The Human-Animal Bond is Stronger than War and Homelessness

Pets are beloved the world over, and as the people of Ukraine continue to be displaced or flee the Russian invasion, their pets go with them. Jon Geller (D.V.M., '95), who founded the Street Dog Coalition, which cares for the pets of the homeless in America, has been part of an international effort to keep pets and their owners united and is now attempting to rescue pets inside the war-ravaged country.

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Building the Benches

As a veteran, volunteer, and social worker, philanthropy has always been a part of Lisa Smith's (B.S.W., ’13) life. But now as an Arvada City Council member, she's bringing new meaning to public service and doing good for her local and global community.

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A Ram Taking Care of Rams

When Ayden Hector arrived at CSU in 2022, he brought more than his talents as a student-athlete. He also brought B.Box – short for Birthday Box – a charitable program that provides a gift of every-day essentials and party favors to students facing housing challenges or food insecurity.

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