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Homecoming Parade: Past, present, future

October 4, 2012

One of the prominent floats at the 2012 Homecoming Parade will feature members of the 'LSC Seven' who were central to the development of the original Lory Student Center building. These honorees will be joined by fifteen students who've been critical to the redesign of the LSC that is going on today.

The original 'LSC Seven.' On April 19, 1960, Colorado State broke ground on the new Lory Student Center. The 160,000 square foot facility was completed in 1962.

Friday, October 5
4:30-6 p.m.
Start - Oak and Howes
Continues to Oval/Campus

The "LSC 50th Anniversary Celebration' float has been designed to blend the past, present, and future in the ongoing story of the development of the LSC.

The float will feature students who've had a huge impact on the LSC, what it is today, and how it will look as it continues to serve Colorado State over the next fifty years.

'The LSC Seven'

Have you ever heard of the "LSC Seven," pictured on right in this 1960 photograph? They were Colorado State students who were central to the development of the current Lory Student Center.

The student leaders from 1960:

  • Jim Hindman, Collegian
  • Nancy Allen, Student Union Board
  • Nancy Williams, Silver Spruce
  • Lory Tyler, Associated Women Students
  • Nancy Mitchell, Panhellenic Council
  • Bill Neighbors, Interfraternity Council
  • Dennis Repp,  Associated Students (ASCSU)

A sampling of the 'LSC Seven'

Alexis Kanda-Olmstead, director of Lory Student Center Relations, contacted several of the original seven in her efforts to bring Student Center history to the forefront.

Lory Tyler Runyan was one of the first to graduate after the name change from Colorado A & M to Colorado State University. She was an active member of the Associated Women Students and an Amy Ca-dette.

Nancy Williams was editor of the Silver Spruce, the annual yearbook. She spent five years in the Army as an occupational therapist, but considers herself an anti-war protester.

Bill Neighbors was president of the student body and otherwise actively engaged at CSU. He has worked as a lawyer, District Court judge, and Supreme Court judge.

Neighbors met his wife Bonnie Ware through CSU's student government. She was also a student leader and served as "2nd Vice President of ASCSU." She planned the very first student event to take place in the LSC called "Honor Night." The event recognized outstanding students, faculty, and staff.

Nancy Davis was vice president of her sorority and ASCSU and on the staff of the Collegian. She was a science major and a member of the Bacteriology Club. Later she researched tuberculosis at a veteran's hospital in Denver and worked for a pathologist.

Jim Hindman, who worked as Collegian editor, met his wife on the CSU campus and they became one of the first couples to host a wedding reception in the LSC.  He was a dedicated Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet and during the Cuban Missile Crisis, was on standby to be part of a bombing mission to take out nuclear missile bases in Cuba.

'New Faces of the LSC'

The LSC float will also feature the "New Faces of the LSC"--15 current students chosen for their leadership and devotion to the Lory Student Center and CSU.

Parade specifics

The parade begins at the corner of Oak and Howes Street and travels south on Howes through the historic Oval and the heart of campus. The theme for the floats this year is, "Go for the Green and Gold!"

Learn more about the parade.

Contact: Emily McCormick
Phone: (970) 491-0828