CONGRATULATIONS to E. Michael Rosser, CMB, AMP, CML for receiving the Colorado State University Alumni Association Lifetime Career Achievement Award!

Photo and Article by Bob Sweeney
In photo: Wil, Mike and Karen Rosser pose after Mike received the Colorado State University Alumni Association Lifetime Career Achievement Award. 

Colorado State University Alumni Association shined its spotlight on Aurora resident Ewin Michael Rosser, CMB, AMP, CML recently by presenting him with the Lifetime Career Achievement Award given to alumni who have excelled in their business and civic careers.

Rosser graduated from CSU in 1964 and was very active in campus activities and was awarded a Ford Foundation scholarship to work in the political party of his choice during his senior year.

He furthered his career with two more master’s degrees from University of Northern Colorado and the school of mortgage banking at Northwestern University.

He spent his business career in mortgage banking, assisting homeowners to purchase affordable housing, including developing the “Mortgages for Beginners” institutive with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka and a Colorado savings institution.  The program was designed to expand opportunities for low- and moderate-income families throughout the state.

In 1979, the Colorado Mortgage Bankers Association awarded Rosser the Everett C. Spelman Award, the most prestigious award given by the Colorado MBA and initiated the E. Michael RosserCMB, AMP, CML Lifetime Achievement Award. He became the Association’s president in 1985.  He joined AIG United Guaranty in January 1993 and served as vice president of national accounts for nearly 15 years.

He was instrumental in obtaining a grant to establish the Center for Real Estate Finance at CSU leading to more than $4 million in additional funding and the establishment of the Everett Real Estate Center.

He is an active board member of the Colorado Land-Use Commission and co-founder of the Arapahoe County Open Space and Trails Advisory Board. Arapahoe County awarded him the county’s first Distinguished Citizen Award for his leadership and vision in founding the open-space program for the county.

Mike is married to Keren Call M.D., a retired Denver pediatrician, and the couple has two sons, Kevin, a graduate of Cornell College and The University of Oxford now working in Hague. Their son Wil holds an MBS from the University of Denver and is vice president of marketing for the Game Show Network.

The award was presented at the CSU 50 Year Club banquet during annual homecoming festivities.

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