Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

Buff Tribute: Garrison Roots, 1952-2011

Garrison Roots, a revered sculptor and longtime CU-Boulder professor, had public art installations in cities across
the country. He led the charge and vision for the school’s Visual Arts Complex, even pitching in $5,000 of his own money for its construction.


Buff Tribute: Dale “Pete” Atkins

Dale “Pete” Atkins (A&S’43, MD’45) came to CU in 1939 from a small coal mining town near Paonia, Colo., thanks to a full scholarship from the Fredrick G. Bonfils Foundation. He credits Bonfils and CU for shaping his life. Pete holds three degrees from the university: undergraduate, medical and a master’s of science. He was Phi Beta Kappa.


Buff Tribute: Jimmie Heuga 1943-2010

Former CU-Boulder skier and Olympic bronze medalist Jimmie Heuga (PolSci’73) passed away Feb. 8, 46 years to the day he won one of the first two medals in United States men’s Olympic ski team history. He was 66.


Buff Tribute: William H. Baughn 1918 – 2009

A man who started life “dirt poor,” according to his family, Baughn played a crucial role in pouring a new foundation for the university’s business school, then placed the girders that would hold long past his two decades as dean. He later took the university’s reins as interim chancellor and twice as the university’s interim president.


Buff Tribute: Stephen Romine 1913-2009

As far as Stephen Romine (MEdu’40, PhD’47) was concerned, the legend at the bottom of the trail map was never to scale. “He would always say, ‘Save your breath — come on, let’s go!’ ” remembers his daughter, Pat Romine Peterson (Soc’60, MFren’69). “He would continue, ‘Oh, come on, it’s only a mile or two further,’ but his miles were always two or three.”


Buff Tribute: Edward Rozek 1918-2009

By 1945, Edward Rozek had fled his homeland and spent time in a Nazi slave labor camp. He had fought his former captors in France and Germany, earning numerous medals. Then, as he spent nearly a year recovering from surgery on his eyes, he made a decision.