Member Spotlight: Joseph Bohling (B.A., ’90)

Joe Bohling was born in the Philippines and came to the United States in the early 1970s after his mother married an American serviceman, who adopted him. He has parlayed outstanding communication skills, a law degree, and an impressive work ethic into extraordinary success in the corporate world. This Alumni Association Life Member and Past President of the Alumni Board lives with his wife Tammy and their teenage daughters Ava and Ella in Frisco, Texas.

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The Tradition Above Us

During an assembly in December of 1923, Aggie students agreed to create a large A on a hogback west of town. The following week, they began to clear brush and move rocks on the steep hillside to form an A. The landowner, R.G. Maxwell, gave the College a 99-year lease for $1. In September of 1924, students increased the height of the A to 450 feet, with corresponding widening, then “whitewashed” it. The tradition of painting the A had begun.

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Rooted in Family and Farm

Over the decades, many CSU students have come from agricultural backgrounds. Cousins Deb Sakurai-Horita (B.S., ’74) and Chris Sakurada (B.S., ’74) grew up on farms near Ault, Colorado, and Scottsbluff, Nebraska, respectively. They both used their CSU education in unanticipated and creative ways.

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