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

Summer 2011

It’s a date!

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AuGust 2011 Rocky Mountain Showdown: CSU at Colorado, Denver Hometown Huddle Game-Watch Parties, Nationwide


CSU at UTEP Tailgate and Football Game, El Paso, TX


Head of the Charles Regatta, Boston


Houston Alumni Flag Football Game, Houston, TX


Mountain West Conference Happy Hour, Denver


CSU at Colorado Mountain WineFest, Palisade, CO


CSU at UNLV Tailgate and Football Game, Las Vegas, NV Hometown Huddle Game-Watch Parties, Nationwide


Cans Around Denver, Denver


Cocktails for K9s, Greenwood Village


CSU Student Send-Off Party, Denver


CSU Student Send-Off Party, Colorado Springs


Metro Volunteers: Board Leadership Training, Denver


CSU Job Club, Denver


Brewery Tour, Houston

20-22 11th Annual Diversity Symposium, CSU Campus


Picnic in the Park and Student Send-Off, Seattle


Legislative Intern Reunion, Denver


Schmooze at Snooze, Denver


Interior Design Alumni Reception, Denver


Last day to buy Rockies tickets for Aug. 20 game!


young Alumni Putt-Putt Invitational, Denver


Rams at the Rockies, Denver



Career 301: Colorado’s Lost Decade, Denver

CSU at Utah State Tailgate and Football Game, Logan, UT



CAM Jam Family Fest, Highlands Ranch

CSU Rams at the Astros Baseball Game, Houston, TX



Chemistry Alumni Reception, Denver

Denver Ram Network Professional Mixer, Denver


Distinguished Alumni Awards, Fort Collins

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Tickets go on sale for CSU Day at the National Western Stock Show, Denver


Somos CSU Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Denver


Alumni Night Out, Fort Collins


Spotlight on CSU, Seattle


Fall Wine Tasting, Denver


Rams for Diversity Reception, Denver


30-oct. 2 Homecoming & Family Weekend, CSU Campus (For a complete list of events, visit

Football Game: CSU vs. San Diego State Hometown Huddle Game-Watch Parties, Nationwide


CSU Evening at the Arts: Lion King, Denver


CSU at TCU Tailgate and Football Game, Fort Worth, TX Hometown Huddle Game-Watch Parties, Nationwide


Football Game: CSU vs. Air Force Hometown Huddle Game-Watch Parties, Nationwide


College Colors Day: wear your green & gold!


CSU at UNM Tailgate and Football Game, Albuquerque, NM Hometown Huddle Game-Watch Parties, Nationwide

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Spotlight on CSU, Fort Collins



Dining in the Dirt, Fort Collins


Fields-Wolfe Memorial Golf Tournament, Denver


Alumni Night Out, Fort Collins


30th Annual Ag Day, Hughes Stadium


CSU Day at the Butterfly Pavilion, Denver


Orange Out Football Game: CSU vs. UNC Hometown Huddle Game-Watch Parties, Nationwide


CSU Day at the Corn Maze, Fort Collins


CSU Hurricane Report, Denver


Decade Dinner: 1970s, Denver


Football Game: CSU vs. Boise State Hometown Huddle Game-Watch Parties, Nationwide


Spotlight on CSU, Chicago


Bleed Green & Gold Blood Drive, Denver


Rally with the Rams, Denver


Mix & Mingle with Alumni and Friends, Palisade, CO

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Homecoming Tailgate & Football Game: CSU vs. San Jose State Hometown Huddle Game-Watch Parties, Nationwide

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Parade of Lights, Denver


Festival of Lights, Colorado Springs


Football Game: CSU vs. Wyoming Hometown Huddle Game-Watch Parties, Nationwide


Alumni Night Out, Fort Collins


CSU Night at ZooLights, Denver

Are you ready for some football? Get your green on and join us for these tailgates SEPTEMBER 3 CSU at University of New Mexico 1:30 p.m. tailgate Albuquerque, NM

SEPTEMBER 24 CSU at Utah State 3:30 p.m. tailgate Logan, UT

SEPTEMBER 17 The Rocky Mountain Showdown: CSU vs. Colorado 9 a.m. tailgate INVESCO Field at Mile High Stadium, Denver

OCTOBER 1 Homecoming: CSU vs. San Jose State 11:30 a.m. tailgate Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins

OCTOBER 22 CSU at University of Texas, El Paso 3:30 p.m. tailgate El Paso, TX OCTOBER 29 CSU at University of Nevada, Las Vegas 1:30 p.m. tailgate Las Vegas, NV

NOVEMBER 19 CSU at Texas Christian University 11 a.m. tailgate Fort Worth, TX for information and to register: (800) 286-2586

dear members,

I hope this issue of Around the Oval finds you well and enjoying the many beauties that summer has to offer. Speaking of beauties, I just came back from a walk through campus and it is humming with the sounds of bulldozers, jackhammers, discovery, and opportunity—all in the spirit of keeping Colorado State University one of the best institutions for undergraduate education and one of the 120 “Best in the West” (according to The Princeton Review). Amidst the construction barricades, you will find: • The Cube, a 4,500-square-foot area being built at the north entrance to the library. This two-story building will be primarily glass and open to students 24 hours a day. • Parmalee Hall is missing its roof as it is undergoing an extensive renovation, including the addition of a fourth floor featuring lofted ceilings and air conditioning, new carpeting throughout the hall, and the addition of study rooms and upgraded laundry facilities. • Construction on Engineering II, located on Laurel and Meridian. This is a 122,000-square-foot interdisciplinary research and academic facility for the College of Engineering that will bring faculty and students together in teams focused on energy, health, and the environment. • The Lory Student Center is renovating its theater to accommodate special events with amenities such as a new balcony around the perimeter, open views to the courtyard for natural light, and movable retractable seating that connects to the balcony. • A $2.5 million landscaping initiative around Hughes Stadium, which will improve the pre-game experience for all Ram Fans. All of these improvements are being supported primarily through student facilities fees, donor gifts, and other facility improvement fees.

There is one place on campus that hasn’t changed, and that is the Oval. It remains as beautiful as ever and continues to create fond memories for students, alumni, and the Fort Collins community. I invite you back to campus to see all of this growth during Homecoming and Family Weekend, September 29-October 2, 2011.

SUMMER 2011 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)

Until then,

Graphic Design Intern Preston Stallings (’11)

Colleen Meyer, ’94

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

Executive Director & Life Member Alumni Association

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Welcome to our new board members Karen Bordner

(M.B.A. ’04) is a graduate of the executive MBA program and pursued her degree while working full time. She owns kB Consulting in Boulder, Colo. where she provides sales, marketing, and business development expertise. Along with three other MBA alumni, she founded the Special Needs Trust Network, a 501c3 nonprofit pooled trust for people with a wide range of disabilities. She has done extensive volunteer work, including deep-sea archeology with the Underwater Archeology Society and diving education with the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Nancy Kittridge

(’87) studied watershed science and spent many years volunteering for the El Paso County Sheriff ’s Office Wildland Fire Crew where she worked as an officer on the command staff, an instructor for the Colorado Wildland Incident Management Academy, wildland firefighter, and public information officer. She recently retired from Synthes USA in Monument, Colo. She is a founding member of the John Maxwell Team working toward being an independent certified coach, teacher, and speaker of the John Maxwell Certification Program. Constance O’Brien

(’00), who majored in finance and real estate, is senior vice president for KIRA, Incorporated, a base operation support contractor in Boulder, Colo. Her job responsibilities include oversight and


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guidance for project site operations, human resources, marketing, small business advancement, and contract administration. Ms. O’Brien is a member of the board of directors for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and volunteers for Animal House Rescue and the Larimer Humane Society in Fort Collins. She will begin the master’s in business administration program at CSU in the fall. David Paton (’78)

studied business and accounting. He is the chief financial officer for Forney Industries in Fort Collins. While living in Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. Paton served as an alumni admissions ambassador. He regularly assists as a table host at the Etiquette Dinner, and in various College of Business networking, student mentoring, and resource activities. His hobbies include camping, golfing, fishing, and a salt water reef aquarium that is one of his ultimate stress relievers. While a student, Mr. Paton participated in intramural sports and was a residence hall assistant in Corbett Hall. Ross Thompson

(’78) graduated with a degree in business and finance and is the senior vice president and director of trust for Colorado Business Bank in Denver. He has more than 30 years of trust experience, specializing in the administration of personal trusts and charitable relationships. Prior to his election to the board, he served as president of the Denver Ram Network, a volunteer group that plans alumni events in Denver.

2011-2012 Board of Directors PRESIDENT Katie Denman (’05) Life Member PRESIDENT-ELECT Darshan Shah (’92, M.E. ’01) Life Member VICE PRESIDENT Eric Berglund (’00) Life Member EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS-AT-LARGE Sam Romano (’79, D.V.M. ’83) Life Member Joe Bohling (’90) Life Member IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Mark Swanson (’86, M.B.A. ’04) Life Member MEMBERS Bo Bandy Goldstein (’04) Life Member Karen Bordner (M.B.A. ’04) Annual Member Jack Capp (’65, M.S. ’67) 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) Nancy Kittridge (’87) Life Member Constance O’ Brien (’00) Annual Member David Paton (’78) Annual Member Ross Thompson (’78) Annual Member Diane Warren (’82) Annual Member Brady Welsh (’99) Annual Member

Thank you for your service to the Board:

• Susan Cox (’82) • John Plotnicki (M.B.A. ’74), faculty representative • Collis Sanders (’77) • Ginny Teel (’70)

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Reunited – and it feels so good! T

his year, the following groups hosted a reunion: • The 1950s Colorado A&M Rodeo Club meet yearly in March in Laughlin, NV for two days of reminiscing and golf. • Somos CSU meets regularly in Denver for social events, and annually in Sept. or Oct. to meet with current students. Somos CSU is the Latino/Latina alumni group. • The GLBT Alumni Alliance restored their group in February and met again in June. • The African American Alumni Group hosted their first meeting in Denver in June.

Attendees of the Third Annual Somos CSU Tequila Tasting

All of these groups host reunions or meetings with assistance from the Alumni Association. If you would like to host a reunion for your CSU group, give us a call and we can help: or (800) 286-2586

A Great Time to Reunite: A

ScSu (Associated Students of Colorado State University) will hold its seventh annual reunion during Homecoming & Family Weekend to reconnect, network, and raise money for the Keith Miser Scholarship. This reunion on Friday night of Homecoming (after the parade and bonfire), connects ASCSU alumni with current ASCSU students, allowing everyone an opportunity to share CSU stories and learn more about current student government initiatives. The alumni Band gathers yearly during Homecoming & Family Weekend to bring out their instruments, play some tunes with the CSU Marching Band, and entertain the crowds. They will gather on Saturday before the football game.


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The 50 year Club Luncheon

The african american alumni group will host a reception at the Alumni Association tailgate on Saturday before the football game.

Our longest running reunion group, the 50 Year club, will meet for its 77th year to have lunch and swap life stories. Each year, the 50 Year Club committee recognizes an outstanding graduate (or two) from 50 or more years ago. In addition, they welcome the newest class to the club. This year it’s the class of 1961. All graduates from 50 or more years ago (and their spouses or families) are invited to the 50 Year Club Luncheon on Friday. The Class of 1961 will also have its own reunion on Friday night. Visit for information on these reunions. Or, if you have questions, contact or (800) 286-2586.

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Sweeping views of the mountains, natural light, expanded capacity, and improved programming space are just some of goals in the Lory Student Center’s Master Plan and Renovation. The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the LSC. Another 50 years of service requires significant repairs and upgrades to meet the demands of the twenty-first century. As we plan for the future, it is important to reflect on the history and the legendary actions students of the past made in developing the nationally recognized Student Center that we have today.

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A view from above: a rendering of the outside of the LSC

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M E M B E r Profile

Ram Fan Extraordinaire “It’s easy to get involved in volunteering for CSU because no matter if it is the Alumni Association or Athletics, the staff is more than ready to assist in any way. I have met many wonderful people through my volunteer work for CSU.” -Kevin Keefe (’81) KEEFE


ith an e-mail moniker of “ramfan77”, it’s not hard to guess where Kevin Keefe’s passion lies. A CSU football attendee since he was a high school student in the eastern Colorado town of Cheyenne Wells, Keefe (’81) has only missed one CSU vs. Wyoming football game, home or away, since 1976. Thirty five years later, Keefe is still attending as many CSU events as he can. “If I can get to it, I try to attend it,” he says. From the Morgan County Annual Dinner in Fort Morgan, Colo. to the Green & Gold Gala in Denver, Keefe, a life member of the Alumni Association, shows his support of CSU by participating in—and sometimes planning—an alumni event. After 20 years in the Denver area, Keefe moved to Fort Morgan, Colo. and works as a controller for a John Deere dealership. He has become very involved with the Morgan County Ram Network, a group of volunteer alumni who host events and raise money for local Morgan County students to attend CSU.


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The Annual Morgan County Dinner and the Annual “Giovanni” Golf Tournament help fund the Morgan County Scholarship. “I was lucky enough to have a scholarship from mom and dad, so I want to give back to some people that aren’t as lucky,” he says. “My parents were always involved in volunteering and giving back and I learned to give back through their examples.” A Ram Club member for 25 years and passionate supporter of the CSU sports program, Keefe has organized two separate bus trips to bring fans from Fort Morgan to Fort Collins, and he has people already signed up to do it again in the fall. “One of the kids who went on the bus trip—6th or 7th grade—has painted his room green and gold and is set on going to CSU,” he says. Those colors run true for Keefe also. “Craig Fritzler, the past president of the Morgan County alumni group, said that if I were cut I would bleed green & gold. I think he is correct,” Keefe says. -Kevin Keefe is a life member

Northeast Colorado Golf Tournaments

MORGAN COUNTY Morgan County finished its 12th year of the Annual Morgan County CSU Alumni Association “Giovanni” Golf Tournament. They have awarded more than $30,000 to CSU students from Morgan County. Currently, the group awards four $1,000 scholarships. Their goal is to increase the amount to $2,000.

LOGAN COUNTY Since 1997, more than $172,000 has been awarded to CSU students from Logan County. Celebrating their 15th year of fundraising, alumni and friends golfed and had fun in Sterling, Colo.

YUMA COUNTY In Yuma, Colo. the 16th Annual John Holtorf Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament and BBQ Smoker raises money for CSU student-athletes.



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S t u d e n t & S c h o l a r s h i p News

It’s All About the Students Student Send-Off Parties eld around the nation as a way to welcome incoming students and families into the university fold, a CSU Student Send-Off Party, is a great opportunity to • Meet CSU students and families. • Meet other CSU alumni. • Share CSU wisdom with new students. • Help students get excited about becoming a part of the Ram family. • Help build a great CSU tradition. “The CSU Student Send-Offs provide a great opportunity for new students and their families to connect with one another as well as meet returning Colorado State students and their families from their local hometown. Traditions, tips, strategies, and advice are shared to celebrate and ease students’ college transition,” says Jody Donovan, interim dean of students and executive director of parent & family programs. CSU alumni host the Student SendOffs at their homes. Susan Cox (’82) and husband Jerry McElroy hosted a Send-Off Party last year and will again this year. “The event was brilliant! Alumni got to witness the excitement of the freshmen and their families. Students were able to meet and visit with other students, and parents had a chance to socialize with other parents. “We watched quite a few students trudge along behind their parents upon arrival not knowing what to expect, and within a very brief time, they were talking to other freshmen, learning the fight song, and learning about traditions. When they left, the

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level of enthusiasm was quite noticeable,” Cox says. And the piece de resistance, the reactions of the students: “One pierced and ponytailed young man sidled up to me and said oh-so-coolly, ‘I thought this was going to be really lame, but I had a good time and met some cool people who are in the same dorm as me.’ Everyone who came to the program was so appreciative and gracious,” Cox says. 2011 Send-Off Locations • Sterling, CO • Denver, CO • Colorado Springs, CO • Washington, D.C. • Los Angeles, CA • Dallas, TX • Seattle, WA

Ram Welcome oward the end of August, Fort Collins will once again swell with traffic and excitement as its new batch of students move in to the residence halls. Assisting with the transition from home to college is the staff from Orientation and Transition Programs through a four-day program called Ram Welcome. Designed for new and transfer students, and hosted since 2004, Ram Welcome helps bring students into the CSU fold by creating community and connecting students to campus resources. Last year, the Alumni Association got to meet many of those new students and their families at the Ram Welcome Family Picnic. Handing out “proud CSU parent” stickers, “I love CSU” buttons, and CSU pennants, both staff and alumni volunteers greeted our newest Rams on campus. There was so much energy and enthusiasm to be had, the Alumni Association is doing it again this summer. On Thursday, August 18, the Alumni Association will be on the intramural fields south of Moby Arena welcoming our future alumni. It is the first opportunity for the Alumni Association to show CSU students that being an alumnus of CSU is indeed a proud and long-lasting experience.


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scholarships to these deserving students for the 2011-2012 school year. Michael Hoppal,

a freshman, will study mechanical engineering. His legacy is his parents, Donna (’79) and

John (’79) Hoppal. “Being a legacy comes with responsibilities. It means that I have an obligation to continue on with the outstanding traditions and efforts of those who have gone before me. I have seen it firsthand through my two older brothers’ experiences at the college and through my parents’ lives following college. They each got actively involved not only in the classroom but outside as well. They strived each day to make a difference. I learned through them that the only limits for me will be those that I put upon myself.” “My plan is to make the most of all of the opportunities available to me. It will maximize how much I get out of my college degree and also allow me to leave CSU a better place than when I entered.” Elisabeth Larson,

a sophomore, is studying agricultural business and family and consumer sciences at CSU. Her legacy is her grandfather, Jack Hale (M.Ed. ’64). “Two of my passions in life are

education and agriculture. Good farmers and ranchers strive to be good stewards of the land. We do not just use the land; rather, we care for it and improve it. I was instilled with the value of working hard to leave a place better than you found it. I hope to stretch these values into my education and to the CSU campus.” I hope to continue the Colorado State University legacy that my family has begun. Colorado State is a special place. I’m excited, motivated, and willing to work hard to take advantage of everything CSU has to offer.” Madeleiene Sheahan, a

freshman, will study business administration and Spanish. Her legacy is her mother, Lauren Paule (’89), father, Ronald Sheahan (’89), and grandmother, Linda Paule (’77). “Problem solving in the 21st century goes beyond our own borders. As a major in business administration I will work to bring the ideal of the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit to Colorado State. People are a critical part of the college experience. I plan to continue in my role as a student leader through student involvement, campus improvement, and community service. In the new global economy, it is

imperative for people to have the ability and skills to move fluidly around the planet and work effectively in multiple cultures. I know that an education from Colorado State will prepare me to compete in the global society.” Allison Young, a sophomore, is studying English and business administration. Her legacy is her mother,

Tracy Young (’88). “Being here is like having a part of my mom with me always, and I feel even closer to her now that I am attending college in the same place that she chose to further her academic studies. She found this place welcoming and challenging, and I feel the same way after attending school here for a semester. I hope to make my mother proud by succeeding here at the place where we both found a home.” To purchase CSU license plates or donate to the Legacy Scholarship, visit


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Life members can further their support of the Alumni Association by making annual contributions to the Sustaining Life Member program. Following are Life Members who made a Sustaining Life contribution, March 15, 2011 – June 17, 2011.

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Richard W. Fuller, ’63 Vincent D., ’49 and Dolores Leone John R. Sprengle, ’57 Douglas C., ’70 and Somsiri Stovall

AGGie level - $100-$499

Alvin L. Barden, ’70 Eugene A., ’62 and Diane W., ’64 Bauerle Dr. Daniel A., ’82 and Dr. Sharon A. Benz Jack Capp, ’65, ’67 James A., ’71 and Martha S., ’73 Carroll Dr. Jerry H., ’61 and Barbara K. Cheesman Duane J., Ph.D., ’62, ’65, ’68 and Myrna K. Clow Robert J. and Helen M. Crider Kenneth W., ’47 and Ada Beth (Cranson), ’43 Finkner Bobby M., ’69, ’71 and Cheryl F., ’70 Givens Richard W., Ph.D., ’58, ’69 and Beverly V. Gregory Dave and Pat Harder C. Duane, ’69 and Carol T. Harris Alice J. Hawkins, ’39 Charles D., ’66 and Kathy J. Henry

Dorwin L. Hild, ’57 Steven B., D.V.M., ’58, ’65 and Susan Holzman Myron O. Isherwood Jr., ’56 Charles D., ’73 and Mary E., ’73 Jacobs Alan C. Joerg, ’93 Anne M. Kylen, ’53, ’57 Gerald E., ’64 and Cassandra McCullough Charles R., ’62 and Susan Pattison David E. Prange, ’83, ’86 Steven R., ’73 and Sarah K. Proctor Anna K. Robinette, ’62 Donald S., ’62 and Judith A. Rutledge Claude D., ’51 and Mercedes M. Salomon Herbert G., ’75, ’78 and Lorna L. Schillereff Marion E., ’54 and Viola M. Stanley Steven E. and Virginia Z., ’69 Stewart Gregory R., ’72 and Susan M., ’73 Super Charles L., ’70 and Lana Van Cleave Louise W. Weber David M. and Katherine y., ’71 Wetzler Glen C., ’61 and Janice A. young

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Phil D., ’69 and Sally G., ’69 Buckland Robert W., ’66 and Gerda R. Burnside Dennis A. and Jill C., ’75 Cooke Keith E. Cooley, ’79 Carole L. Crites, ’64 Roger A., ’64 and Marcia B., ’62 Dawdy Matthew C., ’04 and Kathrine A. (Clausen), ’05 Denman Cheryl C. Dotten, ’75

Charles R. Ewan, ’60, ’62 and Lily Poole Warren D., ’69 and Margaret M. Housinger Kyle Z. Knight, ’74 Richard L., ’65 and Doy L. Touslee Daniel R., ’66 and Barbara B. Voss Donald E., ’63, ’65 and Patricia E., ’59, ’61 White

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The following individuals became Life Members of the Alumni Association, March 15, 2011 – June 17, 2011. Timothy T. Brown, ’90 Leslie A. Buttorff, ’79 Richard T. Callan, ’84, ’93 Eric V. Dremel, ’82 Joseph E. Ferrara Dr. Joshiah R., ’98, ’01 and Michelle Gordon Michael C. Hayes, ’93 Deirdre H. Herbert, ’10 James E. Iacino, ’05 Donna J. Inman, ’75, ’05 Kevin P. Keefe, ’81 Charles B. Mabarak, ’75 Patrick W., Ph.D., ’76, ’98 and Jan M., ’79, ’88 Rastall Dennis A. Repp, ’60 Dr. James C. Richardson, ’89 Jeffrey S. and Alison L., ’93 Salerno Alan E., ’90, ’98, ’99 and Amanda S., ’98 Webber

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M E M B E r Spotlight

Ashleigh McBeth (’05, Political Science)

• Annual Member • New York City Ram Network President • Lives in New York, NY Occupation Works in the human resources department at an international investment bank. When did you move to NYC? I moved to NYC in late 2005. It was love at first sight after my first night here on business. I grew up in North Dakota and spent two years at a private college in Sioux Falls before transferring to Colorado State. What are your hobbies? New York is such a great base city to travel from. I really take advantage of that on the weekends, especially by traveling throughout the East Coast. When I’m in the city I like to participate in local 5K and 10K runs that support charities, as well as try new restaurants and bars – especially for brunch. I love sports, so I always get tickets when my favorite teams, like the Minnesota Twins, are in town. I guess you could say my apartment is more like a storage unit, as I don’t spend a lot of time at home.


Around the ovAl Summe r 2011

What are your goals – personal or professional? I love living in New York and taking advantage of the culture that’s right at my fingertips, so I plan to stay here for years. Professionally, I hope to move up the corporate ladder. Why are you involved with the NYC Ram Network? I’ve been involved with the Ram Network for three years. My first fall in New York I flew to Denver for the CSU vs. CU football game. The following year I wanted to watch the game in the city, but we didn’t have a bar to watch it at (I had to watch it with my CU friends at the CU bar). I called the Alumni Association and offered to help start something here. We initially got together to watch sports, and it’s just grown from there. I was asked to be president, and I was more than willing to do it! What’s a favorite activity you do with the Ram Network? Like any true Ram fan, I love the CSU vs. CU game. We sing the fight song, do the cheers, and everyone gets really excited. It’s a great way to bring all the New York-based alumni together—all ages, families. In general, we’re a laidback, active group that’s very welcoming. We just want to have fun.

What is a favorite memory of CSU? I did all of the items listed in the booklet 101 Things To Do Before You Graduate. My roommates called me the “joiner” because I would join anything. I founded and was president of CSU Young Democrats, was an Admissions tour guide, and today I’m an Admissions Ambassador, speaking to students locally about attending CSU. When you visit Fort Collins, what is a “must do”? I try to visit Fort Collins at least once a year, and when I’m there I have to walk through campus to see everything that has changed. I love walking through the Oval, going to the RamSkeller for a broccoli cheese bread bowl, and reminiscing about my days as an undergrad. I also always make a drive into the Foothills and to Horsetooth Reservoir. It’s gorgeous and it relaxes me. Why are you a member of the Alumni Association? I’m very proud to be a CSU Ram, and being part of the alumni group allows me to network with others who have a connection to our school. It expands what it means to be an alumnus beyond the New York City Ram Network.

a l u M n i a S S o c i at i o n Events

CSU at FIBark • Salida, CO

CSU Day at the Oakland Zoo • Oakland, CA

June 16-19, 2011

May 14, 2011

Morgan County Golf Tournament • Brush, CO

Schmooze at Snooze • Denver, CO

June 3, 2011

June 15, 2011

Kick Off to Summer Picnic at Wash Park • Denver, CO

First Friday Artwalk with CSU • Denver, CO

June 16, 2011

June 3, 2011

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Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2011


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet

An evening to recognize CSU alumni & friends who have achieved excellence.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 50 Year Club Luncheon Reunion on the Oval Homecoming Parade Bonfire, Fireworks, and Lighting of the A



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Homecoming 5K Race Tailgate Football Game: CSU vs. San Jose State

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