Rams Remember Rams honors those who passed this academic year

Julia Rentsch

Under dark skies promising rain, a crowd of over one hundred students, faculty, staff and supporters gathered April 25 on the steps of the Administration Building to honor members of the Colorado State University community who have passed away during this academic year. 

The event, titled Rams Remember Rams, honored 86 CSU students, staff, faculty and retired employees who have passed away during this academic year. Their names are listed below: 

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Catie Abeyta
Linda Ahuna-Hamill
Robert Allerheiligen 
Yegor Andrianov
Alan Ashbaugh 
Charles “Chuck” Baker
David Balhiser
Larry Becker
Patricia Beebe
Jodie Beth Bell
Barbara Berg
Eugene Berwanger 
Conor Bouveron 
Natalya Bowen
James Brinks
Greg Bullard
Harry Campbell
Ariel Cartin
Cody Childerston 
Robert Christie
Wayne Clegern
Carol Clerkin
Margie Clyma
Katharine Compton 
Charles Dickie
Leslie DiVerdi
Don Dobler
Jerry Eckert
Bob Everitt
Marshall Fixman
Rowan Franson
Paul Gilbert
Barbara Goff
Harold Golus
William Gray
David G Hall
Kelly Suzanne Harper
Eugene and Marion Heikes 
Anna Helms 
Nadine Henry
Charles Hibler
Grace Hittle
Ralph Hunter
Keith Ickes 
Gay Israel
Clara Kahler
Jennifer Fish Kashay
Karen Kitchener
Donald Klein
Branka Ladanyi 
Tammy Lewis
Francis Lipp
William Lujan 
Betty Anne Martell
James Masken
Michael “Mike” McCormick
Christopher McVay 
Albert Meier and Sandy Jackson Meier
Joyce Mestas
Matthew Moeller 
John Mulnix
Lt. Col. John W. Mosley
Donna Newton
Alexandra Oborsh 
Pam Occhiuto 
Jesse Storm Ortega 
James Quick
Robin Reich 
Ed Ruotsinoja 
Shirley Salisbury
Warren Santistevan
Jacob Schwebach 
Nicholas Alexander Scotti 
Stanley Slater
George Splittgerber
Dr. Marvin and Bonnie Stone
Thomas Utts 
Patricia VanDeventer 
Jim Wagner
Second Lieutenant Benjamin Walder 
William Wailes, Jr
Jozenn Walters 
Joseph L Weitz
Ron Williams
Eugene Wise 
JieFu Zhang 
Members of our Armed Forces

This is the second annual campus remembrance event, which takes place during each spring semester. 

“Every year, CSU loses treasured members of its community. We believe there is a need to come together to remember them, honor them, and acknowledge what they meant to this institution and to their friends and colleagues within the campus community,” CSU public relations officer Dell Rae Ciaravola wrote.

Many students in attendance were members of Fraternity and Sorority Life, coming to provide support and condolences to members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, who recently lost a sister, sophomore biological science major Catie Abeyta.

“I’m a member of the FSL community and though I didn’t know her, when one of your own leaves this community, it really affects us all,” said Rachel, who preferred to give only her first name. “She contributed a lot to her philanthropy and her chapter as well as this school. Kappa Kappa Gamma, we as a community are here for you and here to support you … FSL and CSU will be here for you.” 

Anne Hudgens, executive director of the CSU Health Network, said she came to the ceremony to remember two former colleagues who passed.

“It’s a nice thing for CSU to do,” she said. 

Collegian Reporter Julia Rentsch can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter at @julia_rentsch.