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Dr. Joan King - LHL Honoree
Dr. Joan King
NeuroSciences Research/Master Business-Life Coach

(March 6, 1938- Deceased June,  2014)

 

Early in her life, Joan spent 11 years in a convent as a nun, then went on to receive her Ph.D. in neurosciences and psychology from Tufts where she became the department head of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.  As she embraced life with passion, she became a Master Coach, coach trainer/mentor, author, global speaker and visionary.  Her life purpose was mentoring others, especially women, to “Reach Beyond Success to Greatness.”   There is a Joan C. King-Tobet Memorial Scholarship for students in Biomedical Sciences or Engineering at CSU.   Joan lectured, mentored and gave workshops for many students, faculty, and staff at CSU.

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Martha Scott Trimble - LHL Honoree
Martha Trimble
Educator/Enterprising Business Woman

(Born in Fort Collins, Colorado on May 27, 1914-and died in 19 Apr 1994 Deceased)

 

A student who graduated in 1936 from Colorado A&M, Martha served CSU as an English Instructor during 1940-1943 and again from 1961 to 1965.  She was an Assistant Professor 1971-1977 and full English professor 1977-1979.  She was a member of the Resources Board from 1976-1979, president of Pi Kappa Phi from 1979-1980, and served on Mortar Board.  Martha received the 1983 CSU Outstanding Alumni Award.  She was a Trimble Court Co-Founder.

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Sister Mary Alice Murphy - LHL Honoree
Sister Mary Alice Murphy
Advocate for Poor & Homeless

Her humanitarian work touches all of Fort Collins; Working on behalf of the poor and homeless.  Sister Murphy directed Catholic Charities, started a food bank and a job bank at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, helped develop an apartment complex for the homeless, founded Hand Up Cooperative, now Homeless Gear, and the Sister Mary Alice Center for Hope.

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Temple Grandin - LHL Honoree
Dr. Temple Grandin
Animal Scientist/Autism Advocate

As a faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences at CSU, Temple is internationally recognized as a dedicated animal scientist & autism advocate.  Temple is a pioneer in improving the handling and welfare of farm animals. She is also an advocate for children with autism and mentors/supports CSU students.  She has a movie made about her life and has won numerous awards with her most recent award being inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Dr. Blanche Hughes - LHL Honoree
Dr. Blanche Hughes
Educator/Advocate for All Students
K-College/Advocate for Black students

A student at CSU for her Masters and Doctorate degrees, Blanche is in her 13th year as Vice President of Student Affairs.  She spent, 6 years as Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and 11 years as CSU Director of Black Student Services.  Blanche advises, mentors and teaches in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Program to help student and staff be successful.  Blanche has contributed enormously to a campus culture that values collegiality, candor and accountability.  She has also been involved as a volunteer with Poudre School District and has served on community, regional and national committees.

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Denny Moyer - LHL Honoree
Denny Moyer
Enterprising Business Woman/Advocate for Sight Impaired

As a single mom and sight impaired individual herself, Denny co-founded a nonprofit-Ensight Skills Center- the only nationally accredited center of its kind in Colorado.      As the CEO she directs programs which focus on providing people with vision loss the opportunity to enhance life skills, independence and self-confidence through training and the use of adaptive technology.  She is making a difference with her commitment, courage, resilience and service to others.

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Dr Diana Wall - LHL Honoree
Dr. Diana Wall
Scientist-Researcher Natural Resource Ecology

Founding Director of the CSU School of Global Environmental Sustainability and a professor in the Department of Biology, Diana is a Senior Research Scientist with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. Diana has 30 + years of research in Antarctica with a valley named after her. Her research explores how life in soil contributes to healthy, fertile and productive soils, as well as the consequences of human activities on soil globally. She has won numerous awards and currently serves as Science Chair for the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative.  She is a powerful voice in the global discussion on climate change.

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Guadalupe Salazar - LHL Honoree
Dr. Guadalupe Salazar
Education-College/Advocate for Latino Students

Lupe grew up in a family of migrant farm workers, pursued her GED and then her initial College education as a single mother at UNC.  She received her masters and doctoral degrees from CSU.  Lupe has been at CSU over 30 years and most of those as Director of CSU El Centro Program.  The mission of El Centro is to provide support for the Latinx community at CSU and Fort Collins. The Center does this by encouraging student engagement, academic success, cultural pride, empowerment, and volunteer/leadership opportunities leading to retention and success of Latino students.  She mentors students sharing her upbringing and her belief that anything is possible, but the journey is not always easy.  

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