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A publication for members and donors of the Colorado State University Alumni Association

Spring 2011

Check inside for details on the new magazine format.

A L U M N I A S S O C I AT I O N News

It’s a date!

Everyone is welcome to these events. For details and to register, visit

APRIL 2011

MAY 2011

2 Green & Gold Gala, Denver

4 Alumni Night Out: Night at the Museums, Fort Collins

16 Young Alumni of Northern Colorado, Fort Collins

4 CSU Job Club, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

16 Logan County BBQ, Auction, and Golf Tournament, Sterling, Colo.

4 Spring Kickball League begins, Denver 4 CSU Job Club, Lakewood, Colo. 5 Innovations Breakfast, Denver

7 Sean “Ranch” Lough Scholarship Kentucky Derby Party, Denver

6 Alumni Night Out: A Day in the Life of a Student, Fort Collins

12 Evening at the Arts: Billy Elliot, Denver

16 Kick Off to Summer at Wash Park, Denver 17-19 CSU at FIBArk, Salida, Colo.

7 Best Teacher Awards, Fort Collins

13 Creating Business Sanity in Insane Times, Denver

7 CSU vs. CU Alumni Comedy Night, Denver

14 CSU at the Zoo, Oakland, Calif.

21 Spotlight on CSU, New York City

18 Schmooze at Snooze, Denver

23 Alumni Networking Cruise, New York City

19 Young Alumni of Northern Colorado: Buying Your First Home, Fort Collins

25 CSU at the Museum, Washington, D.C.

8 College Friday/Go Green Friday, Nationwide 9 Alumni Reception, Boston, Mass. 12 Spotlight on CSU: Dr. Kevin Oltjenbruns, Chicago 15 CSU Night at the Colorado Mammoth, Denver 16 CSUnity, Nationwide 18 I Love CSU Day, Nationwide 18 Morgan County Annual Dinner, Fort Morgan, Colo. 19 Alumni Reception, Sterling, Colo. 20 Alumni Reception, Yuma, Colo. 20 CSUnity Volunteer Appreciation Event, Denver 21 Young Alumni of Northern Colorado: How to Network, Fort Collins 21 Engineering Days Denver Showcase, Denver

18 Tequila Tasting, Denver

19 Decade Dinners: 1980-1989, Denver

27 Baseball Game: Seattle Rams at the Mariners, Seattle, Wash.

21 Young Alumni Putt-Putt Invitational and Happy Hour Awards Ceremony, Denver

JULY 2011

JUNE 2011

6 Alumni Night Out: Lagoon Summer Concert, Fort Collins

1 Alumni Night Out: Tour of the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, Fort Collins 3 Morgan County Golf Tournament, Scholarship Auction and Dinner, Brush, Colo. 4 Baseball Game: San Francisco Bay Area Rams at the Giants, San Francisco 9 All Colorado Alumni Career Fair, Denver 11 CSU at Taste of Fort Collins 11 Yuma County Golf Tournament, Yuma, Colo.

9–10 CSU at Art in the Park, Steamboat Springs 16 Bagels & Boulders Hike, Boulder 21 Young Alumni of Northern Colorado: Summer BBQ, Fort Collins 28-31 Denver County Fair 31 Baseball Game: San Diego Rams at the Padres, San Diego

AUGUST 2011 3 Alumni Night Out, Fort Collins

23 Spring Football Game, Fort Collins

12 Architecture Boat Cruise and Alumni Reception, Chicago

18 Young Alumni of Northern Colorado, Fort Collins

28 Somos CSU Cinco Warm-Up, Fort Collins

15 GLBT Alumni Reception, Denver

20 Rams at the Rockies, Denver

15 Schmooze at Snooze, Denver

28 CAM Jam Family Fest, Highlands Ranch

30 Cook ‘n Sip: Sushi and Sake, Denver

Save the Date!

SEPT. 30 – OCT. 2, 2011

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Mission of Around the Oval: To build relationships and conduct conversations with members and donors of the CSU Alumni Association. Editor Beth Etter (’03) Graphic Designer Vance Sherwood (’99)

Dear members,

Spring is in the air, and your Alumni Association is preparing for an active spring, busy summer, and quite frankly, a downright frenzied fall. Your dedication as annual, life, and sustaining life members continue to help us maintain our momentum as we explore new opportunities to engage our alumni and students. Our success happens because you have graciously and generously allowed it to. THANK YOU! Throughout our exploration, we’ve discovered that what we share with you as members, we should also share with all of our alumni. Therefore, you will notice a slight change with this and future issues of our member-only publication, Around the Oval. Alumni feature stories, class notes, and the calendar of

Photography CSU Communications & Creative Services Vance Sherwood (’99)

events will now enhance the Colorado State Magazine, which is sent to more than 150,000 alumni three times per year. Around the Oval will now focus on you, with member-only feature stories, better information regarding the benefits and services you receive as a member, and in November, a NEW, high-quality, beautiful wall calendar, guaranteed to be the envy of your family and friends. (By the way, they can get a calendar too … they just need to become a member.) I sincerely appreciate your commitment to the Alumni Association and am proud to serve as your executive director. Please continue to share your stories with us and offer your ideas on what we can do to help Delicious Flickryou. Twitter Delicious

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E N G A G E ! Involve yourself with CSU and the Alumni Association

The First “Volunteer of the Year”


ich Reeves (’74) may be a CSU graduate, but he is by no means a typical alumnus. Two years ago, Reeves attended a volunteer orientation meeting for the Denver Ram Network and joined the Arts/Education and Athletics/Recreation committees. In December 2010, Reeves was awarded the inaugural Volunteer of the Year award for the Denver Ram Network. “The Denver Ram Network volunteers play the single most important roll in our ability to host successful and engaging events for the CSU alumni in the Denver area,” Alyssa Knutson (’05), executive chair for the Denver Ram Network Arts/Education Committee, says. “Rich Reeves is an example of what we really hope for in a volunteer, and has gone above and beyond to contribute his time and ideas to the Denver Ram Network.  We are extremely fortunate to have him on the team.” The Denver Ram Network has more than 100 volunteers who plan and promote events to engage the 43,000 alumni living in the metro Denver area. Volunteers like Reeves have been the key to creating CSU momentum in the Denver area, according to Brie Brewer (’03), vice president of the Denver Ram Network. “Rich is so deserving of the Volunteer of the Year award. He has been such a consistent volunteer with an unmatched passion for CSU and for engaging alumni in the Denver area. Without volunteers like Rich, we would not be able to carry out so many great events and reach out to our CSU family,” Brewer says.

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PRESIDENT Mark Swanson (’86, M.B.A. ’04) Life Member PRESIDENT-ELECT Katie Denman (’05) Life Member VICE PRESIDENT Eric Berglund (’00) Life Member EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS-AT-LARGE Sam Romano (’79, D.V.M. ’83) Life Member Darshan Shah (’92, M.E. ’01) Life Member IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT (EX OFFICIO) Collis Sanders (’77) Life Member


Reeves was shocked by the recognition and said that his volunteerism comes from a true enjoyment of what he does. “I enjoy every minute of time that I dedicate to the success of our programs, and the return for me is building wonderful relationships, having great times with our alumni family, and gaining the satisfaction of seeing other alums experience the value and fun of alumni activities,” Reeves says. “Working with the other alums provides me with opportunities to build lasting friendships with true professionals. The collective efforts of our volunteers and dedicated Denver staff are so apparent, and I truly believe we succeed by supporting each other and assuring that we individually make valuable contributions.” Reeves will continue in 2011 as a volunteer in the Denver Ram Network. “My contribution isn't finished, and I look forward to another great year as we continue to spread the reach of our Denver Ram Network programs,” he says. Rich Reeves is an annual member of the Alumni Association. by Tiana Nelson (’05)



MEMBERS Bo Bandy Goldstein (’04) Life Member Joe Bohling (’90) Life Member Jack Capp (’65, M.S. ’67) Life Member Susan Cox (’82) Life Member Sally Edwards (’75, M.S. ’92) Life Member Kyle Funakoshi (’96, M.S. ’99) Life Member Kathleen Henry (’70), Ex Officio Life Member George Idler (’67) Michael Knupp (’70) Life Member Ginny Teel (’70) Annual Member Diane Warren (’82) Brady Welsh (’99) Annual Member

M E M B E R S H I P Matters!

Are you taking full advantage of your Alumni Association membership? As a member you receive… • Member Business Directory listing on Everyone who visits the Alumni website can see your directory listing • Discounted or free registration to Alumni Association events • NEW! CSU Continuing Education tuition discount • Enhanced communications through Around the Oval and AlumLine • NEW! Full color wall calendar showcasing campus. First edition to be released in November 2011 • CSU Bookstore discount • Discounts at select Member Business Directory businesses • NEW! Discount at Big O Tires. Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley locations only • Lifetime e-mail account:

As a member you support… • • • • • • • • • •

Nearly 45 Ram Networks and common interest groups around the country CAM the Ram and the Ram Handler program — a CSU tradition for more than 60 years Homecoming & Family Weekend activities Ram Welcome picnic for incoming freshmen and their parents More than 250 events annually that connect thousands of alumni, students, and friends around the country Student Alumni Connection Efforts that raise more than $75,000 annually in scholarship and program support An annual Etiquette Dinner for CSU students Increased outreach sharing CSU accolades and accomplishments that enhance the value of your degree Improving CSU’s alumni participation rate through your membership gift

For more information regarding these benefits and services visit or call (800) 286-2586.

Did you know that your Annual, Life and Sustaining Life membership payments are considered donations to the University and count towards the Campaign for Colorado State?


The Campaign for Colorado State University

S C H O L A R S H I P News

Cash for Class


hen March rolls around, students across campus

prepare for their spring break destinations, but many of them are also filling out their financial aid forms and submitting essays for scholarships. The Alumni Association helps facilitate the distribution of multiple scholarships. The scholars vary in class year, major, and hometown, but they are all dedicated students at CSU. Legacy Scholarship For students who have a parent, stepparent, or grandparent who is an alumnus of CSU, this scholarship is funded by the purchase of CSU license plates (available to any resident in the state of Colorado). Cooper Anderson – Senior, Agricultural Business. Cooper is president of ASCSU and a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Molly Dunkle – Senior, Business Management. Molly is a gymnastics coach at Fort Collins High School, member of the CSU Gymnastics Club, plays intramural sports, and is co-owner of Sweet Cosmetics, a local cosmetics company. Alexandria Jensen – Senior, Actuarial Science. Alexandria is vice president of the CSU Math Club and has tutored students at Dunn Elementary School. She plans to attend graduate school to study economics or biostatistics.


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Mary Urban

Leigha Wickstrom

Mary Urban – Senior, Marketing and

Finance. Mary is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity, an after-school tutor for the Triunfo Tutoring Program through El Centro, and a researcher for two business professors. Eric Wellman – Senior, Agricultural Education. Eric is a member of CSU’s Meat Judging Team, ATA Young Farmers, and the Agri-Business Association. Metro Denver Scholarship For CSU juniors and seniors from the metro Denver area who demonstrate financial need, this scholarship is funded by proceeds from the Green & Gold Gala, an annual black-tie event in Denver. Denise Gondrez – Senior, English Education. Denise has been involved in the Intensive English Program at CSU and is a teaching assistant with the Honors Peer Mentor program. She is also involved with the Reach Out program where students from the Key Service Community go to low-income middle and high schools in the Denver area to talk about CSU and the tools students will need to go to college. Upon graduation, Denise would like to teach in Aurora, the city in which she grew up. Morgan County Scholarship For incoming CSU students who reside in Morgan County, this scholarship is funded by the local Morgan County alumni group through events such as their annual dinner and golf tournament. Katelynn Beydler – Freshman, Undeclared. Her goal is to become a lawyer and assist children.

Nathan Northup

Janell Nelson

Keli Sherman

Rebecca May – Freshman, Agricultural

Business. Her goal is to work in radio. Leigha Wickstrom – Freshman, Agricultural Business. Her goal is to study agricultural business and return to her family farm. Both of her parents are graduates of CSU. Logan County Scholarship

For incoming CSU students who reside in Logan County, this scholarship is funded by the local Logan County alumni group through events such as their golf tournament. Keli Sherman – Freshman, Biology. She plans to continue her education at University of Denver focusing on the genetics program. Emily Facchinello – Senior, Agricultural Business. Upon graduating, she would like to start her career in the banking industry as an ag/business loan officer. Alicia Marin – Senior, Construction Management. Alicia is currently doing an internship at NJC assisting the construction company that is building the new dorm facility. Kyle Appelhans – Sophomore, Mathematics. Kyle plans to become a high school math teacher and coach sports. After a few years of teaching he intends to pursue a master’s in education administration. Kaitlin Hagemeyer – Freshman, Psychology. Jordan Roche – Junior, Business Administration. He plans to obtain an MBA. Brady Clevenger – Junior, Agricultural Business. Amber Widgery – Senior, Political Science and History. Amber is applying to law schools around the country.

Rebecca May

Alexandria Jensen

Jasmine Williams

Sarah Northup – Senior, French and

Natural Resources and Tourism. After completing her degree, Sarah plans to apply to the Peace Corps and then pursue a master’s degree in parks and protected area management. Janell Nelson – Senior, Liberal Arts. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she intends to pursue a master’s degree. Nathan Northup – Senior, Agricultural Business. Nathan will spend a semester studying abroad in New Zealand before graduation and returning to the family farm. Jim & Nadine Henry Student Alumni Connection Scholarship For members of the Student Alumni Connection who demonstrate leadership, common sense, and practical decision-making, this scholarship honors longtime CSU supporters Jim (’40) and Nadine (’41) Henry. The scholarship is funded by private donations and through Dinner in the Dirt. Jasmine Williams – Sophomore, Business Administration. Jasmine is a resident assistant, student coordinator for the College of Business mentoring program, member of the Business Diversity Leadership Alliance, and marketing assistant at the Rec Center. Upon graduation, she hopes to work for a marketing company, and eventually attend graduate school.

Denise Gondrez

Molly Dunkle

Eric Wellman

Brady Clevenger

Kaitlin Hagemeyer

Amber Widgery

Although these scholarships are supported by existing programs, anyone can contribute to the scholarship funds. For information, contact the Alumni Association at (800) 286-2586. To purchase a CSU license plate (for residents of Colorado) and support the Legacy Scholarship, visit




Somos CSU/El Centro Scholarship For full-time undergraduate students with financial need who have a demonstrated interest in the Hispanic/Latino/ Chicano culture. Caitlin Guard – Senior, History. Samuel Vasquez, III - Senior, Environmental Health.

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Ramblin’ Rams Travel Program


Ireland May 31-June 11, 2011 Alaskan Adventures Cruise August 18-28, 2011



Normandy with Paris September 4-13, 2011 Book by April 19, 2011 and save $500 per couple. Grand Danube Passage Cruise with Greece September 18-October 5, 2011 Chianti & the Italian Riviera October 4-13, 2011 Book by May 10, 2011 and save $500 per couple.


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phone: (800) 286-2586 • e-mail: online: If you would like to receive travel program updates, contact us at

L I F E & S U S TA I N I N G L I F E Members


James G., ’57 and Carole J. Kontny Peter J. Mindock, ’72



Charlotte. E. Burch, ’44 Jack E. Cermak, Ph.D., ’47, ’48 and Gloria E. Garza Charles B., Ph.D., ’54 and Margaret L. Rumburg

The following individuals became Life Members of the Alumni Association, October 1, 2010 – March 14, 2011.

AGGIE LEVEL - $100-$499

Dr. H. Jesse, ’68 and Gloria I., ’68, ’69 Dubin Brad A. Farnsworth, ’79 Neil B. Gallagher, ’68 Nicole L. Keim-Fortuno, ’06 John D. Kietzmann, ’01 Robert L. and Nancy L., ’87 Kittridge Zeke E., ’99 and Hilla Lynch Joe R. Majestic Jr., ’75, ’77 and Tricia DeChantMajestic Christopher W. Michel, ’10 Stanley R. Phipps, ’81, ’87 Nicholas E. Popp and Sharon W., ’79 Wicker Popp Scott A. Quayle, ’00 Dr. Steven W. Rogers, ’70 Judith L. Sanders, ’63

Michael A. Beaty, ’83 Sally R. Black C. Dale Eriksen, ’50 Gerald D. Jr., ’52, ’60 and Karlene H. Ferguson Jerry D. Frydendall, ’51 Douglas I. Gifford, ’63, ’72 Royal D., ’75 and Charlene J., ’75 Heins Linda J. Henry, ’66, ’93 Polly C. Johnson, ’55 Michael D., ’70 and Christine T. Knupp Barbara I. Lawson, ’45 H. Edward, ’50 and Marjie P. Lecuyer Donald A. MacKendrick, ’50 Carl S., ’54 and Katherine J., ’54 Sorensen Jerry L. Sparks, ’66 Richard C., D.V.M., ’58, ’60 and Bonnie M., ’57 Swanson Dale E. Van Sickle, Ph.D., ’54 Edward A. Wallace, ’60


Following are Life Members who made a Sustaining Life contribution, October 1, 2010 – March 14, 2011.

RAM LEVEL - $50-$99

Selby S., ’68 and Linda E., ’69 Batty Robert A. Jr., ’59, ’61 and Shirley C., ’60 Briggs Jim W. Brown, ’48 Dr. Chalmers A. Cromer, ’43, ’51 Norvin H., ’63 and Carolyn S., ’58 Frerichs H. Conway, ’62 and Carol A., ’66 Gandy Paul F. Nelepovitz, ’73 Fred M. Rutherford, ’58 Ronald W., ’54, ’60 and JoAnn M., ’54 Sisson William H., ’57 and Sylvia W., ’57 Webster The Behavioral Sciences Building includes a 278-seat lecture hall with cinema-quality surround sound and projection equipment, classrooms equipped with highdefinition and 3-D projection, and atriums up to 73-feet high. The state-of-the-art facility houses faculty offices and laboratories for the Department of Psychology and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.


Life members can further their support of the Alumni Association by making annual contributions to the Sustaining Life Member program.

Spring 2011

Check inside for details on the new magazine format.

A newly installed aerial kinetic sculpture titled The Fabric of Knowledge, made of aluminum and stainless steel. By Mel Ristau.



From the Cover

A publication for members and donors of the Colorado State University Alumni Association

The Behavioral Sciences Building is located south of Clark, east of Education, and north of Newton’s Corner.

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M E M B E R Profile

Baking a Business Kenfield and Anderson’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs Persistence – There seem to be lots of roadblocks. You’re going to have great days and you’re going to have days where you think, ‘why am I doing this? It’s not worth it.’ Ask a lot of questions – Talk to a lot of people, find people you trust to give you advice, get a good network.





Put yourself out there.

Kenfield and Anderson are annual members.


arents, take notice: Kati Anderson (’08) and Matt Kenfield (’07) listened to their parents when they were kids. “My dad was always telling me I needed to be my own boss, so that’s been stuck in my head,” Anderson says. Kenfield had trouble finding a job after graduation, and when the DJ company he did work for was sold, he took the opportunity to start his own. “We both come from families that wanted to do it for themselves,” he says. Anderson tried the typical, five-daya-week job; in fact, she tried several, but never found contentment or a real interest in what she was doing. “I couldn’t ever find anything I was passionate about. It always irked me to be doing something for other people who are getting the true benefit out of it,” Anderson says. After joining Kenfield on many of his DJ gigs, Anderson realized she could expand one of her personal interests into a career. “I had no idea you could make a living making wedding cakes,” Anderson says. “So I started taking decorating classes and baking more and decided to go for it.” Heeding their parents’ advice and following their example has proven fruitful for the couple. Both Anderson and Kenfield own their own businesses in Denver – Anderson owns Pisa Cake and Kenfield owns Elite DJ – and they are venturing out together to create the Cupcake Cruiser in Fort Collins.

Launching in midMarch, with an inaugural run in February in conjunction with a beer release from Odell’s Brewery, the Cupcake Cruiser is still working through zoning issues with the city, but the cakes are ready to be put in the oven. “This is something new and different,” Anderson says. “It’s a niche market. We’re not trying to sell everyday things,” Kenfield adds. The couple, who met in Corbett Hall, finish one another’s sentences and are very supportive of Matt Kenfield (’07) and Kati Anderson (’08) in the Cupcake Cruiser each other’s endeavors. “The truck and cupcakes were But the benefits of being self employed Kati’s idea. I’ve learned a lot from the outweigh the challenges for this couple. last few years of running my business, “It’s a lifestyle thing,” Anderson says. and I wanted to help her with that,” “We love our own schedules and the Kenfield says. satisfaction when our business works,” Anderson will be baking in a shared Kenfield says. kitchen space at the Rocky Mountain Salsa Company, also here in Fort Colby Beth Etter (M.A. ’03) lins. The commercial kitchen is pay-bythe-hour, available to anyone embarking on a cooking adventure. “We’re going to have a lot of unique, seasonal flavors. A You’re already a member so huge part of our business is supporting take advantage of one of the other local businesses and using local membership benefits: a listing on the ingredients,” Anderson says. Member Business Directory. They are working through the challenges of being business owners: taking It’s free – and viewable by anyone significant financial risks, wearing many who visits hats from marketing to accounting, Contact us to get your business listed. trusting others to help, and learning (970) 491-6533 or how the government and loans work. “It takes a lot to start a business and put yourself out there,” Kenfield says. “If things are terrible, you have to look in the mirror.” AROUND THE OVAL Spr ing 2011


Use of these programs supports the Colorado State Alumni Association. Visit for more information. • OfficeMax – receive exclusive CSU contract pricing for in-store and online purchases • Custom CSU greeting cards and announcements • Colorado State University VISA card through US Bank • Medical, life, travel, and disability insurance • Auto, home, and rental insurance through Liberty Mutual • Pet insurance • Long term care insurance • Moving discounts through NorthAmerican Van Lines • Colorado State University rings • Diploma frames • Educational travel opportunities around the world • Official Colorado State University license plates

Alumni Association Services and Programs

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M E M B E R Spotlight

Scott Bell (

’81, Landscape Horticulture)

• Lives in Vero Beach, FL. • Annual Member

Occupation Golf course manager for the private RedStick Golf Club in Vero Beach, Flor. I came to RedStick in 1999 as project manager. We moved 750,000 yards of soil during the construction phase. My friend and I did all the landscaping for the course. I’m responsible for the maintenance and care of the golf course and the grounds associated with the property. I manage a staff of 20 people and we work on 100 acres of turf, 120 acres of conservation land, and 100 acres of native play areas and ponds. We keep the course in top playing condition in the winter, and in the summer, when the club is closed, we do construction projects and larger maintenance. We’ve started a company-wide recycling program and are working toward becoming an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.


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Have you always liked golf? I started at CSU as forestry student (it seems like everybody was in the late 70s), and it seemed like a lot of people were vying for just a few jobs. As a sophomore, I met a student in landscape design and he told me about the turf management program. I could blend my love for the game of golf with wanting to be outside.

What are your hobbies? • Travel with Debbie, my wife of 31 years • Raising four kids – that’s a full-time second job • Water sports • Skiing • Collecting wine – strictly for taste and enjoyment: Caymus Special and Tensley syrahs

What makes a golf course interesting or fun to play? The terrain and vegetation make a course more interesting to play. They offer more opportunities to get in trouble. There’s also the visual aspect – when you’re in a place that’s appealing to the eye, it’s appealing to all the senses. Golf is like a four-hour vacation. You concentrate on the game, the surrounding landscape, and you can forget the world for awhile.

Why are you a member of the Alumni Association? To keep in touch with the school, and someday I’d like to get more involved.

A L U M N I A S S O C I AT I O N Events

Minneapolis Alumni & Friends Reception

Denver Ram Network Professional Mixer

March 5, 2011

February 17, 2011

GLBT Alumni Alliance Reception

CSUnity Volunteers

February 22, 2011

April 16, 2010

CSU Rams at the Rockies

Showdown Golf Classic August 16, 2010

August 14, 2010

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Around the Oval - Spring 2011  

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Around the Oval - Spring 2011  

Like what you see? Become an Alumni Associaton member and you'll get a subscription to the Around the Oval magazine! In addition to Around t...