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Happy Birthday, MSU Denver!

Publish Date: October 23, 2015

 MSU Denver alums, faculty and staff partied like it was 1965.


Hundreds of faculty, staff, alumni and other stakeholders celebrated MSU Denver’s birthday on Oct. 1, the 50th anniversary of when the University first opened its doors to students. The formal program included a welcome by trustee Robert Cohen, a video about the University’s founding, as well as remarks from Denver City Council Member Albus Brooks and President Stephen Jordan. Special Founding Fathers Awards were presented to former Colorado Governor Roy Romer and former legislator Joe Shoemaker, both of whom were instrumental in the founding of MSU Denver. Tom Romer accepted the award on behalf of his father, who was unable to attend the celebration, and Jeff Shoemaker accepted the award on behalf of his late father.