At the last home football game of the season, which traditionally honors senior players and marching band members, Ann Gill, the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, also had a special day, both as guest cannoneer, and the inspiration for one CSU Marching Band’s halftime tunes.
The following was read from Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium by Joe Bartko, CSU Marching band announcer, during the band’s show:
And now, we would like to extend a special thanks to one more person who is “graduating” at the end of this year. Earlier this fall, Ann Gill, the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, announced her retirement after nearly 36 years of teaching, mentoring, and leadership at Colorado State University.
Ann holds a special place in the heart of many student athletes. She’s been an active mentor, even after becoming Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. When you ask any of the students she’s mentored, their story about Ann always comes back to the time and love that she invested in each of their lives
If you would, please direct your attention to the video screen, some of her former students want to share their thanks!
Fans, let’s hear it for Dean Ann Gill!
Ann has also been a devoted supporter of the CSU Marching Band, and we end our 2015 Home Season with this tune, which we understand is one of her favorites. It’s our small way to say “thank you” for the love and support you’ve given each of us.
In a performance featuring the CSU Golden Poms, here’s Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl!”