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A publication for members of the Colorado State University Alumni Association

Summer 2012


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SUMMER 2012 Mission of Around the Oval: To build relationships and conduct conversations with members of the CSU Alumni Association.

Dear friends,

I hope this greeting finds you well, safe, and spending time this summer with your family and friends. As we all know, many areas of Colorado have been severely impacted by wildfires that are leaving a path of devastation, disbelief, hope, and rebuilding. Each of us has been affected by this disaster in unique ways, and each of us will cope with it differently. For me, it provides an opportunity to pause and truly appreciate the community of family, friends, colleagues, and strangers. Yes, I said strangers. I don’t know their names, but I do know that I owe a great deal of appreciation to the thousands of men and women who are battling the blazes on the frontline, volunteering their time and resources to help the victims, and those working “behind the scenes” to ensure the health and safety of all involved. And for those of you who suffered losses—I am inspired by your strength, patience, and dedication to move forward. On June 22, 2012, I had the honor to tour the High Park Fire Incident Command Center with liaison officer and life member, Bob Kittridge. I admit, I had no idea what the command center did other than serve as the location for press conferences. I quickly learned that the center served as the brain behind the entire operation. Impressive.

Editor Beth Etter (’03) Graphic Designer Vance Sherwood (’99) Graphic Design Intern Ryan Wise (’11) Photography CSU Communications & Creative Services Vance Sherwood (’99) Alumni Association Colleen Meyer (’94), Executive Director

Thank you, Bob, for your genuine tour! You make us proud to have you as a life member.

Around the Oval is published twice a year by the CSU Alumni Association as a benefit of membership.

With gratitude,

Colleen Meyer, ’94

Executive Director & Life Member

Cover: Smoke from the High Park Fire hangs over the Oval.

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M E M B E R Profile

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he goal of the CSU French Club is to encourage Americans learning French to speak to native French speakers. Little did Pat (Danahey) Janin know that those Tuesdays at noon would lead her to a life where she would be speaking French daily as a resident of Paris, France and the wife of Luc Janin. Luc (Ph.D. ’86, civil engineering) and Pat (’86, French) met at CSU when Luc was studying wind engineering and Pat was studying French. Before beginning his post-doctoral research, Luc headed back to France for what he thought was a short time. Pat headed to France to study French language and civilization at the Sorbonne so she would have better qualifications for graduate school in the U.S. Twenty five years later, they are still in Paris, with careers and a family. Luc is the managing director of PDI, a consulting firm that specializes in executive talent management, working with multinational Fortune 100 companies. “My role is to make a few top executives more human. They have big brains and neglect their hearts. When you use both, you can achieve great results,” he says. Pat is head of the American section for the Fulbright Commission in France, assisting Americans coming to France for their year of study or research or teaching. She has a particular passion for helping others adjust to life in France. “When you leave your country, you leave your references and bearings. The two or

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Luc (Ph.D.’86) & Pat Janin (’86) at home in Paris, France

three years after I decided to stay were my biggest growth years: what it means to learn a system, adapt to it, navigate my way through the system. It was interesting, stimulating, and opened my eyes to things I wouldn’t have seen,” she says. Because both Pat and Luc have experience living and working outside of their home country, they understand biculturalism, its challenges, and the importance of learning about the world. “Moving abroad helps you look at the world with a much wider lens,” Luc says. “You realize there is not one way to look at the world. There is not one truth but lots of truths.” Because of her interest in helping others navigate a new nation, Pat is offering her insight to those who are seeking an international experience. “I see a lot of people encounter some obstacles that seem pretty basic: they have to do with mental preparation, opening up their minds, and challenging

themselves to think differently. Maybe I can help young Americans understand how to better prepare themselves,” she says, and has offered to mentor CSU students interested in France or other

travel abroad. “I’ve had strong mentors at different times of my life, sometimes unexpectedly. An encounter, a discussion, not necessarily on purpose, has helped me along in my reflections and thinking,” she says.


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Luc concurs about the importance of an international experience. “When I came back to France, I was not French, but a citizen of the world. Pat is not American — she has changed, she has looked at different facets of the world,” Luc says. Though these alumni live in France, they have a distinctly American interest: bluegrass music. With their two sons, ages 15 and 17, the family created the Bluegrass Quartet and play music at home weekly. Luc plays the guitar, banjo, and mandolin; Pat plays the guitar and sings. Their sons play upright bass and mandolin. Both count their children as their greatest personal accomplishment, and Pat in particular is proud of their biculturalism. “I encourage anybody whatever their culture or nationality to move outside their hometown, home country, and look with wide eyes and discover what this world is about”, Luc says. by Beth Etter (’03) The Janins are annual members.

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M E M B E R Profile

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hough his degree from CSU is in exercise and sport science, Lee Knoll, Jr. (’91) has spent his career as an accountant with Knoll & Company, P.C. in Lakewood, Colorado. “There weren’t a lot of jobs in Colorado when I graduated. I needed a job and asked my dad if I could work for him,” Knoll recalls. “He didn’t think I’d stick with accounting.” But 21 years later, Knoll is still working as an accountant (he studied accounting at Metro State in Denver), and in 2011 was selected as a 2011 Denver Wealth Manager by 5280 Magazine. As chief operating officer at Knoll & Company, Knoll works with 350 individuals and 100 small businesses on everything from payroll to taxes to bookkeeping. “Every client is different,” he says. “I like to help small businesses be successful.” Knoll says that wealth is “a combination of loving what you’re doing and having the money to do what you love. If you don’t love what you do, you’re not going to take extra steps to succeed. “I truly love what I’m doing: helping individuals or businesses succeed or understand where they need to go,” he says. Success for Knoll professionally was passing the CPA exam. Success for him personally is his two children: Joey and Caleb. He and his wife adopted them from China when they were 10 ½ months and 18 months old, respectively. They are six and five now. “At one of the CSU football games we bought Joey a plush ram. He took it with him

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Lee Knoll, Jr. with his two sons.

everywhere – even to China to pick up his new brother,” Knoll says. Knoll likes to ski, he takes his boys now, play golf, and he coaches both boys’ soccer teams.

“Wealth is a combination of loving what you’re doing and having the money to do what you love. If you don’t love what you do, you’re not going to take extra steps to succeed.” A forever Ram fan, Knoll is both an annual member of the Association and a member of the Ram Club, the annual fund for Athletics. “I enjoyed my time at CSU and I like to stay connected to the CSU community,” he says. by Beth Etter (’03)


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Communicate. Collaborate. Alumni couple work on wildland fires and teach leadership skills

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The High Park incident command center tent camp

Though Bob has been a volunteer firefighter since 1982, his wife, Nancy (’87), didn’t begin her fire career until 1996 when they both started volunteering on the wildland crew with the El Paso County Sheriff ’s Department (Colorado). Over the years, Nancy gained certification and qualification as a crew boss, training specialist, liaison officer, and publication information officer (PIO). As PIO, she works closely with the management team to emphasize certain messages to the public.

In regards to the Waldo Canyon fire that happened in Colorado Springs — where the Kittridges live — “one of the subdivisions was very active with the fire department in doing mitigation. The PIO is getting the word out to reinforce the positive behavior so that others will hear it and understand the benefit,” Nancy says. The goal for both of them with their work on the IMT is to communicate, collaborate, and cooperate with members of the team, the public, the evacuees, and the fire victims. “There are different levels of understanding and lots of emotion,” Nancy says. “If you can step back and understand that emotion is what is speaking a lot of times, you can separate that and actually have communication with people.” “Our world is dynamic and the consequences of a wrong decision mean somebody’s life. The more effec-

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arge trucks and trailers are parked in a massive dirt lot with antennae and satellite dishes pointed toward the sky. Giant tents with long tables are ready to serve the masses. Dust clouds are swirling. People walking by are dressed in forest green, government-issued pants. It’s a Type 1 incident — the most complex — and the Type 1 Incident Management Team (IMT) has been called in to help. On that team is the liaison officer charged with interfacing with the community and the emergency agencies, and ultimately bringing the two worlds together for better understanding. That officer is Bob Kittridge (life member). The incident that he is working is the High Park Fire in Fort Collins. “Part of the misunderstanding on behalf of the public is the difference between a structure fire and a wildland fire,” Bob says. “In town, people see a fire engine roll by and put out a fire. In a wildland fire, it doesn’t work that way. You control, contain, and extinguish.” Though there are similarities among all wildland fires, the High Park Fire was different. “Because of drought and heat, the fire was not behaving like a typical fire. It was making massive runs at night when it typically dies down. The fuels (foliage, beetle kill pine) are driving extreme fire behavior which leads to control issues,” he says.


Cooperate. tively we communicate, the better we as a team perform,” Bob says. Outside of the high intensity situations of wildfires, Bob and Nancy put their communication skills to work as consultants, speakers, and coaches with their business Kittridge Connection. As founding partners of The John Maxwell Team, Bob and Nancy teach, speak, and coach on leadership principles. “Leadership is influence. With our business we’re able to bring John’s material to both the public and private sector,” Bob says. “We saw what we could do to help people discover their potential, focus in on it, and move forward.”

Through the national YouthMax program, designed by The John Maxwell Team for youth 14-18 years of age, Bob and Nancy donate their time to youth organizations and schools to present youth leadership topics such as positive self image, personal character, failing forward to success, and stand up and be counted (anti-bullying message). “Influencing youth, student-athletes, and young leaders starts them on a path to becoming adults who make a difference,” Nancy says.

Why Bob & Nancy Kittridge are life members of the Alumni Association It made sense. We know that the funds of the program are worthwhile, and it’s the connection with the people.

by Beth Etter (’03)

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an Stiles (’00, engineering) grew up as a ski racer in Breckenridge and Keystone, skiing seven days a week. And though he says he wasn’t good enough to make it a career, skiing remains a passion and helps inform his view about the landscape of the place he grew up. “In the Rocky Mountains, the forests have been devas-

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tated by pine beetle. For me, and where I grew up, seeing the devastation of the pine beetle, which has spread prolifically because the winters are not cold enough, and seeing the impact on the ski industry is my personal connection to climate change,” he says. As the general counsel and chief operating officer for the nonprofit Climate Reality Project in Washington, D.C., which was founded by former vice president Al Gore, Stiles is deeply involved in the issue of climate change. “As a father, there isn’t anything more important to me than leaving a planet that my children can enjoy,” he says. The film An Inconvenient Truth was inspiration to continue educating people about climate change. “Our organization launched its first major campaign

in the wake of momentum created by the film,” Stiles says. He left his private law practice in corporate securities and election law in Denver to join the Climate Reality Project. “It was the opportunity of a lifetime to apply my skills and work on an issue that is important to the world,” he says. In late January, early February of this year, Stiles was part of an expedition to Antarctica with 140 guests on a National Geographic explorer ship. Also in attendance were Dr. James Hansen from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, former vice president Al Gore, the president of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group, media mogul Ted Turner, the singers Jason Mraz and Kathy Mattea, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and other scientists, business people, and thought leaders from across the globe. The goal of the expedition was to bring together this group of individuals for discussion and firsthand witnessing of the impact of climate change on Antarctica, and for those people to be messengers and “show the world through their stories, on TV, with family and local community, the great challenge we face. There’s no more powerful tool to drive change than personal experience and firsthand witnessing,” Stiles says. In Antarctica, the temperature has increased six degrees Fahrenheit in the last 60 years. “The six degree increase is visually captured by the landscape and the animals that live there. We spent a good deal of time looking at images of then and now and the impacts on wildlife. For example, the Adelie penguin population on the West Antarctic has declined 80 percent,” Stiles says. Not only have animal populations declined, but the landscape has declined as well. Antarctica holds 90 percent


by Beth Etter (’03)

Antarctica holds 90 percent of the world’s ice, and has lost 1,000 gigatons of ice in the last seven years. That weight is equal to more than 21 million Titanic ships.

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of the world’s ice, and it has lost 1,000 gigatons of ice in the last seven years. “At Palmer Station they have photos of glaciers and land ice that was all the way up to the station. It’s retreated and won’t ever return,” Stiles says. Throughout the expedition, the group discussed climate science, global politics, policy, and solutions. “If you ask anyone who has been there, it’s an incredibly emotional and powerful experience. It is such a remote continent and it’s hard not to be dazzled by its remarkable beauty and sobered by the visual clues of climate change,” Stiles says. With a projection of a 5.4 degree temperature increase in the next few decades, the issue is both personal and political. “Climate change is complicated and difficult, like a number of issues in the world. It has broad implications to the world in which we live: animals, food, water, wildlife,” Stiles says. “The individual steps are important. The choices we make, the energy we consume in our daily lives,” he says. But it’s also going to require “some profound changes which are really going to be driven by global policy changes: the governments of the world working together to drive changes in energy industry; reduction of carbon emissions to slow down, and hopefully stop, the changes already in progress.” This engineer-turned-lawyer, father, and skier has made this global challenge his daily focus. “I believe that solving the climate crisis is the defining challenge of the century,” he says.

Dan Stiles shows Ram Pride in Antarctica

Why Dan Stiles is a member of the Alumni Association Colorado State has been an important part of my life from the moment I stepped on campus. Not only the faculty and students that were part of the Engineering program, but through student organizations that were an important part of my life (Alpha Gamma Rho, ASCSU, Chi Epsilon, President’s Leadership Program, and more). The Alumni Association is a way for me to keep in contact with those groups and those people that had such a profound impact in shaping who I am today and what I’m working on today. The other piece of that is giving back to the University that gave so much to me.


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

NEW LIFE MEMBERS The following individuals became Life Members of the Alumni Association, February 29, 2012 – June 15, 2012. Irene M. Cote, D.V.M., ’87,’92 Dr. Donald L. Crews, ’57 Kenneth M. Doll, Ph.D., ’03 Patricia T. Durbin, ’65 Michel A. Etchebarne, Ph.D., ’78, ’81 Rhonda C. Fields Randy A., ’04 and Kimberly Kinder Kirk D., ’81 and Sue Larsen Stacy J. Luhrs, ’12 Nicholas B. Naus, ’12 Donald A. Jr., D.V.M., ’83,’86 and Donna D., ’84 Ostwald Kurtis E. Reed, ’11 Brian M. Schmidt, ’12 Jason T., ’99 and Marinda L., ’01 Simpson Kristi A. Smith, ’12 Brandon Zagar and Christiana N., ’05 Nelson

SUSTAINING LIFE MEMBERS 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 an annual Sustaining Life contribution, February 29, 2012 – June 15, 2012.

OLD MAIN LEVEL - $1,000+ Robert B. Brubaker, ’61

SILVER SPRUCE LEVEL - $500-$999 Charlotte E. Burch, ’44 Dr. Douglas J., ’92 and Jill Carlon Miles, ’50 and Jeanne B., ’53 Davies

AGGIE LEVEL - $100-$499 Gerald E. Anderson, ’55 Alvin L. Barden, ’70 Dr. Daniel A., ’82 and Dr. Sharon A. Benz Sally R. Black Herbert D., ’60 and Ann E. Bruner Muriel H. Butler, ’59 Jack Capp, ’65, ’67 G. Wesley Carlson, ’43 Glen R., ’55, ’70 and Linda I., ’70, ’72 Cates Jack E. Cermak, Ph.D., ’47, ’48 and Gloria E. Garza Paul R., ’69 and Luanna E. Clapper Dr. John H. Cochran Jr., ’68 William D., ’75 and Vesta K., ’87 Curry Jeris A. Danielson, Ph.D., ’60, ’61, ’64 and Beverly Spady John Jr., ’57 and JoAnn E. Dekleva Gene E., ’51 and Marylynn A., ’58 Fischer Gerald B., ’65 and JoVonne A., ’64, ’66 Fitzgerald

Carlton E. Gayles, ’80 Dean C., ’53 and Bernice C. Hall Harry E. Hansen, D.V.M., ’50, ’53 David C., ’65, ’66 and Patricia A., ’77 Harder C. Duane, ’69 and Carol T. Harris David H., ’64 and Barbara B. Hawes Royal D., ’75 and Charlene J., ’75 Heins Charles D., ’66 and Kathy J. Henry Dorwin L. Hild, ’57 Steven B., D.V.M., ’58, ’65 and Susan Holzman Carter T. Jackson, D.V.M., ’51 Polly C. Johnson, ’55 Frank J. Judish, D.V.M., ’41, ’46 Dr. Anthony Kochenash, ’73 Benjamin H. Konishi, D.V.M., ’50 Anne M. Kylen, ’53, ’57 Donald A. MacKendrick, ’50 Clyde A., ’47, ’49 and Barbara A., ’51 Maxey Loren R. Maxey and June F. Donaldson Darla D. Meier, ’68 Gordon C., ’69 and Shirley J. Meurer Eugene A., ’51 and Phyllis F. Miller Rene L. Parish, ’78, ’80 Steven R., ’73 and Sarah K. Proctor Charles E., '63 and Margaret A. Renner Dr. Everett V., PhD, ’49, ’60, ’65 and Billie K., ’48 Richardson Richard A. Silverman, ’68, ’73 Marion E. Stanley, ’54 Richard C., D.V.M., ’58, ’60 and Bonnie M., ’57 Swanson David J. Todd Jr., ’92 Althea E. Williams, ’48, ’49

RAM LEVEL - $50-$99 Selby S., ’68 and Linda E., ’69 Batty Robert A. Jr., ’59,’61 and Shirley C., ’60 Briggs Robert W., ’66 and Gerda R. Burnside John M. Cheney, D.V.M., ’58,’60,’64 Jay K. Childress, D.V.M., ’52 Lois J. Coakley, ’45 Dr. Michael C. Crutchfield, ’74 Harold R. Dilsaver, ’50 James H. Doyle, ’49,’66 Linda L. Granberg, ’68 Robert T., ’76 and Marlene N., ’76 Hardcastle William W. and Sally D., ’61 Hix Warren D., ’69 and Margaret M. Housinger Rex E. Kellums, ’61,’71 Frank J. and Laurel L., ’71 Kubin George H. Lesch, ’49 Stephen L., ’58 and Maxine A. Miller Dr. William K., ’67 and Sally J. Moninger James R. and Catherine M., ’73 Morris David R., ’65,’71,’98 and Joann F. Moss Gerald G. and Carole J., ’63 Palmer Melvin L., Ph.D., ’63 and Doris A. Potts Charles L., ’54,’59 and June M. Simon Alice L. Starbuck, ’53

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M E M B E R Q& A

Mike Sanderson (’00, English) • Colorado Springs Ram Network Special Events Committee Co-Chair • Annual Member

Shana Sanderson (’99, Exercise and Sports Science) • Colorado Springs Ram Network Special Events Committee Co-Chair • Annual Member

What do you do for a living? Mike: I’m a research administrator at a university and I deal with compliance related to research and human subjects, export controls, and subcontracts. Shana: I’ve gone back to school at UCCS Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences to get my nursing degree. I am a student worker in the nursing art lab. I graduate in May 2013. What are some of your hobbies? Mike: We like to try something new every year. We’ve been whitewater rafting, skiing, snowboarding, and this year we both took a handgun class. We are typical Colorado natives: we like to spend time outdoors. Shana: We have three shih tzus, so we like spending time with them. What is something you value? Mike: Family and trying to pass on what we’ve learned to our nieces and nephews.

What does it mean to be successful? Mike: Being successful is having a comfortable life and enjoying our family and friends. Shana: Being able to live comfortably, but not extravagantly, and being able to give back to those who have given to us. Why are you involved with the Colorado Springs Ram Network? Mike: Specifically, with the Special Events Committee, we both thought it was a great avenue to bring a little piece of CSU to Colorado Springs. Both of us enjoy meeting fellow alumni, working with them, hearing their stories, and why they’re passionate about CSU. Shana: Special events allow us to find opportunities to connect to CSU in our hometown. It’s also good to network. When you meet somebody from CSU, you know that there are certain things you have in common. What was the most important lesson you learned at CSU? Mike: My time at CSU made me more

outgoing and willing to try something new. I also learned to ask questions. Shana: The most important thing that CSU taught me was that you’re always part of a community and that everybody plays an integral role in the community. Do you ever come back and visit CSU or Fort Collins? If so, what is a must-see or a must-do? Mike: We usually come up once a year to catch a men’s basketball game. We stop off at Big City Burrito or Jim’s Wings and definitely stop at the bookstore. Shana: We come back to Fort Collins for football games. We’ve had season tickets for the last 12 years. I like the Pickle Barrel and all the great breweries, such as Fort Collins Brewery and New Belgium. Why are you a member of the Alumni Association?

I think, for us, it’s just a small way to give back and to stay connected to the University. Mike:

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