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Lynn and Dennis Sessions

Teton High School Endowment

Alex Bagley, a Teton Valley, Idaho resident, was the 2008 recipient of the Lynn and Dennis Sessions Scholarship awarded through the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. That award was very influential in helping Alex make the decision to come to Utah State.

“One of the big issues that concerned me,” said Alex, “was how I was going to be able to afford to live on campus and at the same time pay out of state tuition.” With the additional funds received through the Sessions scholarship, Alex was able to become involved in Leadership House on campus. “That,” said Alex, “has made the biggest difference in my first year experience here at Utah State University.”

Dennis and Lynn Sessions

Dennis and Lynn Sessions, generous scholarship donors

Owners of Teton Ace Hardware in Driggs, Idaho, Lynn and Dennis Sessions decided that offering a scholarship for students graduating from Teton High to attend USU would be a great way of giving something back to the community in which they were raised and that has supported their business for more than 38 years.

Alex Bagley

Alex Bagley, scholarship recipient, with his parents Bruce and Amy Bagley

The Sessions are true blue Aggies and enjoy being connected to USU. Lynn is a graduate of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. Dennis' degree is in business, but he considers himself an adopted member of the college. Dennis served as the Alumni President for USU and on the USU Board of Trustees from 2001-2003.

Through the generosity of alumni like Lynn and Dennis Sessions, students like Alex are better able to focus on the quality of their educational experience rather than being overly concerned about financing that experience.

Source – Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services Spring 2009 Newsletter