Cord of Honor

Call For Nominations

Dear Alumni and Friends of the Orange Cord,

The Rocky Mountain Student Media Orange Cord Alumni Board is seeking nominations for the Inaugural Class of inductees to the RMSMC CORD OF HONOR and the Young Alumni Award. Nominations are being accepted until July 31, 2021.

For many, the road to achievement started, or at least included, working at student media. The Orange Cord Alumni Board has created the CORD OF HONOR to recognize those student media alumni who have achieved outstanding success and have made an impact on the professions and communities they serve.

Additionally, the Young Alumni Award recognizes one individual who has demonstrated early achievement and is under 15 years post-student media

How You Can Help

If you know of individuals who meet the criteria below, we’d like to hear from you. Please submit your nomination by completing the 2021 CORD OF HONOR Nomination Form here: https://forms.office.com/r/cTnsPVRkpr or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Criteria for CORD OF HONOR

  1. Nominees must be a former student, employee or volunteer of CSU Student Media and/or Rocky Mountain Student Media.
  2. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership in their field of influence; service to their professions and communities; and performance that meets high standards.
  3. Candidates are individuals who have helped shape history and have inspired and advanced others in their respective careers.
  4. Nominations can be made posthumously. Multiple nominations are encouraged.

Young Alumni Award

The Young Alumni Award recognizes one individual who has demonstrated early achievement by meeting the above criteria and is under 15 years post-student media.

Nomination Deadline

The deadline to submit your nomination is July 28, 2021. Inductees will be announced in August. The 2021 CORD OF HONOR Induction ceremony date will be later this year. More information to come.

Orange Cord Board Members


Roy Heath, Orange Cord Board Chair


Linda Shapley, Board Member


Kim Blumhardt, Board Member, RMSM Advertising Director


Carmen Hardy, Orange Cord Board Design & Advertising


Blaine Howerton, Board Member

Jake Sherlock, RMSM Advisor


Sean Star, Board Member


Hannah Taylor, Alumni Relations Manager

Pete Waack, Orange Cord Board Treasurer


Johnny Hart, Board Member


CJ Jewell, Board Member