VOLUME 1 » ISSUE
1) FRONT PAGE
2) EVENT LISTINGS
4) CONTACT INFORMATION
Alumni Spotlight - Michael K. Simpson
and alumnus Michael (Mike) K. Simpson is using his grassroots
background to bring about needed changes in Congress.
Currently serving his third term in the House of Representatives
for Idahoís Second Congressional District, Mike was appointed
to the House Appropriations Committee in 2003. He
is on three subcommittees: Energy and Water Development;
Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Independent
Agencies; and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.
These three subcommittees have jurisdiction over some
of Idahoís most important institutions and services, including
the INEEL, education, healthcare, veterans, water development,
and the environment.
His political career began in 1980, when he was elected
to the Blackfoot City Council. In 1984, he was elected
to the Idaho Legislature where he served until 1998.
His positions included Majority Caucus Chairman and Assistant
Majority Leader in the Idaho House of Representatives,
along with Speaker of the House from 1992 to 1998. Mike
is a member of the Idaho Republican Party Hall of Fame.
Simpson was born in Burley, Idaho on September 8, 1950,
and raised in Blackfoot where he spent his summers moving
irrigation pipe. He graduated from Utah State University
and Washington University School of Dental Medicine in
St. Louis, Missouri. After graduation, he joined his
father and uncle at the family dental practice in Blackfoot.
Mike is an avid golfer, sporting a handicap of six. He
is a fervent reader and enjoys painting outdoor and nature
scenes using graphite pencil, watercolors and oils. He
has been married to his wife Kathy for 32 years.
at the University of Idaho and USU cloned a mule, the first
cloned animal from the horse family on May 4. Researchers
hope the mule will help them understand cancer cells. A
second cloned mule was born two weeks after announcing the
birth of the first.
Schultz Wood, Alumni Association Vice President
A new vice president for the Utah State Alumni Association
was voted into office on May 14 and resumed office July 1,
2003. Kellie Schultz Wood ('81) has been to Aggie events
with friends but she's jumping into full participation by taking
on the job of vice president of the Alumni Association. She
brings a strong background in finance, a love for USU and a
sense of civic involvement to her new job.
As Financial Manager
of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of
Utah, she oversees the administrative duties of collection
and investment of the court's funds as well as the budget
and procurement functions. Prior to her present job,
she has worked in political campaign finance and as a corporate
trust officer. In the Junior League of Salt Lake City
since 1987, she has served as president and on the board
of directors and the community advisory board. While
a student at Utah State University she was involved as president
of ASUSU Women's Association and as a member of Pi Sigma
Alpha (political science honor association) and Chi Omega
Sorority.† She is married to Bob Wood and resides in Salt
Eating at the Bird"
Many remember this
historic landmark on campus, located at the corner of 800 East
and 700 North. This picture was taken from the 1951 Buzzer.
What have you been up to lately?† Help us let your fellow
alumni know.† You can use e-mail to send us information on
a promotion, a new job, a new wife or husband, or maybe a new
baby.† We'll post your information on a new Class Notes section
of the Online Community coming in August. Just send your
information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appeal from The Department of Nutrition & Food
DONíT WANT YOUR MONEY. WE WANT YOUR KIDS.
your child dream of working as a biologist, chemist, or engineer? †Let
us help him or her realize that goal through a rewarding
career in Food Science. †Our BS-level graduates enjoy high
starting salaries (over $40,000/yr!), excellent placement
opportunities, and great geographical flexibility in their
profession. †To get more information on an exciting career
in Food Science, visit us online at www.usu.edu/nfs/foodscience/,
or call (435) 797-2126. †
Utah State University
Alumni Relations sponsors many exciting events throughout
the year. To keep informed about the most current ones, visit www.usu.edu/alumni/events.html often.
Davis County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament is August 29 at
Eaglewood golf course. The fourth annual tournament gets under
way at noon with check-in and lunch at North Canyon Park Pavilion,
3900 South Bountiful Blvd. The shotgun start for the four-man
scramble is 1:00 p.m. at Eaglewood, 1110 Eaglewood Drive in North
Salt Lake. Registration is $65 per person prior to August
1 and $75 after. Per foursome, the cost is $250 prior to
August 1 and $300 after. Cost includes green fees, cart,
luncheon and awards ceremony snack. Deadline for registering
is August 15. Hole sponsorships are available at $300 with hole
and foursome sponsorships at $400. Anyone interested in a hole
sponsorship or in making a product or service donation should
contact Patty Halaufia at
800 291-2586. All proceeds will be used to provide scholarships
for Davis County students attending USU.
San Diego Chapter
an enchanting evening with the Aggies as we sail around San
Diego Harbor on a private luxury yacht, the Newport Hornblower. The
schedule is Saturday, August 16 on San Diego Bay. The
ship departs at 7:00 p.m. and the cost is $40 per person. Dress
is nice business casual. Hors d’oeuvres, a light
dinner and a beverage are included. A cash bar is available. Space
is limited so reserve your tickets today by calling (800) 291-2586
or via email at email@example.com. Ticket
sales will be donated to the San Diego Chapter Madge G. Evans
Memorial Scholarship fund. For more information and directions,
Diego Chapter webpage.
Eastern Idaho Chapter
family and join in the fun of Eastern Idaho Aggie Family night
on Thursday, August 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Riot Zone
in Rigby. Enjoy discount rides, catered food (hamburgers,
hotdogs, drinks) and an auction and raffle. All proceeds
Vegas Weekend. You can join fellow Aggies for dinner
or golf on July 26th. All proceeds go to scholarships. To
register or make dinner reservations, call Utah State Alumni
Relations at (800) 291-2586.
Do Well at NCAA Track and Field Championships
Four Aggies qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships
held June 11-14 in Sacramento, California. All four placed
among the top 25 in the nation in their events. Top USU
finisher was Neil Warr who came in 15th in the javelin throw. Joel
Johnson placed 17th in the decathlon. Freshman Kelli
Burton was third among freshmen in the shot put and 24th overall. Another
24th place was earned by Ryan Bruhn in the hammer throw.
Takes First at USA Championships
Hammer thrower James Parker ('01) took first place in his event
at the 2003 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held
in Palo Alto, Calif., May 27-28. Parker won the event with
a toss of 73.04 meters (239.07 feet). The win entitles
him to attend the World Championships this summer in Paris
but he must make the world standard of 252 feet. He will have
several national and international meets to make the distance
and qualify for the World Meet. The Layton, Utah native
was a nine-time All-American at USU, including a four-time
Big West Champion in the hammer throw.
Check out utahstateaggies.com for
the latest news and information about Aggie Athletics. If
you would like to receive electronic updates from Athletics,
e-mail Ken Beazer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy this weekend in Arizona which includes round-trip
airfare from Salt Lake City, accommodations at the luxurious
Tempe Mission Palms hotel, pre-game party and game ticket
as the Aggies take on Arizona State.† Package price is
$469.00 per person.† Land only packages also available
for $219.00 per person.
October 25- November 2, 2003
Sail aboard the Pacific Princess as she visits the enchanting
island of Tahiti.† Ports include Papeete, Huahine, Raiatea,
Bora Bora, and Moorea. Prices begin at $1895.00 per person,
double occupancy, and include cruise, airfare and all taxes
Empire of the Incas
March 17-24, 2004
This exciting tour includes visits to Lima, Cozco, the
Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Manu National Reserve and
the Amazon.† Prices available July 1, 2003.
May 12-21, 2004 - (rescheduled from September 2003)
To find more information, visit www.usu.edu/alumni/china.html or
contact Scott Olson at (435) 797-2055.
Don't miss the spectacular sights of London, Oxford, Stratford
Upon Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, and more.† Exact dates and
pricing will be available at a later date.