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USU Alumni Spotlight - James H. Quigley - CEO, Deloitte & Touche USU LLP

James H. Quigley was elected Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte & Touche USA in June 2003. Jim is responsible for over 30,000 professionals within the United States. Among other important duties, Jim is also a member of Deloitte’s Executive Committee and the Boards of Directors of both Deloitte & Touche and its global organization, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

After graduating from Utah State University over 30 years ago with a Bachelor of Science degree, and starting as an accountant in the Salt Lake City office, Jim has a distinguished track record of service to major companies in a range of industries throughout the country. His leadership abilities have been evident as he earned progressively greater responsibilities within Deloitte.

Jim currently serves on the board of trustees of Central Park Conservancy, Catalyst, the Financial Accounting Foundation, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NYC2012 Olympic Committee, Lincoln Center Consolidated Corporate Fund, Partnership for New York City. Jim is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America, and he has been a member of the task force on role and mission for United Way of Tri-State (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut). He is also a member of the Economic Club of New York.

Jim was raised in southern Utah where his father was a forest ranger. Both his mother and father are USU alums. Jim is proud of his western roots and the values that have sustained him throughout his life and career. He has warm memories of college, where he supported his young family while seeking an education that would open a world of challenge and opportunity.

Married to his wife Bonnie, also a USU alum, for more than 30 years, the couple have 3 children and 8 grandchildren and reside in New Canaan, Connecticut. 

A-Day Activities
A-Day is a tradition held each spring since 1911 on the campus of Utah State University. The Student Alumni Association is the proud sponsor of this tradition and hopes to make this year’s A-Day the best this campus has seen.

A-Day has evolved into an entire week of activities and service projects, better known as A-Week, ending with the party on the Quad known officially as A-Day. The purpose of A-Day is to raise funds to support a non-profit organization, such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation or the Cache County Red Cross, or a family in need of financial help with medical costs.

The activities of A-Week this year include a movie night, a comedy night, a midnight 5K fun run, Senior Celebration, Lunch-4-the-Bunch, painting toys service project, a benefit concert, a dance and concert, Day on the Quad, and ends with a special True Aggie Night at midnight.

All money raised goes to help the cause chosen by the Student Alumni Association’s A-Day committee. SAA would like to encourage everyone in the Cache Valley community and all students of USU to get involved in this year’s A-Day!

New Grad's Aggie Tradition
For many, attending Utah State University is a family affair. That tradition is especially true for David Hart and his family. David will graduate this May, continuing a USU family tradition that stretches back to his Great-Grandfather, Alfred Hart, and Great Aunt, Hermoine Hart. Both Alfred and Hermoine were part of Utah State’s (then the Utah Agricultural College) 1897 graduating class.

The UAC student body (1897)
Alfred Hart (top row, fifth from left)
Hermoine Hart (middle row, fifth from left)

David is quick to talk about his family’s first Aggie. Alfred was a Botany major who loved to recite Shakespeare and other literary greats. He was also considered an “upstart student” when he began parting his hair in the middle. This represented a major divergence from the styles of the day and did not go unnoticed. “The difference between me and you,” Alfred once told a professor who criticized his hair, “is that I part my hair in the middle and yours is just departed.”

Today, David Hart represents the latest generation of Aggies in his family. Despite ultimately graduating in Computer Science, David originally chose USU for the superb treatment he received from the Engineering Department. Now that his college days are over, David continues to support the university. He hopes to use his degree to find a job with a firm in his native state of New Mexico.

Old Main Society
The Old Main Society was established in 1967 to recognize individuals who have contributed to the university through gifts of private money. Once a year, an annual banquet is held to introduce new members, present The Spirit of Old Main Award and honor those who have made significant contributions to the University. This year's banquet was held on March 31 to honor a number of its members and induct 26 new ones. Among the honorees that night were Stan and Judith Meyrick. The Meyricks, both USU graduates, were presented with The Spirit of Old Main Award in recognition of their selfless service to Utah State.

The Meyricks have worked on the board of their local alumni chapter, and Stan currently serves as a member of the Utah State University Foundation board. In addition, they have established two scholarships for USU students. The Joseph Steven Meyrick Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of their son, Steven, who passed away at age 21. This scholarship is awarded to special education students who have a disability or someone with a disability in their family. The second scholarship is named for Stan’s mother, Agnes South Meyrick, and goes to students from southeast Idaho majoring in Elementary Education.

Spencer Nelson Named Mid-Major Player of the Year
After leading the Aggies to a 24-8 season, a Big West Championship, and a first-round appearance in the NCAA Tournament, Spencer Nelson was named the mid-major Player of the Year by CollegeInsider.com. The 6’ 8” senior center averaged 16 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. Earlier this year, Nelson was also named to the USU Basketball All-Century Team. For more on Nelson’s career, visit the USU Athletic website.

Alumni Relations Welcomes New Chapter Director
The Utah State University Alumni Association is happy to welcome the new Director of Alumni Chapters Kim Larson (BS Marketing ’00, MBA ’02). In addition to being an Aggie graduate, she is also the former Director of Promotions for the Athletics Department.

“Kim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Alumni Association, with over five years of prior experience at this University. She brings great enthusiasm and will relate well with the chapters.  Kim is going to be an excellent addition to our staff,” said Carlos Smith, Executive Director of the Alumni Association.

As the Director of Alumni Chapters, Kim will help to oversee chapter activities and scholarship efforts in over 40 chapters, eight states and four different countries. Kim plans to help reorganize chapters currently undergoing changes and to assist in strengthening existing chapters.

“I’m excited to further the goals of the Alumni Association,” said Kim, “the same goals that attracted me to this position. By increasing scholarship dollars, I hope to give more kids a chance to attend Utah State University and promote Aggie pride.”

Commencement 2005
The 113th Utah State University Commencement is approaching fast. The graduate student ceremonies will be held on May 6, 2005, with the undergraduate ceremony held the following day. For more information, visit the USU Commencement page.

Free USU Computer Wallpaper Available
The USU Alumni Association is pleased to offer a complimentary wallpaper for your computer screen. Simply download the appropriate size wallpaper and enjoy. Other images will be offered in the future.

(right click and then "Save Target As")
(right click and then "Save Target As")

- Download appropriate .jpeg file to your computer.
- Right click anywhere on your current desktop picture.
- Choose "properties" from the drop down menu.
- Choose the "desktop" tab from the menu.
- Choose "browse", locate the appropriate file, and click "apply".

Back to the Buzzer

A girl's gym class begins at the UAC in 1913


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.


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Chapter News

Cache County Aggie Chapter
May 14, 2005 Cache County Golf Tournament on Old Main Hill.

Los Angeles & Orange County Aggie Chapters
April 29, 2005 Athletic Dinner

Portland Oregon Aggie Chapter
May 6, 2005 - The Portland Oregon Aggie Chapter invites all USU alumni to enjoy a scholarship fundraising evening. The event will begin at the Shilo Inn with a 6:00 p.m. social followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per person, with rooms at the Shilo Inn available for $89. To RSVP, contact USU Alumni Relations at (435)797-2055 or (800)291-2586. To book your room at the Shilo Inn, call (800)222-2244 and ask for the “Utah State Portland Alumni rate”.

Salt Lake County Aggie Chapter
Open Now - Groutage Gallery, named after Harrison Groutage, long-time art professor at Utah State University, has recently opened in Salt Lake City 's Sugarhouse area. The new gallery features original paintings by Groutage, many of the Cache Valley landscape. Also featured are original paintings by Paul Butler, a former student of Groutage, and a USU Alumnus. For more information, contact Dee Malan, proprietor, and also a USU alum, at (801)518-3581, or Kim Larkin, proprietress, at (801)201-1211. April 20, 2005 The Salt Lake County Aggie Chapter presents “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the Hale Center Theatre. The performance begins at 6:00 p.m. Cost: $25 per person
June 20, 2005Utah/SLC Chapter Golf Tournament at Thanksgiving Point
July 30, 2005 Family Swim Party and Aggie Ice Cream Night

Utah County Aggie Chapter
June 20, 2005Utah/SLC Chapter Golf Tournament at Thanksgiving Point
July 16, 2005Aggie Family Swim Night at the Scera Pool

Note: More information on these events will be forthcoming.


Aggie Gymnasts Win WGC Championship
The Utah State University gymnastics team, led by a number of outstanding individual performances, wrapped up its first ever Western Gymnastics Conference Championship. At the event, the #16 Aggies outlasted #17 Southern Utah, Boise State, and Cal State Fullerton. The win was highlighted by the individual victories of freshman Jackie Fogli and junior Liesel Kohler. Fogli tied for first place in the vault with a 9.900, while Kohler won the floor with a 9.850. The pair becomes only the third and fourth Aggies to win individual WGC titles. In addition, USU Coach Ray Corn was named WGC Coach of the Year.

2005 Aggie Auction
Show your support for Aggie Athletics by participating in the 2005 Aggie Auction. The silent auction will take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on April 23 in the TSC Ballroom at USU. Following the silent auction will be dinner and a live auction. Come bid on a variety of merchandise, including show tickets and electronics. Check out the Big Blue Club website for a list of the auction items.

Tickets are $35 per person. Reservations are required as walk-up participation cannot be accommodated. The deadline for reservations is April 18, with ticket prices rising to $45 after that date. For more information, reservations, or to donate an item to the auction, call 797-BLUE or Tom Hale at 797-1828.

New Aggie Rings Available
The Big Blue Club is pleased to announce that Nuvo Rings has introduced a new line of stylish Aggie rings for men and women. To view the selection and place an order, visit http://nuvorings.com/usu/.

Travel Opportunities

Branson, Missouri
May 10-15, 2005
Enjoy the excitement of Branson, Missouri while seeing shows by Andy Williams, the Sons of the Pioneers, the Osmonds and more. An optional extension is also offered, visiting the historical sites of Nauvoo (extension dates: May 15-18, 2005).
Norwegian Fjords Cruise
July 29-August 9, 2005
This seven-day cruise departs Copenhagen, Denmark and visits Norwegian ports including Flam, Bergen, and Oslo while also sailing the beautiful fjords.
HawaiiHawaii and Aggie Football
November 8-14, 2005
Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Hawaii and the thrill of Aggie football at the same time. The Alumni Association invites all Aggies to join them for a five-night stay at the Pacific Beach Hotel and cheer on the Aggies as they battle the University of Hawaii Rainbows.
For more information on upcoming alumni travel events, visit www.usu.edu/alumni/travel.html.
James Quigley
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Judith and Stan Meyrick
Judith and Stan Meyrick





Spencer Nelson
Spencer Nelson
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USU Gymnastics Team
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