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Bachelor of Commercial Music 2 | New Look 5 | Suites at Academy Square 6 | Business and applied technologies 8 | Center for Global Engagement 1o

Bachelor Of Commercial Music, Our New Four-Year Degree

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table of contents

President Wyatt: “Best Two-Year College”


New Bachelor of Commercial Music Degree


Snow College’s New Logo, New Look


New Housing Suites at Academy Square


Business and Applied Technologies


Global Engagement


Snow College 125th Anniversary


Athletics Update and Team Schedules


Homecoming 17 Amber Epling and Operation Smile


Distinguished Alumni


Alumni Update 22 Performing Arts Schedule


Donor Report


In Memoriam


Publisher Snow College Office of Advancement 150 E. College Avenue Ephraim, UT 84627 Editorial contributors Alicia Blain Emily Peterson Codi Ramsey Travis Schiffman (Special Contributor) Art Direction / Design Royter Snow Design Snow College Magazine is published annually in the fall by Snow College.


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BEST in the


By President Scott L Wyatt I have always told my friends that Snow College is the best two-year school in the West. Now I can back it up! This year, two national organizations—CNN Money and the Aspen Institute—took a hard look at all of the two-year colleges in America (community colleges, junior colleges, and technical colleges) and ranked us. CNN Money put us at number 6 in the nation, and Aspen listed us with the group of schools they consider among the top 10 percent in the nation. If we merge the two rankings—only one college comes out ahead of us! That

college is a technical school in Kansas. So, west of Kansas, we are the best two-year school! Not bad for your old alma mater, don’t you think! Why is Snow College so good? Here are six reasons.

1. Academic and Career Advising. The College has the best advisor-to-student ratio of any institution in Utah. We have one advisor for every 400 students.

2. Full-Time Faculty. The College has the highest percentage of classes being taught by full-time faculty in the state—66 percent of all classes at Snow College are taught by full-time faculty members. The average in the state is 54 percent.

3. Small Class Size. The average class size is 19 students. A new classroom building was constructed on the Ephraim campus two years ago; all classrooms were intentionally built small to help maintain the great class size as part of our culture. Since I mentioned classrooms—we think we have the largest percentage of high-tech classrooms in the state as well!

4. Residential Campus. Snow College is the most residential college or university in Utah. Ninety percent of the students at the main campus in Ephraim live within walking distance of campus.

5. Extra- and Co-Curricular Activities. More than 75 percent of all Snow College students actively participate in at least one extra-curricular club or organization while at Snow College. Most disciplines offer co-curricular activities. No other college or university is close to that percentage. 6. College Preparation Orientation Course. The College offers a fall semester college orientation course for entering freshmen. The program connects groups of 25 to 30 students with a faculty or staff mentor, builds networks with fellow students, and involves them in opportunities to learn and experience vital keys to success in academic and student life. Each year, at least 70 percent of the entering freshman class voluntarily enroll in this one-credit course. National research indicates that these six factors all lead students to more effective learning and higher graduation rates. If you haven’t been to your college in a while, please come by for a visit. We would love to show you our new Karen H. Huntsman Library, the new Lucy Phillips classroom building, our beautiful new student housing building, and the college gateway. But even more than that—we would love to show you the smiles on the faces of all our students. They are having a great time. And so are we!

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A Snow College First – Bachelor of Commercial Music Snow College and Juilliard are now in concert creating a Bachelor of Commercial Music Degree.


ttending Snow College as a music student 20 years ago meant attending classes and practices

in an old church building, where the new Residential Life Suites now proudly stands. Rehearsals and performances would take place in the Joseph Crane Theater, once situated where the Karen H. Huntsman Library now serves the Snow College community. It should come as no surprise, then, that Snow College is no stranger to change and historic “firsts.” A Snow College music student from the “Crane Theater Era” would certainly have recognized the name Juilliard, but may have never dreamed that it would be paired together with Snow College. Now that eight years have gone by since Snow College and the Juilliard School in New York have formed a strong partnership and produced multitudes of talented and well-prepared students, their ambitious pioneering and collaboration have brought to fruition another great first to Snow College—a Bachelor of Commercial Music degree. The idea of a four-year degree in commercial music is the brainchild of Dr. Vance Larsen, dean of the Fine Arts Division, and Dr. Steve Meredith, chair of the music department. Their experience as both music educators and professional musicians, along with their genuine interest and concern about the preparation students need to be successful musicians and entrepreneurs in the industry, formed the initial impetus for


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Feature Story

the proposal.

of the Juilliard School in New York, for her

Dr. Meredith recalls that his own train-

help with the program. Full-time faculty

ing helped him become a great musician,

members in the area of commercial music

but left many questions unanswered as he

were already in place before the proposal

taught lessons out of his home. Meredith

was pitched to the Board of Regents. The

said, “I used to ask myself, ‘Should I join

music department at Snow College will hire

a union? Is any of my work tax deduct-

additional adjunct instructors and one full-

ible? How do I classify what I do for tax

time faculty member to oversee teaching

purposes?’ I don’t want students to have

in the area of music business, songwriting,

to face those realities of the industry like I

and music technology. All required courses

did.” With many schools offering degrees in

for the Bachelor of Commercial Music de-

music education, the Bachelor of Commer-

gree are currently in place, and additional

cial Music from Snow College is a newer,

reviews are anticipated by the Northwest

unique degree that will help aspiring musi-

Commission on Colleges and Universities as

cians “get ready for work.”

well as the National Association of Schools

Because the degree is a bachelor

of Music during fall semester of this year.

of music, rather than a bachelor of arts,

The addition of a four-year degree

students will be expected to meet a higher

does not change Snow College’s identity as

level of musicianship, with music as their

a two-year institution. The Carnegie Foun-

major and music industry as a

dation’s Classification of Institutions

minor area of

With many schools

focus. As part of

offering degrees in

tion™ has been the

their coursework

music education, the

leading framework

in music industry, students will take

Bachelor of Commercial

of Higher Educa-

for recognizing and describing

classes in mu-

Music from Snow

sic business and

College is a newer,

sity in U.S. higher

commercial music.

unique degree that will

education for the

The program will have three areas of

help aspiring musicians

focus: music per-

“get ready for work.”

institutional diver-

past four decades. Since its inception in 1970, the

formance, music

Carnegie Classifica-

production, and

tion™ has defined


Snow College as a “Primarily Associate’s”

The process for getting ready to offer

college. In 2005 and then again in 2010, the

the four-year degree has been lengthy, but

Foundation modified its basic classification

very rewarding. It included a multi-year

to include the provision that associate’s

collaboration with Juilliard and Snow fac-

colleges “include institutions where all

ulty to create a proposal as well as provide

degrees are at the associate’s level, or where

the infrastructure to prepare students to

bachelor’s degrees account for less than 10

receive the degree. The proposal’s develop-

percent of all undergraduate degrees.” This

ment included a 15-member advisory board

change prompted the music department to

made up of world-class musicians and edu-

submit the proposal for the new four-year

cators from across the country. Dr. Meredith

degree and inspired the Board of Regents

commended Dr. Laurie Carter, vice president

to consider it. On May 18, 2012, the Board

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voted unanimously in favor of its approval. With the degree’s approval coming late in the school year, communication with prospective students of the program has been critical. “We have students at Snow College waiting for final accreditation approval,” said Meredith. “We have a lot of work to do but are very excited for the path.” Twenty-eight students are expected to enroll in the spring as juniors, with additional enrollments coming. The first graduates of the program are expected in May 2014. A special concert celebrating the new program will take place on Friday, September 28. There is a lot of excitement about the opportunities available to students with the ap-

There is a lot of ex-

proval of the four-year

citement about the

degree. “This is a historic

opportunities avail-

day for Snow College,” said President Scott Wy-

able to students with

att. “We are thrilled with

the approval of the

the outcome. I am very

four-year degree.

excited for the program,” he added. Carlie Hansen, a vocal performance student from Cedar Hills and

a current Snow College student said, “My plan was to transfer, but now I can stay here. I love Snow so it is perfect for me.” The music department at Snow College continues to offer amazing opportunities for budding musicians through its summer workshops and concerts featuring members from the Juilliard School. The Horne School of Music will also continue to offer a comprehensive twoyear program of music study leading to either an associate of arts or associate of science degree. Because of small class sizes, world-class faculty and facilities, and very strong administrative support, students have unparalleled opportunities for both classroom learning and practical application of skills through perforVance Larsen, dean of the Division of Fine Arts.

mance and touring. The new four-year degree is another important verse in Snow College’s academic symphony of offerings, showing that Snow College is, indeed, “in tune” with what students need to succeed. For more information, please visit


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Offical Snow College Badger Logo

Snow College has a New Logo and Design. In recent months, the Snow College logo and colors have undergone a major makeover. The new design scheme pairs orange with traditional Badger Blue, adding a burst of color that will set Snow College apart from

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Utah’s other colleges and universities. At their April 13, 2012 meeting, the Snow College Board of Trustees agreed to change the official school colors to blue and orange. This change is the culmination of a long-term effort by Snow College administration to develop a visible, recognizable brand that will successfully market and promote the College. The first phase of this rebranding, the “Its SNOWing” campaign, is present on the Snow College website and in current print materials. However, marketing consultants also indicated the need for a new color for Snow College. Navy blue is not a unique color among Utah colleges and universities, and people are more likely to associate it with Brigham Young University or Utah State University than with Snow College. Additionally, because navy blue blends in with the natural environment (such as mountains, sky, and water), it is not a very noticeable color. Equipped with this information, President Scott Wyatt requested that the art department and the marketing office consider a new logo. A committee of five faculty and staff—four of which are Snow College alumni—worked on this request. This committee considered the advice of advertising professionals, along with their own knowledge and expertise, and developed a new “S” logo, wordmark, and color scheme. The committee’s original scheme eliminated navy blue and featured orange as the primary color. “Orange was selected because it is the only reasonable color not being used by another college or university [in Utah] and for its strong marketing value,” said President Wyatt. The new color and logo were presented to a number of groups on the Ephraim and Richfield campuses; a community meeting was also held in Ephraim. Every Snow College committee who heard the presentation voted in favor of the change. While most who reviewed the proposal expressed approval, there were others who wanted blue to remain a part of the College’s color scheme. Recognizing this concern, the Board of Trustees chose to keep blue but add orange, as well. The move to blue and orange is not the College’s first color change. When Snow College was first established, its colors were yellow and white. For a few years, the colors changed to red and white before reverting to yellow and white once more. In 1951, after becoming a branch campus of Utah State University, Snow College adopted the USU colors, navy blue and white. Since that time, blue has been the College’s primary color. snow college magazine



“Suite” Deal FOR

New Student

Housing If you haven’t visited Snow College’s Ephraim campus

dormitories because they are critical for a good college

in a while, a drive up 100 North toward the iconic Noyes

experience. “We are working with a company in Texas that

Building is sure to provide you with some new “eye candy.”

specializes in college furniture. Nationwide, costs are low

Rising four-floors high, on the corner of first north and

and demand is so high that they can’t build the furniture

first east, sits the Suites at Academy Square, beautifully

fast enough,” said Dodge. All of these factors, combined

complimenting the Noyes Building and forming part of the

with bond rates and construction costs that are at histori-

new gateway entrance to Snow College. Before construc-

cally low levels, spurred the interest in and development

tion of the Suites, Castilleja Hall was Snow College’s newest

of the Suites. The location of the Suites at the gateway

on-campus housing facility. At 42 years of age, with its

entrance to campus shows that Snow College is here—alive,

cinderblock walls, lack of air conditioning, and an electrical

vibrant, and successful.

system better suited to earlier eras, the time has come for

The Suites at Academy Square boast a multitude of

more up-to-date student housing that can better serve the

features and amenities that are sure to enhance the Snow

needs of Snow College students.

College experience for any student. The southwest corner

The Suites at Academy Square represent a significant

features a common space that will serve as a reception area

part of Snow College’s ongoing effort to attract students

for all on-campus housing. Visitors to the space will enjoy

to a campus that is capable of meeting student

a fireplace, plush furniture, and flat-screen televisions that

needs for a modern living space. In addition

carry the latest in campus news and events. Residents may

to the construction of the Suites, all of the

select either a private room or shared rooms within one of

existing on-campus housing has received remodeling updates, including new beds

occupants, based on the layout. Each suite can be individu-

in every building. According to Marvin

ally controlled with air conditioning, windows that open, a

Dodge, vice president for administrative

kitchenette with a full-sized refrigerator and microwave, two

services, “If a college doesn’t have some

private bathrooms with separate vanity areas, and mobile

component of on-campus housing, your

bedroom furniture that can be setup in a variety of layouts to

campus begins to lose its sense of commu-

suit any taste, giving the suite a very “hotel-like” feel.

nity and dies.” Many colleges and universities recognize the need for traditional-style 6

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two different suite formats that house either six or eight

The entire building is rich in data capabilities, boasting plenty of wireless and wired Internet access in all suites and

new Residence Suites

“If a college doesn’t commons areas. Each floor will share a common laundry

and east sides of the

area, with open-access machines for all residents, free to

facility. Innovative

have some component

use, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

architectural design on

the ground floor of the

of on-campus housing,

Maintaining proper security for residents of the Suites

is accomplished, in part, by key card access, which limits

building will permit

your campus begins to

traffic on each floor during specified hours at night. The

expansion in the fu-

southwest corner of each floor offers space that caters to

ture, with the capacity

lose its sense of com-

larger group activities as well. These areas are enhanced by

to build an additional

large glass windows that offer spectacular views of Ephraim

four more suites, to

and the Snow College campus. On the second and fourth

house 24 to 32 more

floors, residents may use a full-sized kitchen for prepar-

residents if needed.

ing food for group events. Food may be served through an

munity and dies.”

The back area or east side of the Suites offers a variety of

access window and delivered to the group areas through a

spaces for those who just want to “hang out” with friends

connecting hallway. The third-floor group space features

and enjoy being outside. Among the amenities, residents

an exercise room with treadmills, exercise bikes, and el-

can make use of a full volleyball pit, a basketball court,

liptical machines, along with a padded floor for individual

and barbecuing areas, all with a clear view of the beauti-

aerobic and other floor exercises. The fourth-floor common

ful mountains. Snow College purchased additional property

area serves as a game room with a pool table, a Ping-Pong

near the construction site of the Suites, where older, vacant

table, and carpet patterned to match a life-sized chess

homes were demolished and parking was constructed for

board, where residents may play chess with oversized chess

200 additional parking stalls. This collaborative effort will

pieces, or in groups, where players themselves serve as the

assist Ephraim City in reducing the impact of possible park-

individual pieces. In addition to these corner group areas,

ing congestion created by the increase of student residents.

each floor offers a quiet study room for group or individual

The Suites at Academy Square will house 394 residents,

study, as well as an entertainment room with a flat-screen

and students began moving in on August 15, 2012. Based

television for gaming enthusiasts.

on all they have to offer, residents of the Suites are getting

Residents who wish to escape the confines of the build-

a “suite deal” on a great place to live at Snow College. For

ing will enjoy the three exterior decks on the west, south,

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Business & Applied Technologies

Pioneers & Innovators Blending Traditional Excellence & Innovation Have you ever had the opportunity to use a human

and equipment, as well as a nurse’s station, allowing

a full-size,

simulator to better understand a patient’s symptoms?

them to more easily assimilate to the nursing work


Ever wondered what your hair stylist or nail technician

environment once they graduate. A human simulator

correct body

needs to know to be the best in their field? Are you

in the form of an electronically-enhanced mannequin,

model to assist students

motivated to run board meetings for big business,

valued at $100,000, lays face-up in a hospital bed, in a

in identifying muscular, skeletal, vascular, and organ

work on a giant Caterpillar® (CAT) engine, or guide

room separated by observation glass, where a nursing

systems. Even more unique is the donation from a

a metal milling machine to produce a flawless, critical

supervisor can simulate any number of symptoms and

former science teacher, who, prior to her passing,

metal part for that big CAT engine? The Business and

observe a student’s performance in assisting the virtual

designated her own body as a cadaver to continue

Applied Technologies Division (BAT), formerly Career

patient through the glass. Enrollments are strong and

teaching students to love science.

and Technical Education (CTE) at Snow College Rich-

growing, and a current RN program partnership with

field, provides training on all of this and more, and

Weber State University in transition. The RN program

We Mean Business

helps students find careers that utilize these skills.

will be transferred over to Snow College and ready in

With student groups garnering local, state, and

The BAT division has been restructured into eight

the Fall 2013 academic year, continuing the excellence

national business competition awards, it is easy to

academic departments to better serve the needs of

in RN education forged with the Weber partnership.

see that teaching business is “big business” at Snow

its students: allied health, business, construction

College. The facilities and faculty at the Snow College

technology, farm and ranch management, industrial

Learning in Style

Richfield campus complement their counterparts on

technology, information technology, services technol-

Students seeking training in cosmetology, barbering,

the Ephraim campus with an eye focused on innova-

ogy, and transportation technology. This transition has

or nail technology will find facilities and instruction

tion and entrepreneurship. At Snow College, students

been exciting, improving on a model that aligned with

that are a “cut above the rest” at the Snow College

learn to conduct themselves as if they were in the

local high schools and providing a pathway for these

Richfield campus. A large hair studio in salon format

corporate world. A full-scale board room, as well as

students to acquire marketable skills. More impor-

houses multiple workstations where students may cut

hands-on training in computer and digital media labs,

tantly, the transition streamlines education and skill

and style hair for customers from the local community,

are just a few of the tools awaiting any student wanting

attainment for post-high students and better equips

initially under instructor supervision, and later on their

to “seal the deal” as part of a corporate team or an

them for employment. The new organization continues

own. Across the hall, students enjoy a dedicated nail

innovative entrepreneur.

the strong tradition of current programs with an eye

technology lab where they learn the latest techniques

toward new offerings in the future.

for performing pedicures and manicures, along with

Big Rigs to Classic Cars

other nail services.

Whether it’s a “big rig” for moving earth or heavy

“Scrubbing In” with the Best


equipment, or a classic car to carry people, students

While memories of candy stripers and the general

The Anatomy of Excellence

in the Transportation Technology Department at Snow

appeal of nursing form a pleasant reminiscence of the

In the Allied Health Department at Snow College,

College learn how to fix, repair and maintain it. From

nursing past for some people, students today who are

science is part of the DNA. The conversion of a former

alignments to oil changes, automotive technol-

seeking to complete credentials as certified nursing

commercial arts lab into a new science lab is just

ogy courses teach to all eight Automotive Service

assistants (CNA), licensed practical nurses (LPN),

the beginning of exciting changes for students in

Excellence (ASE) certifications and offer access to a

or registered nurses (RN) will find only cutting-edge

health-related programs or for those needing to fill a

fully-equipped and spacious automotive shop that

equipment and the latest in technical expertise as part

science course requirement. The lab currently houses

boasts multiple hydraulic lifts, a “dyno” or dynamom-

of their instruction at Snow College. Thanks to gener-

courses in anatomy and physiology, with chemistry

eter (a device used to measure torque and horsepower

ous grants from donors, students are able to train in

courses ready for students for the Fall 2012 semester.

on an automotive engine), an alignment machine, and

hospital-like, clinical classrooms, with hospital beds

The $100,000 investment in new equipment includes

training equipment and faculty expertise in working on

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Snow College - Division Profile

hybrid automobiles. The diesel and heavy duty me-

Alan Palmer, associate professor of welding technol-

chanics shop is one of the only places you’ll find a full

ogy, demonstrates how to use welding equipment

tractor trailer parked right inside the classroom. Within

and then expects students to calibrate and maintain

close proximity to the tractor trailer, two CAT engines,

the equipment as if it were their own. Students enjoy

removed from their heavy machinery “homes,” proudly

individual welding booths, an excellent teacher-to-

sit waiting for curious eyes and hands. The shop

student ratio, and training that covers all welding

also hosts the only tractor-trailer size dynamometer

processes commonly used in the fabrication, repair,

machine in the six-county area.

and construction industries.

Forming Strong Bonds

Grants Help Innovation

Keeping engines, heavy equipment, and any machinery

Critical to continued innovation in Business and

running strong, you can’t sweat the small stuff. When

Applied Technologies is the availability of support-

a joint breaks or a small part needs to be replaced,

ing funds for equipment and instructors. The Trade

welders and machine tool technologists really show

Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career

their “mettle.” Students in the newly formed industrial

Training Grant Program, coordinated through Salt

technology department acquire skills in welding and

Lake Community College, may help foot the bill. Snow

machine tool technologies, forming a multi-skilled

College’s growth in industrial mechanics and technol-

graduate that better fits the current demands of

ogy has helped secure $350,000 in grant funds with

industry. Snow College has a strong tradition of faculty

the potential of another $470,000 in additional funds

who inspire students to excel and to give back what

to purchase equipment for the Richfield and Ephraim

they have received as graduates of its programs. Alan

campuses, as well as modular equipment for satellite

Hart, recently appointed chair of the industrial technol-

campus areas. New work area space has been cleared,

ogy department and also the instructor for machine

cleaned, and treated for use as an industrial mechan-

tool technology, certainly fits this mold as a former

ics shop with equipment arriving just in time for the

student and graduate of the program. Students in the

Fall 2012 courses. BAT Dean Michael Medley recently

program work on manual lathes for a year, then move

visited the San Juan Community College campus to

to automated lathes and mills that utilize computer

examine a replica of the inside of a power plant in

numerical control (CNC) technology, like the HAAS-

miniature scale. The BAT division hopes to acquire

brand units found in the Snow College Richfield shop

similar modules to be used as mechanical trainers

“classroom.” Large manufacturing companies like

that may be set up for a semester in any given training

Flowserve, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of

location, and then moved as needed. Standing on the

pumps, valves, seals and components, have expressed

shoulders of pioneers in career and technical training

great interest in graduates of Snow College’s machine

who have established traditions of excellence with

tool technology program, who are properly trained

industry-specific experience, over decades of teaching

to work with their million-dollar, high-precision

and training students, the BAT division is ready to

machines. Snow College continues to encourage

forge ahead, meeting the demand for innovation.

8 Academic Departments

Allied Health Business Construction Technology Farm & Ranch Management Industrial Technology Information Technology Services Technology Transportation Technology

companies to invest in its programs by purchasing equipment to be housed on the Richfield campus. snow college magazine


S n o w C o l l e g e

Global Engagement, World-Class Education

The fall semester of 2011 brought significant

As the Center embarks on its newly ex-

Dennis Faatz, the Center’s director for inter-

changes to the Snow College International

panded mission and focus, a new strategic

national student services, manages the new

Center, now known as the Center for Global

initiative at Snow College has been an-

Global Alumni Team (GAT). It consists of

Engagement. In August, the Center expanded

nounced, which establishes a goal of at

former Snow College international students

its name, mission, and focus. As a part of

least 20 percent of Snow College students

and serves a two-fold mission to connect

restructuring the office, Sam Heikinen joined

having a “Global Engagement Experience.”

with other alumni and help prospective

the Snow College family as the new Center

In response, the Center for Global Engage-

students learn about Snow College. Since

director. This new Center continues to house

ment, along with a committee of faculty and

the inception of GAT, over 300 international

the English as a Second Language (ESL)

staff, has designed a new Global Scholars

alumni have reached out to become Global

and Teaching Second or Foreign Languages

Program. The committee is currently apply-

Alumni Team members. In addition to

programs, recruit new international students, and provide international students with the same excellent services they received in the past. The Center will also provide a clearinghouse for global education at Snow College.

A Priority to Serve ALL Students The Center for Global Engagement is also concerned with “bringing the world to Snow College students,” according to director Heikinen. Currently, all Snow College

the GAT, current students

All Snow College students have the opportunity to experience new culture through Study Abroad opportunities, as well as participation in International Week, the International Club, and the much anticipated International Food Festival.

students have the opportunity to experi-

students online through the Global Ambassador Program (GAP). Alex Peterson, assistant director of the Center for Global Engagement, manages the new GAP. As a new recruiting tool for the Center, a select group of American and international students, who

ence new culture through study abroad

ing for federal grant money to support the

opportunities, as well as participation in

college-wide initiative, which has an initial

to answer emails, chat, and use Skype,

International Week, the International Club,

framework built around a five-year plan.

an Internet application for making voice

and the much anticipated International Food

Involvement from students, faculty, and staff

and video calls, to contact prospective

Festival. In 2012, the Festival continued its

may support what has the potential to be a

students throughout the world.

rich tradition of featuring not only incred-

groundbreaking program.

form the GAP, are available

International Enrollment Management

ible food offerings, but also fashion, song,


reach out to prospective

poetry, and dance. The event raised $667

Outreach from Former Students

The Center for Global Engagement is also

for the Snow College International Student

Since September 2011, the Center has been

responsible for international enrollments at

Scholarship Fund this year.

actively involved with connecting with

Snow College. Heikinen has established a

international alumni from all over the world.

long-term strategic recruitment plan with a

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goal of achieving international enrollments

Three of our recent graduates from Japan

that reflect 10 percent of the total enrolled student population. Since taking his new position in September 2011, Heikinen has visited over 15 countries to meet students and parents; es-

the prospects are given access to communicate

to their overall experiences at Snow College.

tablished programs with high schools, colleges,

with the GAT and the Global Ambassadors.

Recent data from such focus groups indicates

and universities abroad; worked with embassy

Snow College international students’ biggest

officials; gained approval from scholarship

In June, the Center welcomed new partners

complaint was “Ephraim can be boring,” while

granting institutions; attended recruitment

from China to meet and discuss creating

the high points included “great teachers” and

fairs; approached foreign government agencies;

viable connections between Snow College

“friendly people.” Faatz and Mickelson also

and engaged in other recruitment activities.

and Chinese educational institutions to bring

manage a “Matriculation Celebration” with

This year, Snow College was officially ap-

future enrollment from that region.

international students who are successfully

proved by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission

Heikinen is quick to point out that recruit-

completing ESL coursework and heading into

(SACM) to receive sponsored students from

ment is only one important aspect of inter-

regular classes.

Saudi Arabia, the first of whom joined Snow

national student enrollments, and every staff

College this recent summer. This approval,

member at the Center is actively involved in

along with site visits to the United Arab Emir-

assisting current international student success.

Advisory Committee Helps Support Center’s Mission

ates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Jordan, are steps in

The Center now includes a newly established

In addition to supporting a diverse and

paving the way for more sponsored students to

Retention Team to do everything possible

vibrant international student population,

come to Snow College.

to assist international students once they’re

the Center strives to create opportunities

enrolled at Snow College. The Retention

for American students to enjoy a “global

A new focus on targeted marketing and

Team, composed of Dennis Faatz and Katie

experience” at Snow College. According to

prospect management has also been estab-

Mickelson, assists international students with

the Center’s directors, several initiatives have

lished within the Center. When Heikinen

legal and immigration issues, class advising,

been taking shape to support these goals,

recruits abroad, he electronically sends large

and registration. They also communicate with

including collaboration with enthusiastic

lists of prospective student e-mail informa-

other departments and faculty to help ensure

faculty, staff, and students, and the creation

tion to Becky Adams, the Center’s admissions

international student success.

of the Snow College Global Engagement Advisory Committee (GEAC). The committee,

assistant. Adams quickly assigns these students to each staff member of the Center, so that pro-

In addition, the Center has been happy to

which has been chaired by Cless Young, a

spective students who meet Heikinen abroad

work with other departments across campus

Snow College faculty member, includes other

immediately receive personal e-mails from a

already assisting international students. The

faculty, the coordinator for the Multicultural

different staff member each week, welcoming

team regularly organizes focus groups to

Center, the director of the Center for Global

them to apply to Snow College. In addition,

interview students and gather data pertaining

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Global Engagement

China delegation visit at GBEEC, courtesy of Sanpete County Search and Rescue

student representatives. The GEAC will serve

Advisor Sam Heikinen with International Club

in an advisory capacity to the Center for Global Engagement and is currently part of a larger committee tasked with creating the Global Scholars Program at Snow College.

Snow College, Global and Getting Noticed With the recent completion of the Karen H. Huntsman Library and its LEED Gold certification for sustainability, the Center applied to have a delegation from a college in China visit

Sam Heikinen holding a recruitment seminar with interested students during his visit to Rizhao Polytechnic in China

Members of Global Alumni Team with Dennis Faatz

Snow College, entirely funded by the Chinese government. After submitting the request in September 2011, Snow College was chosen as

Sanpete Search and Rescue added to the

excitement to work with Snow College left a

one of only four community colleges in the

excitement of the visit by taking the group

lasting impression,” he said.

United States that the delegation would visit.

up Ephraim Canyon through the snow in two

Delegates from Rizhao Polytechnic Institute

snowcats and three snowmobiles to visit the

Snow College and the Rizhao Polytechnic

arrived in February 2012 to see sustainability

Great Basin Environmental Education Center

Institute have signed a memorandum of un-

initiatives in and around Snow College.

(GBEEC). The delegates also enjoyed a Utah

derstanding, which aims to promote student

Jazz game, a visit to Bryce Canyon National

and faculty exchanges in the future. Another

The Center had the privilege of hosting the

Park, and dance instruction in the Snow Col-

delegation visit is expected as soon as the

visiting delegates for four days. They visited

lege Western Swing dance class.

group is able to secure new visas.

regional and state sustainability committees,

Li Hongye said, “We have made a new

Building upon decades of growth and excel-

toured the campus, and discussed innovative

friend; we sincerely hope to continue and

lence from committed faculty and students,

ideas. President Scott Wyatt, several deans

develop a long-lasting relationship with

and a strong legacy of international involve-

and faculty, members of student govern-

Snow College. I think Utah is so beautiful,

ment as the former International Center, the

ment, the President’s Leadership Team, the

and the people here are very friendly.” Heiki-

Center for Global Engagement stands poised

International Club, and Ephraim City officials

nen enjoyed the opportunity of visiting the

and ready to help Snow College reach out

were among those to welcome the visitors.

delegation in Rizhao, China, three weeks af-

to students everywhere, making for a truly

Those visiting were: Li Jiangang (Assistant

ter they had left Snow College. He received a

global experience. Please visit www.snow.

President), Yang Baoguo (Director, Higher

warm welcome from administration, faculty,

edu/international for more information.

Education Research Center), Mao Huaidong

and students at Rizhao. “It was humbling to

(Vice Director, General Affairs Office) and

be treated so well. I learned a lot through

Li Hongye (Director, International Affairs).

this experience . . . their kindness, and

sites in the local area, met with members of


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125 years and counting


kk he beautiful bronze statue of Erastus and Lorenzo Snow

Honors Program director, and Rosie Connor, director of philanthropic

nestled between the Karen H. Huntsman Library and the Noyes

initiatives and partnerships, are working together to create the Snow

Building may be the only likeness of anyone who was around

College 125th Anniversary StoryCorps. This activity will reach out to Snow

when Snow College was established in 1888, but Snow’s

College alumni, faculty, emeriti, donors and friends of all backgrounds and

pioneering fathers’ vision of excellence lives on today. In

ages, asking them to record, share, and preserve brief stories of their Snow

2013, Snow College will celebrate its 125th year, and even though no one from the first graduating class was available for comment, the excitement for the upcoming anniversary celebration is very real. With a rich and diverse group of active alumni dating back several decades, Snow

College experiences. The goal is to collect these accounts over the next

Snow College

Turning 125

year and then compile short excerpts from the interviews for public and electronic presentation; an anniversary book and accompanying CD will feature these excerpts. The

College is poised and ready to

gathering of these stories will

celebrate the “Big 125,” beginning

take place at various community

with commencement exercises in

and college activities, including

2013. According to Marci Larsen,

Scandinavian Days, Founders

special assistant to the President,

Day, Homecoming, and the

“The celebration of Snow’s 125th

Golden Badger Reunion.

year will begin the night before

The formation of a “125th

commencement exercises in

Club” is already underway,

2013, essentially going from

with plans to begin advertising

commencement to commencement

a special pass for campus

of the following year.”

activities in December 2012.

Snow College’s 125-year celebration will not set to begin until commencement begin at Commencement in 2013 and will of 2013, many individuals are already include a baccalaureate program, a music busy planning, collaborating, and finalizing details for multiple events. concert, Founders Day and many other events. Even though the celebration is

Among many planned activities is a

The pass will allow the holder to attend every campus event (athletics, plays, concerts, etc.) between May 2013 and May 2014, for a flat fee of $125. In September of this year, a music

formal baccalaureate program in the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts

concert is planned as a preamble to the anniversary celebration and to kick

set to kick off the year-long focus on Snow’s tradition of excellence, with

off the beginning of Snow’s first four-year degree offering—a bachelor’s

displays depicting the different eras of Snow College life. These nearby

degree in Commercial Music. For more information and to see a tentative

displays will chronicle the development of the Snow College “Community

timeline of planned events, please be sure to visit the 125th Anniversary

Family,” decade by decade. David Allred, English faculty member and

website at

“... Snow’s pioneering fathers’ vision of excellence lives on today.”

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Offical Snow College Badger Logo

The following Badgers will continue a scholarship education with their athletic skills:

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The metaphoric “revolving door” that is often present in any athletics department has not been any stranger to Snow College; in fact, it’s been on high speed. The 2011-2012 season began with three new head coaches and ended with unexpected finishes. Tyler Hughes moved from the football team’s offensive coordinator, a position he has held since 2004, to become the head football coach, and he led the Badgers to their sixth “Top of the Mountains Bowl” victory. Keven John came from Colorado to lead the volleyball team and All-American player, Niurka Toribio, through a tough, rebuilding season against notoriously competitive Region 18 opponents. Natalie Visger accepted her first head coaching position and took over the women’s basketball program, setting the bar high with the program’s first-ever Region 18 Championship and a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Salina, Kansas. In spite of this season’s changes, tradition stands strong for Snow College athletes. Many youngsters come to Snow to get experience and playing time, with hopes of continuing their education while playing sports after two years. As the seasons ended for the sophomores, four-year institutions were standing on the sidelines ready to grab some of the top junior college student-athletes in the region. In the 2012 season, players will suit up in gear with a new logo and a standout color. The football team made its home debut against Everett Community College on August 25 at 12 p.m. at the Robert L. Stoddard Stadium. Coach Hughes is excited about the new season. “We had a terrific spring training session and signing class. We have a chance to do some special things this season. We are looking forward to the challenge ahead,” said Hughes. The volleyball team opened its season with an exhibition against NCAA Division II school Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO on August 18 and spent three more weeks on the road before hosting the Snow Invitational on September 7 in Ephraim. 14

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Football: Tenny Palepoi–University of Utah Bill Vavau–Utah State University AJ Pataialii–Utah State University Cayle Chapman–New Mexico State University Joe Summers–Utah State University Jake Palmer–Southern Virginia University Steve Thornton–Southern Virginia University Volleyball: Niurka Toribio–Lewis and Clark State (Idaho) Shayli Iosefa–Flagger College (Florida) Men’s Basketball: Travis Wilkins–Ohio University Brandon Vega–Winthrop (South Carolina) Women’s Basketball: Erica Martinez–Boise State University Kelsi Wells–Westminster College


Football 2012 Snow College Football Schedule

Aug 25 vs Everett Sep 1 at North Dakota Science Sep 8 at Georgia Military Sept 15 vs Glendale Sep 29 vs Scottsdale - Homecoming Oct 6 vs Pima Oct 13 at Mesa Oct 20 at New Mexico Military Oct 27 vs Eastern Arizona Nov 3 at Phoenix Nov 10 at Arizona Western Home Games 12:00 pm

The 2012 Badger Football season began with a crushing victory (66-0) over Everett.

Volleyball 2012 Snow College Women’s Volleyball Schedule

Aug 18 TBA at Colorado Mesa University CSI Invitational, Twin Falls, ID Aug 24 3:00 pm vs Northwest College 7:00 pm vs Phoenix College Aug 25 1:00 pm vs Casper College 3:00 pm vs Sheridan College SLCC Tournament, SLC, UT Aug 31 10:00 am vs College of Southern Idaho 12:00 pm vs Northeastern Junior College Sep 1 9:00 am vs North Idaho College 12:00 pm vs Western Wyoming College Sep 7-9

Snow Invitational

Sep 20 7:00 pm

at College of Southern Idaho

The Volleyball Team ranked 17th in the NJCAA Preseason Top 20 poll. Brenna DeYoung is ranked first nationwide in blocks per set.

Sep 22 Sep 28 Sep 29 Oct 5 Oct 12 Oct 13 Oct 9 Oct 20 Oct 27

1:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm

at North Idaho College vs USU Eastern vs Colorado Northwestern vs Salt Lake Community College vs North Idaho College vs College of Southern Idaho at Colorado Northwestern at USU Eastern at Salt Lake Community College

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Men’s Basketball 2012 Snow College Men’s Basketball Schedule

Oct 13 Salt Lake Community College TBA Nov 2 Northeastern Junior College 7:30 pm Nov 3 Casper College 7:30 pm Nov 6 Western Wyoming Community College 7:30 pm Nov 9 Arizona Western Community College 5:30 pm Nov 10 Tohono O’odham Community College 4:00 pm Nov 12 Monroe College 7:30 pm Nov 23-24 Thanksgiving Classic TBA Nov 30 Impact Academy 7:30 pm Dec 1 ABCD Prep 7:30 pm Dec 7 Colorado Kings 5:00 pm Dec 8 Colorado Kings 6:30 pm Dec 12 Western Wyoming Community College 7:30 pm Dec 15 Salt Lake Community College 5:00 pm Dec 29 Pro-Look 6:30 pm Jan 3 College of Southern Idaho 7:30 pm Jan 5 North Idaho College 5:00 pm Jan 10 Colorado Northwestern Com. College 7:30 pm Jan 12 USU-Eastern 5:00 pm Jan 19 Salt Lake Community College 5:00 pm Jan 24 North Idaho College 7:30 pm Jan 26 College of Southern Idaho 5:00 pm Jan 31 USU-Eastern 7:30 pm Feb 2 College of Southern Idaho 5:00 pm Feb 9 Salt Lake Community College 5:00 pm Feb 14 North Idaho College 7:30 pm Feb 16 College of Southern Idaho 5:00 pm Feb 21 USU-Eastern 7:30 pm Feb 23 Colorado Northwestern Com. College 5:00 pm


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new Residence Suites


Women’s Basketball 2012 Snow College woMen’s Basketball Schedule

Oct 19 Nov 2 Nov 8 Nov 9 Nov 10 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 29 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 12 Dec 15 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Jan 3 Jan 5 Jan 10 Jan 12 Jan 19 Jan 24 Jan 26 Jan 31 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 14 Feb 16 Feb 21 Feb 23

at Salt Lake Community College TBA at Colorado Mesa University 1:00 pm at Pima Community College 2:00 pm at Idaho Elite 2:00 pm at South Mountain Com. College 12:00 pm at Casper College TBA at Northeastern Junior College TBA at TBA (in Gillette, WY) TBA at Northwest College 5:30 pm at Gillette College 5:00 pm vs Idaho All-Stars 7:30 pm vs Utah All-Stars 4:00 pm vs Western Wyoming Com. College 5:30 pm at Salt Lake Community College 3:00 pm at Cochise College (in Tuscon, AZ) 2:00 pm at Eastern Arizona College 12:00 pm vs Central Arizona College 4:00 pm vs College of Southern Idaho 5:30 pm vs North Idaho College 3:00 pm at Colorado Northwestern Com. College 5:30 pm at USU-Eastern 3:00 pm vs Salt Lake Community College 3:00 pm at North Idaho College 5:30 pm at College of Southern Idaho 3:00 pm vs USU-Eastern 5:30 pm vs Colorado Northwestern Com. College 3:00 pm at Salt Lake Community College 3:00 pm vs North Idaho College 5:30 pm vs College of Southern Idaho 3:00 pm at USU-Eastern 5:30 pm at Colorado Northwestern Com. College 3:00 pm

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coming Sat. Sept. 29 Several fun activities will take place that week, reflecting the theme of “Then, Now, & Forever.” These activities include window painting, a magic show, and a powderpuff football game. Homecoming events begin bright and early on Saturday morning with a 5K run, followed by the annual parade down Main Street, a great

Last year, the Lady Badgers won the Region 18 championship and competed in their first-ever National Championship Tournament.

tailgate party with fun and food, and the football game. That evening, there will be a Homecoming dance, along a reunion for the Golden Badgers (alumni who attended Snow more than 50 years ago). Additional information will be sent out to the alumni community via email as Homecoming draws closer.

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Amber Epling &

Operation Smile If you want a world-

on, Amber was hooked.

viduals that we help in a very natural

class education in

According to their official

Allied Health Director

nursing, you can easily

website, Operation Smile is

Amber Epling

find it at Snow College.

“a mobilized force of medi-

Snow’s nursing faculty

cal professionals and caring

boast a wealth of knowledge, technical

hearts who provide safe, ef-

expertise, and real-world experience.

fective reconstructive surgery

Amber Epling, associate professor and

for children born with facial

director of Allied Health, is no excep-

deformities such as cleft lips

tion. She started nursing school at Salt

and cleft palates.” Since

Lake Community College (in a program

1982, the organization

directed by Weber State) as soon as

has provided more than

she graduated from high school. She

200,000 surgeries for chil-

graduated from the Weber-directed

dren and young adults.

nursing program in 1985, earning

Amber’s first Opera-

her bachelor’s degree in nursing from

tion Smile trip in 1990 led

Weber State later on.

her to the Philippines,

Her first job was at LDS Hospital

where she would work

in the operating room, and Amber

with other Operation

loved it. In 1998, she decided that she

Smile volunteers in

wanted a change, which led her to

Manila. Since her first

apply for a job at the Sevier Valley Ap-

mission, Amber hasn’t

plied Tech Center. Amber soon found

stopped. She completed

out that she really enjoyed teaching.

her 24th mission last

She loves seeing the students learn

February in Chinandega, Nicaragua. “It

places . . . we go to where the

about nursing and hopes that they

is such a great experience–you meet

people live. We work in their hospitals

develop that same love that she has for

medical personnel from all over the

and see them really at their best. They

the profession. She continues to work

world, and you come together for two

come because they want the best for

in the operating room one Saturday a

weeks for one single purpose and that

their family members.”

month in Salt Lake City. It was there

is to help those with cleft lip and pal-

Amber wishes that she could take

that she first learned of Operation

ates. I have met so many fascinating

all of her students with her on these

Smile from a fellow nurse. From then

people. You also get to see the indi-

trips. “They would not see all of the

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setting. We don’t go to the tourist

Operation Smile

They don’t need to go across the world—there are certainly those that need our help here. I think that is why I encourage my students to do service projects. Every year they do a project in the pediatric class.” Amber’s

Amber completed her 24th

students participate in a Sub for Santa

mission last February. “It is such

project every year as well, which dur-

a great experience–you meet

ing the last few years has involved the local crisis center.

medical personnel from all

Amber enjoys sharing her experi-

over the world, and you come

ences with her students. “I am not sure

together for one single purpose

if the students love to hear all of my

and that is to help those with

stories, but I hope that they do. I hope it will encourage them to look beyond

cleft lip and palates.”

themselves and serve those around them,” she said.

fancy technology of today— they would see nursing for the basic care that it is. I come back and tell them about my experiences and I hope that it will encourage them to get out and help others.

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Distinguished Alumni in the military, stationed in Germany. She looked at the picture and said “Oh my, he is very handsome,” but the man in the picture, Kay Whitmore, wasn’t as easily convinced that he wanted to marry a schoolteacher. Kay’s sister Geri Yvonne Whitmore sent him a picture of Yvonne, but he never expressed any interest until he returned from Germany. Once home, Kay asked his sister, “Where’s this girl you told me about?” They began their courtship in the summer of 1955 and as Yvonne says, “the rest is history.” Kay began to work for Eastman Kodak Co. in 1957. In 1969, Yvonne and her family lived in Mexico for two years, while Kay managed the startup of a Kodak plant in Guadalajara. Kay enjoyed many different positions with Kodak. He was president for seven years and was made CEO in 1990, before leaving the company in 1993. Yvonne’s commitment to service is evident in the many but for one Snow College alumna, that is exactly how it assignments she and her husband have filled for the LDS all started. Now residing in Pittsford, New York, Yvonne Schofield Whitmore was born in Los Angeles. At the age of church. In addition to supporting her husband as a branch president, bishop, stake president, and regional representative, 3, the Great Depression brought her family to Spring City. Yvonne spent three years in England while Kay served as a Cutler and Edith Schofield, Yvonne’s parents, raised her to appreciate the value of hard work and a good education. mission president over the England London South Mission. Kay Whitmore passed away July 26, 2004, just one month Yvonne attended Snow College from 1946-1948. Durafter being diagnosed with leukemia. ing this time, she served on the Student Body Council as Yvonne is the proud mother of two sons and four program chair. She then completed her education at Utah daughters, along with 32 grandchildren and four greatState University in 1950. After finishing at Utah State, grandchildren. Yvonne is also a world traveler. She loves to Yvonne returned to Sanpete County to teach for one year travel, and she has been to all seven continents, including at Moroni High School and the next year at Sanpete High, Antarctica. When asked about her greatest accomplishments, two institutions that have now made their way into the Yvonne doesn’t focus on all the places she has seen or the history books. She would then teach dance and physical adventures she has enjoyed. In her pleasant, unassuming tone education for four years at Jordan High School. Yvonne she simply says, “I think the greatest thing I’ve done is raise loved the young people she worked with at Jordan High. six children who are all college graduates.” “Those four years were special in my life,” she said. In recognition of Yvonne’s lifelong accomplishments and During her time at Jordan High, one of Yvonne’s support of Snow College, she will receive the 2012 Snow Colstudents asked if she wanted to be set up with her older lege Distinguished Alumnus Award and will be honored during brother and shared a picture of him. In their conversation, Snow College’s Homecoming activities on September 29. Yvonne discovered that this older brother was serving Growing up in the Central Utah town of Spring City and attending Snow College may not seem like the normal beginning of a life filled with adventure and world travel,


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distinguished alumni

When Gordon Christensen talks about his time spent at Snow College, his fondness for the campus, the people, and his many experiences there is never in doubt. Gordon’s childhood home was not far from the Ephraim campus, just two blocks west of the City Hall. Gordon was one of five children, and his father was a farmer and sheepman. At the time Gordon attended high school, Ephraim students finished their last two years of high school at Snow College, in what was called the Lower Division. He then spent another two years at Snow College pursuing his associate’s degree. He was a student body officer, a class officer, and the director of publicity. He also remembers many of the great Snow College faculty. “I knew a lot of people personally whose names are on the buildings,” such as Hans Reed Christensen, Lucy Phillips, and Fern Young, he said. Gordon graduated from Snow College in 1953 and then spent 14 months in the Signal Corps during the Korean War. Upon returning from Korea, he spent one quarter at BYU before serving an LDS mission in Australia. Gordon then received a bachelor’s degree in education and Gordon journalism, with a minor in psychology, from BYU. He later received a master’s degree in communication from BYU. He also met his wife, Marcia, in a student ward, and they were married in 1962. Gordon taught in Pleasant Grove for a couple of years before teaching in California. He then attended San Diego State University, where he earned a second master’s degree in counseling and guidance. After receiving his degree, Gordon was hired as a counselor at Citrus College in Los Angeles County. Next, Gordon’s career took an unexpected turn. He was hired by a subsidiary of IBM, but he did not expect the move to be permanent. “I took what I thought was going to be a two-year leave of absence that turned into a

20-year career,” he said. After leaving IBM, he spent the last part of his career as the superintendent of the San Pasqual Union School District in Escondido, California. Gordon and Marcia served as LDS missionaries in the office of the Carlsbad, California Mission, which was only a 30-minute drive from their home. On their second mission, they had a slightly longer commute; through BYU, they taught English at the University of Peking in China to Ph.D. students. In 2005, the couple moved back to Ephraim and served a two-year mission at the Snow College Institute of Religion. The Christensens have seven children and 27 grandchildren, scattered throughout the country. In July, the whole family gathered at Bear Lake to celebrate Gordon and Marcia’s 50th wedding anniversary. Gordon has enjoyed seeing Snow College evolve from a campus with an enrollment of 350 to 400 to today’s campus, with many new buildings and an ever-growing population. “It’s just neat to see Snow College becoming what it is—it’s a jewel, not just for us locally, but for the whole state of Utah,” he said. As recognition of his exemplary life of service and


achievement, Gordon has been named a 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. He will be honored at a special ceremony during Homecoming, on September 29.

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in education from the University

and a pocket watch on a chain.

of Southern California in

He remembers everyone in the

1975 and in 1982 was named

class having a good laugh.

superintendent of the San

Arvard, who graduated

Before Dr. E. Neal Roberts

Bernardino City Unified

from Snow College in 1951

(’48) began his career as an

School District, California’s

in business administration,

educator and administrator, he

tenth-largest district. He has

is a retired professor from

was a student at Snow College. It

received numerous awards

Georgia Southern University.

was this experience that taught

and recognitions, but the one

He currently serves as CEO of

him to strive for excellence

he considers most significant

Southern University Press, a

throughout his life.

was the naming of the E. Neal

printing company that he has

Neal enrolled at Snow

Roberts Elementary School in his

been operating for the past 42

College in 1946 and was a



member of the basketball and

After retirement from

track teams. He also participated

the school district, Neal was

College, Arvard served in the

in musical performances. He

a professor at California State

military, working for the CIA as

then attended BYU and received

University—San Bernardino

a psychological instructor. When

a bachelor’s degree in education.

until 2004. Neal now spends

the Korean War ended in 1953,

He and his family returned to

half of the year in Utah, mostly

he moved up to intelligence

his hometown of Annabella, and

at his Fish Lake cabin, and the

headquarters. He continued his

he taught in Sevier County for

other half in San Bernardino.

education at the University of

three years. They then moved to

He enjoys being with his wife,

Northern Colorado and received

California, where he taught sixth

Lorelei, and having visits from

his bachelor’s degree in printing

grade at Rio Vista Elementary.

his daughters and their families.

management. He taught at

principal of Rio Vista.


During years of civil unrest,

One of Arvard Vogel’s fondest

all over Europe, Scandinavia,

Neal was given a charge to

memories of Snow College came

South America, and Mexico.

help desegregate the schools

after a long night of working on

While serving in the military,

in the district. In 1964, he

the railroad. During his time as

he was deployed to places such

was appointed to a district-

a student, he worked nights as

as Japan and Hawaii. He has

wide position focusing on

a relief machinist in Thistle and

also visited all 50 U.S. states.

desegregation. He worked with

had to travel almost 50 miles to

Arvard and his wife, Judy, have

school attorneys, school board

get to Mr. Bird’s class by 9 a.m.

two sons and two daughters.

members, staff, and parents to

One day, he didn’t have time to

“Having a degree from Snow

help implement a voluntary

change, so he walked into class

College helped me in all aspects

desegregation plan.

in his railroad attire, complete

of my life,” said Arvard. “I was

Neal received a doctorate

with overalls, a handkerchief,

able to find successful jobs and

He earned a master’s degree and an administrative credential from Claremont College Graduate School and became


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Following his time at Snow

various schools in California, New York, and Georgia. Arvard enjoys photography, gardening, coin collecting, and traveling and has been

alumni update

Dr. E. Neal Roberts

Arvard Vogel

Gary E. Craner

Lesley Partner Muir

eventually get into the printing

trainer for Boise State University

Lesley was very active in Snow

mentoring she received from

business.” Arvard is interesting


College activities, such as

Ann Bricker, Snow College’s

in reaching out to his classmates

In 2008, Gary retired as

cheerleading, dance, sports, and

women’s PE teacher.

from 1950-1952. Please contact

the assistant athletic director

the Snowonian yearbook staff.

Lesley currently lives in

the Advancement Office at

over sports medicine from Boise

While at Snow College, Lesley

Irvine, California, with her

(435) 283-7060 for his contact

State. He had an enriching

majored in physical education.

husband, John. She works


career at BSU for 36 years. One

She received her bachelor’s

part-time for Disneyland Resort

great memory was Boise State’s

degree from the University of

in group travel operations,

victory over Oklahoma in the

Utah, where she was a member

although she spends more time

2007 Fiesta Bowl game. It was

of the gymnastics team for two

playing in the park than working

rewarding to be part of that and

years. While living in Salt Lake

there. She has three children and

many other sports achievements.

City, she taught middle school

four grandchildren; her daughter

Gary E. Craner graduated

In 1970, Gary was honored as the

PE, along with dance and TLC

Alison is a 1998 Snow College

from Snow College in 1963

first Certified Athletic Trainer in

(Technology, Life, and Careers).

graduate. Lesley is looking

with his associate’s degree

the state of Idaho. He has been

When her husband’s work took

forward to her 40th reunion

in physical education, with

inducted into three different halls

them to Virginia, Lesley worked

at Homecoming 2013 and

a minor in political science.

of fame by the National Athletic

at George Washington’s Mount

suggests that former classmates

He attended Snow College on

Trainers Association, Boise

Vernon Estate in the marketing

register with the Snow College

an athletic scholarship and

State University Athletics, and

department and also as an 18th-

alumni community to receive

lettered in football, basketball,

the Northwest Athletic Trainers

century costumed volunteer. This

information about this event.

and baseball. During his time


experience, she said, was a life

at Snow, he helped his football

Today, Gary keeps busy

highlight for her.

team win the Intermountain

volunteering his time with the

Lesley began dancing

Collegiate Athletic Conference,

Boy Scouts of America. He was

when she was 4 years old but

under Coach Bob Stoddard. He

awarded the Silver Beaver award

truly developed her talents

has fond memories of his time

for his contributions to the Boy

at Snow College. Under the

Lisa King Lee graduated

at Snow College. He especially

Scouts. He currently serves as

tutelage of Wanda Howard,

from Snow College in 1982 as a

enjoyed the friendly campus

assistant council commissioner

Snow’s dance teacher, “I gained

medical technology major and

and the one-on-one help from

for the Ore-Ida Council. He

the confidence and had the

planned to work in a medical

the professors. It provided him

enjoys church service, golfing,

opportunities to showcase my

laboratory. Although she did

with a first chance at being

fishing, family activities, and

own choreography,” she said.

not end up working in a lab, she

an athletic trainer—working

traveling. Gary and his wife,

“My participation in dance

did remain within the medical

with Coach Stoddard. After

Dawn, have four daughters and

and cheerleading at Snow was

profession. After graduating from

Snow College, he earned his

17 grandchildren.

the impetus behind my desire

Snow College, Lisa received a

to teach cheerleading, dance,

bachelor’s degree in sociology

and gymnastics in after-school

from Weber State. She then

and summer programs, and

completed her medical assisting

to organize a youth drill team

course and passed the national

program while raising my

certifying test. For the past 27 years, she has worked as a Certified Medical Assistant, and


bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and a master’s degree from the University of Idaho. Gary then went on to work as an athletic trainer for the


California Angels’ organization

Lesley Partner Muir is a

children in Southern California.”

before becoming the head athletic

1973 graduate of Snow College.

She also appreciates the


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Alumni update

Lisa King Lee

Shelton Anthony Boutte

Karen N. Montaño

she is currently employed at

course at Snow College, and the

degree in physical education.

dedicated to helping individuals

Tanner Clinic in Layton, Utah.

professor made it so fun and

He received a bachelor’s degree

with disabilities become as

She also serves as a trustee

interesting that she decided to

in liberal arts, with a minor in

independent as possible. She

on the board of the American

major in it. Stephanie continued

physical education, from Lincoln

loves helping others, and this

Association of Medical Assistants.

her education at Utah State

University in Missouri. Shelton

job has helped prepare her for

When asked about her

University (USU) and graduated

chose physical education because

a career in social work. In her

most memorable moment at

with a bachelor’s degree in

he enjoys sports and wanted to

free time, she enjoys going on

Snow College, Lisa says that

psychology. After graduating, she

be a teacher and coach athletics.

hikes, doing crossword puzzles,

each moment was memorable.

moved to Connecticut for three

During his time at Snow College,

reading, playing Just Dance on

She played on the softball team,

years and then served an LDS

he played on the football team as

the Wii, and going Latin dancing.

and she enjoyed all of her time

church mission in Kiev, Ukraine.

an offensive line player.

She is so thankful for all her

in Ephraim. She states, “Snow

At USU, Stephanie received

After graduation, Shelton

experiences at Snow College. She

College was my launching pad.

the Research Student of the

achieved his goal of becoming

found new friends, mentors, and

I learned how to be on my own

Year award in the psychology

a physical education teacher. He

guidance at Snow.

and how to think. I learned

department and was involved in

currently coaches at Anderson

One of Karen’s most

independence and gained

their peer counseling department.

Middle School in Louisiana. He

memorable moments at Snow

confidence. I also learned how to

In 2003, she moved to Los

also coaches an Amateur Athletic

College was when a fellow

have fun and work hard at the

Angeles and worked as a social

Union (AAU) track and field team

student and neighbor taught her

same time.”

worker at a foster family agency

that travels the country. The team

and her roommates how to start

Lisa and her family live

until 2005, when she had her first

is comprised of children ages 3

a fire with hand sanitizer. It was

in Syracuse, and she has two

child. Stephanie moved to Denver

to 19. During his free time, he

dangerous, but they realized

daughters. Her favorite hobby is

in 2008 and has spent a lot of her

serves as president and coach for

that night that they needed to

spending time with her family,

time doing volunteer work. She

the New Iberia Youth Track Club.

better learn how to use a fire

but she also likes to golf, ski,

served on the City of Brighton

Shelton and his wife, Kelsey, have


read, and run. If she can do

Planning Commission for four

five children.

something outdoors, that is where

years. Currently, Stephanie is

she will be found.

pursuing her master’s degree in


Stephanie Ann Finlayson Ashby started her education at Snow College while a senior in high school. She graduated from Snow College in 1997 with her associate of arts degree in behavioral science. Her interest


Stephanie Ann Finlayson Ashby

after obtaining her degree, hoping


to open her own practice after

Karen N. Montaño is a 2011

finishing her education. She is

graduate of Snow College who

happily married with two children.

majored in social work. During

nutritional therapy and would like to study Chinese acupuncture


her time at Snow College, she received the 2011 Ambassador of the Year award.

She has continued her

education at Utah State

Shelton Anthony Boutte,

University in Logan, Utah.

in psychology stemmed from

Jr. graduated from Snow College

Karen is currently employed

taking a Psychology 1010

in 2001 with an associate’s

at Chrysalis, a company

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Performing Arts Schedule Unless indicated, events are held at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts on the Snow College Ephraim campus. Date



Oct 3-6 Theater—To Kill a Mockingbird

8:00 p.m.

Oct 9

Jazz combo concert

7:30 p.m.

Oct 10

Jazz I concert

7:30 p.m.


Jazz Combo concert

7:30 p.m.

Oct 24

Choir concert—Rock-n-Roll

7:30 p.m.

Oct 26 Orchestra concert—Pops

7:30 p.m.

Oct 29

5:30 p.m.

Vocal Area Recital

Oct 30 Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band concert 7:30 p.m. Nov 2

Founder’s Day concert

7:30 p.m.

Nov 6-8

Chamber Music concerts

7:30 p.m.

Nov 9

Faculty recital

7:30 p.m.

Nov 13

Jazz II concert

7:30 p.m.

Nov 14-17 Theatre—The Foreigner

8:00 p.m.

Nov 16 Dance—Snow You Think You Can Dance

7:30 p.m.

Horne Activity Center Nov19

Choir Concert

7:30 p.m.

Nov 26

Vocal Area recital

5:30 p.m.

Nov 27 Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band concert 7:30 p.m. Nov 29/Dec 1 The Forgotten Carols

8:00 p.m.

Dec 3 Orchestra concert

7:30 p.m.

Dec 4

Choir concert—Christmas

7:30 p.m.

Dec 5

Jazz I concert

7:30 p.m.

Dec 5

String Area recital

3:30 p.m.

Dec 6-7 Dance–Sculpture Undone

7:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets and/or sign up for the Fine Arts monthly newsletter, please call the Snow College Box Office at (435) 283-7472.

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Giving Annual Donor Report

Snow College Foundation | Fiscal year 2012 The Snow College Donor Report is produced by the Snow College Foundation in conjunction with the Snow College Office of Advancement. Every effort has been made to present an accurate donor listing from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. If your name has been omitted or erroneously listed, we sincerely apologize and ask that you advise us so we may correct our records. Snow College Foundation: (435) 283-7060 | email:


Anonymous Reg Dell Allred Annette D. Anderson Rawlin Daniel Anderson Lewis Rawlin Bagnall Tim Barney Zella Iona Bassett Marriner L. and Jean Beckstead Sonja and Glen Beere Laura A. and Brady Belnap Tausha M. and Steven Bentz Troy C. and Lori Birch Lowry F. and Marie Bishop Donald E. Bittner Lee Sheldon and Malynda Bjerregaard Max A. and Mary Lou Blackham James Bonny Sarah Elizabeth Boucher Shauna C. Brand Kathryn Gale and Sharen Brazieal Michael T. and Megan Brenchley Zack Roger Brown Flora and David Carlston Carl H. Carpenter Afton Michelle Chambers Karl Don and Carolyn Christensen Nola and Theodore Christensen Jacob Earl and Kristi Christensen Marian F. Christenson Hope M. Clark Jennie and David Clawson Kerry and Carol Collings Adella J. and William Cottrell Chad and Abigail Cox 26

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Carolyn J. Crabb Gary E. and G. Dawn Craner LaRae Crisp Kirk C. Dahl Gloria A. and Richard Davies Jason C. Davis Degiorgio Farms John and Janelle Durrant Douglas M. and Valerie Dyreng Donald L. and Layle Erickson Shannon and Matthew Evans Peter J. and Leann Fife Laura P. and Charles Fuller Paul A. Gardner Michael R. George Richard F. and Claudene Gordon John and Diane Green R. Clark and Marjorie Greenhalgh Von R. Gulbransen Donald Neil Hafen Glenna P. and Sherman Hill Horseshoe Mountain Hardward Edward C. and Lois Jessen Dallas O. and Beverly John Robert V. Judd Peter and Kristin Kraus Tayler Lynne Kunz Roger F. and Paula Lasson Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant Alice Geniel Loveless Dr. Glen K. and Anne N. Lund Claire D. and Dean Lund Cortney Lunt Morgan Edward Lyon Jay G. Macfarlane Marvin J. and Judy Mackey Candis Mahon McDonald’s of Ephraim

George M. and Gloria McGrath Rodney Brett Merchant Keri L. and Jason Miner Kerry D. Montague Wesley C. Morger Judy and Dean Mortimer Mountain Man Outdoors David L. Mumford Laura M. Mumford Karl and Jolene Nielsen Jason Rick Nielson Larry Ross Nordell Old Farm Water Aerobics Glen C. and Ida Oldroyd Tyrel H. Oliver Emily Evelyn Olsen R. Blair and Susan Painter Karen A. Passey James C. and Patty Peterson Blaine C. and Carolyn Phillips Tana Pickett Robert L. and Barbara Poulson Connie H. Prestwich Alisha Dawn Pritchard Jerry D. and Marlene Pulsipher Arlan and Clair Rasmussen Paul M. Rasmussen Joshua L. and Allyssa Rasmussen James and Suzanne Reeve John D. and Gayle Richards Audrey and Todd Riddle Elton Neal and Lorelei Roberts Halcyon L. Robins Judith A. and Ronald Rodriguez Roy’s Pizza Benjamin and Amanda Semadeni Joseph D. and Amber Shelby Nanette S. Simkins Nathan Thomas Smith Sno Cap Lanes Snow Dragon Kris A. Soper Dennis L. Sorensen Garth O. and Jacque Sorenson South Town Theatre Beverly C. Spencer Franklin C. and Nancy Stewart Dr. Glen R. and Dorothy M. Stubbs Ronald C. Taylor Don B. Taylor Ruth O. and Richard Tempest E. Eugene and Leona Terry Connie Ann and Tim Thalman

William B. and Afton Thompson Ethel T. and Ted Thomson Brent D. and Monica Wallace Blair N. and Mary Jane Warner What Women Want Richard W. and Linda Wheeler Warren B. Williams Nathan T. Wright Gary J. and Ranae Wyatt


Osral B. and Linda Allred Anonymous Karma Jean Allred and Keith P. MacKay Andrew and Nanette Anderson Jannette H. Anderson Heather Dawn Anderson Gerald M. and Melody Armstrong Jed D. Bartholomew Eric Scott Bergeson Richard S. Bjerregaard Edna F. Bjerregaard Douglas F. and Mary Ann Bjerregaard Paul and Michelle Brown CAS Enterprises, LLC Chamberlain Associates Moy M. and Shelly Chambers Eric J. Church Ethan Edward Colburn Jon and Elaine Compton Maude F. Conrad Kelsey Lauralee Cook Larry D. and Rachel Cox Susan Crook Joseph J. and Euarda Daniels Gerald J. and LuAnn Day Kyle R. Ellett Darl S. Gleed Dennis H. and Mary Jane Gordon Alvin G. and Kristeen Green Kay B. Greene Steven R. and Gina Griffiths James V. Hansen Kay O. Hansen Alvin B. Hatch Lloyd F. Hunsaker Charles S. and Karen Hyer John Wilbert and Lisa Irons Courtney Lee Johnson Marian C. Lorensen

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Lily Jean and Blake Lott Nolan F. and Marian Mangelson Millcreek Gardens, Inc. Matt and Mary Moreno Chapman Meeks and Lawana Morrell Brandon M. Morrill Virginia and Clark Mower Dia Vonne Mower Merian A. Murphy Bonnie L. and Richard Nielson Cheri B. Oldham Samuel John and Holly Penrod Wayne S. and Ardith Peterson Roger K. Peterson Melissa Peterson Red Cliff’s Assisted Living Robinson Dental & Implants Softmink, Inc. Allan R. Stevens Carr D. and Willie Stolworthy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation Vicars Construction and Excavation, Inc. Ruth and D. Boyd Wagstaff Frank E. and Kathryn Weaver John D. and Becky P. Whetten Donald G. and Mary Alice Williams James R. Willmore David R. and Patricia Willmore Alyssa J. Wood Glen and Cindy Wood


Anonymous Black Cliffs Investments, LLC Joy M. and Scott D. Bushnell D. Scott and Joy Bushnell Sam and Tammy Cardon Charles W. Liu Fine Violins Todd Cook Lynn Cutler and Dianne Dean Amber L. and Dayle Jarvis Steven K. Jensen Debbie M. and Clair Johnson Legend Computers Kasey D. Mayhew Brett L. Nelson Paul K. and Eris Nielson Principal Financial Group Saga of the Sanpitch Jim and Sallie Shank

Vonda A. and Orval Skousen LaPrele O. and Richard Sumsion Stephen D. Taylor John Wesley and Janalee Willmore Patrick D. Wilson Glen Wood

Questar Educational Foundation Waldemar E. and Harriet Rasmussen Red Mountain Wholesale Florist Sacco Dining Services, Inc. Skyline Pharmacy Snow College Emeriti Constitution



Arvard O. Vogel Theressa Alder Douglas Lee Barton Boyd R. and Sandra Beck Devin Dale Blood Warren and Sheila Butterfield Central Valley Medical Center Eddie L. and Lesa A. Cox DeVere Lynn and Lynda Day Marvin and Lesle Dodge Dr. and Mrs. Elggren Mary Greathouse Jaron N. Jensen Dan C. Jorgensen Kay L. and Renee McIff Myrtle Fitzgerald Munk Roger H. and Colleen K. Thompson SW Rehab, Inc. Union Pacific Corporation Utah Heritage Credit Union Cless T. Young


Jack C. Alder Jack and Eileen Anderson Anonymous Mary E. Barkworth Angus H. Belliston Steven D. and Marjorie Bennion Kim S. and Melinda C. Cameron Gordon and Marcia Christensen Mark Andrew and Karla Coombs Daynes Music James R. Dicus Ephraim City Loriann Fish Russell F. and Barbara Fjeldsted Food Storage Depot, LLC Robert M. and Joyce Graham Graymont Western US, Inc. R. Kent and Jean Johnson Mountain Character Foundation Gary E. and Joleen G. Meredith Prospero, LLC

James A. and Kristine Tatton Carolyn Wyatt Wasatch Funds Western Clay Company Scott L and Kathy Wyatt Zions Bank

CentraCom Interactive Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Robert Lloyd Corkin Charitable Foundation University of Utah

$10,000-24,999 Dell, Inc. The Estate of Seth and Maurine Horne Afton M. Hansen I.J. and JeannĂŠ Wagner Charitable Foundation Intermountain Power Agency Doris Elaine Larsen Legacy Music Alliance Sub Architects LLC

$25,000-49,999 University of Minnesota Washington State University

$50,000-99,999 Roger G. and Pam Baker R. Roger Johnson

$100,000+ Huntsman International LLC The Huntsman Foundation David E. and Verla A. Sorensen James and Shannon Young snow college magazine


Giving In Memoriam through

July 1, 2012

Snow College Employee Giving Club We value and appreciate our employee donors. Alumni


Candle Jessop

Charles Hoyt Anderson ’38, April 30, MI

Chris and Becky Adams

Heidi and Tracy Johnson

Zelma Christena Kelly (Jensen) ’41, March 9, UT

Christie Allred

Lisa Jones

Bert Andrew Ruesch ’49, May 19, UT

Diane L. Adams

Selma Jorgensen

Chesley Henry Wintch ’49, May 27, UT

Jannette Anderson

Laird–Rhodes Family

Lois Aleen Larsen ’51, June 1, UT

Lynn and Pam Anderson

Karl and Marci Larsen

Robert J. Little ’53, March 30, UT

Margie O. Anderson

Susan Larsen

Robert Clark Keller ’54, March 9, UT

Monica Anderson

Vance and Lorna Larsen

Sheila Kathleen Marner Alvord (Sorenson) ’70,

Kari Arnoldsen

Matthew Shawn Lindow

Dallin and Hannah Ball

Nick Marsing

Mary Mavon Herring (Nelson) ’76, May 20, UT

LaFaun Barnhurst

Russell and Teri Mason

Alisa Valere Olson (Gassman) ’96, March 6, UT

David N. Beck

Steven and Patricia Meredith

Nicholas Paul Christensen ’97, June 10, UT

Jeremiah and Alicia Blain

Terry L. Merrill

Mr. Dean Brereton

Fernando Montano

Sheryl Ann James and Jonathan

Robert and Kathleen Nielson

Allen James Swensen, March 2, UT


Claudia W. Olsen

Richard Allen Larson, March 10, UT

Paul and Michelle Brown

Lynette Olson

J. Bruce Harless, April 17, UT

Jim Case

Ted and Vickie Olson

Katherine Marie Bradley (Held), April 22, UT

Alan Christensen

Joseph Papenfuss

Herbert I. Corkin, May 1, FL

Rosie Marie Connor

Eric and Emily Peterson

Melodie Bolli (Matheny), June 10, UT

Stephen G. Crosland

Lynn and Julie Poulson

Royal Jay Lott, June 13, UT

Stephen and Patsy Ann Daniels

Chad and Cindy Price

November 1, 1979 to August 31,

Greg Dart

Carl Purcell

2006–Snow College Activity

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Dettinger

Bill and Carol Reeve

Center Manager

Marvin and Lesle Dodge

Lynette Robison

Tim Dolan

Gary and Barb Smith

Please contact the Advancement Office to notify

Lawrence and Denise Durtschi

Larry K. Smith

staff of alumni who have passed away:

David Dyches

Garth Sorensen

Amber Epling

Jeanie Tidwell

Phone: (435) 283-7060

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ericksen

Bob and Debbie Trythall


Armando Frutos

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Weller


Snow College Advancement Office

Diane J. Gardner

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Wendel

150 E College Ave, Box 1040

Beckie Hermansen

Mr. and Mrs. Richard White

Colleen B. Hermansen

Scott L Wyatt

March 24, UT


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today is provided by the tree someone planted yesterday. Anonymous

Leave your Legacy Simplicity.

Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed.


We understand your circumstances


You can structure the bequest to leave a

If your estate is subject to estate tax,

make the gift contingent on certain events, or

charitable deduction for the gift’s

may change. Because you are not

specific amount of cash, securities, or property,

you can change your gift at any time.

leave a percentage of your estate to us.

making a gift until after your lifetime,

Tax Relief.

your gift is entitled to an estate tax full value.

To make a charitable bequest, you need a current will or revocable living trust. After your lifetime, Snow College receives your gift. You can designate the program or area where you would like to make a difference. Many of our scholarship endowment funds have been established with estate gifts from our caring friends. Please

consider leaving a legacy at Snow College through a gift in your will. Individuals who carry on a tradition of philanthropy at Snow College through including the College in their estate plans are invited to become members of a new society called the Heritage Club. The Heritage Club is a special recognition group formed to

recognize donors who have made known their thoughtful gift intentions through an estate provision, regardless of the amount. For more information about joining the new Heritage Club or making a planned gift to Snow College, please contact Rosie Connor at (435) 283-7061 or via email at Membership is now offered to all individuals who notify us of provisions through any of the following methods: • A bequest in a will or living trust • A charitable gift annuity

• A charitable remainder trust

• A gift of a life insurance policy

• Designating Snow College as beneficiary of a retirement plan • A remainder interest gift of a home or condominium

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Snow College Magazine - 2012 Edition  

Fall 2012 edition of annual Snow College Magazine

Snow College Magazine - 2012 Edition  

Fall 2012 edition of annual Snow College Magazine