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Applause for Ag Day coordinators

October 6, 2011

The coordinators of the 2011 Ag Day Barbeque were recognized by CSU's Employee Appreciation Board. The employees, all from the College of Agricultural Sciences, were treated to a brunch with breakfast burritos, coffee, juice, as well as a raffle for prizes.

Ag Day coordinators pulled off a very successful event in 2011, which featured a fun atmosphere, live entertainment, and Colorado-produced barbeque and produce.Kudos to Ag Day coordinators!

Coordinators of Ag Day were honored for their work Sept. 29 by the CSU Employee Appreciation Board. Ag Day, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in September, hosts Colorado’s best outdoor tailgate barbeque to raise scholarship money for students. 

Ag Day feeds thousands

The Ag Day coordinators, all from the College of Agricultural Sciences, spend months planning the event that feeds thousands before the first home football game of the season. They include:

  • Ryan Abbott
  • Rick Brase
  • Ruben Flores
  • Jennifer Garwood
  • Sandy Hopper
  • Dennis Lamm
  • Kris McKay
  • Pam Schell
  • Craig Beyrouty
  • Jan Nayes
  • Barb Pullin
  • Coleman Cornelius

The CSU Employee Appreciation Board members Trina Burgermeister and Maggie Hirko hosted the event in the Plant Science Building with breakfast burritos, coffee, juice, and prizes.

Board recognizes hard work, promotes spirit

The CSU Employee Appreciation Board, originally formed in 1968, recognizes employees for their hard work and promotes community spirit among CSU faculty and staff through events such as breakfasts or luncheons. Also, the Board each month hosts a prize drawing for all faculty and staff who submit an entry form – including a coveted reserved parking space for a full month.

Monthly recognition of outstanding unit

The board meets monthly during the academic year to discuss and plan employee recognition events, as well as to help promote University events. One of the main objectives of the board is the monthly recognition of a group, entity, or college.


Contact: Nik Olsen
E-mail: nik.olsen@colostate.edu
Phone: 491-5507