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Nursing students get hands-on experience as part of the new two-year nursing program.

New Nursing and Industrial Mechanics Programs


ollowing approval by the Utah State Board of Regents last fall, Snow College is introducing two new programs to the curriculum: Industrial Mechanics and a two-year nursing program. Instruction in Industrial Mechanics has begun, and the new nursing program will begin in Fall 2013. Michael Medley, dean of the Division of Business and Applied Technologies, has been working diligently, along with others, to bring the Industrial Mechanics program to Snow College. “The Industrial Mechanics program is a result of research and outreach,” he said.

Medley stated that a number of people spent an extensive amount of time assessing the businesses and industries that appear to be in the region served by Snow College. They then looked at what sort of training a student would need to attain these types of jobs at entry-level positions. “So, the program was brought here to fulfill the training needs discovered through this process and provide a pathway for high school and post-secondary students to get training and employment within the region they lived,” Medley said. As the program’s website states, Industrial Mechanics “is designed to give students a basic knowledge of maintaining

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and repairing a variety of machines and mechanical systems.” Students will be working with mathematics, blueprint reading, welding, electronics, machine tools, and computers. Students who complete a certificate or degree in Industrial Mechanics will be qualified to work as maintenance mechanics, maintenance technicians, engineering technicians, industrial electricians, and in a number of other fields. Course instruction began in Fall 2012, and enrollment continues to increase. Medley and others who have worked to develop this new program hope to see economic development as a direct result of new skill sets that will be taught for certain areas needed in the six-county region. For more information on Industrial Mechanics, contact Ken Avery at (435) 893-2225, or visit the program’s website at www. On the other side of new programs, Snow College is now offering a twoyear, registered nurse (RN) program. This is a step up from the practical nursing (LPN) degree that is currently offered; students who receive an LPN will only need an additional year to complete the RN program. Amber Epling, RN and Allied Health director of Snow College Richfield stated, “We

Gordon Christensen and Yvonne Whitmore, 2012 Recipients


The Industrial Mechanics program offers students in-depth mechanical training.

know there is a need for nurses in the area and the state. We want to be able to provide the program here at Snow College on both campuses.” In addition, states Epling, “The students who graduate with an LPN certificate want to continue their education in nursing.” This new program has been placed to help those students who are and will be studying in this field. These new additions will give the students of Snow College the ability to develop and explore the possibilities in these specific areas. Students in the RN program will learn more advanced skills in regards to IV care and cardiac care. They will also be prepared to work in more acute

settings, such as the ER and ICU. Finally, students in the RN program will be allowed to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The RN program has been in development since 2007, and it has needed the approval from the Board of Regents for Utah State Higher Education as well as approval from the State Board of Nursing. The response toward the new addition has been well received by the community as well as the school. For more information on the RN program, please call the Allied Health department at (435) 893-2232, or visit their website at www.snow. edu/alliedhealth.

Distinguished Alumnus Award Now is the time to nominate your fellow classmates, family, and friends for this year’s Snow College Distinguished Alumnus Award. Do you know someone who would be a good candidate? Nominate him or her today! All nominations are due no later than June 1, 2013. The award will be presented during the Snow College Homecoming football game on September 28, 2013. For more information, visit www.snow. edu/alumni/award.html, or call the Advancement Office at (435) 2837060.



Salt Lake Community College. Their 2012-13 season record is 20-12. “This team worked hard all year with the goal of the championship in mind,” said Head Coach Rob Nielson. “I am sad we were not able to close it out, these guys deserved a championship.” Sophomores Nick Gruninger and Cheik Sane were named to the Region 18 All-Region First Team, and Connor Van Brocklin was named to the Second Team. Along with sophomore big man Brad Mears, Gruninger, Sane, and Van Brocklin will all be moving on. “I am proud of the sophomores and the way they worked to improve this season,” Nielson said. “They are being rewarded with opportunities to continue playing at very good programs.”

Athletic Update


now College Athletics has continued a tradition of excellence on and off the playing fields.

Football The Badger Football Team made their debut appearance in the Carrier Dome Bowl in Syracuse, NY this year. After a blow-out game over ASA College, the Badgers finished 11-1 on the season and ranked third in the nation. Head Coach Tyler Hughes resigned in January to pursue personal interests. Defensive Coordinator Britt Maughan was named head coach after four years with the Badgers. “We’re excited to be able to maintain the integrity of our football program with the selection of Britt as the new head coach,” said Rob Nielson, Snow College athletic director.

Volleyball Women’s volleyball also had a great record this year, posting a 16-9 season.

“Snow played very well this season. We have a lot to be proud of this year,” commented head coach Keven John after their second-round conference tournament loss to eventual champions, the College of Southern Idaho.

All-American List Six Badgers from the football team and one volleyball player occupy the All-American list this season. Congratulations to First-Team honorees Breon Allen, Justin Manu, and Ofa Hautau. Chris Van Orden and Amy Sorensen (volleyball) were named to the Second Team, and Honorable Mention nods went to Damond Powell and Jake Miller.

Basketball Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were successful in the post season. The men finished their season second in the conference after a tough loss in the title game to #5

Lady Badger Basketball had a rough start to their season, losing the first two games of conference play, but Head Coach Natalie Visger was optimistic, stating in January, “They are a determined group of young ladies and once things fall into place for us, we will finish strong, hopefully giving ourselves a shot at a post season in March!” The ladies finished strong at the conference tournament; indeed, they knocked off the fourth-seed USU-Eastern and lost to eventual champions, College of Southern Idaho, in the semifinals. “I am very proud of my team for their performance against USU-Eastern,” said Visger. “That was a huge win for us. They had got the better of us all season and we were able to stay alive in the SWAC Tournament with that win.”

Softball Women’s softball began February 6. Last season, the Lady Badgers finished 35-19.

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During the coming year, Snow College will be celebrating our 125th Anniversary. We would like to invite all of you to share in our heritage and celebration. • Share your Snow College story. We have staff and equipment for recording your Snow College stories. Selected stories will be highlighted throughout the year. Call 435-283-7060 to schedule an appointment. • Become a member of the 125th Club. For $125, you can attend any Snow College athletic, musical, or theatrical production from May 2013 - May 2014 Call 435-283-7000 for details.

FOOD festival APRIL 11th 5:00 PM

Greenwood Student Center

(events at Ephraim Campus only)

• Attend the Kick-off Event. Mark your calendars for May 3. We're bringing back the baccalaureate program, remembering the past, and hosting various era-specific, fun activities. You won't want to miss this! Call 435-283-7000 for details. Check out our website for other events and activities:

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The International Food Festival has been a tradition at Snow College for over 20 years. The festival is an exciting event where students, local community members, and international students come together to celebrate and embrace the global culture at Snow College. Participants can sample different dishes from over 25 countries this year. International and foreign language students will also provide a fashion, music, and talent show for entertainment. Funds raised from this year's celebration will go toward international student scholarships at Snow College. Come and enjoy! For more information call the Center for Global Engagement at: 435-283-7432.

Leave a Legacy

We hope you’ll consider including a gift to Snow College in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers these main benefits: Simplicity

Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed. The official legal bequest language for Snow College is: “I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Snow College, a body politic and corporate of the State of Utah, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Tax Relief

If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.


You can structure the bequest to leave a specific amount of cash, securities, or property, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.


We understand that your circumstances may change. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your gift at any time.

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



Annual sheepherding coming down College Avenue as part of the festivities.


Homecoming 2012


lumni, students, Snow College employees, and other Badger supporters spent a great weekend celebrating Snow College during Homecoming activities held September 28 and 29. The weekend truly started off with a bang! On Friday night, the Snow College Music Department presented a concert to celebrate the College’s first four-year degree, in Commercial Music. The concert commemorated the history of Snow College, through music, and concluded with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with actual cannons, provided by the Utah Army National Guard, Battery B, 1st Battalion, 145th Field Artillery. Attendees at Saturday’s events were welcomed by sunshine, warm weather, and a number of activities for all ages. Snow College’s 2012 Distinguished Alumni, Gordon Christensen and Yvonne Whitmore, were honored at a special breakfast. They were surrounded by family and friends, along with Snow College representatives, and received a special tribute and a 6

plaque acknowledging their awards. The Homecoming Parade featured entries from Snow College clubs, local businesses and organizations, the Snow College Alumni Association, and others. Those who lined the streets enjoyed the floats, the candy, and the other freebies that they received. Unlike the 2011 tailgate, which was held inside due to the weather, this year’s tailgate party took place in the sunny outdoors. Face painting, doughnut eating, and colored chalk throwing were among the afternoon’s activities.

The Badgers were victorious against the Artichokes of Scottsdale Community College (52-14), and the Distinguished Alumni and the Golden Badgers (those who attended Snow College at least 50 years ago) were honored during halftime. That evening, the Golden Badgers gathered at their annual reunion banquet, and students attended the traditional Homecoming dance. The 2013 Homecoming is scheduled for Saturday, September 28. Check the alumni website, the Facebook page, and the fall issue of the Snow College Magazine for more information.

The student choir sings in front of the Huntsman Library.


Snow College Prepares for Enrollment Change Opportunities come as a result of the LDS Church announcement reducing the mission age for young men and women


now College has a larger percentage of LDS students and a younger average student age than any other public college or university in America. More than 90% of Snow College’s students are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the average age is 19.9. The combination of these two factors is expected to lead to a temporary slowing or drop in student enrollment over the next two years, as LDS young men and women take advantage of the new minimum age to begin an LDS Church mission. Seeing an enrollment drop will be a new occurrence for the College after experiencing steady growth for a number of years. This past fall, Snow College was one of only four colleges or universities in Utah that experienced enrollment growth over the previous year. In fact, the College realized a larger growth

in students, at 3.71%, than any of the other state institutions. According to Snow College’s Director of Admissions, Brandon Wright, “the College’s enrollment growth has come as more students and families see Snow College’s incredible value. CNN Money recognized the College this last spring as the 6th best college— out of 1,200 junior, community and technical colleges in America. And the College has the lowest tuition cost in Utah. That is great value!” The College is well poised to respond to the LDS Church mission age change and looks forward to the opportunities it presents for its LDS students. Students who intend to serve an LDS mission immediately following high school should apply for admission and for a scholarship at Snow College, and then hold both until returning home to start College studies. Students with other similar opportunities, such as

military service, have the same deferral opportunities. Students returning from volunteer service will find the affordable tuition and housing at Snow College helpful in returning to college life and preparing for a career. Specific questions about applying to Snow College and seeking a deferral for an LDS mission, military service or other similar activities, can be answered by the College admissions staff by calling (800) 848-3399.

The College is well poised to respond to the LDS Church mission age change and looks forward to the opportunities it presents for its LDS students.

Your children’s inheritance

just scored a big one If you graduated from Snow College, your children or grandchildren can attend Snow College at in-state tuition prices, no matter where you or they live in the world! To receive more information or to request a tuition voucher, please contact the Snow College Alumni Scholarship coordinator, Sara Golding, at (435) 283-7150.




Alumni Board Members DeVere Day DeVere Day graduated from Snow College in 1999 and currently works for Intermountain Medical Center as a cardiology clinical pharmacist. He is serving as the Snow College Alumni Board president and as a member of the Snow College Board of Trustees. He married his beautiful wife Lynda (graduating class of 2000) while attending Snow College. They reside in West Jordan and are the parents of four boys and one girl.

Tom Boyer Tom Boyer earned his associate degree from Snow College and continued to BYU to eventually obtain a master’s in agribusiness. Boyer is now the owner of TVB Management Company, a farm management, appraisal, and consulting firm. He is also the owner of Boyer Land and Livestock. Boyer serves on several committees around the state, including the Snow College Alumni Board, which he has been a member of since 2011.

Emilee Kuchenmeister Emilee graduated in 2008 after serving as an Ambassador and Miss Snow College. Emilee graduated with her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2011 from Roseman University. She currently works as a pharmacist for her family’s business, Skyline Pharmacy, in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Emilee and her 8

Left to right: Brittany Maxfield, Jeff Olson, Emilee Kuchenmeister, DeVere Day, Kathy Wyatt, and Gary Parnell

husband, John, are new parents to their twins, Gjevre and Penny.

Brittany Maxfield Brittany Halladay Maxfield graduated from Snow College in 1996. She was nominated to the Snow College Alumni Board in September and is excited to serve on the board. Brittany married Russell Maxfield (graduating class of 1996) after graduating from Snow College. They have three active and rambunctious boys and live in Riverton.

Roger Monson Roger attended Snow College in 19851986, where he was a member of the 1985 National Championship football team. Roger finished school at Utah State University in landscape architecture and environmental planning and is now a landscape contractor, running a company that he started while still in school at USU. He currently lives in Riverton with his wife, Athena, and their five children.

Jeff Olson Dr. Jeff Olson currently works as a clinical pharmacist and as the clinical coordinator for ambulatory care pharmacy services at Intermountain Medical Center (IMC). He graduated with his associate of science from Snow College in 1999, and a doctorate of pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Utah in 2004. Jeff

completed post-graduate residency training at Southwest Washington Medical Center (SWMC) in Vancouver, WA. He became board certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist in 2008 and is adjunct faculty at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Jeff is a lifelong Badger and is honored to be a member of the Snow College Alumni Board.

Gary Parnell Gary was born in 1943 in Nebraska and raised in California. He attended Los Angeles Harbor Junior College for one year before spending two years in Chile. He graduated from BYU and did Peace Corps service in Africa. He taught at a Catholic elementary school while earning a master’s degree from San Jose State. He then taught at Jordan High for five years while working on a Ph.D. at the University of Utah. He taught at Snow College for 30 years - English, Spanish, debate, philosophy, and education. He lives in Spring City and has worked with USU Ephraim Center for the past four years.

Holly Dyreng Penrod Holly is a native of Manti and is proud to be a graduate of Snow College and Brigham Young University. She has taught elementary school in the Nebo and Granite school districts and has worked for the State Office of


Education training teachers throughout Utah. She is married to Sam Penrod, and they have three amazing children. Holly and Sam volunteer in the newborn ICU at Intermountain Medical Center helping parents and families with premature babies.

Amber Robison Amber graduated from Snow College in 1998 and went on to achieve a B.S. in advertising and Interpersonal communications from SUU. Amber worked for Sport Court International as the lead coordinator in the marketing department and now stays active in her kids’ elementary school and is the PTA president elect. Amber married her husband, Ken, after returning from her Philippines mission in 2003. They reside in Murray with their two children.

Rachel Walker Rachel (Korth) Walker graduated from Snow College in 1998. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Weber State University in microbiology and a master’s degree in public health from UNLV. She served an LDS mission in the San Diego, Spanish-speaking mission. She has three little girls and lives in Las Vegas, NV. She teaches part-time in the biology department at the College of Southern Nevada. She is currently taking a phlebotomy class and is looking forward to starting nursing school this summer at UNLV.

Kathy Wyatt Kathy (Willmore) Wyatt was involved in LD Singers and student government; she graduated from Snow College in 1985 with an A.S. degree and transferred to USU, where she met and married her husband, Scott. They have four children (two have graduated from Snow) and reside in Ephraim. Kathy is currently taking advantage of the four-year music program offered by Snow College and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in music. She has been a member of the Alumni Board for 3 ½ years, serving as director of the Events Committee.

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“It means I can have the career of my dreams!”


Brook Berry, Recipient of the Angus and Jenny Belliston Scholarship



n the 2012 academic year, Snow College students have been awarded almost $2.5 million in scholarships. More than $1.6 million came from waivers and legacy scholarships, approximately $412,000 came from departmental scholarships, and over $370,000 came from private donors. Though small on the big scale, private scholarships have made a difference in 416 lives this year. Brook Berry is receiving the Angus and Jenny Belliston scholarship to help her gain her general education credits so she can

continue to Dixie College and become an elementary teacher. “It means I can have the career of my dreams,” Berry says with a smile. To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Snow College, the Alumni Association has set a goal of raising $125,000 toward the Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund. This amount will allow Snow College to fund two scholarships per year based on the interest accrued, for generations to come. Donations to the Scholarship fund of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a special 125th anniversary

commemorative plaque that will be located on our recognition wall in the Karen H. Huntsman Library. This plaque will list the names of the first 125 families and individuals who make this legacy commitment. Visit www.snow. edu/alumni/scholarships or call 435283-7060 for more information. The Alumni Legacy Scholarship was awarded to 14 students this year. The scholarship is a full tuition waiver for children of Snow College graduates, regardless of where they live! Contact Snow College for more information: 435-283-7150.

Scholarships Disbursed FY 12/13


Department Scholarships

$1,656,084 $370,639


Waivers/Legacy Scholarships

Private Scholarships


In Memoriam July 1, 2012 - February 1, 2013

Alumni Barry Anderson ’65, January 17, AZ Nicholas Anderson ’98, January 10, UT LaDawn (Carter) Armenta ‘92, August 14, UT Marla Diane (Hudson) Bowers ’63, December 12, UT Frederick Braithwaite ’60, July 17, UT Joseph D. Brinkerhoff ’50, September 11, UT LaVonne (Klingonsmith) Broderick ’64, January 15, UT Pauline (Bench) Caffey ’53, December 17, UT Donna (Forsyth) Christensen ’83, August 21, UT Miriam (Jenkins) Dall ’46, August 21, UT Glen Donaldson ’69, August 16, UT Nona Bee (Johnson) Jackson ’49, November 13, UT Burton Larsen ’39, January 3, UT William Halvor Madson ’51, October 25, UT Lynn McArthur ’75, July 11, NV Jean Marie (Johnson) Morris ‘84, January 30, UT Dennis Allen Mower ’57, November 16, ID LaRae (White) Olsen ’76, July 6, UT Laura St. Jacques ’83, January 19, UT Stan Simmons ’50, July 12, UT Darell H. Stewart ’47, October 23, UT Ethelyn (Peterson) Taylor ’34, July 4, UT Paul Wegkamp ‘51, August 15, UT Helen Anna Wilson ’37, July 8, UT

Attendees Jack C. Alder, August 11, UT Perry Bill Bayes, October 3, AZ John Craig Cooper, November 10, UT

Dennis Bruce Draper, October 18, UT (Snow High School and Snow College) Caroldine (Mason) Gilbert, January 20, UT Jane (Kiesel) Hill, October 20, UT Chon Kandaris, July, 10, UT Beverly (Sparks) Mortensen, January 20, UT (Snow Academy) VerDawn (Chamberlain) Wood ’56, October 6, UT

Emeriti T. Blaine Moore, December 1, UT (biology/sciences faculty, 1959-1991)

Friends Twyla (Westlund) Anderson, October 15, UT Elaine Ann (Johnson) Bergeson, January 15, UT Lila (Bell) Blosch, October 2, UT Dern Chapman, July 2, UT Karl Clawson, January 26, UT Leland Olsen Dorius, November 23, UT Marjorie (Musig) Greenhalgh, November 12, UT D. Bruce Holman, July 5, UT Glade Livingston, November 6, UT Clead F. Lovell, October 10, UT Nadine (Monson) Nibley, January 20, UT Garth Nielsen Peterson, November 27, UT Elda (Myers) Tasker, July 27, UT Walter Tasker, July 31, UT Elsa Helen (Johansen) Wells, December 11, UT Keith Young, July 6, UT

Women’s Softball Schedule 2013 Apr 12

at North Idaho College

1:00 & 3:00 pm

Apr 13

at North Idaho College

12:00 & 2:00 pm

Apr 19

at College of Southern Idaho

1:00 & 3:00 pm

Apr 20

at College of Southern Idaho

12:00 & 2:00 pm

Apr 26

at Western Nevada College

1:00 & 3:00 pm

Apr 27

at Western Nevada College

12:00 & 2:00 pm

May 3

vs Salt Lake Community College

1:00 & 3:00 pm

May 4

vs Salt Lake Community College

12:00 & 2:00 pm 11

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Performing Arts SPRING 2013 SCHEDULE DATE March 18 March 20 March 21 April 2 April 3 April 4 April 8

April 9 April 10 April 11 April 12 April 15 April 16 April 17 April 17-20 April 22 April 22, 27 April 23 April 25-26 April 29 May 3



Vocal area recital Dance performance Brass area recital Jazz combo concert Woodwind area recital Jazz combo concert Chamber music concerts Chamber music concerts Chamber music concerts Snow College Band Festival Woodwind area recital Wind ensemble concert Cadence concert Opera recital Jazz II concert Orchestra concert Faculty concert Dance informal concert Symphonic Band Concert Piano area recital String area recital Theater-�Leading Ladies� Woodwind area recital Jazz I concert Snow Ballroom Company concert Chamber Choir concert Snow Dance Ensemble concert Brass area recital 125th Anniversary Kick-Off

5:30 pm 6:30 pm 6 pm 7:30 pm 6 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm All day 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 6 pm 5:30 pm 8 pm 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 6 pm 7 pm

Events are held at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts on the Snow College Ephraim Campus.

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