Kelly Ann Walker was a Colorado State University triple alumna, retiree
from the Department of Health and Exercise Science, and an inspiring champion
for those working to fight multiple sclerosis. Kelly worked in the Department
of Health and Exercise Science from 1991 until her retirement in 1998 and has
been a beloved mentor and friend to countless students, fellow faculty members,
University leaders, and community members. Her unique enthusiasm and contagious
sense of humor are greatly missed by students and faculty since her retirement
due to multiple sclerosis. Kelly is fondly described by faculty as an extremely
kind and compassionate instructor and adviser who always made time for
Since leaving CSU, Kelly has dedicated her life to raising support
for research to end MS. Along with her family, Kelly has inspired hundreds of
riders and volunteers to participate with Team Sugarbee in the annual MS150
bike ride. Team Sugarbee has raised more than $2 million for the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kelly earned her B.S. in health promotion and minor in human
development and family studies in 1988, followed by an M.S. in exercise science
and interdisciplinary studies program certificate in gerontology in 1991, and
another M.S. in human development and family studies with an emphasis in
marriage and family therapy in 2002.
The Kelly Walker Health Promotion
Scholarship acknowledges a student's outstanding leadership and service in
health promotion to the Department of Health and Exercise Science, the
University, and the community. Recipients must be active in the Wellness Club
and be a junior or senior in good academic standing.