Three alumni distinguished service awards and an outstanding alumnus award will be presented Friday at the annual Southern Utah University homecoming banquet.
Distinguished service awards will be presented to Jerry Anderson, Silver Reef, and Bessie Dover and Dr. Eugene T. Woolf, both Cedar City. Mark Slack, Salt Lake City, will receive the university's 1997 outstanding alumnus award.The homecoming banquet will begin with a 5 p.m. reception in the Gilbert Great Hall of the Hunter Conference Center.
Tickets are $13 and can be reserved by calling 1-(435)-586-7777 or toll free 1-(888)-586-1997.
The outstanding alumnus award is presented annually to a graduate of SUU who has earned distinction in his or her chosen profession. Distinguished service awards are given to recognize outstanding contribution, service, and dedication to the university.
Slack, a Cedar City native, is president and chief executive officer of Morris Travel, the 15th largest travel agency in the country.
He is involved extensively in professional and community activities including service as a member of the board of directors for the Salt Lake City Kiwanis Club and the Better Business Bureau.
Anderson is the sculptor who created the 12 works included in SUU's Centurium Monument, the "Old Sorrel" Founders' Monument, and the statue of pioneer heroine Ellen "Nellie" Pucell Unthank. All are SUU campus landmarks. Anderson's work can also be found in many private and museum collections from California to Washington, D.C.
Dover began a long-term affiliation with SUU in 1962 when she joined the university's information services office. Her service has included helping with Utah Shakespearean Festival publicity and teaching classes in English.