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SUU In View (Alumni Magazine - Fall 2002)

Alumni Focus

Jerry Olds, ('70-'72 Pre-engineering), was recently appointed state engineer for Utah. Born and raised in Hurricane, UT, by parents Wayne and Darlene, Jerry attended SUU for two years before transferring to USU to complete a degree in civil and environmental engineering. Jerry is also the director of the Utah Division of Water Rights. He received the Manager of the Year from the Department of Natural Resources in the early 90s.

Neil TwitchellNeil Twitchell ('52 Elementary Education), was called to serve as president of the Las Vegas Nevada Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His wife, Wanda Vee Avery, is serving as temple matron. A retired elementary school principal, Neil has served as temple president's counselor, mission president, regional representative, stake president and counselor.

Todd Prince, ('86 History), was recognized with one of three major awards given by the Department of Natural Resources for his high level of community service. Todd serves as the park manager of Iron Mission and Old Iron Town State Parks in Cedar City. He also served as the chair of the year-long Iron County Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Mellor WillieMellor Willie ('98 Political Science), has been named the new development officer for the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services and Western Health Foundation in Gallup, N.M. More than 125,000 people, predominantly Native Americans and Hispanics, rely upon RMCHCS for their care. A member of the Navajo Nation, Mellor was born and raised in Window Rock, Ariz. He recently completed work with the Discover Navajo 2002 Foundation which organized the marketing campaign of the Navajo Nation to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The successful showcase was an interactive cultural pavilion titled "Discover Navajo: People of the Fourth World."


Last year's Alumni-sponsored trips to Western Illinois and San Francisco were so successful, the Alumni Association and the Thunderbird Athletic Club have already scheduled two trips so far for the 2002-03 football and basketball seasons.

The first is to the historic city of San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 26-29, 2002, when the T- Bird football team will take on the Bobcats of Southwest Texas State. On this jaunt, you'll remember the patriotic feelings of independence that have been so recently rekindled when we visit The Alamo. The famed river-walk with its shops and restaurants is certainly an experience you will not want to miss. The total trip package (transportation, hotel, game) is $450.

The second trip to Kansas City, Mo., for the Mid-Continent Basketball Tournament scheduled for March 8-11, 2003, will provide us with many opportunities for sightseeing--from the birthplace and hometown of Harry Truman to historic Mormon pioneer settlements and sites.

We look forward to having you join us for these great activities.

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