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CSU-Pueblo announces memorial service, scholarship for beloved biology professor

Release Date: June 14, 2017

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


CSU-Pueblo announces memorial service, scholarship for beloved biology professor

PUEBLOColorado State University-Pueblo has announced details for memorial services and scholarship established for Biology Professor Dr. Dan Caprioglio, who died in a bicycle accident June 9 on Colorado Highway 47. 

A campus memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 in Hoag Recital Hall to be followed by a reception in Hoag Hall Foyer. A second service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 6 at Christ the King Parish, 1708 Horseshoe Drive.  

His wife, Helen, assistant provost for assessment, has established a scholarship for undergraduate research in Dan’s honor with the CSU-Pueblo Foundation to carry on Dan's legacy and benefit undergraduate research for CSU-Pueblo students. The Caprioglios joined the CSU-Pueblo family in 1993. Dr. Caprioglio was named the 1998 outstanding faculty member in the College of Sciences and Math, the 2011 PHEF College Educational of the Year and the 2016 recipient of the award for Faculty Excellence in Advising/Mentoring. In addition to serving as a professor, he was an assistant coach for track and cross country programs and the Faculty Athletic Representative, a position that allowed him to use his advising and mentoring expertise to ensure the success of our student-athletes both on and off the field and in and out of the classroom. He also mentored students in undergraduate research, accompanying Tri-Beta students to winning presentations at their regional conferences. He was graduate coordinator for the Master of Science in Biology as well as a member of the Graduate Program Natural Sciences Graduate Program advisory board with oversight of the master’s programs in biology, chemistry, and biochemistry.  

Checks for the scholarship may be made payable to the CSU-Pueblo Foundation and mailed to: 

CSU-Pueblo Foundation
Dan Caprioglio Undergraduate Research Scholarship 
2200 Bonforte Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81001

The following link may be used for online donations to the scholarship:

Those interested in contributing also may call the Foundation at 719-549-2380 or drop off their donations at 329 Administration on the CSU-Pueblo campus.

Additional memorials have been established with the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and the Ronald McDonald House.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is committed to excellence, setting the standard for regional comprehensive universities in teaching, research, and service by providing leadership and access for its region, while maintaining its commitment to diversity.


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