Utah State University Celebrates
a Legacy of Aggie Impact

USU commemorated the 134th anniversary of its founding, welcomed new Old Main Society members, and honored outstanding Aggies during the annual Founders Day and Old Main Society Celebration on April 14, 2022.

Check out the media release about the event: https://www.usu.edu/today/story/utah-state-university-celebrates-a-legacy-of-aggie-impact.

Below are videos of the 2022 honorees:

Emeriti Old Main Award 2022: Ross Peterson

In a career spanning across five decades, Peterson has served in nearly every role at higher education institutions, including time as a researcher, author and administrator. However, it is the role of professor he holds in high esteem, as he truly believes that universities exist for students.


New Generation Old Main Award 2022: Kristen Kator

Kristen Kator’s impressive portfolio of experience in the technology industry focuses on how one interacts with technology. It has become a passion that sees her constantly focusing on creating user experiences with meaning. 


Distinguished Alumnus Award 2022: David Weeshoff

David Weeshoff has worked hard for an abundant, fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. He enjoyed a successful career with IBM for more than three decades, but his true passion, ornithology, came to him later in life. Weeshoff has since dedicated much of his time to ensuring the health and wellbeing of birds around the world.


Distinguished Service Award 2022: Dr. Ramjibhai Chaudhari and Dr. Panna Chaudhari

Ramjibhai (Ram) V. and Panna Chaudhari have served USU and their home communities with distinction. Together, the Chaudharis forged cutting-edge research discoveries in the nutrition supplement market, where they became world leaders in the development of custom nutrient systems for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.


Spirit of Old Main Award 2022: Jonathan Bullen and Julie Bullen

Dedicated Aggies Jonathan and Julie Bullen truly embody the Spirit of Old Main. The couple, both graduates of Utah State University, have dedicated much of their time and financial support to their beloved alma mater on many levels. 


Check out all the photos from the April 14, 2022 event on our Flickr page: