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HOMECOMING 2009 Where we’ve been and how far we’ve come. Take a nostalgic journey through the ages as we anticipate SUU’s Homecoming festivities.


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Thor’s Thunder Classic Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 4-man scramble format Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club (www. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Shot-gun start at 9 a.m. Benefits scholarships and the SUU Alumni Association.

For sponsorship information email or call 888-586-1997.



Dear Friends and Alumni of SUU, Fall is in the air, and with the start of another school year, we also gear up for SUU’s annual Homecoming festivities this October 24th. Autumn also brings with it a new edition of the alumni magazine. The alumni magazine is created specifically for all of you, to keep you connected with fellow Thunderbird classmates and to your alma mater. As you may have noticed, last spring’s edition was delivered to your inbox rather than your mailbox as we explored new ways to become more budget conscious and environmentally friendly by distributing the SUU In View online. We thank all those who took the time to send us their thoughts on this effort. As you can see from the comments below, the e-zine received mixed reviews, and for now, we hope to satisfy everyone with one printed and one web magazine per year. We hope you enjoy this latest issue, full of information about the campus and people you came to love as Thunderbirds. As always, we welcome your feedback in our efforts to stay in touch and we look foward to visiting with many of you on Homecoming weekend. Sincerely,

The alumni magazine is

Mindy Benson (’94) Executive Director, Alumni Relations

created specifically

“I like the online magazine. I can read it, but don’t waste paper after I’m

for all of you,

and easy to use. Thanks!”

to keep you connected with

done by throwing it away. Love how you have set it up! It’s very convenient Jenny (’06, Family and Consumer Sciences) “Thanks for the online version of the “SUU In View”. Personally, I like having a “hard copy”—call me old-fashioned I guess. Regardless,

fellow Thunderbird

thanks for keeping all of us up-to-date and informed.” Bob (’02, Marketing)

classmates and to your alma mater.

“The new ‘e-zine’ looks great.” Mike (’83, Language Arts) “The online initiative is a great idea. I’m all for it.” Cynthia (’55, General Education)

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where we’ve



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New Head Volleyball Coach Deborah Baker looks to the past in the College of Southern Utah’s dynasty team to prepare her new Division I team for its inaugural season.



Breakthroughs for Science PAGES 8-9 Demolition of the old Life Science building makes way for the state of the art Gibson Science Center.

Homecoming 2009 PAGES 10-13 A photographic journey through the history of the University: where we’ve been, how far we’ve come. The Office of Alumni Relations: Mindy Benson (’94), Ron Cardon (’96), Ashlee Nelson (’05), and Linda Bauer

Students Unite PAGE 15 1600 student leaders rally to support a beloved mentor by helping to finish the long envisioned Student Center Auditorium.

Art for Thought PAGE 20 Your brain is as young as it feels. SUU’s Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education, Carrie Trenholm has discovered a fountain of youth for your brain.

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Editor Jennifer Burt

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Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Alumni Awards

New Residence Hall. . . . . . . . 16 Focus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Class Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Alumni Photos and News

Our Generous Donors. . . . 24-29 We Will Remember. . . . . . . . . 31 Afterthoughts. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Dutch Oven Champion

Cover: The football program at SUU dates back to the late 1920s. This photo is one of many historic images within the University’s Digital Collections, which can be viewed online at Southern Utah University is a comprehensive regional university which provides students a personalized learning environment to foster meaningful experiences. SUU’s mission is to encourage a lifelong love of learning, foster academic excellence, instill ethics and values and to honor thought in all its finest forms. SUU offers baccalaureate, applied technology, and selected graduate degrees. We address the unique needs of rural students and communities; serve as a major cultural center for southern Utah; and create partnerships with public and higher education, government, business and industry.

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At h l e t i c s

Rarely does a collegiate athletic team face a season with the promise of record-breaking performances every time they compete. But SUU’s newest athletic team will do just that this August when the 200910 Women’s Volleyball team takes the court for its inaugural season. And though it certainly promises to be one for the record books, for many, this season’s competitions will feel as much nostalgic as they are ground-breaking. Indeed, there is something quite familiar about women’s volleyball at SUU. And as Head Volleyball Coach Deborah Baker prepares for the team’s first season, she finds herself wondering about a decadesold legacy and its impact on her fledgling team. Volleyball at SUU actually dates back to the very beginning of the women’s athletic program at then Southern Utah State College (SUSC), established in 1968. Within just a few short years, the team had solidified its standing as a leader in the Intermountain Division of AIAW, with a third-place finish over colleges and universities from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado. And that was just the beginning. The team soon transitioned into a more competitive league, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC),





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R E SRE ET S E T of its next 13 years. The program reached the height of its success during the 1982-83 season, taking fourth place in the NAIA National Tournament. The dynasty was cut short long before its time, however, as the 1987-88 season marked the last time women’s volleyball took the court at SUSC.

A Dynasty Ended too Soon

Now, 22 years later, it would seem this year’s “inaugural team” has just as many records to beat as they have standards to set. Although the original volleyball team traveled by station wagon and

As the winningest team in SUU athletics history—men’s or women’s—the SUSC Women’s Volleyball program set records that have yet to be broken. With 31 wins, the 1977-78 team set a new school record for the most wins in a single season. From 1977 through 1984, the team successfully defended their RMAC title, totaling seven consecutive championships.

played by different regulations, the 16

The team reached its pinnacle of success when it took fourth place in the NAIA National tournament to end its 1982-83 season.

young women who comprise SUU’s

SUSC was ranked 13th nationally in team blocks and assists for its final showing in 1987-88.

first ever Division I volleyball team may have more in common with

one additional sport for SUSC (in

“We never expected a win, but we

their big-haired, now middle-aged

Anita’s case, basketball, softball and

knew we would work harder for it

predecessors than they may think.

track and field), this is saying quite

than anyone else on the court.”

And this is one time when we would gladly watch history repeat itself. When asked of the secret to their

a lot, as the players never really had an off season.

Jill Reynolds Porter (’88), who played for the team in its final years,

And now? Though Coach Baker’s

hopes this is a tradition that can

team has yet to all play on the same

easily be maintained, “We worked


court and her starting line-up is not

hard every day. It may take this new

volleyball alumnae all responded

yet finalized, she is certain about

team some time to build its program,

with the same answer: hard work.




one thing: “My players will give me

but if they work hard and work

According to former setter Anita

100 percent from the moment they

together, the building blocks for their

Green Riggs (’85), SUSC Coach

walk through the door. There is no

success will be in place.”

Joy Peterson worked her players

walking on my court.” She laughs,

harder than any other team in their

“We don’t have time to walk.”

With 16 new players all new to one another and to the Division I

conference, with nearly an hour of

In this sense, Baker’s strategy

level of play, Baker recognizes it may

conditioning and calisthenics before

seems well aligned with SUSC’s

take some time for the girls to come

the girls ever touched a volleyball.

championship program. In fact, when

together, but she is confident in the

Riggs recalls three-a-days for the first

asked if she had any advice to offer

kind of athletes she has recruited.

week of the volleyball season that

the new coach, Anita chuckles and

“I’ve got a lot of players that come

left even the best players stiff and

then replies, “Run ‘em like dogs.”

from winning programs, so I’m

sore—and considering most of the

Riggs’ teammate Paula Burgoyne

hoping that will transfer over. They

team’s athletes also played at least

Jenson (’84) agreed, explaining,

know how to win, so when the match



2009 Volleyball Coaches (L to R): Kim Nield (assistant coach), Debby Baker (head coach), Adam Longmore (assistant coach)

is close, we’ll be able to capitalize on

everything to gain without feeling

seats. In its first iteration, the school’s

those past experiences.”

the pressure to fit into pre-conceived

volleyball games were some of the

expectations of losses or wins.”

best-attended of all SUSC sports. In


much like the small 1700-

student college from southern Utah

As to expectations, there is one

addition to bleachers packed with

who, in its first year, walloped much

area in which Coach Baker welcomes

students, Porter remembers a lot of

larger universities, including BYU and

the help from SUSC’s former players

support from the local community,

UNLV, Baker does hope to surprise at

and alumni: filling the bleachers.

explaining, “We just loved our fans,

least a few of the teams they play.

Baker explains, “With such a new

and soon, Cedar City felt like home—

“What we lack in experience and

team and so many young players,

it felt like we were playing for our

history will be made up in effort

I really think the fans can help

home town, and we didn’t want to let

and preparation. We are ready to be

buoy the girls to reach their full

them down.”

overlooked—we’re excited for this



Considering Riggs, Jenson and

She adds, “In turn, I am confident





When asked if there are particular

our girls will play with a lot of energy,

“Finally!” when asked about their

match-ups Baker most looks forward

heart and skill—it will definitely be

thoughts on the return of volleyball

to, she responds, “Every game will

exciting to watch.”

to SUU, we have high hopes SUU’s

be exciting. It’s new for me; it’s new

If history repeats itself, it should be

for them.” She continues, “We’ll have

a cinch for this fast-action sport to fill

inaugural team will draw crowds befitting its championship legacy.

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ust one week before he and his colleagues would welcome back the College of Science’s more than 2100 students to campus, Dean Robert Eves (’84) took a sledgehammer to the College’s 32-year-old Life Science Building. And though Eves’ honorary whacks were as random as microscopic phenomena in quantum mechanics, the asbestos and debris abatement and eventual razing prove the University’s much-anticipated progress toward securing a larger, more technologically advanced home for SUU’s largest academic college is both deliberate and necessary. By way of the scientific method, the case for a new science building becomes unquestionably clear. OBSERVATION: Outdated Gridlock Before it was reduced to a 9,491-square-foot hole in the ground, SUU’s Life Science Building was bursting at the seams. With just four labs and inadequate make-shift accommodations for newer technologies and industry standards, the old building was limiting both faculty and students in conducting important research objectives and securing the necessary support for larger, on-going projects valued in academia and the scientific professions. Dean Eves expounds, “We are approaching gridlock in lab scheduling, running from the early morning hours through late evening. The additional space will provide more labs



at peak demand times. More importantly, and of particular importance to our continued success in student placement within graduate degree programs, is the additional space to conduct undergraduate research, a critical component in today’s undergraduate science education.” HYPOTHESIS: Bigger is Better Considering SUU student enrollment continues to rise at one of the highest rates in the state; that one in every five SUU students pursues a major within the College of Science; and that, on average, 60 percent of SUU’s science students pursue a post-graduate education, one can tentatively hypothesize that the College of Science’s future success is dependent upon the expansion and modernization of SUU’s science facilities. PREDICTION: The Sky’s the Limit As to the future, the College’s leaders can confidently predict the heightened opportunities that will accompany the soon-to-be-constructed Walter M. Gibson Science Center, named after Branch Agricultural College graduate Walter Maxwell Gibson (’51) whose generous donation propelled the University’s plans for the science center forward. The 42,385-square-foot addition will include 23 labs, three classrooms, two animal care rooms, one greenhouse, 34 offices and one museum. And much like a root-bound

plant that is transferred into a wellprepared garden, the re-potting, so to speak, of SUU’s College of Science will finally give its faculty and students room to grow, imagine and discover. Just one example of the current limitations upon the College’s students and faculty comes from the nursing department, where, according to Department Chair Donna Lister, students are currently asked to “pretend,” or go through the motions of basic procedures that would be much more efficiently taught if students could actually try their hand with the technologies that they will use daily when they graduate as registered nurses. According to Lister, “The new facility’s resources will make the learning experience more realistic for our students.” Professors from SUU’s biology department echo Lister’s prediction. They explain that currently the

University is limited in the kinds of research it can perform with animals by both OSHA and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, a federal organization that regulates the use of laboratory animals in research and instruction. According to Assistant Biology Professor Paul Pillitteri, “Each animal requires a different type of environment in terms of temperature, lighting, ventilation, etc. The limitations on the number and types of animals we have been able to use means we are often forced to use animals that are poor models for the concepts we are teaching and questions we are investigating.” Pillitteri continues, “Without OSHA compliance we cannot currently receive outside funding for research involving animals; it also hinders our attempts to publish findings from the research that we do conduct.” And though, according to Assistant Biology Professor Rachel Smetanka, SUU’s science faculty does “try to make do with what [they] have for short-term projects,” she explains that “any longer-term project is currently out of the question.” With so much riding on an undergraduate’s academic

accomplishments in the scientific world, citation in published research and hands-on experience in labs is crucial to ensuring success in the science-based fields. In addition to five times the lab space, the planned center will serve as home-base to the Departments of Biology, Physical Science and Nursing, bringing all but one of the college’s departments together under one roof. Additionally, the increased space and resources will allow the College to expand its community outreach, better serving the region’s continuing education needs. TESTING: Join the Experiment While the new science center is yet to be constructed, with the help of generous donors and legislative representatives, plans are moving forward in both design and funding. And though the great expectations and well-founded hypotheses surrounding the new building have yet to be tested, with the continued support of SUU alumni and friends, the Walter M. Gibson Science Center will soon revolutionize the undergraduate experience for SUU’s future scientists.

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HOM EC O M I N G Friday, October 23 3:00 p.m. Dedication and Reception of the Sterling R. Church Auditorium inside the Sharwan Smith Student Center.

6:00 p.m. SUUSA Executve Club Inductions & SUUSA Reunion. All former executive council members invited. 6:00 p.m. Football Reunion for the 1973–1975 teams. For more information, contact Kit Janes at 435-590-1209 or, or go to and look for the Varsity Club link. 7:30 p.m. 1989-90 SUUSA Reunion. Former members from all levels of the Jan Shelton Hunsaker administration invited. 7:30 p.m. 1994-95 SUUSA Reunion. Former members from all levels of the Stacee Yardley McIff administration invited. 8:00 p.m. Homecoming performance by Mentalist Craig Karges in the Centrum. Tickets available at the door or through the Centrum Ticket Office: 435-586-7872. Midnight True T-Bird Night at Old Sorrel. Sponsored by the Student Alumni Association.

Saturday, October 24 8:00 a.m. SUUper Sorrel 5K Run/Walk at the Coal Creek Trail. Begins at 200 E. and 200 N. Register in advance at or that morning at 7 a.m. Hosted by the Iron County Alumni Chapter. 10:00 a.m. Alumni Brunch in the Great Hall. The Class of 1959 will be inducted into the 50 Year Club and this year’s alumni awards will be presented. To reserve your seat by October 12, call 888-586-1997. 11:30 a.m. Homecoming Parade. Begins at 100 West and moves west on University Boulevard, ending at Eccles Coliseum. Watch the parade in front of the Alumni House and enjoy drinks, goodies and balloons. Seating available outside, restrooms inside and plenty of opportunities to reminisce with friends. Noon Thunderbird Village Tailgate west of Eccles Coliseum. Food, music, activities and plenty of Thunderbird pride. 2:00 p.m. Homecoming Football Game. North Dakota vs. SUU. For additional Homecoming 2009 information, please call 888-5861997, email or go to








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THE 50 YEAR CLUB 1. The first graduating class of the Branch Normal School. 2. The BNS Track & Field Team takes a break from the action to visit with their fans. 3. BAC students sell bleacher cushions as a booster club fundraiser. 4. This BAC gymnast jumps through a hoop made from a bicycle tire. 5. The BAC Marching Band performs in the Cedar City parade band competition. 6. BAC Football in the 1930s. 7. Mud football, one of the more memorable homecoming traditions. 8. CSU’s 1967 Homecoming royalty greets the crowd at the annual Homecoming Parade. 9. Go Broncos! CSU didn’t root for the Thunderbirds until its mascot was changed in 1961. 10. Mud football continued as a homecoming tradition for students into the late 1980s. 11. Always a hit, many T-Bird alumni have caught a show at the Festival while visiting campus. 12. Go Thunderbirds! The cheer squad went to great lengths to keep SUSC fans on their feet. 13. Southern ... Utah! 14. The Homecoming Parade is a tradition that continues year after year. 15. From letterman jackets to face paint and tees, SUU’s fans have always been there for their team.

Class Officers, Class of 1959 Back Row L to R: Mike Frame, Dick Eastlyn, Jan Isom, Hans Olsen Front Row L to R: Delores Morensen Imrie, Pat Urie Harrison

TO INDUCT THE CLASS OF 1959 All members of the College of Southern Utah’s Class of 1959 are invited to attend the Alumni Brunch and be inducted as the newest members of SUU’s 50 Year Club on Saturday, October 24, at 10 a.m. in the Great Hall. Meanwhile, enjoy a glimpse back in time to the world you experienced your senior year at the College of Southern Utah: •

Dwight Eisenhower was president

Alaska and Hawaii became states

One gallon of gas cost 25 cents

A movie ticket was just one dollar

NASA introduced America’s first astronauts to the world (John Glenn and Alan Shepard)

Xerox launched the first commercial copier

Etch-a-Sketch was invented in France by Arthur Grandjean

The Sound of Music opened on Broadway

The U.S. Grammy Music Awards started

Popular films included Ben-Hur, Some Like It Hot and Sleeping Beauty

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management and development.

Jacalyn Smith Leavitt (‘74) is

taught and coached junior and senior

known for her tireless service

high school, working to pass on to his

to promote education, health

students what CSU professors gave him:

care and the protection of

an expanded world view.

While serving in the Reserve, Gary

children. As first lady of Utah

Gary and his wife Cynthia Janice

and alongside her husband, Michael

Currier have two children, and Richard

O. Leavitt (’78), in Washington, D.C.,

currently teaches middle school in West

where he served as director of the

Jordan, Utah.

Jacalyn Leavitt

Environmental Protection Agency and secretary of the U.S. Department of Health


and Human Services, Jackie’s work has



captured national momentum.




Each year we

In the past 16 years, Jacalyn has

recognition of his

founded the Internet Keep Safe Coalition,

commitment to the

recognize alumni

championed childhood immunization


who have distinguished themselves through

Nate earned both

programs, improved access to health insurance





and graduate degree

childhood literacy and spoken out Nate Esplin

against smoking during pregnancy. A former elementary school teacher


in accounting from

SUU. After time in Denver working

their careers,

and author of two children’s books,


community service

Jackie and her husband Mike are the

returned to Cedar City and now works

parents of five children and now enjoy

as treasurer and CFO to several of The

and commitment

six grandchildren.

Leavitt Group’s subsidiaries.

to SUU. Please


includes service on the Audit Committee




Alumni Brunch



this Homecoming



for his dedicated

Weekend to

the National Advisory Board and as an organizer for Thor’s Thunder Classic. Beyond





dedicated to his community as president



of the Cedar City American Little League and vice-chair of the Foundation at



Valley View Medical Center.


Nate is married to his SUU classmate,

CSU with a history degree, Gary enlisted

Lindsay Cowan Esplin (’97), and the

in the U.S. Army Reserve, working for

couple has four children.

Gary Currier


more than 30 years with medical logistics,


of the Board of Trustees, as a member of



congratulate this



Nate’s service to SUU is extensive and

join us at the

year’s recipients.


1600 Alumni and Counting If you would like to join your fellow Thunderbird alumni in continuing Sterling Church’s student-centric legacy by contributing to the student auditorium fund, please contact Mindy Benson at 435-586-7763 or

A New Nest for the Thunderbirds 1600 former student leaders unite to honor beloved mentor


ormer Dean of Students Sterling

and home base to thousands of

finally bring Church’s vision for the

R. Church (’64) once asked

students and hundreds of activities

student center to fruition.

then SUUSA President Sandra Lord

year after year.

This auditorium has remained

Thomas (’93) of her primary goal

unfinished, a hollow concrete shell

in life. Mired deep in the course

hidden behind double doors off the

of her studies and with hopes

Rotunda for more than ten years.

for a successful future, Sandra

Its completion promises to enhance

responded with an explanation of

many of the student activities hosted

her professional aspirations. To this,

by SUU’s Student Association and

Sterling Church kindly replied, “Mine

the more than 140 student-run clubs

is just to be happy.”

and organizations across campus.

This sentiment, the pursuit of

As former SUUSA President Treion

happiness, seems to have driven

Muller (’99) aptly put it, “There is

everything Church did as a student

something so powerful about a group

advisor, working diligently to give

of individuals coming together for a

students ample opportunity for both

good cause. Under Vice President

success and satisfaction in the time

Church’s direction, we successfully

they spent as Thunderbird students.

did that again and again. It is fitting

As Church championed student

we now pay tribute to his efforts by carrying on that legacy.”


Now, four decades from when

atmosphere of friendship and school

Church first took the helm of student

And 1600 strong, these former

spirit campus wide, ensuring student

services, more than 1600 former

student leaders can think of no better

life would forever remain a priority

student leaders are joining together

tribute than to ensure their mentor’s

at SUU. That student-centric vision

to champion another campus cause.

name remains synonymous with

inspired the completion of a new

Raising money to complete an

student activities, in the Sterling R.

student center in 1996 that would

auditorium dedicated to student use,

Church Auditorium within SUU’s

serve as the heart of SUU’s campus

these former SUUSA officers will

Sharwan Smith Student Center.




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A Home Away from Home Cedar Hall opens its doors this fall as SUU’s new student housing

• Phase II of SUU’s new student

• A variety of sustainable and long-


lasting materials were used in the

63,000 new square feet of student

construction of the new residence

housing, with room for 260 student


residents, 6 resident assistants and


one community coordinator.

compact fluorescent light fixtures,




• In the spirit of community living, the two new buildings were designed to bring students together, with common spaces that include two community

including and

energy cooling

efficient systems,

low-flow water fixtures, and various top-of-the-line construction materials that will increase the building’s life cycle.

kitchens, two TV lounges and three group study rooms. • Each of the 68 two-bedroom, onebathroom suites, will serve as home to four students. • Cedar Hall will provide resources for residents to participate in the nationwide RecycleMania program, with in-room recycling receptacles and resident education concerning waste







• The Hall’s surrounding landscaping was designed to capitalize upon the area’s natural resources and climate. In addition to the careful selection of drought-resistant vegetation, 24 mature trees were preserved during construction.


A look at news headlines and highlights from the past six months on the campus of Southern Utah University


APRIL 20 – NEW B-BALL COACH TAKES THE COURT The SUU Women’s Basketball program welcomed its new head coach, J.R. Payne, after losing Coach Steve Hodson to cancer. Payne comes to SUU after coaching at Santa Clara, Boise State and Gonzaga Universities.

The Voyager, a traveling science lab, opened for business at SUU’s Earth Day celebration, giving the campus and local communities the chance to preview the new science technologies that will now be available to the state’s rural elementary school teachers through SUU’s College of Science.


The SUU’s Men’s Track and Field Team won its eighth conference title in front of a home crowd. The women’s team was not far behind, with an overall second place finish at the championship meet.

A Utah System of Higher Education annual report showed SUU as the system’s leader in enrollment growth and increasing degree completion. SUU has also seen the second lowest expenditure increases, proving its ability to remain attuned to current educational trends and student interests in a responsible, costeffective manner.



The Princeton Review included SUU on its 2009 listing of the top colleges and universities in the western United States. In addition to recognizing its sound academics, SUU received very high marks in terms of quality of life and student support.

New Provost Bradley Cook took the helm of SUU’s academic affairs, with plans to “continue improving an already great institution.” Previously, Cook served as director of the Abu Dhabi Women’s College near Dubai.


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JANIS BEAL ’05, Physical Education Head Women’s Basketball Coach for Northwest College in Powell, WY

BRYANT HENRIE ’82, Business Administration Chief Operations Officer for Prestige Financial in Salt Lake City, UT

What is your most memorable accomplishment? Receiving my Masters Degree and being named the Head Coach at Northwest College, where I played before coming to SUU. What is your favorite SUU memory?

Stay in touch with your former

I have lots of good memories with my teammates, including tailgate parties before football games, road trips and winning powderpuff football.


What SUU class or professor has most impacted your success?

and share in

Exercise physiology and other classes from Dr. Matt Rhea. With Dr. Rhea’s help, I realized how much I enjoyed learning how the body works during exercise. His encouragement also motivated me to complete a graduate degree in human movement.

the celebration of your accomplishments through our online Class Notes program at classnotes.



What thoughts inspire you? “Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.” What are your interests and hobbies? I enjoy pretty much anything that I can do with friends and family, especially golfing, four-wheeling, boating and camping.

What is your most memorable professional accomplishment? Holding a key position in building an automotive dealer group into the 10th largest in gross sales in the United States. Do you volunteer in your community? I work as a mentor for young men of broken homes to help them achieve personal goals and find success in their lives. What is your favorite vacation spot? Anywhere that includes U.S. history and is close to a nice hotel. What is your favorite SUU memory? Getting married to my lovely wife Lana while a student at SUU. What is your favorite book? Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

MATT HAMLIN ’03, Marketing Chief Executive Officer for Tonaquint Data Center, Inc. in St. George, UT

AMY NAY KEITH GLADE TEW ’92, Master of Accountancy Dean of the College of Business at Brigham Young University-Hawaii

’98, Communication News Anchor for News 12 in Westchester, NY

Have you received any special recognitions for which you are proud? I was the Best of State winner for telecommunications in 2008. What is your favorite SUU memory? Meeting my wife and watching the Men’s Basketball team head to March Madness. What SUU classes or professor has most impacted your success? My business marketing courses had the best professors in the best department on campus. They gave me the advice, tools and direction I needed to succeed professionally. I especially enjoyed Professor Kim Craft’s classes, where I learned to analyze complex business decisions and solutions. What is your favorite vacation spot? Fenway Park! What are your interests and hobbies? Kung Fu, Chuck Norris vs. Jack Bauer, Ninja skills ... you know, the usual stuff.

What is your favorite SUU memory? What is your most memorable accomplishment? Having a family with a wonderful wife and five beautiful adopted children. Have you received any special professional recognitions? I was named outstanding teacher by my BYU-Hawaii students in 1998. I was the School of Business Professor of the Year in 2000 and was named the BYU-Hawaii Teacher of the Year in 2006. What thoughts inspire you? “You can tell a man’s character by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” What is your favorite vacation spot? We live 3,000 miles away from family, so I’d have to say Utah.

I remember walking across campus, greeting friends as we passed. What a beautiful campus. I also loved working on the University news program and enjoyed my time as a member of Acclamation and as a Waukeenyan. What is your most memorable accomplishment? Though I have enjoyed much professional success, I am most proud of my son, Anderson Keller. He brings us so much joy. We are also looking forward to the birth of our second child this fall—that will definitely be an accomplishment to celebrate. What thoughts inspire you? “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the Life you’ve imagined,” by Henry David Thoreau.

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Art, Your Brain’s Fountain of Youth

LEARNING LIVES FOREVER An ongoing look at topics of interest from SUU professors

Carrie Trenholm Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education


eurologists tell us that the

in music they expand their

brain requires change—new




skills. Children who learn to



play and read music do better

Hitting the replay button just

in math because both include

won’t do. Listening to your

reading symbols and recognizing

favorite U2 songs over and

patterns. Dance, especially when

over again may be enjoyable,

using cross lateral movements,

but listening to something new

helps children with dyslexia


Illustration: Rohn Solomon

skills, new hobbies, and new

like Miles Davis on vinyl or hearing Angelique Kidjo sing “Summertime” for the first time can send a hair-raising shiver

classrooms integrate the arts with science, math and literacy, children are better able to recall and remember information.

up your spine. That shiver is the feeling of your brain expanding. Brain expansion requires

improve their reading skills. When

Here are some things you can do with your own children

complexity, openness, communication and risk. Expose it

or those you teach:

and reshape it.

• Encourage children to keep a sketchbook and draw from

Nothing remodels the brain better than doing art. For

observation. Take them outdoors and to new places,

example, looking for the areas of shadows or selecting

pointing out the details (texture, color, shape, etc.) in

colors for flesh tones requires making complex choices;

everything that attracts their attention.

learning to Salsa and possibly stepping on your partner’s

• Enroll them in music, dance, or theatre classes.

toes opens you to risks; and playing in a quartet forces you

• Provide plenty of art materials for their use, such as

to communicate emotions with tone. In short, doing art makes us new and young, even as our bodies age.

paints, markers, pastels, paper, scissors and glue. • It’s all about exposure. Visit your local art museums and

Becoming an artist—even if you feel like an amateur—

galleries. Ask your child to talk about his/her favorite

offers more than entertainment. Many benefits transfer

artwork. What do they see, what is the artist trying to

to other areas of your life: engaging in the arts naturally

say, what does it make them think of?

motivates and boosts confidence. For example, you learn

• Attend local performances in music, dance and theatre

problem solving skills by working alone on a sculpture

together. Afterwards, talk about how it made you feel.

or collaboratively in a theatrical performance; and you

• Volunteer at your child’s school by donating or fund-

develop the ability to concentrate as you experiment with

raising for supplies and instruments or by helping in the

new chord combinations. And just as our brains need

classroom with arts activities.

constant and new stimulation, so too do our children’s

In addition to helping your children experience art,

brains—developing more rapidly at this moment than they

be open to learning new things yourself. Sign up for a

ever will again. Arts education plays a critical role in this

ceramics or watercolor class. Keep your own sketchbook

early childhood development.

to write down your thoughts and sketch images. Dance

Children who learn in an arts-enriched environment

in the kitchen with your loved one. No matter your skill

show increased comprehension and heightened skills in

level, if you’ve always wanted to learn to play the guitar,

critical thinking. When young children are focused on

there really is no time like the present. Rev up your brain

discovering details in paintings or interpreting messages

and stay young.







55,000 55,000

textbooks filled the newly-renovated bookstore’s shelves for the beginning of the fall 2009 semester.



conference titles now fill the Men’s Track & Field Team’s trophy case after a come-frombehind victory at the Summit League Championship in May.

$25,000 $25,000 in student scholarship money was generated through SUU’s license plate program this past year.

150 150

gallons of cream paint were used in the Sharwan Smith Center to cover its distinctly salmon-colored walls.


NCAA All-American honors were bestowed upon SUU Gymnast Elise Wheeler for her bars, beam and floor performances at the 2009 National Gymnastics Championship.

1,755 1,755 $4,000 $4,000 was raised for cancer research at breast cancer awareness matches hosted by SUU’s female athletic teams during the 2008-09 season.

students received an SUU degree on Saturday, May 2nd. Welcome to SUU’s Alumni Association, Thunderbirds of 2009!

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Kiersten Gray (’09) and Jesse Holt (’08) were married Friday, May 15, 2009 in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Jaime Anderson Benson (’00) and Rich Benson welcomed their son, Davis Taft Benson, on April 6, 2009, at 9:05 p.m. in Thousand Oaks, California. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

Want to shout your good news from the rooftops?

Let us help. Submit a highresolution digital photo or print along with a brief explanation of your accomplishment. Kindly identify any alumni in your snapshot and, for birth announcements, please include alumni parents in the photo. To submit your news electronically, visit the Class Notes section of the alumni website:, or email Ron Cardon (‘96) at

Andlie Grace Allen, born January 5, 2009, at 12:51 p.m. in Cedar City, Utah. 7 pounds even and 20 inches long. Proud parents: Bryan Allen (’09) and Chandi Goodwin Allen (’06). By post, mail entries to SUU Alumni Relations, ATTN: Class Notes, 351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, UT 84720.


Ryan Richey (’03) and Ben Kroff (’02) at a recent Alumni BBQ in St. George.


Rachelle Gunderson (’08) and Brian Smith (’07) wedding on June 13, 2009. Pictured are Alpha Phi alumnae from 2004 to the present.


Central Utah


Chicago, IL Davis County (Utah)


Florida Fresno, CA

We invite you to join your Thunderbird Family at the following events:

Iowa Iron County (Utah) Juab County (Utah)

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 12: SUU vs San Diego State Football Game at 5:30 p.m. (PDT) at

Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Tailgate Party begins at 3:30 p.m. (PDT)

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 26: SUU vs Utah State Football Game at 6 p.m. at Romney

Lincoln County (Nevada) Logan, UT Michigan Nebraska

Stadium in Logan. Tailgate Party begins at 4 p.m.

North Carolina Monday, SEPTEMBER 28: Thor’s Thunder Classic at the beautiful Entrada Country Club

in St. George. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit scholarships and the alumni association. Call 888-586-1997 or email to reserve your team and to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Northeast Northwest Salt Lake City, UT San Francisco, CA

Friday & Saturday, October 23–24: Homecoming 2009 – True to SUU! Join us

Southern Arizona

for the dedication of the Sterling R. Church Auditorium; SUUSA Executive Club Reunion; Live

Southern California

Entertainment; True T-Bird; 5K; Alumni Brunch; Parade; Tailgate; and Football Game. Go to for time, place and reservation information.

Southern Nevada Texas

wednesday–thursday, November 11–19: Alumni Island Getaway to watch the

Utah County (Utah)

Hawaii Tip-Off Classic at Honolulu (games run Nov. 13, 15 & 16). Catch an early glimpse of

Washington County (Utah)

the Thunderbird Men’s Basketball Team and enjoy the sun with friends. Call 888-586-1997 or email for group travel details.

Weber County (Utah)

For additional information on these and future events, visit

Washington D.C.

Connect with an Alumni Chapter or Network Representative in your area. Go to

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very gift to the University is important and has an impact on students, faculty and staff every day. The entire SUU community is deeply appreciative of the loyalty and ongoing support of alumni and friends who make a difference by their contributions. Here, we honor those who have made gifts of $100

or more to the University between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009. We have made every effort to recognize the generosity of our many donors. However, if you feel your name should appear on one of these lists and does not, or if it appears incorrectly, please contact our office at 435-586-7775 so that we may correct this oversight. On each list, individual donors will appear first, followed by contributing organizations.

Intermountain Healthcare Obert C* & Grace Adams* Tanner Tanner Charitable Trust


THE OLD MAIN SOCIETY The Old Main Society honors those select donors whose lifetime cumulative cash, in-kind or deferred gifts total $50,000 or more (organizations enter the Society at $100,000). Gift levels include: Old Main Society – Centurium Circle (over $1,000,000); Old Main Society – Gold Medallion ($500,000 - $999,999); Old Main Society – Benefactor ($100,000 - $499,999); and Old Main Society ($50,000 - $99,999). The Old Main Society – Legacy Circle is a special level that honors those who have made planned gifts to the University in the form of bequests, estates, trusts, annuities, etc.

Centurium Circle ALSAM Foundation Cline & Jane Dahle George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation Austin & Magda* Jones Emma Eccles Jones Foundation Dixie & Anne Leavitt Family Foundation D. Eldon & Jane Lunt Frank & Celestia Nichols Edward Jr.* & Carolyn Rondthaler L.S. & Aline Skaggs Hyrum W. & Gail A. Smith The Sorenson Legacy Foundation **Southern Utah Foundation Julius Matthew* & Mary Sainsbury Visser

Gold Medallion Cedar City Corporation Marriner S. Eccles Foundation Jon and Karen Huntsman Foundation



Anonymous American Pacific Corp./Western Electrochemical Co. Nolan Archibald Alan & Karen Ashton Jerry C. & Carolyn Atkin Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation Bonneville International Corporation Carter Enterprises E. Val & Marilyn Clark Douglas L. Cline Larry & Joan Dahle Orien Dalley* **Daniels Fund **Jane T. Doran Estate Margaret Driggs* Arthur W* & Shirley M* Gardner Kem & Carolyn Gardner Robert* & Genevieve Gardner Carol A. Goodson Daryl R. & Willma* Halterman Jay Dee* & Alice* Harris Wayne & Annette Heppler Melvin R.* & Carmen* Hepworth Herbst Foundation Iron County Tourism & Convention Bureau **Jim F. Jones W. M. Keck Foundation KUTV 2 **Leavitt Group Enterprises The Michael & Jacalyn Leavitt Foundation John* & Cleopha G. LeBaron C. Fredrick, II & Linda Susan Lohrengel Metalcraft Technologies Charles R. Norton Questar Corporation Ray, Quinney & Nebeker Foundation S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney Foundation Lauretta Perry* Rocky Mountain Power/PacifiCorp (fka Utah Power) Gary P. Sanders Dr. Gerald R. Sherratt Ella Sherman* Bernon M. & Irene Smith State Bank of Southern Utah Mark* & Nedra Stephensen

Dr. W.C. Swanson Foundation The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints US West Foundation Utah Arts Council Utah Arts Endowment Wells Fargo (fka First Security) Richard Ray & Linda Whetten Wilson Rick* & Peg* Young Zions Bank

Old Main Society Anonymous Ken & Carol Adelman Arthur* & Vada Armbrust Theron* & Lucretia* Ashcroft Paul* & Olga Leschisin* Beck Steven D. and Marjorie H. Bennion Ken & Georgia Bettridge Ken & Carol Blackner Andy & Janet Blumen Claron & Claudia Bradshaw Gail & Jane Bradshaw Robert & Onda Bradshaw Stanley H.* & Christy B.* Bradshaw Alice Todd Braithwaite Dr. Verl Broadbent* Robert A. Brough Warren* & June* Bulloch Ernest H.* & Donna* Burgess Ernest M. Burgess* Joe & Beverly Burgess William Miles Burgess* Bert* & Ada* Carpenter Dr. Boyd & Suzanne Carter Calvin W. & Gaye Carter David & Carolyn Carter Douglas Jack Carter Jack H. & Evelyn Carter W. Boyd and Jean C. Christensen Delila Gwyn Roueche Clark C. C. Clayton Foundation Cherie P. Crawford Curtis H. Crawford Mont & Carolyn Crosland Rainer & Patricia Cosgriff Dahl Dr. David A.* & Emma* Dolowitz John Donnell Harold Perry Driggs Estate Scott* & Virginia* Dunham Corinne L Esmeier Nathan Brent & Lindsey Esplin David W.* & Beatrice* Evans Dr. Reed* & Ethel* Farnsworth Clayton* & Ann Frehner Wayne Fronk

Steve & Cyndi Gilbert Dave & Judy Grant Joseph & Dianne Gubler Garrett & Carrie Gunderson Neil & Luanne Hahl Dr. George C. & Helen Hales Conrad V. & Elva* Hatch Gary A. & Beulah F. Higginson Charles & Kathie Horman Charles Forrest* & Dawn Andrus Hunter R. Haze & Betty Jean Hunter Charles & Marguerite Jackson Richard M. & Susan Jacobsen Ron* & Lorraine Jenkins David H. & June Jeppson Carl E.* & Esther V.* Jepson Cosette Elaine Joesten Clarence L. & Dorothy Ruth Jolley Homer & Barbra Belle MacFarlane* Jones Lewis* & Neone* Jones Merrel Robert & Carol Ann Jones Reuben* & Josephine Jones Rulon A. Jones* W. Arthur* & Rhoda* Jones Charles Judd Lourie Judd C. Jay Keltner Katherine C. Kercher J. Douglas & Janet Knell Wesley P.* & Lois Larsen Lynn M. & Tona Leany Mark Leany* George L.* & Blanche* LeBaron Richard Hamblin* & Fern Heaton* Leigh Robert* & Helen Linford Jack & Jodi Livingood James Kent & Mary Longley Joe & Jean Lopour Edward & Bonnie Lunt Lanell* & Lucy* Lunt Larry & Susan Lunt Robert Lunt Willard H.* & Inez K.* Lunt Dr. Michael & Patricia Major Elloyd* & Shirley* Marchant Col. Alva Leon & Barbara A. Matheson Darrell* & Florence Matthews George A. & Stephanie K. McCulley Betty McDonald Dell Vaughn McDonald Christine McNaught Dr. Ross McNaught Don Ray & Ruth Melling



Jerry & Pat Molen David & Lesley Anne Morris Haymer & Nevada Roberts Morris Miles D. & Mary Taylor Morris Phillip B.* & Dorothea W. Wimmer Morton E. Lyman & Ronda* Munford Dr. Floyd & Marian* Munson Bret Murie Dr. Kent & Cherie Myers Nathanial W. & Cherrie Naegle David & Stephanie Nakken Herb* & Janet Nakken Marsha Norton Dr. Alex* & Bessie Oblad Eugene* & Ada* Palmer Richard I. & LaPriel Palmer Dr. Rodney I.* & Louise Palmer William I.* & Virginia* Palmer Peery Foundation Reed C.* & Gladys* Petty Richard & Mary Lou Peyton David R. Jr.* & Sabey Driggs* Pingree Lerin* & Norma* Porter Terry L. & Debby Rindlisbacher Porter Dr. James S.* & Leatha* Prestwich Tom & Brenda Pugh Charles* & Annaley Naegle* Redd Eldrow* & Marjorie Reeve Vicki Reiss Afton A. Richards Daniel S. & Jane Roberts Vince & Diana Rosdahl Nick & Penny Rose Frances Saxton D.C.* & LaRue* Schmutz Mitchell & Gaona Olds Schoppmann Dr. John L. Seymour* Rett & Christene Shakespear / ERA Realty Center Lowell & Colleen Sherratt Simmons Family Foundation Thomas R. Smith Juergen H.* & Marci E. Staudte **Roy E Talbot Living Trust Thomas A. & Leslie Thomas Richard* & Georgia Beth Thompson Stayner & Dorothy Thompson Erwin & Ruth Thomys June Thorley Max J.* & Robert* Thorley Mel Thorley* Lear & Lonni Thorpe Andrew & Susan Tompkins Verl R. Topham Shannon Toronto D. Claude* & Martha* Urie Scott M.*, Ruth C.* & Lois L.* Urie **Utah Shakespearean Festival Guild **Sherry Waddingham Gale & Alice Waite Lew* & Nola Woodland Wallace Philip E. Watson Dr. Elvin* & Elois Wayment Max D. & Ruth Weaver




Lance L. & Peggy R. Whetten Loren* & LaVeve* Whetten Dave & Cindy Whitehead Lindsay & Tracy Whitehead Jack E.* & Beverly Hancock Whiting Doris Williamson* Gayle & Carolyn Winterrose Rulan*& Lois Woodbury Dr. Eugene* & Leslie Woolf Estel L.* & Leah M.* Wright Ianthus* & Alice S.* Wright Jim & Karen Wright Elden* & Grace* Yergensen Renn & Marie Zaphiropoulos


Legacy Circle Anonymous David & Mary Anderson Dennis & Karen Bauer Dr. Rodney* & Dale Brown David & Carolyn Carter Douglas Jack Carter Morris H. & Colleen Cunningham David & Jolynn Davies Jane T. Doran Estate A. Garth & Geraldine Rollo Fisher Robert Fuer Arthur W* & Shirley M* Gardner Daryl R. & Willma* Halterman Alan R. & Kathleen L. Hamlin Austin & Magda* Jones Jim Jones Dixie & Anne Leavitt Family Foundation Burch Mann Estate Don Ray & Ruth Melling Dr. Rodney I.* & Louise Palmer Richard & Mary Lew Payton Mervyn Prince LaMar & Jean* Salisbury Ridd Edward Jr.* & Carolyn Rondthaler Dr. Gerald R. Sherratt Roy E. Talbot Estate Tanner Utah Universities Trust Obert C* & Grace Adams* Tanner June Thorley Scott M.*, Ruth C.* & Lois L.* Urie Julius Matthew* & Mary Sainsbury Visser Rick* & Peg* Young John & Collette Wadsworth Doris Williamson* **New to gift club * Deceased


New President’s level giving societies recognize those whose annual financial support is central to the development of the University. Gifts of this nature have been made to the institution by individuals, businesses, corporations, foundations and other organizations which support the University at significant levels. These five prestigious societies recognize annual cash and in-kind gifts to the University of $1000 or more. The new gift societies are: President’s Cabinet ($25,000 or more); President’s Circle ($10,000 - $24,999); President’s Council ($5,000 - $9,999); President’s Associates ($2,500 $4,999); and the President’s Club ($1000 - $2,499).

President’s Cabinet Nolan D. Archibald Cline & Jane Dahle Larry & Joan Dahle Austin M. Jones J. F. Jones Rich & Linda Wilson Black & Decker Cedar City Corporation Daniels Fund Iron County Auditor Jane T. Doran Estate Jon & Karen Huntsman Foundation Dixie & Anne Leavitt Family Foundation Questar Corporation Roy E. Talbot Living Trust Southern Utah Foundation Tanner Utah Universities Trust The Michael & Jacalyn Leavitt Foundation Wells Fargo Bank Foundation Zions Bank

President’s Circle Anonymous Jonathan L. Christy Tony L. Wilson ArtWorks for Kids! Chartwells Dining Emery Energy Co. Entrada Golf Course



Ford Dealers Advertising Association/Parkway Ford George S & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation IM Flash Technologies Leavitt Group Enterprises Lynn M. Leany Family Trust Marriner S. Eccles Foundation Maxwell Systems Mountain America Credit Union Piercy, Bowler, Taylor & Kern Rocky Mountain Power/PacifiCorp Symantec Walker Eternity Bridal & Prom

President’s Council Michael & Debi Benson Kathleen Church Joyce H. Cook Connie C. Holbrook Chuck & Kathie Horman Homer S. Jones Carolyn Rondthaler Vince & Diana Rosdahl Keith & Pam Shukait Shon & Regan Wilson American Pacific Corp. (AMPAC) Brush Resources Inc. Bryce Canyon Natural History Association Deloitte Foundation Golden State Fibres Destruction & Recycling HintonBurdick CPAs & Advisors Marshall & Evans Electric Inc. Palladon Iron Seymour Library Trust E.L. & Ruth B. Shannon Family Foundation State Bank of Southern Utah USTAR

President’s Associates Mark & Jamie Bigelow Jack & Evelyn Carter Neil & Anne Marie Gardner Glen Halterman Toni K. & Douglas J. Hansen David & June Jeppson Joseph & Jean Lopour David D. & Kristie E. McMullin Joanne J. Middleton June Sewing Dennis & Jennifer Sponer Georgia B. Thompson Gale & Alice Waite Renee West Beverly H. Whiting Denise Woodbury Asset Management Real Estate LLC Carter Management Inc. Challis Broadcasting Clark & Linford Jewelers Dixie Regional Medical Center EnergySolutions

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First Security Foundation Sterling & Shelli Gardner Foundation Howard R Driggs Memorial Foundation Layton Construction LSR Investments LLC Mesquite Bus Company

President’s Club Mell Ree P. Andersen Jeffrey & Jocelyn Barnes Clay Barth Mitch & Sherilee Bealer Ken & Cidnee Beazer Merlin & June Bishop David & Lori Ann Blackner Mikhail Bouniaev & Alla Paroiatnikova Jared M. Brader Mike & Carol Broadbent Scott L. & Penny P. Brown Jeffrey L. Burton Bill & Christine Byrnes Hal & Joan Campbell Letitia L. Campbell Jack & Sue Cannon Garret & Staci Bird Carson Leon & Irma Chidester Kamie Christian C. Dolph Church Dawn Comfort Wes Curtis Ben & Cindy Davidson Roger & Gaylyn Davis Rod & Lea Decker Jerry & Donna Eddleman Nathan & Lindsay Esplin Melvin & Linda Fonnesbeck Naida G. Gardner Fred D. Gibson Jr. Steve & Cyndi Gilbert Amber J. Griffiths Jeana K. Hirschi Susan Hodson Eric & Diane Houle Chase Hudson Brandon & Susan Hunter Linda Hugentobler Bruce & Linda Hughes Marcia E. Hynes Jane Imlay Harold & Cynthia Johnson Milton & Grace Jones Stuart & Michelle Jones Vern Kupfer Doyle Kutch Randall & Jo Anne Lamoreaux Edwin O. Larson Arlo & Darlene Larson Paul & Naomi Lunt Steve & Sherrill Lunt V R Magleby Jeff & Nancy Maxwell Marvin & Marjorie Mayes James H. & Jan Carey McDonald Lowell & Barbara Mecham




Rick & Tammy Melton Arthur & Irene Mendini Clair & Suzanne Morris Rudolph P. Murillo Dwayne & Sandra L. Nielson Jennifer L. Oberhelman Dennis & Carol Ohms Darin & Becka Ott R. Scott Phillips Marjorie S. Reeve Mark & Jeri Russell Russell & Wanda Sevy Neal & Marguerite Smith Mat Sorenson Paul & Sue Southwick Greg Stauffer Gerald & Jeanette Stoker Keith & Shirley Tattersall June D. Thorley Evan J. & Christine J. Vickers Jack & Mary Ann Walters Lance & Peggy Whetten Renn & Ree Zaphiropoulos Barnes & Allen Law Firm C. Wade & Marie D. Bell Fund Belliston Family Foundation Blue Pine Motel Burton Lumber Cedar City Dairy Queen Cedar City Music Arts Cedar City Rotary Foundation Inc. Color Country Pediatrics Daynes Music DMJ Realty Inc. First Choice Industrial Gem Jewelers Green Valley Spa IC Group Intermountain Power Agency Iron County Home Builders Association Les Olson Company Metalcraft Technologies Organa Mineral Products Inc. Poll Sound Romney Chiropractic Orthopedist Salt Lake Tribune Semnani Foundation Smithsonian Institute Southern Utah Office Machines & Supplies SUU Emeriti SouthWest Federal Credit Union State Farm Insurance Suh’dutsing Technologies LLC SUU Mash Bash Wal-Mart Foundation


The Bristlecone Club The oldest and hardiest tree known to man, the bristlecone pine must defeat some of the most demanding terrain on earth in order to add its austere beauty to the landscape. In the same way, the Bristlecone Club members recognized here have done much to assist Southern Utah University in surmounting the challenges of the past to maintain its stellar reputation as a source for quality education. The Bristlecone Club recognizes annual gifts of $500 - $999.

Fred C. Adams Eric N. & Dialea Adams L.G. & Ashley Adams Gayle H. Adams Michael J. Anderson Meryl & Christine Arns Lori A. Asplund Joe Baker Mindy Benson Kent & Bonnie Bishop Erin Boorman Bob & Arlene Braithwaite Alan Brajnikoff Harry L. & Lynne J. Brown Ron Cardon Ned & Patricia Carnahan Val & Mary Lou Church Charles A. & Wendy Crabb Tina Davis Gail B. Duncan Richard & Ann Eastlyn Richard A. Eissinger Brent R. & Pauline Esplin John Evans Sterling Gardner Thora H. Goudge Kendall D. & Rea R. Gubler Ralph M. Halterman Kenneth & Louise Hanzon Lloyd L. Hodson Bob Homer Stuart & Gayle Horn Robert & Daylean Houston Rae Hunter Brian J. James Frank & Janice Jensen Luann Johnson


Gary E. & Utahna Jones S. J. Jones George A. Jones John V. McArthur Ricky A. & Shauna T. Mendini Carol Ann Modesitt Scott & Katherine W. Nelson Kent & Carol Nelson Karen O. Nelson C. David & Carol Nyman Dean O’Driscoll Dale S. & Annetta Orton Marna L. Oseen Dorian G. & Joyce S. Page Steven J. Park Alan & Mary Pearson Rickey L. & Lori S. Perry Dave Pinamonti Bob B. & Bobbi W. Platt Gayle L. & A. Marie Pollock David A. & LaRee B. Rees Suzanne M. Rowley Gerald R. Sherratt D. Craig & Annette L. Stoker Jack L. Stokes Diane Strachan Carl & Shirley Templin Michael & Sandra Thomas Ella Van Groningen Carol Van Wagoner Kit C. Wareham Brian R. & Lori Whitney Chase & Teresa Williams Allegiance Direct Bank Altair Enterprises Inc. American First Credit Union - UHEAA Averett Investments Back Street Design & Apparel Beta Gamma Sigma Blackner Card & Souvenir Company Brader Business Group LLC Cedar City Arts Council Certified Insurance Services Inc. Chevron Corp Matching Gift Program Designer Furniture Gallery DMA International Inc. East Millard Lion El Rey Inn Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Gem Awards Genesis Pure Gold’s Gym - Providence Fitness Havasu Eye Center HJ & Associates Jones Paint and Glass Kolob Regional Health Care Kyler, Kohler and Ostermiller Lin’s Supermarkets Inc. Masque Club MetLife Foundation Mountain Eye Institute Orton Tire Pizza Factory Private Wealth Management RSM McGladrey Inc. Scherago International Inc. Son Builders, Inc.



Southern Utah Physical Therapy Southern Utah Football Camp Southern Utah Business Forms, Inc. Stage II Stratford Court Hotel Sun First Bank Utah Shakespearean Festival Westates Theatres

THE CENTENNIAL CLUB The University’s Centennial Celebration commemorated a century of commitment to learning – a commitment driven in large part by the generosity of the University’s alumni and friends. Membership in the Centennial Club demonstrates a dedication to Southern Utah University and to its charge of providing quality educational experiences for all students through the new century. The Centennial Club recognizes annual gifts of $100 - $499.

James B. & Donna H. Adair Ida T. Adams Edythe Adams David S. Admire Jeanne Ahern Kimy & Stephen Ahlgreen Mark & JaLee Alger Deniece G. Allred Michael M. Andersen Kay L. Andersen LeGrand & Mary Anne Andersen Christy L. Andersen Austin D. & Barbara L. Anderson Craig & Pat Anderson Keith J. & Emily S. Anderson Richard & Beverly B. Anderson Joan Anderson Teresa J. Andrews Seth G. Armstrong Holly B. Armstrong Roland & Sandra Arredondo Kristin F. Ashdown Donna A. Ashwood James M. Aton Michael S. Averett Deborah A. Baker


Ravenna L. Baker Bradley S. Ballard Diana C. Banfill Peter V. & Jessica L. Banks Frank Baratta Richard A. Bardwell Bruce O. Barker Keith C. Barnes Sargent D. Barnett Craig & Susan Barney Richard & Sheila Barton Dan B. Barton Nathan Barton Philip & Kimberly Bateman Joel & Karlene H. Bauer Timothy & Clare Bauer Scott & Stephanie Bauman William Bedford Jeffrey C. Bedford Robert & Emma Lou Beecroft Glen & Sonja Beere John Bell Daniel L. Bennion Rich & Jaime Benson John Bentley David E. & Mary Ann R. Bentley Rulon Bickmore Bradley K. Bishop Joseph W. Bishop Thomas Bolz Max Bonzo Steven A. Borget Glenn D. Bougie Gerald W. & Sheila E. Bowler Susan M. Bozarth Bob & Onda Bradshaw Keith M. Bradshaw Karl & Jane Braithwaite Jeb & Pam Branin Robert & Linda Braschi C. E. Brinkerhoff Cameron & Kim Brooks Sharon Brown Gary E. & Mary I. Brown Rock & Lindsey Brown John C. & Mary M. Brown Bradley T. & Kelli C. Brown Todd P. & Robyn W. Brown Caroline C. Brown Mary D. Brown Loy D. Brown Flossie L. Brown Veola Bryant Scott & Aileen Bulloch Lois L. Bulloch Natalie Burden Andy & Jen Burt Donald E. & Laura Burton Dennis M. Busch Van L. & Allison S. Bushnell Kirt & Susan Bussio Sharon Butterfield Michael J. & Mary Antoniette D. Cameli J. Elliot & Maxine P. Cameron Dick L. & Vickey Carlson Mike & Marijeanne Carter Jim Case Eric & Lee Chamberlain

H. LaVell & Dean L. Chamberlain Michael & Mary Jo Chase Bruce H. & Patricia K. Christensen Donna Christensen David S. Christensen David L. Church Karen Chynoweth Gary W. & Janet Clark Fredrick & Alice Clark Kim Clement Joan Coates Noal & Betty Jo B. Cook Bob & Barbara Corry Mark & Dena Corry Thomas N. Cowan Bob & Jane Crane Joann S. Cripps Lucile M. Crockett Kathy C. Croxall David C. Dahl Mark F. & Mary Jayne H. Dalley William M. Dancer Jean Daniels-Dillon James V. Danovich Norman & Kris Davis Emily M. Dean Jennifer H. Denhalter Philip H. Dillard D. Maloy & Carol H. Dodds F Steven & Mildred Donahue Richard A. Dotson Lael M. Dotson Kent B. & Bessie Dover David Dye Shawn & Robyn Ekker Larry A. & Linda C. Ellertson Justin P. Ena Gordon & Katheryn Enders Kenneth & Helen Englehart Charles C. Esplin Vilda B. Esplin Floyd D. & Adelle H. Evans Stephen T. Evans Kim & Jill M. Evans John G. Eye Anthony Fahey David S. & Florence Farnsworth Luck & Rossina Felstead Charles H. Field Boyd E. & Carol Ann Fife Lee & Colleen Fife Michael & Theresa Fitzgerald William G. & Mary Elizabeth D. Foreman Brian M. Foy Susan Bird Frame Carl & Deborah Franklin Jeffrey L. Frehner Ann Frehner Garth Frehner Jeff K. Frei M. Kim & Candy Frei Marvin & Ellen Freudenberg Dan & Christine Frezza Chris B. Gale R. Michael & Diane W. Gardner Eric & Marian A. Gardner Robert & LaRue Gardner


Genevieve Gardner Patricia Gardner C. Dayne & Elizabeth L. Gardner Ray & Mary Garrison Chris & Toni Garza Gordon P. & Leslie D. George John Gholdston Karla J. Gilbert Rich & Ericka Gillette Nancy Glomb Donald D. & Carol W. Goddard Gordon Goering Nancy L. Goldthorpe Michael J. Grady Brian G. & Sharla H. Graf Diana T. Graff Barbara P. Gray Roger A. Greener Mr. & Mrs. Royce Griffin Paul R. Grimshaw Jeri Gullo Robert & Eva S. Guyette Stanford P. Gwin Edward H. Hahne Lennis & Cindy Hall Alan & Kathleen Hamlin Bud D. Hansen Scott C. Hansen Jeffrey W. Hanson Stephen K. Harrison Jim & Belinda Harrison Carl E. & Joann P. Hastings Oleen & Clara Hatch Elizabeth Hatfield William H. & Carolyn J. Heaton Kimber & LaRae Heaton Pete & Robin Heilgeist Adastine & Odell Henry Bruce N. & Rita Jean M. Heywood Ervan L. Hickman Robert K. & Virginia B. Higbee Deborah M. Hill Doug Hill Julie A. Hill Donald C. Hill Wayne K. & Carolyn Hinton Harold H. & Mona E. Hiskey L. Brent & LaConna Hoggan David D. Holmes Michael Holmes Chris & Jonell Hone Karen M. Houser Bruce R. Howard John C. Howell Ryan & Sami Hunt Jennifer C. Hunter Paul Husselbee Todd A. & Kimberly K. Ille Raymond P. Inkel Craig E. & Sylvia Isom Brian J. & Jackie R. Jackson Kit & Diane Janes Craig L. Janes Lois Jensen Steven Johnson Marie C. Johnson Marieta C. Johnson Lawrence G. Johnson

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Richard I. & Roxanna C. Johnson Sheila K. Johnson Melissa L. Johnson Ervin V. & Lois W. Johnson George M. & Bernice Jolley Elyce Jones Betty Jones Dallas R. Jones Daniel & Joann Jones Ken & Janene D. Jones Carmen C. Jones Gerry & Betty Jones LaMar & Yvonne Jordan Bob & Candice Jordan Thelma Joseph Dwayne Joseph Michael S. & Faelynn J. Kartchner Jeff & Judy Kempter Shalini Kesar Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Kesterson Steve Kiisel Clark & Vicki Kincaid Shawn F. Kinross Tom & Ellen L. Kirk Robert T. Kirkham Prent Klag Lavern Kohls Ian B. Kunz Elissa D. Ladd Ed Lamb John P. & Pamela W. Lamb Lauri Garfield Brian Lambert Rick B. & Kathleen Lambson Terry C. & Wendy Lamoreaux R.J. & C. Land Michael L. & Lori C. Landon Suzanne Larson Douglas R. Larson Frank & Kathy T. LaRussa Connie L. Lathrop Heather Latteier David Layton Dane & Ruth Leavitt Sharon D. & George LeBaron, Jr. Cressa Lee Robert & Mona Lee Marsha H. Leeder Dale & Olene LeFevre Henry & Betty Leigh Connie J. Lendt Timothy B. Lewis Susan M. Linder Gaell & Marilyn R. Lindstrom Barry & Cynthia Line Larry & Anne Linn John & Blanch Linton Ralph A. & Donna J. Lister Marie H. Liston Aleesha M. Loeffler C. Fred & Linda Lohrengel Kari L. Lords James & Trecia Loveland David M. & Terri Lund Jim & Clarisse Lunt Mary M. MacDonald Kirtley & Anna M. Madsen William R. & Marilyn Manning




Dorothy M. Mansour Chris & Karen Marchant Darren O. & Klea B. Marchant Don & Jacqueline Marchant Richard M Marcks Mark & Linda Marriott Ann S. Marshall Steve & Marilyn A. Marshall Darren A. Marshall Andrew Marvick J. Christopher & Colleen Mason Andrea C. Masterson Christine R. Mathews Dasil G. Mathews Leanne M. Maxwell Van A. & Chris Mays Mary K. McDowell David T. McGuire Daniel & Aleen R. McGuire Bobby & Angela D. McKelvey Bob & Louise McKnight Keri L. Mecham Heber J. & Barbara S. Meeks Mary Lou C. Melling Walker & Debbie Melling LaRae H. & L. C. Miles, Jr. Mark E. Miller Matthew Miller Donald & Renee Milne Paul C. and Kristin Morris Dennis & LeeAnn Moser Matthias Mueller Kenneth S. & Janice H. Munford Patrick W. Murphy John & Annette A. Murray Kent & Cherie Myers Gary & Colleen Nakken Chad K. & Cindi Nay Jeff G. Neal Matthew A. Neves Bradley Niederhauser Kirk & Stephanie Nielson Jane Norman Connie Nyman Lucia H. Olivera Larry & Sharon Olsen William F. O’Neill Jeanette Ormond Elmo & Glenis S. Orton Earl Mulderink & Rita Osborn A. True & Joan C. Ott Trina P. Packard Lloyd Paget R. Palamarek Stanley & Carol Parry Kendall & Paula K. Parry Pat Paystrup Conrad & Shauna Pearson Robert D. & Mary C. Pearson Desmond & Sara Penny Robert & Joye Petersen Jason M. & Kari Peterson Dale & Afton Peterson Wilma M. Petty Larry L. Ping Greg & Connie Pitt Stephen & Sage L. Platt Ted & Constance M. Porray


Arthur L. & Elaine A. Porter Charles J. Porter Gary E. Powell Charles C. Price Ken A. Prince Martha F. Proctor Glen & Meri Pryor Roger M. & Kathleen R. Pugh Alfred S. Pupunu Bill & Peggy Randall Joan S. Rea Ronald & Nannette Reber Ty Redd Boyd D. & Pamela W. Redington Neldon L. Reeves Roger Renne Jason P. Renne Ronald V. Rich Ken Rigby Gretchen Rimmasch Don C. & Elizabeth P. Ritchie Daniel S. & Jane E. Roberts Robert J. & Gwena R. Roberts Wade & Marilyn Roberts Dorothy Robinson Kevin & Loren Robinson Philip E. Roche Cal Rollins Vern H. & Glenda P. Roundy Ivan & Barbara Rowley Marsha R. Rowley James C. & Marba Sandberg Brad Schmutz Eric J. & Brenda S. Schmutz Norma J. Schroeder Kenneth J. & Kimberly Scriber Mary Jane M. Seaman Mary A. Seaman Scott Jason & Joyce Ann Seegmiller Terrel Seely William Seiderburg Kenneth & Christine Shakespear Stanley B. & Barbara L. Shakespeare Nigel Sharp Barbara H. Sherratt Harold & Diane Shirley Jyl L. Shuler Lynne’ Shurtz John & Marolyn Siddoway Debra Sillitoe Julie C. Simon Ann E. Simonds Glenna R. Simpson Howard Skinner Wayne & Maria Smith Virgil K. & Trudy H. Smith Jon M. Smith Mrs. Bob R. Smith Pauline J. Smith Gerald & Olive Smith Gordon A. Smith Diane N. Smith Rohn C. Solomon Brent A. & Vickie W. Sorensen Benjamin R. Sowards Karyn K. Spencer Alan Spiegleman Eric Springall


Keith R. & Anne Marie Stanworth G. M. Stathis Marci Staudte Emmett & Jana Steed Karl B. & Sue Stevens Leo & Delores Stewart Dick & Joanne Stickle Mark A. Stickney Virginia K. Stitt Julie C. Strand Xun Sun Steve Swanson Bonnie L. Swenson Frederick J. & Tonya Syrett George & Margaret Talbot David F. & LuAnn Tanner Brian K. Tavoian Tonya R. Taylor James Teare Richard R. Tebbs Rebecca M. Thatcher Anthony O. & Dixie R. Tirre Gene A. & Lu Jean C. Toolson Dave & Anita Torgersen Carrie Trenholm Nolan G. Truman Sandy Tsutahara Joseph & Cindy H. Ulch Doug & Holly Urie George H. Van Gieson Matthew H. Vandenberghe Ralph H. & Darylene Veater Joshua Vel Robert & Elaine Vickers James A. Vlasich Julie A. Walker John & Patricia Walser C. David & Cindy Ward Samuel Dean & Janice B. Ware Robert & Lorraine Warren James & Artis Watson Kim H. Weaver Mark J. Webster John & Mary Ellen Westwood Brigitte Wexler Mr. & Mrs. Don M. Wheeler Carolyn & Charles D. White, Sr. Bruce & Diane Whiting Mark & Jolyn Whittaker Jesse D. & Jessica D. Wickel Jared S. Wilcken Chris L. & Sonya H. Wilcox Wayne D. & Janet Williams Darla Williams Arlene Williams Ardice W. Williamson Dean L. & Wendy Winward David H. Wolfe John & Virginia Wood Charlie & Joan J. Woodbury E. Terrence & Mary Louise R. Woolf Warren M. & Kathleen M. Woolsey Rika Wynder Patti A. Wynn Harry M. Yakabe John S. Yardley Bob Zeman Ken Zobell



A Tender Touch Massage Therapy Center Affiliated Orthodontics PC American Express Foundation Anniversary House Bed & Breakfast Banana Cabanna Academy Inc. Batt-Mobile Audio Video Beach Break Bealls Brian Head Resort Brown Dental Office Burns Law Office Castro & Company Cedar City Institute of Women’s Health Cedar Ridge Pro Shop Chez nous Restaurant Christensen’s Department Store Coca Cola Bottling Company Comet School Supplies Inc. Coral Cliffs Ranch Cowan Family Trust Crystal Inn D & P Performance Davies Enterprises Del Ray’s Auto Body Don Kay Clay Cash Foundation Eagle Ridge Floors Evans Hairstyling College Garden House of Cedar City GEM Engineering Inc. Great Harvest Bread Company Hurst Stores IFA Country Store Iron Ridge Civil Solutions Inc. Jenkins Oil Company Jiffy Lube/The Ostler Group Johnson Insurance Inc. Ken’s Auto Body Knights of Columbus Kwal-Howells, Inc. Leland’s Chevron McDonald’s MHTN Architects Inc. Milt’s Stage Stop Mr. R Men’s Wear Nichols Building LLC Northwestern Mutual Foundation On Stage Performing Arts Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Panacea Services LLP Panguitch City General Fund Piano Music Festival Platt & Platt Inc. Pro Look Sports ROTC Ron’s Sporting Goods Sears Silpada Designs Smead Manufacturing Southern Utah Home Health Care Southwest Anesthesia Sports Authority Star Sign & Banner LLC Steve Giger’s Freedom Cycles Student Alumni Association Sunbrook Golf Club Sunshine Natural Foods

SUU Football SUU Gymnastics SUU Softball SUU Women’s Volleyball SUU Women’s Basketball The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation The Guild of the Utah Shakespearean Festival The Hershey Company The Mane Attraction The Tire Company The Vaudeville Variety Show Tichenor College Textbook Co Tri State Motors Urieco Construction Utah Summer Games Vision Source Wedding Decor and More Wet Willy’s Car Wash Wingers Wood Classics

SENIOR CLASS GIFT DONORS Cody N. Alderson Shaley Allen Cathryn L. Call Andelin Brett J. Anderson Derek R. Anderson Emily M. Anderson Kenzee Anderson Chellese F. Applegate Courtney J. Armstrong Heather L. Ashby Kelly A. Avarell Michael S. Averett Dawn L. Backes Amanda L. Bagnall Michael R. Barr Markus G. Bateman Carly Van Bibber Laura L. Birrell Bradley K. Bishop Megan Black Virgil E. Bonnett Jared M. Brader WaLon K. Brinkerhoff Jaynann E. Brown Kristen J. Buckner Laura Carr Roger R. Carter Levi H. Cazier Kimberly F. Ceja Farah A. Chase-Dunn Preston Clarke Shannon Cobb Brenda S. Cranmer Susan R. Craw Elisabeth Day Kristina M. Denlein Alicia M. DeWolfe Jeffrey B. Dial Sherri L. Dial Denee R. Dimick-Madsen Stephanie M. Dischbein Darci Michelle Dixon Spencer W. Douglas


Amy R. Douglas-Harward Kellie Duncan Cammie L. Dutson Mary G. Einfeldt Christopher R. Empey Shauna J. Fay Laura Leica Fielding Toree L. Fitzgerald John Fletcher Jamie Wagstaff Francisco Melanie Frost Emily Nazbah Gagon Michael H. Garrard Angelica N. Glazier Matthew T. Goff Genna G. Goodwin Leslie Gunter Anna Laura Hales Brett M. Hall Joshua S. Hansen Lindsey A. Hansen Ellesse DeEtte Hargreaves Holly I. Harrison Benjamin D. Hayes Morgan B. Haynes Greg W. Heine Emily G. Holmgren Geoffrey Huseas Heather A. Hussey Frank Thomas Imler Tyrell J. Jewkes Emily Dawn Johnson Jennifer S. Jones Janine A. Josie Silvina Jover-Cirillo Alan B. Kendall Caitlyn S. Kennedy Joseph P. Kentros Regan E. Knoblauch Trevor R. Kunkel Crystal E. Larmore Krystal J. Larson Chase S. Leavitt Jamar R. Lee DeAna Asmathis Little Jennifer L. Little Holly L. Lundell Timothy G. Madsen Lynetta L. Martindale Neena L. Mathews Rocky J. May Stefanie A. Maycock Laura E. McAllister Zelda Black McAllister Jonathan L. McNaughtan Megan L. Meldrum Sherry G. Memmott Vickie Lund Meyers Megan Atkinson Moon Gladys R. Moreno Meredith A. Morris Nicole Child Mortensen Amy Mulcock Jacob R. Murdoch Rebecca E. Nielsen Rachel J. Nielson Brittany Lee Olson Catherine L. Pacheco


Gabe P. Palmer Margaret E. Prevost Weston B. Prisbrey Tyson J. Pulsipher Amanda C.J. Reese Cristina N. Riley Amber Robbins Lacie J. Robinson Mary Jayne Roundy Gary S. Rummage Samsuddin Wira Bin Samsuddin Melanie Sawyer Tommy R. Seaton Jacob G. Selby Alexandra L. Sferruzza Travis J. Sheffield Aimee E. Sherwood Christopher W. Shoop Belinda Yesenia Singleton Jessica L. Smith Jonathan R. Smith Paige M. Smith Emily R. Smolka Haley D. Sorensen Suzanne R. Sperry Megan M. Spiva Sara Staheli Meggan M. Steffensen Lindsay J. Stocking Debra Jenson Stoker Jennifer L. Stone Katrina R. Storick John G. Teuscher Leticia Lopez Thomas Curtis L. Thompson Azita Tizpa Jaron C. Traveller Jessica R. Trujillo Tyler K. Ulrich Whitney A. Ulrich Michael B. Utley Zachary J. Vernon Caitlin H. Wall Andrew T. Warnick Andrew S. Waters Carl T. Watson Karleen Watson Whitney J. Weaver Trace D. Wells Cheryl R. Whitelaw Kristal M. Whitesel Curtis Willardson Tony L. Wilson Treena A. Withers Danielle L. Worley To see a complete listing of SUU Fund annual donors (gifts up to $99) please go on-line to recognition.html.

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Everyone, every Year Without gifts from generous donors like you, deserving students may miss out on the SUU experience. Now with three ways to make your gift to the SUU Annual Fund:

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JANUARY 1, 2009 – JUNE 30, 2009


A Welcome Tradition Carter Carillon serves as the starting gate to the SUU Experience

The freshman class of 2009 has already made history, so to speak, as their arrival set the stage for a new tradition to begin at SUU. During Thunderbird Flight School (AKA freshman orientation), 1520 incoming students followed SUUSA’s officers in a processional from the Centrum, underneath the Carter Carillon and onward to the Upper Quad, where they met with SUU’s current students, alumni, faculty and administration to celebrate the beginning of their SUU experience. Now, as official Thunderbirds, these 1520 freshmen are encouraged to avoid walking under the bell tower again until they graduate from SUU, sharing in the notion that the ground under the Carter Carillon is considered sacred and a privilege granted only to those who graduate from SUU. In just a few years, when these students graduate, they will join the formal commencement processional in a march from the upper quad, under the Carter Carillon and on to the Centrum Arena where these now-freshmen will one day receive their diplomas, coming full circle as they complete their time at SUU.

Zella Robinson Leu (’29), age 100, passed away January 2, 2009. Ada Dalley Carpenter (’35), age 91, passed away April 14, 2009. Ruby Ward Whicker (’36), passed away January 2, 2009. Florence Thorley Baird (’41), age 85, passed away March 7, 2009. Lola Prestwich Lamoreaux (’41), age 86, passed away January 11, 2009. Virginia Mosdell Turnbaugh (’41), age 85, passed away March 19, 2009. Marian Louise Stewart Hardy (48’), passed away January 6, 2009. Treva Peg Bulloch Thorley (’49), age 80, passed away March 3, 2009. Hal Stuart Evans (’57), age 76, passed away February 27, 2009. Dr. Roma Lyman Jensen (’62), age 79, passed away March 14, 2009. Barbara Whitney Shurtz (’64), age 66, passed away March 22, 2009. Paul Douglas Elmore (’74), age 77, passed away March 13, 2009. Rita Jean Mellor Heywood (’75), age 59, passed away January 31, 2009. Eda Theobald Maxfield (’75), age 86, passed away March 9, 2009. Ralph Willard Green (’77), age 75, passed away January 21, 2009. Richard LaVon Griffiths (’87), age 50, passed away February 2, 2009. Martha Ione Johnson (’97), age 64, passed away March 17, 2009. David Johnson Allred (’08), age 32, passed away March 24, 2009. Dr Howard Knell Foster (’36), age 91, passed away April 17, 2009. William Ralph Riggs (’66), age 68, passed away May 14, 2009. Walter Maxwell Gibson (’51), age 78, passed away May 15, 2009. DeMar “Bud” Bowman (’48), age 81, passed away May 20, 2009. Kenneth McAllister Frost (’54), age 75, passed away May 31, 2009.

Cardon Burtis Dalley (’68), age 67, passed away June 8, 2009. Max Sargent Dalley (’32), age 93, passed away June 14, 2009. Robert W Adkins (’06), age 48, passed away June 23, 2009. Edna Ashby Thorley (’41), age 94, passed away June 26, 2009. Mary Maughan Sargent (’42), age 87, passed away June 29, 2009. Mark George Fuellenbach, age 59, passed away April 22, 2009. Richard Lee Hafen, age 41, passed away January 24, 2009. Matthew Van Mackelprang, age 28, passed away May 26, 2009.

FRIENDSSUPPORTERS Maruis L. Cloward, age 84, passed away January 20, 2009. Nellie Judd Adams Ashdown, age 94, passed away January 27, 2009. Lloyd Le Roy Hodson, age 78, passed away February 5, 2009. Vernal J. Taysom, passed away February 9, 2009. Bruce de Winter Matheson, age 84, passed away February 12, 2009. Richard Sewing, age 79, passed away February 23, 2009. Lois Sarah Hicken Duke, passed away March 13, 2009. Larry Marinus Follett, age 73, passed away April 12, 2009. Harry Mack Saltzgaver, passed away April 19, 2009. Lester LaMarr Waters, passed away June 21, 2009.

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A F T E R T H O U G H T S Fellow T-Bird Becomes World Dutch Oven Champion College is a time to learn new things, acquire new interests and develop new

where he earned the world Dutch Oven Championship.

friendships. But for one SUU alumnus,

Of his success as a Dutch oven master,

what began as a way to fill the weekends

Terry credits a curiosity to experiment

and meet new people—Dutch oven

with new recipes and ingredients and,

dinners by the campfire—has become

of course, a healthy appetite. According

a life’s success, garnering worldwide

to Brian, “If you golf and you lose,





you get nothing. But if you compete with Dutch ovens

passion. Brian Terry, a 1980 com mun icat ion graduate, learned

and you lose, you still get a good meal.” Since being named

Dutch Oven Honey Clove Turkey


15 or 16 inch deep oven 20 coals on the top 30 coals on the bottom

Dutch oven when he was Activities Director Ken Benson (’56) in

cooking, has published a cookbook,

Up to a 16 pound cleaned turkey 1 pint of honey 1 quart of water 30 whole cloves 10 fresh sage leaves

the college’s faculty and staff Dutch oven

has been featured on national and

cook-offs. This role as Benson’s cooking

international television shows, and has

assistant was the beginning of a lifetime

even cooked for Wolfgang Puck, Iron

as camp chef at countless campouts,

Chef Bobby Flay and the International

community functions and cook-offs, and

Olympic Committee.

1. Warm oven with bottom coals 2. Combine honey, water, cloves and sage in oven and bring to a slow rolling boil. 3. Add the turkey to the boiling liquid, then cover the oven, adding the top coals. 4. Keep water and honey mixture at a slow rolling boil 5. Spin the turkey and baste every 15 minutes 6. Keep water level up until the last 35 minutes, then let the honey water reduce down to a golden-brown sauce. Average cooking time is 2 hours (though it can cook more quickly) or until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165 degrees. Remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest for 20 minutes before serving. While waiting, thicken honey water into a gravy with 3-4 tablespoons of corn starch in a 1/4 cup of cold water, straining out the cloves & sage. Gravy can be used for the turkey or vegetables.






recruited to help SUSC Student

it eventually carried him all the way to the Festival of the American West,

world champion, Terry has taught community classes in Dutch oven

If you’re taking reservations, Brian, add our names to the list.


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SUU In View - Fall 2009  

The Fall 2009 edition of SUU's alunni magazine, SUU In View.