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ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND Jenny Rowley CLASS OF 2001 Jenny Vanover Rowley graduated from Snow College in 2001. While at Snow, she was a member and president of the Badgerettes dance team. She graduated from Southern Utah University in 2003. Jenny continued her love of dance by coaching high school drill teams and choreographing routines for high school and collegiate drill teams throughout Utah. She currently lives in Cedar City, where she owns a successful dance studio with 240 students. Besides dancing, she loves playing city league softball and spending time with her three kids and her husband Daniel, who is a firefighter and a Snow College graduate. Rowley said that Snow College enabled her to continue dancing after high school, which was her passion. “I feel like my time at Snow College has had the most prominent impact on my professional life than any other time in my life,” Jenny said. Some of her favorite memories from Snow College include performing at a football game while freezing rain came down on the dancers, Rollerblading around campus, and bowling with Bob. In 2004, Jenny’s first son, Parker, passed away at birth. This was a difficult time in Jenny’s life. “If there was anything I learned at Snow College (in Psychology class), it was above all things, to be positive,” she said. Today she volunteers in local support groups to help other bereaved parents who have suffered the loss of infants or children. 30 Ashley Christensen CLASS OF 2012 As one of Snow College’s newest alumni, Ashley Christensen (2012) fondly recalls the two years she spent in Ephraim. A highlight of Ashley’s Snow College experience was taking midnight trips to Denny’s, 45 minutes away! “You haven’t lived the college experience until you’ve driven to Salina at midnight just to go to Denny’s,” she said. “There were many times when I went on these ‘runs’ with my roommates and other friends just to end up seeing the rest of the college campus there.” Ashley believes her involvement with Snow College groups such as Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, and Student Government have helped her become a better leader. These opportunities, she said, have been very helpful to her as she pursues a degree in business marketing at Southern Utah University. In addition to attending school, Ashley loves outdoor activities, such as camping, fishing, hiking, and four-wheeling. She also enjoys photography, playing the violin, and spending time with family and friends. Although Ashley has moved on, she will never forget her time at Snow College. “Snow College is a one-of-akind school ... I was given an invaluable education, made lasting friendships, and had the college experience that no other school in the world offers,” she said. “Although I am no longer a student at Snow College, I will forever be a Badger at heart.” By Cassidy Rice and Emily Peterson To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Snow College, the Alumni Board has set a $125,000 goal for the Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund. Once this scholarship is fully funded, Snow College students will benefit every year for generations to come. The scholarship fund will be supported by donations from alumni and friends. Since Snow College has a rich heritage of generational alumni, we are making a special appeal to alumni families. Donations to the scholarship fund of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a special commemorative plaque that will be located on our recognition wall in the beautiful Karen H. Huntsman Library. This plaque will list the names of the first 125 families and individuals who make this legacy commitment. As an alumni association, we have established this scholarship program because we want as many students as possible to have the same great collegiate experience we had. The Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund is a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to future Snow College alumni by easing the financial burden for a few deserving students each year. You can help students excel by making a contribution today. The Snow College Alumni Association Board invites you to join with us in supporting the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Please remember that no amount is too small and every gift makes a difference. Please make your gift today and help support the next generation at Snow College. To make a donation or receive more information, please call (435) 283-7062 or visit www.snow. edu/give. 20 1 3 | S N O W CO L L EG E M AG A ZI N E

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