Acheson Will Be Missed by the Adams State College Community

(05-26-2005)

Alice Acheson

The Adams State College community admired and respected Alice Acheson. Acheson '67 '68 was dedicated to the college and her belief in students was reflected throughout her life. She died on Sunday, May 22, 2005.

She showed her commitment to students and her loyalty to Adams State College in many ways, including establishing the Miles Acheson Memorial Scholarship, in memory of her departed husband, Miles; employing many ASC students at her downtown Alamosa business; serving on the ASC Alumni Board and attending many campus functions.

Adams State College President Dr. Richard A. Wueste said, "Alice Acheson was a loyal, generous supporter of Adams State students. Her concern for students was proven once again, with her request for memorial contributions to the scholarship she founded in her husband's name. Mrs. Acheson's passing is a sad loss for all of us at Adams State."

The Miles Acheson Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to 31 students since it was established in 1990, and Acheson's Attic employed over 300 ASC students during the 43 years of the store's existence.

Rhonda Schoenecker '04 was a recipient of the scholarship. She said, "I remember meeting Alice the year I was awarded the scholarship. It was a real pleasure to talk to Alice. I could see how much the college meant to her. I was truly honored to receive the gift of a scholarship from this family."

Acheson received her BA and her Master's degree at ASC, and was an instructor in the English Department during the late 60s and 70s.

Last summer the college honored Acheson with the 2004 Willis Fassett, Jr. Award, by the ASC Foundation, for her long service to the community and significant contribution to Adams State College.