Class Notes – June 2019

Have you recently celebrated a wedding, baby, new job, promotion, or honor? Been published, moved into a new home, or welcomed a grandchild? Share your news with the CSU alumni family by submitting a class note. Approved class notes will be published here and in Colorado State University Magazine.

Mateo Mares


Michael Badley (B.S., ’86) returned to Colorado after a 30-year career in California as a risk control engineer to help his mother and reconnect. He remarried and has been active with the CSU Alumni Marching Band and other community bands around Denver. He enjoys flying hang gliders in the Rockies and still works as an independent consultant for high risk evaluations in petro-chemical facilities. His youngest son moved to Cheyenne and is taking classes at the University of Wyoming.

Lanita (Hansen) Legan (M.Ed., ’86) was recognized for 20 years of service to the LBJ Student Center at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.


Matthew Diebel

Diana May (B.A., ’91) will be considered as the next County Attorney in El Paso. She has been with El Paso County for 22 years; eight with the County Attorney’s Office and 14 with the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Michael Mares (B.S., ’95) is proud to announce that his son, Mateo, recently turned one and will be a future Colorado State University Ram, class of 2035.


Matthew Diebel (B.S., ’00) has been teaching high school science for twelve years and recently completed his fourth year teaching at Bear Creek high School in Lakewood, Colo.

Brett Coghlan (B.S., ’09) is a ranger for National Parks and Wildlife South Australia. He recently accepted a permanent position and has relocated to Mount Remarkable National Park near Port Augusta in the Southern Flinders Ranges of South Australia.

Brett Coghlan


Stacey Putka (B.S., ’12) is program director for Defy Ventures Colorado, a nonprofit that strives to transform the lives of business leaders and incarcerated individuals by encouraging collaboration that helps people with criminal histories to forge new paths as entrepreneurs. Putka began the job after earning a master’s degree in social work and practicing as a clinical therapist.

Dorian Green (B.S., ’13) was recently named assistant coach of men’s basketball at the University of Northern Colorado. His is working with head coach Jeff Linder. Green was a star of the CSU men’s team while earning his degree in health and exercise science. He was the sixth-leading scorer in Rams basketball history, and fourth in career assists. He started in 130 games while playing at CSU – the most in program history – and helped lead the Rams to the national tournament in 2012 and 2013. Before joining the Bears in Greeley, Green earned a master’s degree in educational administration at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Marianna Savoca

Marianna Savoca (Ph.D., ’16) shares that her first book, A Good Job: Campus Employment as a High-Impact Practice, was published by Stylus last year. This publication follows her CSU dissertation, and is intended to help college student employment practitioners transform their work-study and related student employment positions into high-impact learning experiences.

 In Memoriam

*CSU Alumni Association member


*Harold W. Steinhoff (B.S., ’41)

Masa N. Nishimura (B.S., ’46)

*Louis P. Orleans (B.S., ’46)

Esther-Lee Martin (B.S., ’47)



Russell W. Schelt (B.S., ’50)

Richard L. Holder (B.S., ’51)

Dale G. Langford (B.S., ’51)

*David S. Crupper (B.S., ’52)

*James T. Ingram (D.V.M., ’52; M.S., ’72)

*Richard D. Wilson (B.S., ’53)

Marjorie A. Westbay (B.A., ’57)

Harry D. Winter (B.S., ’59)

Jack A. Wolfe (B.S., ’59)



Dean D. Manning (B.S., ’62)

*Barbara A. Nun (B.S., ’64)

Judith S. Wolfe (B.S., ’64)

James R. Foulks (M.Ed., ’66)

*Alan L. Grothe (B.S., ’66)



Frederick J. Hawkes (Ph.D., ’70)

Donald D. Siffring (M.Ed., ’71)

Ronald E. Warren (B.S., ’71)

William R. Fischer (B.S., ’79)  

Christopher J. Kulish (B.S., ’79)



Michael D. Gilmore (B.S., ’83)

*Mark W. Stack (B.S., ’84)

Bonnie J. Bowne (B.S., ’86)



Charles R. Allen (M.Ed., ’90)



Louise A. Bennett

Andrew K. Currie

Tom J. Gleason

Vandora G. Linck

Anne L. Manvel

*Mary Carol Sorrell



Dorothy M. Hamlin

Faculty and Staff

Harold W. Steinoff, Ph.D. (B.S., ’41)

Ardlen A. Orrino