Month: May 2017

Adams State Nursing Department reaccredited

The Adams State University Nursing Department has been reaccredited for the next ten years by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Dr. Melissa Milner accepted the position as chair of the department, after serving as interim chair for the last academic year. "My jaw dropped when I heard the news about the reaccreditation," Milner […]

Adams State University and Colorado State University sign MOU to provide agriculture education

Adams State University and Colorado State University today launched a new degree program in agriculture. The partnership allows Adams State to offer San Luis Valley-area students the opportunity to study agriculture without leaving their home community by offering agriculture-related courses from CSU, a leading national research university. This program will prepare students for careers on […]

Benton-Maestas named a 2017-2018 Colorado Governors Fellow

Public policy program supported by Governors Hickenlooper, Owens and Ritter introduces its second class of Fellows Andréa Benton-Maestas celebrates her daughter’s, Mianna, graduation from Adams State at the Fall 2016 ceremony. Andréa Benton-Maestas, Adams State University Title V PPOHA activities director, was recently named a Colorado Governors Fellow. “When I received notification that I had […]

Adams State Career Center adds Civic Engagement program

The Civic Engagement program, a new one to Adams State University, aims to help students gain experience outside of the classroom or "world experience" as Katherine Lewis, assistant director of Civic Engagement and Career Services, would say. The program is in its infancy right now and is being designed to be highly individualized so that […]

Adams State welcomes new alumni

Standing-room-only aptly describes the scene in Adams State University’s Plachy Hall gym on Spring Commencement day, May 13. The stands filled nearly an hour ahead of time, and the ASU Music Department entertained the patiently waiting "fans" with performances by the Desert Winds Quintet and 68 West a capella group. Momentum built, cheers and applause […]

Adams State Trustees uphold principles of equity

The Board of Trustees for Adams State University adopted a resolution to uphold principles of equity at its May 12 regular meeting on the Adams State campus. Board Chair Arnold Salazar explained the resolution was developed over the last three months through a process that included input from the campus, community, and trustees. The term […]

Grads have taken different paths to an Adams State degree

Adams State is proud of the diversity of its student body, which encompasses students of various ages and origins. The five graduates profiled below show there is more than one path to college success. Adams State University will award 314 undergraduate degrees at Spring 2017 Commencement, which begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, […]

Adams State Agri-business students making their mark

Students in Adams State University’s Agri-business program have been highly visible at the local, state, and national levels, according to program director Dr. Zena Buser. “We have had a very good year,” she said. Four students in Buser’s Agricultural Policy & Farm Bill course took second place in a national video competition supported by the […]

Volunteers sought for Adams State Field School at Ft. Massachusetts

An artist’s rendering of Ft. Massachusetts as it may have appeared in the early 1850s. Volunteers are sought to work at Adams State University’s Ft. Massachusetts Field School this summer. For the seventh season, Dr. Richard Goddard, professor of history and archaeology, will oversee excavation at the site six miles north of Ft. Garland. The […]

Adams State maintains A3 bond rating

Adams State University maintained an A3 bond rating as established by Moody’s Investors Service, which released the rating May 4. Positive factors cited by Moody’s include the university’s strategic position as a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), its positive growth in net tuition revenue, and sound liquidity. Moody’s also observed, "New leadership is guiding the […]