Note to Editors: The 1999 Alumni Association Distinguished Awards Reception and Dinner takes place April 23 at the University Park Holiday Inn, 425 W. Prospect Road. The reception and program run from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. Call June Greist at (970) 491-1194 for more information or to arrange interviews with award recipients, including Colorado Sen. Wayne Allard and Thomas Reardon, president of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees.
The Colorado State University Alumni Association will recognize outstanding accomplishments of alumni, faculty and students at the annual Alumni Distinguished Awards Dinner April 23.
"Award winners this year include Sen. Wayne Allard and Dr. Tom Reardon, a Colorado State alumnus who was elected president of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees," said Steve Allen, director of administration and marketing in the Office of Alumni Relations. "It’s an honor for Colorado State to recognize our alumni who are at the top of their professions. This is a special year because we’ll have the pleasure of awarding alumni of such renown."
The Alumni Association Awards Reception and Dinner will be held at the University Park Holiday Inn, 425 W. Prospect Road. The reception and program run from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. The event is open to the public and cost is $30.
Allard is this year’s recipient of the Charles A. Lory Public Service Award, awarded to an individual who demonstrates leadership and who has generously contributed time and talent to the university. Allard is a 1968 graduate of Colorado State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He was elected to the Senate in 1996 after serving six years in the House of Representatives. Allard will be honored for his work to advance the interests of the university and the state.
Thomas R. Reardon, president of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees and a 1956 graduate, is this year’s winner of the William E. Morgan Alumni Achievement Award. The Alumni Association initiated the William E. Morgan Alumni Achievement Award in 1984 to recognize Colorado State graduates who have attained extraordinary distinction in their fields. Dr. Reardon has practiced medicine in Portland, Ore., for more than 35 years and was appointed to President Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry in 1997.
Thomas G. Field, associate professor in the department of animal science at Colorado State, is this year’s winner of the Graduate of the Last Decade Award, an honor that recognizes alumni for accomplishments that have brought honor to Colorado State University. Field coordinates the Australian Rural Field Studies Program and has published more than 140 articles and two books.
This year’s winner is Walter "Bus" Bergman of the Henry Award. The award is given in honor of Jim and Nadine (Hartshorn) Henry of Longmont. The Henry’s exemplify a lifetime of service to Colorado State. This award is presented to individuals who mirror their commitment. Bergman graduated from Colorado State in 1942 and completed his master’s in education in 1947. Bergman has served as a member and as president of the Colorado State Alumni Association board of directors. He is a retired Marine Corps major and college football coach. For 26 years, Bergman was the athletic director at Mesa State College.
This year’s inaugural Extension Award goes to Cecil G. Staver. The award recognizes members of Colorado State University Cooperative Extension for their outstanding individual contributions. Staver earned his bachelor’s at Colorado State in animal science in 1930, and completed his master’s in 1953. He began working for Colorado State University Cooperative Extension in 1935, and continued until his retirement in 1973. This is the longest tenure of any extension agent in Colorado. Staver helped increase 4-H membership from 10 to 30,000 members.
Aubrey B. Poore, mathematics professor, is this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award, an award given to faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research or service. Poore joined the Colorado State Faculty in 1973. His research includes over 90 publications, and he has raised more than $2 million dollars for research.
The Distinguished Student Service Award recognizes seniors for outstanding service. Tae M. Nosaka in natural resources management; Anne Louise Costello in animal sciences; and Tonantzin S. Oceguera in human development and family studies are this year’s recipients.
The Alumni Association also will recognize Honor Alumni from each college, including:
- College of Agricultural Sciences – Donald K. Norgren, retired Colorado rancher; ’95 graduate.
- College of Applied Human Sciences – David C. Harder, president of Mountain Pacific Mortgage Co. in Littleton, Colo.; ’65 and ’66 graduate.
- College of Business – Lynn E. Turner, chief accountant for the Security and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C.; ’75 graduate.
- College of Engineering – Richard A. Bice, retired vice president of development for Sandia National Laboratories in Los Alamos, N.M.; ’39 graduate.
- College of Liberal Arts – Patricia W. Woodward, English teacher at Fort Collins High School; ’63 graduate.
- College of Natural Resources – Bruce D. Bornstein, vice president of Isaacson Lumber Co. in Livermore Falls, Maine; ’74 and ’75 graduate.
- College of Natural Sciences – James L. Davis, park naturalist for the Metro Regional Parks and Greenspaces in Portland, Ore.; ’75 graduate.
- College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Delbert A. Osguthorpe, veterinarian and owner of a large animal practice in Salt Lake City, Utah; ’43 graduate.
For more information about the awards, contact the Colorado State Alumni Association at (970) 491-6533.