- A HISTORY OF SUCCESS
- HIGH-TECH, HIGH-TOUCH
- DATA SHAPES STUDENT SUCCESS
- LOOKING AHEAD
- FACES OF SUCCESS
- COLLEGIAN MARKS 125TH YEAR OF PUBLICATION
- THE SHOTPUT HEARD ’ROUND THE WORLD
- FROM WHEELCHAIR TO WALKING AGAIN
- A MODEL TO ENVY
- LOOKING BEYOND THE NUMBERS
- RINGING IN THE OLD
- CSU: RE-ENVISIONING NATIONAL WESTERN CENTER
- CHANDRASEKAR KNIGHTED
- JOHN MOSLEY AWARDED FOUNDERS DAY MEDAL
- SIX FACULTY EARN CSU’S HIGHEST HONOR
- CSU PIONEER ROBIN BROWN RETIRES
- BOOKSTORE NAMED RETAILER OF THE YEAR
- CONSTRUCTION REACHES CRECENDO
- LORD KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT MUSIC
- MORE THAN STATISTICS
- FROM OSCAR ANXIETY TO VICTORY
- TASTE OF SUCCESS
- DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS
- RAMS WRITE
- IN MEMORIAM
- CLASS NOTES
- IN MEMORIAM: GORDON NISWENDER
- IN MEMORIAM: GENE MARKLEY
Gene Markley, a standout track and field athlete whose unwavering support of Colorado State University and Fort Collins made him a pillar of the community, died March 13. He was 94.
Markley and his son, Doug, turned an auto dealership started by his father in the 1930s into iconic Markley Motors, a success story spanning eight decades. He was also a passionate community leader, serving as president of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, school board member, and hospital board member, among other volunteer positions.
It was Markley’s love for all things CSU, however, that made him beloved on campus. Despite an interruption for service in WWII, he received his degree in civil engineering from Colorado A&M (now CSU), and was a tireless supporter of Rams athletics throughout his adult life.
“Gene always felt like CSU had played a huge role in his success, and he wanted to make sure he did what he could to pay the school back,” said Kristi Bohlender, executive director of the CSU Alumni Association and longtime friend of the Markley family.