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the new

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Welcome BY Scott L Wyatt, President - Snow College

I am pleased to introduce the inaugural issue of Snow College Magazine. I hope this publication will give

alumni and friends an opportunity to keep in touch with one another and be informed of the many changes and developments at Snow College.

Once again, Snow College’s Ephraim and Richfield campuses are full of activity as students return for a new

school year. In Ephraim, the campus is especially busy, as construction crews work on the College’s first new student housing complex in 43 years. This beautiful complex is being built in an Arts and Crafts, Prairie style that fits with the college’s historic character and will be ready for students by next fall. This building will be a major component of the College’s new gateway, which will feature a new sign and lampposts on both sides of the street. Those driving east on College Avenue will truly feel that they have entered a distinct place.

In addition to giving Snow College a more prominent physical presence, we have been working to ensure that

our presence as a top institution of higher education is felt within the state. Currently, the biggest issue in higher education is return on investment. In the current economic climate, people want to know how their money is being spent and what they are receiving from a financial investment in education. We have been hard at work showing the Utah Legislature, the Board of Regents, and others in the state the value of a Snow College education.

When compared to other colleges and universities in the state, Snow College fares

very well. Our graduation rate is 47 percent, which is higher than all other regional

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universities or two-year colleges in the state. However, Snow College’s goal is not just to

ranks among

graduate students, but to see that they transfer to a four-year institution. Some students

the top 10%

transfer before graduating; if those students are added into the equation, the completion rate jumps to 78.6 percent. Using this figure, Snow College has the highest completion rate in the state, and this number still does not include numerous career and technical

of two-year U.S. colleges

education students who complete one-year certificate programs.

Snow College is also one of the most successful schools of its kind in the nation. In April, the Aspen Institute

College Excellence Program named Snow College among the top 10 percent of two-year colleges in the United States. This is an honor that we neither lobbied for nor applied for; it was based solely on our academic merits.

We have also been working on fulfilling the mission of Snow College by enhancing the services the school pro-

vides. We have been developing a four-year degree in Commercial Music, which is a combined technical education and fine arts degree. A proposal for this degree went through the Faculty Senate and our Board of Trustees and is currently under consideration by the state Board of Regents. We have also been more engaged with economic development and workforce preparation in our six-county service area. We have acquired the economic development plan for each county, we have met with all of the economic development directors in the area, and we have had working sessions with business and industry leaders in each county. We are also developing a plan to encourage entrepreneurship and help small businesses succeed in rural Utah.

Thanks to the work of dedicated instructors, hard-working staff, and wonderful students and alumni who make

a mark in the communities where they reside, Snow College’s presence is being felt throughout Utah, the nation, and the world. As we strive to develop new offerings and improve our current programs, we know that Snow College will continue to be among the country’s most innovative, affordable, and successful two-year colleges.


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Snow College Alumni Association’s New President

table of contents President’s Welcome............................................ 1

DeVere Day

Alumni Association Message............................... 2 Karen H. Huntsman Library................................. 4 Mormon Pioneer Heritage Institute......................9 Snow College Athletics Update........................... 1 0 2011 Distinquished Alumni................................14 Performing Arts Schedule...................................16 Alumni Update...................................................17 New Residence Suites..........................................20 In Memoriam.....................................................21 Annual Report of Giving.....................................22

I am very excited to be serving as the new Snow College

Alumni Association president. Those who know me can attest to my passion and love for Snow College, which is the

Publisher Snow College Office of Advancement 150 E. College Avenue Ephraim, UT 84627 Editorial contributors Alicia Blain

product of the many great experiences I have had on campus as a student and in my return visits as an alumnus.

During my two years as a member of the Alumni Asso-

Robert Nielson Emily Peterson Travis Schiffman Art Direction / Design Royter Snow Design

ciation, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and visit with many Snow College alumni. It is clear from these conversations that most alumni share my affection for Snow

Snow College Magazine is published annually in the fall by Snow College. Opinions expressed within this magazine are not necessarily those of Snow College administration. Copyright © 2011 by Snow College.

College. As an alumni association, we are trying to reach out and offer activities that will help you keep the passion for Snow College vibrant. Let me share a list of activities spon-

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the Alumni Association has provided supporting activities.

Snow College Alumni Association President DeVere Day, Class of ‘99

Career Day —

During spring semester of 2011, the Alumni

in the annual Top of the Mountains Bowl. The Alumni Association

Association and the student officers organized a career day at Snow

sponsors a tent where alumni can gather, mingle, enjoy great food

College. This activity brought many alumni back to campus to staff

and giveaways, and then watch an always entertaining, and often

booths about their careers and provided current students the op-

heart-stopping, football game.

portunity to interact, ask questions, and learn more about specific

career fields in which they were interested.

instrumental in putting together the Alumni Avalanche, an online

and print newsletter that keeps us as alumni informed of the many

Salt Lake Bees Game

— For the past two years, the Alumni

Alumni Avalanche

— The Advancement Office has been

Association has sponsored a Snow College Night at the Salt Lake

happenings at Snow College. The Avalanche contains articles about

Bees. This is not only an opportunity to bring your family to watch

current and former Snow College individuals and a calendar of cam-

a minor league ballgame, but is also a great setting in which to

pus events.

mingle with Snow College friends. Last year, the alumni president,

Alumni Spotlight

Holly Penrod, threw out the first pitch. This year, they had the Snow

monthly spotlight at

College section lead the crowd in “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

You can read about former Badgers and what they are up to now.

during the seventh inning stretch.


— The Snow College Alumni Association has

— Recently, the alumni website has added a

Snow College Magazine

— The Alumni Association is

very excited about the first issue of Snow College Magazine. We

been a big supporter of Homecoming. It is a great reason to come

hope that this publication will help alumni catch up on Snow

back to campus and support the nationally ranked Badgers each

College events and receive updates on their fellow graduates. We

year. It has been a highlight for my family and especially for my

believe that the premiere issue marks the beginning of another great

kids. The Alumni Association has provided food and/or games for

Snow College tradition.

alumni and their families. We also take time at halftime to recognize

the recently selected distinguished alumni.

nect with you and to provide you with the ability to connect to each

Distinguished Alumnus

— During the year, the Alumni

As an alumni association, our desire is to reach out and con-

other, both on campus and off. We love to see and interact with you

Association receives nominations for the Snow College Distin-

and hope we will see you soon at one of our upcoming events. We

guished Alumnus Award. We carefully review and select recipients

realize that many of you live far from the Snow College campus or

from the many deserving candidates. During Homecoming, we have

other event locations, making it difficult for you to attend activities.

the privilege of inviting distinguished alumni and their families to

We hope you still feel part of our Badger family through the Snow

campus to be recognized. It is amazing to hear from these individu-

College Magazine, the Alumni Avalanche, and the alumni website.

als how integral Snow College has been in their lives.

Top of the Mountains Bowl

— The Snow College Foot-

ball Team has played host to a number of teams around the country

We are always looking for ways to better serve you as an

alumni association. If you have suggestions, please email me at with any feedback. Go Badgers!


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A New Gift of Learning The Recently Dedicated

Karen H. Huntsman


traditions of the past — a focus on the future


a need for the latest technologies, Snow College has the

hunger that comes from so much studying! Next to the café

unique challenge of embracing change without sacrificing

lies the entrance to the library’s state-of-the-art auditorium.

the commitment to tradition that has been a major element

Adjustable partitions give the auditorium great flexibility,

of the College’s success. Recent additions to the Snow Col-

allowing it to be used as one or two rooms. The auditorium

lege campus, such as the new Karen H. Huntsman Library,

also enjoys rich technology, including ceiling-mounted

show a commitment to the traditions of the past as well as

digital projections, wireless Internet, electrical connections

a focus on the future.

near each seat, a computer, and a DVD/Blu-Ray player,

making the possibilities endless for classroom use and

aced with record enrollment, continuing growth, and

Dedicated on November 1, 2010, the library sits di-

is a café that serves a variety of food, bound to tame the

rectly south of the Noyes Building, as if the two structures were twins. As Librarian Jon Ostler puts it, the library has “a traditional exterior with a contemporary interior.” The oolite limestone on the outside of the building was quarried locally in Mayfield, and the roof features a shake shingle look. The building boasts beautiful grounds, a balcony, a terrace garnished with plants, and a watering drip system designed in Israel.

Just inside of the north entrance is a large, horizon-

tal section of the library referred to as “the Arcade,” even though there are no coin-operated video games there. This area contains chairs and tables and remains open many evenings until 1 a.m. to allow students some flexibility with studying and other social activities. Inside the arcade area 4

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Motorized shelving on rolling tracks optimizes space.

The newly completed Karen H. Huntsman Library faces the Noyes Building and is similar in character and style.

The library’s main level houses the new book col-

lection and a front room quaintly referred to as the “Living Room,” where one can’t help but feel invited to sit on cozy chairs and open a book, relaxing near the magnificent natural gas fireplace made from fossiliferous limestone, quarried in Morocco. Students also enjoy booth seats as they study on this level and peruse the DVD collection.

The basement level of the library can be one of the

busiest. Students frequently make use of the 15 group Computer labs are rich in technology and study space.

study rooms, where everything is modular and flexible to meet the needs of different group sizes and activities. The floor surface sits above the basement foundation

many other activities.

and is flexible to allow for future wiring installations

Near the circulation desk in the center of the floor

as needs change and grow. This area features a student

sits the prized pocket watch of Erastus Snow, proudly

lab and production center with the latest in high-end

displayed in a breathtaking case crafted by Snow Col-

computer equipment to create both printed and visual

lege faculty from the Art and Building Construction

projects. The basement also houses the Library Class-

departments. Art projects that include a 3D map of San-

room, a 64-workstation area where each station is

pete County, replicas of local shoolhouses, and a history

equipped with either a desktop PC or a laptop computer.

of Snow College are currently in production. Completion

The tables are completely modular, and the “nestable”

of these projects is tentatively scheduled for December.

chairs fit nicely into the workstations or can be stacked

These exhibits will be featured throughout the library.

together to optimize the use of space.

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The library’s main lobby “living room” offers a welcoming space with a lounge area and fireplace.

The library’s second floor is home to the main bulk

tion, progress, and growth, Snow College has not aban-

of books, but they are not housed on ordinary shelving.

doned the library’s previous home.

The high-density, compact shelving could affectionately

be called the “stacks on tracks.” Books glide along motor-

ing the Lucy A. Phillips Building as a remodeled space

ized tracks, and under the watchful eye of safety sensors,

for teaching and learning. This building is now home to

the tracks squeeze together when not in use. To access a

state-of-the-art classrooms that are used by students in

particular section, one need only press a directional button

many disciplines. It also houses the testing center, technol-

to shift the shelves to the desired position. This system is

ogy/broadcast classrooms, and offices for the Information

On August 18, 2011, a ceremony was held dedicat-

the envy of many librarians in the state. The second floor

Technology Department.

also draws attention of library facilitators from other areas

because of its comma-shaped tables that fit together to

Phillips, who was a revered and respected member of the

form circles or other desired shapes.

Snow College faculty for many years. In future years, other

teaching faculty will be honored in the Lucy A. Phillips

These unusual tables, along with portable whiteboards,

contribute to the flexibility of the floor without sacrificing

The building continues to bear the name of Lucy A.

Building, as well.


any functional use of the space. A balcony on the north side of the library at this level faces the Noyes Building, and the beautiful outdoor terrace on the east side is a huge draw for many campus and community events.

Students looking for a quiet area to read or study

may find themselves on the top floor. Four skylights allow plenty of natural light to illuminate this area of the library, lifting one’s spirits and adding to the quiet, relaxing environment that is conducive to deep study. Study groups may find themselves in the 12’ X12’ group study rooms or a seminar room that can house 20 people.

While the new library shows a commitment to tradiGroup study rooms and a seminar room are found on the library’s top floor.


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Classrooms and study areas are found throughout the library.

From top to bottom, the new Karen H. Huntsman Library is designed with technology in mind. Students can access this technology throughout the day and late into the evening.

The library’s state-of-the-art auditorium is an ideal location for classes and other activities.

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Mormon Pioneer Heritage Institute


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at Snow College In Central and Southern Utah, traces

helping local communities with historic preservation efforts,

of pioneer history are everywhere.


This pioneer home,

located at 25 S.

Unfortunately, it may be hard to find them, because they lie hidden in old

and strengthening economic development through heritage The Institute will sponsor many activities to accom-

plish this mission, including gathering the oral and written

100 E. in Ephraim,

histories of early settlers and providing various educational

was originally the

programs throughout the MPNHA.

home of Charles and

Caroline Whitlock.

Roger Baker, interim director of the MPHI, says that the

idea for the MPHI was generated on a tour of the MPNHA

Roger Baker,

along Highway 89, which took place about a year ago.

director of the

Everywhere he visited, he asked residents about the stories

MPHI, renovated

they are covered by new buildings and

of the Mormon pioneers and others who settled the area.

the home.

developments. A new undertaking at Snow

interested in people learning the stories,” he said. However,

books or deserted homes, or because

College hopes to help students and area residents discover local history and pass

“Every person I talked to about the stories seemed really when Baker asked if he could place the journals and written histories in the Huntsman Library at Snow College, they were hesitant. “They wanted people to read them, but they wanted to keep them,” he said.

This experience helped Baker realize the importance

of collecting and digitizing pioneer histories. Through the

their findings on to future generations.

MPHI, oral and written histories will be gathered. They will

Once the written histories have been digitized, they will be

The Snow College Board of Trustees and the Utah Com-

missioner of Higher Education recently approved the establishment of the Mormon Pioneer Heritage Institute (MPHI), which is headquartered on Snow College’s Ephraim campus. The MPHI is the academic center of the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area (MPNHA), a six-county area

(Garfield, Kane, Millard, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne) along the Highway 89 Corridor in Central and Southern Utah. The MPHI envisions a multi-faceted mission that includes studying the role played by Mormon pioneers in the MPNHA,

be maintained online at the Mountain West Digital Library. returned to their owners. Snow College students can assist in the effort by collecting, editing, and digitizing the stories. Baker says that this activity will give students a hands-on experience with history that they do not usually receive in the classroom. “If students themselves preserve and collect the stories, it’s even more significant than someone standing in front of a class and [relating the stories],” he said.

The Institute also plans to provide various educational

offerings. Courses will range from one-day seminars offered in towns along the Highway 89 Corridor to interdisciplinary

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courses that are part of the Snow College curriculum. This May, the Institute sponsored a Scandinavian Heritage Conference as part of the annual Scandinavian Heritage Festival in Ephraim. The conference featured academic and family history presentations as well as humor of the time period. In the future, Baker stated, he would like to see the conference expand to sessions on the Native American perspective on pioneer settlement.

Baker believes that area residents, Snow College students

included, should take the time to understand and appreciate the area’s history. Baker has restored two pioneer homes in Sanpete County, and these experiences have given him a greater understanding of the people who helped shape the area. He restored a house in Ephraim that belonged to Charles Whitlock, who was one of Ephraim’s first pioneer settlers. In the course of his research, Baker learned that Whitlock spoke Native American languages and was a negotiator at the end of the Blackhawk War. “People come into the community and move into a house and have no idea that their house was built upon one of the

ATHLETICS UPDATE By Robert Nielson, Athletic Director

battle sites of the Blackhawk War,” he said. It is only through sharing these stories and passing them on that future residents will know of the area’s rich history, he added.

Baker, who taught English at Snow College and BYU for

35 years, is operating the Institute on a temporary basis. One of the Institute’s next steps, he says, is to better integrate it into Snow College by having a faculty member take the reins. He also expects to see more collaboration between the MPHI and the communities within the MPNHA. The MPHI also plans to collaborate with the Traditional Building Skills Institute (TBSI), a unique program at Snow College that trains students in traditional building skills to ensure the preservation of these

The 2011-12 athletic season is off

valuable techniques.

Baker encourages alumni, area residents, and students to

visit the Lucy Phillips Collection at the Karen H. Huntsman Library to see the historic documents, photographs, and artifacts in the collection. Additionally, anyone with historic documents or stories of the area’s past is encouraged to share those items with the MPHI.

to a great start! We are excited about the student athletes who have arrived on campus. Our coaches are prepared to teach and motivate these athletes, and


we look forward to a competitive year in each of our sports. We welcome Documents from the early history of Snow College, such as student publications, are part of the Karen H. Huntsman Library’s special collection.


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all to join the excitement and support these players and coaches. The following update provides an outlook for each of the teams competing this fall.


Football Snow College’s football program has embarked on a new beginning in 2011. Taking over as head football coach is longtime offensive coordinator, Tyler Hughes. Hughes has been at Snow College since 2004 and is no stranger to the success of the football program. Four new coaches on the defensive staff include Britt Maughan—defensive coordinator/safeties, Shane Hunter—defensive line, Robert Takeno—linebackers, and Joey Schrader—cornerbacks. These

Football Schedule

coaches give the Badgers a new feel and new energy, and they are helping to build upon an outstanding football tradition. The Badgers have also returned a number of standout players from 2010: Adam Eastman (QB), Clayton Christensen (S), Alamoti Vaenuku (RB), and John Mahe (LB). “The journey for these players and coaches has begun. We look forward to the challenges that are presented and are proud to be a part of Snow College,” said Coach Hughes. The football team is currently ranked fourth in the National Junior




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Mesa Community College (AZ) Georgia Military College Pima Community College (AZ) Air Force Academy J.V. (CO) Glendale Community College (AZ) Phoenix College (AZ) Mesa Community College (AZ) Eastern Arizona College Scottsdale Community College (AZ) Arizona Western College (Homecoming) New Mexico Military Institute Top of the Mountains Bowl (at Rio Tinto Stadium)

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volleyball This is an exciting year for Snow College Volleyball. The combination of an exceptional freshman class and the leadership of a talented and experienced


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College Athletic Association’s poll and is undefeated after six games. Volleyball Schedule





Aug 20 Aug 26-27 Sept 2-3 Sept 16-17 Sep 23 Sep 24 Sep 30 Oct 1 Oct 8 Oct 13 Oct 15 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 28 Nov 4-5 Nov 17-19

Mesa State Scrimmage Southern Idaho Invitational Salt Lake Community Tournament Western Wyoming Tournament Southern Idaho North Idaho Eastern Utah Colorado Northwesten Salt Lake Community North Idaho Southern Idaho Colorado Northwestern Eastern Utah Salt Lake Community Region 18b Tournament National Tournament Council Bluffs, IA

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core of sophomores deliver a very competitive team. Sophomore all-conference outside player, Niurka Toribio, leads a group of explosive hitters in an exciting, crowd pleasing, up-tempo style of play. Our quick and explosive attacks are supported by a strong defense and serve

receive. Powerful attacks, solid defense, and a deep bench make the 2011 Badgers a strong contender in the nationally dominant Scenic West Conference.

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Men’s Basketball Schedule

Men’s Basketball Optimism and momentum are words that describe our program as we approach the 2011-12 season. All-conference guards Travis Wilkins (Springfield, Missouri) and Brandon Vega (Miami, Florida) return in the backcourt for their sophomore seasons, as well as Sam Hoopes (Duchesne, Utah), a key player in the 2010-2011 season, and Riley Crosbie (Providence, Utah), a key player from 2009, returning after serving an LDS mission. Eleven new players bring a mix of talent, experience, and maturity to our team. Our roster includes 10 players from Utah high schools, and one each from Missouri, Washington, Florida, France, Lithuania, and Senegal. Because nine of our players are returned LDS missionaries, our team’s average age is 21.5; in 2007-08, our average age was 18.5. Hopefully, this will have a positive impact in many ways. Last season, we continued to develop the foundation of our program and gained momentum going forward. We defeated the eventual national champions in two out of three games, along with the top-ranked team in the country two out of three times. Unfortunately, we weren’t deep enough in March to make a championship run, but we definitely accomplished things we will build on. Through some adversity, we learned how to consistently operate according to our guiding principles and core values; these lessons will serve us well in 2011-12. Hopefully, our basketball program has developed and matured to the point where we can perform consistently during the regular season and make a serious run in the post-season toward a Region 18 Tournament championship. Snow College hasn’t participated in the national tournament since 1954 . . . 2012 sounds like a good time to make a return trip. 12

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Nov 1-2 Nov 11-12 Nov 15 Nov 18-19 Nov 25-26 Nov 29-30 Dec 14 Dec 28-30 Jan 5 Jan 7 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 27 Jan 28 Feb 3 Feb 4 Feb 11 Feb 16 Feb 18 Feb 24 Feb 25 Mar 3 Mar 8-10 TBA

Badger Club Classic 7:30 pm - St. Mary’s University College (CAN) - Impact Academy Nevada (NV) Bruin Classic @ Salt Lake Community TBA - Mesa (AZ) - Tohono-O’odham College (AZ) Western Wyoming TBA Norbest Classic 7:30 pm - ABCD Prep (TX) - Casper (WY) Thanksgiving Classic TBA @ Salt Lake Community - La Jolla Prep (CA) - TBA Top of the Mountains Classic 7:30 pm - Northwest College (WY) - La Jolla Prep (CA) Western Wyoming 7:30 pm Clark College Holiday Invitational (WA) TBA North Idaho TBA Southern Idaho TBA Eastern Utah 7:30 pm Colorado Northwestern 5:00 pm Salt Lake Community 5:00 pm Southern Idaho 7:30 pm North Idaho 5:00 pm Colorado Northwestern TBA Eastern Idaho TBA Salt Lake Community TBA Southern Idaho TBA North Idaho TBA Colorado Northwestern 7:30 pm Eastern Utah 5:00 pm Salt Lake Community 5:00 pm Region 18 Tournament (SLC, UT) TBA National Tournament TBA

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Women’s Basketball The 2011-12 Snow College Women’s Basketball Team will showcase a strong returning core from last year’s squad with a blend of talented and competitive freshmen. Returning on the perimeter for the Lady Badgers will be Cassie Holmes (Canyon View), Erica Martinez (Judge Memorial), and Kelsi Wells (Grantsville). Joining them out front are freshmen Kaitlyn Diaz (Delta), Courtnie Duncan (Cedar), Tori McGrath (Canyon View), Becca Rees (Morgan), and Shavon Stevens (Green Valley). Red-shirt sophomore Dani Lockhart (Riverton) will control things in the paint with help from newcomers Natresha Bernard (Las Vegas), Kiz Farrer (Juab), Vika Havili (Cottonwood), Katie Vincent (Box Elder), and Jordi Willden (Mountain Crest). “I am very excited to begin the school year with this team. I feel we have a talented and proven group from last year’s team who have shown that they can play at this level. Our freshman class will have some adjusting to do with the college speed, but I am confident they will transition smoothly and compete strong in our region. I look forward to working with all of them. I expect these ladies to represent Snow College and the community of Ephraim with class,” concluded first-year Head Coach Natalie Visger. SC

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Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 18 Nov. 19 Nov. 25-26 Dec. 2 Dec. 3 Dec. 14 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 5 Jan. 7 Jan. 13 Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Jan. 27 Jan. 28 Feb. 3 Feb. 4 Feb. 11 Feb. 16 Feb. 18 Feb. 24 Feb. 25 Mar. 3 Mar. 7-10 TBA

Salt Lake City Jamboree ID All-Stars Midland College (TX) Olds College (CAN) Northwest College (WY) Western Wyoming Central Wyoming Southern Idaho Tournament Northwest College (WY) Gillette College (WY) TBA Central Arizona Pima (AZ) Chandler-Gilbert (AZ) North Idaho Southern Idaho Eastern Utah Colorado Northwestern Salt Lake Community Southern Idaho North Idaho Colorado Northwestern Eastern Utah Salt Lake Community Southern Idaho North Idaho Colorado Northwestern Eastern Utah Salt Lake Community SWAC Tournament National Tournament

TBA 5:30 pm TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 5:30 pm 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 2:00 pm 5:30 pm 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm TBA TBA

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distinguished Alumni

Verla Sorensen

Snow Colle


Verl a Sorensen

Distinguished Alumnus


Verla and her husband have certainly been involved in many positive

smile. Verla grew up in Sanpete County, and Snow College has always

experiences with business, education, and family. David had many

been important to her. A lifelong supporter of Snow College, Verla is

business opportunities that made returning to college impractical

a 2011 recipient of the Snow College Distinguished Alumnus Award.

for him, but the Sorensens have always placed education as a high

She will be honored during Snow College’s Homecoming activities on

priority. David was the founder and president of the South Pasadena

November 5.

Education Foundation, and Verla served as a board member of the

South Pasadena School Board in the community where most of their

hen you ask her about Snow College, Verla Sorensen can’t help but


Verla Anderson Sorensen, born May 30, 1933, the daughter of

Leslie James and Iris Denison Anderson, grew up in nearby Manti,

children grew up. Verla supported her husband as he worked for a

Utah, where she attended Manti High School and worked at Elliott’s

health-care company in Southern California, developed long-term

Pharmacy to support herself while attending Snow College from

care and psychiatric hospitals for the developmentally disabled,

1951-1953. She would sometimes have to “thumb a ride” with any

expanded the family ranch into a successful agri-business, and or-

kind passersby to get back to Manti after attending classes. “I felt like

ganized a bank in Las Vegas, where the family would live for a time.

a big fish in a little pond when I was at Snow College. When I left

The Sorensens have also donated their time through service in the

and went to the university, I felt like a little fish in a big pond. Snow

LDS Church; they served in the Canada Halifax Mission from 1985-

College is really dear to my heart. I loved it there.”

1988, where David was the mission president.

After graduating from Snow College in 1953, Verla graduated from

Verla and David are among Snow College’s most generous

BYU with membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and specialized in

donors. To date, they have given nearly $1 million of personal funds.

teaching reading skills. She has taught in Hawaii and was teaching school in

When space in the Washburn Building on the Richfield campus was

Midvale, Utah when she met her husband, David E. Sorensen.

needed to accommodate the needs of its nursing and science lab

students, the Sorensens were there to extend their generosity. A new,

David Sorensen was born June 29, 1933, in Aurora, Utah, one

of eight children, and is no stranger to long hours of hard work. The

state-of-the-art laboratory was created in space previously used by

Sorensen family had a ranch that taught David to be disciplined and

another program, allowing Richfield campus science and nursing

allowed him to develop a work ethic that would lead to many future

students to remain in Richfield for their science lab, rather than hav-

successes. After serving a mission for the LDS church from 1954-1956,

ing to travel one hour to the Ephraim campus. The Sorensens have

David enlisted in the army and became acquainted with Al Ludlow.

also made it possible for the Richfield campus to hire three general

It was because of Al that David and Verla would eventually meet. Al

education teachers in math, English, and science.

happened to be engaged to Gwen Chase, Verla’s former roommate at

BYU, and met Verla when the two friends got together in Salt Lake

of its alumni. The Sorensens’ philosophy of placing education first,

City. The next day, Al had an opportunity to visit David at his fam-

along with their lifelong commitment to hard work, have enabled

ily ranch in Aurora. After being unsuccessful in finding David, Al

them to provide financial gifts that have gone a long way to help

informed David’s mother that he had found David’s future bride, and

other students feel like “big fish in a little pond.”

that David should go meet Verla right away. David took Al’s advice,

went to visit Verla in Salt Lake, and enrolled at the University of Utah.

Gregory, John Leslie, Sheila, Kristen, Paul James, and Kathryn), 35

They were married December 29, 1958, in the Manti LDS Temple.

grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

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Snow College is very fortunate to have Verla Sorensen as one

David and Verla have seven children (David Stephen, Alma SC

distinguished alumni

Mitchell Palmer

ge Honors

& M i tc he ll Palme r Distinguished Alumnus


itchell Palmer is a great example of how Snow College is a great

research internationally in South Africa, Ireland, England and Cana-

place to get started and a springboard to greater things. Regardless of

da. Mitch has received numerous honors and awards, including Early

what field you intend to pursue, whether it is business, the arts, or in

Career Scientist of the Year in 2001. His advisory and consulting

Mitch’s case, veterinary medicine, Snow College will set you on the

activities include the board of scientific reviewers for the American

right path to that future goal. In recognition of Mitch’s achievements,

Journal of Veterinary Research, an ad hoc reviewer of grant proposals

he has been selected as a Snow College Distinguished Alumnus for

for numerous national and international councils and foundations,

2011. He will be honored during Snow College’s Homecoming activi-

and an ad hoc reviewer of over 20 peer-reviewed journals.”

ties on November 5.

Research Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National

Mitch graduated from Snow College in 1983, receiving an asso-

Mitch served as a veterinary medical officer in the Brucellosis

ciate’s degree in animal science, and was named valedictorian of his

Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, Iowa from 1992 to 1995.

graduating class. While attending Snow College, Mitch was a resident

Since 1995, he has continued to work for the NADC as a veterinary

assistant and a member of the Livestock

medical officer in the Bovine Tuberculosis Laboratory, where he was

Judging Team and the Lazy S Club. Accord-

recognized as Lead Scientist from 2002 to

ing to his sister Laura Palmer Fuller, “The

2007. Between 1996 and 2010, Mitch has

education Mitch received at Snow College

received five prestigious awards from the

laid the foundation for his continued educa-

USDA, and from 1997 to the present, he has

tion, future degrees, and the substantial

collaborated as an assistant professor in the

contribution he has made, and continues

Veterinary Pathology Department of Iowa

to make, to the field of veterinary medicine

State University. He belongs to multiple

and pathology.”

professional and educational organizations

affiliated with veterinary medicine. Mitch has

Mitch received his bachelor’s degree

in bioveterinary science from Utah State University and completed a doctor of vet-

Palmer enjoying work in veterinary medicine.

enjoyed organizing Jr. High Science Day at the NADC for the past 17 years and helping

erinary medicine degree at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary

the local Nevada City recreation group as a soccer coach.

Medicine. After practicing as a veterinarian for three years in large

and small animal clinics, Mitch’s love of learning led him to pursue

and more specifically on Mitch’s experience, she states: “I cannot

and finish a PhD in veterinary pathology at Iowa State University.

overstate how integral a part Snow College has played in his career

by providing him with a strong foundation upon which to build his

According to Laura, “Mitch’s career as a veterinary pathologist

When Laura reflects on her own education at Snow College,

has resulted in a substantial body of research that has made a lasting

academic pursuits and professional efforts.”

and significant contribution to the knowledge base of veterinary

medicine.” His “copious research efforts have focused upon investi-

Chelsea, and Vanessa) and three grandchildren.

Mitch and his wife, Janell, have four daughters (Rachel, Angela, SC

gating the transmission and epidemiology of tuberculosis in cattle and wildlife. Thus far, his research has resulted in over 120 published articles in peer-reviewed journals and the opportunity to present his snow college magazine


Evenings tt o o Remember Pr the P ePrefrofro mri m ng 2011 ro oggrraammfor for the i nAgr tAs r- t s - 2011 Music, Dance, Theater — Come Experience the magic at one of Utah’s finest performing arts facilities — the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. Snow College is an All Steinway School and has a unique collaboration with the Juilliard School of New York. Make plans to attend some of the following events and see the array of talent. Date



Oct 24

Vocal Area recital

5:30 p.m.

Oct 25

Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band concert

7:30 p.m.

Oct 31

Faculty recital

7:30 p.m.

Nov 4

Founder’s Day concert—music and dance

7:30 p.m.

Nov 7

Brass Area recital

5:30 p.m.

Nov 8

Woodwind Chamber Music concert

7:30 p.m.

Nov 9

Percussion Chamber Music concert

7:30 p.m.

Nov 10

Brass/Strings Chamber concert

7:30 p.m.

Nov 14

Brass Area recital

5:30 p.m.

Nov 15

Jazz II concert

7:30 p.m.

Nov 16-19

Theatre production—Black Comedy

8:00 p.m.

Nov 21

Jazz I concert

7:30 p.m.

Nov 30

Orchestra concert

7:30 p.m.

Dec 1-3

The Forgotten Carols and Yule Feast

8:00 p.m.

Dec 4 Nan Purcell concert

6:00 p.m.

Dec 5

Choir concert—Songs of the Season

7:30 p.m.

Dec 6

Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band concert

7:30 p.m.

Dec 7

Woodwind Area recital

5:30 p.m.

Dec 7

Piano Area recital

7:30 p.m.

Dec 7-8

Dance concert—Winter Dances

7:30 p.m.

Dec 10-11

Music Department—The Messiah

7:30 p.m.

Dec 12-13

Holiday concert—Blend 5

8:00 p.m.

Dec 30

Cadence with the Utah Symphony—

8:00 p.m.

Video Games Live—Abravanel Hall, SLC, UT

Visit for current schedules and times.


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alumni update



influenced his son, Douglas Clark Douglas passed away five years

superintendent at schools and

Berdean E. Oldroyd is a 1939

ago, and in his honor, an annual

districts in California and Utah.

graduate of Snow College.

golf tournament was established—

During his time at Snow College

the Doug Oldroyd Memorial Golf

doctorate degree, Bert began

he served as a senior class


working for BYU, where

officer and as the LDS Institute president. Berdean was also involved in theater and received a drama award. His fondest memories of Snow College

Berdean’s love for golf

Young University. Bert has worked as a principal,

Oldroyd, to take up the sport.

an associate principal, and a


After receiving his

he supervised the design and construction of a new BYU Conference Center and created the Department of Conferences and Workshops.

are the lifelong friends he

For Bert Gividen, attending

gained, including Snow College

Snow College truly impacted

the Vladivostok, Russia LDS

President James A. Nuttall and

his future. Bert had just

Mission from October 1999 to

his son.

returned from the Korean War

June 2001. In 2003, he was

Bert and Val served in

when Lucy Phillips, a Snow

invited to Seoul, South Korea

degree from the University

College faculty member and a

to commemorate the 50th

of Utah and his doctor of

friend, encouraged him to run

anniversary of the Korean

chiropractic degree from Lincoln

for student body president. “I

War cease-fire.

Chiropractic College.

wasn’t really into things until

Berdean received his bachelor’s

Bert and Val have been

she got a hold of me,” Bert

married since 1955. They

variety of careers, including

said. While at Snow College,

live in Orem and have eight

an FBI special agent in the

he served as student body

children (three of them

Counter-Intelligence Department,

president and met his wife,

attended Snow College), 27

a librarian at the Library of

Val Greaves.

grandchildren, and 25 great-

Berdean has worked in a

Congress, and a State Farm Insurance agent. Berdean and his late wife,

After graduating from Snow College in 1956, Bert received a bachelor’s degree



Elsa Leavitt, have seven children.

in chemistry and biology

Elsa was a talented musician,

from Utah State University,

and one of their children has

a master’s degree from

played tabernacle organs

Oregon State University and

When Shirlee Hutchings Best

throughout Utah and California.

a doctorate from Brigham

was taking anatomy and

snow college magazine


Alumni update

Berdean E. Oldroyd ‘39

physiology courses at Snow College, she had no idea she would be applying these courses in a future career. Shirlee graduated from

Shirlee Hutchings Best ‘63


in Manti.

start at Snow College than I could have had anywhere else

have a strong appreciation

Peggy Rae Hansen Bradfield

carried through 25 years.”

for Snow College. He comes

is a 1987 magna cum laude

from a family of six children,

graduate of Snow College who

all of whom attended Snow

received her bachelor’s degree in


journalism from BYU in 1996.


John Keeler has continued to

bank for 10 years, and then left the workforce to raise her seven children.

Shirlee to voluntary

children and currently live

Peggy Hansen Bradfield ‘87


Since graduating in 1971,

business major, worked for a

child, a friend introduced

John Keeler ‘71

in the country. It gave me the

Snow College in 1963 as a

After raising her last

John attended Utah State

While at Snow College, she

confidence to compete at BYU. Snow College is also where I met my husband, Bryce. The friends we made that first year have

ambulance work, which

University and shortly after

was the assistant editor of the

A native of Ephraim, Chad

led to her career as an

graduating was hired by the

SnowDrift newspaper and sang

Martin Cox graduated from

emergency medical

Utah Farm Bureau where he

in the Ascension choir.

Snow College with his associate

technician (EMT). For 20

has been employed 37 years.

She has worked for the past

of science degree in 1998 and

three years as a reporter and

went on to receive his masters

with the Pleasant Grove

accomplishment at Snow

freelance correspondent for the

of public health degree from

Ambulance Association—

College was meeing his wife,

Tremonton Leader in Tremonton,

the University of Utah in 2001

later the Pleasant Grove Fire

Diane Hillier—also a Snow

Utah. Peggy has also created

and his doctorate of medicine

Department. In addition,

College graduate.

two niche blogs,

degree from Pennsylvania State

University in 2005. He completed

College is an excellent place


a pediatrics residency at Primary

where you can be, and can

Peggy plans to return to school

Children’s Medical Center in

Gary, live in Pleasant Grove

accomplish, anything that

to complete a master’s degree in

2008 and served as chief resident

and enjoy spending time

you want, “Snow College is

English literature.

the following year.

with their 23 grandchildren.

a tremendous benefit to our

Peggy’s husband Bryce and

Reflecting on her time at

area in giving students from

their first daughter also attended

developed a strong interest in

Snow College, Shirlee fondly

rural areas a leg up into larger

Snow College. Their remaining

global children’s health. He

remembers her experience

universities. . . . Snow College

four children plan to be Badgers

joined the Centers for Disease

as a cheerleader, as well as

truly is the warmest snow on

as well.

Control and Prevention (CDC)

times with good roomates

earth as demonstrated by the

and treasured friends.

care that the teachers give

College contributed to her

his CDC fellowship, he worked

their students.”

accomplishments, Peggy

primarily with the Influenza

John and Diane have

replied, “Snow College was . . .

Division, investigating H1N1

four children and 10 grand-

my best choice. I got a better

outbreaks in the United States

years she was involved

Shirlee worked as an ER technician for 12 years. Shirlee and her husband,


Bert Gividen ‘56

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John’s greatest

John believes that Snow

When asked how Snow

During his schooling, Chad

in Atlanta, Georgia. During

alumni update

Chad Martin Cox ‘98

as well as spending time in Bangladesh and Ethiopia, aiding foreign governments with H1N1 vaccine administration and field research. Chad recently joined CDC’s

Nikolene “Niki” Bradbury ‘06

'00s Nikolene “Niki” Bradbury is a

Respiratory Disease Branch,

2006 graduate of Snow College

where his work now focuses on

who majored in Psychology

prevention of pneumonia, which

and Criminal Justice.

is the most common cause of

She continued her education

way to assist customers. Her most memorable

Eric Ho Ming Lam ‘11

College was when he would walk to Wal-Mart while it was

moment at Snow College was

snowing because he didn’t

performing with her band at

have a vehicle. He admits he

the Open Mic/Soup Nights in

never wants to do it again, but

the Greenwood Student Center.

looking back it was fun and


unforgettable. Eric had never lived in a small town before coming to Snow College, but he really enjoyed his time and

childhood deaths worldwide.

at Southern Utah University,

In the coming year, Chad’s

where she received a dual major

Eric Ho Ming Lam is a 2011

had. In his free time, he enjoys

work will include a research

bachelor’s degree in Psychology

graduate of Snow College

participating in sports. He also

study in Africa, evaluating the

and Criminal Justice.

and is currently studying

enjoys hanging out with his

international studies at BYU-

friends and family because

with the State of Utah,

Idaho. At Snow College, he

they are a big part of his life.

Department of Workforce

majored in foreign language

memorable moment at Snow

Services as an employment

because he felt it would benefit

College, Chad answered, “What

counselor/training specialist.

him to learn other languages

I’ll always remember is the unity

This program provides

and cultures. He also has a

of the student body. Whether I

eligible customers with

great interest in studying

was attending a dance, football

financial help for education.

different languages. After

effectiveness of a pneumonia vaccine. When asked about his most

game, or any other activity, I

She is currently employed

Niki loves to do artwork

finishing school, Eric plans

always knew that I would be

She displays her work at

to study Spanish in South

greeted by friendly faces. At

various art shows and

America and return to his

Snow College, I always felt I

farmer’s markets.

native country of Hong Kong,


Niki says that attending

appreciates the experiences he


where he hopes to acquire Reconnect with

Snow College completely

a job with an international

Snow College, he served in the

changed her life. She

company. “Snow College

student senate. He also played

went from being shy to an

contributed a lot to my

on Snow College’s tennis team.

outgoing and confident

accomplishments,” he says,

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Lindsay Pyne and currently lives

employment counselor for the

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in Duluth, Georgia.

State of Utah requires a lot

use my time wisely. It also


of patience and confidence

helped me become an effective

in knowing what needs to

student.” A memorable

happen and finding the best

moment of his at Snow

Chad is married to Abigail

snow college magazine


new Residence Suites

In Memoriam: from

April 17, 2011 to

August 22, 2011


Rhoda Christensen (Peterson) ’30, June 8, UT Sherry Lee Schultz (Barnett) ’56, May 31, OR Morlin D. Buchanan ’63, July 8, UT

Snow College Residential Life Suites -A New Place to Stay On Campus

Any student who has lived on campus while attending Snow College during the past

Megan Zumwalt Fredrickson (Sweatfield) ’80, August 2, UT Sheila Olson (Vilate) ’89, May 31, UT Amberly Dawn Rhodes (Carroll) ’96, May 24, UT Wendy Mack (Kimball) ’99, April 30, UT Gregory Paul Barnes ’05, August 16, UT


June Jensen (Brady) May 21, UT

several decades is familiar with the names Anderson, Castilleja, Greenwood, Mary Nielson,

Spc. Preston J. Suter July 5, Afghanistan

Nuttall, Snow, and Fern Young. These names have graced the brick walls of Snow College’s

U.S Army Corps - A Fallen Hero

historic residence halls for many years and have formed part of the Snow College experience for many students. As Snow College continues to grow, so does the need for additional housing. The groundbreaking for the new Snow College Residential Life Suites has recently taken place, and construction is underway.

The majority of the block directly north of the Noyes Building and College Avenue is an

active construction zone with plenty of heavy equipment, dirt, and structural changes. The dormitory project will include the construction of a building of approximately 90,000 square feet containing 388 sleep/study beds, with space available for future growth. The sleeping quarters are designed primarily in four-bedroom suites with two beds per room, two bathrooms, a small kitchenette, and closet space. Three-bedroom and five-bedroom suites will also be available. As a design-build project, the suites may include a variation in the number of



Juan Lewis Larson May 5, UT Harold Stark Jensen May 22, UT Vernon Smith Henningson May 25, UT Melvin C. Jarrett July 8, UT Ramona Shaw Harris July 17, UT Blaine Prince Prisbrey August 8, UT


shared or private rooms. Each floor has a commons area, including a large living room, small

Kenneth Noel Jackson May 11, UT

and large study rooms, restrooms, and a laundry room. Additionally, multi-purpose game and

Director, ETS/Upward Bound Program: 1989-

media rooms and two full kitchens will be provided, allowing students to cook snacks or oc-


casional meals. Students in the new housing unit will be required to have a full meal plan as

Margaret “Maggie” Byers (Kinder), July 10, MT

part of their contract.

Employee of Turning Point Program: 1988-

1993; Director of Program: 1990-1993

Fern Young Hall was decommissioned as student housing approximately 10 years ago

and, until this June, was being used for general college offices. Because it sits on the property

Daniel Todd Adams August 3, UT

designated for the new construction, it has been demolished as part of the new dorm project.

ESL and Spanish Instructor: 1992-2009

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In memoriam

Daniel Todd Adams, 49, passed away August 3,

and serving in the many capacities he filled

2011 at home in Manti from complications

among the community, be it ecclesiastically or

due to cancer. Dan was born April 25, 1962

scholastically. Dan was a teacher and a leader

in Chicago, Illinois to Jessie Noble Cook Ad-

who influenced many for good. His love for

ams and Lisle Kent Adams. The family later

people was always apparent, and his passions

moved to Burbank, California, where Dan

for sports, education, and motorcycles were

spent the majority of his childhood playing

ever present and instilled in his children. He

football, earning himself the nickname “The

truly was an “Animal” not in behavior or

Animal,” and riding his motorcycle in the

manner but in life and living his convictions,

desert with his dad and brothers. The family

accomplishing much in not much time. Dan

then moved to Monroe, Utah, where Dan

considered his family the apple of his eye

finished his last two years of high school. He maintained his reputation as an “Animal” on the football field and quickly took to the Utah mountains with his motorcycle.

In 1981 Dan was called to serve in the

Asunción, Paraguay mission, which would

in memory of

Daniel Todd Adams • adjunct esl and spanish instructor

change not only Dan’s life but also the life

and would do anything for them. His life was lived-short but not short-lived, and his influence and goodness will long be remembered and felt. Dan is survived by his wife, Celeste; children: McKay, MacKenzie (Sarah), Marie and McKellen; and grandchild, Ashton; parents, Jessie and Kent; siblings, Scott (Sharon),

of his sweetheart Marina Celeste Galeano,

Janet, Gary (Gini) and Ron (Kara); along with

whom he would meet and convert while

Dan as the director of continuing education

many nieces and nephews.

serving faithfully in Paraguay. They were

for the Southwest Region of Utah, where he

subsequently married on March 3, 1983 in

facilitated great expansion and growth for

staff at Snow College, the Snow College

the Salt Lake LDS Temple and made their

the accessibility and availability of distance

Magazine would like to honor Dan and his

home in Provo, Utah, where Dan studied

education. During this time, he served as

family for their generosity and service to Snow

at Brigham Young University, earning a

bishop for the Manti 3rd Ward and saw much

College. Dan’s support of students was appreci-

bachelor’s degree in Spanish. After a brief

growth from his service. He eventually found

ated by all, and he was a vital part of the Snow

stay in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dan and

his way back to his true love of teaching

College family.

Celeste made their way back to Utah settling

and again was in the classrooms of Wasatch

in Manti, where Dan would find work teach-

Academy, picking up the additional respon-

ing at Snow College and Wasatch Academy.

sibilities of coaching tennis. He was pursuing

Dan started at Snow College in 1992 as an

his PhD in education from the University of

adjunct ESL instructor. He was also a Span-

Wyoming with only review and editing of his

ish instructor. At one point, he was the main

dissertation remaining. Dan also served as

The Snow College Foundation

Spanish instructor, running the department

a counselor in the Snow College 2nd Stake

welcomes honor and memorial

when Snow College was in between full-time

presidency, and as a member of the Sanpete

gifts as a tribute to your

Spanish faculty. Additionally, Dan advised

County School Board, being elected to that

friends and loved ones.

the Spanish club for several years.

position for two consecutive terms, all while

still maintaining a balance in his life, finding

At the same time that Dan was educating

On behalf of the students, faculty, and

For more information, please

others, he was continuing his own learning,

time for Manti High School athletics and

contact the Snow College

receiving a master’s in education from Utah

a frequent Saturday morning motorcycle

Foundation at (435) 283-7060.

State University. USU would later employ

ride. Dan’s was a life of constant teaching snow college magazine


Annual Donor Report Snow College Foundation | Fiscal year 2011

$1-99 Theressa Alder Reg D. Allred Lewis Rawlin Bagnall Jed D. Bartholomew Edna D. Benson Donald E. Bittner Geaneen Blaver Brian and Carolynn Bottino Gene M. Brown* Dallon Christensen Tyler B. Christensen Rosie Marie Connor Gerald M. and Coral J. Cooper Kirk C. Dahl Karen Dahlen Amanda L. Denos Cami A. Dilg Marvin and Lesle Dodge John and Janelle Durrant Marta Earl Bula Fitzgerald Shane and Alison Flanders Kimberly Ann Forsythe Brett Leonard Garner Michael R. George Leone Goyeneche Kenneth and Julia Graham John and Diane Green Betty Guerrero Von R. Gulbransen Mike and Vanessa Hansen Julia Harris Eric R. and Merilyn Hedelius Heritage Realty Group, LLC Kirk and Kristina Huffaker 22

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Berdean Jarman

Scott L and Kathy Wyatt

Moroni and Maurine Johansen

Ruth Ann Young

Allan Ralph Jones Peter and Kristin Kraus Douglas and Tanya Lee Matthew Shawn Lindow Susan Meng Rodney Brett Merchant Kerry D. Montague Wesley C. Morger Steven and Leana J. Morris Katherine E. Nielsen Larry Ross Nordell Diane L. Ogden Emily Evelyn Olsen Kenneth Mark and Hailey Parnell Lisa A. Poppleton Lynn and Julie G. Poulson Janone J. Richards Deana Marlene Rigby Halcyon L. Robins Charlotte L. Schlonsky Benjamin D. and Amanda Ruth Semadeni Joan Singer Brent D. and Marcie Smith Kris A. Soper Dennis L. Sorensen Ivun E. and Heidi Sorensen Bradley L. and Charlotte B. Taggart Don B. Taylor Ronald C. Taylor Robert and Lori A. Wellington Susan Whiting Warren B. Williams Mark C. and Elizabeth Bradley Wilson

$100-249 Annette D. Anderson Douglas Lee and Marianne Barton Glen L. and Sonja Beere Vertis Benson Guy and Lynda Brown Eric G. and Susan Christensen Steven P. and Laurel Coburn Susan Crook Erik M. and Diane B. Dunder Donald W. Fiesinger Carolyn Fish Jeffery R. Hill Fenton Hughes McRae and Barbara Justesen K & D Marketing Group, Inc. Ker’s Automotive Connie Knowles Cindy Kay Lindsay Danette McGilvray Cheri Oldham Waldo C. Perkins M. J. and Kathryn Pritchett Roy’s Pizza William M. and Sherre Scott Daniel J. Schugk TriCity Home Care Richard W. and Linda Wheeler Brian J. Williams Wendy Ann Williams Nathan T. Wright


annual report

$250-499 Jack Schrader Ashton Barney Trucking Hal and Fran Christensen Kenneth L. and Cidnee Ann Beazer Greg and Heather Bosshardt Central Utah Home Builders Association Verna Challis Eddie and Lesa Cox Lynn C. Dean, Ph.D. Ann Fitzgerald Doyle* Dennis K. and Nancy A. Fitzgerald Cory B. and Kimberly Ann Gordon Mary Greathouse

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

Skyline Pharmacy

DWW Enterprises

Questar Educational Foundation

E. Gary and Colleen England

Waldemar E. and Harriet Rasmussen

Ephraim Family Dental Practice

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation

Russell F. and Barbara Fjeldsted

Spherion of Utah, Inc.

Joan M. Hill

Union Pacific Corporation

Glen S. Larson

Utah Sports Commission Foundation

Von P. and Merrill Madsen


Lynn F. and Karen Schiffman

Carolyn Wyatt

SW Rehab, Inc. Michael H. and Amy K. Williams Cornell P. Willis The Estate of Fern Young

$5,000-9,999 Centracom Interactive Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Myrtle Fitzgerald Munk

Jay and Carol Gunderson


Elida Snow Isom Family

Angus H. Belliston

Steve R. and Corey A. Neff

Randall K. Knight

Robert R. and Tiffany Adair

Keith C. and Beverly Nielsen

Kathryn L. Mackay

Roger G. and Pam Baker

Sacco Dining Services, Inc.

McDonald’s of Ephraim

Leonard M. and Laura Blackham

Sandy City

Jessie Pace

Brady Charitable Foundation

Zion’s Banks

Private Wealth Management

Kim S. and Melinda C. Cameron

Saga of the Sanpitch, Buena Fay Moore

Ray G. and Rita J. Debenham

Gary and Barb Smith

Deseret Trust Company

John Lee and Teresa D. Stewart

Ephraim City

Don and Marjorie Tibbs

Ephraim City Lions Club

Florence Tippetts

Eye Center of Ephraim

Louis G. and Claudia Van Orden

Logan Brad and Cortney Hall

Lance Whetten

Michael D. Hare

Christopher J. and Angela B. Williams

Rachel Holman

Linda Whetten Wilson

Kevin K. and Dorinda Howell

H. James and Janet Williams

J and R Enterprises

John Wesley Willmore

Steven K. Jensen

Keith C. and Beverly Nielsen

* Deceased

Jim Jones

$500-999 Robert H. and Shirley D. Allred Zella Iona Bassett J. Elliot* and Maxine Cameron Morris O. and Mary Casperson Kert R. and Tristy Christensen Gerald J. and LuAnn Day

Dan C. and Elaine L. Jorgensen Dean K. and Claire D. Lund Manti Telephone Company Gary E. Meredith National Trust for Historic Preservation Neil and Barbara Larson Family Principal Financial Group

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annual report

Major Gifts Snow College Foundation

$10,000-24,999 - Robert Lloyd Corkin Charitable Foundation - Afton Hansen - The Estate of Loree T. Hickman - The Estate of Seth and Maurine G. Horne

- I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Charitable Foundation - Intermountain Power Agency - Doris E. Larsen

$25,000-49,999 - Anonymous - Vernon D. Smith - Utah Heritage

Highway 89 Alliance - Vivint

- Washington State University,

Western Center for Risk Management Education - Jim Young

$50,000-99,999 -

Central Valley Medical Center - The Lloyd D. Paulsen Trust - Utah State Board of Regents



 he Huntsman Foundation T - David E. and Verla A. Sorensen - Yvonne Whitmore -


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annual report

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

Diane L. Adams

Rosie Marie Connor

Craig Mathie

Jannette H. Anderson

Stephen G. Crosland

Terry L. Merrill

Margie O. Anderson

Greg Dart

Robert and Kathleen Nielson

Kari Arnoldsen

Marvin and Lesle Dodge

Diane L. Ogden

Susan Burdett

Timothy S. Dolan

Robert and Nancy Oliver

David Dyches

Claudia W. Olsen

Beth Ann Ericksen

Ted L. and Vickie Olson

Armando Frutos

Joseph M. Papenfuss

Diane J. Gardner

Lynn H. Poulson

Paul A. Gardner

K. Michael Seibt

Colleen B. Hermansen

Gary and Barb Smith

Karl and Marci Larsen

Larry K. Smith

Matthew Shawn Lindow

Garth O. Sorenson Allan R. Stevens Robert C. Trythall Douglas J. Wendel Richard and Rolayne White Scott L and Kathy Wyatt Cless T. Young

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, 2010 to June 30, 2011. If your name has been omitted or erroneously listed, we sincerely apologize and ask that you advise us so we may correct our records. Telephone: (435) 283-7060 | Email:

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In future editions of the Snow College

Magazine, the Snow College Advancement Office would like to recognize alumni for special accomplishments and awards. If you know of any deserving alumni or would like to include news and announcements, please contact us at or call us at (435) 283-7060.

In your correspondence, please remember

to include the full name of the alumnus and his or her accomplishments. Also, please provide an approximate time that the alumnus attended Snow College.

You are also encouraged to update your

contact information at Great activities are planned for Snow College alumni, but we cannot invite you if we cannot find you!

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Snow College Magazine  

Issue No. 1 of Snow College Magazine

Snow College Magazine  

Issue No. 1 of Snow College Magazine