Legacies Project


Former faculty and staff are valued members of the College of Health and Human Sciences family. The Legacies Project was envisioned in 2011 by a group of engaged faculty emeriti seeking to preserve history and bonds among their peers. The first honoree videos and web pages premiered in 2012. These pages honor former faculty and staff by gathering, archiving, and sharing personal and professional histories. Explore these pages to watch videos and read about the honorees and find resources to help you stay connected to the College and CSU.

Messages for Legacies Project Honorees

Dr. Fritz was my favorite professor in all of my years at CSU! She was my professor for Childhood Social and Personality Development. I learned more from Dr. Fritz that I would later use as an elementary teacher (for 23 years) than I learned in any other class. I distinctly remember her telling us she was not going to insult our intelligence by reading from the textbook and warned us to always have our reading done in preparation for class. Dr. Fritz taught me not only about child development, but about good work habits. The toughest assignment I ever completed was a paper for Dr. Fritz. Receiving an ‘A’ on the paper, and in her class, meant so much more to me because of the work I invested. Thank you, Dr. Fritz, for being the kind of instructor all college students deserve!

Gretchen Meister (B.A. Human Development and Family Studies, '92)

I enjoyed Dr. Dunn and the class so much that I knew Construction Management was more than just a passing whim. Dr. Dunn was a great professor and mentor, and I still enjoy talking to him about the industry – he's the reason I'm in Construction Management.

Doug Johnson (B.S. Construction Management, '95)

While I'm not a CSU alumnus, I did have the privilege to visit with Dr. Israel shortly after he arrived at CSU in 1996. I first met Dr. Israel when I was a senior at University of North Carolina (Wilmington) and I visited East Carolina University to learn more about their graduate program. I did not have the best grades, but Dr. Israel encouraged me to "hound" him with visits and calls. He told me that my true desire to be a part of the program would help bring my application toward the top. I was one of only four students accepted to the program in 1994. Dr. Israel showed a different level of compassion and instruction when my father passed away during my studies. Dr. Israel made the journey to my home to express his sympathies and encouraged me to take whatever time was necessary to be with my family. At the same time, he challenged me to return quickly, and my thesis and coursework did not suffer. He was a true leader, a compassionate man, and a wonderful friend. He will be missed.

Line Dempsey (Eastern Carolina University: M.A., Exercise Physiology '97)

Legacies Project News

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State of Family: CHHS faculty and staff give back in 2016

The College of Health and Human Sciences has a lot to be thankful for this year. Through memorial gifts, scholarships, and collective giving, faculty and staff have made a real staff...

Dr. William Elliott

Brad Sheafor Lecture Series Launched

Social Work students, alumni, faculty, and community practitioners gathered Wednesday evening for the Inaugural Brad Sheafor Lecture in Social Work.

Created in honor of Colorado State University Professor Emeritus Brad State...

Dr. William Elliot

Brad Sheafor Lecture Series addresses issues in social work Oct. 19

William Elliott III will kick off the Brad Sheafor Lecture Series, created in honor of Colorado State University Professor Emeritus Brad Sheafor, with an Oct. 19 lecture on the connection 19...