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A mutual friend, a beer, and a river — all in Spain, 5,000 miles from Colorado — have brought together two CSU faculty members from very different fields, as well as a couple of their students. Jonathan Carlyon, who teaches Spanish language, literature, and culture, and Steve Fassnacht, who teaches watershed science, have come together to provide a comprehensive look at the history and environment of the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Students in CSU's online and distance programs live all around the country and world. This semester’s graduates come from 39 states including Colorado. Others live as far away as Canada, China, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences conferred degrees on 49 undergraduates and 28 graduate students during ceremonies at Moby Arena and the Lory Student Center Friday.
Sarah Lion is grateful for three people in particular: Liz Hysen, her academic counselor; and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar Erica Suchman and Marcela Henao-Tamayo, faculty members in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. Henao-Tamayo employed Lion as a lab assistant, allowing Lion to continue working while completing her biology degree.
Kirty Krieger says she decided to major in microbiology in the same way Harry Potter decided to become a wizard. “The major chose me,” Krieger says, after she tried on several other hats at Colorado State University.
For outstanding graduate Jesse Lyall, life was one of the greatest teachers he’s found when he was faced with a family medical crisis.
Conferences can be an eye-opening experience. Thirty computer science students received scholarships to discover that firsthand.
Franklin Alvis will graduate with his construction management degree and along the way, he beat cancer, participated in the Honors Program, and was part of an award-winning competition team in CM.