"Caught Ya!" - January 12, 2012

Compliments from Colleagues

Though Rachel Keller is new to Snow College, she has hit the ground running.  She recently worked in collaboration with the Ephraim City Council and our very own Physical Facilities team to push for more recycling on our campus. Snow College will now have a plastic recycling shed available for the community!  Thank you Rachel for helping "green" up Snow.
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I would like to commend Jesse Brunner, an adjunct in our music department, for going the extra mile to help a student at final exam time.   Through an very honest mistake by one instructor, a student had two of her finals scheduled at the same time.  Jesse went the extra mile to help the student complete his final outside of the scheduled time.   The student was so appreciative of the help she received.
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Over the past three years, Jamee Wheelwright has been primarily responsible for the in-the-trenches efforts associated with securing and arranging for over 30 special guest speakers on our campus for the Entrepreneurship Seminars.  For most, she has been their first impression of our institution and has been the means of opening the door to very positive potential relations with such affluent and influential individuals as the founders/owners of Overstock.com, Real Salt Lake Soccer, Mozy.com, Bajio Mexican Grill, Orabrush (of YouTUBE fame), GrowAmerica Ventures, Walkers Food and Fuel, Ancestry.com, OrangeSoda, etc.  Although the class is taught by Alan Christensen, Jamee, who is the administrative assistant for the Business Division and for the Utah Small Business Development Center office at Snow College, has spent many, many hours behind the scenes corresponding by phone, fax, email and in person with these high-level entrepreneurs of notable success.  Her diligence and hard work has and is making a difference at Snow College!  She is also responsible for ensuring that everything is “just right” as we host them on our campus.  She goes above and beyond the call of duty and does it pleasantly!  Without exception, these guests make a point of commenting on Jamee’s professionalism and proficiency.
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Thanks to Jim Kittelsrud for his great work in bettering the pay stub viewed in Badger Web.  The layout enhancements are nice!
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A special thank you to the Staff Development Committee (Vandy Moore, Becky Adams, Danni Larsen, Lynette Graham, Leslee Cook, Lynn Anderson, Shaun Kjar, Tom Adams & Bonnie Edwards) for an excellent holiday activity this year. The food was fantastic, the MC is now hired for all events and the program was spectacular. Thank you for all who were able to attend and make the lunch hour a huge success.
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(Please send a quick note to Marci to recognize your peers. We want to let others know of the many good things our employees do each day. Thanks so much!)

Giving Prizes for Good Deeds

Last month's "Caught Ya" winner: Nick Marsing * Dinner for two

State of the College Address

Please plan to attend the State of the College address on Wednesday, January 18, at 12:30. Good things are happening, and you are invited to come and hear the latest. A light lunch will be served. Plan to gather in the auditorium of the Huntsman Library.

New Addition to the Ephraim Campus

The Snow College Foundation is pleased to announce a new addition to the Ephraim campus. Through the generosity of friends, Roger and Pam Baker of Ephraim, we have acquired the renovated historic home of Charles and Caroline Whitlock located at 24 South 100 East.  The home was most likely built around 1860. It was one of first homes built outside of Fort Ephraim. The home was restored by Roger Baker, a local expert on pioneer heritage. The two-bedroom, charming rock house will soon be used by Snow College as short-term housing for visiting faculty and dignitaries. Many thanks to the Bakers for their generosity!

Education First

Education First is a citizens group "dedicated to improved accountability, innovation, and increased funding for education in Utah... The group is made up of Utahns from every walk of life with one common goal - securing the economic future of our state by ensuring that the workforce of tomorrow has the skills to compete in a global marketplace." Check out their website here.

The group encourages educators to get involved. See this link for ways to make a difference.

Business Division has a New Home

Ephraim Business Division faculty members have vacated West Campus and are settling into their new home on Main Street. They are enjoying the new classrooms, labs, and proximity to the Ephraim Campus. Public Safety, Adult Literacy, SBDC, Summer Programs, some Dance classes, and the Farm and Ranch Management program are also housed in the "old elementary school."

125 Year Anniversary

November 5, 2013 marks the College's 125th Anniversary. Plans are underway for a year-long anniversary celebration. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information. Your ideas, suggestions, and comments are very welcome. Contact any member of the planning committee to share: David Allred, Michelle Brown, Josh Burt, Rosie Connor, Marvin Dodge, Lawrence Durtschi, Renee Faatz, Adam Larsen, Marci Larsen, Susan Larsen, Craig Mathie, Rob Nielson, Bob Oliver, Heidi Stringham, Rick Wheeler, or President Wyatt.