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USU Alumni Spotlight - Richard L. Shipley

Richard L. Shipley is past president and chief executive officer of Shipley Associates. Richard formed Shipley Associates in August 1972. Over the next 20 years, Shipley Associates became the largest writing consulting and training firm in America Ė with offices in Bountiful, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Basil, Switzerland. In 1992, Richard was named Utahís Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Richardís Bachelor of Science and Master of Art degrees in History were obtained at Utah State University. Graduate studies in anthropology were continued at the University of Utah. In 1990, he completed a three-year O.P.M. program at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University.

Richard served as Special Assistant to Governor Michael Leavitt of Utah. In 1998, Gov. Leavitt asked Richard to put the Utah Foster Care Foundation together. He has worked with the youth in the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years and served as a SCORE counselor. To support teaching excellence in English and Language Arts, Richard has been involved for ten years with the Utah State Division of Educationís excellence in English/Language Arts Awards. He has sat on the Governorís Health Policy Commission and has served ten years on the Northern Utah Wildlife Advisory Committee. Richard has participated on the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Advancement Council and now serves as chairman of the Utah State University Trustees.

Richard is a native of Preston, Idaho. Today, he lives with his wife, Joyce, in Farmington, Utah. They are surrounded by and enjoy their five married children and families. Richard remains active working in community and church service. He also enjoys the outdoors, history, music, fishing in Alaska, reef aquariums, and archaeological pursuits.

USU Excels at NASA Means Business Compeition
Utah State Universityís legacy as one of the nationís top space technology schools continues to grow. Recently, Jeff Kwong, Ashley Cox, Skylar Cox, Megan Mitchell, and Steve von Niederhausern entered the NASA Means Business competition. With only five people, the USU team was the smallest to enter and was considered an underdog. Yet, the USU team, in only its first year in the competition, placed among the top five teams in the nation.

For the competition, each team created new ways to advertise and market NASA to the general public. This year, the focus was on the International Space Stationís role as a stepping stone to Mars and future exploration. Each team was charged with developing a promotional and team outreach plan, as well as producing two 30- or 60-second videos.

The NASA Means Business competition is only the most recent achievement for USU. The university also won NASAís Great Moonbuggy Race, which challenged students to build and race a buggy designed to work on other planets.

Campus Construction Update
Construction areas are a common sight these days on the Utah State University campus. Several major projects are currently underway. Here is an update and photo gallery of the progress.

The new Recital Hall will be located next to the Chase Fine Arts Center, replacing some of the previous parking lot. The 20,000-square foot hall will feature an intimate seating arrangement for approximately 400 patrons, and will rival international halls in acoustical, architectural and landscaping details upon its completion in December 2005.

The new living/learning community and parking structure is beginning to take shape where the old heating plant and David B. Haight Alumni Center parking lot used to stand. The six-building complex will house over 500 students and be located atop a new 603-car parking structure.

The libraries at Utah State are another example of improving and adding space for learning and research. Construction is proceeding on the Merrill-Cazier Library. This expansion will replace the aging Merrill Library, scheduled to come down in the spring of 2006, and will be considered the intellectual center of campus.

Innovation Campus Announces $2.5 Million Expansion
Thanks to a $2.5 million dollar grant from the Economic Development Administration, USUís Innovation Campus will see major growth in the future. USU President Stan Albrecht was on hand to announce the construction of Innovation Campusí Grand Avenue. The development will take place near 1600 North between 600 and 800 East in North Logan.

Currently, the Innovation Campus is home to more than 50 research and development companies, USU departments, and government agencies. With the planned expansion, the Campusí total building space will increase almost ten-fold to accommodate up to 8,000 jobs.

For more on the expansion, visit the Innovation Campus website.

July's Featured Sustaining Membership Benefit
In our attempt to constantly increase the value of membership to our Alumni Sustaining Members, we will be featuring new and exclusive benefits in our alumni newsletter. As always, all of the benefits may be found at www.usu.edu/alumni/services.html.

This monthís featured benefit comes from University Alumni Travel Benefits (UATB). UATB offers a condominium rental program featuring world-class resorts in over 80 countries for $349 a week! Newly added in July and ongoing are discounts for select hotels, with savings ranging from 15-20%. Also for a limited time, UATB will be offering "Last Call" on the webpage which offers even more deeply discounted inventory at selected destinations. The rates run from $199-$299 per week in Acapulco, Baja, Cancun, parts of the Caribbean, Southwest Florida, and Puerto Vallarta. Visit www.alumnitravelbenefits.com/usu.asp for more information.

Back to the Buzzer
A BYU player eats turf as the Aggies roll to victory in 1968
A BYU player eats turf as the Aggies roll to victory in 1968


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
Postponed - June 10 , 2005 Ė Cache County Golf Tournament on Old Main Hill. The Tournament is rescheduled for September 23, 2005. More information will be available at a later date.

Eastern Idaho Aggie Chapter
July 27, 2005 - President's Visit at the Museum of Idaho Space Exhibit in Idaho Falls. The evening begins with a 6:00 p.m. Social and Light Buffet followed by the Program at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $25 per person.

Salt Lake County Aggie Chapter
September 10, 2005 - USU vs. Utah Pregame Party from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Building in downtown Salt Lake City

Summit County Aggie Chapter
July 30, 2005 - Aggie Swim Party from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at the South Summit Aquatic Center. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with an Auction and Raffle at 6:30, followed by swimming and rock climbing at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $10 per family.

Utah County Aggie Chapter
July 15, 2005 Ė Aggie Family Swim Night from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Scera Pool, 701 S. State Street, Orem. Free Aggie ice cream is available to the first 600 people. Cost is $10 per family.

Weber County Aggie Chapter
July 16, 2005 - Aggie Car Show
This year the "Aggie Car Show" is one of the main features of Ogdenís Pioneer Days Celebration. It is being held on July 16th at the Liberty Park, 751 21st Street, in Ogden. The Weber County Alumni office is asking local car enthusiasts to show off their cars or trucks to raise scholarship money for deserving students who would like to attend Utah State University. A college education is invaluable and we want to give students from Utah support by generating funds for scholarships.

FREE admittance for the public starts at 10:00 a.m. and they will be able to cast their vote for the "Peopleís Choice" Trophy given to their favorite Aggie Car Show entry. Car entry fees are $15 for each car or truck ($20/day of the show) and includes dash plaque, Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo Tickets, famous Aggie ice cream, and an Aggie t-shirt (first 100 pre-registered). Car entry is at 9:00 am on July 16th. For more information, visit the Weber County Aggie Chapter website or contact Scott or Trudy Young at (801) 399-8200.

August 20, 2005 - Golf Tournament
This is a great way to help raise scholarship funds for students to attend Utah State University. The Tournament will be held at the Schneiters Riverside Golf Course in Ogden. Come enjoy 18-holes of great golf! Tee off time is at 1:00pm, followed by a scrumptious barbecue dinner hosted by the USU Alumni at 6:00pm that day. Get your reservations in now to ensure your tee time. Click here to download a registration form.

Cost: $50/person which includes golf, cart and barbecue. (Barbecue alone is $15.00/person).
For more information, call Willie Duersch at 776-2209.

Note: More information on these events will be forthcoming.


USU Tops Big West in Academic All-Conference Selections
For the sixth time in the last seven years, Utah State University tops the Big West Conference in spring academic all-conference selections. The Aggies garnered 32 selections, with this yearís total coming to 57. Following USU was UC Santa Barbara with 28 picks.

For a list of the Aggies selected, click here.

Aggie Volleyball Schedule Announced
The 2005 Utah State University Volleyball schedule is set and the upcoming season promises to be an exciting one. USU will take on ten teams that played in the 2004 NCAA Tournament. Among those ten teams is the defending national champion Stanford.

For the complete schedule, click here.

Travel Opportunities

For more information on upcoming alumni travel events, visit www.usu.edu/alumni/travel.html.
Richard L. Shipley
Richard L. Shipley








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