Alumni Spotlight - Senator Lyle W. Hillyard
Lyle W. Hillyard’s love for Cache Valley is immediately evident
when one considers his lifetime of hard work and service.
After being raised in Smithfield, UT, Senator Hillyard attended
Utah State University, graduating in 1965 with a degree in political
science. Two years later, he graduated Juris Doctor from
the University of Utah.
Hillyard returned to Logan
in 1967 to practice law. He continues to do so and is
currently president of Hillyard, Anderson & Olsen.
In 1975, he served as director of the Cache Chamber of Commerce,
a position he held until 1978. He was elected to
the Utah House of Representatives three years later. Among
his roles in the House were positions on a number of committees,
including Public Education and the Subcommittee for Higher Education.
Senator Hillyard is currently a
member of the Utah Senate, since his election to that post in
1985. Among his distinctions within the Senate are serving
as Senate Majority Leader and President of the Senate.
He currently serves as Chair of the Senate Rules Committee.
Throughout his years of service,
Senator Hillyard has been honored many times. The Logan
Jaycees awarded Hillyard with the Distinguished Service Award
and named him as one the outstanding young men in the State
of Utah in 1972. He has received the Cache Chamber of
Commerce “Total Citizen of the Year Award” in 1996, as well
as the Distinguished Legislator Award from the Utah Trial Lawyers
Association in 2003.
For his contributions to Utah State
University, Senator Hillyard was named Outstanding Alumnus for
1982 and Alumnus of the Year in 2001. He has also received
the Distinguished Service Award from USU (1989) and the Utah
State University College of Agriculture Distinguished Service
Today, Senator Hillyard resides
in Logan with his wife Alice. The couple have five children:
Carrie, Lisa, Holly, Todd, and Matthew.
Sports - A Family Affair
season is here once again. This year, Aggies can expect to see
some different faces with familiar names. Behind the wins and
losses, USU football has become a family tradition for many Aggies.
Kevin Curtis finished his career at Utah
State as the school’s all-time leading receiver. Currently,
he can be seen playing for the St. Louis Rams in the NFL. This
year, Curtis’ younger brother, Chris,
made the team and will probably redshirt.
Cooley is set to begin his first season of pro football as a Washington
Redskin after setting a number of tight end receiving records at USU.
Cooley hopes to pick up where his older brother left off, after
signing with the Aggies last spring. Like Chris Curtis, Tanner
will also probably redshirt this year.
Jacson II is a redshirt offensive lineman this year. During
the 1980’s, his father Steven lettered as a USU football player.
Current USU quarterback Travis
Cox is following in his father’s footsteps. Dan Cox led
Utah State in rushing in 1976.
each of the last nine seasons, a member of the Fiefia family has lettered
as an Aggie football player. The tradition started with Walter
and Vaea in 1995-1999. They were followed by their cousin David,
who lettered from 2000-2003. This year, Emosi,
Walter, and Vaea’s younger brother, plans to keep the Fiefia streak
Other sports at USU have their share
of family ties also. Football player Tarrell
Richards’ sister Taylor
has signed to play basketball for Utah State this year. Jason
Stephens, a tight end for the football team, cheers his wife Carolyn
as she competes for the women’s tennis team. Also look for Jessica
Chick as she plays for the USU volleyball team. Her older
brother is Utah State linebacker John
Advancement VP Named
Article by Patrick Williams
State University President
Kermit Hall introduced Utah State’s new vice president for
University Advancement, M. Scott Mietchen, and his wife, Lisa, at
a public reception Tuesday, Sept. 7.
"Utah State University's future
remains clear," Hall said. "We are first and foremost an
institution where academics come first. And, as a great public institution,
we are branching out and reaching out to the public sector.
It is our purpose to create and develop a deep base of private sector
support for Utah State."
The university's new vice president is
key to this success, and President Hall welcomed him to the university.
Mietchen told the crowd that he is impressed
with the quality of the faculty, the students and the institution.
"I am proud to be an Aggie," he said.
"We are taking Utah State's advancement
mission to the next level," Hall said. "We are always
grateful to our strong support in Cache Valley, but we want to continue
to extend our efforts to the great state of Utah and beyond."
Vice President Mietchen will be
based in Salt Lake City .
"Scott Mietchen brings to the table
great success in fundraising and development," President Hall
said. "He was instrumental in a capitol campaign at the
University of Utah that raised $769 million. We are pleased
that he and Lisa have joined the Aggie family."
"The best days of Utah State University
are ahead of us, thanks to the good days that have come before,"
President Hall concluded.
Advancement Hub Created
continues to grow, and not just on campus. A new hub for the
university’s development office has been leased from Wells Fargo in
downtown Salt Lake City. The 1,600 square foot office will occupy
space on the second floor of the Wells Fargo building and house the
new vice president for university advancement. Alumni Relations
will also have a presence there.
Kermit Hall said that moving one of the vice presidents to Salt Lake
signals the increasing commitment to alumni and development activities.
The office will also include a small store for purchasing Aggie
merchandise. Move-in is planned for early October.
For the complete story, click here
to view the news release in Utah State Today.
Ice Cream Name-A-Flavor Contest
Article by Whitney Wilkinson
Ice Cream is as much a part of Utah State University as Old Main,
kissing on the “A,” The Howl and sledding down Old Main Hill.
Aggie Ice Cream has its roots in another Utah State tradition of academics
first in a hands-on learning environment. Aggie Ice Cream is
always a part of Aggie memories.
Utah State is putting a new face on an old favorite. A new logo
and package design are being developed as well as a new website, www.aggieicecream.com
As part of
the fun, a contest is being held where you can be a part of the Aggie
Ice Cream tradition and create your own flavor. You can also
re-name existing flavors with a Utah State or Cache Valley theme,
such as True Aggie Toffee Crunch. The flavor finalists will
be created by students for a taste-off at Homecoming. The winning
flavor will be sold at the Utah State Dairy. On the website
you can also order holiday gift baskets and soon, Aggie Ice Cream.
A bicycle cart will soon be pedaling around campus selling Aggie Ice
Cream, and a new sign will be placed in front of the dairy.
Along with the new packaging, the store will soon be remodeled.
and be a part of the new tradition.
There are few more
beautiful places than Utah State University in the fall.
Come home to campus for Homecoming 2004. Beginning Friday,
October 8, enjoy a golf tournament, concerts, dances, reunions,
tail-gate parties and, of course, the homecoming football game
on Saturday night. Have fun with your fellow Aggies!
For more information about Homecoming
activities and lodging, visit the alumni
homecoming website by clicking here. You may also
contact the USU Alumni Relations office at (435) 797-2055 or
USU Screensaver Available
A USU screensaver is a great
way to show your Aggie pride at home or the office. The new
screensaver is available for download, free of charge. A website
is coming soon, but for now simply click here
and then hit “save”. Please note: This is a safe source.
to the Buzzer
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
HASS - Recital Hall VIP Seating
world-class recital hall will soon take shape at Utah State.
This magnificent $8.5 million facility will be west of the Nora Eccles
Harrison Museum of Art. Featuring an intimate performing space
of 400 seats, the hall will be engineered for outstanding acoustic
and visual results.
The College of Humanities, Arts, and
Social Sciences needs your help. They are offering a select
group of individuals the opportunity to name a seat in this new hall.
Help them complete this premiere arts facility with the gift
of a seat for a gift ranging from $500 to $5,000. Select your
specific seat location or they can select one for you. In honor
of your contribution, your name will be engraved on a permanent nameplate
attached to your seat and on the donor wall in the lobby. You
may also name a seat in honor of a loved one or as a memorial.
Become part of Utah State University’s performing arts future.
For more information or contribution
opportunities, call Victoria Dutson at (435) 797-0178 or for online
donation, visit www.usu.edu/develop/support.
HASS - Homecoming Weekend
Attention all HASS alumni!
Don't forget to register for the very special HASS homecoming weekend.
All the fun begins October 8. Click here
to view the HASS Homecoming brochure for a list of all the festivities.
Discounted rooms have been set aside
for HASS alumni at the Comfort Inn in Logan. Reservations may
be made by calling (435) 752-9141 and asking for the HASS alumni rate.
Come and enjoy a beautiful fall weekend
on campus as you reconnect with old friends. For more information,
call Victoria Dutson at (435) 797-0178 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Las Vegas Aggie Chapter
sure you mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Aggie Las Vegas Weekend
coming this September 24 & 25 at the Monte Carlo Resort &
Casino. The festivities include the Aggie Scholarship Banquet
and Golf Tournament. Come enjoy great food and great friends,
as well as a raffle and auction.
For all the details, contact USU Alumni
Relations at (435) 797-2055, (800) 291-ALUM (2586), or email@example.com.
Salt Lake County Aggie Chapter
Mark your calendars! The Salt Lake County Aggie Chapter is hosting
a downtown luncheon on Wednesday, October 13, 2004, at Baci’s Restaurant
in Salt Lake City. The event begins at 12 p.m. with Aggie Alumnus,
John Williams, as a special guest speaker. Mr. Williams owns and
operates the Gastronomy Restaurant Group in Salt Lake City.
Come and join us for some
great food and fun!