Published: Dec. 1, 2014

They came from New York and Chicago, Houston and Denver, Washington state and the coast of Maine.

One alumnus brought his prom date of 50 years ago. Their next stop was Las Vegas — to marry.

Hundreds of alumni invested their spirit in CU-Boulder’s 100th Homecoming in October.

At the 85th annual Alumni Awards Ceremony, nine alumni and friends — including a bridge-builder, a space explorer and a ballroom-dancing engineer — accepted formal thanks for service to CU and society.

Buffs football fought its way into overtime, nearly upsetting UCLA. Thousands of Buffs basked in the sunny stands beneath a bluebird Boulder sky.

The Alumni Association thanks its Back to Boulder sponsors Liberty Mutual, Frontier Airlines and the CU Book Store.