Colorado State University’s Black-Tie Green and Gold Gala Event Celebrates Ram Programs and Activities

The Colorado State Alumni Association will host the black-tie Green and Gold Gala at 6 p.m. April 14 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 Academy Blvd. in Denver.

This is the fifth year of the elegant Colorado State alumni and friends event, which is themed "Our Past Gives Wings to Our Future." It will include cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and dancing.

Featured speakers are Colorado natives Lt. Col. John William Mosley Jr. of the U.S. Air Force and Commander Kent Rominger of the U.S. Navy. Mosley, a 1943 graduate of Colorado State, was a Tuskegee Airman and worked for the federal department of health and human services. A champion for civil rights, he participated in sit-ins and school integrations in North Carolina and has the distinction of being the first African-American to play football in the Big Seven Conference. Mosley remains active in several professional and community organizations in Denver.

Rominger, a 1978 graduate of Colorado State, was an astronaut and chief of the NASA Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center who took part in five space shuttle flights. He is also a captain in the Navy. He has received numerous honors including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. He also was named to the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame in 2000. Rominger is a Colorado State Monfort Professor in Residence.

Gala proceeds benefit the Green and Gold Gala Scholarship fund, which is given to a deserving Colorado State junior or senior from the Denver metro area who demonstrates student involvement, commitment to success and financial need. Individual tickets are $100 and $90 for alumni association members. Table sponsorships are also available.

For more information, call the Colorado State Alumni Association at (970) 491-6533 or (800) 286-2586 or e-mail Information also is posted at

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