Distinguished Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Awards mark

The Colorado State University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Awards program recognizes CSU alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves professionally, brought honor to the University, and have made significant contributions of time and/or philanthropy to the university or their community.

About the Program


2014 Recipients

William E. Morgan Alumni Achievement Award

Walter Scott, Jr.
B.S. ’53, Civil Engineering

Charles A. Lory Public Service Award

Loren W. Crabtree, Ph.D.

Jim and Nadine Henry Award

John Hirn
B.A. ’93, History

Albert C. Yates Student Leadership Award

Kayla J. Boos
B.S. ’14, Construction Management

Distinguished Athletic Award

James R. Smith
B.S. ’67, Business, M.S. ’69, Economics, M.S. ’71, Business Finance

Distinguished Extension Award

Lee E. Sommers

Distinguished Faculty Award

Phil Risbeck
Professor of Graphic Design, Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts

Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award

Aaron Madonna
B.A. '08, Sociology

Juwon Melvin
B.S. ’08, Business Administration

Distinguished Alumni Employee Award

Rudy Garcia
B.S. ’81, Management

Distinguished International Alumni Award

Ter-Fung Tsao
M.S. ’72, Civil Engineering; Ph.D. ’76, Agricultural Engineering

College of Agricultural Sciences Honor Alumnus

Clinton Pilcher
B.S. ’93, Agricultural Sciences

College of Business Honor Alumnus

Cheryl Zimlich
B.S. ’86, Accounting

College of Engineering Honor Alumni

Terry Ruhl
B.S. ’88, Civil Engineering

College of Health and Human Sciences Honor Alumna

Brownie McGraw
B.S. ’65 and M.Ed. ’72, Education

College of Liberal Arts Honor Alumnus

Cary Griffin
B.A. ’77, Technical Journalism

Tom Suber
B.A. ’75, History

College of Natural Sciences Honor Alumnus Award

Leslie Buttorff
B.S. ’79, Statistics

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Honor Alumnus

R. Craig Postlewaite
B.S. ’74, Veterinary Science; D.V.M. ’76

Warner College of Natural Resources Honor Alumna

A. Alonso Aguirre
M.S. ’87 and Ph.D. ’90, Fishery and Wildlife Biology