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Carolyn Pope
Carolyn Pope/Vail DailyClark Oldryd, vice president of the CU Alumni Association hands, Terie and Gary Roubos an oversized Ralphie
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EDWARDS The Big Buffs ventured from Boulder to Edwards this week to say howdy to some University of Colorado alums. The cocktail hour, hosted by Gary and Terie Roubos of Arrowhead, was a chance for local alumni to meet and greet the upper echelon of universitys administration.University President Hank Brown and his wife, Nan, accompanied the brand new chancellor of the Boulder campus, Bud Peterson and his wife, Val. Athletics Director Mike Bohn brought along the new assistant athletics director, Jim Senter. Regent Gail Schwartz, who is running for state Senate, also appeared with her husband, Alan.

The event was a mini pep rally, with Gene and Walt Koelbel winning a love story Buff plaque for having been married the longest of all the couples at the party who met while attending CU. The Koelbels have been together more than 50 years. Several of the guests met at CU and married, including the Browns, Rose and Alan Marcus and the Rouboses. Among the old hashers food servers in fraternity and sorority houses in attendence, were Hank Brown, Gary Roubos and Rod Slifer. Brown and Roubos also both served as student body president. We tried to bring Ralphie, Brown said. Unfortunately, the mascots handlers were unable to attend. Glenn Porzak stood in he was one of the original Ralphie handlers. By the way, Glenn received the Distinguished Alumnus award in 1990, and is among those who have climbed the Seven Summits the highest peak on each of the worlds seven continents. The CU flag he carried to the summit of Mount Everest is displayed in the universitys Heritage Center.

Porzak also is the first person to climb the 100 peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. Bride-to-be Ann Smead and her handsome fiance, Michael Byram, have a great CU connection she is an alum and met Michael at a CU game two years ago. Michael was the president of the CU Foundation for five years.The University is not a place, a faculty or even a student body, Hank Brown said. Its governed by our memories and how we feel about it.We are hoping we can produce more graduates who go out and make a difference in the world, Chancellor Peterson added.If the number of quality individuals attending this mini-reunion are any indication, that shouldnt be a problem.

Howard Marcus, Val and Bud Peterson, Rose Marcus

Glenn Porzak and Rod Slifer.

Tsu Wolin-Brown, Nan Brown and Regent Gail Schwartz.

Becky Roser, Terie Roubos and Linda Roberts.

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