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Colorado State University Ranked Among the Best Universities in the Nation According to U.S. News and World Report
Colorado State University was ranked among the top national universities by U.S. News and World Report's 2006 " America's Best Colleges" edition.
Colorado 4-H Director Wins National Humane Award for Animal Welfare, Ethics Programs for Kids
Jeff Goodwin, Director of Colorado 4-H, has been awarded the Humane Award by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The award recognizes humane efforts on behalf of animals and exceptional compassion for the welfare of animals by a non-veterinarian or non-veterinary association.
Goodwin received the award because of his pioneering work to foster ethics-based decision making skills for youth participating in 4-H livestock programs. Called one of the most progressive Cooperative Extension professionals in the country by the AVMA, Goodwin has focused his career on educating youth about the principles of animal welfare and good animal husbandry.
"Jeff has facilitated discussion and education about livestock show ethics across the nation. His work embodies the overarching goal of the 4-H program - to teach the young people of our nation to become adults with good character who contribute to society in an honest and productive way," said Marc Johnson, Vice Provost of Agriculture and Outreach at Colorado State University.
Goodwin's work on ethics and animal welfare have included numerous educational videos shown around the nation to 4-H'ers who raise animals and show them at county and state fairs. The videos, produced by Goodwin, address animal welfare, philosophy of animal use in our society, and livestock show ethics. The videos are used in every state and several provinces in Canada to educate youth about ethical issues within agriculture and help them make ethical decisions based on animal and social welfare. Across the nation, 4-H has an enrollment of more than seven million youth.
Private Giving to CSU Increases 28 Percent in 2004-05
Private support of Colorado State University reached $58.6 million for the 2004-2005 fiscal year - a 28 percent increase over the previous year and the second highest total in the school's history. Privately raised support - measured in gifts and pledges - totaled $45.8 million in fiscal year 2003-2004.
"This is a great achievement that has been accomplished by our donors through the hard work of the development staff, our deans, faculty and many others across campus and in the community," said Don Fry, Vice President for University Development and Advancement at Colorado State. "It is a good start in the continuous effort of significantly engaging alumni and other donors in support of this great university."
Only 2002-2003 witnessed a larger fundraising total - $61.9 million - due to the record-breaking $20.1 million gift from the Bohemian Foundation. That gift involved a $4.9 million commitment to the University Center for the Arts and a $15.2 million commitment for the renovation of Hughes Stadium.
Private gifts and pledges were received from more than 26,000 donors in fiscal year 2005. Some notable gifts and pledges: