On the Monday of October 12, 2015, The Rocky Mountain Collegian released an article introducing the public to our office's program, La Conexión, which helps first-year Latino students and promotes the mission statement "La Conxión is to foster a strong sense of community, cultural pride, students engagement and academic confidence for Latino students at CSU."

This is the first year that La Conexión has been offered at CSU and is truly a great opportunity for Latino students wanting to attend Colorado State University but may have insecurities in their how-to knowledge of succeeding in college.



Linda Mae Ahuna-Hamill


Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to all the family and friends of Linda Ahuna-Hamill.


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.

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


National Hispanic Institute

Colorado State University was recently recognized as the University of the Year by the National Hispanic Institute. The honor recognized CSU’s 25-year-long partnership promoting and encouraging higher education within the Latino community.