to show the generosity you showed me in my future career.”

Allyson Doyle Nursing Major Class of 2022 She has received six Adams State Scholarships.

“When I receive scholarships it is a huge sigh of relief because scholarships, for me, mean that I am able to continue my education at Adams State. I recently received the most scholarships ever during my education and I was so excited. These scholarships have been such a huge accomplishment and I am so thankful for all I have received.” Message to donors: “To all the people/foundations that I have had the honor to receive a scholarship from I would say that I am so grateful for being chosen as a scholarship recipient.”

Gracie Burkhart Elementary Education Major, Emphasis in Literacy Class of 2022 She has received five Adams State scholarships.

“When I received a scholarship, I breathed a sigh of relief knowing that I was that much closer to paying off my tuition bill without having to take out student loans.” At the start of Gracie’s junior year this January, she still has no debt accrued. Message to donors: “Thank you so much. I am one step closer to finishing school without having to worry about paying student loans. I am so thankful for your wonderful donations and cannot wait to change the lives of many more young students.”

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hat a long, strange trip it’s been.” Those song lyrics hit home when looking back over the past year. It has been a trying time for all, including the students, faculty, and administration at Adams State University, but as a University family we have adapted and, I hope, will come out of this as the best version of ourselves and our University we have ever experienced. It has also been an exciting year, where your support of ASU and the Adams State University Foundation has been overwhelming. For this, we thank you. As Adams State University moves into a season of celebration of its centennial, please take the opportunity to visit and reconnect with ASU. There will be numerous events, on and off campus and virtually. President Lovell and the University administration are working tirelessly to make this celebration a success and bring well-deserved recognition to our University. I encourage you to join in and look back at the accomplishments of the last century while also looking ahead at the promise and opportunity in the next 100 years of Adams State. Even in the midst of a pandemic, our donors have continued to provide exceptional support for our students. Through your generosity, we saw the Adams State University Foundation endowment increase to a new high point. This allowed for support of the University, the creation of new scholarships, and the perpetuation of other programs, such as the McDaniel work study program. Laying the foundation for the promise and opportunity of the next 100 years at Adams State depends on your continued financial support. Your generosity is the key to our success and the success of future generations of students that come to our campus and create the larger family that is our Adams State. I ask that you continue your giving tradition or create a giving legacy through an endowment or planned estate gift so that the deserving and capable students at Adams State will be able to receive the education they work so hard to achieve. I wish you all health and happiness and thank you for your support of the Adams State University Foundation and the positive impact you make on our students. Kindest regards,

Ron Howard ’98, MBA, JD President, Adams State University Foundation Board P.S. If you are interested in learning more about how you can support Adams State University with tax-smart gifts, please contact our Philanthropy Officer, Karen A. Wibrew at 719-587-7165.

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lifetime giving $100,000+ Alamosa State Bank Anonymous William Crain ’60, ’62 Daniels Fund El Pomar Foundation Wayne ’62 & Ellen Evans First Southwest Bank John ’57 & Janet Fuller Rich ’59 & De Gehlbach Floyd Higel ’55 John & Paige Keeler Michael Lantzy ’64, ’65 Ron ’65 & Marilyn ’86, ’87 Loser Carlos ’61 & Dorothy ’61 Lucero Janet ’63 & Jasper Mangum Dr. John McDaniel Paul Morley ’66 Outcalt Foundation P.E.O. Foundation-Chapter V (Monte Vista, CO) RG Bank Estate of Charles & Cleo Ritz* Richard ’69 & Kathleen Rutledge Ken Salazar San Luis Valley Federal Bank San Luis Valley Health San Luis Valley Rural Electric Co-op, Inc. Southway Construction Co, Inc. Patsy Spier ’91 State of Colorado Department of Higher Education The Denver Foundation Trinchera Blanca Foundation Olibama Tushar Trust* Family of Ruth & Stanley Wills Estate of Lorraine Young*

$50,000–99,999 Alamosa Convention & Visitors Bureau Alamosa County Alta Fuels Anonymous Alice Bean Boettcher Foundation Janice Bunch* Glenn & Kerry Burnham Duane ’82 & Lorey ’80 Bussey CIA-Leavitt Insurance Agency David ’87 & Wendy Clemmer Richard ’71 & Mary ’74 Cline The Colorado Health Foundation Colorado Potato Administrative Committee Community Banks of Colorado Jack* & Genevieve Cooper Carole Counihan & James Taggart Tom ’67, ’68 & Pat ’68 Gilmore Harold & Kay ’68 Kelloff Dr. Cheryl Lovell Stephen ’67 & Courtney Marsters Mile High United Way-Colorado COVID Relief Fund National Western Stock Show - Scholarship Trust Pearl Ortner ’58 Pepsi Porter Realty, Inc. Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Sodexo Campus Services Izora Southway ’66 Rondaleen Specht ’67 Grace I. Spier Revocable Trust* Sunflower Bank David & Virginia ’83, ’84, ’95 Svaldi Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. Xcel Energy Foundation * indicates deceased

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charitable gifts received from january 1 to december 31, 2020

$100,000+ Alamosa State Bank Paul Morley ’66 Outcalt Foundation State of Colorado Department of Higher Education

$50,000–99,999 The Colorado Health Foundation Janet ’63 & Jasper Mangum Dr. John McDaniel Mile High United Way

$25,000–49,999 San Luis Valley Federal Bank Izora Southway ’66

$10,000–24,999 Alamosa County Duane ’82 & Lorey ’80 Bussey Colorado Army National Guard The Colorado Trust Carole Counihan & James Taggart William Crain ’60, ’62 Daniels Fund Wayne ’62 & Ellen Evans First Southwest Bank Keith ’58, ’63 & Claudette ’63, ’78 Fisher Rich ’59 & De Gehlbach Floyd Higel ’55 Chuck ’62 & Sandy ’79, ’80 Houser Michael Lantzy ’64, ’65 Dr. Cheryl Lovell P.E.O. Foundation-Chapter V (Monte Vista, CO) San Luis Valley Rural Electric Co-op, Inc. Southway Construction Co, Inc. Rondaleen Specht ’67 Estate of William P. Thomas* Xcel Energy Foundation

$5,000–9,999 Connelly Enterprises Nancy Clark Colorado Potato Administrative Committee Wayne and Nancy ’78 Chasen Family Fund of The Community Foundation Steven Getz ’81

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Huerfano County J & J Rental Centers Las Animas County Ron ’65 & Marilyn ’86, ’87 Loser Connie ’75 & Kim Marvel Porter Realty, Inc. Richard ’69 & Kathleen Rutledge Saguache County Board of County Commissioners Tailwinds of Hope Trinchera Blanca Foundation Wall, Smith, Bateman, Inc. Karla ’84 & James Willschau Stephen & Suzan Zoukis

$2,500–4,999 Alcon Construction, Inc. Alamosa Building Supply/ La Jara Trading Post ASU Counselor Education Billings Electric, Inc./ Valley Lock & Security, Inc. Josh Blankenship Costilla County El Pomar Foundation Greg ’96 & Jeni ’85 Goodwin Steven Huey IBM International Foundation Michele & William Lueck Stephen ’67 & Courtney Marsters Robert McAllister ’67 Dr. Denise ’90 & Doc Ogden Pepsi Judith Quiller ’61, ’64 Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Rock Creek Family Medicine, P.C. Rafael Sanchez Cleave Simpson Sodexo Campus Services TIAA Financial Services Valley Electric, Inc. Arvilla Weldon ’70, ’92 Holly Zumbro ’00

Century 21 Property Management Ronald ’79 & Cynthia ’97 Chapman Jennifer Chavez ’00 City Market Glen ’62 & Frances ’62 Clark Gary Cleveland ’75 Conejos County William Crockett ’89 Kevin ’04, ’11 & Kris ’06, ’11 Daniel Jason Defee Document Logistix LLC Ronald ’67, ’72 & Paula ’73 Duncan David Evans ’70 Flood & Peterson Insurance, Inc. Kevin & Lori Fulks GFWC Woman’s Citizenship Club Karla Jean Gilbert Gobin’s Val Goodwin-Colbert David Green ’70, ’71 Harding Dental Group James Heath Jessica Hermosillo Dale ’64 & Beverly Hettinger Marty & Diana Jones Raylene Kahler ’77 Kiwanis Club of Alamosa L & M Auto Sales Chris Lopez ’84 & Mary Anne Talbott Ken ’87, ’94 & Dolores ’87 Marquez JoAnne Martin Bonnie Mercek ’87 Patricia Meyers Mineral County Julie Mordecai ’14 & George Sellman Deanna Morris ’64, ’65 Ted ’69 & Janet ’69 Morrison Larry ’88, ’93 & Carolyn ’89 Mortensen Mary Motz ’62

$1,000–2,499 Ace Hardware of Alamosa Adams 14 Education Foundation Alamosa Home Furnishings American Electric Co. Donald Apodaca ’69, ’71 Stephen Bokat ’68 Merlyn ’60 Boss Steven ’69 & Aneta Buhl Glenn & Kerry Burnham

Thomas Motz ’82 Sheila Norstrud ’90 Chuck ’68 & Becky Owsley John Patten


Christopher Phillips ’93 Rocky Mountain Eye Center, P.C. Marcella Roybal Patrick Roybal ’90 Neil & Elise Rudolph Rustic Log Furniture, Inc. LeRoy & Michelle ’92 Salazar Sherwin Williams Skiball’s Running World Gerry Sunderland ’77 Larry & Carol Sveum David Van Pelt ’86 Lee Vickers ’60, ’65 Rosalie Vigna ’77 Torben Walters Insurance Agency, Inc. Michael Ware ’69 Webb Family Fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation Jackie Getz White ’82 & Brent White Karen Wibrew James Wilharm ’64 Karen ’99 & Robert Willis Frank Wilson ’71 Tom & Ann Wingerter Bill Woodward ’61

Willis Lowther ’66, ’69 William Manzanares ’67 Mark’s Outdoor Sports Jonathan Marquez ’13 Judy Martin ’67 Teri McCartney ’87, ’92 & Don Richmond ’13 Wayne Melanson ’69 Chas ’98 & Melissa Moeller James Morlan ’62 Stephen Morley ’63 Peter Moscon ’70 Brian Neufeld ’00 Kurt Nielson

$199–499

Anthony Oliva ’99 Michael Onofrey ’76 Pete Ortega ’61, ’64 Walter Paulson ’61, ’63 Lonnie Porter ’65, ’66 Robert & Regina Rice David Root ’78 Lena Samora ’67, ’68 Penny Sanders Michael Scarbrough ’91 Edward Small ’73 Southern Peaks Retired School Employees Association Splashland Hot Springs David ’02 & Darin ’02 Tandberg Mark Thomas MD ’67 Angelica ’98, ’08 & Armando Valdez Elizabeth Watts ’70 Brent Williams ’71* Wingerter Family Rev. Trust/John & Kristy Wingerter Mark Wood ’71 Jim ’61 & Velma Workman YourCause Chevron Matching Employee Funds

Rudy ’62 & Sharon Basovsky Don & Laura Basse Tawney Becker Michelle Bell Pat ’72 & Donna ’95 Bottini Chayne Boutillette ’80, ’95 Kelvin Brath ’66 Pamela ’03 & John Bricker Herbert Bruntel Jr. ’69 Steven Burch ’82 Ben Butler ’09 Manuel & Kimberly Cady Keith Cerny & Debra Sowards-Cerny Darla Chappell ’77 Peter ’66 & Gayle Ciraolo Ellen Clark ’69 Morris Cohen ’61, ’68 Alyson Coombs ’99 Jason Coombs ’95 Gloria Curtis ’70 Harold Czarnetzki ’69 Jeffrey David ’87 Brian & Tamara David Shon Davis

Markee Adams Bob Adebayo Advantage Treatment Centers Inc. Mike ’77, ’84 & Susan ’88 Arnold Tadini Bacigalupi ’79 Melanie Bagwell ’89 Gary Baker ’69 Richard Bank ’59 Kenneth Barber ’72 & Jane Fiebelkorn Barber ’71 Victor Barela ’63

$500–999 AmeriGas Propane Gary Antisdel ’59, ’63 Charlene Bertolino ’89 Harvey Billington ’58, ’65 Paul Briggs ’70 Colorado P.E.O. Chapter HB James Crain Ed Crowther & Lori Tanner Thuan Dang ’80 Robert Davis ’70 Kathleen Delzell ’61 Lori Dumler & Tami Dick George Evans Stanley ’91 & Barbara ’91 Foster Roy ’70 & Marva ’71 Fritch William & Grace Fulkerson Emma Gallegos Delbert ’70, ’71 & Jan Gay Jeff & Nancy Geiser Donna ’03, ’12 & Joe Griego Matt & Karla Hardesty Lora Hawkins Mark ’89 & Stephanie ’93, ’01 Hensley John Hostetter ’85 Bessie Konishi ’59, ’61 Gene Langowski ’82, ’87 Alfonso Lopez ’70 Philip Lopez ’04 Robert Lorton ’83

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Peter ’97 & Ronda ’95 De La Cerda Tammy Dodson ’94 Margaret Doell Daniel Donohoue ’74 Mike ’71 & Linda ’73 Edgar Samuel ’01 & Crystal ’02 Evig Charlotte Fellers ’77 Melody Feniks Janis Frame Jose Garcia ’61 Laurie Geiser John Gendreau ’70 Marvin A. & Dolores Gersick Jr. Mike Gibson Daniel Glaxner Jr ’77 Ruth Ann Glover ’64 Richard Goggin ’76 James F Gontis ’90 George & Linda Green Simona Guillen ’12, ’13 H M Brown & Associates Wes Hargrove ’78 Spencer Harris ’72

Olga Joyce ’61, ’63 Kathleen Kelly ’98 Jason ’98, ’00 & Carrie ’00 Kingery Rena & Nathan Kirkland Jo Ellen Kissinger ’77 Joe & Barbara Kolupke Travis Koppenhafer ’03 Tom Kusleika ’69, ’72 Frank Ladwig ’63 Dennis Lamb Darryl ’67 & Martha ’66* Laye Wesley ’67, ’68 & Pamela ’66 Lazenby Roger Levin ’84 Tammy ’91, ’00 & Gerald Lopez Jimmy Lovato ’71, ’73 Johnny ’70 & Wanda ’70 Lydia Veronica Malouff Beatrice Martinez ’76 Esmeralda Martinez ’97, ’01 Joe Martinez ’99, ’12 John ’70 & Betti Marvel Larry ’64 & d’Anna ’66, ’74 Mayfield Mark ’86 & Margaret ’86 McAninch

Janine Pearce-Vasquez ’86 Gary & Beverly Peer Perry Chiropractic Jerry Petersen ’77 Patty Philip Jim ’95 & Melissa ’92 Plane Keith Poole ’73 Jo Ann Rezen ’62, ’68 Scott ’98 & Lindsay ’99 Riley Tracey Robinson Boogie & Boogie Jr. Romero Jerry Schloffman ’65, ’70 Schrader’s Glass Shop, LLC Richard Seals ’59, ’62 Wendi Seger ’95, ’12 Jeffrey Sell ’61 Linda Shelley ’72 Harold Smith ’68, ’69 Karl ’70 & Susene ’72 Smith Stuart Sonne ’62 William Stone ’86 Charles Thomas ’66 Donald Thompson & Jan Oen Robert Thurmon Diane Smylie Trembly ’67 Milton Trujillo ’58 Judy Turner ’74 Valentin Vigil ’71 Jimmy Watson Nancy Wedman Ronald ’82 & Carolyn ’82 Wilson David ’67, ’75 & Kay ’68 Wood Kathy Woods Aubrey Woodward ’72 Alan & Janice Wuckert Daniel Yoder ’74, ’79 Anita Zaffuto ’71

up to $199

Eddie Hearyman ’71, ’73 Vern ’97 & Heather ’00 Heersink David Henkel ’69, ’75 & John Henkel John ’66, ’70 & Anita ’67 Hertner Shawn ’90 & Sheila ’89 Hicks Steven ’88 & Monica ’87 Hokansson Ryan Hollingshead ’00 Norman ’62, ’65 & Mary Sue ’64 Howey Michael Hudson ’98 Rodger Jehlicka Jonathan Johnston ’62 Ken ’51 & George Anna ’51 Joseph Dennis Jouett ’70

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William ’68 & Regina ’68 McCann Eric Mead ’71 Mitch Medina ’60, ’64 Thomas ’69 & Beverly ’69 Michoski William ’73 & Katherine ’73 Miller Kathleen & Richard Muth Dennis ’62 & Linda Nash Stan Nelson ’61, ’65 Robert ’70 & Susan Oringdulph Susie Pagnotta ’91 Frankie Pasquale ’09 Michael Patritch ’70, ’73 & Karol Ann Krakauer Patritch

Julie Albert-Gallegos ’92 Vince Alcon ’18 Jody Allen Anita Allinger ’77 Michael Amori ’69 Marlo ’95 & Kristi ’95 Anderson Richard Anderson ’75 Lorraine Aragon ’15 Susan Archibald Martha Asher ’73, ’75 Wendy Ast ’12 Alfonso ’84 & Shirley ’85 Atencio Donna Atkinson ’73 Dorothy August ’73 Jessica Babb ’08 Glen Baer


Juanita & John Bailey Beverly Bailey Antonia Banducci ’76 Daniel Bartch ’81 Robert Bashline ’70, ’71 Lindy Bay ’97 David Bebell ’70 Judith Beck ’67 Raymond Beethe ’70 John ’63 & Jeanette ’65, ’66 Bell Traci Bell Ron Bennett ’80 Andrea Benton-Maestas ’12 Eric Blake ’03 Margaret Bolte ’75 Ron Bond ’59 Jerry Booher ’59, ’61 Philip Born ’68 Roxie Boyd ’55, ’64 Thomas Bradley ’69 Amber Bray ’17 Joann Briggs Anne Brown ’74, ’75 Reeves Brown Brian & Deborah Brownell Neil Bruce Esq. ’75 & Barbara Bruce ’75 Cleatrice Brunelli Thomas ’99 & Terri ’99 Bruscino Richard Buck ’64 Jeff Bullington Abran Bustos ’05 Russell Cagle ’73 Jerry Calley Jim Campbell Robert Candelaria ’93 John Capra ’86 Cheryl Carter ’17 Daniel Carver ’12 Noel Caryl ’87 Patricia Cassidy Mario Castro ’18 Beneranda Chacon ’91, ’01, ’11 Eva Chavez ’91 Grant Christopher Ernest ’93 & Tanya ’95 Cienfuegos-Baca David & Toria Clark Iris Clark ’74 Liz Clark Maurine Clark Carol Clarke ’85 Lisa Clements Ed & Mary Clemmer Mark Cline ’15 Richard ’71 & Mary ’74 Cline Holly McCarroll ’04 Dutch Collins ’71 Carlene Koch Raitt Collins ’71

Ashley Comly ’18 Community First Foundation John Conlon ’67 Alberta ’94 & Carl Coolbaugh Tyler Copeland ’18 Bruce Copple ’86 Alfred ’70 & Anna Marie ’72 Cordova Carmella Correa ’19 Mary Beth Corsentino ’71, ’74 Joseph Corson ’57 Prudy Cosyleon ’77 Valerie D. Cox ’93 Donald ’65 & Johanna ’65 Crawford John Crawford ’69 Ronald Crawford ’64, ’70 Jerry ’70 & Patricia ’70 Crisci Shirley Crow ’66, ’72 Zenta Crow ’73 Mary Crowell ’92 Robert Crowther ’74, ’03 David Cruz ’73 Gary Cunningham ’82 David Curtis ’72, ’92 Christopher Dahle Gene Daniels ’78 Christa Davis ’89 Daniel Davis ’74 David Davis ’75 Helen Davis ’69, ’77 Ian Debono ’73 Wanda Decker ’54 Gerald Dellinger ’73 Darlene DeMarce Shari Desautell ’11 Elbert Detwiler ’63 Edgar ’65, ’69 & Conzuelo ’68 DeVan Wes DeVaul & Amanda Langdon Julie Diveley Bob Dodd ’78 John Dodds ’04 Doris Downie ’93 Judy ’64 & Larry Drake Francis ’73 & Susan Duncanson Heather Dunlap ’19 Nancy Dunn ’65, ’76 Peggy Dunn William & Sylvia Durkin Edith Edson ’86

James Edwards ’64 Randy & Marissa Edwards Jim & Deb Ehrlich Frances Eigenberg Eldon Elarton ’69 Mary Eldredge ’99 Frank ’83 & Mary Jo ’80 Elkins Rebecca Ertle ’19 Ellwood Ervin ’67 Carolyn Eye ’69 Patricia Farish ’87 Sheryl ’82, ’85 & Wayne Farley Adrienne Fasse ’89 Humberto Federico Galen Feeback ’64, ’68 & Gloria Santisteven Feeback ’72, ’78 Patricia ’70 & John Fitch Matt Flavin ’01, ’10 Neil Fleischauer ’70 David & Kelly Fletcher Lillian Flores ’61 Pecos Fort ’17 Andrea & Marc Fortney Bill Franz ’77 Dale Frasier ’86 & Kathryn ’76 Radcliffe Dana ’94 & John Frazee Rabecca Freeman ’18 Robert & Susan Friggeri Kenneth Fry ’60 Lorraine Fukuda ’68 Jack Gaeb ’74, ’75 Marsha ’71 and Tim Gallagher Clarita Gallegos ’79, ’88 Jeff Gallegos Jerry Gallegos ’77 Mark Gallegos Tony Gallegos ’96 James Garcia Jose ’59, ’67 & Margie ’65, ’70 Garcia Ronald Garcia ’88 Eslin Garcia-Dominguez ’15 P.J. Gardner ’11 Justin ’05 & Tashina ’03 Garrett Cindy Gettman ’68 Lynne Getz ’78 Aftin Gillespie ’06, ’17 Tom ’67, ’68 & Pat ’68 Gilmore Edwin ’63, 64 & Judith ’64 Ginoza Ryan Goldsworthy ’11 Wanda ’74 & Gordan Golsan Nickie Gomez ’99 Pete ’67, ’71 & Ina ’72 Gomez Eugene Gonzales Ressa Gonzales ’16 Ruben Gonzales ’61, ’64 Thomas Gonzales ’91 Gary Goold

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Lisa Graham ’94, ’96 Chuck ’87 & Mary ’79 Grant C. Elliott Graves ’91 Cyrus Green ’61, ’62 Janice Green ’87 Jon Greene ’66, ’67 Ron Green ’76 Bob Grooms ’76 Jim Groves ’59 Laura Haase ’73 Edward Hale ’72 Scott Hamilton ’18 David ’97 & Penne ’01 Hamilton Charles Hammill ’68, ’69 Elizabeth Hammond ’76, ’80 Dianne Hanisch ’90, ’02 Deborah Hankinson George Hansen ’68 Kendra Hansen ’04 George Hardin ’73, ’89 Kenneth ’84 & Janice ’70 Hardison Kenneth & Maryann Harmon Jennifer Balster Harris ’00 Cathy Hathaway ’76, ’82 Frances Haugen ’68 Steven ’84 & Susan ’83 Heckathorn Steven Heisterkamp ’86 Don & Carole Hermanson Joanne Hernandez ’69 Lee ’00 & Cindy ’85, ’99 Herrera Margery Herrington Sallie Hibbs ’60 Jim Hilburn ’87 Donald Hill John Hill ’70, ’81 Veronica Hill ’75 Cleta Hiner-Felzien ’90 Chad Hiser ’09 Jay Hocking Robert Hoff ’71 Jenene Holcomb ’89, ’94 Lloyd Holmes ’65 Vasti Holstun ’18 Victoria Hontas Karen Hossack ’69 Sandra Hubbard ’05 Clinton Huffaker ’98, ’01 Melissa Hunter ’05 Wayne Hunter ’91 Ann Ibarra ’90 Stella Isais ’79, ’87 Julia Jackson ’80 Richard ’78 & Sandra ’78 Jackson Dr. James ’64 & Martha Jacobs Charlie ’69 & Kathleen ’83, ’88 Jaquez Roberto Jaramillo Aaron Jimenez ’11 Rick Johnson ’81

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Barbara Johnston ’75 Carolyn Jones Carrie Jones ’06 Marcy Jordan ’72 Ronald Jung ’84 Richard Kadinger ’75

Carolyn & John Luciano Al Lujan ’72 Josie Lujan ’74 Priscilla Lujan ’75 Charles Lusman ’75 Teresa Lustig ’85, ’87

Gregory Katz Dale Kerby ’59, ’61 Joetta Kerrick ’06 Michael Kilpatrick ’92 Sue King ’66, ’90 Veronica Knecht ’18 Julie Kove ’87 Roy Laird ’67 Barb Larimer David Lashway ’75 Lori ’91, ’01 & Aaron Laske Chad Latham ’15 James G. Lathrop ’72 Naomi Ledesma ’13 Charlotte Ledonne ’84 Eldon Leff ’63 Charlotte Lehmann ’79 Janet Leinen ’78 Patricia Lembo ’76 Mark & Elizabeth Leonard Ryan Lesansee ’18 Marcy Libeer ’00, ’03 Susan Likens ’01 Peter Loeb ’68 Gary Loewe ’88 Fred Lopez ’69 Mike Lowe ’68 Abby Lucero Carlos ’61 & Dorothy ’61 Lucero Cathi Lucero ’14 Crestina Lucero ’02, ’16

Sue Luttrell ’88 Zaineb Lyons ’09 Theodora Madrid ’60, ’69 Thomas ’72 & Kristine ’73 Magel Stephen Magoon ’67, ’70 Nikolai Makarow ’72 Make Philanthropy Work Darleen Mancuso ’96 Dennis ’72 & Nancy ’72 Marion Irene Marquez ’06 Leroy Marquez ’65 Manuel and Merlinda Marquez Ronald Marso ’65 Drew Martin ’69 Bonnie Martinez ’04 David ’84, ’87 & Kimberly ’84, ’99 Martinez Emily Martinez ’15 Juan Martinez ’76, ’81 Kim Martinez ’15 Rodney Martinez Rose Martinez ’12 Vida Martinez ’75 Salvatore ’74 & Marilyn ’74 Martorano Jasmine Mascarenas ’13 Jonova Mattox ’78 Kerry McCaig Janelle McCallum Katherine McCarthy Larry McClanahan ’91 Tom & Amy McCray


Buffie McFadyen ’91, ’93 Bette McFarren ’76 Kathy McGinty ’67 David McGovern ’70 Jerald McNeil ’73 Barbara Medina Chris Medina ’12 & Linda Relyea ’96, ’10 Joanna Casillas Medina ’13 Maria Medina ’08 Richard & Margaret Medina Karen Melgares Sarah Menapace-Walker ’93 Kelley Merritt ’10 Bruce & Sharon Meyer Jack Miller ’72, ’76 Will Mims ’17 Bikram Mishra ’14, ’16 Michael ’74 & Glenalee ’73 Mitchell Elizabeth Montague ’86, ’87 Frances Montoya ’79 Joseph Montoya ’02 Andrea Mooney ’96 James Moore ’72 Kathleen Morford ’85 James Morris Wayne Morrison ’63 Wade ’76, ’80 & Lindy ’80 Mortensen Teresa Muckelrath ’17 Denis Muebake ’15 James Mullings ’51, ’68 Tom ’68, ’81 & Barbara ’71 Nagoda John Nedin ’69 Martha Nelson ’71 Gail Nitta ’66 Jayne Northrip ’80 Jeannie Norwood ’71 & Albert Kahan Notes & Numbers, LLC David Ochoa ’63 Leroy Olguin ’64 Larry ’77 & Billie ’77 Olin Audrey Olive ’79 Jo Oliver ’93 Bob Olson ’75 Richard Ono ’97 Jose ’00, ’04, ’07 & Amy ’98, ’06 Ortega Joy Ortiz ’60 Patrick Ortiz ’13 Patti Ortiz ’78 Carol Osborn ’84 Emily Osburn ’17

Renee-Mae Ota ’72 Larry & Evelyn Owens John Owsley ’18 John Pacheco ’74 Tano ’63, ’70 & Loretta ’64 Paolucci Lori Parker ’85, ’97 Polly Parrish ’04 John ’68 & Helen ’67 Patton Jolene Pavlovsky ’63, ’67 Nels ’75 & Amanda ’84 Pearson Beverly Percival ’60, ’80 Anita Perez ’91, ’97 John Perry ’64, ’71 Alfred Petross ’15 Margaret Pfalmer ’63, ’67 Tara Phillips ’14, ’17 Matthew Pierce John Pim ’67 Milton Place ’74 Carol Plock ’78 Andrew Pojman ’72 Darline Polonis ’70 Sammie Porter ’68 Robert Poulson ’59 Frank Powell ’62 Peter & Marita Prandoni Rosa Pratt ’83 Beverly Price ’69 Dwight Proctor ’72 Lawrence Pyeatt ’65 Allen ’03 & Tracie ’03 Race Paul Rahne ’65, ’66 William Rakow Jr. ’69 Matthew Rapelje Elizabeth Ratzlaff ’87 James Reay ’64 John Reesor ’18 Amber Reher ’06 Diane Rhodes ’64 Joseph Richmond ’15 Shanna Riley ’15 MJ & Brent Rincon Patricia Robbins ’93, ’96 Elizabeth Roberts ’67, ’68 Randy Roberts ’99 Jay ’75 & Susan ’75 Robinson Theresa Rodriguez ’17 Jason Rogers ’93 Dawn Rogers ’88 Dr. Mary Ann Roldan ’74

Thank you for your sponsorship of Adams100.

Billy Adams Sponsor

Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Ernest ’74, ’85 & Patricia ’71, ’76, ’99 Romero Flavio Romero ’77 David ’95 & Yvette ’91 Rosenberg Albert Roybal ’80 Ernest Roybal ’54 Bob & Rosa Rubino Jack ’79, ’84 & Theresa Rudder Tresa Rupright ’97 Ann Ryan ’70 Esther Saenz Caroline Sanchez ’56 Ted Sanchez ’69 Antonio Sandoval ’73, ’89 Sarah Sandusky ’17 Celestino Santistevan ’68 Nick Sartori ’12 Phillip ’73, ’74 & Jeanne ’74 Sategna Larry Savage ’72 Rich ’75 & Barbara Scanga

Jack E Signs Jr. ’68, ’72 Silver Mountain Disposal, LLC Susan Simianer ’13 Chris & Lisa Simmons Mark Skinner ’92 Larry Slade ’71 Dr. Terrence Sloan ’69 Dawnia Smith ’09 Robert Smith ’81 Rosalyn Smith ’93 Linda Snodgrass ’73 Fred ’67, ’70 & Barbara ’68 Snow Marvin Soldner Joshua Spannagel ’07 Bill ’71 & Kay ’68, ’73 Spencer James Spurlin ’85 Colleen Stabolepszy ’93, ’97 Ivan Stahlecker ’73, ’81 Janis Stanley ’77 Nancy Starling Ross

Jessica Scherrer ’17 Paulette Schmalz ’75 Regis Schmalz ’75 David & Robert Schnitzler Merle Schroder ’67 Stephanie Schroeder ’19 Sally Schulz ’70 Sharon Scott ’78 Carol Seale Mark Seaton & Suzanne DeVore Eric Seiden ’17 Russell ’70 & Rebecca ’73 Seymour Russell Shawcroft ’17 Stephen ’99 & Karen ’99 Shea Regina Shelton ’77, ’83 Debra Sheriff Brittani Shettron ’19

Grant Stewart ’01 Donald Stimack ’54 Karen Stone ’71 Gregory & Leigh Strain Linda Swanson ’70 Arnald Swift ’69, ’71 Garrett Szagola ’71 Bill Talkington ’85 Christine Tapia ’84 Jon Tausan ’69, ’81 Daniel Taylor ’17 Jeb Taylor ’66 John Taylor Lynne Teaford Dennis Teeters Donna ’67, ’83 & Tom Templeton James Tenbrook ’70

Genzeb Terchino Terresa Thibodeaux ’15 Janeal Thompson ’75 Judy Thong Thomas 79, ’82 & Jacqueline ’77, ’78 Tice Jane Trogdon ’66 Ruth Trowbridge ’12, ’16 Cindy Trujillo ’73 Elizabeth Trujillo ’82 Henry Trujillo ’61, ’70 Jane Trujillo ’03 Jean Tucker Mary Ann Underwood Lois Unger ’94 Rick Vafeades ’67, ’68 Bea Valdez ’72 Maria Valdez Robert Valdez ’66 Wanda Valencia ’88 Hugo Valentin ’16 Jack Vallejos ’72 Jose Vallejos ’62 Courtney Vance ’14 Joseph Vargas Patricia Vargo ’62 Patrick ’66 & Mary Veerkamp Karie Velleses Gary Venturi ’71 Rose ’92, ’97 & Al Vialpando Paul Victor ’74, ’75 Charles Vigil ’89 Ruben Vigil ’61, ’65 Merredith Von Burg ’66 Robert Waltman ’76 Tamara M. Wand ’89 Peggy Ward ’72 Kathy Washeck ’73 Lew & Yvonne Weber Mark Weeks ’75 Stefan Welsh ’15 Eric Wendelin ’05 Vicki Whipple-Mueller ’74 James ’65 & Ruby ’65 Whiteley Patricia & Lonnie Willis Jack Wirth ’72 Cora Wolfe ’64 Keiko Woodyward ’14 Delzia Worley ’97 Ann Wright Margaret Nickelson Wright ’48 Alan, Don* & Gloria* Wuckert Heather Yazzie ’97 Roberta Young ’53 Robert Koch Yund ’74 Katie Zdanowski ’18 * indicates deceased


friends of theatre Tawney Becker Chris Lopez ’84 & Mary Anne Talbott Elizabeth Roberts ’67, ’68 Neil & Elise Rudolph Donald Thompson & Jan Oen

friends of music Tawney Becker Harvey Billington ’58, ’65 Brian & Deborah Brownell Peter ’66 & Gayle Ciraolo Lisa Clements William Crockett ’89 Judy ’64 & Larry Drake Mary Eldredge ’99 Galen Feeback ’64, ’68 & Gloria Santisteven Feeback ’72, ’78 Delbert ’70, ’71 & Jan Gay Rich ’59 & De Gehlbach Mike Gibson C. Elliott Graves ’91 Kenneth ’84 & Janice ’70 Hardison Wes Hargrove ’78 Robert Hoff ’71 Victoria Hontas Marty & Diana Jones Julie Kove ’87 Dennis Lamb Charlotte Ledonne ’84 Chris Lopez ’84 & Mary Anne Talbott

Dr. Cheryl Lovell Salvatore ’74 & Marilyn ’74 Martorano Teri McCartney ’87, ’92 & Don Richmond ’13 Bruce & Sharon Meyer William ’73 & Katherine ’73 Miller Jeannie Norwood ’71 & Albert Kahan Notes & Numbers, LLC Jolene Pavlovsky ’63, ’67 Robert & Regina Rice Patricia Robbins ’93, ’96 Elizabeth Roberts ’67, ’68 Neil & Elise Rudolph Penny Sanders Jeffrey Sell ’61 Mark Skinner ’92 Donald Thompson & Jan Oen Janeal Thompson ’75 Arvilla Weldon ’70, ’92 Anita Zaffuto ’71 Katie Zdanowski ’18 YourCause Chevron Matching Employee Funds

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grizzly club Corporate sponsors Ace Hardware Airgas USA Alamosa Building Supply Alamosa Chiropractic Alamosa Home Furnishings Alamosa State Bank Alcon Construction American Electric AmeriGas Propane Asphalt Constructors, Inc. ASU Counselor Education ASU MBA Best Western Inn Billings Electric/Valley Lock & Security Blessed Brews Dylan Brown Agency BSN Sports Caton’s Superlube Century 21 Property Management Colorado Potato Administrative Committee Colorado Sports Chaparral Tires CIA Leavitt Insurance Colorado Potato Administrative Committee Colorado Sports Comfort Inn & Suites/Super 8/Ihop Community Banks of Colorado Coyote Barber Shop

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Del Mar Carpet One Extreme Graphics First Southwest Bank Flood & Peterson, Inc. Friday Health Plan Gobin’s Harding Dental Group Holiday Inn Express/Super 8/Days Inn Hunan Chinese Restaurant Husmann Plumbing J & J Rental Centers Juanito’s Kristi Mountain Sports L & M Auto Sales Mark’s Outdoor Sports MayWa Chinese Restaurant Milagro’s/Rainbow’s End Nino’s O & V Printing Orlie’s Mexican/American Grill Papa Murphy’s Pepsi Porter Realty Rio Grande Bank RMS Utilties Rock Creek Family Medicine Rocky Mountain Eye Center Rocky Mountain Memorabilia

Safeway San Luis Valley Brewing Company San Luis Valley Federal Bank San Luis Valley Health San Luis Valley Rural Electric Sherwin Williams Silver Mountain Disposal Skiball’s SLV Pizza SLV Sports & Wellness Smoothy’s Juice Bar Sodexo Sonic Southwest Ready Mix, Inc. Splashland Hot Springs Square Peg Super 8 Thai Hut The Rubi Slipper The Shop Valley Courier Valley Electric Van Iwaarden Builders Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc. VIP Salon and Spa Wall, Smith, Bateman Inc. Torben Walters Insurance Wize Apples


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Individual sponsors Anonymous Asphalt Constructors, Inc. Jerome Austin Gwen Babcock ’08 Bank Shot Sports Bar Jeffrey Bilderbeck ’03 Tom ’59 & Charlotte ’58, ’71 Bobicki David Broyles ’74 Glenn & Kerry Burnham Duane ’82 & Lorey ’80 Bussey Campus Cafe Roxy Carleo ’88 Lance Cheslock Glen ’62 & Frances ’62 Clark Colwell Inspection Group Kristine Corder Creative Matting, Framing & Design Ed Crowther & Lori Tanner David Curtis ’72, ’92 Jason Defee

Jim & Erma Defee Ron ’76 & Jan ’80, ’03 DeSautell Margaret Doell Jill Downie ’90, ’91 Edward Jones-Alamosa Leroy Espinoza Farm Fresh Direct John ’63, ’69 & Margaret ’61 Faron Keith ’58, ’63 & Claudette ’63, ’78 Fisher Formation Ag Delbert ’70, ’71 & Jan Gay Clifford Gindulis Greg ’96 & Jeni ’85 Goodwin Jaime Green Vern ’97 & Heather ’00 Heersink Charlotte Hefner ’88 Hogue’s Glass, Inc./Stan & Jeannie Crowder Jenel Hopper ’02 Michael Hudson ’98 Dustin Imdieke Alan Johnson ’70 Don Johnson & Irma Schell Jay ’81 & Eileen ’81 Johnson Karl & Bonnie Keller Kentucky Fried Chicken Rena & Nathan Kirkland Travis Koppenhafer ’03 Richard & Ericha Loosbrock Chris Lopez ’84 & Mary Anne Talbott Robert Lopez ’96 Dr. Cheryl Lovell Louie & Peggy Luster Mark ’89, ’92 & Myra ’93, ’01 Manzanares Ken ’87, ’94 & Dolores ’87 Marquez Damon ’87 & Konnie Martin Beatrice Martinez ’76 David ’84, ’87 & Kimberly ’84, ’99 Martinez Miranda McWilliams ’17 Jay Meyer

Will Mims ’17 Chas ’98 & Melissa Moeller Ted ’69 & Janet ’69 Morrison Larry ’88, ’93 & Carolyn ’89 Mortensen Nancy Mortensen Wade ’76, ’80 & Lindy ’80 Mortensen Mary Motz ’62 Floyd & Jody Oaks Albert ’61 & Kelli ’74 O’Leary Chuck ’68 & Becky Owsley Jeff Owsley ’86 Preston & Katie Porter Scott & Sheri Porter Gary & Toni Ramstetter Norman ’75, ’77 & Greta Roberts Tracey Robinson Mike Rogers Sage Apartments John Sather Colleen Schaffner Marcie Schulz ’93 Vincent ’79 & Donna Segura Marcus Shawcroft ’15, ’19 Russell Shawcroft ’17 Cleave Simpson Katelyn Smith ’16 Maurice Smith ’79 Nancy Starling Ross Sharon ’85 & Ken Turpin Cole Wakasugi Tim ’73 & Peggy ’72 Walters David & Donna ’12 Wehe Weiss Dry Cleaning Donald Wells ’86 Lisa Wilson ’94 Loren Wright ’08 Chay ’00 & Jennifer ’00 Yund Joe & Shirley Zanski ZKM, LLC

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in memory of:

Theodore S Anderson Lynne Teaford Mary Atencio Alfred Petross ’15 Rob Benson Alberta ’94 & Carl Coolbaugh Andrea & Marc Fortney Janis Frame Tom ’67, ’68 & Pat ’68 Gilmore Jenene Holcomb ’89, ’94 Marty & Diana Jones Joe & Barbara Kolupke Ron ’65 & Marilyn ’86, ’87 Loser Beatrice Martinez ’76 Esmeralda Martinez ’97, ’01 Chris Medina ’12 & Linda Relyea ’96, ’10 Kathleen & Richard Muth Jack ’79, ’84 & Theresa Rudder Mark Seaton & Suzanne DeVore Southway Construction Co, Inc. Larry & Carol Sveum Mary Alice (Drake) Boss Merlyn Boss ’60 Ted Ellis Anonymous Jose Eugenio Gallegos Emma Gallegos Mark Gallegos Gregory Katz Katherine McCarthy Brody Geiser Beverly Bailey Juanita & John Bailey Cleatrice Brunelli Duane ’82 & Lorey ’80 Bussey Jim Campbell John Capra ’86 Randy & Marissa Edwards Robert & Susan Friggeri Delbert ’70, ’71 & Jan Gay Jeff & Nancy Geiser 24 AStater

Laurie Geiser Lori ’91, ’01 & Aaron Laske Beatrice Martinez ’76 David ’84, ’87 & Kimberly ’84, ’99 Martinez Mark ’86 & Margaret ’86 McAninch Tom & Amy McCray James Morris Wade ’76, ’80 & Lindy ’80 Mortensen Christopher Phillips ’93 Josephine Pushkarenko William Stone ’86 Dennis Teeters Nancy Wedman Erin Gilmore John ’70 & Betti Marvel Roger Gunlikson Kevin & Lori Fulks Martha Laye Darryl Laye ’67 Jeannie Sanderson Leach Sheryl ’82, ’85 & Wayne Farley Larry ’64 & d’Anna ’66, ’74 Mayfield Patricia & Lonnie Willis Carrol Joseph Martin JoAnne Martin Sherrie Bennett Maule Darla Chappell ’77 Evelyn Olson Patricia Farish ’87 Merle Orr Richard ’71 & Mary ’74 Cline Julie Diveley David & Kelly Fletcher Lori ’91, ’01 & Aaron Laske Debra Sheriff Bill ’71 & Kay ’68, ’73 Spencer Lew & Yvonne Weber Brent Williams ’71* Alan, Don* & Gloria* Wuckert

Glennys Rugg Patricia Richmond ’58, ’69 Emma & Henry Salazar LeRoy & Michelle ’92 Salazar Jean Tucker Henry Trujillo ’61, ’70 Doug Shriver Colorado Potato Administrative Committee Melody Feniks Deanna Morris ’64, ’65 Holly Zumbro ’00 Alan Sinton Webb Family Fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation Butch Southway Izora Southway ’66 Karla ’84 & James Willschau Don Stegman William & Sylvia Durkin Don & Carole Hermanson (Don & Joyce Stegman) Tammy ’91, ’00 & Gerald Lopez Emily Martinez ’15 John ’70 & Betti Marvel Dennis ’62 & Linda Nash Sara Weinraub Ben Butler ’09 Darryll Brent Williams Mike ’71 & Linda ’73 Edgar Spencer Harris ’72 Lori ’91, ’01 & Aaron Laske Russell ’70 & Rebecca ’73 Seymour Don Wuckert Alan & Janice Wuckert

in honor of: Joelle Boos Shon Davis Hill Family-Leah Hill, Josh Teeples, Kacee Schoeder, Nicholas Hill Donald Hill Vreni Nielsen Kurt Nielson Byron Uhrich Patricia Farish ’87 Kellie Veneman Shon Davis


foundation net assets Academic Year 2019/20 2018/19 2017/18 2016/17 2015/16

Total Assets $24,547,122 $23,494,429 $22,257,620 $20,637,656 $18,416,633

matching gift companies Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Matching Gift Program IBM International Foundation Merck Partnership for Giving YourCause Chevron Matching Employee Funds

members of the legacy society Anonymous Mary & Cal Beaver Philip Britton ’61 Russell ’73 & Carol Cagle Jack* & Genevieve Cooper Wayne ’62 & Ellen Evans Claudette Fisher ’63, ’78 Patricia Ewert Flannagan ’76* Estate of Gary ’62, ’65 & Judith Gaston* Rich ’59 & De Gehlbach Dale ’64 & Beverly Hettinger Ron ’65 & Marilyn ’86, ’87 Loser Bonnie Moinet ’84 Ted ’69 & Janet ’69 Morrison Michael & Karol Ann Patritch Clarissa Lee Pollard Michael Sloan ’65 Patsy Spier ’91 Estate of Linda Spraitzer* Douglas Thomas ’55* Beth Waters* Arthur Wellbaum* Karen Wibrew Bill Woodward ’61 Dan ’74, ’79 & Sheryl ’79 Yoder *indicates deceased AStater 25


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Dr. Lovell announces the new scholarship.

arriet Dalzell Hester lives in lore on the campus of Adams State University as the first student to ever cross the graduation stage and the first librarian in the school’s 100-year history. Now her name will be forever tied to the Harriett Dalzell Hester Endowed Scholarship thanks to the generosity of Adams State President Cheryl D. Lovell. Dr. Lovell announced the establishment of the endowed scholarship during the second annual Adams State Gives Day held on Feb. 15. The talent show and telethon event raised more than $180,000 for the University, and it was Dr. Lovell’s announcement in establishing the Hester Dalzell Endowed Scholarship that added even more buzz to the evening. “The impact of Harriet on Adams State is immense,” said President Lovell.

“ Her contributions shaped education

in this Valley, in this community, and at this institution. Her name and memory are very important to the institution and I believe she needs to be recognized and held in the highest regard.” Student artist, Oliver Benavidez, paints during the live show.

Music students take a bow.

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“Women have been involved in the proud history of Adams State since the institution first opened its doors as a teacher’s college,” President Lovell said. The scholarship will benefit first-generation undergraduate female students who are attending Adams State full time, Pell-eligible, in good academic standing and who are in need of additional financial support to assist with tuition, books, and room and board. The endowed scholarship currently is at $50,000 after Dr. Lovell and Nancy Clark committed $20,000 during the first Adams State Gives Day in 2020 and then added another $30,000 during this year’s event. “Nancy and I are so pleased to be the first to honor her in this manner,” Dr. Lovell said. “Our personal goal is to increase our contributions every year.” “Honoring such a legacy, that’s what Adams State is about,” said Adams State Theatre Director John Taylor, who hosted the event for the second year. “We have this great history here and each generation keeps giving back and honoring as we move forward into our next century.”


Co-hosts Dr. John Taylor and Diane Arias ’20 close the show while streamers fly across the stage.

A rerun of the 2021 Adams State Gives Day Talent Show and Telethon can be viewed at adams.edu/live.

The February 15 event marked the kickoff to Adams State’s 100th birthday celebration. Additional 100-year activities are planned in the fall and winter months of 2021.

May 8 Spring Commencement

September 25 Adams100 Run of the Century

Established in 1921 by the Colorado legislature, Adams State is named for Billy Adams, who sponsored the legislation and ultimately became the 25th governor of Colorado.

over

$180,000

amount raised during the second annual Adams State Gives Day

October 16 Homecoming of the Century Celebration

Fall 2021 Adams100 Documentary Premiere Adams100 History Book Release

December Winter Gala Masquerade Ball

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Duane Bussey ’82, Russell Achatz ’85, Jeni Jack-Goodwin ’85

Banking on a great future for Adams State and the Valley Here come the bankers – one, two, three – and they’re all part of the Adams State legacy. They love to see their customers succeeding in the community and growing in their industry, and they love their alma mater’s potential for the next century.

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hey are in good company. Adams State University alumni Duane Bussey ’82, CEO of San Luis Valley Federal Bank; Jeni Jack-Goodwin ’85, president of First Southwest Bank; and Russell Achatz ’85, CEO of Alamosa State Bank, are demonstrating their support for the institution from serving on boards to committing generous donations for the University’s 100-year anniversary.

Southwest Bank understands the importance “ First of Adams State,” Jack-Goodwin says. “We appreciate the opportunity to continue our strong relationship with the institution.”

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“Never in a million years would I have predicted this career,” she says. Achatz has no second thoughts about his destination. “I would have no problem choosing the same path, as it has been very rewarding.” Bussey agrees. “Banking and the business of finance and money management have been a good fit for me intellectually, and the San Luis Valley Federal Bank has been a great fit culturally for me.” Jack-Goodwin says they support one another and all the banks throughout the San Luis Valley. Bussey also agrees with that sentiment. “We all fill different niches. I have tremendous respect for all the banking leaders in the community.” Making Their Lives in the SLV Carving out a life in the San Luis Valley felt just right for these alumni. Bussey grew up in Colorado Springs before coming to Adams State. Achatz and Jack-Goodwin each gave the metropolitan life a try. “I lived in Denver for a couple years but returned to Alamosa when I wanted to start a family,” Jack-Goodwin says. Achatz also soon learned the city life was


not for him. “There is no place like home and the Valley is a very special place.” For Bussey, a couple of years turned into a lifetime. His wife, Lorey Bussey ’80, was already working in Alamosa when he completed his degree and the couple decided to accumulate work experience before heading to the Front Range. Then the children began arriving. “We were happy in our jobs and felt like SLV Federal would eventually provide a leadership opportunity for me, although I did not know the CEO position would be offered,” he says. Staying in a rural area may not be the first choice for their urban counterparts, but for these three it’s about more than the bustle of crowded streets and sun-blocking skyscrapers.

best part of being a bank president for me is “ The knowing the impact that I made in my community,

like helping and developing businesses and people grow and succeed from the ground up,” Achatz says. It is also satisfying to see young employees turn their job into a career at Alamosa State Bank and move up the ladder with success. “The problem with bigger banks is you become unattached to the customers and employees,” Achatz adds. “They become a number instead of a friend or colleague.” This way of thinking also guided Achatz to pursue his education at Adams State. “For me at the time, it was all about affordability. I could stay home and work at the same time to pay for school. I could not have afforded a larger university and did not have the grades for any type of scholarships.” Two of Bussey’s neighbors and his high school assistant basketball coach, Steve Posegate ’72, are Adams State alumni and encouraged his decision to visit campus. “I liked the basketball coach and the campus environment, and was offered a scholarship to attend.” When she was a sophomore in high school, Jack-Goodwin’s family transplanted from the Cherry Creek area in Denver to Alamosa when her father, the late John Holmes, Ph.D. emeritus professor of psychology, accepted a teaching job with the University, then just a College. She remembers living in the dorms her freshman year, and being on campus felt like a “whole different town.” After receiving her degree, Jack-Goodwin interviewed with a large retail chain but accepted a position as a bookkeeper with First Southwest, 35 years ago. “It is crazy to think about the time that has passed.” Customer Support and Enriching Young Lives Their work environment and duties appealed to all three bankers, who spent their career with the institutions they now lead. All agree, for a bank president, there is no “typical day.” Achatz oversees all banking operations, planning, policies and practices as well as a variety of other strategic objectives set forth by the board of directors. “A typical day is not a real

thing, as it is always changing daily to make sure things are running smooth and profitable,” he says. “I will say that the number of meetings is too many!” Focusing on the SLV Federal Bank members and providing a great work environment for his employees are priorities for Bussey. He is very aware of advancements in the business, especially in regard to technology and digital services. “Things are changing so fast that you need to stay focused on what the important issues are to your customers,” he says. Jack-Goodwin also provides insight into the career from a working-parent and social viewpoint. “The hours are good and conducive to a (mostly) good life-work balance. I also get to meet nice people and develop relationships with customers and colleagues.” When it comes time to celebrate Adams State and its impact on the community, their ranks are joined by several employees at each bank. First Southwest employs 12 alumni; SLV Federal has 14 alumni working at their three branches and several of their board members are also alumni; Alamosa State employs eight alumni, who are an integral part of the management team or an officer. The bankers’ pride in Adams State is justified.

State provides so much enrichment for “ Adams Alamosa and the San Luis Valley,” Bussey says.

He appreciates the University’s role as an education provider, giving the opportunity for local people to attend college easier than if they had to leave the Valley, as well as other benefits including economic development, cultural benefits and diversity, all of which enrich the community. Achatz agrees 100 percent with Bussey. “We also benefit from the workforce that Adams State puts out each and every year,” he says. The symbiotic relationship between the University and the business community expands the need for banking services. “This allows banks to sponsor scholarships and always be there for Adams State with financial support and donations,” Achatz says. Many employees of the banks have served on committees and boards for Adams State, donating time and valuable insight. At one time Achatz, Bussey and Jack-Goodwin served together on the ASU Foundation Board. “Overall, it has just been a great relationship of support for our banks and Adams State,” Achatz adds. Several regional banks offer scholarships to students attending Adams State. SLV Federal Bank and First Southwest Bank have also established student internships, hosted student groups at the bank, made presentations to students on campus, and provided financing on some projects. “I actually have no regrets,” Bussey says. “I have had great opportunities to help people in their financial lives and been part of some great community groups and events. It has been a ‘Wonderful Life’ at the bank.” by Linda Relyea

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Look What’s Cooking Adams State food studies program to boost San Luis Valley local food economy Chase Smith has always enjoyed working with food. Since graduating from high school, he’s made sandwiches at Subway, worked in catering and rose through the ranks at a grocery store deli, eventually becoming a manager. But he didn’t always love the food service industry’s long hours, early morning and late-night shifts, and low pay. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, 24-year-old Smith decided it was the right time to go back to school and earn a bachelor’s degree. Smith, a self-described “foodie” who grew up in Pueblo, enrolled in Adams State’s new food studies program. Now in his second semester, Smith hopes to someday work for a food aid organization or pursue a food-related career in business. “Food is a basic necessity and it’s the foundation of everything we do,” he said. “You always hear about the people who were grouchy because they’re hungry and stuff like that. The difference of going into a job interview being hungry or on a full and healthy stomach is a pretty big difference. If I can help other people cover that necessity and also be able to improve themselves, I’ll feel like I’ve done my part to help other people.” Smith is one of seven students taking advantage of Adams State’s innovative new degree program, which held its first classes in spring 2020. The interdisciplinary food studies program brings together every facet of food, including agriculture, nutrition, social justice, production, food systems, business and sustainability, just to name a few.

With a $125,000 grant from the Outcalt Foundation, the program will become even more robust over the summer, when crews will finish work updating a commercial kitchen in the East Campus building. The generous grant is also funding a classroom renovation to create a dedicated space for cooking classes and demonstrations. The foundation supports the growth and prosperity of the San Luis Valley and serves as the lasting legacy of Ralph Outcalt, the long-time local philanthropist and businessman who died in 2014. “Ralph was committed to the San Luis Valley way of life and, particularly, the agricultural community,” said Karla Shriver, one of the foundation’s trustees. “This Adams State project aligns with that goal. If we can help educate people about their food, food sources, where it comes from, how it’s prepared, that helps the agricultural industry and also supports the health and wellness of the Valley.” Adams State first began considering a potential new food studies program five years ago. With the Valley’s long-standing 30 AStater

agricultural roots, popular farmers’ market, and many local foods organizations, it felt like the right fit. University leaders convened an advisory group of community members working in food-related industries and began researching related programs at other universities. “There were a number of them that were growing and thriving, but they were almost all on the East and West coasts, and primarily in urban areas,” said Margaret Doell, associate vice president for academic affairs. “There really wasn’t anything in the central part of the country and nothing in Colorado. It seemed like a potential niche area where Adams State could really shine. We have all the pieces with our rural setting and this vibrant local foods economy around us.” The food studies program helps fill a void for students and the community. Graduates will have a bottom-to-top understanding of food, with more intensive knowledge and training in their chosen area of emphasis: health and wellness, sustainability, business and food policy or sociology/social justice. They’ll be able to hit the ground running after graduation, whether they choose to work for an existing company, start their own business or support a nonprofit. “Food touches so many different things that students really need to learn about all these different realms to understand the whole system,” said Nicole Kasper, a food studies professor who also helped develop the program. “It’s one of the biggest sectors of the economy. It’s one of the biggest influences on our health. It’s one of the biggest influences on the environment.” Local employers get a fresh infusion of talent, with graduates who are top-notch critical thinkers and have both theoretical and applied knowledge of food. As part of the program, students tend to an on-campus garden, complete internships, interact with guest lecturers, and take hands-on lab classes. San Luis Valley residents will also benefit from the commercial kitchen and cooking classroom, which will be available for events, courses, workshops and other needs. “Those community events may even someday lead to continuing education classes at Adams State. We really want to foster opportunities and collaboration – the goal really was to create a community kitchen,” Doell said. by Sarah Kuta

For more information about the food studies program at Adams State, contact Nicole Kasper at nmkasper@adams.edu or visit the program’s website adams.edu/academics/undergraduate/food-studies/


Did you know that a gift of long-term appreciated securities is a quick and easy way to maximize your giving? Why Consider This Gift? • It is quick and easy. You simply instruct your broker to transfer a number of shares from your account to Adams State University’s account. Please contact our office for information on how to make a stock transfer. • Your gift qualifies for a charitable income tax deduction and you avoid paying capital gains tax. • Even if you do not itemize, you benefit by avoiding the capital gains tax you would have paid had you sold the appreciated stock. • You can make a bigger gift at a lower cost.

For more information on this and other taxwise gift giving options, please contact Karen Wibrew at kwibrew@adams.edu or 719-587-7165. It is wise to consult with your tax professionals if you are contemplating a charitable gift. This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.

Make your gift go twice as far! Did you know many employers match donations made by employees, employees’ spouses, and retirees? A matching gift can double or triple your donation to Adams State University. Check with your human resources department to learn if your company has a matching gift program.

Please continue to share your memories or nominate an influential Adams Stater. Email us: publicrelations@adams.edu or alumni@adams.edu Send us a letter: Adams State University, Public Relations 208 Edgemont Blvd., Suite 3010, Alamosa, CO 81101 Fill out online form: adams.edu/adams100

Re-Engage. Re-Connect. Re-Commit.

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Staying in Touch •1950s Rich Gehlback ’59 welcomed four new great-grandchildren in 2020.

Stephen W. Magoon ’67, ’70 retired in 2011 after teaching 44 years, mostly math, the last 27 years at Buena High School in Ventura, Calif. Almost three years ago, he moved to Garden Grove, Calif., to be closer to his two daughters, son-in-laws, and 5 grandsons. “After COVID 19 is defeated, I plan to continue attending drama and musical performances, bowling, playing board games and traveling.” He also has plans for trips to Colorado, Sweden and Germany. “Right now, I am safer at home and wearing a mask when I leave the house. I urge you to do the same.” Philip L. Born ’68 and his wife, Fran, retired from teaching in 2004. Philip retired from teaching and archaeology in 2006 and currently has a retirement job with the Museums of the West in Grand Junction.

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•1960s Theodora Ruybal Madrid ’60, ’69 fondly recalls the years from 1972 through 1974 when she was an assistant professor of special education at Adams State and the many students who enrolled in the classes. “How proud we were of them and how proud we must be of Adams State students enduring this terrible pandemic. May providence be on their side.” Stanley Nelson’s ’61, ’65 wife, Jean, of 61 years passed away August 24, 2000; and their daughter, Deborah, died on June 9, 2019. “I am doing well, send my love to Adams State and all classmates!” Henry E. Trujillo ’61, ’70 and his wife, Bernice, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on December 15, 2020. They are both retired. Bernice was a teacher in District 60 in Pueblo. Henry is a Korean veteran, who served in the United States Air Force. He earned a Ph.D. from UNC Greeley. He retired from USC Pueblo, now CSU Pueblo. Henry and Bernice have two grown children and enjoy traveling. “We have visited Europe, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and all fifty states!” Elvin D. Brown ’62 retired in McAllen, Texas, with his wife, Marianne Brown. They have 64 years of a wonderful marriage and three wonderful children (Martha Lynn, Kevin, Jeri Ann). “Our darkest day was losing Martha to breast cancer.” They are lying low, dodging COVID19 but are being scheduled for the vaccine soon. “We still have our 18 hole golf course so life is still good. Education is the most important thing for success. Stick with it. God bless our country and our military.” Judith M. Roehm ’63 is a retired social worker and has two children.

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Sam D. Porter ’68 retired in 2015 after working 45 years in education, serving as a teacher, coach, school administrator, and industrial technology consultant for several community colleges. Sam now travels to Colorado for the summers.

•1970s E. Kaiponohea Hale ’72 retired after 41 years in the field of education as an administrator in the specified area of Hawaiian culture, language, history, and leadership, in August 2019. “While enjoying this new chapter of my life, I am actively involved in community work, songwriting, volunteer services, and occasional singing engagements. Life is good, even with the current COVID crises.”

•1980s Cindy T. Herrera ’85, ’99 works at Valley Wide Health Systems Behavior Health as a provider. Her husband, Patrick L. Herrera Jr. ’00, is a supervisor with the 12th Judicial District Probation. Edith McDowell Edson ’86 published a historical fiction novel. She based the descriptions of Chaco Canyon, Chimney Rock, and the lunar standstill on information from two workshops from Adams State. The focus of the workshops were archeo-astronomy and Chaco Canyon, taught by J. McKim Malville, Ph.D., former visiting professor, and John Ninnemann, Ph.D., former professor of biology. Although Edith and her husband, Jim, had visited many archaeological sites in the southwest, she credits “Brother Eagle: A Chimney Rock Experience” to her fascination with lunar standstill introduced in the archeo-astronomy class. She has two grown sons and two granddaughters. Julie K. Kove ’87 continues to have a very successful counseling practice in Alamosa, after 32 years. “My daughter, Johanna, has a successful private counseling practice in Boulder, Colo. and son, Seth, continues to work at NCAR as a weather specialist. Both kids are married and have two kids each. Marsha I. Phelps ’89 is currently a licensed psychotherapist, and works at Associates for Psychotherapy in Pueblo, Colo., where she is also part of the administrative team. She has been married for 48 years and has two adult sons and three grandchildren.

Donna K. Atkinson ’73 just retired from Pine River Lodge at Vallecito Lake. “I am hoping to spend time relaxing and traveling. I have very fond memories of Adams State.” She was a dorm counselor for Coronado Hall. Iris J. Clark ’74 is a management consultant for SBDC in Pueblo and other nonprofits. Iris serves on the Library Foundation Board and is active in other community organizations. Iris is a retired bank officer and previous nonprofit CEO. Lorraine Shelton ’77, ’83 retired in 2001 from Denver Public Schools as an elementary teacher. She enjoys quilting and gardening. “I am thankful to Adams State for a good education.” She has lived in Denver since 1978. Three of her siblings also graduated from Adams State. Tonita M. Sandoval y Suazo ’78 was a mental health advocate until retirement. Tonita has one daughter and 2 grandkids, 1 girl and 1 boy. She still does mental health advocacy when needed. “I do most of my work for the San Luis Valley and I don’t charge for my services.”

What have you been up to since graduation? Your classmates want to know.

••• Email your update and photo to alumni@adams.edu.


•1990s Jason C. Rogers ’93 has taught Spanish and English at Midvale Middle School, in Salt Lake City, for the past 27 years. “It has been a wonderful opportunity.” In addition to teaching, he owns and operates a landscape/snow removal business in Salt Lake City for the past 27 years. He and his wife have 2 children, (son and daughter) and one grandson. “We are SO BLESSED! I would like to take this opportunity to thank Adams State for the great preparation and education that it offered me. It allowed me to learn and grow up, and it prepared me to go out into the world. Thank you, Adams State!” Tammy L. Dodson ’94 is in her 22nd year as a school counselor at Grandview High School in the Cherry Creek Schools. “In my free time, I dabble in some educational consulting, garden, take long bike rides, and walk with my mini schnauzers.” Linda Relyea ’96, ’10 & Chris Medina ’12 appreciate all Adams State has done for them. Chris teaches special education at Ortega Middle School in Alamosa and Linda works in the Public Relations office at Adams State. Their son, Joshua, is a senior in high school.

•2010s Ruth Trowbridge ’12, ’16 “Adams State gave me what I needed to enter public service in community mental health counseling, and from there I have been able to start a successful private practice. Thank you!” Marisa O. Morado ’18 earned her Master of Science in accounting degree from Regis University and is planning on earning her CPA and CFE certifications. She currently lives in Denver, Colo. and works for a global real estate company. Lauren Gaddie-Johnson ’19 is currently teaching seventh and eighth grade English and Language Arts at Fairfield Middle School in Fairfield, Iowa. She has taught six years at the middle school level and five years was spent teaching at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton, Colo. She really enjoys the small class sizes in southwest Iowa. The administration and staff at FMS is amazingly supportive, especially during the 2020-21 school year which has been unpredictable because of COVID19.

Adams State Alumni Receives Who’s Who in Agriculture Award Kole Kelley ’13 was recently recognized for his positive impacts in the world of agriculture in the Denver Business Journal’s special report of the 2021 Who’s Who of Agriculture in the Water Resources category. A native of the San Luis Valley, Kelley continues to hold a special place in his heart for the rural community and keeps dear the memories growing up on a farm and working with his late father. “The honor is special to me and one I will hold dearly for the rest of my life. I also know there is a lot of work to be done to ensure the agriculture way of life continues and we are able to continue to feed and clothe the world.” Kelley is an associate attorney for Jewell Jimmerson Natural Resources Law, LLC., where he represents operators and landowners to ensure the safe, responsible development of energy in Colorado. He also represents water rights owners to help accomplish their goals with the Colorado Water Law Regulations. After earning his degree in business administration/agribusiness from Adams State, Kelley continued his education at University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he received his J.D. and a certificate in Constitutional Rights and Remedies. During his three years at the University of Denver, he was a member of the prestigious Water Law Review as a staff editor, business editor, and the volume 22 Editor-in-Chief. He currently serves on the Colorado Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee and is a member of Class 6 of the Colorado Farm Bureau Elite Leadership Academy.

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Each year at Homecoming, the Adams State Alumni Association recognizes alumni for their service to their community and the University. We have two exciting awards, Exceptional New Alumnus and Outstanding Alumnus.

1972 Dr. Oba, with his wife, receives Outstanding Alumnus award by “Spud” Orr. 1960 Mr. McDivitt receives Outstanding Alumnus award by Dr. Plachy.

1988 Outstanding Alumnus Ira Zuckerman.

Fill out your online nomination form today: https://www.adams.edu/alumni/ Online nominations will be accepted until April 30.

The purpose of the Exceptional New Alumnus Award is to select, recognize, and honor a recent graduate of Adams State University. This individual has shown potential for leadership, dedication and excellence either personally and/or professionally. The purpose of the Outstanding Alumnus Award is to select, recognize, and honor an outstanding graduate of Adams State University. This individual will have distinguished himself/herself in a chosen vocation or profession and because of talents and abilities, will have exhibited dedication in a line of work, provided leadership to others, and excelled personally and professionally.

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Final Chapters Adams State University mourns the death of Valentin “Val” Vigil, who died unexpectedly at the age of 73 on February 5, 2021, in Thornton, Colo. Vigil served on the Board of Trustees for Adams State University from December 2011 until December 2019. He was most recently an active member of the Adams State Denver Alumni Chapter. Vigil earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and secondary education from Adams State in 1971. He served in the Colorado State Legislature from 1999-2006, spending eight years on the Finance Committee, as chairman for two years; eight years in the Appropriations Committee; and six years in the Legislative Audit Committee, as chairman for two years. He also served for two years as the Assistant Minority Leader. Vigil served as a city councilman for Thornton, Colo., and started his own business, Vigil & Company, Financial Consultant, in 1971, which he continued operating until his passing. An advocate for education, Vigil volunteered many hours at local schools as a guest speaker. He was in much demand to speak on immigration issues and is considered an expert on this topic, as he was the first legislator in Colorado to introduce the in-state tuition legislation in 2000, reintroducing it three additional years.

Mary G. Cruz ’45 (Albuquerque, NM) passed away Mar 1 at the age of 98. Wayne Thomas Proctor ’53 (Walnut Creek, CA) passed away Feb 18 at the age of 89. Ernest Celestino Roybal ’54 (Pueblo, CO) passed away Jan 18 at the age of 89. William Thomas Reilly ’60 (Middleburg, FL) passed away Feb 6 at the age of 89. Jose Procopio Garcia ’61 (Alamosa, CO) passed away Feb 4 at the age of 84.

Michael Thomas Wheeler ’71 (Dinosaur, CO) passed away Nov 23 at the age of 77. Darrell Brent Williams ’71 (Sun Lakes, AZ) passed away Sep 8 at the age of 71. Randolph S. Gettman ’72 (Fort Morgan, CO) passed away Jan 25 at the age of 71. Dr. Ralph P. Salaz ’73, ’75 (Pueblo, CO) passed away Mar 6 at the age of 81. Michael Kay Stotler ’73 (Penrose, CO) passed away Feb 7 at the age of 69.

Loretta June Anders ’63 (Pueblo, CO) passed away Nov 27 at the age of 79.

Josie Phyllis Lujan ’74 (Fort Collins, CO) passed away Apr 26 at the age of 90.

Lenora Gould Burry ’64 (Waterloo, IA) passed away Feb 13 at the age of 88.

Sam Pisciotta ’74 (Pueblo, CO) passed away Dec 1 at the age of 81.

Gene Allan Burry ’64 (Waterloo, IA) passed away Jan 25 at the age of 90.

Edward T. Wisniewski Jr. ’74 (Bear, DE) passed away Dec 10 at the age of 72.

Margery Ann Shepherd ’64, ’67 (Denver, CO) passed away Nov 18 at the age of 78.

David M. Lashway ’75 (Schaumberg, IL) passed away Jan 7 at the age of 69.

Yvonne C. Moulton ’65 (Goodyear, AZ) passed away Oct 4 at the age of 78.

Robert Joseph Olson ’75 (Denver, CO) passed away Feb 17 at the age of 69.

Gerry E. Coufal ’66, ’70 (Colorado Springs, CO) passed away Feb 5 at the age of 77.

Alfred E. Roybal ’75 (Alamosa, CO) passed away Dec 4 at the age of 82.

Judith Ann Harlow ’66 (Rocky Ford, CO) passed away Dec 4 at the age of 76. Rudy Adolph Gomez ’67 (Trinidad, CO) passed away Nov 29 at the age of 80. Donald Wayne Alley ’68 (Colorado Springs, CO) passed away Nov 9 at the age of 75. George Robert McGeary ’68 (Denver, CO) passed away Jan 28 at the age of 74. John Theodore O’Leary ’68 (Henderson, CO) passed away Feb 15 at the age of 87. Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr. ’69 (El Paso, TX) passed away Jan 3 at the age of 75. Cary Dee Betts ’70, ’71 (Colorado City, CO) passed away Dec 7 at the age of 72.

BACK COVER: Dance in Richardson Hall, early 1930s

Herbert Leroy Rutledge Jr. ’75 (Leesport, PA) passed away Dec 20 at the age of 72. Robyn Nelson Lee ’82 (Lehi, UT) passed away Mar 27 at the age of 68. Gene Salbato ’91 (Trinidad, CO) passed away Jan 9 at the age of 77. Josephine C. Salazar ’93, ’94 (Gilbert, AZ) passed away Feb 2 at the age of 76. Yvonne Eunice Herbert ’94 (Parker, CO) passed away Nov 26 at the age of 81. Sheryl L. Starbuck ’02 (Montrose, CO) passed away Feb 12 at the age of 72. Salvador V. Salas ’04 (Grand Junction, CO) passed away Dec 22 at the age of 70. Melissa A. Madrid ’07 (Pueblo, CO) passed away Jan 14 at the age of 47. Tanner Jace Sterling ’18 (Boise, ID) passed away Jan 9 at the age of 32.

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