Month: December 2016

Community “adopts” Migrant Education families

Thanks to overwhelming community support, the San Luis Valley Migrant Education Program provided gifts to 70 migrant families through its Adopt-A-Family holiday initiative, now in its fourth year. "I was overwhelmed by the generosity of the community. Support more than doubled from last year," said Esmeralda Martinez, director of SLV Migrant Education. "We feel fortunate […]

Adams State Board expresses thanks to departing trustees & attorney

The Adams State University Board of Trustees presented resolutions of gratitude to two trustees and the board attorney at its regular meeting on campus, December 16. The terms of Trustees Paul Farley and LeRoy Salazar conclude December 31; Assistant Colorado Attorney General Jessica Salazar is also completing service to the Adams State Trustees. "These three […]

Adams State commencement speakers share wisdom and humor

The Commencement Ceremony begins solemnly, replete with presentation of the colors, recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and playing of the traditional Pomp and Circumstance. But anticipation and excitement build as graduates enter Plachy Hall Gymnasium to make their transition to Adams State University alumni. Audience members cheer as their graduates take their seats. That […]

Adams State moves forward in preparing students

Adams State University is taking a step forward in adjusting educational needs to fit a new generation and preparing students for careers in an ever-changing world. For the last year, the Essential Learning Task Force, a committee consisting of 50 faculty, staff, and students, has worked to create the "Adams Pathways." The Adams Pathways Project […]

Adams State Phi Beta Lambda students travel to Texas

Snowy Coleman, Jessica Crowther, Vanessa Tafoya, attended various leadership development seminars and the students had an opportunity to network with young people from across the country from November 18 through November 19. Adams State University Phi Beta Lambda students and Natalie Rogers, professor business, traveled to Dallas, Texas, for the National Fall Leadership Conference. "It […]

Lost and Found will perform on December 11

Laugh until you stop – the Adams State University Improv Troupe, The Lost and Found, will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in the Xperimental Theatre. Nick Harlan, Izzy Schneider, Trace Gross, and Chelsea Henderson, will be featured in their final performance with The Lost and Found: A Hogwarts Special. The event is free […]

Kelley carries Grizzly pride and “grit” to law school

Last spring, Kole Kelley ’16 graduated with honors from Adams State University and this fall began his studies at the Denver University Sturm College of Law. "Law School is definitely an experience unlike anything I have faced yet." Recently, Kelley applied for the Water Law Review and received the overall high score. The Denver University […]

Adams State graduate finds passion in teaching

Juan and Mireya with daughters, Noeli and Esmeralda In the classroom Juan Dominguez, Adams State University alumnus ’10, nurtures his students, encouraging them to reach their full potential. "As a teacher, you plant seeds of knowledge and with these seeds you create our future leaders, architects, scientists, lawyers, doctors, etcetera. I know the countless hours […]

Agbusiness students place in statewide competition

Pictured, students include, in no particular order, Cade Kunugi, Braydon Wakasugi, Orrin Honeycutt, Cody Trujillo, Kreg Vollmer, Jordyn Neely, and Pauline Luhman, also pictured, Dr. Zena Buser, professor of business, accompanied the students. Adams State University and the San Luis Valley were well represented as four of six agbusiness students placed in the top ten at the […]

Learn scaled rocks, ice and academics on road to graduation

Article by Alex Hart Photo by Anna La Susa Graduating with a major in business administration – accounting, Eric Learn was chosen to give the commencement message on behalf of the graduating class. From Berkeley Heights New Jersey, Learn is a member of the Adams State Adventure Program (ASAP). Learn’s journey to Adams State was […]