GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Colorado Mesa University took time today to celebrate the school’s 97th birthday!

The community was invited to the main plaza where a giant birthday card was presented, cake was provided and President Marshall spoke to students and staff about the power of investing in higher education.

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This year the school took the opportunity to highlight 24 causes including diversity in stem careers and biology undergraduate research.

From all of us at KREX 5 news, Happy Birthday CMU!