Alumni banquet & honors Open
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OUTSTANDING ALUMNus AWARD ellen wheeler Ellen Wheeler, who is among the most esteemed veterans of SUU’s theatre arts program, forged a stellar career in daytime television over four decades. Winner of daytime Emmys for roles on All My Children and Another World, she went on to write, direct and produce, notably for Guiding Light, which earned her a third Emmy for best drama series in 2007 as the show’s executive producer. She and her husband, Shannon Comp, currently reside in Virgin, Utah.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Craig Jones Craig Jones, associate professor emeritus of political science at SUU, spent 35 years as a greatly valued and highly effective educator for the University. He touched the lives of countless students as he fostered in them a love for the American political system and a desire to understand and to contribute to the decisions that shaped their communities. Additionally, he was the driving force behind what has become the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service.
YOUNG ALUMNUS AWARD Jamie Shaw Jamie, who was heavily involved in student government and the Alpha Phi Sorority at SUU, travels the world as senior consultant with Event Knowledge Services, currently involved in the 2020 Istanbul Olympic bid. She has previously consulted on a variety of Olympic and international games on many levels and spent four years as business systems manager for Starbucks Coffee Company. Prior to that, she was the manager of HR planning and operations for the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee.
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