2015 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS

2015 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS

MARY L. CLEAVE

MARY L. CLEAVE, PH.D., P.E. (’69, NATURAL SCIENCES) WILLIAM E. MORGAN ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mary Cleave’s work as an environmental engineer has brought her around the world – and beyond. During her career with NASA, she ew on the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist, deployed the Magellan spacecraft, served as deputy associate administrator for earth science at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., and was their associate administrator for science until her retirement in 2007. She currently serves on corporate boards and advisory committees in both the for-pro t and nonprofit sectors.

LARRY AND KAY EDWARDS

LARRY AND KAY EDWARDS (B.S. ’60, M.S. ’79, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY) JIM AND NADINE HENRY AWARD

Together, Larry and Kay Edwards have established themselves as a key part of the CSU community in a history of service spanning decades. Kay, a Fort Collins native, taught in the occupational therapy department for seven years following her graduation and time in service, completing her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy there in 1979, and has been an active member of the CSU Delta Delta Delta alumnae for 45 years. Larry serves his alma mater, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, as a trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation and has been the owner/manager of the Light Center in Fort Collins for 44 years. The Edwardses established a scholarship in the College of Health and Human Sciences’ Department of Design and Merchandising and contribute to a variety of causes and charities across the CSU campus and Fort Collins area.

J. ROBERT (BOB) WILSON

J. ROBERT (BOB) WILSON CHARLES A. LORY PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

Bob Wilson took a bankrupt 120-bed nursing home in 1971 to what we know today as Columbine Health Systems, a company which employs 1,400 staff members who care for 1,150 people each day. His dedication to the eld of gerontology spans a 40-year career of caring. From working with CSU’s Department of Social Work in the 1970s to provide internship opportunities and continually sponsoring a $30,000 scholarship fund for students minoring in gerontology, to donating $5 million in 2015 for the creation of the Center on Aging as part of the new campus medical center, Wilson works with Colorado State University and the greater Colorado community to improve the lives of those in care facilities.

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