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Meet the New Alumni Association Board President

Meet the New Alumni Association Board President

09/16/2019

New board president for the USU Alumni Association, Laurel Cannon Alder, was born and raised in Logan, Utah. Laurel is the daughter of two USU professors, the granddaughter of another, spouse to a fellow Aggie, and mother to three Aggies. Laurel remembers...

AGGIE TRADITIONS

09/16/2019

Are you following us on Instagram? Maybe Facebook? How about Twitter? If not, you should! Congrats to these users who passed along some of their favorite Aggie Homecoming traditions with us and we wanted to share some of them with you. We hope we see you ...

It’s Time to Come Home

It’s Time to Come Home

09/16/2019

In just two weeks, we will welcome Aggies back for Homecoming 2019. As I interact with alumni during homecoming week, I am moved by the joy our alumni, friends, and family feel as they visit their old stomping grounds, participate in reunions, connect wit...

Waving the Aggie Flag – UPDATES FROM THE AGGIE CHAPTERS

Waving the Aggie Flag – UPDATES FROM THE AGGIE CHAPTERS

09/16/2019

Aggie Chapters are Back! Roughly a year ago the USU Alumni Association announced they were bringing Aggie chapters back nationwide. Aggies everywhere, enthusiastically raised their hands and volunteered to represent the chapter in their city or area.

A Day of Giving: Lisa Amussen

A Day of Giving: Lisa Amussen

09/16/2019

Join Aggies everywhere on Friday, September 27 for “A Day of Giving” and see the impact that can happen when Aggies unite for good. Donate to a passionate area of your choosing or support this year’s focus, USU’s Student Emergency Hardship Fund. Read on t...

J’Wayne McArthur Family Scholarship Endowment

J’Wayne McArthur Family Scholarship Endowment

06/21/2019

All J’Wayne McArthur ever wanted was to be a cowboy. He arrived at Utah State University in 1956, a 20-year-old with a new spouse, the GI Bill, and a hard-earned share of western wisdom. Except for military service, J’Wayne’s life, including four intense ...

Welcome Wayne Purcell

Welcome Wayne Purcell

06/21/2019

Wayne joins the USU Advancement Team following several years as national sales manager for ICON Health & Fitness and ZAGG International. His contagious joy and big heart have already made him an Advancement department favorite.

Aggie Tradition – Mountain West Tournament

Aggie Tradition – Mountain West Tournament

06/21/2019

For Aggie fans Nick Ballam (MIS ’07), Nick Hicks (HR ’05), and Jason Wright (“A”dopted), the journey to the Mountain West basketball tournament in Las Vegas is no lighthearted sporting excursion, no merry voyage to warmer climes for a bit of hoop between ...

Give Yourself a Gift

Give Yourself a Gift

06/21/2019

I wrote about linking an estate and financial plan review to some event on your calendar just to make sure it gets done, but suggested that birthdays and plan reviews were probably incompatible. I may have been wrong.

True Aggies - Diane & Steve Mothersell

True Aggies - Diane & Steve Mothersell

06/21/2019

Longtime advisors to athletics and exemplary members of the Old Main Society, Diane and Steve have contributed to numerous initiatives at Utah State University, most memorably to the Jim and Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex—a world class facility th...

Welcome Nate Lundberg

Welcome Nate Lundberg

06/21/2019

Nate is a tremendous addition to the Alumni Engagement Team. His primary responsibilities include advising the Student Alumni Association, coordinating alumni lifetime membership, and leading freshman welcome events.

Aggie Mom - A Lemon Story

Aggie Mom - A Lemon Story

06/21/2019

Susan Lemon of Providence, Utah, never finished her education, but in many ways she is deserving of degrees in history, biology, economics, and education—just a few of the disciplines studied by her six children. 

USU Emeriti Association - Diane Fifield

USU Emeriti Association - Diane Fifield

03/27/2019

I worked on campus for ten years after finishing my master's degree in elementary education. I enjoyed the ambience and excitement of campus life, but after retirement I felt separated from it. At this time, I have been a member of the USU Emeriti Associa...

New Director of Gift Planning

New Director of Gift Planning

03/27/2019

Karin Hardy is the newest member of the USU advancement team. She brings more than 18 years of fundraising experience to our portfolio, the last 10 of which as the Director of Planned Giving for the University of Utah.

Giving Is Personal - Betty Miller

Giving Is Personal - Betty Miller

03/27/2019

Betty Miller understood, as very few can, the wonders of plant life. A master gardener, she propagated prize-winning tea roses, chrysanthemums, and irises; and she shared a lifetime of wisdom with backyard amateurs and seasoned horticulturalists alike.

Founders Day 2019

Founders Day 2019

03/27/2019

Rare is the event that speaks the heart of an Aggie more eloquently than Founders Day and the Old Main Society banquet. Founders Day marks the anniversary of the university’s inception, and the Old Main Society honors USU’s most generous donors.

Career Corner

Career Corner

03/27/2019

Your career search begins before you ever write a resume or cover letter. It begins the moment you develop a relationship with someone inside the organization. As a recruiter from Rio Tinto once explained, “Prospective employees must thoroughly research t...

Aggie Reflection

Aggie Reflection

03/27/2019

Pamela and I finally became True Aggies as we kissed atop the Block A during Homecoming 2018—51 years to the very day that I proposed to her and gave her a ring.

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

03/27/2019

Spring is a great time to take a look at your estate plan. It’s important to periodically review those plan documents, and most lawyers would probably encourage you to check in with them every three to five years.

Redmond Aggies

Redmond Aggies

03/27/2019

What brings a student to Logan, Utah, particularly if that student lives outside the state? Well, for ten current Aggies from one high school in Redmond, Washington, the answer is simple. Family.

New Director of Annual Giving

New Director of Annual Giving

03/27/2019

Jonathan Young is an accomplished philanthropist, explorer, dreamer, husband, and father. He joins Alumni Engagement as the Director of Annual Giving. Jonathan worked previously with LDS philanthropies where he fine-tuned a talent for connecting people wi...

#AggiePlates

#AggiePlates

03/27/2019

We’re always on the prowl for creative Aggie plates! Here are a few of our favorites since our last issue of Aggie Insights. If you’re in Utah, you can get your own A-plates for just $25 a year. Your contribution supports USU students through the USU Lega...

 New Associate Vice President of Alumni

New Associate Vice President of Alumni

12/01/2018

Kimberly Larson joins USU Advancement as the Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and the Executive Director of the Utah State University Alumni Association.

 New Senior Director of Gift Planning

New Senior Director of Gift Planning

12/01/2018

Ben Stahmann brings a wealth of experience and financial wisdom to the Utah State University Advancement team. Originally from Orem, UT, Ben served most recently with LDS Philanthropies, and previously with Oklahoma State University, the Boy Scouts of Ame...

 Giving Is Personal - Sheila Miller

Giving Is Personal - Sheila Miller

12/01/2018

Sheila is an extraordinary alumna and a passionate champion of all things Aggie. Her gift to the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources gives talented students priceless field experience and research opportunities in the National Park Servi...

Mission USU

Mission USU

12/01/2018

We want everyone to know about the extraordinary work Aggies perform each day to help our community, our nation, and our world. Showcased here are just a few high impact projects underway at USU where “learning, discovery, and engagement” is our mission! ...

Emeriti and the Chocolate Factory

Emeriti and the Chocolate Factory

12/01/2018

In November, the USU Emeriti Association eagerly answered an invitation to preview the new Aggie Chocolate Factory. Following a VIP tour, members learned about cacao cultivation and history from Silvana Martini, Professor of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food...

 USU Student Alumni

USU Student Alumni

12/01/2018

The Student Alumni Association leads Utah State’s effort to create lifelong Aggies. SAA helps students engage with the university, network with alumni, create memorable legacies through giving, and enjoy being a member of the great Aggie family.

 Aggie Tailgates & Watch Parties!

Aggie Tailgates & Watch Parties!

09/01/2018

Join USU Athletics and the USU Alumni Association at every football game this season for Aggie pre-game parties! Home or away, every pre-game party features food, fun, friends, and Aggie gear!

 A Special Choir Performance at USU

A Special Choir Performance at USU

09/01/2018

On September 22, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square gave its first performance in Logan’s Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall.

 Alumni – Student Mentorship Banquet

Alumni – Student Mentorship Banquet

09/01/2018

Over 300 students and alumni gathered on the USU campus this month for USU’s inaugural Bridging Banquet, an opportunity for graduate students to learn from some of our most accomplished alumni.

 Calling the Aggie Clan for this Year’s Family Reunion

Calling the Aggie Clan for this Year’s Family Reunion

09/01/2018

Last year at homecoming, the USU Alumni Association launched a new Friday night event—fans loved it! This year, we’re doing it again! Gather your clan and join us for the 2nd Annual Aggie Family Reunion: 6:00 pm, Friday, October 12, at the Aggie Recreatio...

Presidential Decree

Presidential Decree

08/01/2018

President Noelle Cockett has issued a decree calling on Aggies everywhere to wear our "Aggie Blue" and "Fighting White" each Friday in honor of True Blue Aggie Fridays.

Giving Is Personal - Lauren O’Brien

Giving Is Personal - Lauren O’Brien

08/01/2018

When Lauren O’Brien swaps high-fives after a big block, Mark and Colleen Low are in the stands doing the same. Although the trio doesn’t know each other off of the court, the Lows feel a kinship with their fellow Aggie, while Lauren is deeply grateful for...

Take a Look at USU’s New Ad Campaign

Take a Look at USU’s New Ad Campaign

08/01/2018

ou know how amazing USU is, but we want everyone to know the extraordinary things we Aggies do that positively affect our communities, the nation, and the world.

Aggie Chapters Return

Aggie Chapters Return

08/01/2018

In response to overwhelming enthusiasm, the chapter program returns to serve Aggie family needs across the state, throughout the country, and around the world. Aggie chapters are the perfect way to connect local alumni, friends, and family with one anothe...

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