COLLEGE HONOR ALUMNUS/ALUMNA AWARD
Each year, the Colorado State University Alumni Association honors an outstanding alumnus/a from each of the university’s eight colleges. An Honor Alumnus/Alumna is a former student who, by his/her distinguished career and service to the university, state, nation, or world, has brought honor to Colorado State University and to himself/herself.
The ideal candidate must:
• be a former student from his/her respective college
• have a record of distinction and accomplishment in his/her field
• have demonstrated service to the university, state, nation or world
• have demonstrated achievements that have brought honor to CSU and to himself/herself
Dr. Clinton Pilcher has spent most of his career working to improve insect pest management options for farmers. Dr. Pilcher’s interest in entomology started when, as a young boy, he worked in corn and wheat fields with his father, an Extension entomologist. He has dedicated his professional career to developing insect control solutions created through agricultural biotechnology. His ultimate goal is to help farmers globally manage these valuable tools in a sustainable manner in order to meet future food production needs… Read More
Paul Skinner’s influence in the world of wine comes from the deep perspective of someone who is a soil scientist, agronomist, researcher, and innovator. After earning a bachelor’s degree in water resource management from the University of Wisconsin, a master’s degree in agronomy from Colorado State University, and a doctorate in soil science from U.C. Davis, he began to investigate and develop new and improved technologies for data collection, analysis, and interpretation that removed a lot of the uncertainty from vineyard management… Read More
Vaughn Myron Cook was raised in Southeastern Colorado, where he grew up helping on the family farm and looking after their Thoroughbred racehorses.
He then went to work for B.W. Pickett at CSU’s Equine Reproduction Laboratory, eventually working on the lab’s landmark research projects in equine reproduction and embryo transfer. When Dr. Pickett and James L. Voss formed a stallion reproduction consulting service, Cook traveled… Read More
Scott Hoffman Black
Scott Hoffman Black is the accomplished director of both large and small science-based conservation groups and campaigns. He has an extensive background in designing and implementing programs to protect biological diversity and to conserve habitat for threatened and endangered species.
Since 2000, Black has been executive director of The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in Portland, Ore. Mr. Black works to bring together scientists, farmers, wildlife managers, and landowners around the country and overseas, with the twin goals of economic and environmental viability… Read More