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SNOW COLLEGE TO AWARD 344 DEGREES JUNE 3

Snow College will present four honorary degrees and 344 associate degrees in art or science during commencement exercises at 10 a.m. June 3 in the Activity Center.

Snow President Steven D. Bennion, who is leaving the college after a seven-year tenure to become president of Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, effective July 1, will award the honorary degrees to Sen. Jake Garn, Evelyn McNeill, Ralph Blackham and Robert Stoddard.Garn, R-Utah, who flew on the space shuttle Discovery during a seven-day flight, will deliver the commencement address to the graduates.

McNeill, a former schoolteacher, will be honored for her volunteer efforts at the college.

Blackham and Stoddard have had a long relationship with Snow College. Blackham, a graduate and former student body president, has been chairman of the school's Institutional Council and a member of the State Board of Regents.

Stoddard joined the college faculty in 1954 as a teacher and football coach. He has since served in numerous positions and is currently vice president of development and college relations. He headed the college's centennial campaign that raised $3,566,000 in contributions - primarily for scholarships.

Representing the graduating class as co-valedictorians at the commencement exercises will be Melinda W. Ostraff, Monroe, and Gregg C. Anderson, Fairview.