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Homecoming Parade leads with grand Ram family

Updated October 14, 2010

John Stulp, grand marshal of the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 15, has deep roots in agriculture in Colorado - and a long line of family members who are CSU alumni.

Current Colo. commissioner of agriculture

John Stulp ('72, D.V.M.), grand marshal of the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 15, with his wife Jane ('69, art education).

Stulp, Colorado’s commissioner of agriculture, is a Prowers County rancher, former member and president of the Board of Governors of the CSU System, and a 1972 CSU graduate in veterinary medicine. With his wife, Jane (’69, art education), Stulp heads a family of four sons and a daughter.

From oldest to youngest, the Stulp children are:

  • John Stulp III (Lyndsey) mechanical engineering graduate employed at Woodward Governor
  • Janea Stulp Bhalla (Sunit), engineering manager with PELCO
  • Jason Stulp and his wife, Megan, both CSU mechanical engineer alumni who work for Alliant Techsystems ATK
  • Jeremy Stulp (Christi), mechanical engineering graduate who manages the family farming operation
  • Jensen Stulp, D.V.M. graduate, and his wife, Meghan, an alumna of exercise science and health promotion, who run a veterinary practice in Lamar, close to the family farm

The parade float of Grand Marshal John Stulp will include many family members and other Ram friends and supporters – a traveling family reunion of sorts.

Great CSU family

“The Stulps are a great CSU family, and John Stulp’s service to the University and our state has been  extraordinary. I can’t imagine a better choice for a Homecoming Parade grand marshal,” says CSU President Tony Frank.

“It was quite a surprise to be selected grand marshal,” Stulp says. “It will be a lot of fun. CSU has been a very special part of our family’s history, so we’re excited and very honored to be asked to participate in the parade.”

Originally published in Colorado State Magazine, Fall 2010.