Coffee with a side of business: CSU-Pueblo alums create local business opportunities

Timothy Zercher, (L) Taylor Voss (R)~ photo courtesy of Taylor Voss The Colorado Small Business Profile for 2016, which is published by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, reported 572,546 small businesses in Colorado that employ around 1 million people -- roughly 48.8 percent of the private workforce. Colorado has many hubs for small businesses, startups and supporting entrepreneurship in cities like Boulder and Denver. The 2015 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, published by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, found that 350 out of every 100,000 adults in...
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CSU-Pueblo goes to the Colorado State Fair

Sarah Cummings - Colorado State Fair general manager (photo courtesy of Pueblo has been the home base of the Colorado State Fair since 1869. According to its official website, the fair has only been canceled once, during World War I, and each year it grows. This year, the fairgrounds welcomed Sarah Cummings as the new Colorado State Fair general manager. Cummings, a California native, took over the reins in January. Cummings commented on Pueblo’s character after experiencing it first-hand. “There is a great charm here at the fairgrounds,” she...

CSU-Pueblo to host student to alumni networking reception

Photo courtesy of Alumni Association Colorado State University-Pueblo will host a Student to Alumni and Community Networking Reception March 2 from 3.30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event will be located at the Hearthwell Lounge in the Occhiato University Center. Director of the Alumni Association Tracy Samora will host the event, which is entering its fifth year at CSU-Pueblo. “The partners for the event are the CSU-Pueblo Career Center, the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, the Latino Chamber of Commerce, PEDCO, Power Credit Union and the Pueblo West Chamber of Commerce,”...

Alumni association expects strong turnout for homecoming events

The Alumni Association expects several alumni to return to CSU-Pueblo for homecoming events. Photo courtesy of The Alumni Association at Colorado State University-Pueblo is expecting a large amount of alumni to participate in this year’s homecoming events, though there are currently 65 formal registrations. The schedule of events, which last from Oct. 9 to Oct.11, include the Homecoming Pep Rally that begins at 5 p.m. in the Massari Arena, the Mass Communications 50th Anniversary Celebration at 5:30 p.m. at Pueblo’s Union Depot, the football game which starts at 2...
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Pack alumni show support for CSU-Pueblo football

Former Pack player Paul Browning returned to CSU-Pueblo for the football season opener. | Photo courtesy of Pack nation was out in full effect for the first football game of the season against Central Washington as students, fans, faculty and university alumni came out to support the team. Well-known CSU-Pueblo alumni, such as former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Paul Browning, current Arizona Cardinals practice squad cornerback C.J. Roberts and former ThunderWolves defensive lineman and winner of the USA network’s reality series “WWE’s Tough Enough,” Josh Bredl, came out to...

Former White House press secretary and CSU-Pueblo alumna returns to Pueblo

Photo courtesy of When Dana Perino’s dad first drove her to Pueblo to look at the University of Southern Colorado almost 20 years ago, she was reluctant. Perino, who would later serve as press secretary for President George W. Bush, wanted to attend college at a larger university. Spending four years at a small school in Pueblo wasn’t how she imagined her college days. “I pouted the entire way, from Parker to Pueblo. I just looked out the window. I couldn’t even meet his eyes. I was so upset...

Every day is precious for CSU-Pueblo alumnus

Sarah Lowell enjoys time with her mother. It’s just the end of another work week for Sarah Lowell, as she prepares dinner for her two children, Darrell, 8 and Elijah, 3. Lowell cherishes the time she spends with her children, she knows all too well that time is fleeting. The youngest of three children and the only girl, Sarah Lowell was born in Denver to Ralph Lowell and Modesta Lara. Her parents divorced when she was seven, and Lara relocated with her children to Pueblo, to be closer to family....
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