Jann Anderson CLASS OF
Jann Jacobson Anderson considers her time at Snow College to be very positive—except for the one fight that she witnessed! It took place at a ball game between Snow College and Dixie State. “I wish I could remember the things that I learned in my biology class as clearly as I can remember that fight,” she said. After graduating from Snow College in 1973, Jann attended Utah State University and received a bachelor’s degree in business education. She worked for Social Service for one year and then taught junior high for four years. She married her best friend, Boyd Anderson, and stayed home for 17 years to raise five children. Jann and Boyd also helped raise three of their nephews for several years, which they consider an added blessing to them. For the past 16 years, Jann has worked as a part-time secretary at East Midvale Elementary. “I have worn out several automobiles taking kids to music lessons, ball games of all kinds, and lots of church activities,” Jann stated. In addition, she loves sewing, reading, quilting, and singing. Jann has passed her love for Snow College onto her family. Three of her five children have attended Snow College, and they share Jann’s enthusiasm for the quality of faculty, students, and experiences that the College offers.
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Lori Birch CLASS OF
Lori Ann McAllister Birch graduated from Snow College in 1987 and enjoyed one semester at Utah State University before she and her husband, Troy, also a Snow College graduate, finally decided to get married. They had been dating since they met each other at Snow College. They made their first home in East Millcreek in Salt Lake County. Lori was then accepted into the BYU nursing program. At BYU, she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and graduated third in the 1990 class from the BYU School of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 2005 Lori and Troy moved back to her hometown of Mt. Pleasant. In her time at Snow College, Lori made some lifetime friends and learned to really have fun. She took violin lessons from Dennis Hansen and enjoyed playing in the Snow College Orchestra. Serving as the Associated Women Students (AWS) president was also an honor for her. Lori and Troy have passed the Snow College tradition onto their children; their two oldest kids have attended Snow College, and their younger daughters plan to attend in the future. The family’s passion for Snow College was rekindled when Troy was transferred to teach at the Ephraim LDS Institute adjacent to the Snow College campus. He was recently appointed to be the Institute’s director. Lori and Troy both enjoy supporting Snow College’s current students in their plays, games, and performances.
After graduating from Snow College in 1992, Wendee Hansen Lamb returned home to Cache Valley to finish her schooling at Utah State University. She graduated in the spring of 1994 with an early childhood education degree and a math/science minor. She also got married that fall, on September 16, 1994, to her Snow College sweetheart, Troy Lamb. They have now been married for 18 years and have six children. Wendee taught for eight years in the Cache School District before deciding to stay at home with her children. She then started her own preschool business, Magical Beginnings. She is now in her 12th year of operating the preschool. Wendee explained what a great experience it was for her to attend college and live away from home. She enjoyed the smaller classes and getting to know her professors and classmates on a personal level. While academics were her reason for attending Snow College, the social life was a great balance to the hard work. Wendee has great memories of playing intramurals, attending the football and basketball games, and going to the school dances. In her time at Snow College, she learned organization and time management skills, which enabled her to be very successful academically. Wendee and Troy like to visit the campus on occasion with their children, telling them stories of their time at Snow College and taking a trip to Ephraim’s beloved Malt Shop.
Published on Sep 5, 2013