CSU Alumni Stories

Former refugee remembers warm A&M welcome

Today’s international students find an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere at Colorado State University. That experience dates back to the school’s A&M days, according to Estonian refugee Raul Pettai (B.S., ’53).

A Family of First-Generation Rams

In 1984, CSU became the first university in the country to identify first-generation, low-income state residents and offer competitive scholarships to pay for tuition and fees. Four siblings in the Chavez family from Sheridan, Colorado, exemplify the transformative effect the awards can have on students and their lives after college.  

Walter Scott Jr.’s Generosity Vital to Robinson’s AR/VR Career

Shea Robinson (B.S., ’07; M.E., ’12) is a mechanical engineering manager for Facebook Reality Labs where he designs and builds Oculus AR/VR prototypes. His multi-year scholarship support through the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at CSU eased his financial burden and gave him access to opportunities that helped him further his education and set course in his career path.  

Professional Resources

Being Held Accountable for Your Goals

Two researchers at Harvard have spent nearly 30 years studying the reasons that we tend to fall short of our goals and have given us brilliant solutions for reversing the natural human tendencies that cause it.

CSU News and Sports

CSU at 150

In 2019-2020, Colorado State University is celebrating the sesquicentennial of its founding. To spotlight the history, contributions, and future vision of CSU, each month SOURCE will feature a different college that is part of the University as well as other features.

CSU in Photos: September 2019

September 2019 was busy at Colorado State University. Students settled in on campus, CSU Athletics got rolling, and President Joyce McConnell gave her first Fall Address.

Before CAM the Ram, there was Teddy the Bear

One of the gems that film producer Frank Boring has uncovered as he goes through Colorado State University's archives to create a documentary about CSU's first 150 years is a film from 1919 that contains footage of one of the University's first mascots: Teddy the Bear.