College of Health and Human Sciences Dimensions Newsletter

Spring 2023

The College of Health and Human Sciences newsletter publishes in Fall, Winter, and Spring


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2023 Alumni Award Winners

The College of Health and Human Sciences presented 2023 Alumni Awards to four graduates who have distinguished themselves and brought honor to Colorado State University through their career achievements, community service, and volunteer efforts.

Congratulations to this year’s CHHS Alumni Award winners, Brian Stein (’00), Lindsey Weiler (’10, ’13), Dustin Lee (’16, ’19) and Amy Powell (’06, ’21)!

Read about their accomplishments

Nominate someone for a 2024 award

From the Dean - Lise Youngblade

Lise YoungbladeWelcome to spring! After a long winter, the Oval is filling with green grass and students soaking up the Colorado sunshine while they prepare for finals. Spring always evokes feelings of new potential, celebration, and growth.

Indeed, this is a time of celebration, and awards are blooming like the flowers in the Occupational Therapy Garden. This issue of Dimensions is teeming with accolades for our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and retirees, and I am so proud to applaud so many colleagues and friends with you. From research to practice, learning to legacies, the College of Health and Human Sciences is abuzz with progress and hope.

Our campus is excited to welcome our newest president, Amy Parsons, who has begun her tenure in the Administration Building as Colorado State University’s 16th president. Her experiences as a student, alumna, administrator, faculty member, donor, and parent inform her purposeful approach to leading our institution into the future.

Speaking of the future, our College leadership has put the finishing touches on our Strategic Plan, which articulates our bold ambitions and will guide our work through 2027. Learn about how we plan to build, promote, include, and grow, with your support, on campus and beyond. I look forward to sharing our progress and engaging you in our success.

As always, I hope you will reach out anytime, as your engagement and input shapes our shared future! Go Rams!

Faculty, Staff, and Retirees

Legacies Project Honorees

The College of Health and Human Sciences Legacies Project honors our former faculty and staff members and their roles in building the College. We are proud to celebrate two new honorees, Jeff McCubbin and Mary Harris. Read about each of them, watch videos, and make a gift in their honor.

Jeff McCubbin

Jeff McCubbin

As dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences from 2011 to 2019, Jeff McCubbin spearheaded new initiatives to expand the College and elevate its reputation at CSU and beyond, creating a lasting impact.

Mary Harris

Mary Harris

During her 35-year career in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Mary Harris served as a professor and director of the undergraduate program, a leading researcher, and a friend to many.

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Barry Braun, head of health and exercise science, recognized with American Kinesiology Association distinguished leadership award

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College of Health and Human Sciences faculty and staff earned campus-wide accolades with Celebrate! Colorado State Awards

Jeff Biegert

Jeff Biegert, New Belgium Brewing Sponsored CSU Fermentation Science and Technology Instructor and Brewmaster, named Best Teacher


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The College of Health and Human Sciences hosted its fourth annual Research Day at Lory Student Center on March 6. The day included a poster show, Lightning Talks by faculty and Dean’s Fellows, and awards.

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The next step: Fling’s MS gait research making strides beyond lab to aid walking via wearable technology

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Weir’s research on the benefits of edible insect consumption featured in prestigious journal Nature Food

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Season four of Health and Human Science Matters research podcast delivers intriguing interviews


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CSU College of Health and Human Sciences 2022-23 Dean’s Fellows recognized for their research excellence

Meet Elliot Graham, Heidi Tseng, and Mohammad Teymouri

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Education fellowship recipient works to expand understanding of disability ‘apparentness’

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Department of Construction Management students take top honors in annual competitions

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Wide Open: Product development seniors showcase inclusive cotton garment designs in capstone projects

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Social work capstone project a tribute to Fort Collins officers who worked 2017 murder/suicide case

Outreach and Engagement

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Team launches grant-funded program to support workforce development for people with disabilities

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An Afternoon at Alder Hall: Community invited to open house with four CHHS research/outreach centers, food trucks

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Campus Connections youth mentoring program grows in funding, expands academic and community impact

Alumni and Giving

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Ray Jackson (’99) uses social work skills daily as VP of player development for Denver Broncos

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College of Health and Human Sciences celebrates two inductees into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

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Apparel design and empowerment live on through alumna’s memorial legacy

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Join your Ramily members and make a gift on CSU Day of Giving – May 4

Stay Connected

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Engage with stories and network with your College on LinkedIn

Find your classmates and mentors, track the latest research, connect with future employers, and more on LinkedIn with the College of Health and Human Sciences!

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