CSU Alumni and Fort Collins residents may remember Batson’s Drug Store on College Avenue near campus, but they probably didn’t realize that its owner, John Perry Batson (B.A., ’43), was a decorated World War II veteran who stormed Utah Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
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From 78 degrees on Tuesday to snow on Wednesday? Swings like this aren’t unusual in the central United States, where weather can quickly shift from one extreme to another. That’s especially true in the springtime, when conditions turn into a roller coaster, with balmy spring days followed by abrupt returns to winter.
The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System voted unanimously on March 29 to hire Joyce E. McConnell to lead the System’s flagship institution into its 150th year.
Fans at CSU men’s basketball games watch the team, band, cheerleaders, and dancers. An integral part of these basketball games, however, is largely invisible—the individuals who sit at a table along the north side of the court behind the possession arrow.
The new JBS Global Food Innovation Center in honor of Gary and Kay Smith lifts CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences to new heights.
Some things are so definitively green and gold that they perfectly illustrate CSU and everything it stands for. Think CAM the Ram. The Oval. The Aggie “A” painted on the hill west of Fort Collins. And you would also have to include families – multiple generations of students who brought their dreams to Fort Collins. And there’s no better example of that – on the athletics side, than the Oglesby/Hutton clan.
Fort Collins native Joe Mazur (B.S., ’94) knew he wanted to be a sports broadcaster since he was a young child. His version of “must-see TV” was a Channel 9 sportscast. He would read the sports section of the Coloradoan newspaper aloud to his mother, honing his on-air delivery style. While at CSU, Mazur focused his studies on psychology and journalism, the content of which became relevant for his career in more ways than he foresaw.
The life of a college football coach is the opposite of sedentary; coaches are “on the move” in every sense of that phrase. Dan Hammerschmidt’s (B.A., ’87) career is the perfect illustration.
A monthly listing of alumni accomplishments, milestones, and announcements. Catch up on your classmates and submit your own announcement!
By official proclamation by the governor of Colorado, April 18 is I Love CSU Day. Celebrate by rocking your green and gold and sharing your Ram pride far and wide!