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Members of the Utah State University Alumni Association have elected five alumni to their council.

They are Kathleen Burtenshaw, Fruit Heights; Frank Dickson, Logan; Shauna Payne, Tremonton; James Arrington, Orem; and Gary Swan, Burley, Idaho.They join current alumni council members DeAnn Allen, Brian Chambers, Annette Harris, Dave Hart, Bruce Jorgensen, and Herm Olsen, all of Logan; Brent Dickerson, Tremonton; Gary Blacker and Lynn Richardson, Ogden; Cathy Van Skyhawk and Melanie Shumway of Salt Lake; and Jerry Esplin, Malad, Idaho. Sue Sorenson is president of the Young Alumni Association, Blake Godfrey is president of the Student Alumni Association and William Lye is vice president for university relations at USU.

Burtenshaw is treasurer for the Davis County medical auxiliary and is active in PTA and as a Cub Scout leader. She and her husband Bruce have five children.

Dickson owns and operates several Taco-Time restaurants. He and his wife Vickie have six children. Payne is a fourth grade teacher and she and her husband Wayne have three children.

Arrington is a screenwriter for the BYU motion picture studio and is also an independent writer, producer and actor. He and his wife Elisa have two children.

Swan has a manufacturing and exporting business. He was a high school coach in Idaho and in Smithfield, Utah. He and his wife Vicki have six children.

The USU Alumni Council meets twice each year to help plan the activities of the Alumni Association.

LDS Hospital's Department of Nursing has selected new directors for medical/surgical nursing and for the hospital's 19-suite operating room. Marjorie Peck is the new director of medical/surgical nursing. She was vice president of the Community Nursing Service and is a former head nurse and clinical nurse specialist in pediatrics at the University of Utah Medical Center.

Brenda Grover has received the Excellence in Nursing Care award from McKay-Dee Hospital Center's medical staff and administration. She is the first to receive the award, which will be presented semi-annually to hospital registered nurses who demonstrate consistent excellence in nursing practice. An employee of the hospital for six years, Grover worked in the surgical unit and intermediate care unit and presently works in the intensive care unit.

Chandler St. John has been selected by The American Foresters Society to receive the Intermountain region's Forester of the Year award for outstanding forestry and civic service.

During 37 years with the U.S. Forest Service, he was supervisor of the Coeur d' Alene National Forest in northern Idaho, 1966-69, and supervisor of the Wastach-Cache National Forest, 1969-81.