ASU Foundation News

Legacy of William A. Porter lives on through Porter Scholars Program

William Porter and his wife, Joan, established the Porter Scholars Program in 2007 through the largest gift in Adams State history: $5.8 million worth of stock in E*TRADE, which he founded in 1983. Continue Reading…

ASU Music Dept. seeks patrons for SLV Cultural Commissions

The Adams State University Music Department is seeing patrons to support the commissioning of three original works that will celebrate the culture and soundscape of the San Luis Valley. Continue Reading…

ASU Foundation to honor Rich Gehlbach, Class of 1959

A long-time and enthusiastic supporter of his alma mater, Rich Gehlbach, Adams State Class of 1959, embodies the "pay it forward" philosophy. Continue Reading…

The Daniels Fund will receive the ASU Willis Fassett Jr. Corporate Award

“Bill Daniels left such an incredible legacy and gift to the four states. It is amazing how many lives he has touched.” Continue Reading…

SLV Federal Bank continues to support ASU students

"The university enriches our valley community in so many ways and we want to see it remain healthy and continue to grow." Continue Reading…

Warm recollections of high school and college inspires scholarship

“I enjoyed studying and the classes and the professors were awesome. My time spent at Adams State was some of the happiest and most challenging of my life.” Continue Reading…

Crain Scholarship supports future nurses at Adams State

"The extra financial support will help cover tuition, travel for clinical rotations, and books. Our program strives to develop excellent nurses, and the Crains' gift will lift some financial burden." Continue Reading…

Donations help ASU Music Dept. dance to a different drum

"We have been incredibly fortunate to have such a beautiful relationship with Valerie Naranjo. Not only is she a world-renowned percussionist, but a wonderful educator and mentor to my students." Continue Reading…

Adams State remembers fourth president, Dr. John Marvel

"Dr. Marvel fostered shared governance and campus dialog during a time of often turbulent social change in our country and on campus." Continue Reading…

Ribbon cut on Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center at Adams State

The center is dedicated to the study and preservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Rio Grande and its tributaries in Colorado. Continue Reading…

Evening with Our Stars event is April 29

This year performances include the ASU Chamber Ensemble and Lost & Found, Adams State’s improv comedy troupe. Continue Reading…

ASU Trustees reappoint President McClure for three more years

The Board of Trustees for Adams State University voted unanimously to renew President Beverlee J. McClure's contract for the next three years. Continue Reading…

ASU Grizzly Club receives anonymous donation

“Travel is a big issue with the expansion of the conference and these funds are greatly appreciated and solely needed.” Continue Reading…

Adams State announces creation of Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center

The center will house artifacts that reflect the rich history and archaeology of the Rio Grande in Colorado. Internships in the center will be available to students in many disciplines. Continue Reading…

El Pomar remains committed to supporting nursing students and professionals

Dr. Shawn Elliott, director of the Nursing Program, appreciates the support. “This scholarship is a vital resource.” Continue Reading…

Alumni and supporters welcome to Adams State University Day at the Capitol

"By sharing their experiences of Adams State, our alumni can help lawmakers understand the importance of Adams State University to Colorado and to our students." Continue Reading…

Adams State Well-Positioned to Improve Debt Rating

"Thanks to the energetic support of our Trustees, faculty, students and alumni, we're taking the steps needed to boost our debt rating in the coming months," said President Beverlee J. McClure. Continue Reading…

Hertners create scholarship for Adams State biology majors

“Anita and I are most fortunate to have the resources that will enable us to endow the scholarship,” John said. Continue Reading…

Adams State Foundation recognizes donors and students

"Donors like you are why I can call Adams State home. You support Adams State and, in turn, all of us." Continue Reading…

El Pomar will receive the ASU Willis Fassett Jr. Award

“I cannot express how grateful I am to receive this honor. It is outstanding people, as those in El Pomar Foundation, that help make student’s dreams and goals a reality.” Continue Reading…

2015 Spud Bowl Queen is Faleen Lobato

Each year, San Luis Valley schools are asked to nominate a senior as a candidate for Spud Bowl Queen. Continue Reading…

SLV Federal Bank continues to support ASU students

"The university enriches our valley community in so many ways and we want to see it remain healthy and continue to grow..." Continue Reading…

Adams State awarded scholarship funding for non-traditional students

The grant will provide $2,000 to 15 undergraduate students who meet the criteria. Continue Reading…

The deadline to apply for ASU scholarships is March 1

“Last year, the ASU Foundation provided $948,000 in support through private scholarships and the Grizzly Club.” Continue Reading…

DHE awards Adams State grant for Concurrent Enrollment Teaching Initiative

"Starting this June, a cohort of 15-20 social studies teachers will be enrolled in Adams State graduate courses leading to concurrent enrollment instructor eligibility." Continue Reading…

Billy Adams Award honors former Trustee Scoggin

As a trustee for Adams State University, Charles H. Scoggin, M.D., demonstrated a deep commitment to education that echoes the founding spirit of Billy Adams. Continue Reading…

Gemstone collection donated to Adam State Art Dept.

"These gifts have created a flurry of excitement and interest for the jewelry program and students. Students will benefit for years to come." Continue Reading…

El Pomar scholarships advance rural health care

The fund dedicates $45,000 annually to undergraduate students in Adams State's BSN program, while $66,000 is targeted to those pursuing advanced degrees. Continue Reading…

Former Trustee Charles H. Scoggin, M.D., to receive Billy Adams Award

As a trustee for Adams State University, Charles H. Scoggin, M.D., demonstrated a deep commitment to education that echoes the founding spirit of Billy Adams. Continue Reading…

Floyd and Cordelia Higel will receive the ASU Willis Fassett Jr. Award

“What Adams State gave me I try, in some measure, to give back to the institution in hopes other people will benefit as I did.” Continue Reading…