Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct 12-14, 2023

Hey Alexa: How does fast delivery work? Zac Rogers, supply chain professor, explains

Since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, same-day or next-day delivery — something that was previously considered a premium service — has become a normal and even expected way to shop. But what does our get-it-now method of online commerce mean for the supply chain, especially one that has been so precarious in the post-pandemic era?

As the holiday shopping season approaches, the College of Business' Zac Rogers spoke on CSU’s The Audit podcast about how this model of shipping became so ubiquitous, why brick-and-mortar stores will never go away and the surprising reason all those Amazon returns aren’t as bad as you might think.

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Making a Difference

Alumni create two scholarships to support business students

Through the two scholarships they’ve set up at the College of Business, Jack and Tonia Queen hope to support hardworking, ambitious business students — students much like themselves more than 50 years ago. Since launching their scholarships, the couple has helped 13 students achieve their dreams of higher education.

High school sweethearts who started family at CSU give back to first-gen students

Pat Brisnehan likes to say as you go through life, some of the finer people you meet went to Colorado State University. He and his wife Linda are helping to continue that tradition by opening doors for the next generation of Rams through a scholarship for first-generation students in the College of Business.

Alum aims to 'pay it forward' with new scholarship

As a first-generation college graduate and a woman who found early success in a male-dominated industry, Barbara Winter credits her career to the people who mentored and supported her along the way. By funding a new scholarship aimed at supporting first-generation students who demonstrate leadership skills, she hopes to “pay it forward."

A passionate College of Business alum tackles Name, Image and Likeness

Following a successful career in the tech industry, John Weber returned to Fort Collins in 2020 and is now spearheading the development of the Name, Image and Likeness program for Colorado State University Athletics designed to enhance the student-athlete experience through community engagement.

Join us in donating to Rams Against Hunger on Giving Tuesday

With 1 in 3 students at CSU facing food insecurity, $10 is the difference between surviving and thriving. When a nutritious meal isn’t guaranteed, learning can take a back burner.

This year on Giving Tuesday, Nov 28, donate to Rams Against Hunger's meal swipes program, which loads meal credits directly onto student RamCards that can be redeemed in any campus dining hall. The meal-swipe program is 100% donor-funded, and more than 800 students have already applied for swipes this semester alone.

Join us for this annual celebration of collective generosity, which brings Rams together to help meet students’ basic needs and allow them to thrive. A gift of $10 translates into one swipe on a student’s RamCard they can redeem for a nutritious meal at any of CSU’s all-you-can-eat dining centers. Your gift will break down barriers so students can focus on nailing their next exam, not finding their next meal.

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World-Class Programming

New global supply chain certificate launches

Organizations today are seeking professionals able to lead and develop sustainable, socially equitable and profitable supply chains – the journey goods take from raw materials to being fully packaged and sales-ready on shelves. Our new Graduate Certificate in Global Supply Chain will prepare you for higher levels of management with skills related to product flow, just-in-time delivery, ethics, risk management, innovation sustainability and more.

Put your great ideas to work and develop your entrepreneurial mindset

With a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, you'll explore how to create value in novel ways by employing more innovative and entrepreneurial thinking. This certificate is a valuable and effective way to bolster your personal and professional skills. It will help you stand out from the pack in a competitive field or think differently about a lingering business challenge in your organization.

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Institute for Entrepreneurship-affiliated accelerator wins $500K EPIC grant

An accelerator aligned with the Institute for Entrepreneurship that supports startups commercializing technology at the nexus of food, energy and water received a $500,000 grant from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transformation.

The Rockies/Plains Food, Energy and Water Accelerator will use the Energy Program for Innovations Clusters (EPIC) grant to continue its mission of helping CSU-affiliated startups innovate in climate, energy and food sectors. The accelerator is powered by CSU STRATA and the Spur Innovation Network and connects startups with the expertise of about 40 CSU subject-matter experts on topics that range from carbon sequestration to wastewater treatment.

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