Alumni

If you are a USC/CSU-Pueblo Department of Biology graduate and have news you would like to share, please contact:
Dr. Lee Anne Martínez
leeanne.martinez@colostate-pueblo.edu

 

Caroline Ahlsberg ('00) has received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (in 2005) from Colorado State University - Fort Collins and is now practicing small animal medicine and living with her husband Trent Artichoker ('99) in Portland, OR.

Nick Alfonso ('03, M.S. '05) is teaching at Pueblo Community College.

Anthony Aragon ('01, MS '01) is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of New Mexico.  He was featured in the September 2003 issue of the US Dept. of Health & Human Services/National Institutes of Health publication, Findings.

Rob Avita is working as a Chiropractor in Pueblo.

Trent Artichoker ('99) completed his Masters Degree in Anatomy (in 2002) at Colorado State University - Fort Collins and is now attending Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon, in pursuit of his Doctors of Chiropractic degree.

Jenny Bacca ('04) graduated from the pharmacy school at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Christina Bazanele ('08) is working as a medical technologist at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.

Leann Berry ('99) did water chemistry studies for two years before becoming a senior lab technician for the State Fish Laboratory in Brush, Colorado, where she tests fish for whirling disease.

Jake Book ('00) is working as a chemist for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Jennifer Birrer ('02) is attending the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center's Physical Therapy Program.

Mike Boswell ('96) completed medical school at Howard University and is doing his residency in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH.

Annie Burrleman (Merriman) (MS '06) worked as the lab coordinator for the Biology Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo after she graduated. She is currently working at Colorado Springs Utilities doing water analysis.

Leeanne Carabelos ('01) is teaching science at Central High School in Pueblo.

Barbara Chapman ('07) is attending dental school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Lisa Cicero ('04) is attending pharmacy school at CU Health Sciences Center in Denver.

Audrey Colnar ('01) did an internship with the Smithsonian Institution's Environmental Research Center in Maryland where she assisted in research on the invasion of coastal ecosystems by non-native species.  She was accepted into graduate programs at both Western Washington University and at the University of Maryland, and has completed a master's degree working with invasive species at WWU.

Charity Corning ('04) is attending Colorado State University - Fort Collins College of Veterinary Medicine.

Anna Cosyleon (Dorsch) ('95) has completed both medical school and her residency at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  She and her husband Jim Dorsch ('94) have two kids.

Gabe Cosyleon ('99) received a master's degree in environmental science from Oklahoma State University.  He married Paige Hensen in 2005.

Cynthia Craven attended the Medical Technology program at Presbyterian St. Luke's medical Center in Denver.

Angela DeHerrera ('05) attended the Medical Technology Program at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.

Ryan Deleon ('93, MS '04) joined the army after completing his undergraduate degree, and later returned to CSU-Pueblo for a master's degree.  He earned his masters while working as a prison guard in Cañon City, Colorado.  He is currently a physical scientist and forensic investigator for the FBI at their headquarters in Quantico, Virginia.

Tiffany Doane ('04) has entered the Physician Assistant program at the CU Health Sciences Center after completing "intensive" training in Wisconsin in spring 2004.

Jim Dorsch ('94, MS '96) is working for the Denver Metro Wastewater Plant.

Mike Driscoll ('98) is attending Medical School at Louisiana State University Shreveport.

DJ Dutton ('06) is attending medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Beau Ellis ('92) completed an MS in Environmental Health at CSU-Fort Collins.  He is currently attending law school at George Washington University in Washington D.C.

Tiffany Fletcher ('06) is currently attending the medical technology program at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.

Carolyn Glaubensklee, after completing her Ph.D. at University of New Mexico and teaching for several years at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and the Nursing Department at CSU-Pueblo. She is now teaching at the Rocky Mountain College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Gerald Glenn ('93) is a dentist in Denver, Colorado.

Nacho Gutierrez completed pharmacy school at CU Health Sciences Center, and is a pharmacist at the southside Walgreen's in Pueblo.

Mark Heaston ('98, MS '05) is working in Pueblo at Earthtech doing water quality management in and around the Pueblo Depot.  He and his wife Jennifer have a young daughter.

Margaret Hecht ('95) received a Dodge Grant to study alternative surgical training practices at Colorado State University - Fort Collin's College of Veterinary Medicine, where she attended veterinary school.

Shane Hess ('02) is studying for his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree at Des Moines University.

Rebecca Holder ('06) is attending the Rocky Mountain College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Paul Hurtado ('02) is currently working on his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Cornell University in New York.

Bonnie Hund ('97) completed a master's degree at the University of Illinois, and is currently working for a plant biotechnology company in Malibu, California.

Joey Irby (Mathews) ('95, MS '98) worked at Ashland Chemical for several years, and is now teaching biology at Pueblo Community College.

John Ireland ('93) is a firefighter working out of the Belmont station in Pueblo.

Liz Klein (MS '97) is working for Kiowa Engineering in Colorado Springs, where, among other things, she identifies wetland plants along the Front Range. She is also President of the SE Colorado Chapter of the Native Plant Society.

Anthony Knowlton ('00) is attending dental school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Jenny Kedward ('06) is working at the Pueblo City and County Health Department.

Melanie Kirby ('05) is currently working as a medical technologist at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.

Mandy Kuiken (MS '03) is teaching biology at Pueblo Community College's Cañon City Campus.

Sara Ledbetter ('98) is in the Physician Assistant program at University of Colorado Health Sciences. 

Krista Lund ('01) is attending the Arizona College of Osteopatic Medicine (at the Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ).

Ben Mack ('02) is working on his master's degree in education at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.

Kevin Marquez ('07) is attending medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Michael Maselli ('96) is working as a microbiologist for the Food and Drug Administration in Denver, Colorado.

Joshua McGirk ('98) is working as an organic chemist for Xcel in Boulder, Colorado.

Larry McPherson (Biology Minor, '93), after working for several years at El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch, is now teaching special education at Pueblo West Elementary School.

Jennie Mead is currently working at a medical technologist at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.

Kevin Meyers ('03, MS '03) has a temporary assignment with the Fish and Wildlife Service in Reno, Nevada, where he works with endangered or threatened species at the National Fish Hatchery, and performs creel census and electrofishing surveys on the Truckee River.

Somer Mese ('01, MS '04) is the head of Industrial Hygiene for Excel Energy.

Danielle McDermott (Cipolla) (MS, '02) is attending medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Jenn McElroy is currently working as a medical technologist at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Melissa Montano ('02) has been accepted into dental school at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry.

Shawn Morgan ('01) has completed a master's degree in neuroanatomy at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, and is attending medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Renae Morischini ('97) attended dental school at Creighton University in Nebraska, and is currently a dentist in Pueblo.

Sarah Nelder ('02) attended Parkview Hospital's Medical Technology Program.

Ashley Nelson graduated as a Physical Therapist from the University of Utah.

Sasha Nelson ('97) completed a postgraduate degree in Behavior at the University of La Trobe, Australia and continued on in a master's program, compiling interpretive material for Australian national parks.

Robert Novak, Ph.D.  ('70) received the 2005 Alumni Achievement Award from CSU-Pueblo for his work as a medical entomologist.  Dr. Novak is a professor and scientist at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and is a AAAS Fellow.

Chuck Omdahl ('96) is a firefighter/emergency medical technician in Security, Colorado, and is training as a paramedic.

Jenna Pechek ('03) is attending the CU School of Pharmacy.

Carla Proctor attended medical school at and is currently working as a pediatrician in Pueblo.

Adam Ralston ('97) has received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine.

Paul Regrutto ('01) is the assistant soccer coach at CSU-Pueblo.

Nick Rendler is currently working as a medical technologist at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.

Scott Roalofs ('04 MS '06), is working for the Colorado Department of Transportation doing chemical analysis of asphalts.

Felicia Rodriguez (Garcia) ('01) has graduated from pharmacy school at the CU Health Sciences Center.

Dennis Romero ('07) is attending dental school at the University of Minnesota.

Caroline Sandoval ('05) attended pharmacy school at eh University of Texas Health Sciences Center.

Steve Sanchez ('88, MS '98) is working as a Rangeland Manager for the Bureau of Land Management in Sagauche, Colorado.

Krista Schramm (MS '99) is teaching science at Saint Dominic High School in New York, where she lives with her young daughter.  She has received several educational grants to teach field ecology to her students.

Brain Scott ('01) is attending Creighton University School of Dentistry.

Kylie Setser (Wagner) ('00) works for Air Products and Chemicals in Pueblo.  She and husband, Adam Wagner ('00), are expecting their first child.

Margarita Sifuentes ('00) is attending Medical School at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Kristen Simpson ('06) is currently attending the medical technology program at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.

Lonnie Smith ('04) is in the pharmacy program at CU Denver.

Ryan Smithburg completed pharmacy school at CU Health Sciences Center, and is a pharmacist in Limon, Colorado.

Melanie Spinuzzi ('02) attended the HealthOne Medical Technology Program at St. Luke's in Denver.

Kathy Spock (Dodge) ('96, MS '01) is teaching science at Pleasantview Middle School, Pueblo District 70.  She also trains other teachers in outdoor science education.

Jennifer Still ('97) completed the Physician Assistant program at Nova Southwestern University, and is in practice with her husband in Cañon City, Colorado.  She and her husband have one child.

Greg Styduhar ('97) completed his degree in environmental law at Creighton University in Nebraska.  He is currently practicing law in Pueblo.

Traci Tafoya (Hale) ('97) earned a master's degree in Sports Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.  She is the head coach for girls soccer at Central High School, and teaches physical education at Haaff Elementary in Pueblo.  She and husband Eric Hale are expecting their first child.

Jeremy Thomas ('06) is attending dental school at the CU Health Sciences Center.

Shanda Todisco (Vidmar) ('97) received a master's degree from CSU-Fort Collins, and is on the biology faculty of Pueblo Community College.

Rosemary Townsend ('07) is currently in the Bridges to PhD program at Colorado State University-Pueblo. She will receive her MS and then go on to the University of Colorado at Fort Collins for her PhD.

Amy Uhernik ('08) is currently in the MS program at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Marcos Unis ('02) studied veterinary medicine at St. George's University in Granada, West Indies.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, Marcos relocated temporarily to Purdue University (one of several U.S. institutions affiliated with St. George's). He was recently awarded the Fort Dodge Animal Health Award for Excellence in Small Animal Surgery from St. George's University, and is currently doing his residency at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, North Carolina..

Victoria (Tori) Valdez (Jones) ('08) is currently in graduate school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Jessica Viges ('08) is working for the water department in Chicago.

Adam Wagner (Biology Minor '00) is married to Kylie Setser ('00), and works as a recreational therapist at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo.

Anya Watson ('07) is attending medical school at eh University of Iowa.

Brett Webb ('03) is attending veterinary school at CSU-Fort Collins.

Gary Wermers  (Elementary Certification '94) teaches science at Heaton Middle School in Pueblo.  He and his wife Kendra ('99) have a young son.

(James) Thumper Womack ('01) was accepted to both the Oklahoma State University School of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine.  He is currently pursuing his M.D. degree at OU.