John & Mary Seaman John: ’75, business administration. Senior vp and headquarters office manager at Zions Bank. Mary: ’77, elementary education. Homemaker and volunteer gardener at Temple Square. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ken & Rosanne Harvey John Carl Tuft
’51, biology/physiology Retired educator and administrator Washington, Utah.
Ken: ’86, accounting. Lawyer. Rosanne: ’87, English. Homemaker and law firm administrator. Wrentham, Mass.
What are you doing now? Mary is a volunteer gardener and tour guide at Temple Square and leads the weekly garden talks at the
Tell us about your career.
What are your favorite college memories?
I completed my B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.
The great experiences we had
degrees in education administration
traveling with and competing for one
and psychology and was a coach,
of the best debate programs in the
teacher, counselor, principal and
country; Al Tait’s “Flowering Plants
school district superintendent. I
of Southern Utah” class where our
developed and directed an education
relationship blossomed; and warm
contract with the Navajo Nation,
summer nights with great friends at
Happily married for 37 years with
administered grants with the Dept. of
the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
six children, 15 grandchildren (and
Education and promoted vocational
education with the Sevier Valley
How do you keep your Thunderbird pride alive?
Brigham Young Historic Park. John has been with Zions Bank for 34 years and manages a billion dollar office that includes retail banking, commercial and consumer lending.
Tell us about your family.
Our son, James, is a
senior at SUU.
Technical School (UT).
Which SUU professors impacted your success?
What are your most memorable professional accomplishments?
Massachusetts, we still wear some
Mary: Gwyn Clark and Kent Myers
Reaching the top of my profession
on a weekly basis. We love to talk
for their high expectations, standards
as a superintendent, winning two
about our wonderful experience in
and strong positive examples.
sort of SUU clothing pretty much
state basketball titles and instituting
Cedar City and we encourage friends
John: Gary Giles, Tom Williams,
an intern program using SUU students
to send their children to SUU as
and Bob Moore for their personalized
and paraprofessionals. That program
opposed to that “other” school in
attention and making even the dismal
reduced class size and increased
What was a favorite dating activity while at SUU?
What is your favorite SUUrelated activity?
Where is your favorite vacation spot? For 21 years we have spent
Motorcycling up the canyon on
I enjoy attending the outstanding
Thanksgiving in Stowe, Vt. With
our half-chopper, which we sold for
activities held in the Gilbert Great
family far away, it is the “over the
a washing machine with the birth of
Hall where I played basketball during
river and through the woods” for our
my years at the BAC.
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