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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

counting).

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.

Even

though

we

live

in

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

Utah.

sciences interesting.

student achievement.

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

our daughter.

my years at the BAC.

children.

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SUU In View - Fall 2012  

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