3.09.2014

USU award celebration

Utah State University celebrates Founder's Day each year in March and selects several award recipients for Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service awards.This year my dad received the Alumni award! It was a wonderful night for our family and a great honor for both my parents. 

The link to the Herald Journal article describing the entire event is here. There were numerous notable awardees whose accomplishments were inspiring...including the Nobel Prize winner and USU graduate Lars Hansen. The music by USU professors and students was amazing, the flowers and event decor by (cousin) Andi Watts Saxton were gorgeous, and the food by former neighbor Amy Rasmussen and USU chefs was beautiful.

Evan and President Stan Albrecht listening as the emcee reads the biography. The picture on the screen is from his twelve years as the director of the Student Union Building in the fifties and sixties. 
Dad's response was so good! It went with the theme of honoring USU perfectly. He talked about how much he loved the university - the students, faculty, classified employees, campus. Among several good quotes, he quoted Thomas Edison, "I never worked a day in my life. It was all fun." 

The stage set was beautiful. The huge backdrop of mountains and Old Main were created by Dennis Hassan, professor of scene design at USU. When the room was dark, the A and the windows were lit up.  




















The link to the Herald Journal article describing the entire event is here. There were numerous awardees including the Nobel Prize winner and USU graduate Lars Hansen.

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