There is a renewed excitement and energy as students return to campus after the long winter break. As we begin a new term, I want to recognize the passing of a dear friend and benefactor of the University Honors Program, Paul Müller.
Paul graduated from the University Honors Program with a B.S. in Economics from CSU and an M.B.A. from CU. He went on to have a highly successful career as a banker and portfolio manager. He never forgot the Honors Program and the impact that two distinguished Honors professors had on him: Robert Keller, Professor of Economics and former Director of the Honors Program; and Robert Lawrence, Professor emeritus of Political Science. In recognition of the positive influence they had on him, Paul and his wife, Clare, endowed the Keller and Lawrence Scholarship. Affectionately known as the “Bob & Bob”, the scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Honors student to support their fourth year of study.
Paul was a gracious and humble human being, and never sought the spotlight or to "make a fuss". He gave to the Honors Program not to draw attention to himself, but to make the Program better. Our staff and faculty are extraordinarily dedicated to our students. The best way to remember Paul, in my opinion, is for us all to reaffirm our commitment to support and mentor students, so they leave us as capable, confident, and compassionate individuals with a passion for learning and exploration – just like Paul. This is why we are here.
If you’d like to make a gift to our scholarship funds, go to this link: https://advancing.colostate.edu/1298