Student Spotlight

Niko Bogojevic

Nico Bogojevic

CSU-Pueblo senior Niko Bogojevic earned the bronze medal in the 130kg weight category at the 2014 Pan American Games in Mexico City. Bogojevic, an exercise science, health promotion, and recreation major, also is the heavyweight wrestler for CSU-Pueblo’s wrestling team. Bogojevic took the 2011-12 school year off to train with former Olympian Rulon Gardner and focus on the Olympic Trials. After securing a bronze medal in Mexico City, his aspirations of making the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are becoming a reality. He is preparing for his final season at CSU-Pueblo with his sights set on bringing an NCAA Division II championship to CSU-Pueblo. Bogojevic was a Wisconsin state wrestling champion and still holds four power lifting titles in his hometown of Superior.

Andrea Casados

Andrea Casados

Pueblo native Andrea Casados, a sophomore political science major, was crowned the 2014 Colorado State Fair Fiesta Queen and will be the first Fiesta Queen to serve as a Colorado State Fair Ambassador. She will preside over Fiesta Day festivities during the annual celebration of the Hispanic culture in Colorado. Casados is Speaker of the Senate for CSU-Pueblo’s Associated Students’ Government (ASG). Casados aspires to attend law school and become a U.S. Senator.

Josh Floyd

Josh Floyd

Josh Floyd is a senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in music education. His emphasis is in piano and voice, but you might see him playing a variety of instruments, such as guitar, bass guitar, or saxophone. He currently works at Outdoor Pursuits at CSU-Pueblo and fills his time with outdoor adventures such as mountain biking, sailing, climbing, surfing and kayaking at the Pueblo Whitewater Park. As one of the winners of CSU-Pueblo’s Got Talent show, he performed at the Spring 2014 “Booty Tour” concert and will perform again on campus in September.

Nick Radford

Nick Radford

Nick Radford is a music education major at CSU-Pueblo and said he is “currently preparing for my senior year and am very excited to begin my career as an elementary school music teacher once this school year is complete.” He has been playing guitar and singing for about eight years. Apart from music, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, exploring various spiritualties and cultures, and sipping any of Colorado’s delicious craft beers. This summer, Radford was a guest performer at Street Beat, Pueblo’s Summer Arts Festival located in the Creative Corridor – Mesa Junction, Union Avenue Historic, and Main Street – that features an outdoor performing and visual arts scene.

Rosa Ramos

Rosa Ramos

Rosa Ramos, a senior mass communications major from Rocky Ford, Colorado was selected to represent CSU-Pueblo in the Hispanic Quiz Show, which will be broadcast nationally during Hispanic Heritage Month airing September 13-October 19, 2014. Victoria Oregon, coordinator of the College Assistance Migrant Program, will accompany Ramos as her coach. CSU-Pueblo was the only Colorado school to participate in the Hispanic College Quiz series, a collaboration between the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Central City Productions, which awards students from HACU-member institutions to compete for scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of Latino history. 

Ana Zaragoza

Ana Zaragoza

Mexico City native Ana Zaragoza-Gomez, a sophomore Psychology major and Spanish, Business Administration, and Chicano Studies minor at CSU-Pueblo, was recognized as a Champion of Change at a White House ceremony on June 17, 2014 as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipient who has served as a success story and role model in her academic and professional spheres. According to a White House press release, these individuals “distinguished themselves through their community involvement and the hard work they put into helping other members of their academic and professional communities succeed.” Zaragoza-Gomez came to America at age five and works to promote civic participation in her community by canvassing and recruiting volunteers with Mi Familia Vota. Zaragoza-Gomez’s photograph and a brief biography appear on the White House website, Champions of Change.