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Doreen & Dave Ostroke

I started at CSU in the mid 70s and was the first of my family to attend a university after high school.

In my junior year, I was hired at a new position with the University Police department as an evening safety escort, and shortly after took the test and became a police officer.

Doreen also came to CSU in the later 70s and was also the first of her family of 9 to go on to higher education.

I am not sure when I first met her. It might have been when I was getting a cup of coffee or providing money escorts from University Center to Fenn Tower cash drop box.  Either way, she was — and is — young and beautiful and filled with fun.

I found myself having a bit more coffee, and even hanging around CSU after work. We became friends, and started going out. It was a nice time to be alive and she made life even better by being such a good friend.

We married in 1980 and have two children, which we are both proud to say both attended and graduated from CSU.

They are both married and we have 2 grandsons… …perhaps future CSU Vikings.

– Dave