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In memory: Linda Ahuna-Hamill

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Linda Mae Ahuna-Hamill, age 57, of Fort Collins, Colorado passed away on Friday, 5/22/15 while undergoing treatment for liver cancer at the Anschutz Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado.  As a California native and long-time resident of Fort Collins, Linda obtained her Ph.D. in Sociology from Colorado State University and enjoyed working for over 30 years with that same institution.  She began her career by creating and administering the advocacy office that became known as the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC), and made her final contributions as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.  

Her love of life, sense of humor, intelligence and compassion created a very large community of friends and family. Those that Linda left behind include: husband, Albert Ahuna-Hamill; daughter Kylia Ayame Ahuna; stepdaughter, Laura; stepson, Thomas; mother Ayame Ahuna; sisters Carol and Patti, and; brothers James and Kevin.  She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other individuals who were privileged to know Linda’s strength and grace.

To celebrate Linda’s life, Colorado State University will conduct a special program on Saturday, 5/30/15, at the North Ballroom in the CSU Lory Student Center from 2:00-3:30 pm.  A reception will follow at the Cherokee Room from 3:30-5:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: (1) Kylia’s college fund.  Checks made out to ‘Carol Ahuna’ and sent to:  Asian Pacific American Cultural Center; 333 Lory Student Center; Fort Collins, CO 80523-8018; Attention:  Kylia Ahuna OR; 2) the Colorado State University Foundation in support of APACC, https://advancing.colostate.edu/APACC

A memorial service will also be scheduled by Linda’s family later this summer to give those traveling from outside of Colorado an opportunity to pay their respects.

Diversity Symposium 2015 – Call for Proposals

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Submit your presentation proposal for the Diversity Symposium in September.  Consider trending topics of diversity and inclusion in higher education; topics directly relating to diversity initiatives at Colorado State; and for presenters to consider “What have you always wanted people to know about diversity?”

Women of Color and Allies Retreat

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June 5, 8am – 6pm
Join the Women of Color & Allies Network for a retreat focused on women’s issues, with special attention on finance, health, and community, as it relates to women and communities of color. WOC-Retreat Flyer

Safe Spaces for Difficult Conversations

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The Office of the Vice President for Diversity will host a Diversity Dialogue Series for Faculty and Staff.

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