By CSU Global - May 14th, 2020
Happy birthday, Goldie!
A little something for you in honor of Goldie’s birthday: We’re waiving the $25 application fee through May 31! Just use promo code GOLDIE when you apply during the month of May 2020.
As our mascot celebrates another trip around the sun, we’re taking this special day, May 14, to take a closer look at her unwavering support and encouragement of CSU Global’s students and their noteworthy achievements.
Let’s learn a little more about our feathered friend and how she’s represented CSU Global over the years.
At CSU Global, all undergraduate courses are taught by instructors who hold at least a master’s degree in a subject related to what they teach, and graduate instructors hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field. Goldie is no exception to the rule – she holds a Ph.D. (a pretty high degree) in Aviation with a specialization in Eyesight. If you need tips on proper utilization of a 6-foot wingspan, she’s the pro you can rely on.
Fun Fact: Despite her obvious superiority over basic farm fowl, Goldie graciously shares her birthday with National Chicken Dance Day.
In August 2019, Goldie was on hand – sorry, on wing – to welcome Aurora Public Schools families at the annual APS Back to School event.
And, in 2018, Goldie introduced CSU Global to her friends at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program (RMRP), which helped raise awareness of the incredible work the organization does to rescue and rehabilitate nearly 300 birds of prey per year – including our cherished golden eagle. The RMRP educates individuals of all ages throughout Colorado about raptors and their importance to our ecosystem.
While COVID-19 is keeping us from celebrating our graduates in person this spring, Goldie can’t wait to log on to our virtual commencement ceremony on May 30. You can even wish her a belated happy birthday in the livestream chat!
Want a Goldie of your own? Check out the school store for plenty of ways to show your CSU Global pride! Use code MAY2020 for 15% off all Goldie items during her birthday month.
All kidding aside – we like to think that golden eagles represent our students, with the same qualities of focus, courage, strength, and adaptability.
With more than 18,000 currently enrolled students, Goldie takes her job seriously. She has a big responsibility to uplift, encourage, and give all of us a virtual high five – particularly now, when we’re all a little more remote than usual.
Best wishes and happy birthday, Goldie! Thank you for continuously inspiring CSU Global students, faculty, and staff to spread their wings and soar every day.
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