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Distinguished Alumni Awards 2012

September 7, 2012

Each year, the Colorado State University Alumni Association honors distinguished alumni and friends for their service to their communities, their professions, and the University.

The following recipients will be honored at a banquet on Thurs., Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lory Student Center. Information can be found and tickets can be purchased at or (970) 491-6533.

William E. Morgan Alumni Achievement Award

Dennis Repp
B.S. ’60, Agricultural Business
Newport Beach, Calif.

Dennis Repp has a lifetime record of extraordinary achievements in business and philanthropy. He grew up on a farm in Eastern Colorado (Merino), spending his elementary years in a tiny school where he was one of the two children in his grade. From that inauspicious beginning he went on to successfully launch companies and to exhibit incredible generosity using the financial fruits of his success to make a significant difference in the lives of individuals worldwide.

Repp graduated from CSU in 1960 and thereafter completed two advanced degrees. At CSU he was very involved in campus activities and was tapped as a Pacemaker, an award recognizing students for their academic achievement and campus involvement. 

After serving in the Army, he joined Union Bank and progressed to be president of the bank’s venture capital operations. There, he provided seed capital to launch many successful ventures, including the Storage Technology Corporation in Boulder.

In 1972, he moved to Allstate Insurance to manage its venture capital operations. Under his direction, Allstate provided nearly 50 percent of all venture capital in the U.S. during the 1970s. Seed money was provided to 85 companies, including FedEx. Recently he has built his own companies, including the invention of multi-layer circuit boards, sorting devices for copy machines, identification of DNA mutant genes, and stem cell utilization. An enormous number of new desirable jobs have been created in the process.

The financial success of his ventures has allowed Repp to build Opportunity International, which now annually impacts more than one million of the poorest of the poor. He helped build and fund a charter school, which serves more than 3,000 disadvantaged students in Los Angeles. He also funded The New Start Repp Distinguished Veterans Fund at CSU that assists wounded veterans.

Charles A. Lory Public Service Award

Charles Grimwood, Ph.D.
B.S. ’69, Outdoor Recreation
Salina, Kan.

Charles (“Charlie”) Grimwood is vice president– regional development at Salina Regional Health Center, a medical center serving more than fourteen counties in Central and North Central Kansas. He holds a master of science and a doctorate in ecology from Kansas State University in addition to a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University. 

Dr. Grimwood led the development of a network of seventeen hospitals, helping to sustain access to healthcare across ten thousand square miles of rural Kansas. He also led the development of a busy regional trauma service and the only comprehensive behavioral health program between Topeka and Denver. Dr. Grimwood has served as a volunteer senior examiner for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, sponsor of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award under the aegis of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has been the board chair and led campaigns for United Way, and is a 28-year member of a county board of health, serving multiple terms as its chair. 

Dr. Grimwood is the founder of Grimwood Strategies, LLC, through which he has helped build a health network in rural New England, expand access to breast cancer screenings and care in the rural Midwest, and provided pro bono strategic planning and performance consulting for public schools, nonprofit foundations, and a network of scientists across the Rocky Mountain states who are collaborating to develop future leaders in global sustainability. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University and sits on the Board of Trustees at Kansas Wesleyan University. Dr. Grimwood is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

He and his wife, Pat, reside in Salina, Kan., and have a second home in Fort Collins, Colo. Their son, John, lives in Salina.

Jim and Nadine Henry Award

Shara A. Castle
B.S. ’87, Human Development and Family Studies
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Shara Castle’s first job after graduating from CSU was in the West Wing of the White House, serving as a confidential assistant during the Reagan Administration. She served on the White House staff from 1988 to 1993, serving both President Reagan and President George Bush. She continued on with President Bush where she wrote, designed, and directed the “White House Intern Program.” She also worked on President Bush’s “Points of Light” program, recognizing volunteer efforts around the nation.

Castle has conducted special projects for Colorado’s former First Lady, Frances Owens, designing and implementing “Colorado’s Easter Egg Roll” to promote literacy at the Governor’s Residence. She sat on Governor Owens’ Natural Area Planning Commission and served in the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Victims Assistance Unit. Twice, she served as the director of volunteers for the U.S. Senate campaign for Wayne Allard. She also served on the U.S. Senate staff for Senator Allard as the Area Representative for Douglas, Arapahoe, and Elbert Counties. She served on the Governor’s Commission for Volunteerism, the Tri-County Board of Health, and was active with Colorado’s Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 1996, Castle was selected to represent Colorado in the Olympic Torch Relay for the Atlanta games. In 1999, she was recognized by the Denver Business Journal for contributing to the community as one of Denver’s “40 under 40.”

Castle served seven years on the Colorado State University Alumni Association Board of Directors. In 2001, she conceived the idea for the Green and Gold Gala, which has become a fundraiser for the Metro Denver Scholarship, and co-chaired the event in 2003 and 2004. She became president of the Board in 2006 and co-envisioned the idea of the Old Main Circle, a distinguished group for former board members.

Castle lives with her husband, Sean (’88), and 12-year-old daughter, Maddie. She enjoys traveling the world and photography.

Albert C. Yates Student Leadership Award

Kelly Mason
B.A.’12, Languages, Literature and Cultures
B.S. ’12, Biological Science
Fort Collins, Colo.

Kelly Mason has a diverse background in community service through her college co-ed fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. Because of her hard work and excellence in service in the fraternity, she received the Distinguished Service Key from her chapter. While attending CSU, Mason completed more than 350 hours of community service with organizations such as Shared Journeys, Animal House, and Alternative Spring Break. These projects helped to enrich her college experience and she hopes to continue her involvement in the community now that she has graduated.

Mason is a CSU employee for Housing and Dining Services as an assistant conference coordinator for the Office of Conference Services and as an office assistant for the Academic Village Front Desk. She has coordinated groups such as the Colorado Honor Band and the Master Brewer’s Association of the Americas. She has also assisted with mega groups including Colorado Bike MS and the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference. Her dedication in these departments has given Mason a well-rounded view of the University, and she enjoys remaining involved with the campus.

Mason hopes to attend a graduate program to further her education in neuroscience.

GOLD – Graduate of the Last Decade Award

Matt Shoup
B.A. ’03, Languages, Literature and Cultures & Human Development and Family Studies
Loveland, Colo.

Matt Shoup founded M&E Painting with his last one hundred dollars, and he has turned his business into an award-winning brand, which is now a household name in Northern Colorado with close to $10,000,000 in company revenue, 4,000 customers, and 18 prestigious local, state, and national company and entrepreneurial awards.

One of Shoup’s proudest achievements is the creation of the M&E Painting Free Paint Makeover. The Free Paint Makeover board selects recipients based on the home with greatest need for fresh paint, and the financial and surrounding circumstances of the family that dwells there. The whole company gets involved in this act of love, donating time, paint supplies, and tools to create a beautiful new exterior for these homes. 

In 2009, Shoup founded his second company, Shoup Consulting, to inspire entrepreneurs around the world with his coaching, speaking, and writing. He released his first book, Become an Award-Winning Company: Seven Simple Steps to Unlock the Million Dollar Secret Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know, in December, 2011.  Shoup and Shoup Consulting are also affiliate business partners with SendOutCards, a rapidly growing, soon-to-be billion dollar company that is changing the way people send greeting cards and gifts.

In 2010, Shoup was named one of Colorado’s 30 Rising Stars by the Northern Colorado Business Report and one of the Top Five Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado by Colorado Biz Magazine.

Shoup is a third-degree blue belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu and created the Matthew P. Shoup Spain Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship for students at CSU with limited financial resources who wish to study abroad in Spain. He is married to Emily (’04) and they have two children.

Distinguished Faculty Award

Wayne Viney, Ph.D.
Emeritus Faculty, Department of Psychology
Fort Collins, Colo.

After graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1956 and a doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 1964, Wayne Viney joined the CSU faculty in 1966. He served as head of the psychology department from 1967 to 1973, and as associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences and director of the University Core Curriculum in biology from 1973 to 1976.

He has been the recipient of 23 teaching and/or service awards including the Alumni Association’s Best Teacher Award in 2001. In 2003, he was recognized as a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar. He was recently recognized with a lifetime achievement award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for the History of Psychology. His publications number more than 75, including a leading text in the history of psychology. There is now a Chinese translation of the book and a Korean translation is underway. The book is used in Asia, Europe, the United States, and Canada. Viney has served as president of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association and as president of the Society for the History of Psychology.

Viney retired in 2007, but was asked to return to the department in 2011 to teach the undergraduate course, History of Psychology. In the current semester, he is doing the things he loves most: teaching an undergraduate and a graduate course in the history of psychology, revising the fifth edition of his textbook, A History of Psychology: Ideas and Context, and writing a book on the history of the relations between science and religion.

His wife of 58 years was Wynona Rose Wentworth Viney (1934-2009). Their children, also CSU graduates, are Donald Wayne and Michael David. They also have grandchildren who have earned degrees from CSU.

Distinguished Alumni Employee Award

Kathy Thornhill
Ph.D. ’11, Education and Human Resources & Educational Leadership, Renewal and Change
Loveland, Colo.

Since 2000, Kathy Thornhill has been very involved in her role as an advisor and supervisor in the College of Business. In addition to leading a myriad of workshops and lectures through campus and student organizations, she also developed several programs aimed at increasing awareness and commitment to diversity and social justice issues.

While working full-time and earning her Ph.D., Thornhill taught in the President’s Leadership Program for two years; served as the chapter advisor of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, for six years; and served seven years on the Administrative Professional Council (APC) as treasurer, vice chair, and chair. While APC chair, she strengthened the role of shared governance on this campus. It is in large part because of Thornhill’s determination that APC is now included in the Faculty Council, meets regularly with the chair, and has a voting member on the Faculty Council’s Committee on Strategic and Financial Planning.

She has five publications and regularly presents at conferences. She has presented at CSU’s Diversity Conference and the Women’s Conference in addition to several presentations at national conferences on assessment (National Assessment Institute) and advising practices (National Academic Advising Association). Thornhill is a founding member of the Colorado e-Network branch of the American Association of University Women.

Thornhill centered her Ph.D. research on female university administrators. Her dissertation was entitled, Authenticity and Female Leaders: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Leadership Practices of Female University Administrators

Thornhill enjoys traveling, hiking, sporting events, reading, and playing with her dogs, Hannah and Jake.

Distinguished Athletic Award

Norman Jorgensen
B.S. ’77, Veterinary Science
D.V.M. ’80, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Loveland, Colo.

Ever since Norm Jorgensen graduated from CSU, he has found ways to show his commitment to his alma mater. After practicing as a veterinarian for six years in California and Colorado, he began working at Jorgensen Laboratories, Inc., a global provider of veterinary equipment – a business his father started in 1965.

Jorgensen has been an outstanding supporter of the athletics department. His first gift to the Ram boosters in 1983 marked the beginning of 30 straight years of support for Ram Athletics. He has served as a Ram Club board member for numerous terms in the 1990s and 2000s, providing keen insight into how to grow the athletic scholarship fundraising program as well as serving as a fundraiser himself. Jorgensen was one of the first to commit to the Ram Legacy Club, a five-year pledge to support a student-athlete scholarship, generously supporting two Legacy Club scholarships. Jorgensen also served on the athletic director’s cabinet, an exclusive group selected to provide guidance and assistance with the Campaign for Colorado State, the University’s first comprehensive campaign. As a cabinet member, Jorgensen helped identify and secure support for the athletic department’s top initiatives during the campaign including the Indoor Practice Facility and Academic and Training Center.

In addition to his strong support of Ram Athletics, Jorgensen has been a generous supporter of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences by supporting the building of the Animal Cancer Center and the college library, assisting with the rebuilding of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory, and supporting the Stephen J. Withrow Presidential Chair in Oncology Endowment.

Jorgensen is an active member of Loveland Sertoma service organization. He also founded the Jorgensen Family Charitable Foundation, which provides scholarships to local service organizations. He is married to Ann, and they have one daughter, Annelise, who recently graduated from CSU.

Distinguished Extension Award

Milan A. Rewerts
M.Ed. ’74, Education
Fort Collins, Colo.

In 2005, Milan Rewerts retired from a nearly 40-year career in Extension. He began his Extension career in Glenwood Springs. After serving in Grand Junction and Greeley, he moved to Fort Collins in 1980 as a district director, and in 1988, he became a personnel director and field representative. Rewerts served as director of CSU Cooperative Extension from 1995 to 2005.

Rewerts has served on several regional and national Extension-related committees, including chair of the National Personnel and Organizational Development Committee of the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy, and chair of the Western Regional Extension Directors. Rewerts has received numerous honors and recognition, which include the Colorado State University Oliver C. Pennock Distinguished Service Faculty Award, the F. A. Anderson Distinguished Service Faculty Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. He also received the Colorado State University Distinguished Administration Professional Award and the National Distinguished Service Ruby Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi, a national Extension honorary fraternity.

Completing a 29-year career in the U.S. Army Reserve, Rewerts retired at the rank of Colonel. A graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College, he has received two Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, and the Army Achievement Medal.

Rewerts served on the board of directors of the Colorado 4-H Foundation, Inc. and the steering committee of CSU’s Colorado Institute of Public Policy. He also served as CSU’s representative to the Colorado Rural Development Council and to the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Council. He is currently a member of the Eaton Country Club, the National Western Stock Show Association, and the Rotary Club of Fort Collins. 

Rewerts’ hobbies include golf, baseball, and family activities. He and his wife, Carol, have a son, Michael, and a daughter, Michelle, and two grandsons, Aaron and Isaiah.

Distinguished International Alumni Award

Hamad Al-Bazai
M.S. ’87, Economics
Ph.D. ’91, Economics
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Hamad bin Sulaiman Al-Bazai is the vice minister of finance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has a distinguished background in the Saudi government and in Saudi higher education. He was named vice minister (also referred to as deputy minister) of finance by royal decree on Sept. 12, 2009. Prior to that, he was the deputy minister of economic affairs for 10 years, chairman of the board of directors for the Saudi Economic Association from 1998 to 2000, and an educator at King Saud University in Riyadh from 1981 through 1999. Some of his positions at King Saud University included acting dean of the College of Economics and Business, the head of the Research and Human Resources Development Center, and head of the Department of Business in the College of Economics and Administration.

In his position as vice minister of finance, Al-Bazai represents Saudi Arabia in major forums, and he is actively involved with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He is a member on the board of the Gulf International Bank, the Education Holding Company, and the Southern Regional Cement Company. He was the “Representative of The Cooperation Council for The Arab State of the Gulf” in the Gulf Coordinating Council negotiations for a free trade agreement with MERCOSUR.

Al-Bazai is one of the most active members in the CSU alumni group in Riyadh.

College Honor Alumnus/Alumna Awards

College of Agricultural Sciences Honor Alumnus

Vaughn Cook
B.S. ’74, Animal Sciences
Fort Collins, Colo.

Vaughn Myron Cook was raised in Southeastern Colorado, where he grew up helping on the family farm and looking after their Thoroughbred racehorses.

He then went to work for B.W. Pickett at CSU’s Equine Reproduction Laboratory, eventually working on the lab’s landmark research projects in equine reproduction and embryo transfer. When Dr. Pickett and James L. Voss formed a stallion reproduction consulting service, Cook traveled with them across the country, handling top stallions from all breeds and managed the lab’s clinical embryo transfer services, bringing it into national merit.

In 1992, Cook left the ERL to join his wife, Jill (’90), in running Fossil Creek Equine Services and also established Royal Vista Equine, a breeding management company, which gained prominence on the national stage as a premier embryo transfer facility. 

In 2000, the Cooks founded another embryo transfer facility, Royal Vista Southwest, in Purcell, Oklahoma, which they have since sold, and a Quarter Horse racing breeding facility, Royal Vista Ranches, in Wayne, Oklahoma. Royal Vista Ranches’ stallion lineup has included such champions as Wave Carver and Ivory James. The Cooks have also raised and owned several Quarter Horse graded stakes-winning homebreds.

In addition to his successful business operations, Cook has been involved professionally in the horse industry at the state and national level. He is an American Quarter Horse Association national director for Colorado and has served on several national committees, including AQHA’s stud book and registration committee and the research committee. He is a Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association past president and a director with the Colorado Horseman’s Association.

Cook credits his success to hard work, a close association with CSU, and his wife. He is a proud father of his daughters, Brandi, Shannon, Bailey, and Jamie.

College of Applied Human Sciences Honor Alumna

Nancy Hartley
Ph.D. ’75, Vocational Education
Fort Collins, Colo.

Nancy Hartley has been working with disadvantaged students since she was in high school, when she took the subway to the south side of Chicago to tutor students in reading and math. This interest led to her undergraduate major in social work and graduate degrees in counseling, psychology, and education.

After completing her master’s degree, she went to work for Illinois Central College, where she was involved with one of the first dropout prevention programs in the country, bringing dropouts back into the educational system and training them for the workforce. This emphasis on school-to-work and welfare-to-work led to further graduate study and a career in which Hartley distinguished herself in the area of transition from school to work, as well as the study of special needs populations at the high school and adult levels.

Hartley has spent her past 20 years at CSU as a faculty member, director of the School of Education, and dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences. Under her leadership, the college significantly increased their research funding, expanded programs, and created new and enhanced facilities. Family, friends, and loyal alumni started a graduate study scholarship in her name, which funds special needs students in education.

Hartley has served on the board of the Colorado Women’s Foundation and is a founding member of Women Give, a subsidiary of United Way in Larimer County. In addition, Hartley served on the Poudre Valley Health System board of trustees and was board chair. She has also served on the Colorado Partnership for Educational Renewal, the National Network for Educational Renewal, the Board of Human Sciences, and is the past president of the National Association of Vocational Education Special Needs Personnel.

Hartley and her husband, Brian Cobb, have four children and seven grandchildren. Hartley spends time with her family and many close friends, serves on various boards and committees, travels frequently, and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities. 

College of Business Honor Alumnus

Albert Miller
B.S. ’69, Business Administration
Hinsdale, Ill.

Bert Miller’s professional efforts have been exclusively in the American manufacturing arena. Early in his career, Miller was instrumental in building a chemical plant in West Virginia. This start-up added 16 jobs to a rural area during a difficult recession in 1974. Since that time, Miller has continued to build jobs in America by opening plants in Iowa, Tennessee, and Indiana.      

Miller’s commitment to “Make it in America,” a manufacturing extension partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, goes beyond building and operating manufacturing plants. All of his company’s raw materials and equipment, including resins, molds, and presses are sourced in North America.

Miller is a former chairman of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and the former director of the National Association of Manufacturers. In 2007, he was recognized as the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Inner-city education is Miller’s number one avocation. He is the director of the Big Shoulders Fund, which is the largest scholarship source for Chicago’s 25,000 inner-city Catholic school students. He is proud of the program’s extraordinarily high school graduation rate of 96 percent.

Miller and his wife, Dee Dee, have been married for 37 years and have three children. Family business is more than a catch phrase for the Millers. Sons, Albert and Giles, the sixth generation, are actively involved in the management of the family company. Their daughter, Deirdre, is still debating her role in the family business. For now, Chicago winters are a tough sell to the California girl.

College of Engineering College Honor Alumnus

Jerson Kelman
Ph.D. ’76, Civil Engineering
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    

Jerson Kelman was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1948. He graduated as a civil engineer and obtained a master’s degree in hydraulics, both from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He obtained his Ph.D. in hydrology and water resources from Colorado State University in 1976.

Currently, Kelman is on leave from the Federal University to act as the President of Light, the Rio de Janeiro Power Company. He is also a member of the Brazilian Academy of Engineering, the Spanish Abengoa´s International Advisory Board, the Brazilian Sustainable Development Foundation, and the Scientific Committee for the Stockholm World Water Week.

Kelman was the first president of the Brazilian Water Agency and the second general-director of the Brazilian Regulatory Agency for the power sector. During the years of 2003 to 2005, he was a board member of three Brazilian government councils, respectively dealing with energy, environment, and water resources. During this period, he was also a member of the UNESCO Institute for Water Education in Delft, Netherlands.

He is the author of two books: Floods and Hydroelectric Power Plants and Challenges of the Regulator. Furthermore, he published hundreds of technical papers, chapters, and articles in specialized journals, books, and newspapers.

Kelman is the former director and president of the Brazilian Water Resources Association and a Fellow of two Brazilian merit organizations: The Order of Rio Branco and The Order of Scientific Merit. He is the 2010 "Engineer of the Year" by choice of the Society of Engineering graduates of Rio de Janeiro University. He was the first recipient of the King Hassan II Great World Water Prize, in 2003, by choice of the World Water Council.

Kelman and his wife, Celeste, have been married for 42 years. They have two children, Diana and Rafael, who lived their early years in Fort Collins. They also have five grandchildren.

College of Liberal Arts Honor Alumna

Pamela Rowe Smith
B.A. ’72, Modern Languages-French
Cordillera, Colo.

Pamela Smith has devoted the past 47 years to advocacy for women around the world. She has lived in 14 cities in six countries on three continents.  

In Vienna, Austria, Smith served on the board of The American Women’s Association, representing the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas. She worked with U.S. Ambassador Swanee Hunt’s office to organize a Women’s Leadership Conference for regional women’s club leaders, plus emerging women leaders from neighboring eastern European countries. In Geneva, Switzerland, she served on the board of the American International Women’s Association and on the parent faculty board at the International School of Geneva.

In Hong Kong, she co-founded The Women’s Foundation, a registered charity working toward economic self-reliance for women and girls in Hong Kong. She was a contributor to the benchmark study, The Status of Women and Girls in Hong Kong 2006, and is a co-author of the 2008 publication, Closing the Gender Gap in Hong Kong: Conversations with the Community.

She has served on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, and is a member of Beyond Our Borders, a donor-advised fund for international women’s empowerment projects. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Vail Symposium.

During the Vietnam War, Smith was one of five members of an all-female vocal group at Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at CSU. Sponsored by USO Shows, the group entertained troops on three separate tours in Asia.

She is a partner in No Harm Done Design, a small company which manufactures environmentally-conscious and animal-friendly interior design products. Smith resides in the Vail Valley of Colorado and on the Big Island of Hawaii. She and her husband, Richard, have two daughters, Brittany and Linsey.

College of Natural Sciences Honor Alumna

Carla Hawley-Bowland
B.S. ’74, Physical Science
El Paso, Texas

Major General Carla G. Hawley-Bowland retired Oct. 1, 2011 after 32 years of active federal service. She is the first female Medical Corps General in the history of the United States Army. She currently serves as an American Red Cross volunteer physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.  

Born in Casper, Wyo., Major General Hawley-Bowland received her doctor of medicine from Creighton University under the U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program. After a general surgery internship at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, she transferred to the Army, serving as a general medical officer. She then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was assigned to Darnall Army Community Hospital, Fort Hood, Texas.

Her most recent assignment was as commanding general, Northern Regional Medical Command/Walter Reed Army Medical Center from December 2007 to July 2011. She also served as chief of U.S. Army Medical Corps from August 2006 to July 2011.

Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and has served as the chairman of the Armed Forces District, ACOG. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Medical Association and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. She is a graduate of the Army War College, receiving a master’s degree in strategic studies.

She has served as consultant for Women’s Health Issues, Obstetrics and Gynecology and chief consultant to the Army Surgeon General. She was the Department of Defense representative on the Women’s Health Initiative Advisory Board and on the Joint Programmatic Review Panel for the Defense Women’s Health Research Program.

Major General Hawley-Bowland’s awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, The Surgeon General’s Physician Recognition Award, and The Surgeon General’s Award for Military Academic Excellence (the Lewis Aspey Mologne Award). Her civilian awards include the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award from the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Edward A. Zimmerman Award for Contributions to the Armed Forces District and the Army in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the John D. Chase Physician Executive Excellence Award from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Honor Alumnus

Peter Haynes
B.S ’67, Veterinary Science
D.V.M. ’69, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
M.S. ’74, Clinical Sciences
Baton Rouge, La.

Peter F. Haynes is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. Following an internship at the University of Minnesota, he began his academic career as an instructor of large animal surgery at CSU in 1970. Dr. Haynes’ research and clinical interests included general equine surgery with a focus on obstructive upper respiratory tract disease and orthopedic conditions in the athletic horse.

In 1974, Dr. Haynes began his position of assistant professor and veterinary clinician in the veterinary clinical sciences department at Louisiana State University. He became dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University in June 2007. During his time at LSU, Dr. Haynes served in a variety of roles in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Clinics and in school administration.

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Haynes has been actively engaged in organized veterinary medicine. He has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) since 1969 and served in the AVMA House of Delegates from 1991 to 2007. He served two terms on the AVMA’s House Advisory Committee where he developed and implemented the formal meeting of the AVMA’s House of Delegates at the Annual Leadership Conference. He has served in other capacities for the AVMA including the Scientific Program Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, and other committees. In 2008, he received the Association’s highest honor, the AVMA Award, in recognition of distinguished contributions to the advancement of veterinary medical organizations.

On a local level, Dr. Haynes co-developed and organized the Louisiana VMA’s Equine Committee, which has conducted a successful annual LVMA Equine Seminar for the last 30 years. In 1978 he was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Haynes is also a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and served as president of that organization in 1991. He was given Distinguished Lifetime Membership in the AAEP in 2001. He has been a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 1977 and has served on numerous committees within that organization.

Warner College of Natural Resource Honor Alumnus

Anthony F. Gasbarro
B.S. ’62, Outdoor Recreation/Forestry
Fairbanks, Alaska

Anthony Gasbarro is emeritus associate professor of Extension forestry at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. After graduating from CSU, Gasbarro served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic from 1962 to 1964. He then went on to work with the U.S. Forest Service in California and Alaska. Gasbarro continued his career as project operations officer with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy—responsible for six UNDP forestry projects in Latin America. After returning from Rome in 1973, he became an instructor of forestry and later an associate professor of Extension forestry at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he earned a master’s degree in 1979. He retired after 23 years of teaching and Extension work, and again, joined the Peace Corps as a forestry advisor in El Salvador from 1996 to 1998.

Currently, Gasbarro volunteers his time as the campus coordinator for the Peace Corps Master’s International Program and the Coverdell Fellows Program. From time to time, he teaches basic Spanish, environmental ethics, and a graduate course in international development at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is also a board member of Project Salvador, a nongovernmental organization that works on projects in El Salvador directed at education and empowerment for young women. Gasbarro spends ten weeks a year on development projects in El Salvador, including a scholarship program for poor, rural girls who wish to finish high school and attend college. He raises $85,000 a year to support this program.

Gasbarro has provided leadership to the American Tree Farm System and Project Learning Tree, both in Alaska. He is a member of the American Forestry Association, the National Arbor Day Foundation, and the Fairbanks Host Lions Club. He is a member of the International Society of Tropical Foresters and was elected a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters. He received the Lillian Carter Peace Corps Award, presented by President Jimmy Carter in 2003, and the John F. Kennedy Service to Peace Corps Award in 2006.

Contact: Beth Etter
Phone: (970) 491-3591