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L.S. (right) and Aline W. Skaggs

that our students are as well, or better,

prepared

than their peers coming from much larger, more visible B.S. programs. Our ability to provide a

well-trained

work

force

to

meet the needs of the federal land management agencies in our region is well known. We have been able to accomplish all of this with somewhat limited resources, and now, thanks to these generous gifts, we will have significantly greater resources to apply to our most pressing needs. The significance of these two gifts cannot be overstated. They will bless the academic lives of students in the College for generations into the future. We are so grateful for the commitment of the Gibson family and the ALSAM Foundation to excellence in the preparation of SUU students.� The College has benefited from a number of other important and

of campus, and donors are actively

including BYU. For 50 years, he

greatly welcomed gifts, as well.

being sought to help make the

owned and operated a farm near

on

project a reality. Leading the way

American Fork, Utah, where, among

equine studies, or who wish to learn

in giving is Holbrook, who served

other pursuits, he bred registered

more about handling and riding

for many years as a member of the

Shetland ponies.

horses, hope to have a covered arena

University’s Board of Trustees and is

The Gibsons, the Skaggs, Holbrook,

to allow instruction to continue

currently a member of the President’s

and the Frehners, are great exemplars

in inclement weather, and thanks

National Advisory Board. Thanks

of those who see the great value of

to a generous gift from Connie C.

to her gift of $250,000, the Kenneth

partnering with the University in

Holbrook, the College is on its way

L. Cannon Equestrian Center will

meeting the challenges of a rising

to fulfilling that need.

be named for her father, a longtime

future.

Students

who

concentrate

A $500,000 equine center is being

professor of child development and

planned at the Valley Farm west

family relations at three universities,

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SUU In View - Fall 2012  
SUU In View - Fall 2012  

The Fall 2012 issue of Southern Utah University’s alumni magazine.