College of Agricultural Sciences 

Jessica Metcalf, associate professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, is part of the 12-member class of 2018 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars, a Canadian Institute for AdvancedResearch program that supports early-career scientists from all over the world. The two-year award comes with $100,000 in unrestricted research funding, as well as access to other distinguished fellows and opportunities to forge new scientific-collaborations.

College of Liberal Arts 

Each week, a single poem is featured in the Sunday issue of the New York Times Magazine. For the Aug.12 edition, it was “Still Life” by English Professor Camille Dungy. The poem, a detailed and personal snapshot from the waning life of one of Dungy’s family members, was originally published in her 2017 poetry collection Trophic Cascade.

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 

Dr. Rebecca Ruch-Gallie was named the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association the 2018Veterinarian of the Year at its annual convention Sept. 22. She is an associate professor of clinical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and has served as service chief for Community Practice at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University since the service began in2000.

Division of Student Affairs 

Sagarika Sarma has received the Everyday Hero award from the Classified Personnel Council. She has worked at CSU since 2009, and has been in her current role as a student case manager in Student Case Management and Referral Coordination since 2014. “I realize every day the resiliency of CSU students, as well as the willingness of the campus and community to help students be successful,” she said.

The Everyday Hero Award is sponsored by the Classified Personnel Council to recognize the day-to-day achievements of all CSU employees (state classified, administrative professionals and faculty). To nominate someone, visit the CPC website,

Employee Appreciation Board

The Employee Appreciation Board recognizes outstanding departments/units for going above and beyond their normal work duties to make CSU a great place to learn and work. The board also appreciates the individuals who take the time to nominate a deserving unit.

All employees who nominate a unit will be entered into a raffle for home football tickets. Once a nomination is submitted, the nominator’s name will remain in the raffle pool until his or her name is drawn, or for the remainder of the season (whichever comes first). And, if the unit is chosen to be recognized by the EAB, the nominator will receive a special gift.

To nominate a group, simply go to the CSUEAB website at and click on “Nominate a Unit.” The deadline to nominate a group is the Monday before every home game:

Monday, Oct. 8

Monday, Oct. 22

Monday, Nov. 12