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    VOLUME 8 | ISSUE 8 August 2010     

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HIGHLIGHTS

USU Alumni Spotlight - Dr. Randy Stockham Dr. Randy Stockham

From a football field to an operating room---athletics can certainly open interesting doors. Playing football did more than lead Dr. Randy Stockham to Utah State University; it also influenced his course of study and career path.

When his high school football coach, Paul Blake, asked Randy where he’d like to go to college he told him “out west”. Prior to coming to Utah State, Randy had been west once for a family vacation and really enjoyed the scenery. USU was one of the many western colleges that received letters from Coach Blake. After requesting and viewing some of Randy’s film, the USU Athletics Department offered Randy a full-ride scholarship. He took it and just like that, Randy headed west.

Playing football at USU gave Randy an instant community of friends. Thanks to one of those friends, fellow football player Jim Boccio, Randy found his way to the pre-med advisor’s office. In Randy’s words, “That meeting [with pre-med advisor Tom Bahler] changed my life.” He quickly switched his major from wildlife science to biology. Randy took the work ethic he learned on the football field and applied it to his studies in subjects like biochemistry and physiology, graduating with honors in 1976.

Randy enjoyed the same kind of success in the classroom as he did on the football field. He played defensive end for the Aggies from 1973 to 1975, lettering in both 1974 and 1975. His senior season, Randy was recognized as a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award Winner and was also a recipient of the Joe E. Whitesides Award, which is given to the USU student-athlete with the top GPA for the year.  

With his bachelor’s degree under his belt, Randy retired his football cleats to attend medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Randy says, “In medical school, my interest in physiology lead me into the practice of anesthesiology.” During his time at the University of Utah, Randy was president of the medical class from 1978-1979, and also received the Outstanding Resident Award.

After graduating from medical school in 1980, Randy began his practice as an anesthesiologist. He currently works for Millcreek Anesthesia Inc., and is affiliated with St. Mark’s Hospital. Although no longer a college football player, lessons learned as a student-athlete have helped Randy become the physician he is today. Randy expressed, “Football takes a commitment to [work] hard and [pay] attention to detail. These [skills] translate directly to an operating room environment.” He finds great fulfillment in his ability to make the stressful day of a patient’s surgery as easy as possible.

Staying connected to Utah State is important to Randy. In his words, “I hope [staying connected] will give me the opportunity to influence someone's life the way others did for me.” Randy currently serves on the USU Foundation Board. He is also the trustee of the Stockham Living Trust. In his spare time, Randy enjoys playing golf and reading. Randy and his wife, Julie Yuhasz Stockham, have been married for 36 years, and are the parents of three and grandparents of one.

Randy’s time at Utah State proved to be formative and life altering. Playing football for the Aggies provided him with the stability and determination to achieve his goals both as a student and player. For Randy Stockham, coming west was definitely the right choice.

Spotlight by Clarissa Fidler

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Alumni Print Directory - Time is Running Out! USU Alumni Print Directory

Time is running out to update your information and submit a photo and/or essay for the Utah State University Alumni Today print directory. Call Harris Connect at 1-800-755-3805 to update your information today!

Deadline: August 30, 2010.

Over the past month alumni have received postcards, emails and/or phone calls from Harris Connect asking for updated contact information. We appreciate everyone who has taken the time to update their information.

Not only does updating your information help us create the print directory, it also assists the Utah State University Office of Advancement in its efforts to gather and maintain the most accurate and up-to-date alumni records possible.

For more information about the Alumni Directory Project, please visit http://www.usu.edu/alumni/printdirectory/

Click here for photo & essay examples  

Click here for answers to FAQ

There is no obligation to add a photo and/or essay or to purchase a copy of the print directory.

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Weber County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament Weber County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament

Join fellow Aggies for the Weber County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Ogden Golf & Country Club. Click here to download an informational brochure.

Date: Monday, September 20, 2010

Time: Registration - 8:00 am; Shotgun Start - 9:00 am; Luncheon & Awards - 2:00 pm

Location: Ogden Golf & Country Club - Click here for a map and directions

Cost: Best Ball Tournament Participants - Individual $110; Team $440
Scramble Participants (non-qualifier) - Individual $100; Team $400

RSVP: By September 13th. Click here to register online.

The winning team from the Best Ball Tournament will represent Utah State University at the Acura Alumni Team Championship in Pinehurst, NC from November 5-7, 2010.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor for this event?
Click here to register today!

Visit the Weber County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament website for complete details.

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Aggie Homecoming Weekend: October 21-23, 2010 USU Homecoming 2010

"Leaving Your Legacy...Once an Aggie always an Aggie"

Join us for many of our favorite Aggie traditions such as True Aggie Night, the Homecoming Dance and Homecoming Parade at this year's Aggie Homecoming Weekend: October 21-23. We are also including some of the most popular events from last year and some new events for this year.

A new event added to this year's schedule is the All Aggie Homecoming Reception on Friday evening. This is the meeting place for all Aggies!  Join us for food, entertainment and a no-host bar at Hamilton’s Steak & Seafood. Come meet up with classmates and meet this year’s Homecoming honorees, then hit the town and visit your favorite Logan hang-outs.

Homecoming VideoThe Homecoming Football game will be against the University of Hawaii on Saturday at 3:00 pm. We hope you will join us for the Pre-Game Party sponsored by Young Alumni. Come and enjoy free activities for Aggies of all ages! The party will be held in the west parking lot of Romney Stadium---a central meeting spot for everyone coming to the game. Tickets to the food concession area are $6 per person.

2010 Homecoming honorees:
Alumni of the Year - Gary & Marjorie Anderson, Margaret Anderson
Distinguished Young Alumna - Ms. Joey Blanch
Grand Marshals - 1960 & 1961 Football Teams

For complete details, visit the Homecoming website: http://www.usu.edu/homecoming.

Click here to register for all Homecoming Events!

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USU Campaign Hits Another Milestone USU Campaign

Utah State University has reached another milestone in its $400 million Comprehensive Campaign. With still another year and a half to go, the university announced that it has passed the $300 million mark.

While the dollar figure is impressive and verifies the success of the campaign so far, the real story is the detail behind the numbers. The strength of the campaign can be measured best by looking at its dramatic impact on the university, according to Ross Peterson, vice president for university advancement.

Peterson pointed to five major focus areas that have been affected significantly: (1) the dramatic changes in USU’s physical facilities; (2) the dramatic expansion of regional campuses; (3) the increase in endowments, chairs and professorships; (4) the campaign’s impact on access to education; and, (5) the impact on Aggie athletics.

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Featured Alumni Benefit - USU Bookstore 10% DiscountFeatured Benefit

There are a variety of benefits available exclusively to USU Alumni Association Sustaining Members. For the month of August, discover the benefit of the USU Bookstore 10% Discount.

Use your 10% discount on great gifts and gear for any Aggie fan at the USU Bookstore. Check out the newly revamped USU Bookstore website at www.bookstore.usu.edu.

To order online, first request your USU Alumni Sustaining Member discount code; otherwise, simply show your Sustaining Member card at the time of purchase.

Click here for more USU Alumni and Sustaining Member benefits.

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Share Photos with the Utah State Flickr GroupFlickr

Show your Aggie pride by sharing your USU related pictures on the Utah State Flickr group!

Flickr is one of the best online photo management and sharing applications available. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

Click here to view and add photos.

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Goal Met: 4,500 "A" Plates! 'A' Plate

We've reached our goal of 4,500 plates in the state of Utah! Thank you to everyone who has purchased or renewed their "A" plate this year. If you don't have an "A" plate, click here to purchase one today.

The Alumni Association has sponsored the "A" plate program since 2000. This program has one financial purpose: to provide scholarships to legacy students. Click here to learn more about the "A" plate program.

Current Number of "A" Plates: 4,502.

So far in 2010, the total money raised from "A" plate sales is $55,275.

The total scholarship dollars provided is $653,385.

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Update Your Records Update Your Records (laptop photo courtesy of fotocromo)

Have you recently moved, changed your email address, or gotten married? Whatever the change might be, it's easy to keep your USU records current!

To update your records, simply complete the online form and we will make the necessary changes so you can continue to receive the Utah State University Magazine; invitations to our many alumni events; and information about our other exciting promotions and publications.

Click here to update your records.

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Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship Aggie Legacy Nonresident Scholarship

Keep the tradition alive! Did you earn a degree from USU? You can now send your child to Utah State and their out-of-state tuition differential will be waived. Stay connected through the next generation of Aggies. We'd love to have them here!

To qualify for the Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship, a future Aggie must:

* Be admitted to Utah State University.
* Have at least one parent who earned an associate degree or higher from Utah State University (verification required).
* Enroll at USU as a first-time student to the Utah system of higher education.

Time spent in Utah on the Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship cannot be counted towards establishing resident student status. However, the waiver will be available to your student until he or she completes their degree(s).

If you have any questions, please email Corey Mikkelsen at corey.mikkelsen@usu.edu or call the Admissions Office at (800) 488-8108.

USU is excited to offer this opportunity for alumni to keep the great Aggie Tradition alive!

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Back to the Buzzer

Buzzer

Jim Fain riding for the USU Rodeo Club (1964).

Buzzers are now available online! Click here to go to the Buzzer Yearbooks Collection at the USU Digital Library.

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EVENT LISTINGS

"Back in the Saddle" Event Celebrating USU's Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter "Back in the Saddle"

Experience the excitement and synergy of the new partnership between Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter and Utah State University at this year’s “Back in the Saddle” event on September 4, 2010 at Gray Barron Ranch.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet students, faculty and friends of USU and find out what Utah State University is doing to further the mission of the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. The evening activities start with a Meet ‘n Mix ‘n Mingle, followed by “A Symphony of Movement and Life”: a unique equine-orchestral performance by Sage Creek Equestrian Center and members of the American Festival Orchestra. After the performance, enjoy a dinner provided by Culinary Crafts, along with dancing and other activities.

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2010

Time:  5:30 pm

Location: Gray Barron Ranch - 5304 Mountain Meadows Lane, Park City, Utah

Cost: $200 per person

RSVP: By August 27 to 888-653-6246 or email teri.rasmussen@usu.edu

This event supports the joint goals and projects of USU and the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter.

Click here for event details.

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USU vs. San Diego State Pre-Game Party Pre-Game Party

Don't miss the first Pre-Game Party of the 2010 Football Season! Come cheer for your USU Aggies as they take on the San Diego State Aztecs.

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010

Party Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Game Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Qualcomm Stadium - San Diego, CA

Cost: $15/Sustaining Members; $20/Alumni & Friends

RSVP: Online registration coming soon!

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USU Homecoming 2010 Homecoming 2010

Utah State's Homecoming weekend is October 21-23, 2010.

Come back to campus and join us for many of your favorite Aggie traditions such as the Homecoming Parade, True Aggie Night, and the Homecoming Dance. The Homecoming football game will be played against Hawaii on Saturday, October 23 at Romney Stadium at 3:00 pm.

Visit the Homecoming website to find out more!

Click here to register online.

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Celebrate America Show Celebrate America Show

Come to the 11th Annual Celebrate America Show for a chance to see the amazing, velvet-voiced Celebrate America Singers, with the distinguished Larry Smith Orchestra, and the acclaimed (Rockettes-style) Dancers.

They will perform such timeless favorites as In the Mood, Pennsylvania 6-5000, and I’ve Got A Gal in Kalamazoo. Don't miss what promises to be the best show ever!

Click here to visit the Celebrate America Show website for complete details.

Date: Wednesday-Saturday, September 8-11, 2010

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: USU Taggart Student Center Ballroom

Cost: $27-55 per person

RSVP: Purchase tickets from USU's Caine School of the Arts Box Office by calling 435-797-8022 or online at http://csaboxoffice.usu.edu/

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CHAPTER EVENTS

Weber County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament Weber County Golf Tournament

Join fellow Aggies for the Weber County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Ogden Golf & Country Club. The winning team from the Best Ball Tournament will represent Utah State University at the Acura Alumni Team Championship in Pinehurst, NC from November 5-7, 2010.

Date: Monday, September 20, 2010

Time: Registration - 8:00 am; Shotgun Start - 9:00 am; Luncheon & Awards - 2:00 pm

Location: Ogden Golf & Country Club - Click here for a map and directions

Cost: Best Ball Tournament Participants - Individual $110; Team $440;
Scramble Participants (non-qualifier) - Individual $100; Team $400

RSVP: By September 13th. Click here to register online.

Visit the Weber County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament website for complete details.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor for this event?
Click here to register today!

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CONNECTIONS

3rd Annual Aggie Family Day at Lagoon Recap Lagoon Day Recap

Over 600 Aggies gathered on July 8, 2010 for the 3rd Annual Aggie Family Day at Lagoon!

After spending the day riding Lagoon's over 45 rides, such as Dracula's Castle and the thrilling Colussus: The Fire Dragon roller coaster, everyone gathered at the Meadow Pavilion for an evening event. Here Aggies got a chance to meet Coach Andersen and some of his Aggie football players while enjoying free Aggie Ice Cream. After performing the famous Scotsman, the group had the opportunity to get some of their favorite Aggie players' autographs.

The Alumni Association would like to thank everyone who came out to this fun event. We hope to see you next year!

Click here to view pictures from the event on the Utah State Flickr group.

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Aging Aggies Reunion Recap Aging Aggies Reunion

A message from the Aging Aggies Reunion Committee:

Last month, many 1970's USU alumni attended the first Aging Aggies Reunion at Utah State University. Aggies from near and far came to see each other, some for the first time in over 30 years. Thankfully, the Utah State University Alumni Association assisted the committee with the planning of this reunion. 

For our first evening, the Alumni Association hosted a reunion and tour of the USU campus, with guest speaker Patty Halaufia, USU Alumni Association Executive Director. Ever so gracious, Patty took us around campus. With so much that has changed, we might have been lost. As we walked along familiar pathways, our memories of wonderful days came flooding back. 

The second day we hiked around scenic Tony's Grove, where we quenched our thirst with a thick, decadent Raspberry shake at La Beau's Drive-In. The evening ended with a delicious dinner, catered by Cafe Sabor at Bear Lake. As we ate we laughed at pictures from days gone by, brought by Kent Bangerter. Many made comments such as "Did we really wear those short shorts?" and "What about the Farrah Faucett hairdos?"

On Saturday, the first Aging Aggies Golf Tournament was held at Logan River Golf Course. Let's just say that if anyone from the PGA was watching - they might have been shaking in their golf shoes. From what we've heard, the women out shinned a few of the men. 

The reunion weekend ended with a wonderful dinner at Logan Country Club.We were honored to have Dr. Ross Peterson in attendance - a professor many of us enjoyed in the 70s. Stories from the past and present were shared, along with current email addresses and cell phone numbers. As the cameras clicked away, all of us knew that the much anticipated reunion was coming to an end. 

Thank you to Utah State University, USU Alumni Association and Aging Aggies for making this reunion possible. This is an event each of us will always cherish.  

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Former Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn Dies Kenny C. Guinn

Guinn earned a doctorate in education from Utah State University in 1970.

As the son of migrant fruit pickers in Central California, Kenny C. Guinn would read the daily newspaper to his illiterate father. It was a chance for the elder Guinn to get the news of the day, but it also had importance to his son, recalled former Gov. Robert List, who grew up with Guinn in Exeter, Calif.

"The real drill was so Kenny would be a good reader and know what was going on in the world," List said. The drill worked as Guinn was named high school valedictorian, the first step toward a lifetime of success that took him to the highest levels of education, business and politics.

Guinn, Nevada's 28th governor, died Thursday, July 22, 2010 at the age of 73.

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Merit Citation - Glen Fifield Merit Citation

Glen Fifield has been a student and teacher of music his entire life. Following the completion of his undergraduate work at Idaho State University, he came to Utah State University to earn his masters degree in music, and then went on to receive his PhD in the same field from Arizona State University. Glen retired from USU in 1993 as Professor of Music, with specialties in trumpet and music education. During his tenure on the faculty, he taught trumpet, brass methods, elementary music methods, and worked with the band and orchestra programs. 

His vision as a music educator was instrumental in establishing the Utah Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the largest organization in the world dedicated to elementary music education. He spearheaded the music department's efforts to establish the music therapy program, which has become a signature program for the department. During his 40+ year association with USU, Glen's quiet and gentle manner has represented the institution to thousands of public school teachers, students, and colleagues. Following retirement, he has been active with the USU Emeriti Association and has performed every season with the USU Alumni Band. He and his wife, Lou Anna, are the parents of six children.

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USU Greats - USTAR at USU USU Greats

As one of Utah’s flagship research institutions, Utah State University’s research success was solidified in 2009 with the significant growth of the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR). In addition to three existing teams, five new USTAR teams were formed in 2008-2009.

“These new teams will expand Utah’s research and commercialization capabilities in some very important markets,” said USTAR governing authority Chair Dr. Dinesh Patel. “What’s also exciting is to see a convergence of activity and collaboration between USU, the University of Utah and other higher education institutions in the state to solve some of the world’s biggest issues.”

USTAR was passed by the Utah Legislature in March 2006 and is designed to help Utah keep pace in scientific research and technological advancement – directly translating to a stronger state economy, high-paying jobs and increased tax revenue. It is an innovative and far-reaching initiative of the Utah State Legislature to bolster Utah’s high-tech economy by investing in recruiting new, high-caliber faculty and university research programs.

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Discover Career Success Discover Career Success

Connect with Career Services to:

- Hire USU students and graduates for internship and permanent positions.

- Share your career success as an alumni mentor.

- Connect with your career coach for personalized assistance in your career search.

Visit Career Services at:  www.usu.edu/career; (435) 797-7777; University Inn, 102.

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Tips from Liberty Mutual, USU Alumni Association Affinity PartnerLiberty Mutual

Burglars Don’t Take Vacations

While you’re away on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is burglars invading your home and stealing your personal belongings. So before you leave, take these precautions. They’ll help protect your property and give you peace of mind.

- Lock all windows and use dead-bolts on exterior doors. Install security bars on sliding doors to prevent them from being lifted off their tracks.

- Leave a few shades or curtains open to maintain a “lived-in” appearance.

- Set light timers in a few rooms so that it appears people are at home when it’s dark.

- Stop newspaper delivery so that papers don’t pile up at your door.

- Store cash, jewelry and other valuables in a bank safe-deposit box.

- Don’t leave an outgoing message on your answering machine announcing you are on vacation. Lower the volume on the machine and your telephone ringer.

- Install outside lights, preferably with motion detectors.

- If you can afford one, install and activate a security system. Or at the very least, put security system warning decals on doors and windows to deter intruders.

Finally, ask your neighbors to keep an eye on your property and to notify you if they suspect a problem. Even better, ask a friend or relative either to house sit or to stop by daily to collect your mail, put out your garbage, and check that everything’s okay. Don’t forget to exchange the favor yourself.

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Travel OpportunitiesWonders of China Tour

Wonders of China Tour: November 4-18, 2010

China is a vast land of history, beauty, and people. Join the Alumni Association in visiting the cities of Guilin, Xi’an, and Beijing. Pick a package based on your preference to visit one, two, or all three cities. Some of the highlights include: seeing the eighth world wonder - terracotta warriors, hiking on the Great Wall of China, and visiting Olympic venues!

Click here to download a brochure with complete details.

Prices (airfare included):
Guilin/Xi’an/Beijing: $2,199
Xi’an/Beijing: $1,599
Beijing Only: $1,099

Visit the Travel Page for more information.

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Civil War Battlefields with Dr. F. Ross Peterson: April 2011 Photo by Margan Zajdowicz

Next April, join USU Alumni and Dr. F. Ross Peterson on a tour of Civil War Battlefields and much more. Highlights include visiting the Washington, DC area; Gettysburg; and Colonial Williamsburg.

A native of Montpelier, Idaho, and a graduate of USU with a PhD from Washington State University, Dr. Peterson taught history for 33 years at USU. In 2004 he became President of Deep Springs College in California. He has returned to Utah State University where he currently serves as Vice President for Advancement. Dr. Peterson established a distinguished reputation as a teacher, scholar, and historical guide. He has led many tours to Civil War battlefields, the nation’s capital and numerous other historical areas. Each of his tours features great stories, amazing facts, humor, wonderful interaction with the sites, and a commitment to the history of the nation.

More information to come!

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Explore Gorongosa National Park: September 2011Photo Courtesty of The Carr Family

Explore Gorongosa National Park in beautiful Mozambique!

One Aggie family from Idaho Falls, ID is busy making a difference in Mozambique. Brothers Ken, Steve, and Greg Carr have become major contributors to the restoration of Gorongosa National Park. In 1999, Greg founded The Carr Foundation---a non-profit organization dedicated to "the environment, human rights, and the arts". The Carr Foundation has partnered with the Government of Mozambique to rebuild, restore, and preserve the 4,000 square kilometer park.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience Gorongosa National Park.

Click here for a brochure with complete details and itinerary.

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Class Notes Class Notes

Have you received a recent promotion or participated in a community event? Do you ever wonder what other Aggies from your graduating class are up to?

Sent By Notes
Russell W. Hawkins, Jr.
Graduation: 1976
Highlight:
I have lived in South Africa for 16 years. Highlights include meeting Nelson Mandela, Bishop Tutu, and serving with the USA/South Africa BiNational Commission. It's been a good life. GO AGGIES!

MPA - JFK School of Government, Harvard University (1989), Masters of Environmental Management, Duke University (1976); University lecturer at Auburn, George Mason, and Wits University in South Africa.

Click here to add your own Class Note today!

Read all of the recent Class Notes to find out what's going on in the lives of successful Aggie Alumni everywhere!

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ATHLETICS

Current Schedules 2010 Football Guide

 

USU Football Two-Game Packages on Sale Now USU Football

Packages Only $10 More Than BYU Individual Game Ticket, Ranging From $42 For GA To $62 For West Side Chair Backs

Two-game ticket packages for the Aggies' 2010 Football home season are on sale now.

Two-game packages include the game against BYU on Friday, Oct. 1 and one other home game of your choice and are priced at $62 for west side chair back seats, $47 for east side bleachers, and $42 for end zone general admission. Two-game packages are only $10 more than the cost of a BYU individual game ticket.

Utah State opens its home season on Saturday, Sept. 11 against Idaho State at 6 p.m. The Aggies then begin Western Athletic Conference play at home the following weekend on Saturday, Sept. 18 against Fresno State at 6 p.m., and host BYU on Friday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. USU will also host Hawaii for Homecoming on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m., followed by the Aggies of New Mexico State on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. USU concludes its 2010 home schedule by hosting Idaho on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. in Romney Stadium.

To purchase tickets, or for more Aggie football ticket information, fans can contact the USU Ticket Office at 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305, in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, or on-line 24 hours a day at www.utahstateaggies.com under the "tickets" drop down menu.

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Aggie Football Family Fun Day Aggie Football Family Fun Day

Utah State's fifth-annual Aggie Football Family Fun Day, sponsored by Macey's Foods, will be held Saturday, August 21 at Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium in conjunction with the USU football scrimmage. The event provides fans a chance to meet USU football players and coaches, participate in games and activities as well as pickup season tickets.

Two Wasatch Front Football League (WFFL) youth games start the day's action, kicking off at 8 a.m. Games and activities will get started on the South Concourse of Romney Stadium at 12:30 p.m., while USU football's scrimmage gets underway at 1 p.m.

Following the scrimmage, fans can get their favorite Aggie autographs and play catch with a USU player on the field. There is no cost to attend the event and everyone is welcome to meet the Aggies, head coach Gary Andersen and the Utah State coaching staff that afternoon.

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Utah State Soccer Picked First in WAC Preseason Poll

Flanary Named Preseason Offensive Player of the YearUSU Soccer- Flanary

For the second-straight season, the Utah State soccer team was picked first in the Western Athletic Conference preseason poll, selected by the conference's nine coaches and announced by the league office Thursday.

"If you look at the poll closely, Boise State actually received more first-place votes. The tightness in the poll is predicting a competitive battle for the conference title with the margin separating teams being small, and I would agree," USU head coach Heather Cairns said. "It's an honor to be thought of as a contender by the fellow WAC coaches, but we all know that it is what happens in October that matters, so were working hard in our preseason training to get our rookies gelling with our core of returners in order to give us a shot for that title."

Utah State was picked sixth in the 2005 preseason poll, the Aggies' first year in the WAC, fourth in 2006 and third in both the 2007 and 2008 preseason prognostications. In last season's poll, USU was picked first.

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ESPNU to Televise Two Utah State Volleyball Matches in 2010 USU Volleyball

Utah State will have two of its volleyball matches televised live on ESPNU during the 2010 season it was announced by the Western Athletic Conference Thursday. In all, ESPNU will televise five WAC matches during the season including the WAC Tournament Championship match on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Utah State's first nationally televised match will be at Idaho on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. (MT), while its second will be at home against national power Hawaii on Monday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. (MT). Last year, USU hosted Idaho in a match televised nationally by ESPNU.

"We are excited and honored to be part of the ESPNU broadcasts again," said USU head coach Grayson DuBose. "It brings great exposure to our program and our conference. Our team enjoyed the opportunity last year to play on ESNPU and we look forward to having another great experience."

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