‘100 Years at Adams State University’
OPEN to any page of “100 Years at Adams State University” and time travel to the very beginning of a great story, or return to a few short months or years ago.
Readers will instantly engage with the quality printing, presentation of photographs and diversity of individual voices telling the story of Adams State. From the forward, by legendary Coach Joe I. Vigil, to the final pages, listing award recipients and presidents, the Adams100 history book is a remarkable publication.
The first 100 years of the university are captured in this beautifully bound coffee-table book with cloth cover and 200 pages of photos and historic moments. The significance of this limited edition, commemorative book makes it a perfect addition to any personal library or collection.
“The University was both affordable and easily accessible to all residents of the San Luis Valley,” pens Vigil, Class of 1953 and 1959, and emeritus professor of health, physical education and recreation. “In the past 100 years, Adams State has enjoyed a period of great growth and academic accomplishments.” His sentiment is echoed throughout the book from past presidents, faculty, students, and alumni.
Pages of photos document the decades of homecomings, commencement ceremonies, notable athletes, theater and musical performances, student life, classrooms, and campus scenery. A well-preserved blueprint of the first building, now known as Richardson Hall, by famed architect William Bowman, contrasts with the image of the same building in a 2021 photograph. The visual imagery is supported through meaningful testimonials.
Writers Andrew Brown and Darin Painter spent hours studying, reading, and conducting research. In addition, they interviewed key figures and collected additional information from raw footage in the Adams100 Documentary created by Open Media Foundation.
The large-type book with photos and illustrations captures the rich history of Adams State and its meaningful mission. All book sale proceeds will benefit the Alumni Scholarship, supporting legacy students of Adams State alumni. To order, visit adams.edu/alumni or call 719-587-8110.