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Southern Utah University has always been about service, and has always concerned itself with the concept of effective preparation and both the cumulative and individual future of people. Appropriately, the same may be said about Dixie and Anne Leavitt, two of the most loyal and influential figures in the institution’s history. Their impact has been wide ranging and has positively entwined with the destiny of SUU, as well as untold numbers of its students and graduates. When they speak of the University, their love for their alma mater is profoundly evident. “Southern Utah University is the star in the sky of this region,” Anne said. “Over the generations countless lives have been enhanced by this school, and ours are among those. Each of us came to the then-Branch Agricultural College, wide-eyed at the adventure that awaited us, bearing in our hands small enabling scholarships, not really understanding the wonderful difference it would make in our lives. “Looking back now, more than 60 years later, we see clearly the difference it has made. All aspects of our society are intertwined with Southern Utah University. Our families, our communities, our institutions, our economies all benefit by association with the University. “In gratitude, we offer our wholehearted affection and support,” she said. That support includes the act of paying forward for the aid that helped them find success in life. As a result, they have largely earmarked their gifts for scholarships, in addition to a bevy of other institutional needs. This generosity has garnered the Leavitt family the distinction of being among the most generous donors during the University’s comprehensive campaign. “Our view is that when you help a young person striving for education, you help to ensure a vibrant society of self-sufficient, contributing people,” Dixie said. “Support, given today, reverberates into the future

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IN VIEW

THE FUTURE IS RISING THE CAMPAIGN FOR SUU

SUU In View Spring 2014  
SUU In View Spring 2014  

The alumni magazine of Southern Utah University