School of Education outstanding graduate has loved CSU since before she could walk

Morgan Wills at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Morgan Wills, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences from the School of Education at Colorado State University, has been recognized as an outstanding graduate for her dedication to education and perseverance. 

Wills is from Lakewood, Colorado, and has always been connected to CSU. 

“I was in love with CSU before I could walk. My dad played football and ran track at CSU in the late ’80s, so I have been supporting the Rams since I was little,” said Wills.  

Her dedication to CSU has derived from this connection but was also supported by her innate love of Fort Collins and the CSU campus.  

“What brought me to CSU was the fact that it was close to home, there was so much to do in Fort Collins, and I could enjoy the nature that surrounds the campus,” said Wills.  

Help from others during hardship

For those graduating during this time, the COVID-19 pandemic has created common challenges to education. Wills is no exception. 

Morgan Wills at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morgan Wills at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

“The greatest obstacle that I had to overcome before graduation was COVID-19. I had to move out of my dorm my freshman year and I remember being so sad,” said Wills. “This was an incredibly hard adjustment moving online because I felt as though I learned a lot better in person. What helped me get through all of this was my adviser and professors.” 

Wills was very appreciative of those around her at CSU who helped her to succeed. 

“My adviser, Dawn Mallette, has helped me to get through college,” said Wills. “She was someone who I could talk to every day. She helped me to be successful in my major, especially when I had a hard time being confident in what I wanted to do.” 

Future goals

Following graduation, Wills looks to take what she has learned at CSU and turn it into something more. 

I would like to become a certified integrative health practitioner. My dream is to open my own practice where I focus on detoxing our bodies, rebalancing our hormones, and using the ingredients that nature gives us to help heal our bodies,” said Wills.  

With these goals in place, Wills looks back with admiration toward CSU and those at the University. 

“CSU has an incredible following and it’s fun to see the support they have for the school and its students,” said Wills. “The courses at CSU will help me greatly to achieve this dream and I owe so much to this school.” 

Family and Consumer Sciences is an undergraduate degree program offered by the School of Education, part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.