Third annual ASGD is February 15

The third annual Adams State University Gives Day Talent Show and Telethon is Feb. 15. Leading through example, President Cheryl D. Lovell encourages all alumni, friends, and employees to share their resources in support of Adams State students.

“I support Adams State University thoroughly and am committed to our mission and focus of transforming the lives of our students and their families,” Lovell said. She and Nancy Clark have donated nearly $100,000 to Adams State since July 2018.

Adams State Gives Day will inspire and entertain as alumni and friends pledge financial support and give back to the University. The 60-minute talent show begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15. This year, participants may join the event live in Richardson Hall Auditorium, or view from the comfort of their home at Masks are required in all Adams State indoor spaces.

“I believe our outstanding faculty and staff serve our students well. At the same time, our students are in need of additional financial assistance, especially in these unprecedented times,” Lovell added. “We need resources to provide the highest quality of support and ensure our students’ successful futures. I am a firm believer in walking my talk, and therefore I can wholeheartedly ask others to give to Adams State when I also give on a regular basis.”

Students will staff a live telephone bank to accept pledges made during the talent show. Viewers can call in to make a gift or a pledge to 1-844-GIVE-ASU or 844-448-3278.  Viewers can make gifts online.  Gifts and pledges can also be made before and after the event by contacting the Adams State University Foundation Office at 719-587-7609.

Adams State School of Visual and Performing Arts Director John Taylor, Ph.D. and Alamosa Mayor Ty Coleman will co-host the fast-paced evening of fun and celebration. The show features a range of live music including original acoustic, smooth Sinatra-style, 80s pop and folklorico, with performances by alumni Freddie Jacquez, talented Adams State ensembles, and gifted theatre majors. A light-hearted chemistry magic show and special recognition of the 2021 Adams State Women’s Cross Country Division II National Champions will round out the on-stage, live event.

About Adams State University: Located in the city of Alamosa and the San Luis Valley region of south-central Colorado, Adams State offers bachelor’s degree in 16 different academic programs, with nearly 60 emphases, five teacher licensure programs, and 10 pre-professional programs, in addition to 7 master’s degrees and 1 doctoral degree offered in Counselor Education.

To learn how you can join Adams State University in its vital mission and do well by doing good with tax-wise gifts, please contact Karen A. Wibrew, Philanthropy Officer at 719-587-7165 or