Compliments from Colleagues

“I would like to thank Codi Ramsey for all of her work with the Hall of Fame. John Stevens was also very involved.  We had a great event with over 150 people attending to see the 19 inductees. Codi researched and contacted many people and continues to reach out to our alumni to increase our history and heritage.”
 
“A big thank you to the Richfield Custodial/Maintenance/Grounds Crew.  They do a fantastic job and are always willing to help in any way that they can.  Our campus facilities and grounds prove that they believe we only have one chance to make that first impression.”
 
“While Officer Bob Wright has been recovering from knee replacement surgery Officer Derek Walk has been outstanding in carrying the load of the Public Safety Department.  He has been extremely responsive, thorough and professional in dealing with the matters that have come along.  His leadership and expertise addressing the recent social media threat at Homecoming is only one example.  We are fortunate to have Derek at Snow College.”
 
“A shout out to John Fisher.  He’s relatively new to our college, and I’m impressed with the way he’s jumped right into campus involvement.  His number one concern is student learning, and it is a pleasure to work with him on various assignments.”
 
“Recently arrived Risk Manager/Title IX Compliance Officer Staci Taylor has wasted no time in making herself a very valuable team player at Snow College.  She has dealt with the stadium bleachers paint problem with gracious efficiency, has helped us receive a rebate for the risk management insurance rates previously assessed to the college, and taken on the sizeable task of addressing our Title IX compliance efforts with pleasant, professional and positive energy and ability.  It is great to have Staci as a part of the Snow College team.”
 
“When the Board of Trustees held its recent meeting on the Richfield Campus which was going to include a tour of the main classroom building, the grounds and custodial crews really went the extra mile to welcome them to a well groomed and sparkling clean campus.  Crews put in extra effort to clean up a messy tree removal project near the Administration Building and came in early on the morning of the meeting to polish floors and check that other aspects of the building were attended to in a top notch manner.  The outcome of this extra effort was that the Trustees noticed the excellent condition of the buildings and grounds and expressed appreciation for the ongoing efforts to take great care of the Richfield Campus.”
 
“Rachel is the ‘glue that holds the office of admissions together.’ From my office I get to witness her daily friendly and knowledgeable customer service as she works with prospective students, their parents, and high school counselors throughout the state; while at the same time juggling office management and providing one-on-one mentoring to our very important Snow College students.”

“I would like to congratulate Codi Ramsey, Development Manager in the Advancement Office, for her efforts to implement the Athletics Hall of Fame.  On October 11th, 19 Snow College alums and one team were inducted as the inaugural group. This was a very special day for the inductees and their families. Thank you, Codi!”
 
“Daniel Balls is an all-around great guy.  I’ve noticed his personal interest in students and his concern for his family.  I saw him working late one night and it looked like he was staying just to tutor a young man who needed help.  Our students are fortunate to have caring teachers.”
 
“I would like to thank Emily Peterson, Grants Officer in the Advancement Office, for all of her hard work in coordinating and securing grants for Snow College. She is really dedicated and should be recognized for all that she does to help support many programs and activities for our students and faculty.”

Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

President Carlston wanted employees to have a summary of the recent Board of Trustees meeting.  The group met in Richfield on October 24, and highlights are below.  As a reminder, agendas and minutes for these meetings (as well as College Council meetings) can all be found on-line at www.snow.edu/president.

  • The early retirement policy, which was approved by the College Council, after the 30-day review period was approved. As a reminder, “Eligible candidates desiring to enter the early retirement programs must advise their immediate administrative supervisor in writing by December 31st of the year prior to the planned early retirement
     
  • The trustees were asked to approve bad debt from student accounts, as they are each year.  A total $314,000 was approved, and the Business Office reported their intentions to review current practices for tuition collection and deadlines.
     
  • Brian Florang and Douglas Durfey were approved as the newest members of the Economic Development and Workforce Preparation Committee.  This is an advisory group who helps determine academic program needs in the area.  Mr. Florang and Durfey  will represent business and industry on the committee. 
     
  • Vice President Mathie reviewed a routine student financial aid audit with the trustees and reported the office’s actions to ensure compliance with federal regulations.  He also shared several accomplishments in the Student Success Division and thanked employees for their work.
  • Teri Mason and the Cosmetology Department presented their successes and showed several video clips of recent events with their students. 
     
  • Dr. Hood presented the R-401 program proposals for the Certification of Completion and AAS Degree in Agribusiness and the General Education Certificate.  The trustees approved the proposals, and they will now continue through the approval process. 
     
  • Trustee Olson reviewed homecoming activities with the Board and shared the Alumni Association’s desire to connect with students and alumni.
     
  • Trustee Jenkins shared a report on student activities and happenings and said the Student Fee Committee met and are looking at options and possibilities for student fees.
  • Chair Alder expressed appreciation to all employees for their work and dedication.  President Carlston agreed with her observation and added his thanks to all employees as well.  
  • President Carlston reported on the ABC News visit and the science building.  He followed-up to the Homecoming threat and reported on student successes.  Most of his report was spent reviewing his Richfield/USU/UCAT discussion.  He shared his strong preference for keeping the two-campus model for Ephraim and Richfield in place. He noted the integration of departments and divisions and told trustees he believes this is the best educational opportunity for students in our six-county service area.   Several employees attended the meeting and offered their opinions, and President Carlston outlined the next steps of gathering facts, holding employee meetings, and working professionally and respectfully to better understand concerns and answer questions some civic leaders have

Holiday Parties and Turkeys

All employees are invited to a holiday lunch on Tuesday, December 16 at 12:00 noon in the Greenwood Student Center.  Each department has also again been authorized to have one party a year where employees and one guest can gather for a meal.  If it works to do this during the holiday season, that is great.  If you want to choose a different time, that’s great too.  Departmental funds may be used once a year for this gathering, and each employee may attend one party.  If you have questions about the departmental parties, please contact VP Spencer Hill.
 
As a gift of appreciation, you can plan on receiving a turkey for the holidays.  We’ll hand them out after the lunch on December 16, after the Richfield party on December 11, and during the day in Ephraim on December 9.  Reminders will be sent as the dates get closer – just hold the party dates and count on a turkey.

ABC-4 News Broadcast

Snow College was a recent stop on the ABC-4 “Good for Utah” Road Tour.  They spent two days on our Ephraim campus, and our employees did a great job telling our story.  Special thanks to Annie Hatch, Brad Taggart, Rob Nielson, Chris Gold, Steve Meredith, Ted Hinckley, Vance Larsen, Dan Black, Brian Newbold, Heidi Johnson, Melanie Jenkins, Jeff Savage, Craig Mathie, Steve Hood, and President Carlston for telling our story so well.  If you missed the live broadcast, you can watch the interviews and weather highlights featuring our faculty at http://www.good4utah.com/roadtour.  The TV crew said they have never been treated better at a college or university, and we appreciate John Stevens and Marci Larsen’s work in organizing the trip.

Community Bus Shuttle

Elevated Transit provides a shuttle service for students and community members.  It runs every day from Salt Lake to Richfield and has several stops along the way.  You can view the schedule at http://www.elevatedtransit.com/routes.html .