Legacies Project


Janell Prussman

CSU Service 1969 to 2000
Administrative Professional, College of Health and Human Sciences

Janell's career history

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What is Janell doing today?

After retiring in 2000, I began my second career, joining my husband as a residential realtor with RE/MAX Alliance. Much of my success as a realtor comes from the skills I learned while working at CSU – juggling deadlines, prioritizing tasks, embracing new ideas, working with all kinds of people and personalities – which has given me the confidence to succeed in a very demanding career.

While working on the commencement committee with Dick Beadmore from the Department of Construction Management in the 1990s, I mentioned my love for older homes. Dick was involved in the structural stabilization of historic buildings, and he connected me with the Poudre Landmarks Foundation, Inc. I quickly joined the local non-profit board and shortly after became the chair of the Fort Collins Historic Homes Tour, eventually becoming President of the Foundation. I continue to be very actively involved, as I am now responsible for finding homes for the annual tour. I am also becoming more involved with the Fort Collins Museum of Arts and the Masks fundraiser.

In my limited free time, my first priority is to spend as much time as possible with my children and grandchildren. I also enjoy reading, fiber arts, golf, cooking, traveling, decorating, antiquing, and art galleries. Bob and I have been CSU Ram boosters for more years than we can remember and attend football and basketball games faithfully.

2015 Legacies Honorees Compilation Video

Featuring Marie Macy, Grant Sherwood, Janell Prussman, and Linda Carlson

2015 Legacies Summary Video