Graduates of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering forge lifelong bonds with the College, University, and one another. We encourage continued alumni relationships, and with support through generous giving, we are able to provide positive learning experiences for our students.
Follow the progress of our ever-growing network of alumni who reside in every state in this country and more than 93 countries worldwide.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
The University’s Distinguished Alumni Awards program recognizes CSU alumni and friends who, by their distinguished careers and service to the College, University, state, nation, or world, have brought honor to the College, the University, and themselves.
HOW TO NOMINATE AN ALUMNUS:
To nominate an individual for a Distinguished Alumni Award, follow the submission process via the Alumni Association.
We seek to generate new knowledge, improve quality of life, and positively impact society. To address that mission, the Development Office works closely with campus colleagues, alumni, and friends to secure a bright future for the College.
As a part of the $1 billion University-wide State Your Purpose Campaign, the College seeks to raise $130 million to advance our academic mission by strengthening the following characteristics that have made us exceptional:
- Fostering faculty excellence and recruitment
- Ensure student access and success
- Building upon outstanding educational programs and initiatives
- Providing cutting-edge research opportunities
- Matching infrastructure to aspiration
We have a rich legacy of excellence in water research in the areas of hydrology, hydraulics, and water resources, and work being done through our facilities and research centers will help us maintain a position of authority in the field and take our research to the next level.
Engagement in health issues uses an interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on biomedical engineering, fighting diseases, and aiding persons with disabilities, as well as public health implications of environmental problems, such as emissions and air pollution.
Continued access to clean, reliable, and abundant energy is central to almost every major challenge the world faces today, and our students and faculty are developing environmentally conscious solutions through the creation of renewable energies, more efficient and resilient infrastructure, and advanced power grid technologies.
Our programs in atmospheric science, climate modeling, and environmental science are ranked among the top programs in the world. Cross-disciplinary focus and activities allow us to build on this reputation to solve not just today’s global problems, but also those of tomorrow.
For many deserving students, an undergraduate or graduate degree is unattainable without scholarship and fellowship support from generous individuals, companies, and foundations. There is no greater gift to these students, and our society, than the chance to pursue higher education and the experience that comes with it.
Your support offers the opportunity of a better future to students with the potential to change our world.
“Scholarships [like the one I received] prove that there are passionate individuals willing to aid others in achieving their goals. It makes it easier to work towards my career goal of participating in medical research and lets me focus more on my studies with less financial worry. This support helps me be more confident of reaching my goals because I know someone else believes in me too.”
— Carolyn Keating (’18)
CSU’s reputation across the nation and around the world is intrinsically connected to the excellence of our faculty.
Your support is vital to recruiting the best scholars for endowed chairs and professorships who keep Colorado State University competitive with other top universities, strengthen our programs and reputation, and provide a world-class education for students that will last a lifetime.
“Our electrical engineering education is the foundation of our life successes. We want to support excellence in the classroom to ensure transformative learning experiences for future generations.”
— Lisa (’84) and Desi (’83, G ’84) Rhoden
The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering is known as a leader throughout the industry because of the innovative research pulsating through our departments.
Research that addresses important problems impacting our environment. Research that’s improving human health by the second. Research that’s creating new energy solutions. Research that’s lending itself to global water needs.
These projects not only contribute to a better world, they give faculty the opportunity to further their expertise, while offering students a space to gain practical, hands-on experience in their areas of study.
Your support is what brings these ideas to life.
“In the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, the opportunity to work on challenging and impactful research problems is an essential part of the undergraduate educational experience. Learning how to tackle open-ended problems and to work on interdisciplinary teams, and acquiring skills in laboratory and fieldwork are all reinforced in new and exciting ways through research projects. These projects range from summer internships to Honors theses and senior design projects, many of which are supported through the generosity of our donors.”
— Sonia Kreidenweis
Associate Dean for Research, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
The College places a strong emphasis on experiential learning in order to give our students the advantage they need to transition into the engineering profession and secure leadership roles in advanced technology fields.
Your support brings new experiences to our classrooms and labs, helps us maintain and forge ahead in the quality of academics we provide, and ensures we are able to meet new educational initiatives and encourage curricula reform.
“The education, the experiences, and the opportunities that CSU provided helped set up my career, from the technical aspects to learning how to work with people and how to lead.”
— Brittany Stinson (’02)
As we work toward achieving our goals in other areas throughout the College, it’s crucial we’re able to provide the space and facilities that our programs and faculty need to provide hands-on educational experiences. The need for additional and specialized space remains a priority to accommodate growing student enrollment and expanding research activities.
Your support allows us to retain outstanding students, faculty, and staff, and maintain exceptional programs through state-of-the-art labs, classrooms, and collaboration spaces.
“The Scott Bioengineering Building, with its innovative design and state-of-the-art technologies, will allow us to better educate our students and better prepare them to make an impact on our world. We are enormously grateful to the students and donors – particularly Walter and Suzanne Scott – who believed in this project and made it such a true success.”
— Tony Frank
Become a part of our community of alumni and friends who, through their annual giving, demonstrate their extraordinary commitment to the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering.
As a member of the Dean’s Circle, your annual gift of $1,870 to the Dean’s Innovation Fund supports the mission-critical initiatives of the College, including:
- Faculty and student achievement through the retention and recruitment of great minds
- New endeavors that empower our students and faculty to innovate and solve global challenges
- Student projects with hands-on learning and leadership components
Show your pride and support for the College by becoming a member of the 1870 Engineering Dean’s Circle of Excellence today.
As a Dean’s Circle member, you will receive:
- Quarterly communications from the dean that detail where investments are being made and feature updates on Dean’s Circle projects
- An annual report summarizing the year’s investments and impacts
- Automatic membership in the University’s 1870 Club
- 1870 Engineering Dean’s Circle of Excellence membership recognition
- Invitations to Dean’s Circle events scheduled to coincide with the University’s 1870 Dinner (February) and Homecoming (October)
Your commitment to the College will allow us – together – to continue educating the next generation of engineering leaders.
Visit the College’s giving page and select “Scott College of Engineering Dean’s Innovation” from the dropdown menu under “Gift.” When you make a gift of $1,870 or more to this fund, you will be automatically enrolled in the Dean’s Circle.
For many deserving students, a degree is unattainable without scholarship and fellowship support from generous individuals, companies, and foundations. There is no greater gift to these students, and society, than the opportunity to pursue higher education and use that education to better our world.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Matt is in charge of alumni relations and development, working in close collaboration with the dean and department heads while building relationships with the College’s most important donors.
Prior to his August 2013 appointment, Matt was the Director of Development for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire for seven years. Before pursuing his passion in higher education, Matt worked in the financial services industry for 10 years in Boston. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. In his spare time, you will find Matt playing golf and spending time with his family.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Ginger joined the team in 2016 where she works with alumni, corporations, and foundations. Previously, she worked in Corporate Relations building collaborative and strategic partnerships across the university with industry. Joining CSU in 2007, Ginger started her work with the University as an event coordinator at the Alumni Association.
Before coming to CSU she worked at Northwest Special Recreation Association as a Special Olympics area director, as well as CenturyTel. She is currently pursuing her MBA at CSU. Ginger and her husband have one son, Finley.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
With nearly a decade of progressively greater experience and results in development, including four years at CU Boulder, Mary welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University.
Mary is pursuing her Planned Giving Specialist Certificate to improve her ability to secure major and blended gifts in support of alumni and friends of CSU. While at CU Boulder, she was one of two fundraisers nominated by the Vice Chancellor of Advancement to participate in a university-wide leadership development program in 2015.
Mary graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a Bachelors of Professional Music, and her article Keeping Classical Music Alive, a case study of successful fundraising practices on the global orchestral stage, has been published in two professional journals. A Colorado native, Mary enjoys skiing and hiking, and spending quality time with her friends and family.