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Winter 09 Newsletter

The students, faculty, and staff of the University Honors Program wish you a warm and happy holiday season.

Mark Brown, Honors Prof for 2009, presented the annual lecture to a crowd of 200 in the Lory Student Center Theatre on November 11th.  His topic, Cultural History of Infectious Disease, was accompanied by a slide show of art representing the view of disease and death during the eras of plagues over the centuries. 

All of the 2009-2010 Monfort Scholars participate in the University Honors Program.  The four first year students receiving the full ride scholarship represent diverse interests but all showed an interest in being in Honors.  Check out the recipients of this prestigious award at http://www.today.colostate.edu/story.aspx?id=1934

$1,000 scholarship from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars goes to sophomore Honors student.  Erin Hatlestad, Anthropology major from Oregon, earned one of 50 scholarships given among the 240 colleges represented by the organization.  Details at http://www.today.colostate.edu/story.aspx?id=2204

Alumni Updates:

Madeline Anna traveled with a small group to Ecuador in March on an Alternative Spring Break.  You can learn more about her observations of the impact of oil and gas drilling at http://www.today.colostate.edu/story.aspx?id=1516

Ty Duffield, ’08, submitted his Honors thesis to the Graduate Journal of Psychology. The work centers on smiling and it will be published soon.
Tim Creasy, ’03, completed his MBA at Boston University in ’05.  He married his CSU sweetheart in 2002, and the couple gave birth to their first child, Carter in 2008. He currently works for a business research firm based out of Loveland, Colorado. He lives in Boise, Idaho.
Maggie Cox, ’07, is completing her last year of law school at the University of Nebraska.  She is the executive editor for the school’s Law Review and will have her work published there in February.
Jeff Sindt, ’03, writes from Salt Lake City where he resides with his wife, Jill, a 2004 CSU graduate.  Both graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2008.  Jeff started his psychiatry residency in June, and Jill began her anesthesia residency in June.
Sarah Franz, ‘05, graduated from Georgetown with a Master’s degree in National Security Policy, and currently works for a classified agency in Washington, D.C.
Katie Telfer, ’06, graduated from the University of Colorado College of Law last spring and has taken a position with the Boulder Public Defender’s Office.
Harm Weickum and Sean Reed, both ’09 graduates, have each started Law School this fall.  Sean is attending the University of Colorado and Harm is attending Wake Forest College of Law.
Jeremy Shaver, ’98, was named the Executive Director of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado at the beginning of this year.  The organization is a statewide grassroots organization with more than 800 individual members and congregational partners.  Its mission is to promote justice, religious liberty, and interfaith understanding.
Danielle Douglas Selby, ‘04 , completed her training in Physical Therapy at Regis University.  She works for A. Fox Physical Therapy in Erie, Colorado.
Wendy Ferguson Toliver, ’95, is anticipating the publication of her third young adult novel in the spring of 2010.  She resides in Eden, Utah.
Jennifer Williams moved to Sydney, Australia in September 2008 with her fiancé after spending 3 ½ years as Marketing Director of Corporate Express UK.
Jessica Hollenbeck, ‘05, is currently working as a project designer for OTJ Architects in Washington, D.C.
Hillary Jones, ’01, completed her doctoral study in rhetoric and women’s studies at Penn State University this year.  She taught message criticism and analysis while studying there.
Brenda Cabell, finished her Ph.D. in January at CSU.  She is currently a post-doc in the Department of Atmospheric Science where she studies meteorological radars in the atmospheric process.
Daniel Gillman, ’01, is a water resources engineer at Helton & Williamson in Englewood. He is also a member of the Denver Concert Band.
Benjamin Fernandez,’01, is an intellectual property consultant with Faegre & Benson in Broomfield.
Hannah Brown,’05, got her master’s degree in Student Affairs in 2007.  She is employed at Front Range Community College as an outreach and recruitment specialist.  She is very involved in the Colorado Educational Services & Development Association serving underrepresented students accessing higher education.
Lisa Janssen Alderson, ’02, is the president and CEO of CrossLoop, Inc. in Monterey, California where she lives with her husband and two young children.
Chelsea Johnson, ’96, earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.  She works as a public health officer at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.
Stephanie Rayburn, ’04, is self employed as a childbirth educator in the Fort Collins area.  She also the mother of 2 young children. 
Jeff Wieman, ’01, works as a senior software engineer at LifePics in Denver, Colorado.  He is also the pastor at the Firehouse Church there.
Greg Newman, ’91, earned a master’s degree in Restoration Ecology and is working on a Ph.D. in Science Communication at CSU. 
Josh Gabler is taking a position with SeaGate in Longmont after completing the football season playing safety and working for the University Honors Program providing technical support. Details can be found at http://admissions.colostate.edu/publications/DM/ecesenior.aspx

BE SURE TO LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING BY COMPLETING THE SHORT FORM AT  www.honors.colostate.edu/alumnicontact

Scholarship winners announced: 

Joanna Harter and Alison Eden earn the Willard Eddy scholarship.
The Paul and Clare Muller Honors Scholarship is shared by Autumn Sheridan and Allen Sprague.
Travis Hall, Elizabeth Mortensen, Betsy Buechler, and Nancy Tao receive the Jack and June Richardson scholarships for the year.
Jennifer Roemer was awarded one of CSU’s Students First scholarships.
Details and photos can be found at http://www.honors.colostate.edu/scholarship-winners

Current Sudents

Spiritus Mundi editor, Scott Hubbard, is succeeded by Alexandra Sieh.  Scott is studying abroad next semester.

Lindsay Dana, second year Resident Advisor in the Academic Village- Honors, is also headed abroad next semester.  Her replacement, Natalie Keene, will join
Greg Broughton, Daniel Minzer, Lena Young, and Lindsey McKee.


The freshman class of 2009-2010 is the largest in years.  

New Student Profile

FALL 2009 

The Honors Program is proud of the many outstanding characteristics and achievements of the incoming class of Honors students.  Among this new group of 385 students are musicians, artists, athletes, and world travelers.  Each one is a welcome addition to the University Honors Program community.  Information about the entering class of 2009 is presented below.

Gender/Residency

Males  121 (31%)
Females  264 (69%)

 

  Residents      245 (64%)
 Non-Resident      140 (36%)

 

Ethnicity

Asian    18 ( 5%)
Black       3 ( 1%)
Hispanic   17 ( 4%)
Native American    4 ( 1%) 
White  298 (77%)
Did Not Answer    45 (12%)

 

Students by College and Open Option:

College

Agricultural Sciences      25
Applied Human Sciences 15
Business   26
Engineering  56
Liberal Arts            44
Natural Resources 8
Natural Sciences 99
Veterinary Medicine                           
and Biomedical Sciences  
50
Undeclared   62

 

Non-Resident Representation

Alaska

Maine

North Carolina

Arizona

Malaysia

North Dakota

California

Massachusetts

Ohio

Florida

Maryland

Oklahoma

Hawaii

Michigan

Oregon

Idaho

Minnesota

Pennsylvania

Illinois

Missouri

Puerto Rico

Indiana

Nebraska

South Dakota

Iowa

Nevada

Texas

Kansas

New Jersey

Virginia

Kentucky

New Mexico

Washington

Louisiana

New York

Wisconsin

 

 

Wyoming

Honors Student Association officers lead the organization to a high level of activity.  Chelsea Rump, Roger Bland, Christina Welsby, Sarah Dueber, and Annie Wallin have engaged the HSA in volunteering at the Open Door Mission, at Make a Difference Day, at Treatsylvania,  at Cans Around the Oval where they contributed more than 400 pounds of food, and in providing money to buy turkey dinners and gifts for families served by Northern Colorado AIDS. 



     

    

Danica Baker, Rachel Goold, and Kryssi Miller can be heard in the acapella group Resonant RAMblings. The group combines harmony and vocal imitations of percussion intruments. Details at http://www.today.colostate.edu/story.aspx?id=2780


HONORS SCHOLAR CANDIDATES – FALL 2009

UNIVERSITY HONORS SCHOLAR

Benjamin Archambeau, University Honors Scholar, Biomedical Sciences major  
Lindsay Barth, University Honors Scholar, Business Administration major with an Accounting concentration
Shannon Rae Bennett, University Honors Scholar, Liberal Arts major with an International Studies concentration and a Political Science minor
Anne Biedenstein, University Honors Scholar, Biological Science major and a Biomedical Sciences minor
Kimberly Boydstun (Wearne), University Honors Scholar, Mathematics major with a General Mathematics concentration and teacher licensure
Abigail Bullock, University Honors Scholar, Biomedical Sciences major and a Microbiology minor
Chris Karen Degi, University Honors Scholar, Mathematics major with a General Mathematics concentration and a Computer Science major
Matthew Figgs, University Honors Scholar, Civil Engineering major
Brian Fleck, University Honors Scholar, Philosophy major with a Philosophy and Religion concentration
George Foster III, University Honors Scholar, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources major with an Environmental Communication concentration
Nichelle Stephanie Frank, University Honors Scholar, History major with a Liberal Arts concentration and an English minor
Joshua Gabler, University Honors Scholar, Computer Engineering major  
Alyssa Grant, University Honors Scholar, Nutrition and Food Science major with a fitness concentration  
Carrie Green, University Honors Scholar, Music major with a Music Education concentration and Teacher Licensure
Glenda Fay Gurley, University Honors Scholar, Interior Design major with a Construction Management minor and a Gerontology Interdisciplinary Studies Certificate
Timothy Halliday, University Honors Scholar, Health & Exercise Science major with a Health Promotion concentration
Amy Hermundstad, University Honors Scholar, Mechanical Engineering major  
Sarah Hindman, University Honors Scholar, Biomedical Sciences major  
Sarah Hyman, University Honors Scholar, Psychology major  
Sarah Joder, University Honors Scholar, Health & Exercise Science major with a Sports Medicine concentration
Ashley Jennifer Lambert, University Honors Scholar, Agricultural Education major with teacher licensure
Brittany Manning, University Honors Scholar, Human Development & Family Studies major and a Spanish minor
Leah McDaniel, University Honors Scholar, English major with a Creative Writing concentration
James David McSwane, University Honors Scholar, Journalism & Technical Communication major with a Computer-Mediated Communication concentration and Political Science minor
Jessica Medberry, University Honors Scholar, English major with a Creative Writing concentration and History minor
Ashleigh Michel, University Honors Scholar, Psychology major and Sociology major with a General Sociology concentration
Preston Miller, University Honors Scholar, History major with a Liberal Arts Concentration and a Political Science minor
Kaitlyn Mulhern, Biochemistry Honors Scholar and University Honors Scholar, Biochemistry major with a Chemistry minor
Stephanie Ninnemann, Biomedical Sciences Honors Scholar and University Honors Scholar, Biomedical Sciences major
Kenneth Overby, University Honors Scholar, Business Administration major with a Finance concentration and an Economics minor
Karolyn Pearson, University Honors Scholar,  Journalism and Technical Communications major with a concentration in Television News and Video Communications and a minor in Political Science.
Jessica Quig, University Honors Scholar, Natural Sciences major with a Biology Education concentration and teacher certification and an Anthropology minor
Ellen Scharf, University Honors Scholar, Civil Engineering major
Autumn Sheridan, University Honors Scholar, Paul and Clare Muller Scholar, Psychology major with a Business Administration minor
Elaine Smedly, University Honors Scholar, English major with a Literature concentration and a French minor
Ruth C. Smeeding, University Honors Scholar, Liberal Arts major with an International Studies concentration, Asian Studies certificate, and Japanese and History minors
Allen Sprague, University Honors Scholar, Paul and Clare Muller Scholar, History major with Liberal Arts concentration and English major with Literature concentration
Michael Ullmann, University Honors Scholar, Computer Engineering major and a Mathematics major with a General Mathematics concentration
Zachary Winslow, University Honors Scholar, Business Administration major with a Finance concentration and a Mathematics major with an Actuarial Science concentration
Elizabeth Yeomans, University Honors Scholar, Psychology major  
Nichole Zimmerman, University Honors Scholar, Mathematics major with a Business Administration minor.

DISCIPLINE HONORS SCHOLAR

Betsy Buechler, Biochemistry Honors Scholar, Jack and June Richardson Scholar, Biochemistry major and a Chemistry minor
Brett Coghlan, Wildlife Biology Honors Scholar, Wildlife Biology major and a Spanish minor
Rebecca Cox, Nutrition and Food Science Honors Scholar, Nutrition and Food Science major  
Caylen Cummins, Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology Honors Scholar, Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology major with a Wildlife Biology concentration
Sara Denman, Business Honors Scholar, Business Administration major with an Organization & Innovation Management concentration and a Media Studies minor
Anne Vernon Handschy, Biological Science Honors Scholar, Biological Science major with an Evolution, Genetics, & Systematics field
Kaitlyn Mulhern, Biochemistry Honors Scholar and University Honors Scholar, Biochemistry major with a Chemistry minor
Stephanie Ninnemann, Biomedical Sciences Honors Scholar and University Honors Scholar, Biomedical Sciences major
Corrine Vogel, Political Science Honors Scholar, Political Science major with a Business Administration minor
Kellene Smith, Business Honors Scholar, Business Administration major with an Accounting concentration