Scott honored on Founders Day

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Scott honored on Founders Day

By Tony Phifer | Photograph by John Eisele

Walter Scott, Jr., a 1953 civil engineering alumnus and prominent businessman of Omaha, Neb., was honored in February with the Colorado State University Founders Day Medal for generosity that will forever shape the University’s ability to deliver academic excellence in keeping with its founding land-grant principles.

Last year, Scott donated $53.3 million – the largest gift in CSU history – to support student scholarships, faculty excellence, and research. In recognition of his transformational gift, the College of Engineering has been renamed the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering.

“It’s up to you to make sure my investment lets you do great things.

– WALTER SCOTT, JR., speaking to engineering students in Spring 2017

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