When Walter Scott, Jr. (B.S., ’53; L.H.D., ’03) arrived at Colorado State University, he had intended to pursue ranch management. Instead, a friend encouraged him to try civil engineering, a decision that would launch a successful career with contracting giant Peter Kiewit Sons’ Co. Following service in the U.S. Air Force, Scott settled back home in Omaha, Neb. However, he never forgot CSU – providing for student scholarships and a leadership gift for the Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building. In November 2016, CSU received a transformational gift to significantly expand Scott’s scholarship program and invest in future generations. The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering was named in his honor.