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Parkview Medical Center, President's Medallion for Distinguished Service to Education

Parkview Medical Center will receive the President’s Medallion for Distinguished Service to Education to reflect the continued support of education throughout the Pueblo and southeastern Colorado communities. Parkview Medical Center has provided pivotal support to CSU-Pueblo’s Nursing program, but also has spearheaded education endeavors throughout our region. To CSU-Pueblo alone, Parkview Medical Center and Parkview Foundation have given millions to advance the medical profession, support athletic programming and student scholarships.

Joe Folda, President's Medallion for Distinguished Service to the University

Joe Folda will receive the President’s Medallion for Distinguished Service to the University to honor his 30 years of service to the Athletics Department as a coach and director of athletics.  As Athletic Director since 2005, he led a significant athletic expansion, both in terms of sports, athletic facilities, and the number of student-athletes. He also oversaw the growth of the athletic department from 11 programs in 2005-06 to 22 in 2014-15 and helped establish the CSU-Pueblo Athletics Hall of Fame.  In his 18 years as men’s basketball coach, he distinguished himself as one of the top tacticians and teachers in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as well as the all-time winningest men's basketball coach in school history, sporting a 305-205 (.598) record from 1987-2005.

Roni C. Rivera-Ashford, President's Medallion for Distinguished Alumni Achievement

Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford (A74) will receive the President's Medallion for Distinguished Alumni Achievement. Ms. Rivera-Ashford is an award-winning international bi-lingual author who recently penned a book based on the Pixar movie, Coco. A Tucson, Arizona resident, Roni earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages in 1974 at then Southern Colorado State College. Born to a pioneering Jewish family, she grew up in Nogales, Arizona, on the U.S.-Mexico border. Roni's great-grandparents came to the U.S. as immigrants from across the ocean: France, Poland, Romania and Russia. Her stories come from her childhood days growing up in the Sonoran Desert, in a bilingual, multicultural world where she still lives and writes.


Sep 27

12:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The 3rd annual Love CSU-Pueblo Give Day is coming Thursday, September 27th! The CSU-Pueblo Foundation is asking any CSU-Pueblo academic department, organization, or club to participate in the Give Day and create a...

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