Department Updates – January 2017

Alumni Association

2017 Best Teachers Awards – Call For Nominations

Do you know a teacher who made an impact on your life? Now is your chance to nominate him or her for a Best Teacher Award. The deadline is Feb. 16, so submit your nomination today at

Announcing the CSU Alumni Association Mobile App

Last month, the Alumni Association softly launched a new mobile app to our newest alumni. Currently, the app is promoted to recent graduates only and will be launched to the remainder of the alumni population this summer. The primary features of the app include a digital membership card, events calendar, access to the Career Center, volunteer information, and news updates.

All UA staff are encouraged to download the app on your Apple or Android device. Please contact Haley Katz for more information about the app.

New Alumni Association First Bankcard

First Bankcard now offers the official Colorado State University Alumni Association Visa® card. It’s the one card that rewards you and the CSU Alumni Association on purchases that you make, every day! You earn 1.5 percent back on purchases and you choose how to redeem your rewards: cash back, gift cards, name-brand merchandise, and travel. Plus, you support the Colorado State University Alumni Association with every purchase you make with the card. Three special CSU card designs are available. Visit for more details and to sign up today!

Department of Athletics

On Dec. 31, the Department of Athletics Brick Campaign reached a successful conclusion! Over the course of the campaign, Athletics sold 4,725 bricks to be placed outside the north entrance to the stadium. The total of 4,725 bricks sold surpassed their 3,500-brick goal by 35 percent. 

University Advancement Development

Donor Connect is getting a makeover! With the help kylan Marsh and our amazing communications team, we will be rolling out the first phase of enhancements at the end of January. These changes will improve the design and functionality of Donor Connect in order to better serve our donors. Please stay tuned for additional details. Thank you!

Principal Gifts is looking forward to ringing in the new year with another round of campus partner meetings in support of ongoing education and collaboration. Both Shannon Mosness and John Festervand will be traveling with the Alumni Association to participate in upcoming events. Shannon will be doing the “So Cal Swing” in January, attending alumni receptions in L.A. and Orange County, and John will be hosting guests and supporting the Washington, D.C., campaign launch event. We look forward to a prosperous and abundant second half of FY17!