Buff pride filled the air at the 94th CU Boulder Alumni Awards event in the Glenn Miller Ballroom Thursday, the official kick off of Homecoming festivities.
The Alumni Awards are one of the longest standing traditions of the university. A variety of awards honor some of CU Boulder’s best and brightest alumni, faculty, student and staff members.
Awardees were honored with a video tribute, presentation of awards by Chancellor Philip DiStefano (who recently announced plans to retire), and brief remarks to an audience of roughly 400 people. The event was livestreamed for those unable to attend.
“One of the things I’ll miss most is being part of events like this, where we get to celebrate the incredible successes of CU Boulder alumni and supporters,” said DiStefano, who received a standing ovation from the crowd. “You can’t go too far without encountering our talented and distinguished alumni.”
“Thank you for serving as role models and visionaries and for driving the university forward in your own individual ways.”
Here’s a list of award winners.