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Distinguished Young Alumni Award

The Colorado State University Pueblo Distinguished Young Alumni Award is one of the highest honors bestowed upon an alumna/us, under the age of 40. The award recognizes alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the college through their outstanding professional achievements, personal accomplishments, and/or their loyal service to their alma mater and community.

About the Award

The Colorado State University Pueblo Distinguished Young Alumni Award is one of the highest honors bestowed upon an alumna/us, under the age of 40. The award recognizes alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the college through their outstanding professional achievements, personal accomplishments, and/or their loyal service to their alma mater and community.

Mission

We are proud of what our alumni do around the world. They lead in your communities. They create new ways to serve and meet needs. They take what they learned as a student and use it to make things better in their work, where they live and for the people closest to them. Every year we highlight some of the amazing things our alumni have done and honor them during homecoming week.

The CSU Pueblo Foundation and Alumni Association annually seeks and accepts nominations for the CSU Pueblo Distinguished Young Alumni Award. The selection is made from nominees who are CSU Pueblo graduates 40 years of age or younger who have had outstanding achievements in career, public service and/or volunteer activities for their community and/or alma mater.

Former Recipients

2023 Distinguished Young Alumni Recipients

  • Dr. Juan L. Rodriguez, A16 & A19 – College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Lindsey Dunbar, A14 – College of Health, Education, and Nursing
  • Antonio Huerta, A16 – Hasan School of Business
  • Nicki Hart, A07 – College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

2022 Distinguished Young Alumni Recipients

  • Rosemarie Bongers, A12 – College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Alisa Proffer, A17 – College of Health, Education, and Nursing
  • Sarah Meigs, A17&21 – Hasan School of Business
  • Bianca Hicks, A08 – College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

2021 Distinguished Young Alumni Recipients

  • Dr. Jeremy Thomas, A06 – College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Hannah Blagg, A14 – College of Health, Education and Nursing
  • Samantha Derosier, A16 – Hasan School of Business
  • Adam Ward, A15  College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

2020 Distinguished Young Alumni Recipients

  • Dr. Alejandro Marin, A14 – College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Kelly McLean, A18 – College of Health, Education and Nursing
  • Garrison Ortiz, A12 – Hasan School of Business
  • Shanna Farmer, A08  College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

2019 Distinguished Young Alumni Recipients

  • Christy Sperber, A14 – College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Shylo Dennison, A07 – College of Health, Education and Nursing
  • Steven Trujillo, A12 – Hasan School of Business
  • Annamarie Neal, A16  College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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