Dr. Raymond Loretto (M.S, ’76; D.V.M., ’86), a member of the Pueblo of Jemez, was one of the first Native Americans to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at CSU. He carries that distinction proudly, and it has motivated him to inspire other Native youth to attend college.
Native American vet pays it forward
Dr. Loretto is one of a few veterinarians who work with bison herds for tribal communities and bison ranches in New Mexico.
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CSU Alumni Stories
As an undergraduate at CSU, Gilbert John (B.S., ’85; Ph.D., ’90) opted for a microbiology major, based on a course he had enjoyed. Immunology professor Dr. Robert Ellis became his mentor, engaging the young student in his research projects. The student eventually became a professor too, as John went on to his own remarkable career.
ROTC was mandatory for males at CSU until 1962. The group that completed ROTC instruction in spring term 1963 became close: “For us, ROTC was like a fraternity; we became brothers.”
Stephen Lunt’s (B.S., ’18) journey to Colorado State University wasn’t easy. After recovering from a near-fatal injury he received during combat in Afghanistan, Lunt decided to attend CSU after being introduced to the university through the GI Bill. Through this support, and generous support from Dave and Gail Liniger and the Adult Learner and Veteran Services, Lunt’s is applying his military and educational experience toward a future he’s exceptionally grateful for.
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During spring quarter of their freshman year at CSU, Dianne (B.A., ’64) and Jim Harper (B.S., ’65) went on a blind date and then married in the summer of 1963. They spent their pre-retirement years in Yuma, Colo., becoming part of its active CSU alumni community; Dianne served as president of the group for a time. They are Alumni Association Lifetime Members.
CSU News and Sports
If a singular message emerged from a Nov. 5 meeting of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, it was that threats to our nation’s agricultural systems are real, they are urgent, and – as was repeatedly stated – they are existential.
A team of researchers in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology at Colorado State University aim to advance what is known about the complex immune response necessary to prevent tuberculosis disease.
Joyce McConnell officially became the 15th president of Colorado State University on Thursday, Nov. 14, at her investiture ceremony at the University Center for the Arts.
To celebrate CSU's sesquicentennial, the CSU Bookstore is offering the definitive three-book set documenting the University's history for just $150.