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Vol. 4 No. 5 Message from Michele
The holidays leave us all a bit scattered, but they offer an
MEETINGS & EVENTS opportunity to reflect on the previous year and to contemplate
what lies ahead. As I was considering 2010, inspiration came
Board of Directors from an unlikely source—my twelve-year-old son, Matthew. I
Friday, January 8 overheard Matthew giving counsel to his younger cousin,
11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. James, before James began his dance and etiquette lessons at
Beehive Honor Society
cotillion. Matthew said, “Remember the girls’ names and don’t
Wednesday, January 20 step on their toes.” I chuckled, thinking that I should follow
5 p.m. the same advice in the coming year: connect with people and
watch where I’m stepping.
Emeritus Alumni Board As for the University community, my wishes for 2010 are:
Meeting a renovated Alumni House; a second Nobel Prize; legislative
Wednesday, February 3 generosity; a dance in March; and more championships,
10 a.m. discoveries, spin-off companies, scholarships, and happy and
healthy students and alumni. Most of all, I look forward to
spending more time with all of you. We have much to
Tuesday, January 12 accomplish.
Tuesday, January 26 I extend my deepest gratitude to you for your service and
5 p.m. devotion to the University of Utah.
Happy New Year!
Young Alumni Board Meeting
Thursday, January 21 Cordially,
Guest: Rex Thornton
Speaker: Eric Browning
Campus Planning Michele Mattsson
All meetings are held at the Alumni
House unless otherwise specified. BOARD REPORTS
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Alumni Association Board Holiday Social was held on Thursday, December 3, at the Utah
Museum of Fine Arts. It was a festive occasion that brought back board members who served
Mark your Calendar from as far back as the 1960s! We had a wonderful turnout of more than120 current and past
for the Following board members and their partners. Attendees were treated to a special tour of the “Splendid
Upcoming Event! Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art” exhibit. Past board members expressed
appreciation for the event and the hope that it would continue as an annual gathering.
FOUNDERS DAY BANQUET Founders Day – February 24
February 24, 2010 Founders Day is just around the corner. Invitations will be mailed soon, and we encourage
Little America members of all boards to attend the banquet on February 24. We appreciate your willingness to
500 South Main join us in celebrating five outstanding recipients: Larry D. Gluth, M. Elizabeth Hale Hammond,
Fred P. Lampropoulos, Robert A. McDonald, and Marta S. Weeks-Wulf.
Reception – 6 p.m.
Dinner – 7 p.m. EMERITUS ALUMNI
The Emeritus Alumni Board held its annual
$100 per person Merit of Honor Banquet on Thursday,
($95 for Alumni Association November 19, at the Rice-Eccles Stadium and
John Bennion, EAB president-elect, and
Mona Clark, EAB president, present the
Merit of Honor award to Judge Tibbs (right).
Merit of Honor Award recipients (L to R):
Don V. Tibbs, Ruth Draper Crockatt,
Duane C. Hill, Coleen D. Malouf, and
Donald A. Lewon
Please check out our scholarship
website for current information
and deadlines. Founders Day and
Achievement applications are due
January 19 and most other Members of the Emeritus Alumni Board
applications are due on February 1. enjoy a luncheon social in December.
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January 2010 YOUNG ALUMNI
Vol. 4 No. 5 Young Alumni Board members and their families participated in a service project again this year
during the month of December at the Arlington Hills Care Center. Large bags were assembled
containing blankets, slippers, candy, and other items including gingerbread cookies and cards
decorated by children of the board members. Delivery of the gifts to the care center by Santa,
board members, and the children made for a very festive evening. Board member Tim Conde’s
wife, Liz, provided entertainment on the piano and the kids put chimes to music. It was a very
enjoyable and memorable evening for everyone!
L to R: YAB members Julie Davidson,
Jeremy Barlow (president), and Addie
YOUNG ALUMNI SPEAKER AND Maudsley.
Thursday, February 4
11:30 – Networking
12:15 – 1 p.m. – Presentation
Zions Bank, One South Main Street
Julie Davidson’s daughters make holiday
cards for Arlington Hills Care Center
* Free Membership Benefit *
Open to all Alumni and Friends
“Looking into the Economic and
Financial Future and How it Will
Impact Your Money, Your Career, and
Your Life” The next Grad Connection Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 20, at
The Beehive Honor Society hosted its annual Holiday Social at BHS President David Jensen’s
Free parking provided by Zion’s Bank at home. Beehive recently sent out its e-newsletter, Beeline, and also launched its first official
the Joseph Smith Building online social networking fan page on Facebook. Beehivers hope to use their Beehive Facebook
15 East South Temple fan page to reach nearly 1,000 members living throughout the nation to communicate information
on Beehive events, scholarships, and fundraising efforts. Beehive also recently approved
There is no cost to Alumni Association revisions to its two scholarships, the Beehive Undergraduate Scholarship and the Beehive Legacy
members; non-members are asked to pay a Scholarship, to more closely align the Beehive Honor Society’s mission with the scholarship
nominal $5 lunch fee. awards. In addition, Beehive is currently planning an athletic social event, to be held in either
January or February, for local Beehive members. The next board meeting will be held
Wednesday, January 20th at 5 p.m. in the Alumni House.
Student volunteers were out in full
UTAH/BYU RIVALRY WEEK
force to collect food and funds for
FOOD DRIVE WAS A SUCCESS!
the Rivalry Week Food Drive!
Utah fans swept BYU in both the food
and monetary donation portions of the
annual Utah/BYU Rivalry Week Food
Drive. Utah supporters donated $60,228
and 232,767 pounds of food, while BYU
fans did their part in the fight against L to R: SAB members Liz
hunger by raising $55,285 and collecting Peterson, Dan Brinton, Mike
162,318 pounds of food. Schmidt, Parker Ence, and Josh
We would like to thank members of Bradley
all the Alumni Association boards who
made monetary donations, placed food COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND REPORTS
barrels at their workplace, and AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
volunteered the day of the game to collect The Awards and Scholarship Committee will be promoting the Founders Day and Alumni
money in the freezing cold weather. Achievement Scholarships, which are due January 19. There are numerous scholarships listed
Congratulations to all! It was well worth on the Alumni Association Web site, www.alumni.utah.edu/scholarships. The next meeting of
the effort! the committee will be on Thursday, February 4, from 5:15-8:15 p.m.
The Alumni House Renovation Committee has been working on the plans and estimated costs for
the renovation, which have been finalized. The committee will present its request to the
University’s Board of Trustees in early January for approval. In the meantime, the committee and
staff members are currently reviewing potential donors who might be interested in supporting the
project, as well as volunteers who would serve on a larger Capital Campaign Committee with the
primary task of assisting with the fundraising efforts for the project. The next meeting will be
held on Tuesday, January 26, at 4:30 p.m.
Alumni Career Services LEGISLATIVE RELATIONS/UCAP COMMITTEE
Board members can be particularly helpful by staying in touch with their respective legislators
Do you know a University of Utah during the upcoming legislative session (January 25–March 11) to encourage them not to cut
graduate who is currently out of a job or funding to the University of Utah and other higher education institutions in the state. The next
would like to make a career shift? meeting will be held Thursday, Jamuary 21, at 4 p.m. in the Alumni House.
Please contact Julie Swaner at
Alumni Career Services
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Page 3 MARKETING & FINANCE
The Marketing and Finance Committee recently reviewed the Alumni Association’s
homepage and its online social network and directly ULink. The committee provided
valuable feedback on the overall look, design, and function of these communication tools to
help the Association improve its online marketing efforts. In addition, the committee
reviewed the membership web pages and their feedback is currently being applied with
revisions to these pages. The Marketing and Finance Committee will meet again on
Tuesday, January 19th at 4 p.m. at the Alumni House.
The Executive Committee will meet again on Monday, January 11, at noon,
at the Alumni House.
We will open the book. Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called "Opportunity"
and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
—Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Visit the Alumni Association’s Web site at www.alumni.utah.edu.