Michael Corke (B.A., ’88; M.S., ’03) passed away in June of 2020 after a valiant decades-long struggle with sickle cell anemia. His fraternity brothers have ensured that he will be remembered by creating the Michael Corke Phi Beta Sigma Memorial Award, which will be given to individuals who participate in CSU’s student athlete internship program.
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Megan Larson (B.F.A., ’08) and her husband Miles (B.S., ’20), better known as “Mick,” were born in Choteau, Montana, a town of about 1500 people. Her journey to award-winning business owner in Northern Colorado is about making the most of every opportunity, working hard, and helping others.
Scott Burke (B.S., ’01; M.S., ’07) has had an extraordinary career. He teaches vocational education in public high school and created and runs an award-winning consulting firm that’s transforming technical education.
The CSU Alumni Association’s Albert C. Yates Student Leadership Award is given to a student who demonstrates strong involvement, leadership, and a commitment to upholding CSU’s values, traditions, and spirit. This year’s recipient, Alanis Hernandez, is a truly extraordinary young woman, a first-generation student who is deeply committed to her cultural heritage and to helping others succeed and appreciate diversity.
Banks Baker (M.Agr., ’13) has used his widely varied experience and degrees to be successful in fields ranging from farm and ranch management to corporate sustainability. He is proof that thinking outside the box can lead to important new understandings and directions that can help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Christina H. Paguyo (B.A., ’01; MED, ’07) was born in Seoul, Korea. Her family immigrated to the United States, where her father served in the military. She spent her childhood at a series of military bases across the United States and the world.
Kenneth Ausbie (B.S., ’74) spent his career ensuring environmental health and safety, particularly focused on water and petroleum storage. He is amazingly devoted to the field, which may explain the fact that he kept starting new positions in that field after retiring from a previous one.
Juwon Melvin (B.A., ’08) has overcome a number of obstacles in his life. He not only credits those who have helped him do so but also has become a helping hand for others to find a path to a better life.
Camie Haskins (B.S., ’05) returned to the Colorado mountain community she grew up in after graduating from Colorado State University. There, she and her husband, Casey, built a quintessentially rugged Western business and life.
Where does one go to find information on President Herbert Hoover for a paper in history class or to learn the origins of a government program or agency from that era? An extraordinary number of people seeking similar information communicate with Lynn Smith, (M.A. , ’91), the audiovisual archivist at the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa.