Denver Chapter Events

All Adams State alumni living in the Denver Metro Area and north to the Wyoming border are invited to participate in the following events.

Two Denver-area Adams State alumni at a Colfax Marathon

Let’s Get Together at “The Colfax”!!!

What’s that?

The Colfax Marathon consists of a 5K Walk/Run, Urban 10 Miler, Half Marathon, Relay Team (5 members running various distances 4-6 miles), and a full marathon (qualifier for the Boston Marathon)


The 5k Walk/Jog/Wog/Run is held on Saturday May 20th and all the other races are held on Sunday, May 21st.


How do I register?

Go to and follow the tabs and instructions. BE SURE when you get to the question about awareness of non-profits or the “Charities” tab, say yes and highlight “Adams State University Alumni Denver Chapter.” This does NOT cost extra and you are supporting our great University! Come by our Tent, that YOU helped us get by highlighting ASU Alumni Denver Chapter! Thank You!!

Can anyone register and highlight ASU Alumni Denver Chapter?

ABSOLUTELY! Yes, get family members, friends, neighbors to come and be a part of our group that weekend!

Why would I want to do this?

  1. For YOUR health! We want to promote “Healthy Grizzlies!
  2. Let’s share our “Great Stories” that started at ASU at a huge event with lots of people of all ages who just might love our school too one day!
  3. Let’s meet some fellow Alumns! Share stories! Have some Grizz Fun!! Let’s meet at the ASU Tent filled with cool ASU swag and very fun Alumns.
  4. Donations are ALWAYS welcome for the Alumni Scholarship Fund! The Denver Chapter raises money for scholarships for Metro area seniors going to Adams! Yea!

An Adams State shirt, entry paraphernalia from the Colfax Marathon and a t-shirt from the Colfax MarathonWhy Again??

  • FUN at a huge, awesome event!
  • Spread the word about our great university!
  • Meet old and new ASU Alumni!
  • We will see you there! Go Grizzlies!!

If you have any questions feel free to contact: Carey Sanchez ~
or Ashley Maestas ~

Recruit New Students

Mike Cawthra, Vida Martinez, and Tony Elias BattsonCollege recruiters from every state want Metro-area students to attend their universities. At some events, more than 80 recruiters show up. Michael Cawthra, 1976, leads the Denver Chapter team of recruiters.

They attend college fairs, meet potential students and parents and talk about the benefits of our alma mater. After a training session, you can join us in this effort. Write us an email at

Join a Committee

Two Denver-area Adams State alumni at a Colfax MarathonWe invite all Denver Alumni residing in the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson. To join a committee, select from below and contact Liz Watts, Denver Chapter president, at

  • Membership – Maintain monthly contact with Adams State University ‘s Alumni Association Services to update contact information of alumni living in the Denver area.
  • Scholarship Committee – Plan an annual event in association with Adams State University’s Alumni Association Services and ASU Foundation to assist in raising scholarship money.
  • Recruitment Committee – Work with the ASU Denver area recruiter to provide alumni willing to participate in presentations to area high school students.
  • Athletic Committee – Promote and encourage chapter members to attend all ASU athletic events held in the Denver metropolitan area. When appropriate, set up and staff a welcoming table for ASU alumni attending area events.
  • Publicity Committee –Promote the activities of chapter and interact with area alumni. For example, the committee may establish and maintain social media sites for the chapter.
  • Awards Committee – Identify area alumni that are deserving of recognition for their personal and/or professional accomplishments.
  • Nomination Committee – Solicit nominees for officer positions in advance of the annual meeting.

Denver Chapter Bylaws | Annual Meeting Minutes

2022 Denver Chapter Officers:

  • President – Jacqueline Archuleta (’11)
  • President Elect – Jerry Schloffman (’65)
  • Secretary – Wayne Melanson (’69)
  • Treasurer – Alfonzo Lopez (’70)
  • Member at Large – Barbara Johnston (’77)
  • Past President – Liz Watts (’70)

Committee members:

  • Membership – Bikram Mishra (’15, ’16)
  • Scholarship – Liz Watts (’70)
  • Recruitment – Michael Cawthra (’76)

Mission: The Mission of the Denver Chapter of the Associated Alumni of Adams State University is to reach out to the current alumni, future alumni, and the community throughout the Denver area in order to cultivate loyalty, pride and commitment to Adams State University.

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