Loyal UNC supporters and honorary alumni Jim and Janet Listen have exemplified commitment to the University of Northern Colorado for decades. Over the course of their relationship with the Bears, the Listens have embraced the athletic programs, adopted the UNC and Greeley communities and dedicated themselves to the academic success of student-athletes. For many years Janet volunteered to lead coordination efforts for the silent auction portion of the Blue and Gold Reverse Raffle—a fundraising event that generated money for student-athlete scholarships. Janet formerly served as an honorary chair for the Women’s Walk and she continues to keep her team members involved in supporting the Walk to this day. The Listens have become reliable fixtures at both home and away athletic events, and they can often be found sporting blue and gold in the stands regardless of the weather or the score. Aside from their attendance at games, the Listens have been generous with their financial support for UNC Athletics, donating directly to several programs for more than 30 years and establishing the James R. and Janet S. Listen Athletic Scholarship in 2002.