Colorado State University retirees, as well as employees achieving a decade of service or more were honored at the annual Celebrate! CSU Milestones event on April 28, in the Lory Student Center Ballroom.
Six School of Music, Theatre and Dance faculty and staff were honored for their years of service to CSU including Double Bass Professor Forest Greenough (10 years), Piano Instructor Karen Stoody (10 years), Office Manager Heather Bellotti (15 years), Music Therapy Professor Sarah Johnson (15 years), Cello Professor Barbara Thiem (35 years), and Piano Professor Janet Landreth (40 years).
The following music, theatre, dance, and art faculty and staff finished their careers at CSU and retired at the end of the spring semester: Steve McNeal, Instructor, Music Education and String Techniques; Paul Metz, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Coordinator of Music Theory, Associate Professor of Music; Linda Parent, Administrative Assistant, Theatre and Dance; Carol Roderick, Special Assistant Professor, Ballet; Karen Stoody, Instructor, Piano; Gary Keimig, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Drawing; and Gary Voss, Professor of Art and Art History, Sculpture
Thank you for everything each of you has done for the performing and visual arts at CSU!
Denise Favela Apodaca, CSU’s coordinator of piano proficiency and special assistant professor of music, has been announced as a quarterfinalist for the 2017 Music Educator Award™ presented by The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation®. More than 3,300 nominations were received with 290 music teachers from 264 cities across 41 states still in the running for the fourth annual award. The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools. A joint partnership and presentation of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation, the recipient will be honored during GRAMMY® Week 2017. Semi-finalists will be announced in Sept. It has been an exciting year so far for Favela Apodaca who was recently received a 2016 Best Teacher Award from the CSU Alumni Association.