Concept drawing of RAAA Lounge
Aug. 5, 2011
We have some exciting news for members of the Ram Alumni Athletes Association (RAAA). Those of you attending home football games this fall will be treated to the recently completed renovation of the Ram Alumni Athletes Lounge. Director of Athletics Paul Kowalczyk realizes the importance of maintaining strong ties to former CSU student-athletes. “I’m happy we could do something for our former student-athletes at Hughes. The new look will provide a much nicer environment in which to associate with fellow RAAA members” said Kowalczyk.
The lounge, located in the west concourse of Hughes Stadium and available to current RAAA members, has been renovated from top to bottom. Visitors will find new furniture, new floor coverings and lighting, flat-screen TV monitors, and a redesigned service counter. The RAAA provided funds to purchase the furnishings. The lounge interior has been reconfigured to allow better access and movement in the formerly crowded space. It is now a truly special place to meet with former teammates and friends.
The remodel was the product of an informal class project by a group of CSU interior design students. The group included Emily Molzahn (now a CSU alumni swimmer), Whitney Hunter, Christy Geiger, and Leah Neam. The project was completed under the direction of Dr. Stephanie Clemons of the Department of Design and Merchandising. Using designs provided by the students, Associate Athletic Director for Facilities Doug Max took over management of the remodeling effort and made it a reality. The Ram Alumni Athletes Association owes a debt of gratitude to all of the people who made this project possible.
There will be a grand opening on Sept. 10 prior to the football game versus Northern Colorado. All current RAAA members are encouraged to attend the game and the grand opening. Paul Kowalczyk and Ed Frease, RAAA President, will be on hand to offer a few remarks and refreshments will be served. Attendees can also meet the current CSU women’s volleyball team, as Head Coach Tom Hilbert and his team will help host the event.
We hope this outstanding facility will encourage more CSU alumni athletes to join the RAAA. Our operating budget for numerous projects is based on membership dues, only $50 annually. With greater membership numbers, we will be better able to expand the services we provide to current and former student-athletes. To learn more about the Ram Alumni Athletes Association or to join today, simply click on the links below.
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