End of Year Events

2014 Adams State University Employee Recognition Ceremony
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30
Carson Auditorium

Join your colleagues to celebrate and recognize the special contributions that our employees have made to Adams State, including faculty promotions, tenure, and emeritus status.

Years of Service honorees

Alumna Cathy Mullens to give Commencement Address

Spring Commencement
Saturday, May 10
10 a.m.
Plachy Hall

 “Great Stories: Right Here, Right Now” is the topic of alumna Cathy Mullens’ commencement address for this year’s spring ceremony. A 1982 Adams State graduate, Mullens served as District Attorney for the 12th Judicial District, the San Luis Valley, from 1992-96. She had the distinction of being the first woman elected District Attorney in the state.

Mullens received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and government from Adams State and went on to earn a J.D. in law from Campbell University in Raleigh, N.C., in 1985. She began her legal career in the San Luis Valley Office of the District Attorney.

After leaving office she worked in several District Attorney’s Offices throughout the state, retiring in 2009 after serving as Chief Trial Deputy in the Pueblo District Attorney’s Office. She worked mainly in the area of felony domestic violence cases, including prosecuting homicides.

Mullens is currently an Instructor at the Law Enforcement Academy at Otero Junior College in La Junta and works as a photographer and reporter for The Signature Newspaper in La Veta.

Author: jmwaecht

Assistant to the President for Communications
Editor/Designer of alumni magazine – A-Stater