The Colorado State University College of Health and Human Sciences will confer undergraduate degrees at a commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m., in Moby Arena.
To watch the webcast of the live ceremony, see commencement.colostate.edu. Student and guest information is available online here. Visit the College’s Flickr, Facebook, and Instagram pages for ceremony photos and follow us to keep in touch! The webcast will also be archived and posted for viewing a few days after the ceremony here.
A Clear Bag Policy will be in effect for all ceremonies at Moby Arena. For more information, view the policy here.
CHHS graduate students will be recognized in a separate ceremony – more information is on the Graduate School website.
Please note that tickets are required for all guests for this year’s ceremony.
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Health and Human Sciences Ceremony
Kim Jordan, co-founder of New Belgium Brewing, Inc., and secretary of the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System will confer the degrees and give the Charge to the Class. Health and exercise science student and Outstanding Senior Addison Huck will give the student presentation. Jeff McCubbin, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, will welcome guests and present the degree candidates. Don Mykles, director of the University Honors Program, will recognize the Honors Program graduates. CPT Brandon Schwartz, assistant professor of Military Science, U.S. Army ROTC, and Capt Brittany Rhanes, assistant professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC, will announce the newly commissioned officers. Erin Heberlein, (’08) will welcome the new graduates to the Alumni Association. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Audrey Shillington will emcee at the ceremony.
Kim Jordan– Charge to the Class
Kim Jordan, co-founder, chair of the board, and former CEO of New Belgium Brewing, has developed expertise at the intersection of business, the environment, and community to create one of the most respected craft breweries and innovative businesses in America. Her lifelong commitment to developing healthy communities has informed New Belgium’s culture through progressive policies like employee ownership, open-book management, and philanthropic giving. Now as the Executive Chair, she serves as a link between New Belgium’s management group and its Board of Directors. Jordan and her two sons launched the New Belgium Family Foundation in 2013 to express their commitment to social and environmental impact through philanthropy. Jordan also serves as the secretary of the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System.
Addison Huck – Student Presentation
Addison Huck was born and raised in North Dakota. As a child, he knew he wanted be a United States Marine. After four years in the Marine Corps, he moved back home and worked in the Bakken oil boom to save money for college. Huck attended North Dakota State University for a year and a half before transferring to CSU and majoring in health and exercise science. His desire to become a physical therapist was crystalized during his time at CSU because of the close, personal attention he received. With the knowledge and tools learned at CSU, Huck plans to pursue graduate school and earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Huck is the recipient of the College of Health and Human Sciences Outstanding Senior Award.
Erin Heberlein (’08) – Welcome to the Alumni Association
Erin Heberlein was an honor student and athlete from Parker, Colorado, when she came to CSU to double major in business administration and health and exercise science. Heberlein completed her undergraduate internship at the Wellness Center at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and was hired as a wellness specialist. She has worked for Penrose-St. Francis for 10 years and is currently the manager of the Wellness Center. At the age of 26, she was diagnosed with Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis, a debilitating autoimmune disease that attacks the brain. Within a matter of weeks, Heberlein was nearing death. It took six months, but with the proper medical intervention and rehab, she re-learned how to read, write, speak, and live independently.
Congratulations to all of the Spring 2018 graduates of the College of Health and Human Sciences!