Published: June 1, 2014

Marolt Headlines Golden Anniversary 

In 1990 Bill Marolt (Bus’67) made a bold decision that proved historic: Then CU’s athletic director, he extended the contract of Buffs football head coach Bill McCartney. The team won its only national championship the next year.

The moment was one of hundreds that defined an illustrious career. Marolt — a member of the 1964 Olympic U.S. Ski Team with Billy Kidd (Econ’69) and Jimmy Heuga (PolSci’73) — also served as an Olympic ski coach and as president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

This year, he’ll be the keynote speaker at the annual Golden Anniversary Club Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 27, at Folsom Field’s Touchdown Club. He and the rest of the Class of 1967 will be honored at the event, led by emcee Wayne Hutchens (Mktg’67), former president and CEO of the CU Foundation. All alumni from 1967 and earlier are welcome. The breakfast takes place during Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 26-29.

Register for the Golden Anniversary Club breakfast at or call Hailee Koehler at 303-492-5593.

Alumni Association Tidbits 


  • CU Boulder now has its own wine — one red, one white. About a decade ago, San Francisco native Jody Harris (Econ'99) and his sister, Gingy Harris Gable, founded Caspar Estate on a 25-acre property in the Napa Valley foothills. In partnership with the CU Boulder Alumni Association, they’re offering limited quantities of their 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon as part of the new Forever Buffs Alumni Wine Collection. Visit to order your bottles.


  • Get the scoop this Homecoming on some of CU’s most compelling research in a series of mini-lectures. Douglas Duncan, director of Fiske Planetarium; Kathryn Hardin, a brain injury expert; Jim White, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research; and Travis Rupp, instructor of classics, art history and anthropology — and also a brewer at Avery Brewing — will give 10-minute BuffTalks on Oct. 27 in Old Main.


  • In April Buffs across the U.S. met for a meal during the third-annual (and biggest yet) Dinner with 12 Buffs. Thirty-seven volunteer Buffs hosted nearly 250 young alumni and students in 24 locations from New York to Houston to San Diego and points between. One alum treated 11 Buffs at a Santa Monica restaurant. “Great people, great CU memories,” tweeted Melinda Lee Ferguson (IntlBus’94), who attended a dinner in New York.