Great Stories at Adams State

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ASU students receive real-life opportunity

“It all started with sitting in the actual NCAA meeting, which was pretty awesome to observe,” Bilderbeck said. Continue Reading…

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Art alumnus Tilahun explores human experience in American University exhibit

Vital Signs explores universal human experience through the manifold meaning we associate with the human body, its parts, its sustenance, and its loftiest ambitions. Continue Reading…

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Adams State alumnus receives Milken Educator Award

“It is all very humbling. I really feel like I have accepted this award on behalf of all the amazing teachers around the country that pour their heart into educating our children.” Continue Reading…

Bridging worlds through music

Communicating through music, artists connect across continents. Dr. Tracy Doyle and Dr. James Doyle traveled to Japan to collaborate, perform, and share their love of music and art. Continue Reading…

Remembering the words, breaking down the walls

Of Words and Walls: The Anne Frank Theatre Project was the latest in a series of projects centered around a theatre performance. Continue Reading…

Gettin' Saxy with Darren Rahn '94

A jazz artist, producer, and mixing engineer, Rahn has over 25 number one radio singles and multiple Grammy nominations. He returned to his alma mater and took the stage with students. Continue Reading…

You are what you eat

The Adams State and local communities recently joined forces to address the issue of campus hunger. Continue Reading…

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Students create interactive robotic display in Porter Hall

“I learned how to apply technologies and how they can intermingle with each other,” Copley said. Continue Reading…

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Math teacher Dale Adamson solves student engagement equation, earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Adamson is the X-factor in rising student achievement numbers that find all of his students passing their year-end algebra test, scoring 41 percent above the state average. Continue Reading…

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North Carolina teacher pursues Adams State master's degree through distance learning

“My goal is to be the most amazing science teacher my students will ever have,” she says from her home in North Carolina. Continue Reading…

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Packed and ready for next great story

"The accounting program is one of best in state. I received a great education.” Continue Reading…

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Adams State Theatre presents The Last Flapper

“Zelda really was her own person and truly did not care what other people thought of her. I love her confidence so much. She was feminist before that word was a common term.” Continue Reading…

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Coffee and integrity inspire gift to Adams State

It all began when, in a linear algebra class, Dr. Stephen Aldrich repeated the quote “Mathematicians are devices for turning coffee into theorems.” Continue Reading…

United States Magistrate Judge named ASU Outstanding Alumna

“I am so very humbled and honored to be invited to join the group of recognized distinguished Adams State alumni,” Holmes said. Continue Reading…

Adams State alumna acts locally with fresh restaurant concept

It features food sourced from within a 200-mile radius of Alamosa in southern Colorado's San Luis Valley, an agricultural region known for potato production. Continue Reading…

Olivas considers museum internship a wonderful journey

“This internship has been a blessed experience for me,” Olivas said. Continue Reading…

The story continues to be great for Stelter

“The foundation I got from Adams proved not only to be adequate but excellent..." Continue Reading…

Darren Rogers '92 joins elite group of Everest mountaineers

At 5:20 a.m., May 25, 2016, he became one of only 4,000 people to have reached the top of Mt. Everest. Each climbing season, between 900 and 1,200 people pass through Base Camp with high hopes. Continue Reading…

Adams State Phi Beta Lambda students travel to Texas

“It is always thrilling being in a room full of two-thousand students from all over our country, we all unite,” said Coleman, a junior business finance major. Continue Reading…

Kelley carries Grizzly pride and “grit” to law school

“I was blessed enough to have the highest cumulative score of all applicants, which is totally a product of my Adams State experience,” Kelley added. Continue Reading…

Adams State graduate finds passion in teaching

“As a teacher, you plant seeds of knowledge and with these seeds you create our future leaders, architects, scientists, lawyers, doctors, etcetera." Continue Reading…

Learn scaled rocks, ice and academics on road to graduation

If he had to sum up the adventure program Learn would say, “it is rad,” noting how the different parts of ASAP round out the experience. Continue Reading…

Jauregui develops mad skills in ASAP

“I feel like it has improved my educational skills as well as some of my leadership skills as well as just making me a better person overall.” Continue Reading…

ASAP was there for Heltenberg when she needed it most

“Now, I am closer to these people than I ever have been with anyone else.” Continue Reading…

Adams State biology program prepares Mullins for success

“I was able to handle and collar new born fawns.” Continue Reading…

Biology students spend the summer in career-related internships

“In the field of wildlife biology experience is a very important aspect when seeking a career.” Continue Reading…

CASA closes HSI Week with a bang

Her speech was followed by Bertha Garcia, the same amazing woman that stood at the mouth of the horno to deliver the hand-kneaded dough into the clay oven to bake. Continue Reading…

Moran appreciates all lessons learned with ASAP

“...working for ASAP, you’re working towards an adventure leadership role, so you’re kind of taking that role of a leader..." Continue Reading…

The student becomes the teacher who continues to inspire

“My favorite part of teaching is sharing what I love with future artists and investing in the future I want to have with them,” Garcia said. Continue Reading…

ASU student Salas takes first place in the Hispanic College Quiz Show

“I have a greater sense of pride for my heritage after this contest,” Salas said. Continue Reading…

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