Alumni Awards & News

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Donors and students recognized at annual dinner

“Students benefit from great opportunities and experiences because of donors like you,” Shettron said. Continue Reading…

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Virginia and Al Wehe will receive the ASU Willis Fassett Jr. Individual Award

The Wehes and their children think of Adams State as part of their “home,” since it has played such a huge part in their lives. Continue Reading…

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Adams State Music Alumna Victoria Ricci will perform October 26

While at Adams State, Ricci performed extensively in both Music and Theatre Department events. Continue Reading…

United States Magistrate Judge named ASU Outstanding Alumna

“I am so very humbled and honored to be invited to join the group of recognized distinguished Adams State alumni,” Holmes said. Continue Reading…

Donors show support for Luther Bean Museum and the Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center

The evening included opportunities for patrons to “adopt” an artifact, bid on silent auction items, and purchase museum memberships. Continue Reading…

Martinez dedicated career to students

“I had a really good time at ASU and miss the students and fellow employees but not the stress,” Martinez said. “I wanted everything go right; I wanted to do a good job.” Continue Reading…

The story continues to be great for Stelter

“The foundation I got from Adams proved not only to be adequate but excellent..." Continue Reading…

Crock returns to Adams State with exhibit in Hatfield Gallery

An elementary art teacher, Crock finds that he often connects his work with the playfulness of his students and is inspired by the energy they bring to the classroom. Continue Reading…

Sorling will join Lost and Found for night of comedy improv

The Adams State Lost and Found comedy improv troupe will join Sorling. Continue Reading…

Kelley carries Grizzly pride and “grit” to law school

“I was blessed enough to have the highest cumulative score of all applicants, which is totally a product of my Adams State experience,” Kelley added. Continue Reading…

Adams State graduate finds passion in teaching

“As a teacher, you plant seeds of knowledge and with these seeds you create our future leaders, architects, scientists, lawyers, doctors, etcetera." Continue Reading…

Adams State to honor Joe Garcia with the Billy Adams Award

“I know that there is talent in every corner of our state, and that it is our shared obligation and in our mutual interest to develop the potential of all of our residents.” Continue Reading…

John T. Salazar named Adams State 2016 Outstanding Alumnus

"This college has a real special place in my heart." Continue Reading…

Amber (Harlan) Price, M.D. named Adams State 2016 Exceptional New Alumna

She's just begun her medical residency, and is well on her way to achieving her childhood dream of becoming an orthopaedic surgeon. Continue Reading…

Martinez and Meis were the bookends of the bookstore

“We have now had children of former work-study students come in and apply for a position,” Meis said. Continue Reading…

Paverd followed no straight lines to his success

“I have felt the most fulfilled while working as a producer on large public-facing, arts-driven events." Continue Reading…

Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center Ribbon Cutting is June 24

Among Emma and Henry Salazar's children is former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar. Continue Reading…

Adams State Theatre Department set stage for DiSanti

“I've worked in Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Scotland, Germany, Russia, Israel and other places I'm sure I am forgetting,” DiSanti said. Continue Reading…

Adams State's Boettcher Teacher Residency program awards licensure

Nearly all of the Boettcher residents have secured teaching positions beginning next fall. Continue Reading…

Adams State commencement speaker calls grads to the table

Adams State awarded 362 degrees at its spring commencement ceremony, including 271 bachelor's degrees and 91 associate's degrees. Continue Reading…

ASU Trustees approve new master's program in English

The program is geared to middle and high school English teachers Continue Reading…

Sarah Marie Jennings receives Rural Scholarship from the NBCC Foundation

“I am so thankful for the opportunities this scholarship will provide,” Jennings said. Continue Reading…

Adams State Alumnus Gomez will address spring undergraduates

Gomez previously served as vice president for Academic Affairs and Provost at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Continue Reading…

Adams State honors Exemplary Faculty

Dr. Christy Miller, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Tony Weathers, professor of mathematics, were honored for the 2015-16 academic year. Continue Reading…

Lopez is next Lifeways Lecture speaker

Dennis Lopez will share his incredible insight on the origination of place names within the San Luis Valley. Continue Reading…

Adams State alumna and professor evaluate Madison Fellowship applications

“I’m a 2008 James Madison Memorial Fellowship Fellow and Adams State was my chosen master’s program." Continue Reading…

ASU Trustees reappoint President McClure for three more years

The Board of Trustees for Adams State University voted unanimously to renew President Beverlee J. McClure's contract for the next three years. Continue Reading…

Adams State’s Career Fair is March 31

“This is a fantastic opportunity for students and potential employers to connect.” Continue Reading…

Flying fueled Nash’ passion

“The recruits I was placed with in the Navy program had a very tough drill instructor – but he did turn us into aviators.” Continue Reading…