Department Updates – June 2016

Department of Athletics

We have now eclipsed the 2,000-bricks-sold mark as part of the Brick Campaign for the new, on-campus stadium within the first seven months of the campaign! More information can be found here.

The Ram Club Golf Tournament was held Friday, May 27, at Collindale and Southridge golf courses. The tournament sold out with a total of 252 participants taking part in the event, and proceeds benefiting the Ram Club and CSU student-athletes.

College of Natural Sciences

Faculty Success

This past month, we have celebrated numerous major awards to our CNS faculty, including:

  • Two chemistry faculty members have each received five-year $750,000 Early Career Awards from the Department of Energy (of just 49 nationwide): Amber Krummel and Jamie Neilson.
  • Computer science Associate Professor Sangmi Pallickara was recently awarded a five-year $491,243 NSF CAREER Award.
  • Tim Stasevich, of biochemistry and molecular biology, has been named a Boettcher Investigator, which comes with a $225,000 Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award. (He also recently had a major paper published in Science.)
  • Chemistry faculty member Amy Prieto's Prieto Battery company has received a “strategic” investment from Stanley Ventures, the new venture arm of Stanley Black & Decker.

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Please join the CVMBS Advancement team in welcoming Aaron Phaneuf as our new director of development. In his role with the team, he will be raising major gifts for several sections of the James L.Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the departments of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology and Clinical Sciences, and the diagnostic laboratories. His primary focuses will be the Voss VTH renovation, scholarships, and research support. We are delighted that he will soon be a part of the team! Aaron’s first day in the office is July 5.

Aaron brings 10 years of experience and leadership in development to the CVMBS advancement effort. He is skilled in fundraising, strategic planning, and campaign and volunteer management. He comes to us from Samaritan Health Services in Albany, Ore., where he most recently worked on the Campaign for Cancer Care. Prior to his time at Samaritan Health, he was a parent leadership officer at Brown University, successfully raising $6.2 million for the Brown Annual Fund, and an additional $32 million for other university priorities. Aaron received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rhode Island. He and his family are excited to move to Colorado and to become a part of Colorado State University and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Welcome, Aaron!

University Advancement Development

The Frontier Legacy Society luncheon was well attended, seating 141 guests! President Tony Frank was in attendance and spoke about philanthropy. The program was well received, and our guests enjoyed the opportunity to complete the campaign archetype quiz.

The Office of Gift Planning's print mailing to more than 10,000 recipients will drop in late June. The majority of letters will go to donors aged 70-plus who gave in the past few years and address the campaign and IRA charitable rollovers.