The Distinguished Alumni Awards program recognizes CSU alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally, brought honor to the University, and have made significant contributions of time and/or philanthropy to the University and their community. These alumni represent the very best of the values we hold dear – extraordinary achievement, selfless public service, and a lifelong commitment to Ram pride. 

Nigel Daniels (B.A., political science, ’14)

This year, the Distinguished Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) award recipient is Nigel Daniels (B.A., political science, ’14). The purpose of the GOLD award is to recognize a CSU graduate from the past 10 years for accomplishments made in the areas of career, service, and/or volunteer efforts that have brought honor to the individual and the University.

Daniels will be recognized at the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards, as part of Homecoming & Family Weekend on Thursday, Oct. 12, 5-9 p.m. in the Lory Student Center.  

To read more about Daniels’ accomplishments, visit: 


College Honor Alumni 

Each year, the Colorado State University Alumni Association honors an outstanding alumnus/a from each of the University’s eight colleges. An Honor Alumnus/Alumna is a former student who, by their distinguished career and service to the University, state, nation, or world, has brought honor to Colorado State University and to themselves.  

This year’s College Honor Alumni from the College of Liberal Arts is Jorge Alers (B.A., political science, ’82).  

To read more about Alers’ accomplishments, visit: